The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Year 3S News

3S had a very lovely start to Spring Term, with our first Outdoor Education experience. We were lucky enough to visit the John Forrest National Park, where we learned about Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories and the meaning behind them. We studied different colours and Aboriginal symbols before sitting down next to a beautiful babbling brook to hear a version of the Rainbow Serpent. Using this, and the wonderful surrounds as inspiration, we created dot paintings to tell our own Dreamtime stories. After this, we went on a bushwalk to explore the park even further. We learned about native trees as well as wilderness survival skills. Overall, it was a great day out and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the Scotch College Outdoor Education team for the experience.

In other news, our art unit is sadly coming to an end. We participated in so many exciting activities over the past six weeks, including visiting the Sneakerheads exhibition at the Western Australian Art Gallery and walking the streets of Northbridge to learn about street art. Furthermore, in class, we completed a number of fun and engaging art projects. Some of them included creating pictures using mathematical lines, drawing symmetrical pictures of our faces and publishing several pieces of poetry. It was a rich, deep and engaging unit that we thoroughly enjoyed, however, we look forward to our next adventure where we will be learning about cultures within Australia.

Miss Larree Spingall
Year 3S Teacher