Newsletter – Term 3 – Kewdale Campus

Kindergarten

Term 3 in a Glimpse

Term 3 has passed so quickly and the September holidays will soon be with us. This term was filled with fun, loads of discovery, and lots of learning and new adventures. Thank you parents of our students for everything you do for your children to make them successful. Without families like yours, they would not be where they are today and also it make our work easy, thanks for your support.

Eid Dress Day

Eid took place in the first week of Term 3 and students had the opportunity to wear their beautiful Eid outfits to school.

Tabletop Activities

The endless benefits of engaging in tabletop activities! In our kindergarten classroom manipulatives are provided every morning for students’ development.

Ruth Faulkner Library Visitor

Kindergarten students were visited by a representative from Ruth Faulkner Library.  They engaged in a read-aloud session which they thoroughly enjoyed.

AIC Student and Author Visit

Up and coming author and AIC Kewdale student Alysha Ernanto read her book, Eid in Spring Town to the kindergarten students.  They were captivated by the experience.  Masha Allah to Alysha for being a wonderful role model.

Eid Fun Day

Excitement all round!  The students had the most wonderful time at the Eid Fun Day.

SERCUL Algae Busters | Catchment Story

The SERCUL incursion was of great importance to the kindergarten students.  Students engaged in an interactive experience where they were able to see first hand what happens when harmful pollutants enter our water system and how they play a role in keeping our rivers and waterways healthy.

St John Ambulance

One of this term’s incursions included a visit from St John Ambulance.  The team from St John Ambulance promoted the importance of children knowing their home address and knowing how to dial 000 in an emergency.

National Science Week

This year’s theme for National Science Week was Food Different by Design.  Kindergarten students investigated how a solid can be turned into a liquid.  They were fascinated to see an apple (the solid) turn into a liquid.

Food Different by Design

Kindy children participated in designing their bread with different edible items.

Book Week | Character Dress Up Day

What a success! Students in kindergarten came to school dressed in their favourite book characters. Each and every student looked amazing in their outfits.

STEM in Early Childhood Education | Project in Progress

Kindergarten students have made an enthusiastic start on their fairytale themed STEM project.  After a read-aloud session of The Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and The Three Bears, students brainstormed solutions to making Granny’s house safer and have decided the solution for Goldilocks is to make her a bed of her own.  We hope to share the final products of these projects in next term’s newsletter.

Students Busy in Different Activities

– Kindergarten Teachers

Pre Primary

What a fantastic start we have had to Semester 2!
 
Time has flown by so quickly and the children are almost at the end of their Pre-Primary Year. We have had an eventful Term filled with lots of learning and a couple of school events.

Numeracy

In Numeracy this term, the children are learning about Indirect Measurement and Patterning. In indirect measurement, we have explored Length, Mass and Capacity. We have also began learning about Patterns, how to copy, continue and create our own patterns. The children are exploring AB, ABB and ABC patterns. We are also still consolidating our numbers and counting skills.

Science

In Biological Sciences, we are learning all about Living Things. We have discussed what is classified as a living thing, what plants and animals need to survive. We have also looked at some life cycles of animals.

National Science Week
For National Science Week the theme was Food for Design. In PPA we investigated and explored how to make a healthy meal. The children designed their own healthy salad and planned what vegetables they wanted to put into their salad. Afterwards they created their salad in the home corner using the healthy food items.

Tinkering table allows the children to deconstruct tech equipment. Ayisha investigating a mother board and the wires of a printer.

Food Different by Design

Healthy food design for our salad. Children used manipulatives around the class to make their own salad.

Visual Arts

This term we have used all the Elements of Art such as line, colour, texture, space, form, value and shape to explore printmaking. We have used different methods to print on paper. We used bubble wrap and dish soap and edicol dye to create prints on paper. We also learned about symmetry and how we use one side of the paper to print the same design on the other.

Events

We have participated in many events this term MashaAllah.

Eid Festival

We began this term on a high with our Annual Eid Festival. It has been postponed a few times due to the weather but it was worth the wait. The weather was beautiful and the children had a fantastic time. There were bouncy castles and an animal farm for the Pre Primary students. We even got to feed the animals!

