During Science last term, Year 3 explored the weird and wonderful behaviour of heat, light, and electricity. We conducted a few interesting experiments:
Popcorn is a wonder! We began the term by making some. Who would have thought that adding heat to a dried bit of corn would produce a yummy treat. Year 3 discovered that heat makes things expand (and sometimes explode). We learned that heat moves from the hotter object to the colder object. It is the reason we can cook marvelous foods in our ovens, stoves, and BBQ.
Later we explored how light moves and reacts. Light can even travel around corners, if you use a mirror. Year 3 enjoyed experimenting with what happens when we block light. We blocked sunlight with our hands to create shadow puppets.
Did you know a balloon and hair can make electricity? In Year 3 we rubbed a balloon on our hair to create static electricity, and that wasn’t even the coolest part. We cut out some small paper towel drawings. When we moved the charged up balloon toward the paper towel drawings, they danced. We don’t have to look far to see the effects of electricity today. Year 3 were amazed just how many things use electricity, and how much we rely on it.
I was personally struck by just how much we NEED light. Many objects that are hot emit some form of light. Who knows where we would be without the sun shining on us each day and a light in our house each night. In the same way that we need light, we need Jesus. Actually, we need Him more.
I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.
Jesus illuminates the brokenness in our lives. Jesus shows us that He is the only solution to the problem of sin. Jesus reveals God to us so that we can live in deep friendship with Him forever.
As we enjoy the light and warmth of another day, as we flick on a light when dusk begins, as we admire the vast array of stars in our night sky, may we give thanks to Jesus, for being the light of our world.
Keep up to date with important information for this week.
The Parent Portal and Kuyper App will be the primary vehicle for day-to-day communications between the school and parents in 2023. The School Calendar, weekly news, event advice and other essential functions will only be available in the Parent Portal and Kuyper App. At least one parent/carer from each household where your child resides needs access to the portal or app. If you are not already using the App, or need assistance resetting your user account and password, call 4573 2999 and we will assist you to connect.
Nurture Magazine has been sent home to each family via their eldest child. Look for an article by our very own Ruth Thompson on page 20.
Lost Property is over-flowing. Please come and check if any of it is yours, as lost property will be discarded or re-sold at the end of the year.
Parents are reminded to continue testing for COVID and advise us if there is COVID in their household. If concerned, we encourage students to wear a mask at school for their own and others’ protection. In line with NSW Health recommendations, we also ask that close contacts wear a mask indoors and on public transport (including the Kuyper bus) and test regularly. We still have a good supply of RAHT kits. Contact the Office if you would like some sent home.
Reminder to parents to ensure that all fees are paid by the end of year. Contact the Office if you have any concerns.
Families who rely on the Busways service need to know that there have been some changes to the timetables until the end of term. Use the buttons below to access the temporary timetables for Term 4.
Praise God that he continues in his sovereignty through all circumstances. Praise him that he is “the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God” (1 Timothy 1:17), and that he loves us.
Give thanks for holidays, breaks and changes in rhythm. Pray for connection, peace and safety for all our families during these school holidays. Pray for connection and community to grow for all at Kuyper Christian School, particularly at Limelight!
Pray for school families and staff families who are coping with illness and accident: Faithfull, Hill, Eastlake, Armstrong, Gubbins, Huxley, Daly. Pray for good rest, connection and healing for all our families, staff and students.
Give thanks for our Government and those in authority. Pray that they would be led in wisdom and truth to lead our country for the future good of all. Pray that “every person be subject to the governing authorities.” Give thanks that our government has been “instituted by God” (Romans 13:1).
Give thanks for our Board and Executive team as they interview potential new staff members. Pray for one-ness of purpose for our staff, Board, Executive team, and Association as they plan, prepare and budget for 2023. Praise the Lord for His provision to us all the time.
The KUKEumbers are Back!
Got a ukulele? Or borrow one, and join the KUKEcumbers. Come to the music room on Fridays at recess so we can prepare for our comeback performance at LimeLight!