Grandparents enjoying our Makerspace.

Our Junior School has an annual Grandparents Day. Each year there is an assembly where students share stories, music and many fabulous talents. This year the focus was on the comparison of teaching and learning today compared to the girls’ grandparents. During the assembly a student flew in a drone…great fun!

Year 2 students invited their grandparents into the library to enjoy some of the activities they experienced during the term. Some shared their interactive ScratchJr game they had made.


Others instructed their grandparents on how to direct and code Spheros to get from one part of the map in ‘My Dog Bigsy’, by Alison Lester, to another part, however the location of this presented a problem so it was re-located and books were used to create challenges for the Spheros!

Grandparents and friends thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity of designing and building a chair from newspaper to carry the weight of a 3D printed statue of ‘me’ attached to a heavy metal bar!

Many students and their grandparents shared stories from our amazing collection of picture books!



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Jackie Child
Jackie Child has been teaching primary aged students for 40 years in a number of countries. She is passionate about how children learn through constructivist pedagogy. She is a Teacher Librarian at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School and a sessional tutor at Griffith University for pre-service teachers. Jackie doesn’t believe in standing still, there is always plenty to ‘do’ and learn!