St John Ambulance Incursion

We were very lucky to have the St John Ambulance Brigade pay us a visit. We learnt about what to do in an Emergency and specifically what number to call, 000. We even got to go on the ambulance and see what a paramedic does and the equipment they use. Back in the classroom, we looked at what Paramedics wear and even got to try some uniforms on!

Scholastic Book Fair

This term, we were fortunate enough to have the Scholastic Book Fair at our school. There were so many wonderful books to choose from. The Pre-primary children have been doing lots of reading in class so the book fair was perfect timing!

Hands on Learning

In Pre-Primary, we understand the importance of Learning through Doing. Therefore, we encourage the children to explore and discover through use of hands-on materials such as loose parts play and building blocks. Dramatic Play is another aspect of children learning through doing by developing critical thinking, social and problem-solving skills as well as oral language skills.

The children have come a long way this year and we are excited for the coming term. Term 4 will be all about putting everything we have learnt this year together and consolidating our knowledge.

Have a lovely term break!

– Pre-Primary Team

Year 1

Literacy

In Literacy this term we developed our 7 steps writing skills focusing particularly on persuasive writing. Our year ones also developed their phonics and reading skills in daily phonics rotations. During sentence structure, the children have been practicing writing sentences in the present, past and future tens along with the use of punctuation.

Numeracy

In Numeracy we explored concepts of measurement and practiced measuring items using informal units. We also continued to learn about time, focusing on o’clock and half past. We developed our understanding of addition and subtraction as well as number value and place value.

Science

In Science we have had an exciting and hands on term, exploring and broadening our understanding about biological Sciences, this included looking at different living things and learning about the different parts of their bodies, as well as looking into the habitats they live in and what about the habitats helps them to survive. This has also been a term with a huge STEM focus, the children have dedicated time towards building their class STEM projects ready for the STEM exhibition next term.

National Science Week

Year 1B dissect some fish to study fish’s body parts in detail under the topic of ‘What animal live in the ocean and what body parts do they have to help them survive’. We also conducted an experiment to see what happen when the fish are heated by grilling the fish. We discovered that fish needs fins and tail to swim and gills to breathe underwater. We also observed that when fish is heated, its colour, texture, smell and taste changed.

Content Descriptor

  • Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)
  • Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211)
  • Everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways (ACSSU018)

For National Science Week, 1Cs participated in two experiments. A Volcano Eruption and making funny flowers.

Art

In Art this term we explored the use of visual arts. This time round we turned our focus to a famous children’s author and illustrator, Eric Carle. We focused on the different illustrating techniques used by Eric in his many beautiful books. The children enjoyed collaging and applying lots of beautiful strategies to make gorgeous pieces of art.

EID Festival

The Year Ones have also enjoyed being a part the different ceremonies and activities that occurred throughout the term such as the award ceremony, the spelling bee, and the exciting EID festival where they partook in many fun activities and rides. They have also enjoyed taking part in the mascot challenge and have been developing their fundamental movement skills.

Health

In Health we learnt about keeping safe and expressing our emotions in a safe and cohesive way. We participated in lots of discussions. The children enjoyed bringing in their soft toys to demonstrate kind interactions with friends.

Other Learning that Occurred

During HASS we continued to develop both our geographical and historical understanding. In History the children have been learning about the concepts of past, present and future as well as communication methods in the past and the importance of family traditions, while in Geography the children explored the weather and learned all about weather charts and how to draw weather symbols, this also included learning about when different seasons occur.

– Year 1 Teachers

Year 2

The Year 2 Diaries! – Term 3

The Term 3 journey began with flying colours. Coming right out of EID celebrations to the exciting news of a EID festival around the corner! Nevertheless, that wasn’t the only exciting thing we done this term there was so much more to come.

Eid Festival

The EID festival “WAS THE BEST FESTIVAL EVER” in the kids opinions. Students got to wear their beautiful, fanciest EID clothes, and had so much fun playing with all the activities that were provided to them by the school.

Ruth Faulkner Library

We met Authors and illustrators of children’s story books when we went on our trip to the Ruth Faulkner Library. The Lovely authors told us all about their experiences and journeys to becoming successful international sellers. They read us their top secret, newest books that no one has heard yet shhhhhhh! They even taught us how to illustrate stories of our own and brought reading to life.

