Morning verse

I look into the world,
In which the sun is shining,
In which the stars are gleaming,
In which the stones are lying.
The plants they live and grow,
The beasts they feel and live,
And we to spirit give,
A dwelling in our soul.

I look into my soul that living dwells in me,
Lights spirit lives and weaves,
In light of sun and soul,
In heights of worlds without,
In depths of soul within.
To thee of spirit of light,
I seeking turn myself,
That strength and grace and skill
For living and for work,
In me may live and grow.

 

Afternoon verse

Quiet I bear within me
I bear within myself
Forces to make me strong
Now will I be imbued
With their glowing warmth
Now will I fill myself
With my own will’s resolve
And I will feel the quiet
Pouring through all my being
When, by my steadfast striving
I become strong
To find within myself
The source of strength
The strength of inner quiet.

Class Six

FRENCH POETRY COMPETITION

The annual Berthe Mouchette French poetry recitation competition will be held this year on Friday May 10, during the school day, with classes 3 to 9 participating.

The students have begun to memorise their poems, with slow and fast video versions available below for students to practise. Ask your child to show you their poem. The Alliance Française website is also worth having a look at too afmelbourne.com.au

– Jen O’Donnell  French teacher K-10

SLOW

La rentrée

Pierre Ruaud

Je voulais dans mon cartable
Emporter mes châteaux de sable
Mon cerf-volant, des coquillages

Et le portique de la plage

Maman m’a dit
Ce n’est pas permis !

Et puis tout ça
ça ne rentre pas !

 Alors j’ai pris un beau stylo
Pour le goûter quelques gâteaux
Et que des choses raisonnables
Plus trois petits grains de sable !

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La rentrée

Pierre Ruaud

Je voulais dans mon cartable
Emporter mes châteaux de sable
Mon cerf-volant, des coquillages

Et le portique de la plage

Maman m’a dit
Ce n’est pas permis !

Et puis tout ça
ça ne rentre pas !

Alors j’ai pris un beau stylo
Pour le goûter quelques gâteaux
Et que des choses raisonnables
Plus trois petits grains de sable !

Term 1 Overview

This term Class six will be introduced to Physics. They will be studying Temperature, Light and Sound. As part of this Main Lesson students observe and participate in lots of experiments that look at the conduction of heat, the effect of cold on movement, complementary colours, white light, sound waves and vibrations. The second Main Lesson entails stories from Ancient Greece. Grammar will be studied in the context of this epoch and students will be introduced to the ideas that the Ancient Greeks are famous for, such as democracy, philosophy and architecture. The final Main Lesson for this term is going to be Business Maths. In this topic students will be introduced to calculating percentages and will revise fractions and decimals. They are already preparing a fundraising project to undertake in this Main Lesson. There are lots of other activities going on this term, most importantly the Horse Riding Camp in Week 5. This camp compliments Australian History and Geography that will be studied later in the year. It is a favourite of past students and gives the students an opportunity to embrace their local environment.