The next school tour will be held on Tuesday the 22nd of October at 9.15. The tour will be hosted by the Principal, Nerida Smith. To attend this tour, please call the main office, on 9573 4600, to book a place. We look forward to welcoming you to our school.
'Sharing the planet' - Abdi Aden
The Level 4 students were absolutely enthralled by their visit from Abdi Aden, the author of the book Shining—The Story of a Lucky Man. Abdi was separated from his parents by civil war in Mogadishu and has a fascinating story to tell. The Level 4 students were absolutely captivated by his story, which informs the ‘Sharing the planet,’ unit of inquiry they are currently completing focusing on the distribution of resources.
Junior School Concert 2019
On Wednesday, 19th June, the Foundation and Level 2 students entertained an audience of 550 with their singing and dancing. It was a fabulous evening of entertainment with a wonderful ‘community feel’. It was a celebration of cultural diversity and our students were proud to showcase their talents on stage. They raised the roof with songs in Boon wurrung, Indonesian, Japanese and also in a Torres Strait Island language. Thank you to all the parents, teachers and students who came together to plan, prepare and execute all the various elements to bring this together, both front and back stage. A special mention to our Performing Arts Co-ordinator, Sarah Childs for her enthusiasm and commitment in the lead up to the concert.
National Reconciliation Week - 27th of May to 3rd of June
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June.
This year Lloyd Street recognised Reconciliation Week in a range of ways, culminating in a whole school assembly on Friday morning. Activities included storytelling, drinking bush tea, and the making of reconciliation arm bands in the library at lunch times or visiting the art room to contribute to the beautiful artworks, above, which are painted in Indigenous style.
Students also took action by creating hair scrunchies, in Indigenous print and donating the money they made to an organisation supporting Indigenous Literacy.
All students have been learning about Reconciliation Week and Indigenous Culture more broadly as part of the classroom program. It was fantastic to hear the students from level 2 to level 4 share their understandings at this morning assembly. It was also wonderful to hear from our Foundation students who shared a song.
We were fortunate to welcome Gheran Steele, CEO of the Boon Wurrang Foundation, Tom Moloney, Vice President of Reconciliation Stonnington and Jenny Goldsmith a representative of Reconciliation Stonnington to our assembly.