A week in Canberra

As a parent, I always think the sign of a thoroughly enjoyed camp is how early the kids go to bed on their first night home. My Year 6’er set a new record after Canberra – he bypassed dinner and was tucked in by 7pm!

Thank you to Year 6 teacher, Chris Athanasiadis, for this week’s post about the Year 6 camp to Canberra.

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Escape to Everywhere – Book Week 2017

The Book Week parade… Every year it thrills kids but sends a ripple of fear through parents, when elaborate costume plans are announced the night before the parade!

Despite the costume-making-mayhem that no doubt goes on, our Book Week parade is always brilliant and 2017 was no exception. Ruth Woolven recaps –

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A Swimmingly Wonderful Junior School Excursion

Thank you to Sophie Apperly for this week’s post about the Junior School excursion to the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

As part of the Junior School’s Geography Inquiry Unit – “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” the Year 1 and Year 2 students ventured into the city for lunch by the Yarra at Batman Park and then to the ‘Save our Seas’ program at the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium. Continue reading

Look it up (the forgotten pleasure of encyclopedias)

When I was in primary school, we would work on a project each term. The project topics varied – natural disasters, animals, medieval history, flags of the world, weather patterns, the Olympics and so on. Regardless of the topic, the projects all followed the same format: weeks of furious research in the library, followed by the painstaking process of ruling lines on your poster, creating a spectacular heading using The Lettering Book, inexpert use of tracing paper to press maps and pictures onto your masterpiece and finally, the addition of your text.

My memories of these projects are a mix of satisfaction and frustration – the right layout or a misspelt heading or once, a spectacularly bad portrait of Captain Cook, seemed to separate the great projects from the ordinary. But what of the actual content? Continue reading

100 Days of Prep

There’s lots to learn in your first one hundred days at school! The Prep team tell us a little about how they marked the occasion.On Tuesday 25th July the Preps celebrated their 100th day of school! We all celebrated the milestone by making some 100 themed crafts, having a dance party and having a parade to show off all the creations. Continue reading