Remembrance Day

Today a group of students travelled to the Shrine of Remembrance for Remembrance Day.
A big thank you to all students who bought flowers along to help make our school wreath.
Two of our grade 6 students, Sarah and Shakiba laid the wreath at the steps of the Shrine during the official ceremony.













Remembrance Day – 2014

Remembrance Ceremony 

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What does Remembrance Day Mean to you?

Hymns, songs and poems used in commemoration ceremonies today

The Ode

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

For the fallen

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is a music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young, Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again; They sit no more at familiar tables at home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known

As the stars are known to the Night;
As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust, Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness, To the end, to the end, they remain.

Laurence Binyon (1869-1943), poet and art critic. Born Lancashire, England. Educated at Oxford University. Worked at the British Museum. 

Homework week 6 term 4

This week you are to choose one or more of the following science experiments to complete with your family.
Write your report on what you did as a scientific report.
Equipment used




A Hot Freeze (Freezing)

Questions: Which freezes faster? Hot water or cold water? What is your prediction and why?
Place two containers in the freezer: one full of hot water & one full of cold water. Measure the rates of temperature change & note which freezes faster: hot water or cold water.
Are you able to explain why hot water freezes faster than cold water in the freezer?

Dancing Raisins (Gases – Molecules)
Fill a clear glasses container with gingerale. Now drop about 8 raisins into the container. The raisins will then dance before your eyes! Why does this occur you may ask? Well, gas finds itself the spaces between molecules. The gas adheres to the raisins. The adhered gas acts likes a life jacket and makes the raisins float to the surface. When the gas bubbles burst(!) the raisins sink once again.

The Vanishing (Chemical Change)
Place a raw egg in a glass jar. Pour vinegar over the egg until it is completely covered. Watch the changes over the next couple of days! A chemical reaction occurs between the egg and vinegar immediately: gas bubbles (carbon dioxide) appear all over the egg.  Over time another reaction occurs: the egg shell dissolves leaving only a think membrane behind.

Math Puzzles – Gardens

Who has what in their Gardens?

Five friends have their gardens next to one another, where they grow three kinds of crops: fruits (apple, pear, nut, cherry), vegetables (carrot, parsley, gourd, onion) and flowers (aster, rose, tulip, lily).


1. They grow 12 different varieties.

2. Everybody grows exactly 4 different varieties

3. Each variety is at least in one garden.

4. Only one variety is in 4 gardens.

5. Only in one garden are all 3 kinds of crops.

6. Only in one garden are all 4 varieties of one kind of crops.

7. Pear is only in the two border gardens.

8. Paul’s garden is in the middle with no lily.

9. Aster grower doesn’t grow vegetables.

10. Rose growers don’t grow parsley.

11. Nuts grower has also gourd and parsley.

12. In the first garden are apples and cherries.

13. Only in two gardens are cherries.

14. Sam has onions and cherries.

15. Luke grows exactly two kinds of fruit.

16. Tulip is only in two gardens.

17. Apple is in a single garden.

18. Only in one garden next to Zick’s is parsley.

19. Sam’s garden is not on the border.

20. Hank grows neither vegetables nor asters.

21. Paul has exactly three kinds of vegetable.


Who has which garden and what is grown where?


Math Puzzles Cookie Jar

Who Stole  the Ginger Cookie from the Cookie Jar?

There are five people – Holly, Cameron, Julieanne, Alex and Jackie.

Each one stole a special cookie of their favorite brand which was kept in a jar.

Each person ate it in a particular place and drank their flavored milk with it.


* Jackie is next to the person who eats on the lounge.

* Arnotts brand cookies are kept in a round jar.

* The person beside Cameron eats cookies at a table.

* The person who eats Oreos eats in the closet

* Julieanne likes Paradise brand cookies

* The person who drinks banana milk is in the middle and owns a tall jar

* The first person likes vanilla milk

* Holly is the person on the far right

* The person who eats in the bedroom drinks strawberry milk

* The person who owns the tall jar is next to the person who owns square jar

* Cameron drinks caramel milk

* The person who likes the Dick Smith brand is next to the person who likes the Coles brand

* The person who likes the No Frills brand is next to the person who owns a round jar

* The person who stole the 100s and 1000s cookies is next to the person who owns the brass jar

* The second person from the right eats No Frills brand and is next to the person who owns a round jar

* The first person on the left stole the choc chip cookies

* The person who eats Dick Smith brand is next to the person who eats Paradise brand

* The second from the left has a brass jar

* Julieanne is to the right of the person who drinks strawberry milk

* The person who drinks chocolate milk does it at the table

* The Paradise brand cookies are eaten in the kitchen

* The person who eats Tiny Teddies doesn’t keep them in a round jar

* The Coles brand cookies are kept in a mini sized jar


A Ginger Cookie was also stolen. Who stole it?