Respectful Relationships in SNC

'Respectful Relationships' is another part of the weekly timetable in 456 SNC. These sessions happen usually once a week, and often have a reading, writing or philosophical focus. This included at the start of the year, we began with a 'thinking routine' - the ‘Thinking Compass’. Students were asked to list the following, using 'N/E/S/W' (This... Continue Reading →

The truth? You can’t handle…the truth!

Last week in our philosophy lesson, Su Nei Cieli continued exploring the concept of ‘truth’.   Students were asked to come up with a definition of 'truth'. A seemingly easy task? We discovered it was trickier than you think. Here's what our philosophers started with: Truth is being honest to your values. You want to... Continue Reading →

The (honest to goodness) truth!

Philosophy throughout the past three weeks has connected to a provocation  - 'what is stranger than fiction?' where our 456 SNC philosophers have been discussing the concept of 'truth'. We started with a story 'The Honest To Goodness Truth' by Patricia Mckissak and Giselle Potter. It is about a girl who decides to only tell... Continue Reading →

Week 5 – The wrap up!

The past two weeks has been a hive of activity in 456 SNC. This week we have asked some students to write about what has been happening. Welcome to - the Week 5 wrap up! Sport by Elsie Every Friday the kids in SNC do a sport that they have signed up for, like fitness,... Continue Reading →

Philosophy and ‘Logical Fallacies’

"A logical fallacy is an error in reasoning and logic" (Baxter, Charlotte, Mikki) One of our focuses in philosophy during term 4 has been different forms of reasoning. Students recently learned about 'logical fallacies', when we argue a point using invalid or poor arguments. Students had great fun unpacking logical fallacies made by politicians, and... Continue Reading →

Week 6 – the Wrap up!

The Wrap up! So much news from the wonderful world of Su Nei Cieli! Learning Journals We are still missing a few year 5 and 6 learning journals. If your child could have a look around the house for these, it would be great to have these returned asap so we are all ready for... Continue Reading →

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