August 15, 2018

Billy Tea Bush Band and Science at MSC.

During Colonial day, everybody loved dancing and singing along with the Billy Tea Bush Band. Everybody came dressed up from the 1850’s and did all sorts of dancing such as the Heal and Toe and the Waltz. At MSC we learnt about flight, aerodynamics and chemical reactions. We made all sorts of things such as paper planes, Whirly Jigs, O-Wings and used hair dryers and balloons for flights. We also looked at chemical reactions and made Pop-Ups using vinegar and bicarbonate soda, mixed chemicals that changed the colour of different liquids so we could see if they were acidic. The MSC students were caring, kind and took responsibility for what they had to show us and help us with. We all enjoyed our time there.

By Liam

August 7, 2018

Maths incursion and Science.

By Phoebe

In term 3 we had an incursion in the gym to do with maths. It was so much fun. My group and I enjoyed building an awesome city with the planks. We made the Eureka Sky Deck, the MCG, the Melbourne train station, lots of big buildings and heaps of random sculptures. I had heaps of fun. In science this term we have been learning about viscosity which is a liquid’s resistance to flowing. We did the science outside with some stuff Mr W. bought from the shops. What we did was, we had a liquid like jam in a plastic cup and we had to time how long it took to go down to the bottom. Molly, Ruby and I were in a group and it was so much fun.

August 6, 2018

Colonial Day. Monday 13th August

We are very lucky to have the Billy Tea Bush Band coming in again this year, and they will be teaching the children some dances and leading the children in singing some traditional Australian songs. After lunch all the Year 5’s will be together in the gym to dance together and you are more than welcome to come and watch.

The other part of the day the children will be in role – as Victorian schoolchildren and the classroom will be set up to reflect this era. They will also have time to try out some traditional playground games.

To make this day more realistic and fun we are asking that everyone in Year 5 dresses in Colonial style dress for the whole day (teachers included!). It doesn’t have to be authentic… think dark colours, long skirts, aprons, caps. checked shirts and neckerchiefs and you’re there!

Here are some photos from previous years to inspire you.

July 27, 2018

Most 12-year-olds love playing videogames — but Thomas Suarez taught himself how to create them. After developing iPhone apps like “Bustin Jeiber,” a whack-a-mole game, he is now using his skills to help other kids become developers.

Students in Years 5 at Mount Martha Primary School are starting to learn how to code simple apps using Javascript in Digital Technologies lessons. You can click the links in the Padlets below to have a look at their coding. Not all students chose to share their coding in this space, but parents can view individual work on their Digital Technologies Portfolio in Google Classroom.

Year 5 Apps

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July 16, 2018

Year 5 Camp

If your child has any dietary requirements (including vegetarian etc), suffers from travel sickness, sleep walking, bed wetting or any further useful information for camp, please email goss.anna.m@edumail.vic.gov.au by Monday 23rd July. Thank you.

April 20, 2018

Tabloid Sports

Many of the students participated in various sports at different schools today. The students remaining participated in a Tabloid Sports Competition.

Congratulations to Team Three who worked really well together and gained the highest total.

Special thanks to the team leaders who showed great leadership qualities throughout the morning and to Miss Meyer for organising the day.

March 29, 2018

Mt Martha House

Have you or your family ever lived, worked, studied, or had a function at Mt Martha House? If so the Historical Society would love to hear from you!

There is a History Room being established and it is open to the public. Mount Martha House are collecting personal memories of the House to protect, preserve and share with future generations. If you have photographs you are happy to donate or share, bring them along to the scanning day event (details below) and they will scan them. Please bring a USB stick so they can provide you with a digital copy for your own personal use. They would also like to photograph any items you have that were used there, or uniforms worn during your time there.

WHEN: April 18th between 11 am and 4 pm

WHERE: Mt Martha House, located on the corner of Dominion Road and Esplanade Mount Martha

For more information please contact Gill Gordon on email: mtmarthahousehistory@gmail.com