Refugee Week Celebrations


Posted by mariabell | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on June 21, 2018

Thank you to everyone for all of your food drive donations. We collected heaps to donate to people in need! We had a great time dressing in flag colours today and learning about different cultures. 

Refugee Week Donations


Posted by mariabell | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on June 7, 2018

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Hi Everyone!

Here is some information on the types of food you can donate for our Winter Warmer food drive. We will be collecting donations from tomorrow until the 22nd June. Bell P.S made a huge difference to the lives of people seeking asylum last year (we filled up a ute tray a couple of car loads!). Every little bit helps so we will love to get as many donations as possible.

Thank you for your support ūüôā

Letter Writing


Posted by kerryg | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 25, 2018

The Grade Ones have highly enjoyed their Letter Writing Unit. What a success it was!

Students mastered the art of letter writing as each of their letters included all essential parts; Date, Greeting, Body, Closing and their very own signatures.

The unit began with a BANG as the students¬†received letters from the¬†teachers¬†‘Friendly¬†Monster Friends’, which they also responded to.

The highlight of the unit was walking to the local Post Box, to post their letters, which were written to a family member or friend. Now we all wait in anticipation for the responses.

Have a look at the excitement and sense of achivement each student display.



Reading Comprehension


Posted by mariabell | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 14, 2018

Being a good reader isn’t only about being able to read the words fluently and with expression. Its also about having a deep level of understanding of the text. Here are two documents that you can use at home with your children to help them develop the skills needed to gain that deep level of understanding of texts.

The single sheet is based on literal comprehension of texts. You can start with asking your child these questions when they read to you.  When they become confident with their answers, give you lots of information about the text and show you that they are fully understanding the story line move onto the other document.

The second document gets a little more complex as it mainly focuses on inferencing. Students will need to use their prior knowledge as well as clues in the text (pictures/ words) to make valid inferences about the text. These questions are good to ask when students are reading books with more complex ideas that require them to look outside of the information given to them, to have a really deep understanding on the text. This level of thinking is pretty much required at a Grade 2 level so if your child is finding them a little tricky right now that is totally understandable. Keep practicing them while reading and even if you don’t get up to these questions this year keep them handy for Grade 2.

Reading Comprehension Questions Handout Literal-1u19ecr

Reading Comprehension Questions handout for families Inferential-1an151x


Donations for art


Posted by Chelsea Kneale | Posted in Specialists | Posted on May 13, 2018

Hi wonderful Bell Community!

I’m in need of around 30 wood off-cuts that children could hold comfortably in their hands. If there are any mums, dads or grandparents out there, who work with wood and would be able to help us, I’d be very appreciative. If this is something you can help out with, please don’t hesitate to pop into the art room after school to chat to me.

Thank you! Chelsea Kneale




Posted by lauradd | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 8, 2018

In numeracy we are learning addition. We started off learning what addition is and how to add objects together.


Now we learning how to use a number line to help us add. It was great fun using big number lines on the floor to add two numbers together from rolling two dice!




Posted by mariabell | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 6, 2018

Check out how we measure length using informal units of measurement.


What’s going on in art?


Posted by Chelsea Kneale | Posted in Specialists | Posted on April 27, 2018

Come and check out what the Grade 1s have been up to in art this week!

Mask Parade Term 2


Posted by Chelsea Kneale | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 19, 2018

Tissues Please!


Posted by mariabell | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 16, 2018

As we tend to fly through our tissues during the cooler months, we are always in need of some more supplies! Please feel free to donate a box to your classroom if you ever have a spare, or see them on sale for super cheap at the shops. Thank you kindly in advance ūüôā

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