Waste Audit

Having presented their case for change speeches, the Flame Trees elected to revamp our recycling system. The first step was to measure the current state of our waste disposal habits by conducting a bin audit. We tipped out the entire contents … Continued

Sideshow Games

In maths this week the students have been investigating how to run a sideshow game. The task involved determining the probability of outcomes, reducing fractions to their simplest forms and measuring length, including perimeter. They had to make several choices … Continued

Film

It’s been a busy week of filming for the Flame Trees but it’s exciting to see our planning and script writing sessions come to fruition. We have finished shooting all the complex whole school scenes that involved some logistically challenging … Continued

The case for change

As part of our sustainability unit, the students are taking action to reduce our school’s global footprint. After brainstorming different areas that we could have an impact on, groups of students have selected topics, including: reducing the amount of paper … Continued

Snow

It’s great to be back at school after our exciting week in the snow fields. Today, as part of Science Week, we enjoyed a visit from the Off The Planet team to learn about the Earth’s place in Space. We … Continued

Blueback

This week we began a study of Tim Winton’s novel Blueback. The students were divided into reading groups and have to respond in various ways to each chapter. Some groups will work their way through independently and some will be given … Continued

Bees

As part of sustainability unit, the Flame Trees have been exploring the relationship between bees and food production. The students read a number of article on Colony Collapse Disorder, where bees mysteriously fail to return to there hive and we … Continued

Sustainability

Our unit for this term is sustainability. We will be exploring the concept through reading information texts and picture books,  as well as Tim Winton’s novel Blueback and drawing on these ideas to expand our understanding of what it means … Continued

History Projects

This week the Flame Trees have been presenting their history projects on Australian Democracy. It was a challenging project and the work they have done has been very impressive. Students have taught the class about Federation, significant referendums, civil rights … Continued

Parliament

Last week we had a mock Parliament in class. The students were randomly assigned to be Government or Opposition members. We also had some cross-benchers, who held the balance of power. Our Government forwarded a bill that Fidget Spinners be … Continued