Year 4

Year 5 & 6

Year 5 & 6

APSMO Maths Problem Solving

Maths Games and Maths Olympiad

Extension and Enrichment Programs

At Templeton we offer extension and enrichment programs for eligible students in Mathematics: Maths Games in Year 4 and Maths Olympiad in Years 5 and 6. The students will be involved in Mathematics Rotations at the same time as these programs so they are not withdrawn from their daily classroom program.

The Australasian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiads (APSMO) are unique in that they focus on the students’ ability to solve mathematical problems in a creative manner – as opposed to simply reaching a solution using a prescribed method.

The APSMO Maths Olympiad has been operating in primary schools since 1987 and high schools since 2003. Each year thousands of schools participate in the competition from around Australia and New Zealand.

The Maths Olympiad and Maths Games are an ideal complement to the school curriculum. The main aims of the competitions are to:

  • Introduce students to important mathematical concepts
  • Teach major strategies and develop flexibility for problem solving
  • Foster creativity and ingenuity and strengthen intuition
  • Stimulate enthusiasm and enjoyment of mathematics
  • Provide for the satisfaction, joy and thrill of meeting challenges
Victorian High Achievers Program

The Victorian High Ability Program (VHAP)

The Victorian High Ability Program focuses students on tasks that stimulate critical thinking, problem solving and creativity – enriching their understanding of English and Mathematics. The program does not focus on accelerating students through core Victorian Curriculum content, instead students will be pushed out of their learning comfort zone to become critical thinkers.

The Victorian High‐Ability Program (VHAP) is delivered online and students engage with the program in both synchronous and asynchronous learning with a teacher using Virtual Schools Victoria. As part of the program students complete the following tasks:

  • Synchronous Learning

Over 10 sessions, they will attend one 55‐minute synchronous online lesson per week with their online teacher.

  • Asynchronous Learning

Outside of the allocated time, students will complete further activities. It is anticipated that this will take students approximately 30‐40 minutes per session.

Student Selection
Only students who have been selected by the Department of Education and Training are able to participate in the program. As part of the selection process, the Department will analyse student achievement data to assess student readiness and ability to participate in this program. Selected students will only be offered a place in up to one course each term. This is to balance the load on students of additional course work outside of core subjects and to minimise the impact of missing more than ten regular classes per term.
Students will be invited to participate across multiple years if they are deemed eligible.

COURSES
Patterns: From Symbols to Secrets (primary mathematics Years 5 – 6)
This course will encourage students to discover that mathematics is not about ‘getting to the answer’, by demonstrating there are often multiple solutions and multiple strategies. Students will explore concepts that are not usually covered in the primary mathematics curriculum, such as number patterns, alternative numeral systems and cryptography. They will be pushed to view mathematics as a process of exploration, and encouraged to ask questions, make conjectures, and test ideas.

The Power of the Pen (primary English Years 5 – 6)
This course will help students explore the purpose and impact of writing. They will consider a world without writing, examine the history of writing, and have the opportunity to extend their story writing skills. They will engage in narrative masterclasses focused on plot, character, setting, perspective, voice and genre. They will explore humorous and optimistic texts, the difference between writing to control and writing to empower, and the ways in which writing can change hearts and minds.

Templeton’s Chinese language program is run by Mrs Xiao-mei Lin and Mr Robin Miao. Our Year P – 6 students attend full immersive language lessons once a week in our LOTE Room. Due to the high number of students at Templeton with an Asian background, we also run an extension program to further develop our students’ Language skills.

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).

 

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.

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.

In line with DET guidelines following 2020 Remote Learning, any students who would like to retain their leased laptop in 2021 needs to contact the Principal via email by 1 March 2021. 

 

Social Media
Computer
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

Saving, Opening Files

 

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:

Word

Paint.Net

Paint

Cyber Safety

2Publish

Publisher

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

 

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. The Library was renamed the Elizabeth Jones Memorial Library in honour of former staff member Elizabeth Jones, who passed away in 1987.

Elizabeth Jones

1957 – 1987

Teacher, Colleague and Friend

Dear Parents,
 
Issue 6 of Book Club is now online.  You can simply click on the link below to view the catalogue.  Purchases will be online via loop and delivered to your home for a flat delivery fee of $5.99.  (Tip – if you are purchasing for more than one child, purchase under one students name so that you only pay one delivery charge.)
 

Link:       https://www.scholastic.com.au/media/5667/bc-620.pdf

Look out for:

  • 66 titles @ $6 or under
  • Lots of activity kits to keep kids entertained
  • Books packs with huge savings
  • Popular series, Bad Guys, Dog Man, Pig the Pug, Captain Underpants, The Cranky Bear, Babysitters Club, Ella & Olivia, Weirdo, Marvel, Minecraft, Goosebumps
  • Classic literature packs, including Roald Dahl
  • Graphic Novels
  • So much more……..

Happy Reading!

Jennie Glembin

Book Club Organiser/Library Coordinator

Issue 6

“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

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.

Tut Tut

Tut Tut

2021

Trailer
Tut Tut

Tut Tut

2020

Trailer
Rock Bottom

Rock Bottom

2019

Trailer
Porridge

Porridge

2018

Trailer
The Amazing Adventures of Superstan

The Amazing Adventures of Superstan

2017

Trailer
Ali Baba & the Bongo Bandits

Ali Baba & the Bongo Bandits

2016

Trailer
Robin & the Sherwood Hoodies

Robin & the Sherwood Hoodies

2015

Trailer
What a Knight

What a Knight

2014

Pirates of the Curry Bean

Pirates of the Curry Bean

2013

Go for Gold

Go for Gold

2012

Kids in Paradise

Kids in Paradise

2011

All's Well That Ends Swell

All's Well That Ends Swell

2010

Jurassic Lark

Jurassic Lark

2009

Kids at Sea

Kids at Sea

2008

Danger Kids

Danger Kids

2007

Choc-o-Block

Choc-o-Block

2006

Dog Gone Crazy

Dog Gone Crazy

2005

The Cat and the Riddle

The Cat and the Riddle

2004

Calamity James

Calamity James

2003

Masquerade

Masquerade

2002

Bats

Bats

2001

Kings

Kings

2000

Man of Steel

Man of Steel

1999

Holes in Soles

Holes in Soles

1998

Currawong Creek

Currawong Creek

1997

Rat Race

Rat Race

1996

 

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:

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).
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.
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).
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.
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.

 

 

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
Horse Riding @ Gunnamatta Trail Rides

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed

Michael Jordan

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
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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