Chinese

Templeton’s Chinese language program is run by Mrs Xiao-mei Lin and Mr Robin Miao. It starts from Grade Prep, with a focus on Chinese Cultural studies. Grade 3 – 6 students attend full immersive language lessons once a week. Due to the high number of students at Templeton with an Asian background, we also run a full extension program to further develop our students’ Language skills.

Chinese dragons are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology and Chinese folklore. The dragons have many animal-like forms such as turtles, fish, and imaginary creatures, but they are most commonly depicted as snake-like with four legs. In yin and yang terminology, a dragon is yang and complements a yin fenghuang ("Chinese phoenix"). Chinese dragons traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it. With this, the Emperor of China usually used the dragon as a symbol of his imperial power and strength.
The Rooster ranks tenth out of the 12 animals in the 12-year Chinese zodiac cycle. 2017 is a year of the Rooster. What a Year of the Rooster Is Every 12 years there is a Rooster year, beginning at Chinese New Year. A year of the Rooster always comes after a Monkey year and before a Dog year. Years of the Rooster include 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029.
Tell one person "nǐ hǎo." The standard way of greeting someone is in Chinese with this informal Mandarin "hello." Translated directly, the phrase means something along the lines of "you better." In Chinese script, this greeting is written as 你好. This greeting is roughly pronounced as knee how" "Ni" in this case is pronounced as a second/rising tone because it is located before another third tone word. "He" is a third tone word (the pitch of your voice should dip slightly and then rise to a higher pitch).
In Chinese language, China is written as "中国" (Zhong Guo). This Chinese word is comprised of two Chinese characters, "中" and "国"。 "中" (Zhong) here means the central or middle part of the whole world. "国" (Guo) usually means a country, a nation or a large land. So "中国" as a whole means a country that locates in the centre of the world. For a long period of time, about 5 thousand years, ancient Chinese believed that the land they were living in was the centre of the whole world. That's because ancient China had a far more superior culture and an extremely vast territory compared with nearby countries.

ICT

Our Information and Communications Technology (ICT) program has been running at Templeton since 2000, when Les Boag, Keith Foster, Mark Johnson and the School Council built our Computer Lab in the main building. Our Lab has recently been refurbished with brand new furniture and 30 new workstations running Windows 10. At the end of 2015, we have expanded the Library program to incorporate 20 refurbished work stations.

Our ICT program is designed to not only extend the skills of children in word processing, presentations and educational games, but provide opportunities to explore web building, animation and movie making.

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Grade Prep

 

 

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In Foundation we have a bank of 20 iPads and 15 desktop computers. The students have access to the Library and Computer Lab, and attend a 45 minute weekly ICT lesson. Programs and websites explored by the Preps in ICT include:

2Publish

2Animate

Reading Eggs

KidPix

Tux Typing

Elf Tales

ABCYA

 

Grade 1

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In Grade 1 we have a trolley of 20 laptops and 24 desktop computers. The students have access to the Library and Computer Lab, and attend a 45 minute weekly ICT lesson. Programs and websites explored by Grade 1 in ICT include:

2Publish

2Animate

Reading Eggs

KidPix

Tux Typing

Elf Tales

ABCYA

PowerPoint

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Grade 2

 

 

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In Grade 2 we have 26 desktop computers and a trolley of 28 Laptops, shared with Grade 3. The students have access to the Library and Computer Lab, and attend a 45 minute weekly ICT lesson. Programs and websites explored by Grade 2 in ICT include:

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Paint.Net

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Cyber Safety

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Kahootz

Our Grade 2 students also begin On-Demand Testing in the Computer Lab in May and November

 

Grade 3

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In Grade 3 we have 26 desktop computers and a trolley of 28 laptops, shared with Grade 2. The students have access to the Library and Computer Lab, and attend a 45 minute weekly ICT lesson. Programs and websites explored by Grade 3 in ICT include:

Kahootz

Word

Excel

Cyber Safety

Animation

Publisher

Our Grade 3 students undertake On-Demand Testing in the Computer Lab in May and November

 

Grade 4

 

 

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In Grade 4 we have 28 desktop computers shared across two mini-labs. The students have access to the Library and Computer Lab, and attend a 45 minute weekly ICT lesson. Programs and websites explored by Grade 4 in ICT include:

Cyber Safety

Green Screen Animation

Webcams & Animation

Paint

Kahootz

Publisher

Our Grade 4 students undertake On-Demand Testing in May and November in the Computer Lab

 

Grade 5

 

 

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In Grade 5 we have 20 desktop computers, a bank of 20 lap tops and 10 Windows tablets. The students have access to the Library and Computer Lab, and attend a 45 minute weekly ICT lesson. Programs and websites explored by Grade 4 in ICT include:

Photography

Cyber Safety

Green Screen Animation

Webcams & Animation

Paint

Kahootz

Publisher

Lego

Excel

Powerpoint

Our Grade 5 students undertake On-Demand Testing in May and November in the Computer Lab

 

Grade 6

 

 

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In Grade 6 we have a mini-lab of 28 desktop computers and a trolley of 20 lap tops. The students have access to the Library and Computer Lab, and attend a 45 minute weekly ICT lesson. Programs and websites explored by Grade 4 in ICT include:

Photography

Scratch

PowerPoint

Excel

Cyber Safety

Green Screen Animation

Kahootz

Publisher

Our Grade 6 students undertake On-Demand Testing in May and November in the Computer Lab

 

Photography

 

Students in Grade 5 and 6 using a Canon D100 SLR experimented with different lighting, exposure and focus using different mediums. These included portrait, nature, close up and action shots. The 4 week intensive sessions produced excellent results and students then used editing software to enhance their photographs by looking at sharpening items, removal of objects through use of airbrush, cropping and improving colour balance.

