Week A

Stage 4

Daily Prayer

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Loving Father, I gather in Your presence.

I invite stillness into my heart.

May I breathe in Your peace and breathe out all stress and worry.

Holy Spirit, speak to me through this time in prayer so that the ear of my heart may understand God’s will.

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Cherish and Challenge:

Cherish: When have I felt deeply loved? Who in my life loves me unconditionally?

Challenge: Where can I see God loving me through those moments and those people? Am I aware of how He loves me through my experiences and the people in my relationships?

Loving Father,

Thank you for the gift of love. I pray that you would use me to share your love with others. Help me to live out love. Help me to live out a love that is patient, kind, without envy, without pride. A love that keeps no record of wrongs. A love that always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. May I be brave to love unconditionally.

We pray this in the name of love, Jesus Christ,


Religious Education

Learning Intention

Students will learn about Preferential Option for the Poor and articulate ways that it is visible or not visible in the world.

Success Criteria

I will know I am successful when I can:

  • define Preferential Option for the Poor

  • reflect on examples of Preferential Option for the Poor in action or absent.

  • articulate concrete example for living Preferential Option for the Poor in my life

Aligned to SoS outcome number


Explains the moral imperative of ecological decision making for Christian adherents.

You will need



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Open the Lesson Work document for today where you will:

  1. name principles of Catholic Social Teachings & Church tradition.

  2. identify some causes that lead to poverty

  3. explore suggestions for actions to combat poverty

Supporting my thinking

Activity too hard?

Activity too easy?

  • Have a look at the many encyclicals on this site, and discover what they are about.


Learning Intention

We are learning to use poetry as a form of creative communication to express our feelings and make meaning of past experiences.

Success Criteria

I will know I am successful when I

  • can read a poem about someone else's life experiences

  • can identify the poet's purpose and technical intent of the poem

  • can mimic the use of form and features in my own poetry.

Aligned to English outcomes EN4-1A
Responds to and composes texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure.

You will need

A copy of the Slideshow



Make a copy of the Slideshow and save it to your Google Drive so you can work through the activities for the lesson. Today you will:

  • read a poem.

  • answer some questions in response to the poem.

  • write your own poem, in the style of that which you have read.

Year 7 - Week A - Tuesday

Questions to support my thinking

Activity too hard?

If you are not sure about the poem you have been given to read and mimic, you can select a poem you enjoy or that you have studied previously.

Activity too easy?

If you found this interesting, you can try creating other poems, by mimicking poets that you enjoy.


Learning Intention

We are learning to solve arithmetic problems with positive and negative integers

Success Criteria

I will know I am successful when I …

  • am using different numbers to solve the given problem

  • justifying my choice of numbers

  • explaining how to solve the problem

Aligned to Mathematics outcomesMA4-4NA compares, orders and calculates with integers, applying a range of strategies to aid computationMA4-2WM applies appropriate mathematical techniques to solve problems

You will need




Number Line


Questions to support my thinking

Activity too hard?

Click on this link for task.

Activity too easy?

Click on this link for the task.


Brain Break

Be sure to take a break at least every hour or so.

There are some ideas in the slideshow, but feel free to come up with your own ideas.

S4 Brain Breaks Week A