Image result for storyathonCan you write a story that is EXACTLY 100 words?

STORYATHON is an exciting and free online event for Year 3 to Year 8 from Australia and New Zealand. Students are challenged to write a story that is EXACTLY 100 words.

Writing microstories is fun and provides students with an opportunity to celebrate writing. They’re tiny narratives challenging students to tighten their language, experiment with words and focus their message.

Grade 4 students have been given their own unique username and password and over the next few weeks write microstories at home on the following themes

  • Mythical Creature
  • Weird Adventure

Parents, you have a bit of homework yourself. We challenge you to write your

own microstory. Your theme is Space. Post your story in the comment section or bring it in with your child to share.

We look forward to reading these microstories.

Tournament of the Minds

Since the beginning of Term 2, students across 4, 5 and 6 have filled the Tournament of the Minds club with great enthusiasm, creativity and passion. Today’s activity got the students to think of the importance of particular items in a room and then portray that object while also persuading the audience why they should not be thrown out! For example…. I’m a light bulb, you can’t see without me! I’m a couch, I’m there for you to relax and wind down on after a long hard day!
The students used great collaboration, critical thinking and drama skills all while having a lot of fun in their teams!

 of Minds. TOM offers teams of students the opportunity to solve authentic, open-ended challenges that foster creative, divergent thinking whilst developing collaborative enterprise, excellence and teamwork. 


TOMS team – Miss Meredith, Lisa and Dan


Bike Education

Bike Education will commence on Monday 20th May and will run every Monday for 4 weeks (no session on 10/6 as this is a public holiday). The dates are listed below.

  • 20/05
  • 27/05
  • 03/06
  • 17/06

The sessions will be run by Matt and Rebecca and students are encouraged to bring their own bike and helmet to school. There will be a small number of bikes available for those students who do not have their own bike.

Bikes are to be dropped off at the shelter shed at the beginning of the day and will stay there until they are used. This will be an out of bounds area for the day so bikes will be safe.

We are holding a Bike Ed/Bike Camp information session on Wednesday 22nd May in rooms 20/21.

Melbourne City visit

Today, Melbourne City FC players James Delianov and Connor Matcalfe came down and spent time with the Grade 4 students. They spoke about not only playing for Melbourne City, but also their time representing their country at junior levels.

After a Q&A with the players, the students got a chance to run around and play soccer with them, as well as grab a few autographs. It was a brilliant morning with all students getting into it.

Melbourne City FC visit

On Tuesday 2nd April, Connor Metcalfe and James Delianov from Melbourne City will be coming down to have a chat and hang out with the Grade 4 students. This is a great opportunity for students to ask questions about them individually and the sport, get autographs and hang out with 2 professional athletes.


We have a few students who are already looking forward to this visit, as well as a few who are dreading it (sorry Melbourne Victory supporters).

Jacqueline Harvey

Today, award-winning children’s author Jacqueline Harvey visited us. She went through how to become a spy and shared her inspiration behind her new series Kensey and Max. We learnt so much about her life, how she became an author and some tips on how to become brilliant writers!

Ride2School Day

Bell Primary School is excited to be celebrating National Ride2School Day on Friday 22 March 2019. In the spirit of embracing a healthy and happy start to the day, we encourage all students and their families to leave the car at home and give riding, walking, scooting or skating to school a go.

National Ride2School Day is the perfect opportunity to kick-start new healthy habits and promote the many benefits of active transport for our community. If you can’t actively travel the whole way, consider parking the car nearby and riding or walking the rest of the way.

It’s going to be a wheelie good day and we hope to see you there!

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