Library

The Templeton Primary School Library is the learning hub of our school. It is home to a vast collection of non-fiction and fiction texts, teacher resources and the Edupass server room. Our library was reconfigured in 2015 to incorporate 25 desktop computers and the latest Library Bookmark software. The Library was renamed the Elizabeth Jones Memorial Library in honour of former staff member Elizabeth Jones, who passed away in 1987.

 

 

 

 

“It’s going to be all right, sir,” Harry said over and over again, more worried by Dumbledore’s silence than he had been by his weakened voice. “We’re nearly there … I can Apparate us both back … don’t worry …”

 “I am not worried, Harry,” said Dumbledore, his voice a little stronger despite the freezing water. “I am with you.”

J.K Rowling

Performing Arts

Our Performing Arts program is run by Mrs Wood and Mrs Taylor from our School Council funded centre located near the Top Junior Playground. The program incorporates music, performance and dance, while Grade 2-6 students also have the opportunity to learn specialised instrumental music lessons. In Term 3, Grade Prep learns Bush Dancing, culminating in a Bush Dance in the GP Room. The Grade 2 cohort conducts a performance night in Term 3 run by Mrs Taylor.

The Grade 6 Musical is the highlight of every year at Templeton, with our Grade 6 students always delivering a spectacular night of entertainment. Led by Pam Wood and Kristy Phang, our Performing Arts Team has staged a Musical every year since 1996. Students audition in November, followed by rehearsals beginning in February. At the end of Term 2, our students deliver the performance at Forest Hill Secondary College. In 2017, our musical is ‘The Amazing Adventures of SuperStan.’

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Physical Education

All students at Templeton are assigned a House, named after one of four Australian Sports Legends. Throughout the week, students are awarded House Points for good behaviour, academic achievements and sport. Every Friday at assembly, our House Captains announce the winning House for the week. Points are accumulated throughout the year, with the winning House awarded the House Trophy. Our House Captains are elected every year from Grade 6. These students lead their House in all sporting events at the school.

Click on each Australian Sports Legend to find out more about the namesake of your House:

Ian Michael Chappell (born 26 September 1943) is a former cricketer who played for South Australia and Australia. He captained Australia between 1971 and 1975 before taking a central role in the breakaway World Series Cricket organisation. Born into a cricketing family—his grandfather and brother also captained Australia—Chappell made a hesitant start to international cricket playing as a right-hand middle-order batsman and spin bowler. He found his niche when promoted to bat at number three. Known as "Chappelli", he earned a reputation as one of the greatest captains the game has seen.

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Raelene Ann Boyle AM, MBE (born 24 June 1951) is an Australian retired athlete, who represented Australia at three Olympic Games as a sprinter, winning three silver medals. In 1998, Boyle was named one of 100 National Living Treasures by the National Trust of Australia. Boyle was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996 and is a board member of Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA).

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Shane Elizabeth Gould, MBE (born 23 November 1956) is an Australian former competition swimmer who won three gold medals, a silver medal and a bronze at the 1972 Summer Olympics. She is the only person, male or female, to hold every world freestyle record from 100 metres to 1500 metres and the 200-metre individual medley world record simultaneously, which she did from 12 December 1971 to 1 September 1972. She is the first female swimmer ever to win three Olympic gold medals in world record time, and the first swimmer, male or female, to win Olympic medals in five individual events in a single Olympics.

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John David Newcombe, AO, OBE is a former tennis player from Australia who won seven Grand Slam singles titles and an all-time record 17 doubles titles. He is one of the few men to have been ranked world No. 1 in both singles and doubles.

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PEEP

Our PEEP program is designed to extend the sporting ability of some of our Grade 5 and 6 students. Students have the opportunity to learn horse riding, surfing, rock climbing and a tree top obstacle course.

PEEP Surfing @ Smiths Beach, Phillip Island
Trees Adventure in Belgrave
Horse Riding @ Gunnamatta Trail Rides
Clip and Climb Rock Climbing in Richmond

If you do the work, you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.

Michael Jordan

Visual Arts

We offer a stimulating visual arts program which encourages creative and imaginative ways of thinking. Students have the opportunity to express their knowledge, ideas and feelings in an individual and expressive way. We inspire the development of a strong sense of aesthetic appreciation, and skills and techniques in a range of media in all students.

2007 Art Show Winner 'Butterfly' by Karen 6M
2009 Art Show Winner 'Nature Collage' by Elizabeth Prep M
2013 Art Show Winner 'The Tree' By Alana 4M
2015 Art Show Winner 'The Fox' By Kal 4T

We aim to inspire in our students an appreciation of all art forms and instil an ongoing enjoyment for visual arts

2003 Art Show Winner 'The Trees' by Madeleine 6M
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