Posted in History

Book Trailer

By Eric Hill from Boston, MA, USA


You are to select an area of interest from he link below to read about ANZAC’s and World War 1.

Reading Facts – ANZAC’s and WW1

After reading two pages you are to complete a summary to promote your reading to another person. However, this will be done with a difference. you are to complete a trailer using Powerpoint, Animoto, i-movie, etc to demonstrate your understanding of what you have read.



Click on the link below to watch some of the trailers created today – sorry if you have an apple device the link may not work 🙁

Ainslie and Maddy Trailer

Charlie and Hoia Trailer

Chloe and Helly Trailer

What do you think of the trailers about the ANZACS?


Posted in 6K, Reading

Well done 6K!!


Congratulations to 6K for winning W.P.S. first competition!

‘The class with the most consent forms returned by the end of the second week of term 2.’

They will receive a book and poster for their class and a bookmark and PRC sticker label for each student.

6K have 19 students entered so far and have shown themselves to be great leaders and role models for the rest of our school in accepting this reading challenge. Well done.

Well done also to all of our entrants. 170 students have entered which is a huge increase on last year.

You can still enter the challenge.  All you need to do is bring your signed consent form back.

More consent forms are available in the library.


The next competition is;

Write one or two sentences and draw a picture about a favourite book you have read and logged online in the challenge. Make sure you include the title of the book, your name and class and give it to your teacher.

Entries will be put up on the wall in the library and a prizes will be given each week during the month of May. We hope to see lots of entries.

By Mrs Laurence



Posted in Australian history, Government

Federation & Constitution

We will be examining the difference between Federation and the Australian Constitution.

To do this you will be split up into two groups, one group will be learning about Federation (pages 1 and 2) and the other group about the Constitution (pages 3 and 4).

Click the link below to open the document with all the information you require.

Get Parliament

Short clips with information about The Constitution and Federation of Australia;

Snapshots – The constitution (P.E.O website 2.29 clip)
Snapshots – Australian Federation  (P.E.O website 2.39 clip)

After you have finished reading you need to click on the link below and read the eight activities included for your unit. In your group you will decide who is going to complete which activity. At least 6 activities must be completed and you may have two people completing some activities. You need to discuss as a group how you are going to present your work so that when you bring it all together you are able to present as a group. You will be presenting your work in front of the class.

Federation          The Constitution

I can’t wait to see what you can do. You have two hours to complete this work. Good luck. 🙂

Interactive Quiz about The Constitution


Posted in Blogging challenge 2015

Let’s play a game – Blogging Challenge week 7


Game week is all about visiting other blogs.

Remember one of the main aims of blogging includes commenting and carrying on conversations with the author of posts and their other readers.

A good commenter will have:

  • read the post carefully
  • checked out the links in the post
  • read the previous comments before they leave one of their own
  • added to the conversation with a quality comment

Here are the instructions:

  1. click on a blog on the student list or class list– count one
  2. now click on a blog from their blogroll – count two
  3. finally click on a blog from that blogroll – count three
    Leave a comment on an interesting post at this third blog. Remember to include the URL of your blog, so that person can visit you as well.

Students: Make sure you are also replying to any comments that have been left for you.

Do this activity at least three times and finally, write your own post saying which blogs you visited and which posts you left a comment on.

Get to it – start visiting and leaving quality comments that show you have read the post.

How many quality comments could you leave this week? Can you leave 10, 20 or maybe 50?