Pyjama Day

**Guest Post by Keely**

On Thursday 30th of July, all of Killara’s students and teachers came to school in their favourite pyjamas. We are supporting the Pyjama Foundation also known as The Love for Learning Foundation. It was made to make a positive impact on the lives of children in foster care. They match a child in foster care with an adult to do learning based activities for 1 hour. The adults are called Pyjama Angels. All together our school raised $693.50.

Did you enjoy coming to school in your pyjamas?

Do you think we could raise more money next year for such a worthy cause?

Upcoming Family Science Night

Killara’s Family Science Night is approaching us very quickly. On Wednesday 19th August we invite everyone to a fun night of “Making Waves – The Science of Light”. In order to make this night a huge success we ask for your participation in donating a range of resources. We request that these items are thoroughly cleaned and in good condition:

Empty cans, plastic bottles, clear plastic and foam cups, plastic straws, icy-pole sticks, toothpicks, cling wrap cylinders, small and large paper plates, zip-locked bags, googly eyes, pom poms, balloons, fishing line and rubber bands.

Thank you all for your help.

Will you be attending our Family Science Night? What do you think might happen there?

End of Semester 1

**Guest Post By Lily Morgan**

 Semester 1 was full of exciting activities, like The Forensics Incursion, Cross Country, and My Goals. (You will hopefully learn more about these in other blog posts.)

We received midterm Reports that we had decorated imaginatively, and hopefully they were all about your amazing and attractive qualities and full of great grades.

All the students enjoyed the fantastic activities Miss Fraser had, and are looking forward to the holidays so we can have a fresh start on term 3.

What are you planning to do on the Holidays?

What was your favourite thing we did this Semester?

S.O.L.E – Would the World Work Without Science?

**Guest Post by Keely**

S.O.L.E stands for…

Self

Organised

Learning

Environment/s

S.O.L.E was a project started in India. It is a way of expressing your opinion where you are the boss of your brain. We are currently doing a S.O.L.E project. Our big idea is, the world would work without science. It is in relation to our Inquiry unit Science. You use different materials including the internet, books etc. You make a poster or power point to show your personal opinion. It is done in little groups. You don’t just have to work with one group you can change groups as much as you desire. I don’t believe the world would work without science because we wouldn’t have the medication we have now and the plague and other curable diseases would have killed most of us by now.

Do you think the world would work without science? Why?