May 28, 2010
Our Grade 3 and 4 students used thick armature wire, stuffed coloured stockings, thick coloured cardboard and a variety of other materials to create dragons.
More dragons are to be found on the Recent Student Artwork page.
May 19, 2010
I’m proud on many counts but the two I’m celebrating today, and it’s a great coincidence, are my 100th post on this blog and my 35 years in Education in Victoria, Australia.
Yesterday I was presented with my certificate of Service by Western Metropolitan Regional Manager, Katherine Henderson. Katherine congratulated us all with our dedication and hard work in what is not an easy job. She also mentioned that she had been hearing great things about our school, Taylors Lakes Primary. It was disappointing that our Principal, Peter Reading couldn’t be there to receive his award because he was back at school hosting Expo night, ever on duty. My friend and Colleague Denise McKernan also received the same award. She is currently a fantastic Literacy Coach at our school.
After the ceremony I hastened back to school to our Art Room and was pleased to hear from my Art colleague, Glenys Vella, that we had many families visit the Art Room. The room was looking great with the Prep Pandas, the Thai Elephants and the Grade 3/4 Chinese Dragon sculptures amongst the many works on display.
It was another fulfilling day in Education, and worthy of celebration.
May 17, 2010
We celebrate Education every day at Taylors Lakes Primary School but this week , May 16th-22nd, it will be celebrated throughout our state by our Victorian Education Department. We have been allocated a display board (pictured) at the local Centro Shopping Plaza at Keilor Downs. Today at 4pm our School Choir will perform on the Centre’s stage and we look forward to seeing a great performance by these talented students under the direction of our fantastic Music Teachers, Caroline Le Sueur and Vicky Klepkas. Congratulations to our students who have work on display and we hope to have many visitors to our school on Wednesday evening for our Expo Night.
May 13, 2010
In their study of Asian Art our Grade 5 and 6 students recently drew ”Garuda Birds” and painted them with watercolour paints. Even though they each started from a “C” or a back to front letter C as the inside of the beak and then built upon that to create the head, all the birds turned out to be very different. I think Steven’s work shows the character of Henry IIIV. The artworks will be displayed from 6-8pm at our EXPO night on Wednesday 19th May as part of Education Week celebrations.There are more birds on our Recent Student Artwork page.
May 7, 2010
Our Prep students have enjoyed their modelling experience, using black and white Plasticene to create pandas. Inspired by the Teachertube video presentation on Pandas they also made bamboo forest habitats using a variety of collage materials. Alex and Finn are in Prep HP.