Our Recent Projects
Year 5 and Project Utopia (in collaboration with Humiform)
Imagine a world where young people are given permission to dream of a better future and supported to develop the skills and knowledge to bring their vision to life. Are you picturing it? Imagine the impact it could have!
“Anything we ever achieved, started with someone imagining it first.” – Xiye Bastida
At St Kilda Primary School we are daring our students to dream big and empowering them to contribute to a more sustainable and equitable world. In Term 2, Grade 5 students explored the power of their imaginations as a tool for creating change. Project Utopia challenged them to imagine what our community would look like in 2040 if all of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) were achieved.
Students researched the problems that the UN SDGs addressed, discovered solutions to these problems and then channeled this new understanding into their projects. Project Utopia could take any form the students wanted and this meant that every group created something unique that reflected the issues and solutions that were important to them.
Grade 5 are now using their Project Utopias as a roadmap, carefully considering how they can bring about the necessary change in their communities to achieve the UN SDGs. The students hope that when you see their projects and hear their stories, that you’ll be inspired to take action too.
Watch our Year 5 students share their learning about Project Utopia.
Year 4 and the Great Billy Cart Derby
Building and racing a humble billy cart is a rite of passage for many Aussie children – but our Year 4 students at St Kilda Primary have taken this challenge to the next level in our annual Great Billy Cart Derby! Four classes – four teams – making a total of a 16 team line up, ready to race down the center straight of our school oval!
Character, critical and creative thinking, science and design and technologies are just some of the skills and dispositions that our students develop and apply to this unit of work – but at the heart of this project is teamwork. From the very beginning, students collaborate in teams to design, construct and race their billy carts. Journeying through the design process, students begin by creating a team profile; deciding on a name, logo and most importantly, their billy cart colours and design. They learn about health and fitness and the biometrics of successful athletes across a range of sports and then apply this new knowledge to their team fitness regime.
Our parent community are invited to come in to our classrooms to help build our billy carts and of course, to watch in anticipation on race day to see who the winning team will be!
A highlight event for our students and our community – The Great Billy Cart Race is not to be missed!
Click here to watch the Nine New report from our 2019 Billy Cart Derby.