Science week

This term we celebrated science week for science. We all took part in creating our very own science experiments in class and ended science week with a big bang in assembly where we all excitedly watched two experiments take place.

Maths

Maths warmups help us reconsolidate on all our prior learning and we do that every day. One of the maths topics we focused on this term is 2D and 3D shapes as well as sliding flipping and overlapping so we used manipulatives to gain conceptual understanding.

Science

For science we are learning all about living and non-living things including lifecycles. We experimented with lifecycles when we planted our very own seeds, cared for them, and watched them grow.

National Science Week

Celery Experiment by Year 2B 

Plants need water to survive and they draw water up from their roots through their capillaries. The capillaries are hollow and act a lot like a straw. Adding color to the water helps us visualize this usually invisible process.

The process is called transpiration and it’s essential for moving water to all parts of plants, even to the tops of the tallest trees. The experiment with a stick of celery reveals that this happens through special tubes, called xylems, which take up the food colouring.

2C students looking at bubble machines for our stem project. The students enjoyed learning about the mixtures of soap and water and made messy bubbles.

2D class growing their very own plants and learning all about the life cycle of a plant.

HASS

In HASS we are learning all about our local community and how we are all connected to the people and places of our community. we put on our enquiry caps on and researched places within our local community.

Art

This term for art we focused on colours and over lapping shapes. We learned all about primary and secondary colours, warm and cool colours and how to overlap shapes in a cool way which makes a picture look 3D.

Achievements (27-30)

We got awarded certificates for following the five keys our school represents confidence, persistence, resilience, organisation and getting along. We also competed in Quran and spelling bee competitions.

Coming up! 

For the next weeks remaining we will be working hard for our end of term 3 assessments Insha’Allah. Week 9 we are planning on going to on an exciting excursion SCITECH. The excursion will be informative but most importantly FUN.

That’s all from the Year 2 Diaries in Term 3. Make sure you join us again in Term 4 where you can read about some more of our exciting news and events.

Till next time

– Keep learning and keep striving!

The Year 2 Teachers 

Year 3

English

Sharp Reading

Sharp Reading is a teaching and learning framework that provides direction for students and equips them to be SHARP (efficient, cutting edge) in their understanding of reading. Sharp Reading allows students to THINK while reading in order to unpack and understand text. This is our daily morning routine since the beginning of term 1 with the year 3 students.

Persuasive, Procedure and Poetry Writing

Persuasive Writing aims to present an idea to a reader and persuade them to agree with the writer’s point of view. Learning to write persuasively is a crucial ‘real life’ skill for students. Some examples of persuasive texts include: arguments, expositions, discussions, and letters to the editor, debates, reviews and advertisements. The year 3 students have been focusing on specific structures when writing persuasive texts. Some of the structures we have been following include: sizzling starts, global statements, connectives, high modal verbs and ending with an impact.

Procedure Writing tells you how to complete a task. These types of texts explain how to complete a process. The purpose of a procedure is to tell the reader how to do or make something. The information is presented in a logical sequence of events, which is broken up into small sequenced steps. The most common example of a procedural text is a recipe.

Poetry Writing allows the poet to express his or her feelings. We wrote a Haiku. A haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. They can be written to describe a particular topic or object.

Reading Comprehension

The students used comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and began to evaluate texts by drawing on a growing knowledge of context, text structures and language features.

Grammar & Spelling

The students learned a range of grammar concepts including technical nouns, prefixes, suffixes, command verbs and prepositions.

Numeracy

Number and Algebra

The students have count to and from 10 000. They have classified numbers as either odd or even. Students have recalled addition and multiplication facts for single-digit numbers. They have recognised the connection between addition and subtraction and solve problems using efficient strategies for multiplication. Students have modelled and represented unit fractions. They have represent money values in various ways. Students have correctly counted out change from financial transactions. They have continued presenting number patterns involving addition and subtraction.

 Measurement and Geometry

Students have identified symmetry in the environment. They have matched positions on maps with given information. Students have recognised angles in real situations. They have interpreted and compared data displays. Students have used metric units for length, mass and capacity. They told time to the nearest minute.

Statistics and Probability

Students have conducted chance experiments and listed possible outcomes. They have conducted simple data investigations for categorical variables. Students have interpreted and compared data displays.

