Meet our entrepreneurial Year 5 boys! Last term they have developed their very own businesses and just like real-world businesses there was lots to do before they launched. In groups of two or three, the boys conducted market research, product development and testing, secured finances, created marketing strategies, developed sales pitches and more! Their businesses were launched at a Business Expo held in the first week of Term 3, which was attended by Junior School students, teachers and families. It was a great success with product sales raising much needed funds for their chosen charities. Well done boys, what a fantastic achievement and learning experience!
Boys’ Year 5 Classroom Teacher
Fairy Tale Ball
After being postponed from Term 2, on Thursday 15th July the Prep Boys enjoyed coming together with the Prep Girls to enjoy a Fairy Tale Ball. The boys had been learning about fairy tales as part of their literacy lessons, sequencing and retelling stories as well as understanding the elements of narratives. The Ball was a culmination of this learning and a fun way to celebrate the conclusion of this unit of work. There were knights a plenty, handsome princes, a troll from the Three Billy Goats Gruff, Goldilocks’s Baby Bear, wizards and an array of Marvel superheroes.
They showed off their costumes at the Ball, parading them for all to see. The boys brought their best dance moves, enjoying the musical stylings of DJ Kenny at the Ball. Their competitive natures were on display during an online trivia competition undertaken in small groups with questions from the stories we had been studying. The fairy tale characters all were happy to “kiss a few frogs” as they gobbled up a chocolate or lolly frog treat.
The boys and the girls were thrilled to spend time together in a fun, relaxed social event and catch up after the holiday break. We look forward to many more shared events and continuing friendships formed by many of the students in the ELC and building relationships with new friends.
Boys’ Junior School Prep Teacher