Monday, 12 November 2018

My Memoirs

Goal - I’m learning to write a memoir of my life at Bromley School

Purpose - A memoir  must show how your life was  changed due to your experiences

Children had the choice of presenting this IP anyway they liked and had to share their final product with the class.

They evaluated their efforts up against the purpose and against the key competencies. This was completed in their learning groups through reflective discussions and peer feedback.

My Bromley School Memories 2018 to 2018

My favourite book is  Goosebumps because it has scary stories.  It is a horror style book.
The best thing that happened  for me was making new friends at Bromley School and having fun with them and playing sport. My teachers are pretty cool as well. Way better than my last school.
My favourite classroom activity maths because I like trying new equations. Doing multiplications and learning all my times.
My favourite school trip was camp because it was really fun and I tried lots of new things there. I tried air rifles and gaga ball. I also had to face my fears and do climbing and stuff like that. I had to flex my bravery muscle and go for it.  We had a great time.
A lesson I learnt was  to have fun and try new things and give everything a go at school. Taking risks with my learning and giving things my best effort even when it is hard.
My favourite school lunch is macho chips, apple muffin, orange cake and fizzy. When I am allowed it. Fish and chips if mum brought me them. Yum!
The funniest thing I ever saw or heard Mr Cron dancing on stage at school camp at Woodend 2018. It was hilarious.
My lifelong friends Sharn, Robert, Lucas Whitworth, Kerrin, Ruben, and Zion.
What am I looking forward to in the next chapter of my life? Our family is moving to Australia, Melbourne at the end of this year. I Will have to go to another new school.
What am I going to miss most is my friends and this makes me feel sad.

By Zyon

Passion and Interest Projects

Children planned and presented their IPs. There was a wide range of topics and different ways children presented. Some children researched NZ disasters, Kiwi Fruit Industry and some children even researched and designed a new school playground to go with our new school hall. Children set their own driving questions and had to justify the choices they made. 

Thank you Shania and Chloe for flexing your kindness mucsles by supporting Holden and Riley through the passion project process.

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Camp 2018

2018 Camp

-  Children set their own goals and evaluated these
-  Children had to identify character strengths they would like to develop and show at camp.
-  Children had to identify the activities they were looking forward to an why?
-  Children had to identify how they could show they 'care' at camp
-  Children had to keep  a camp journal
-  Complete a camp reflection up against the KCs.

A sample of our camp booklet.

Look at our video.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Thursday Club Day and The Why

Club Day runs every Thursday for one hour during the morning. Children get to suggest different clubs they would like and then opt into a club that interests them. Children on a regular basis have to reflect on the process. Often children also set goals in their reflective journals in their Goolgle Docs.

Research says that clubs are  pro-social and help to develop social cohesion. Activities have been known to have positive effects on behaviour, manifested by reduced behaviour problems, increased levels of responsibility, increased self-esteem, enhanced status among peer groups, and pride in accomplishments/participation.

Through clubs children can follow their  passions and run with them. Children  need to try things, see what works, see what they like, see what they get out of them. 

Participating in club activities helps improve communication skills which is a vital skill to have both at primary, intermediate, high school and the work place. 

Often the club members creatively work in teams and  team work skills are developed. When you go to work, you work as a team most of the time and this is an important skill to possess.

Using clubs also helps to create another level of thinking and reflection. Children reflect on the experience and their interaction with the experience creating goals and reflecting on their inward and outward behaviour.




- Learning how to play the guitar
- Listening to and appreiciation of music
- Learning a musical instrument is ideal for discovering the art of practice, patience and  persistence
- Key competencies   (taken by Steve P)

Garage Band

- Create music
- Learning how to use Garage Band
- Key competencies   (taken by Mandie)

 Art and Craft

- Learning how to be creative
- Developing a love of the creative process 
- Consoladating mathematical knowledge in geometric shapes and patterning
Key competencies  (taken by the teacher)


- Children choose to play a game of their choice
- Developing a love for physical activity
Learning movement skills
- Learning about safety
- Key competencies (taken by the TA)

Big Brother or Sister

- Children spend time in Kindy 
- Buddy reading and helping out with art and creativity
Key competencies (taken by Kindy Teacher)


- Learning how to look after our bodies

- Learning movement skills
- Learning about safety
- Key competencies (taken by teacher and tutor)


   - Learning how to cook

   - Learning how to measure
   - Learning about safety
   - Key competencies   (taken by TA)


- Learning how to garden
- Being creative
- Learning about safety
Key competencies (taken by Steve H)

My Memoirs

Goal - I’m learning to write a memoir of my life at Bromley School Purpose - A memoir  must show how your life was  changed due t...