Cross Country

On Thursday 24th of April, all Grade 3-6 students competed in the Killara Cross Country.


We began the course outside of school and ran alongside the creek, before re-entering the school and finishing at the end of the race track. Below is a map showing where we ran:

Cross country course

Miss Fraser had the task of starting each age group’s race because she had a megaphone. At the start line, we took some photos known as “selfies”

Our Selfie

Our Selfie





Congratulations to Emma and Sarah, who have made it through to the next round!

Have you ever competed in a Cross Country before? Do you have any tips for running long distances?

Launching Genius Hour

Today, Miss Fraser showed us a video called “Caine’s Arcade”

We really enjoyed watching the video and seeing all of Caine’s creations out of cardboard! Miss Fraser showed us this video to help us understand that small ideas can turn into big inventions (and someday, lots of money!)

Caine’s Arcade helped to spark some interesting ideas of our own. Next term, we will be spending 20% of our class time learning, designing and creating things that we are interested in. Some general ideas that have come up are;

  • Our own arcade games
  • Magic
  • Languages
  • Building machines like billycarts or model cars
  • Recording our own music

Over the school holidays, we will be thinking about our “big” question and what we can spend our Genius Hour working on.

What would you learn about, design or create if you had the chance? Have you ever done Genius Hour at your school? What did you focus on?