A dramatic announcement…

Jackson: I love the Drama workshops because its really fun. There's jokes and we play really good games like... Paper Plane: One person has an imaginary paper plane and makes eye contact with another person asking "Paper plane?" then the other person says "Paper plane!". The first person passes the paper plane to the second... Continue Reading →

Debating excursion – week 7

This week we travelled to Ivanhoe to represent BEPS in the 'Regional Debating Day' at Ivanhoe Girls Grammar. Our students participated with great enthusiasm, and teachers were impressed with their attitude, organisation, and the presentation of arguments and ideas. Topics were: 'That all students should ride their bikes to school' 'That we should ban animal... Continue Reading →

‘The Art of Arguing’ returns!

It's back! Debating has returned and the buzz in SNC has been electric! For the past 4 years, Debating has become an integral part of the 4/5/6 program. It is easy to see how such an important skill connects to many aspects of the Victorian Curriculum, such as writing, reading speaking and listening, critical and creative... Continue Reading →

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 →

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