Science

Biological Sciences

Students have been reading about that living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things. They explored the school garden, looking at various forms of living and non-living things.

National Science Week

We can see that water diffuses faster when it’s hot due to the increase in the temperature.

How to make a sturdy tower!

The Year 3D students created a string telephone. When you talk into the cup your voice sends sound waves inside the cup, vibrating the bottom of the cup. The vibrations are transferred to the string, across the string and into the bottom of the other cup. The sound waves become vibrations inside the second cup, transferring the sound of your voice.
Students have been given the chance to work on their own science project at home and share it with the class. Sofia mixed coca cola and salt to create a reaction; and Anisa created an art piece using crayons and a hairdryer.

HASS

The year 3 students have studied about the importance of rules: who makes rules, why rules are important and the consequences of rules not being followed. Students have learned about the historical origins and significance of celebrations and commemorations in other places around the world and those observed in Australia, such as Chinese New Year, NAIDOC Week. They learned about the similarities and differences between places in terms of their type of settlement, the diversity of people and feelings and perceptions about different places.

Visual Art

In Year 3, students extend their understanding of the visual elements as they reflect on their use to create artwork using different mediums. They experiment with varying techniques and explore the different properties and qualities of materials that can be used creatively. Students explore art from other cultures and consider where and how artwork is presented to an audience. As they make and respond to artwork, students are introduced to the use of visual art terminology. They use the terminology to reflect on how the elements are used in the artwork they view and make.

Health & Physical Education

The students worked on range of health subjects including: understanding the importance of Cyber Safety, recognising the factors that strengthen personal identities, such as the influence of family, friends and school and explore strategies to manage physical, social and emotional change.

Suman Rai – Year 3A Teacher    

Julia Guariglia – Year 3B Teacher      

Naema Parekh – Year 3C Teacher    

Hadil Al-Idani – Year 3D Teacher 

Year 4

We have had an amazing year so far with so many new adventures to come. Read through to see what we have been doing in this productive 3rd term.

Literacy

Students in Year 4 are learning about persuasive writing. So far, students have been focussing on the 7 Steps of persuasive writing, with a focus on following the structure closely. To help students develop their writing knowledge, we have focussed on each current topics that effect the students which has increased their passion towards their writing.

Students also applied their knowledge to be able to write a procedure for the creation of a string telephone and Cinquain poems.

Numeracy

Students have been introduced to a wide range of concepts so far this term. They began their numeracy learning journey with Place Value and understanding what value each digit holds behind the decimal place – tenths and hundredths columns. Students also spent a week focussing on division with and without remainders.

So far, students have had hands-on experience with measurement as they began determining the perimeter, area and volume of different 4-sided shapes. Students will also continue developing their skills in reading analogue and digital clocks, as well as solving elapsed time word problems.

Science

This term in biological sciences, we have been exploring plants and pollinating insects. Our journey has led us to identifying the different components of seeds and the process of germination. Students have participated in investigations and experiments into the appearance of bees and how the different body parts work to pollinate plants. Students have also analysed the growth of beans inside the classroom so that they can identify the different sections of plants as they develop.

National Science Week

Students worked in groups to create catapults out of pop-sticks and elastic bands. This showed us how different amounts of force moves objects at different speeds.

Food by Design

Students investigating plant growth under different conditions.

Exploring parts of a flower. Students had a wonderful time dissecting flowers and categorising their female and male organs.

HASS

In History this term we have been learning about the First Fleet. Students have researched the reasons behind Britain’s establishment of penal colonies in NSW and why Britain needed a new large landmass to control. Students have investigated the treatment of convicts both during and after the journey of the First Fleet and compared the lives of convicts to their own.

Students have also researched and created a poster comparing one African country with Australia. Students were able to apply their learning in the creation of a Venn Diagram to support their research. Students have also begun identifying members of their local council and the purposes of the different levels of government.

Arts

Students have been developing their understanding of perspective and form throughout this term. Initially, students created artworks using one-point perspective in order to create an image that was pleasing to the eye. Students have now progressed to the creation of origami animals. This process has increased student appreciation of the efforts that go into origami creation and has enhanced their understanding of how to alter the form of one thing to create something new.

