It would be reasonable to call the term two holidays a ‘sports break’, with the soccer and cycling dominating television screens and resulting in some very late nights! Carla Temple tells us a bit about the Tour de France, including a game to get kids engaged in the race.
On 1 July 1903, sixty pioneers set out on their bicycles for the first ever Tour de France. After six mammoth stages (Nantes – Paris, 471 km!), only 21 “routiers”, led by Maurice Garin, arrived at the end of this first epic. Having provoked a mixture of astonishment and admiration, le Tour soon won over the sporting public and the roadside crowds swelled. The French people took to their hearts this unusual event which placed their towns and their countryside in the global spotlight. Continue reading
Thank you to our reporters, Caity and Patrick from 3/4C for this week’s interviews with two very important people at KPS.
Caity and Patrick spoke to Mr Penson – Continue reading
Maths and geography combine! Thank you to the Year 1 students for this week’s post about their mapping project.
Have you ever found yourself lost at Sorrento or Falls Creek?
Have you ever wondered what would be the best way to get around Hays Paddock, Eglinton Park or even Venus Bay?
Well…the Year 1 students would certainly be able to help you and steer you in the right direction. Continue reading
Thank you to Anastasia, Riley, Arya and Anja for their reports on the Year 5 excursion to the National Gallery of Victoria.
On the 29th of May, all the grade fives went to the NGV to check out Frontier Wars, which was a self-guided tour. In Frontier Wars, we looked at a lot of the traditional aboriginal artworks. We discussed the meaning of each piece of art.
After the self-guided tour in the NGV an expert took us on a tour around a timeline exhibit. The timeline went from when the Aboriginals peacefully lived in Australia for 50,000 years, until 1856 when the State Library opened, which was the first public and free library – the only condition was that you had to be eighteen or over and they had to see your hands to make sure they weren’t dirty. Continue reading
If you’ve got a few minutes spare at school pick-up time, pop into the library to see the Prep work on display.
Thank you to Ruth Woolven for this week’s post –
Each week in Library lessons we read a picture story book together. Sometimes we follow up with an activity. Continue reading
When I was little, my absolute favourite days at home involved building a cubby. On rainy days, my Mum would give my brother and I full authority to use every blanket in the house. We’d carefully drape the blankets over furniture and other props, creating a labyrinth of tunnels and rooms. Naturally lunch would be taken deep inside our cave.
On fine days, we’d do the same outside, with cardboard boxes, sheets and the washing line playing an instrumental role in our architectural plans.
The Kids Cave is a school playground version of the same idea. Read about how the Kids Cave came about here and here. Alex Schifter gives us a glimpse of how the Preps have been using the Kids Cave –
There’s lots of ways to learn about music. This week, our Performing Arts teacher, Lee-Ann Butchart, tells us about the way Year 5 and 6 students are learning music.
Musicians work together to create music. Continue reading