Our fantastic FInd And Think questions for Passion Projects

These are our some of our questions.

If you can help us answer them please leave a comment.

Nicholas: What is the history of wine?

Merri: Why is the Great Barrier Reef so important to us?

Khalid: Who invented basketball and why did they invent it?

Aidan: What animals live in Antartica?

Lila: What is the history of London?

Isaac: What was it like for my family on the First Fleet to Australia?

Cydnii: What is the history of Paris?

Hamish: What is the Great Barrier Reef?

Nandita: How did the Ancient Egyptians live?

Duncan: What animals live in the Pacific Ocean?

Ruby: What did zoos look like 100 years ago?

Ornette: Who was Steve Irwin?

Grace: What is the history of Melbourne?

Pascal: What is sap?




Granparents Day 2013

Grandparents are very special people. Today we had visits from a large number of grandparents and special friends who were in a position to visit us. Many of the children bought along photos of their grandparents to share with us. Well done to both Mohammed and Nicholas who used technology in very clever ways to ensure that we saw what their grandparents look like. It is amazing what you can do if you are ‘THINKERS’.

We found out that school was very different to what it is today when our grandparents were young. They had very big grades, wrote with ink pens, had bottled milk every day, played different games at playtime and called their teachers by their surnames.

We also found out that school was the same in many ways. Everyone loved to read, playgames and have fun.


Passion Projects

This is a 6 week project about something that you are passionate about You will have an opportunity to share your PROJECT when it is completed with the school community. Take pride in what you do and make it the best work you have ever done your BIG question Choose what you want to learn about. You have one week to prepare your question and inquiry paragraph. Discuss what you are going to do with your patents It is to be signed by Tanya or Sonya next week. Weekly planner • Each week you are to fill in the planner provided to show what you have done during your given class time. You will need to have your work seen and the plan signed by ateacher each week. When you have completed all your research you can begin presenting the information you find. Choose carefully!!!!! We are not after pretty pictures but information that teaches us all about what you are passionate about. Assessment Rubric Use this as a guide, it clearly sets out what you are expected to do for your project.


FUSE is a repository for students to access great learning resources, including websites, images, audio and videos, at school and at home.

Whilst at school, the network the students access the web through has filters attached.

We recommend that students ‘surfing’ the net at home use the FUSE website becasue it has the same filters used at school. There are also some fun things to explore.



You will be required to continue reading the novel you have chosen from the library. It is expected that you read every night at home and at school. You will need to bring along your book each day to school. You may read the book over a two week period.

We visit the library every Friday to change books.

Keep a record of what you are reading in the diary on your iPad.

On Friday you will be required to create a video of your thoughts about what you have read. This report should also include your recommendations on who should read the book and why.


Week 4 term 2

We are all working well with the iPads. Everyone has done a fantastic job using them as a recource to locate and share information.

This week we will be completing research on an endnanged animal. Students will complete a written report on their chosen animal by answering questions given. They will then use the information they have collated to prepare a presentation using Educreations to share with their classmates and the Grade 1/2 studnets.

Tell us which animal you studied and what you found out.