– Year 4 Teachers
Sr Diana, Sr Zahraa, Sr Mamoona, Sr Safia & Sr Rebecca

Year 5

KEWDALE:

Assalam O Alaikum

Dear Parents/guardians,

Welcome to the Term 3 2021 Edition of the Year 5 Newsletter.

We have had an amazing and productive term filled with fun and adventurous activities. Our term began with Eid -Ul-Adha and the students had an opportunity to celebrate Eid festival. We also arranged an award ceremony where Students’ achievements had also been recognised through certificates winners for values of exemplary behaviour to the academic awards.

Literacy

Our day starts with a one-hour Literacy block, where students revise the concepts learnt through warm-up, followed by sharp reading (students un-pack the text sentence by sentence), spelling and writing (following seven steps). This term they have learnt skills of persuasion by writing some persuasive texts and calling for action using emotive language and modal verbs.

Buddy reading with Kindy

Numeracy

Numeracy class starts with warm-up. We have started the term off by investigating divisibility of different numbers, finding average, ordering fractions on number line, finding equivalent fractions, converting fractions to decimals and applying these skills to word problems. Students are solving word problems which involved mathematical concepts that they have learned throughout the term to boost their creative thinking and enhancing mental skills. The students successfully completed investigations on unit conversion, perimeter and recognising the properties of 2D shapes. Other topics that were covered this term included finding elapsed time, constructing angles, collecting data through hands on activities, displaying data in line /column graph and interpreting different types of graphs.

Science & Design and Technologies

This term in Biological Science we have been exploring the adaptation of different animals and plants through hands on activities and experiments. Hands on science investigation encourages students to observe and make discoveries of their own and this enhances their critical thinking skills. Students thoroughly enjoyed our science lessons and increased their knowledge immensely. Each week of this term the students performed experiment to learn how plants and animals adapt in different environment. They had the great opportunity to go for an excursion to Kings Park, where the students explored the adaptation of desert plants through hands on experience. Our students looked like little scientists when they were investigating different unique plants of Australia.

National Science Week 

The Year 5B used kitchen ingredients: citric acid and baking soda with water to create a shooting rocket. They learned that when they mix both ingredients in the correct portions with water, they are able to create a gas reaction (carbon dioxide), which would cause their rocket model to soar upwards. We weren’t able to capture the flying rocket because it was too quick! However, we were able to capture the ‘aftermath’ – check out the CO2 bubbling!

Class 5D explored plant systems as part of their biological science studies. Students had fun creating their own 3D modelled diagrams.

For science week, Year 5E class were exploring solids and liquids as they created Oobleck, to acquire knowledge on how liquids can transform to solids through the touch of a hand.

HASS

In Geography, students learnt about the major countries of North America focusing on the United States of America. Students understood the influence climate and other geographical characteristics have on human activities. The cause and effect of how the vegetation in savannahs can be damaged and how important it is to take care of savannah. They also identified ways indigenous Australians changed the environment by the methods they used to catch and collect food for their continued survival.

Health

In health, we learned about media classifications, we also studied the 5 common emotions and learned to react to each individual emotion positively. Apart from that, we reviewed the 3 types of abuse and what actions we should take if we experience abuse. Lastly, we differentiated natural and built environment and the benefits of keeping active.

Arts

It’s all about Indigenous art. We looked at the history of indigenous, the significance of these art in their culture as well as the features that make indigenous art so unique.

ART IS FUN!

Group work

Excursion to Kings Park                   

Our little scientists!

Escaping in nature

EID FESTIVAL

Fremantle Dockers coaching our students – Multicultural School Program

Annual Spelling Bee Competition

– Year 5 Teachers: Sr Gladys, Sr Jane, Sr Zakia, Sr Angela, Sr. Huda

Year 6

KEWDALE:

Assalam O Alaikum

Dear Parents and Carers,

We would like to Welcome you to the Term 3 2021 Edition of the Year 6 Newsletter.

We are delighted by the quality work students in year 6 have shown this term. We have been very busy in the classroom conducting experiments, sharing information and diving into our units of work.

What we are learning:

Literacy

We start every day with our literacy block, it includes our literacy warm-ups, guided reading rotations, spelling mastery/ spelling warmups and writing block. This term we are focusing on persuasive writing following the 7-steps-writing structure. Students are also learning how to write procedures exploring how to make or do different things, including bread, which links with our science unit on mold.

