NAIDOC Week was acknowledged last week to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.
At AGPS, classes discussed the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples during their Literacy block, combining a learning of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures with key comprehension strategies such as 'Questioning' and 'Summarising'
The Grade 5 students have been learning about leadership, and more specifically the qualities of an effective leader. I have had the pleasure of speaking to the Grade 5 students about the leadership opportunities available to them in 2021. For specific leadership roles such as School Captains & Vice Captains, interested students are required to submit an application letter addressing the qualities they possess that will make them an effective leader. David and I are looking forward to reading the applications, prior to shortlisting applicants and conducting interviews. The major school leadership roles for 2021 will be announced at the end of this term.
Spotlight on Poetry
The Grade 3 /4s have been working hard on developing their knowledge of different types of poetry and I have had the pleasure of visiting some rooms whilst the students were displaying their creativity and imagination in their poems.
The poetry unit is an excellent example of the 'critical and creative thinkers' puzzle piece in our Vision for Learning.