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What is it like in…North Korea?

Our Year sixes have been learning all about countries around the world. So far their investigations have led to discoveries about what it is liek to live in contries such as Russia, Germany, and North Korea. Quite often these places are very different in many ways to...

Summarising: What’s it all about?

Being able to read is an extremely useful skill to have. For many people, it is one of life’s pleasures. But what is the purpose of reading? We might read a text to gather information about a topic or idea. We might read a text to learn how to do or make something. We...

Keep those comments coming!

In the last week our school reached a significant milestone, we reached over 100,000 total submissions on Seesaw. During our remote learning periods this year we have averaged around 10,000 pieces of work being submitted each week. While these numbers are mind...

Let’s Keep Reading!

I know we have said it hundreds of times, but here is it one more time....2020 has been like no other! We have been thrust into home learning not once but twice! Even when we returned to school we faced many different restrictions which meant school was very...

Technology at Bourchier

Bourchier Street Primary School (BSPS) uses technology as one way of developing skills, knowledge and behaviours students will need as responsible citizens in our global community.  Students learn collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking in a...

Work it! How worked examples can prevent overload!

Our year long focus on High Impact Teaching Strategies will continue with an in depth look at worked Examples. A key component of a teacher's repertoire a worked example demonstrates the steps required to complete a task or solve a problem. By scaffolding the...

Readers Notebooks at Bourchier!

This afternoon Emma walked us through some of the theory behind Readers Notebooks. Every student in our school now has their Readers Notebooks. We were provided with many examples of what should go into Readers Notebooks and spent some time owning our notebooks by...

Around the Grounds…

From the small and narrow SCG, to the slick Etihad and finishing with the grand MCG, today we went 'around the grounds' with Andrea Hillbrick.  An immeasurably practical session full of ideas that will help bring high levels of...

Comprehension: Putting the pieces together…

On Monday afternoon Eron and Liz guided us through some key bits of research into reading comprehension. The discussion was rich and we were able to become quite creative as we mapped out and visualised our key take aways from the session. Please access this page for...

Leading Literacy

Emma and I recently attended day one of DET's Leading Literacy (for networks) course at McGuire College in Shepparton. The course is divided into five modules and unpacks high quality and research-based literacy pedagogy. This course will help us design professional...
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What is it like in…North Korea?

Our Year sixes have been learning all about countries around the world. So far their investigations have led to discoveries about what it is liek to live in contries such as Russia, Germany, and North Korea. Quite often these places are very different in many ways to...

Summarising: What’s it all about?

Being able to read is an extremely useful skill to have. For many people, it is one of life’s pleasures. But what is the purpose of reading? We might read a text to gather information about a topic or idea. We might read a text to learn how to do or make something. We...

Keep those comments coming!

In the last week our school reached a significant milestone, we reached over 100,000 total submissions on Seesaw. During our remote learning periods this year we have averaged around 10,000 pieces of work being submitted each week. While these numbers are mind...

Let’s Keep Reading!

I know we have said it hundreds of times, but here is it one more time....2020 has been like no other! We have been thrust into home learning not once but twice! Even when we returned to school we faced many different restrictions which meant school was very...

Technology at Bourchier

Bourchier Street Primary School (BSPS) uses technology as one way of developing skills, knowledge and behaviours students will need as responsible citizens in our global community.  Students learn collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking in a...

Around the Grounds…

From the small and narrow SCG, to the slick Etihad and finishing with the grand MCG, today we went 'around the grounds' with Andrea Hillbrick.  An immeasurably practical session full of ideas that will help bring high levels of...

Comprehension: Putting the pieces together…

On Monday afternoon Eron and Liz guided us through some key bits of research into reading comprehension. The discussion was rich and we were able to become quite creative as we mapped out and visualised our key take aways from the session. Please access this page for...

Leading Literacy

Emma and I recently attended day one of DET's Leading Literacy (for networks) course at McGuire College in Shepparton. The course is divided into five modules and unpacks high quality and research-based literacy pedagogy. This course will help us design professional...