The children in Banksia 1, 2 and 3 had a visit from Natalee and Te’Arna, police officers from the Western Australia Police Force. They spoke to the children about:
- Their job
- The uniform they wear
- The equipment they use
- What to do in an unsafe situation
Natalee also showed us her police vehicle and switched on the flashing lights!
Last Friday the students in Banksia 1, 2 and 3 stood confidently on stage to host the Bull Creek Primary School assembly. They sang the song ‘I Am Australian’. This song is about people coming from different countries to all live in Australia together. The children used some Noongar words instead of English words when singing. Noongar people have lived in the South West of Western Australia for more than 45,000 years. Bull Creek is Whadjuk Noongar country. We accompanied our singing by using Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Auslan is the language of the deaf community in Australia and is used by people who are deaf or hearing impaired. It is used by almost 20,000 people each day. The students did an AMAZING job and were feeling very proud of their efforts. What superstars! How lucky we are to live safely in this country that we all share.
Last week we met Jane from St. John Ambulance. She brought her friend Kura the bear who is a paramedic. They read us a story titled ‘000 Heroes’, and taught us what to do in an emergency.
In Banksia 2, we practised:
- trying on a paramedic’s uniform
- dialling 000 on our pretend mobile phones
- saying tricky words like ‘ambulance’, ‘paramedic’ and ‘emergency’.
The children in Banksia 1 also:
- learnt to identify dangers
- learnt how to tell if there is an emergency
- practised staying safe in an emergency
- practised checking to see if someone is unconscious.
On Thursday we had a visit from Mal, Ryan, Helen and Tony who are fire fighters at Murdoch Fire Station. They brought their big and little fire trucks with them. The children in Banksia 1 and 2 learnt all about a fire fighter’s job, the equipment they use and the protective clothing they wear. We also discussed the difference between safe and unsafe fire. At the end, each child had a great time spraying water from the fire hose and sitting in the fire truck. What a fun day!