Friday, 22 August 2014

Fraction Action!

This last week we have been investigating fractions.  What they are, how we can make them and how they are different.  Read on to hear about some of our discoveries...

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Artist in residence

It's all over, and WOW, what a show we put on!  Our annual artist in residence performance featured Valanga, an African drummer, who worked with us for the week.  We practiced hard, sung our lungs out all week and got sore hands from all the drumming!

Here is a collection of photo's from our performance, enjoy!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

iPads... how do you use them?

Well, we've had our 12 iPads for a little while now, and to be honest, we're getting pretty handy at them.  We've been using them (along with the foundation students) in all areas of class.  We've taken plenty of photo's (Mr Lorback might think too many) around school, on excursions, in class, you name it.  We've been practicing our placemat words, our hand writing, reading and maths.  We've created buildings, ebooks, mixed up crazy animals and even some videos.  We've been able to produce class resources together, even from different iPads at the same time!

We've had plenty of fun whilst secretly learning heaps and thought we should share a bit of our work and some of our favourite apps with everyone.

Friday, 27 June 2014


Its been a busy term, and whilst we've been a bit absent on the blog of late, we have certainly been busy in the classroom.  A recent highlight would have to be our recent 'trip to Italy' (more commonly known as our cooking in the staffroom).

With our chefs hats at the ready, a generous amount of flour we were set to whip up a pasta extravaganza!  We have an ebook on the way for you to hear all about it, but to keep you going, here's a collection of photo's that captured the moment!
Happy cooking and happy holidays!

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Scienceworks. A junior school excursion!

Last week the Junior school students made the big trip down to Melbourne to spend the day exploring Scienceworks.  It was a frantic day, but an absolute cracker with plenty of activities and experiments to fill everyones minds!

Below are some of the days memories:

Friday, 21 March 2014

Which shape are you?

Lately we have been investigating shapes and have discover some interesting characters along the way. We've looked around every corner and searched along the sides and have to face it, there are some strange looking folks out there!  Check out the gallery below to see what we mean.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Pancake day

On Tuesday the junior school celebrated Pancake Day by cooking up a storm!  With plenty of parents available to help out the morning was a big success with plenty of sugar coated excitement running around.  Here are some stories and photos from the 1/2's, enjoy!