Our farm excursion

Today Grade 1 went on a farm excursion to Animal Land in Diggers Rest. Olivia’s dad Brendan came with us on the bus and Tom’s dad, Justin and James’ mum, Donna met us at the farm. We went on a double decker bus and we sat up the top. We were very excited and we … [Read more…]

Bread and butter

This morning we made a loaf of bread and also our own butter. We know that flour makes bread and that flour comes from a crop called wheat. We measured all the ingredients and used a bread making machine to bake the bread. It smelt delicious. During the morning we all took it in turns … [Read more…]

Artist in Schools

This term we were involved in the Artist in Schools (AIS) program. The program ran for approximately three weeks and was undertaken by Prep to Year 2 students. The area of artistry was ‘drama/acting’.  The program provided our students with an opportunity to work for an extended period, with a local artist, exploring new ways of artistic inquiry and … [Read more…]

Allira and the chicks

Over the weekend, Mrs Hollands took the chicks home so she could look after them over the weekend. There were 8 chicks in total- 3 black chicks and 5 yellow chicks. Allira loved the chicks so much. She helped Mrs Hollands clean out the brooding box, give them some water and food. Every morning when … [Read more…]

Our baby chicks

We are into the second week of our Living Eggs program. Ten eggs in an incubator were delivered last Monday and 8 eggs hatched successfully giving us some very cute little chicks. We have 3 black chicks and 5 yellow ones. The students are enjoying holding and playing with the chicks. Older and younger siblings are also … [Read more…]

Hercules

Today we went to the Gym to see the performance of Hercules by the Alpha Shows company. “The story deals with the isolation Hercules feels from his extra strength, which helps children gain some compassion and connection with how many young people feel today. It follows Hercules quest to becomea hero, and to rejoin his … [Read more…]

Wecome back to Term 4

Welcome back to Term 4 and our final term together. This is always an exceptionally busy term. A reminder that we are a Sunsmart school and as such all students are expected to wear their school hat when outside. The school policy states: “no hat, no play”. This term our theme is “The Farm”. We … [Read more…]

Happy Holidays

I just want to wish all the Grade 1A students and families a very happy holiday. I know many of you are going away so please travel safely and have a lovely holiday. If you are staying home I’m sure you’ll enjoy having a break from the every day routines of the school term. Enjoy your last … [Read more…]

Spring is in the air

Today we wrote some Spring stories. Olivia – In Spring animals get born. Also flowers come out. I like daffodils because they are yellow. That is my favourite colour. Seth – In Spring flowers grow. It is really hot. Time is longer. Jackson – In Spring time there are snakes and flowers and lots of … [Read more…]

Christmas Shoebox appeal

Thank you so much to the families who have donated goods for the Junior School Council initiative of the Christmas Shoebox appeal. This is the final week for donations to come in as the shoeboxes need to be despatched overseas in time for Christmas. We still need goods to fill the boxes and as a reminder here is … [Read more…]