Numeracy

Every day students do their numeracy warm-ups for 15 minutes at the beginning of every lesson. During this warmup they revise concepts they already know. This term students have been learning about equivalent fractions, multiplication of decimals, division of numbers larger than 999, 3D objects, nets of prisms and pyramids, chance using dice and much more. Every week students solve word problems, helping them to understand how the topics they have learned can be related into the real word, this also helps them further develop their comprehension skills and problem-solving abilities. Students have completed two investigations, helping them explore concepts taught and apply them into the real world.

Science & Design and Technologies

This term students thoroughly explored the fungi kingdom and conducted numerous experiments on mold and how it can grow. Students were able to understand how and where mold grows, different types of fungi, and determined through investigations and exploring which ones are beneficial, which ones aren’t and how it can be found in our daily life. Students learned yeast is a type of fungi, and how it is used to make bread, therefore students tried their cooking skills this term, consolidating our unit with some delicious bread.

For our design and technologies strand, students used their inquiry skills to research and learn about kinetic and potential energy and how this knowledge can be implemented into building a structure that moves. Students created and built robots, arcade games and toys and explained the kinetic/potential energy in it.

National Science Week

HASS

In our geography unit students learned about Asia as a continent. We explored different countries and four different regions of Asia. Students explored culture, religion, land size and the different conditions in which people live across the continent. Students also learned about migration and hibernation and how and which animal migrate as the seasons change.

Visual Arts

Students explored different elements of art this term. We started off the term learning about color blending and moved on to geography within art pieces. Students created their own art pieces, like mandalas and learned about patterns and how they can be incorporated into art.

Eid Festival

Students celebrated Eidul Adha at the beginning of the term. There were rides, camels, bouncy rides, and a wide variety of food. Students dressed up and thoroughly enjoyed the festival, they displayed beautiful manners and respect during the festival. We ended up the day by watching a movie and talking about this big day.

– Year 6 Teachers

Library

AIC Primary School Library

The Kewdale Primary Library is full of new and classic titles. We try to regularly update the resources in the library.

Borrowing

Each class is allocated a set time each week to have a library session. Students are allowed to borrow 1-2 books.

We have a library bag policy. Students need to have a library bag to borrow a book. This is to keep our resources protected.

Lost/Damaged Property

If a book is lost or returned damaged, the school will invoice the student’s parents /carer for the cost of the book. Parents can replace the book with the same title.

Students will not be allowed to borrow books until the invoice is settled.

Book Week

Here at Kewdale Primary, we strongly promote literature and reading with our students. As part of this we arrange for character Dress-up parade to participate in the Children’s Council of Australia Book Week annually.

Scholastic Book Fair

As part of promoting literature and reading every year we run Scholastic Book Fair. Scholastic Book Fair is an event that enables children, parents and teachers to purchase quality books at reasonable prices, while earning free books for our school. We just had our Scholastic Book fair 2021 and with teachers, parents and students support it was a very successful event.

Religion

Religion Department Kewdale Primary

All praise is due to Allah Ta’aala our Creator and Nourisher. With the grace and mercy of the Almighty we are quickly approaching the end of Term 3 2021.

Alhamdulillah usual teaching and learning went well over the term as our students were enlightened by our wonderful teachers regarding many different topics in Islamic studies. The year 6’s in particular have learnt extensively regarding the life of Uthmaan R.A and Ali R.A and taken great lessons from their lives. Students have also progressed well in Qur’aan reading and memorisation.

We were fortunate to attend and participate in the AIC Annual Interschool Qur’aan recitation contest held at our Thornlie Campus. The students tried their best and really read the Qur’aan most beautifully. The students had prepared themselves well with the help of our wonderful teachers who had put a lot of time into training them.

We are grateful to Allah for all our accomplishments and thank the administration for really supporting and encouraging such events.

On Character Dress Up Day this term the children in Pre Primary constructed months of Islam pin wheels which point to the direction of the Islamic month we are in. The children have been learning about the months of Islam and some of the important events that happen in them. They loved listening to the famous nasheed “Months of Islam” as they constructed their pin wheels.

​Alhamdulillah we are always trying our best at AIC to help our wonderful students to love Allah Ta’aala and fulfil the purpose of our creation.

