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Lunch time in the classroom
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CROMER PUBLIC SCHOOL
Lunch time in
the classroom
LESSONS ON A
WORM FARM
St Joseph’s
Catholic Primary School
2040161 20/10
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OCTOBER
28
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CROMER Public School
students are learning about
the environment with the
help of a worm farm that
sits on a teacher’s desk.
The tiny worm farm,
known as a ‘‘Wiggo Pod’’, is
transparent and takes food
waste from the students.
The waste turns into soil
in about two weeks.
The pod’s self-watering
system can then grow a seed
into a plant.
The Wiggo Pod comes
with five weeks of lesson
plans. Teacher Kathy
McGuigan said that if the
pod is a success, the school
is likely to buy more.
‘‘For example, students
can do up graphs of the
plant’s growth’’ she said.
‘‘It’s in the classroom,
so students can track
the progress.
‘‘I had a student tell me
the other day it’s a bit like
having a classroom pet.’’
The pod also comes with
beans which have a tiny
message lasered on to their
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Cameron Neaves, 11, feeds the class’s worm farm.
outer shell. When the bean
grows, the message grows
with it.
‘‘It’s just a very engaging
way to teach students,’’ Mrs
McGuigan said.
‘‘It’s fantastic, I love it.’’
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TERREY HILLS
Picture: VIRGINIA YOUNG
SEEDS OF CHANGE
Planet Ark Challenge
Planet Ark are giving away
Wiggo Pods to schools as part
of the Schools Recycle Right
Challenge, on until November
16. Visit schoolsrecycle. plan
etark.org/ for details.
COLLAROY PLATEAU
St Pauls has a master plan to improve both the physical facilities
and academic results at the College. We provide a comprehensive
education for boys in a Catholic context offering a wide range of
subjects. The College has a strong commitment to providing a
contemporary education underpinned by pastoral care, social
justice and involvement with the local community.
The College provides a friendly and supportive environment where students are
encouraged to become lifelong learners; developing their academic, sporting and
cultural talents, and to strive to achieve their best.
As a recognised Centre for Excellence, St Paul’s has developed a culture of
teacher collaboration focused on the quality of classroom teaching, striving to
raise the quality of learning experiences for each student;
valuing individual learning
gain and achievement.
Skipping schools Kindies step up
THE Sydney Japanese International School
at Terrey Hills are holding a National Heart
Foundation Jump Rope for Heart Jump Off
Day on November 9.
Children will showcase their skipping
skills to keep fit and healthy.
Established in 1983, the Heart Foundation
Jump Rope for Heart is renowned for being
one of Australia’s most popular physical
activities and fundraising programs in
schools. More than 90 per cent of all
Australian schools have participated since
its inception.
A GROUP of Collaroy Plateau Community
Kindergarten preschool students visited
Collaroy Plateau Public School this week so
they could familiarise themselves.
In the lead up to enrolments for school in
2013, many of the children from the kindergarten will visit prospective schools with
their preschool teachers as part of their
transition to school program.
The children met the principal and
observed a class in action.
Many of the children’s parents also
attended a getting ready for school night.
For further information or to request
a copy of the College Prospectus
please contact the Registrar,
Mrs Louise Raffo on 02 9977 5111
or [email protected]
Limited places available in
some year groups.
Darley Rd, Manly Phone: 02 9977 5111 www.stpaulsmanly.nsw.edu.au
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THE MANLY DAILY, Saturday, October 20, 2012
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