Welcome back Mrs Ward

Mrs Ward returns to our classroom this Wednesday after her 6 week holiday in South America. She is very much looking forward to seeing the children again and has many wonderful stories to tell them about her adventures. I’m sure there will be lots of excitement on Wednesday morning. Thank you very much to all … [Read more…]

Pre service teacher

You may have noticed another adult in the classroom over the past couple of weeks. Mandy De Lacy is a pre service teacher who will spend 10 days in our classroom observing both Noelene and I and she’ll also take some small groups for her own teaching practise. She is extremely helpful and is enjoying … [Read more…]

Run, Run, as fast as you can…

Thursday saw another busy morning as we made Gingerbread Men with the help of mum’s, Paula, Donna, Rachael, Sandie and Suzette. The Gingerbread Man story was our focus for the week so it was a good opportunity to do some reading, measuring, mixing, rolling and baking. The children had alot of fun and at one stage … [Read more…]


The Grade 1 classrooms were a sea of colour last Wednesday as we celebrated another traditional Book Week activity. R.I.B.I.T. – Reading In Bed Is Terrific is a day where the children (and teachers) wear their pyjamas, dressing gowns and slippers to school. They also bring along their teddy bears, blankets and a favourite book to … [Read more…]

Learning “groups of”

For the past week we have been learning about “groups of” (that’s multiplication to parents!!). The children have had fun making groups using coloured circles and counters before going onto the written format.

Visit by illustrator

Today we were visited by local illustrator, Wendy Straw. Wendy has illustrated many picture story books and is well known for her bold and bright drawings using pastels. Wendy has also written and illustrated a story of her own called “Saffy the duck”. This morning Wendy read her book to the class and showed them … [Read more…]

Who’s behind the book?

Next week we will be celebrating Book Week at NGPS and the children will be involved in a range of activities. Next Tuesday in Grade 1 an illustrator will be visiting us and sharing her artistic talents. Wednesday is R.I.B.I.T. (Reading in Bed is Terrific) where the children (and teachers) come dressed in pyjamas and bring along their … [Read more…]

Why our school is special

Unfortunately our school was once again attacked by vandals over the weekend. The incident has been discussed with the children and I’m sure you have also talked about this at home. The children were given some time to write a list of things they appreciate about our school and why it is a special place to … [Read more…]

Grade 1 Mini Olympics

What a wonderful day we all had at our special Mini Olympics event last Thursday morning. The children were very excited and the change of venue due to the wet and cold weather didn’t dampen their spirits. The events we organised were modified for indoors and the children had fun competing in table tennis, weightlifting, relays, … [Read more…]

Dromkeen – “Meet the Artists”

As previously mentioned on this blog site, Dromkeen in Riddells Creek will be closing in October. One of the last activities they will be conducting will be “Meet the Artists”. Author, Glenda Millard and illustrator, Patricia Mullins are the creators of the picture story book “Lightning Jack”. Glenda will be discussing the text and how to … [Read more…]