Coding at MMPS

Most 12-year-olds love playing videogames — but Thomas Suarez taught himself how to create them. After developing iPhone apps like “Bustin Jeiber,” a whack-a-mole game, he is now using his skills to help other kids become developers.

Students in 6 at Mount Martha Primary School are starting to learn how to code simple apps using Javascript. You can click the links in the Padlets below to have a look at their coding.

Year 6 Apps

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Art Camp

Some lucky Year 6 students started the term with a memorable overnight stay at The Briars for the Art Camp. This camp was organised by Ms Christie and some other Art specialists from various Peninsula schools.

Please enjoy this clip highlighting some of their activities.

Year 6 Urban Camp 2018

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and is ready for a very busy second term. The City Camp was a huge success with the students enjoying all of the amazing activities and experiencing a taste of life in our state capital. Well done to the students for their excellent behaviour and a big thank you to parents who gave up their time to come along and help out. Thanks also to Anna Goss for all her effort in organising such a fantastic camp.

We don’t have all of the photos in yet, but here is a sample of some of the experiences that the students had on camp.

Safer Internet Day

Today was Safer Internet Day and the students were involved in an on line chat about internet safety.

Some important messages from the the day are below.

Safer Internet Day (SID) is an annual, worldwide event held on Tuesday 6 February 2018 to help encourage a better internet, with this year’s theme ‘Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you’. We will be discussing Internet safety at school and reminding students of our school acceptable Internet use agreement, which is signed by families and students upon enrollment at our school. We have a Prep – Year 2 and Year 3-6 internet acceptable use agreement. Copies of the agreement are available in the office foyer and are included below.

All classes will be doing activities to celebrate Safer Internet Day on Tuesday the 6th of February. There are many excellent resources and games for students of all ages and also informative parent information about cyber safety available on the Australian Government Office of the eSafety Commissioner Office website. The school Digital Technologies blog has also a parent page with links to parent information.

Mount Martha Primary School Year 3 – 6 Acceptable Use Internet Agreement