Student Well-being 

Year 3/4 Community

In Term 4, our dynamic Year 3/4 students have embarked on an exciting journey, delving into the various spaces within our community that encourage activity and connection. From local spots to virtual landscapes, our students have been on a quest to understand and promote active living.


Our exploration kicked off with a look at the diverse spaces in our community designed to foster activity and connection. Parks, bike paths, community centres, public exercise equipment, rock climbing, basketball courts just to name a few. We even got to visit one of these places! Our journey was an exhilarating excursion to GoClimb. This adventure not only allowed our students to overcome fears and challenge themselves physically but also emphasized the impact of supportive words and actions to support our friends. The bonds forged during this outing have strengthened our sense of community within the 3/4 classes.


In the virtual realm, our students have been honing their problem-solving skills through tasks in Minecraft Education. The focus has been on being active and healthy community members. From identifying whether certain activities helped people be socially or physically active to designing and building spaces that promote activity to navigating challenges within the digital landscape, our students are not only learning by playing but actively applying their learning in a dynamic, digital environment. “I really like using Minecraft Education because it is fun” said Year 3 student, Monique Cergovski.


Taking inspiration from both the physical and digital worlds, our students have been hard at work designing and building their own spaces in Minecraft to encourage activity. This hands-on approach allows them to apply their creativity and problem-solving skills in a medium that resonates with their tech-savvy generation.


A positive aspect of our journey has been the integration of wellbeing, inquiry, and writing lessons. Our students have been crafting persuasive pieces, articulating why their community's active spaces are worth exploring. This not only enhances their persuasive writing skills but also connects their emotional and intellectual growth with their ability to express ideas convincingly.


Lauren Borg

Student Well-being Leader