Term 4

Hi all, Welcome back to school for your last term in Primary School! This term will be all about getting every student prepared for their transition to Secondary School.

This week students have participated in their Interschool Athletics.

In Reading students will be working on the Authors Purpose and Reciprocal Reading. Students should be reading every night.

In Writing Students will be focusing on procedural writing and in Mathematics students will be focusing on place value.

In Inquiry Students will be focusing on making a webpage which will show work that they are proud of and areas that interest them. Remember to keep striving to reach your learning goals and finish your year strongly.

Thanks SMM Matthew Mollison


SMM students have been working hard on their Olympic Inquiry Units this term. They have developed inquiry questions based on their interests in the Olympic games. Presentations have varied from diorama’s to information posters. Students will now link their Olympic Inquiry Units in with our Countries Around the World Inquiry Unit. Students have began the tuning in phase and will be preparing for the grade 6 expo day in the last week of term. Stay tuned!


Welcome to all students of SMM 2016. It’s a very exciting time in your lives and your final year of Primary School. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals and preparing you for Secondary College.

Canberra Camp will be commencing on the 15th March and returning on the 18th March. Get your final payments in to confirm your spot. It’s a great camp and one you’ll never forget, looking forward to it.

Movember Update

SMM will be in the full swing of things next week as we begin our journey to raise money for Men’s Health. We will have alot of fun along the way while raising money for a good cause at the same time.

Special mention to Chloe Earle who has already begun her fundraising holding raffles and selling cup cakes at recess and lunch time. Ayla Almond has also begun her fundraising with lolly jar guessing.

Anything worth achieving doesn’t come easy, you have to work for it. Chloe and Ayla demonstrate this through their actions and we at Bourchier Street Primary School are very proud.



This November SMM while be participating in Movember to raise funds for men’s health. Students will create a moustache to wear or draw a moustache on their face every school day to promote this. Students have a Movember account that the public can donate funds to. It’s for a good cause and at the same time a bit of fun.

Simply look up SMM on the Movember page to donate.



In term 4 SMM will research Migration for their inquiry unit. Students currently have an understanding of Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Migrants. The understandings each student will demonstrate on completion of their unit are:

  • Lifestyles across the world varies, this is influenced by natural and other resources.
  • Reasons why people migrated to Australia.
  • Contribution of individuals and groups (Including Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islanders) made to the development of Australian society.