What makes me, me?

Today we were lucky to have a visit from a real life geneticist, Jess, who taught us about DNA, traits, cells and genes.

Eyes, tongues and ears were all examined as we investigated our similarities and differences.

Some questions this generated for us to investigate further:

‘Why do we have cells?’

‘Why is my eye colour different from my family?’

‘Are there cells inside cells?’

‘Why is my pet like me?’

‘How come I have blue eyes and my mum and dad have brown eyes?’

‘How do we get allergies?’

‘How come your hair goes grey?’

‘Why do we have accents?’

If you would like to continue the conversation with your child, here’s the video we watched during the session:


Thank you so much Jess for your time!

Geneticist visit




Learning learning learning

Here are some snaps of:

- us sharing our 'What makes me, me?" items for inquiry

- us writing our own survey questions and collecting data from our peers in maths (turns out we like holidays more than school)

- postcards we have written and made which are on display

- our place value octopuses 

- our teamwork understandings hands

- the daily timetable we made in 2P


What makes me, me?

What makes me, me?



Helpers needed

And so another year begins! Chelsea is need of some help in the art room. The details are:

  • Wednesday the 28th of Feb.
  • 8:50am – 9:50am
  • 6 spots
  • Help with cutting out the eyes on the Prep masks and other general art room jobs.
  • If you’d like to help out, please put your name down on the list on the art noticeboard outside the art room.

Your help would be much appreciated!

Fern Gully Day Camp

Today the grade twos went to Fern Gully Day Camp in Healesville. Some of the activities we enjoyed were:

  • Lows ropes Course
  • Commando Course
  • Zip line
  • Hut Building
  • Bush walk and tour
  • Trampoline

As you can see, we had a blast!

Refugee Week

Refugee Week is next week, June 18th to 24th, and Bell PS will be celebrating…
a) Students are asked to come to school dressed in clothes from a nationality of their choice. 
b) Students are asked to bring a non perishable food (please see flyer link below) to donate to ASRC. There are five foods ASRC have requested – family biscuits, dried chickpeas or lentils, tinned tomatoes or paste, basmati rice and coconut cream or milk. Classroom teachers will provide a tub for donations.
c) Students will participate in a Refugee Week activity in their classrooms.