Happy Easter

Hello Grade 1A, Mrs Dawson and Mrs Hollands wish you and your families an enjoyable holiday and a very Happy Easter. We hope Easter bunny visits but don’t eat all that chocolate at once!! If you are going away, have a wonderful time and stay safe. We look forward to seeing you all back at … [Read more…]

Responsible Pet ownership

Yesterday we conducted our Responsible Pet Program. Sharon brought along Chester the beagle and through a slide presentation, posters, role plays and songs we all learnt about angry, happy and scared dogs. We learnt how to approach a dog and what to do if we were confronted by an angry dog. All the students knew how to care for a pet … [Read more…]


This week your child should have brought home a Spell-a-thon sponsor form and a list of spelling words on the reverse side. The Spell-a-thon will be held during the second week of Term 2. This is a fundraising event by the Parents Association and we hope to raise as much money as possible. The holidays … [Read more…]

New Gisborne joins social media- Facebook

Our Parents Association has created a Facebook Group in order to effectively communicate activities, to build community awareness of the PA, to enable parents to contribute and volunteer for various activities and to build our sense of school community. Please support this group as it we are expecting that it will become a prime source … [Read more…]

What is your emergency? Paramedic Visit

Today all Grade One’s were lucky enough to have a visit from a local paramedic, Tim. He has been a paramedic all over Melbourne for over 14 years. Each class was individually spoken to by Tim and then shown through the ambulance. We learnt lots of interesting things from Tim today such as: – It takes four … [Read more…]

Firefighters visit

          This morning Mick (Isabella – 1A), David (Leah – 1B) and Troy (Chloe – 1C) gave up their time from their fire fighting duties to come to school and talk to the Grade 1 students about fire safety. This talk followed on from their talk to the students last year in Prep. … [Read more…]

Premiers’ Reading Challenge

We would like to encourage all Grade 1A students to register for the 2015 Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge (PRC). Congratulations to all the students who have already returned their forms and are taking up the challenge of reading 30 books between now and September. Of course you can always read more. Remember that at least 20 … [Read more…]

Dental care

Today Grade 1 were given a talk by Theresa, a dental technician from the Woodend Dental Clinic. We learnt that teeth are used for chewing, talking and smiling. Theresa told us about plaque, decay, the correct foods to eat and what not to eat and drink. We learnt how to care for our teeth and the correct … [Read more…]

Swimming lessons

We all really enjoyed our 8 days of swimming lessons. We learnt some new strokes, how to breath properly, water safety, diving, floating and on Friday we had a fun day playing a game and going on the inflatable. Here are some of our favourite parts of the swimming program. Rachel – My favourite thing … [Read more…]