Independent Reading

As part of our Start Up program and getting the students settled and into a routine, Independent Reading plays a significant part of our Literacy program.  The images demonstrate how students use this silent independent reading to dive into what interests them most.  It might be an information text, a comic, a chapter book…but whatever their choice the kids at Bell are definitely avid readers.

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Mindmapping – 3/4 E as members of the Bell P.S School Community

The 3/4E Learning Community have spent the first two weeks of school learning about one another as well as revising the Bell P.S School Values.

As part of a whole class discussion during the week, our class discussed the importance of all members of the school community living the school values of:

Respect, Learning, Teamwork, Honesty and Creativity

We place a large emphasis on upholding these school values and we encourage the entire school community to work together to experience success at school, at home and within the wider community.

Our class has broken down each value and worked with the rest of the Year 3/4 team to develop a shared ‘Code of Conduct’ that has been agreed upon. Our class went even further and created a mind map about who in our school community should use our school’s core values to help us achieve our PERSONAL BEST.

Here are some student reponses to our mind map!

We worked on a mind map about our school community. We identified that staff, students, parents and people who run ‘after school hour programs’ at Bell as the people who should work together to see us achieve our personal best – Audrey

We took part in a really good lesson about the Bell P.S school community. We spoke about the staff (teachers, principal, vice principal), the students (clubs, classes, leadership) and parents (fundraising, parent helpers) working together – Evie.


3-4 Information Night

Please make a note that we will be holding a Grade 3/4 Information night on February 12th from 6.00 – 7.00pm in the Learning Centre.  We look forward to seeing you there.

3/4 Team


Communication satchels

Hi Parents,

Today we sent home blue ‘communication satchels’ with students. The satchels are to remain in students bags and we encourage you to check them daily. The satchels will include all communication going home, for example, newsletters, excursion forms, notices, etc. We are aware that from time to time paper goes missing so we are hoping that this whole school system will eliminate this.

Thanks 3/4 Team