Who were the ANZACS and why do we commemorate them?

As part of our study of the Anzacs, we were required to create either a poem,

or a letter which included what we had learnt from our research.

As we complete our work we will upload it to our blog.

Here is our first published poem and letter.

Congratulations Anna on a beautifully written poem, 

and to Tina L. for a sensitively written letter. Well done!

We hope you enjoy reading them.

Congratulations to Jade, Christine, Mathew and  Tina L.,

for their fantastic PowerPoint creations about Anzac Day.

Well done everyone!



2015 Poetry – I am

This term in our class we wrote “I am” poems.

We have not included our names on these poems,

because many of us wrote about some very real personal feelings.

We hope you enjoy reading them, as much as we enjoyed creating them.

Feel free to leave your comments.

We have included the slide show in three parts,

for those of you who have difficulty opening the full slide show.

Hopefully this will open more quickly than the previous one.

Please be patient as the slide shows load


Bridge’s Story – A Teamwork Aniboom Animation by Tony Hoang

We thank Tony Hoang for this interesting video.

Since we will be having “elections” in our room soon,

I thought I would include this short video clip on teamwork.

Maybe consider what some of the messages are in this video.

What message do you take away with you?

Can you think of any situations you have found yourself in

where teamwork makes things easier?


Our thanks to Karl Tyson for this very cute video “Polar Opposites”. 

The characters have so much personality, and they certainly teach us a lesson.

Practice and patience certainly pay off, as does lending a helping hand.

What did you think about these cute characters?

How would you behave in a similar situation?

Would you do something special for a friend who is feeling down,

without expecting thanks?

VOKI STORY OF THE WEEK – Aaron, Samantha, Kimi and Kevin

Congratulations to

Aaron, Samantha, Kimi and Kevin!

Your stories have made it to

Voki Story of the Week!

We hope you enjoy listening to

Aaron, Samantha, Kimi and Kevin’s short stories.

Again, please wait for the Voki to load, since it may be slow.



VOKI STORY OF THE WEEK – Christine, Tommy, Vincent and Shenell

Congratulations to

Christine, Tommy, Vincent and Shenell!

Your stories have made it to

Voki Story of the Week!

We hope you enjoy listening to

Christine, Tommy, Vincent and Shenell’s short stories.

Again, please wait for the Voki to load, since it may be slow.



MIA Animation Film: ‘The Catch’. Directors: Scott McWhinnie and Josh Carroll

This story comes courtesy of MIA Animation, and we thank them for providing this excellent short movie to help us with our Visual Literacy and Creative Writing. ‘The Catch’ is a senior year project directed by Scott McWhinnie and Josh Carroll from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota. “The Catch” is about a young fisherman’s encounter with a fox that leads to an unexpected journey of discovery. It is a journey of discovery which leads to the young fisherman being able to hold his head up high….

We hope you enjoy watching this short film.

Book Week 2014 – Theme – Connect to Reading – Reading to Connect

publicity imageThis week we celebrate Book Week 2014.

The theme is Connect to Reading, Reading to Connect.

Our librarian has organised many fun activities for all year levels at our school, from puppet shows for the Junior classes to excursions to the museum for the senior students. We have also had a read-in with our junior buddy class.

We will be dressing up in a theme of “dots” on Tuesday and then on Friday we can come dressed as our favourite language convention, so this means we can come as full stops, commas, exclamation marks, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, etc. whatever we like!

Below are some of the short listed books from the Children’s Book Council of Australia.

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Have you read any of these books or others which were short-listed?

Write back and tell me which book you have read recently. If you have read any of these books, what did you think about them?