Week 1 and 2 Mappen – Looking Backwards to Look Forwards


Posted by misscarey | Posted in Discoveries | Posted on 23/04/2016

We have had a very busy start to our new Mappen topic for this term ‘Looking Backwards to Look Forwards’.

Our focus so far has been on Gallipoli and ANZAC Day. The students have been very interested in the topic so far.

Students have worked in groups to research the significance of ANZAC Day symbols, the duration of the wars that Australia has been involved in and written about what they know or have experienced about ANZAC Day.

Optional Task! ANZAC Day interview


Posted by misscarey | Posted in Discoveries, Tasks | Posted on 22/04/2016

If you are going to the ANZAC Day service, you might like to interview a war veteran. Make sure that you are prepared! Have your questions typed or written with space to write answers, OR have your questions ready and get your parent to film.

Please bring the video into school on a USB and we will share your video at our 3/4 Discoveries Expo at the end of term.


Here are some questions that you could ask them:

  • What is your name?
  • What war did you serve in?
  • How old were you when you enlisted?
  • Where did you serve and for how long?
  • Would you like to share any memories?
  • Thank you for talking to me about your time in the war.

Feel free to plan more questions to ask.

Miss Carey

Week 7 Mappen – Community Services


Posted by misscarey | Posted in Discoveries | Posted on 11/03/2016

One of the tasks that students completed this week was to work together to list all the services in the Ararat community that help them. We then categorized the benefits as being for health, happiness or safety.




Posted by misscarey | Posted in Discoveries | Posted on 08/03/2016

“What does my community provide to support my well being and that of other community members across all ages?”

Please write your answer in the comments section below. Make sure you tell us if it helps your health, safety, social life or other.

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