Jazaakallah Khair

– Abdullah Haffejee

Religion Department

Kewdale primary

Physical Education

Welcome to our Term 3 Physical Education Schoolzine news!

This term we welcomed Br Hasanin who will be part of the physical education department in Primary school and we welcomed back Sr Nuria from long service leave.

This term was a busy term with many activities taking place in the physical education department.

We had netball clinics, badminton clinics and athletic clinics for our students, thanks to the sporting school grants, we are able to give more opportunities for students to develop their sporting skills.

Our Year 5 classes are taking part in the Fremantle Multicultural schools program, we are very lucky to be part of this, as it is the first time it is running in WA and we are the first school to be trialling this new program.

Here is a little bit more about the program from the Fremantle Dockers Community:

“The multicultural school program has been established to ensure Australian Football is a vehicle that encourages community strengthening and inclusion within the wider Australian community. The AFL’s multicultural strategy focuses on developing programs to increase engagement, participation, talent and social outcomes. The objective of this program is to provide opportunities and pathways for students from schools across the state with large multicultural populations, to be engaged in all areas of AFL football.”

We are very lucky to have this program and looking forward to completing the upcoming sessions with the students.

We had two excursions this term, the first one was the School Slam Series which was a basketball competition held at the Bendat Stadium on Wednesday 25th of August. We had 30 students represent the AIC Kewdale Primary at the tournament.

Congratulations to the all the students who were involved in the tournament!

Abdallah Yacout
Emre Serin
Musab Sharief
Mohammad Al Mahameed
Zaidan Weale
Wissam Ismail
Muhammed Ajiboye
Zainuddin Zilic
Ukashah Parkar
Idris Hamid
Abdallah Ahmad
Wafi Rahman
Bilal Mohamed
Marwan Yussuf
Abdullahi Abdullahi
Mohamud Abdirizaaq
Mostafa Ebid
Haiderali Al Sayad
Adam Shuard
Adam Endro
Maaz Basit
Yahya
Najma Ahmed
Amina Abdi
Sarah Weisi
Salma Jama
Khadija Mahamud
Amina Hared
Elif Baser
Nur Mehamed
Jamila Muhumed
Aisha Adow

We also had our year 4 and 5 girls represent AIC Kewdale Primary in the annual Multicultural Netball carnival on Friday 27th August. The girls showed amazing skills, teamwork and pride in playing in the tournament. Congratulations to the all the girls who participated in the tournament.

Nurain Hossein
Deeqa Handule
Suntus Musa
Balqees Ahmadzai
Anzal Yassin
Amna Noor
Nawal Ali
Sumaiya Aliyi
Shabnambi Bin Shafiq
Alya Ahmed
Hamedah Mohammadi
Zaheedat Owede
Rahma Moftar
Rahaf Salih
Amina Dizdar
Weam Al Hasan
Aseel Al Koud
Areeba Irfan
Rahma Abubakar
Breshna Fidaie
Eman Al Owaily
Malikah Mohasseli
Khadijah Du Toit
Reena Younes
Hamda Mire
Yusra Afi
Afnan Rashid

Religion

Religion Department Kewdale Primary

All praise is due to Allah Ta’aala our Creator and Nourisher. With the grace and mercy of the Almighty we are quickly approaching the end of Term 3 2021.

Alhamdulillah usual teaching and learning went well over the term as our students were enlightened by our wonderful teachers regarding many different topics in Islamic studies. The year 6’s in particular have learnt extensively regarding the life of Uthmaan R.A and Ali R.A and taken great lessons from their lives. Students have also progressed well in Qur’aan reading and memorisation.

We were fortunate to attend and participate in the AIC Annual Interschool Qur’aan recitation contest held at our Thornlie Campus. The students tried their best and really read the Qur’aan most beautifully. The students had prepared themselves well with the help of our wonderful teachers who had put a lot of time into training them.

We are grateful to Allah for all our accomplishments and thank the administration for really supporting and encouraging such events.

On Character Dress Up Day this term the children in Pre Primary constructed months of Islam pin wheels which point to the direction of the Islamic month we are in. The children have been learning about the months of Islam and some of the important events that happen in them. They loved listening to the famous nasheed “Months of Islam” as they constructed their pin wheels.

