Lego Club

This was the last Lego Club for this term. It will return next term. On behalf of the team, I just want so say big thanks to everyone for supporting Lego Club. We could not have done it without everyone’s’ support.

Here are the top three Lego creations from today’s Lego Club.

Alex (3/4 BM)

David (5/6 M)

Eamon (Prep L)

 

Book of The Week

Hi, my name is Henry and this week I am in charge of choosing the “Book of the Week”.

The book I  have chosen is called, “The Cursed Child”. I loved this book because it is full of adventure. It is about Harry Potter’s son, Albus, and his adventures with a time machine.

He accidentally changes history and has to fix it.

I recommend this book to students in year 3 up.

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.

 

Nation Builders

Vida Goldstein

Vida Goldstein was part of the Australian Suffragette movement. She fought for women’s rights. She was born on the 13 April 1869 and died on the 15 August 1949. She was also the first women elected to the national parliament. I choose Vida because she was a very brave woman. She stood for our rights and if it wasn’t for her today we wouldn’t be allowed to vote or even maybe go to school like the boys.

Our Greatest Adventure

Recently the 5/6’s went on an excursion to the Old Treasury Building and the Parliament House!    

We learnt about the history of Australia and the culture of our people. It was the greatest adventure we have had yet!

Parliament house was really fascinating. One thing that I noticed is that there was a lot of gold throughout the building. At the time they built the parliament house it was THE GOLD RUSH in Victoria.

    

Nation Builders

Peter Lalor

This week’s Nation Builder is Peter Lalor. I chose Peter Lalor because he stood up for the poor miners who were being treated badly by the government at that time. He led the Eureka Stockade rebellion that fought for miners rights. After the rebellion, he was elected to represent Ballarat miners in the Victorian Parliament. Peter Lalor is remembered with a statue in Ballarat, a suburb of Melbourne is named after him, and there is also a seat in the Australian Federal Parliament named after him.

Book of the Week

Hi, my name is Chloe and this week I will be doing the book of the week.

The book that I have chosen is called ‘A Week Without Tuesday.’

This book is about a girl who travels to a faraway land. While she’s there, she comes across a village that is being attacked by mystical birds.  She manages to do something that she never thought she would ever be able to do. 

I like this book because it takes you on a journey. It was full of adventure and excitement.  

I would recommend this book to 3/4 students and up.

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have! 

Student News

Yesterday was inter-school sports. Here are the results: 

Here are the soccer players after a very successful day.

  • Tee-ball: 3 wins and 1 loss (with only 6 players)
  • Soccer (Mixed): Came 3rd overall
  • Soccer (Girls): Came 2nd (Losing the Grand Final)
  • Netball (Mixed): 2 wins and 2 losses
  • Netball (Girls): Came 2nd (Losing the Grand Final)

Lego Club

Hello Everyone, we had a great turn up today at Lego Club today! Here are the top 3 creations!

Lego Club Will Be On Next Week!

 

This Is Alexander L (3/4) Amazing Lego Creation!

Stefan’s (Prep J) Amazing Lego Creation Called ” The Rainbow Wall”

This Is Chloe’s (3/4) And Abigail’s (Prep) Lego Creation!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Around the Yard

Hi, my name is Larissa and I am this weeks student photographer. Here is what I saw around the yard today.

 

This is Olivia, Chiara and Alessia having a chat.

Here is Isabella on the monkey bars.

This is Stefania on the monkey bars.

This is Savannah and her friends on the bars.

Nation Builders

Charles Joseph LaTrobe

Charles Joseph LaTrobe was Victoria’s first governor. He was born on the 20th of March in 1801, in London. He was married to Rose Isabelle De Meuron. There are a lot of things named after him, for example, LaTrobe University and LaTrobe Street. Here is how he became Victoria’s first Governor… When Victoria was still part of NSW, he was chosen in 1839 by the NSW government to be the manager of The Port Phillip District. When Victoria separated from NSW  in 1851, Charles Joseph LaTrobe was made the Lieutenant- Governor of the new colony. 

For more information about Charles Joseph LaTrobe, you can go to this website.

YEAR 5/6 EXCURSION: TREASURY BUILDING & PARLIAMENT HOUSE

Today we went to the Old Treasury Building and Parliament House. The Old Treasury was designed by nineteen-year-old architect  JJ Clark.  It is a grand building showing the wealth that was in Victoria during the Gold Rush Years.  This is one of the rooms we saw.  We also went to Parliament House where the Laws that affect Victoria are made and are passed.  We learnt about the two houses- The Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council.  

We had a great time and learnt a lot about our history!

We would love to hear your thoughts about the laws we have. Did you know that anyone can suggest that laws should be changed or introduced?  Is there a law that you think we as Victorians should have? We would love to hear your opinions. Please post here! 

Book of the Week

Hello, my name is Thea and I am in charge of this week’s, “Book of the Week” post!          

The book I have chosen is called “Wonder” by R. J. Palacio. It is a book about a ten-year-old boy named August Pullman. He has facial deformities and he is starting school after being home-schooled. This book gives me all types of emotions including sadness, happiness and shock. It is a great book for anyone who likes a good story about friendships and how young kids support each other. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes emotionally touching books!

Measurement!

In prep we have been learning to measure how long something is!

First we need to estimate, which means to have a clever guess about how long you think it will be (Eamon).

Next we need to make sure we start at the EXACT same spot (Paris).

We need to make sure we have no gaps or no overlaps (Jack)!

Have a look at us measuring objects around the room! 

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