The Water Pirates of Neverland!

 It’s Swabby’s first day on Captain Doorknob’s pirate ship. He’s nervous about the mission he’s been given. If he doesn’t find out what happened to the Captain’s water, he’ll have to walk the plank!

On Friday the 10th of March, all the year two students and teachers participated in our first incursion of the year! It was called The Water Pirates of Neverland: A Boatload of Trouble!!!!!

The interactive performance was about Water. We learnt about the importance of water in our environment, water pollution and ways we can save water at home. The performance was put on by 2 wonderful actors called, Nick and Tayla, they were from the National Theatre for Children. Their programs tackle important life lessons including energy conservation, the environment, health care, financial literacy, smoking prevention, nutrition, recycling, bullying, water conservation, electrical safety and more.

We learnt for easy and significant ways to save water at home. You can save water at home by turning the tap off when you are brushing your teeth, shorten your shower time to 4-7 minutes, fix leaking taps at home and only washing laundry when you have a full load. We all found out some interesting pieces of information on how to conserve water.

Here is what our students thought:

Harry: “It was cool!!!There was a lot of detail.”

Charli: “It was so amazing, I laughed so hard.”

Aiden: “It was FANTASTIC.”

Harrison: “It was good and a bit funny.”

Safe to say, we had a fantastic afternoon learning about ways to conserve water. We all laughed and enjoyed ourselves. It was the perfect way to spend our Friday learning in a different setting.

If you would like to learn more about the National Theatre for Children or even play some games on their interactive website, follow the link or scan the QR code.






Good Morning Everyone!!!

WOW, week 6 already! This term seems to be flying past and we are all enjoying ourselves and maximising our learning, which is fantastic to see.

AACPS is a registered eSmart school. eSmart is a behaviour-change framework that guides the introduction of policies, practices and whole-school change processes to support the creation of a cybersafe or ‘eSmart’ environment. As an eSmart School, we have a strong focus on the right of everyone to be safe and respected, and explicitly teach about this right and associated responsibilities.

All students at ACPS participate in Common Sense Media’s Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum. This curriculum provides the tools needed to teach students how to participate safely, responsibly, and respectfully in today’s digital world. Used by more than 70,000 schools, the curriculum is research-based and covers topics such as Internet safety, cyberbullying, online privacy, and more.

Showbie is a free educational app for teachers and students that makes creating and completing assignments, providing assessments, and storing grades easy. It is perfect for collaboration and utilising our 1:1 iPad program effectively. Showbie is essentially a digital portfolio that students will use from Prep all the way through to Year 6. It is crucial that our students have this app so they can create, collaborate and share their ideas.

Above is 2F’s Showbie class code: DLHEP. It would be fantastic if every student had this app and was able to use technology to its full potential.

Have a fantastic week. Miss Alebakis 🙂

Pancake Day!!!!!

Today in the wonderful classroom community that is 2F and 2G, we celebrated Shrove Tuesday. It is also known as pancake day. We were super excited to find out that we were going to make, and eat pancakes on this special day. Everyone in our classroom absolutely loves pancakes so it was fantastic to see such enthusiasm.

The Recipe
Our Ingredients

We started off by reading through the recipe on how to make dutch pancakes. We discovered that it was a procedural text – a procedural text is something that helps us create or make a product. Students identified the different parts of a recipe, for example, ingredients, cooking time, instructions/method. Using these parts students verbalised what ingredients we needed and more specifically, how much of each ingredient we needed to make enough pancakes for all of us.


Everyone had a turn at adding vital ingredients and worked our way through mixing everything together. After we added and mixed, it was time to cook!!!! The smell of pancake wafted through our classrooms and we were all very excited to taste.


Here’s what our students thought of Pancake Day:

The pancakes were delicious – Brianna 

They were yummy! – Blake 

It was very, very, very fun and exciting – Akshara 

We were making pancakes at school!!!!– Jaipreet 

They were the best pancakes I have ever eaten – Ashton 

They were nice and I liked them – Efe 

We had lots of fun eating the pancakes – Bebaik 

The pancakes were incredible – Chris 

The pancakes were fantastic and looked great – Charli 

We all got a turn at mixing, it was fun – Blessing 

When we were making the pancakes, my favourite part was eating. They were delicious. – Ela 

Pancakes are the best! – Bailey

Stay tuned for more adventures from 2F and 2G 🙂

Miss Alebakis and Mrs Rushworth, and all our amazing students 🙂

2C’s Cultural Identity

In grade 2C, we have been learning about our cultural identity. Our families come from different countries and that’s what makes Australia multicultural. We used a map of the world to find all the places where our families come from. Our families come from India, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Hawaii, Philipines, Malta, Italy, Macedonia, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Lebanon, Syria and Greece. We used books and iPads to find out what the flags of these countries look like and drew them. Here are some photos of us learning about our cultural identity.

From Grade 2C and Mrs Mladenis

Welcome to Year 2

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to our Year 2 blog! Here we will share with you all the amazing learning and fun that has been taking place both inside and outside our classrooms.

We encourage students, parents, grandparents and carers to regularly visit and make comments on our blogs. Please be sure to only use first names to maintain privacy.

Our individual class blogs will help the students learn many important skills, like communicating safely and appropriately in online environments, writing posts, revising and editing, uploading images and files, communicating with others and much more.

Have a great year!!!

From, Mrs Rushworth, Mr Munro, Miss Surplice, Miss Barba, Miss Papargiris, Miss Fernandes-ieu, Mrs Mladenis & Miss Alebakis.

The life cycle of mariposas


This term we worked very hard learning about change. We read La oruga muy hambrienta / The Very Hungry Caterpillar in Spanish, using props, vocabulary cards and timelines. We made our own  mini books to practise our writing .img_1576-3

We played lots of games, interactive games, and learnt some songs. We learnt vocabulary such as oruga (caterpillar), mariposa (butterfly), huevo (egg) and crisalida (cocoon).

We made come beautiful mariposas using washed out markers, pipe cleaners and glitter and they were so much fun to make!

We also learnt the names of fruits, other common foods and the days of the week in Spanish. Thanks to 2C for their fantastic performance!

Did you like the performance?

Los días de la semana from Luluciernaga on Vimeo.

Art – Insect Paintings

Grade 2 Have been linking ideas of ‘Change’ by investigating and colouring insects in parts of the life cycle using blending techniques.  They’ve learnt to practice and give each other productive feedback to improve their drawings and make them as lifelike as possible. The improvements to their work have been fantastic. Please enjoy some of their final images!

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Miss Kirk

Changes in life cycles

We have been making artworks that explore the changes of a caterpillars life cycle. These are the caterpillars on a leaf we made. Next we will be making cocoons with wool and then 3D butterflies.

We made the leaves using watercolour paint and paper, then we cut them out and glued our pom poms on to make the caterpillar. We think they are beautiful, let us know what you think.

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