​Alhamdulillah we are always trying our best at AIC to help our wonderful students to love Allah Ta’aala and fulfil the purpose of our creation.

Jazaakallah Khair

– Abdullah Haffejee

Religion Department

Kewdale primary

Digital Technologies

Digital Technologies

Another great term has been completed by the students of AIC Kewdale primary.

Some highlights to look forward to in this terms newsletter are:

  • Exploration of robotics
  • New hardware – Micro:bits
  • Game creation through coding

Year 2

Students were learning about algorithms and the importance of giving precise and clear algorithms. We introduced algorithms by taking visual pictures of LEGO building on iPads.

The second part of our lessons, was students had to write an algorithm to create a potato man. It was very interesting to discover the bug where some students did not write clear algorithms and their partner ended up making a silly looking potato man!

Year 2

Students were learning about algorithms and the importance of giving precise and clear algorithms. We introduced algorithms by taking visual pictures of LEGO building on iPads.

The second part of our lessons, was students had to write an algorithm to create a potato man. It was very interesting to discover the bug where some students did not write clear algorithms and their partner ended up making a silly looking potato man!

Students continued exploring their knowledge about Ozobots by identifying the codes to command the bot to go certain directions.

Students also revised their knowledge about Ozobots by creating a digital poster on Microsoft word.

Exploring variables and codes on Scratch. Creating challenges such as Animate your Name and using loops/movement blocks.

Exploring game creation on Scratch

We began the term exploring game creations to prepare for the STEM Exhibition. Students used Microsoft Forms to do their games review. In addition, this term we explored coding through Minecraft Education.

English

World Book Day Celebrations

The English Department of AIC, Kewdale High School organised World Book Day Celebrations on 30th June 2021 (Week 11, Term 2) to foster the love for reading amongst children and young adults.

The campus came to life with teachers and students dressed up as their favourite book characters and competing for prizes. Students participated with much enthusiasm in various activities such as Spelling Bee Competitions, Read Aloud Competition and Script Writing Workshop.

The teachers along with the Year 10 student council members also organised a Book Day themed cookie bake-sale, the proceeds of which went towards yearly subscriptions for two magazines for the school library.

Though the rain tried to play spoil sport on 30th July 2021 (Week 2, Term 3) during the awards ceremony, it was no match for the enthusiasm of our Principal Br. Mohammed Nazar Khan, Deputy Principals Sr. Rana Al Baghdadi and Sr. Sehrish Chaalni, the English HOLA Sr. Yasmeen Kareem and the Master of Ceremonies Mr. Michael Phillips, senior English teacher and so, Alhamudillah, everyone enjoyed celebrating the success of the World Book Day events,  applauding the winners and appreciating the effort of all teachers of the English department. 

This is first time that such an event has organised in high school, but our success has encouraged us to make it better next year, in sha Allah.

Reading Is Dreaming With Your Eyes Open

A report of the Book Day events by Year 10 Journalism Elective students Jasmine Elsaafin, Mariama Diallo, Omar Ait Benali, Hudhayfah Kamarul Baharin and Khalid Salih

After an intensive semester filled with tests, what better way to end the term than to have a book dress-up day. We had read-aloud competitions, spelling bees and script writing workshops. The students quite enjoyed being away from work and this event really helped them come forward, participate, enjoy and win prizes.

This year our English Department planned and delivered, but according to them, they promise a more compelling event next year. We can look forward to marking this event as another AIC tradition and the beginning of everlasting fun.

‘I had some real fun today dressing up as Miss Honey from Matilda, thanks to the English Department’

– Sr. Meena Rawan, Year 10 Girls Coordinator and HASS teacher.

‘We absolutely want some fun for our staff and students and at the same time, have engaging activities to celebrate the richness of books and the love of reading. This year has been a promising start, as a first-time event, and I would like to bring in more activities ad also integrate the use of digital technology into our competitions next year. With our Cookie-Bake sale and our Book Donation drive, we have been successful in contributing resources to our school library. It was unfortunate that we could not have the Dress-Up parade during assembly because of Covid restrictions, but in sha Allah, next year we can hope to make it happen.’

                                               – Sr. Yasmeen Kareem, HOLA English Department.