Barwidgee Lodge Visit

A couple of 6L students went to Barwidgee Lodge on Tuesday afternoon and shared their readers with the residents.

There were lots of smiles and the residents were very happy to see and hear from the students. The students did a great job introducing themselves to the big group then sitting with residents to share their readers and some stories of the past. The students were treated to some lovely cake before they headed back to school.

Well done to the Heidi, Jessica and Riley!

Drama Activities

This week during our Reading Group Rotations the students worked in teams to present a Drama item.

They had to create an imaginary invention and then present an advertisement to help sell their product to the class.

Here is the Dahl group presenting their amazing invention called “Robot 999274619999…..”.

The features include:

  • Really pretty
  • Fully metal with human-like skin
  • Rude and offensive

Robotics in Science

This week the students have been learning to work with programming language to get a robot to follow commands.

They used a program called mBlock.

“I learned programming and how to work as a team to solve problems” – Olivia

“I learned that if you put in the wrong commands you need to update your program and reload it” – Breanna

Term 2 Book Predictions

6L will be starting Reader Circles this term and this week they received their new books that they will be studying.

Their first activity was to write a prediction on what they think their book is going to be about.

Many students had heard of the books before (or seen the movie) so they were encouraged to be creative. They did a fantastic job.

Enjoy reading them!

SRC Speeches

It was great to see so many students from the class putting their name forward to be nominated as the Student Representative Council member.

The students presented some great speeches.

Congratulations to Grace who was nominated as our representative. She will do a great job taking our class ideas to the SRC meeting.

Market Signs

Tonight we have our Twilight Market at our school and our class is responsible for the Chocolate Throw Stall. We had to create signs for our stall and I decided to give Shanae and Ashlyn the task of designing and creating them. They are amazing artists with great attention to detail.

They did an amazing job?


Ally helping Ashlyn and Shane to prepare and paint the undercoat.


The finished products!

Year 5/6 Bike Ride

As part of the Walk to School month the Year 5/6 students took part in a Bike Safety program which helped to develop their understanding of the basic road rules and how to better control their bike. Will (from Year 9 – Victorian State MTB champion) gave us some tips on bike maintenance.

The day began with the students navigating around a course which consisted of stop signs, give way signs, pedestrian crossings and construction zones. Students had to modify their speed to suit the conditions around them.

After recess we then departed on our ride out to Gapsted winery where we rested while we ate our lunch.

It was a beautiful day and the students worked really well together on the ride. Some students achieved some great goals of pushing themselves to complete the ride and become better bike riders in the process.

A big thank you to Graham who drove the support vehicle, as well as Belinda and Louise who came along to help with supervision.

What was your favourite part of the day?

What did you find most challenging?