Blog Action Team

Looking for nominations from Year 5/6 students to be on the scbtblog Action Team. The main goal for this team will be to review the blog and set directions for 2018. 

If you are interested, let us know in the comment section below. 

There are 4 positions available.  If more than 4 apply, an online election will be organised.

Nominations need to be submitted by 3:30pm Wednesday, 18 October 2017. 

Lego Club

Hi everyone,

Here are the top 3 creations from today’s LEGO Club.

Next Friday, we will have a Halloween themed LEGO club. Come and join us and make something spooky!

Alex and Christian from 3/4BM and 3/4C ‘Green Ninja’

Mae from 3/4BM ‘Flying house’

Luca from Prep L ‘The inventor pool’

Principal for a Day 8 November

It is time once again to elect our principal for a day!

Students in 5/6 are invited to apply for the role of principal or sitting on the panel to elect our student principal. To nominate it is simple, just follow these steps.

Interview Panel- Email a brief paragraph to Mr. Thomas explaining why you would like to be on the panel and one interesting question you would ask. Due Friday 27 October 9am. 

Principal Role- email an application to Mr. Thomas by Monday 30 October 9am. In your application you must address the following criteria: 

  • What is great about our school?
  • What you would like to change about our school?
  • Why you would make a great principal?
  • What you would do on the day if elected?

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on Wednesday 1 November and the interviews will be based on the panel’s questions and a brief two minute presentation taken from the application criteria. 

Fire Carriers

Hi, my names Lucas and I am one of the Fire Carriers at St Charles Borromeo. Today I want to share with you some more information about the indigenous culture.

The Aboriginal culture is the oldest living culture in the world. It goes back about 60,000 years.  Some of the reasons why the aboriginal culture has survived for so long is that they have the ability to adapt and change over time. 

Greatest Invention

Hello, my name is YAJAT and in my opinion, the greatest invention ever has got to be the COMPUTER.

Life has changed so much since computers have been introduced to human life. Computers have helped humans make their lives easier. They have become indispensable in many workplaces.

Computers have multitasking features that can minimize work. They can display and let you manipulate stored information, and they are used in almost all fields for any purpose.


Computers are the greatest invention of all time because they have become the most powerful tool ever created. They are tools of entertainment, tools of communication, and tools of education that can save you money, time and materials.

What do you think?

Junior Scientist

What it looks like when you pour in the food dye.

Hi everyone! My name is Elena and I am this week’s Junior Scientist. For my experiment, I am going to show you how to make your very own shaving cream rain cloud. Make sure that if you try this experiment at home you are wearing some old clothes or an apron so you don’t get dirty as this activity involves food dye.


You will need…

  • Shaving Cream / Shaving Foam (not gel)
  • Jar half full with water
  • Food Dye 
  • Gloves and tray (optional)


  1. Spray shaving foam on top of the water in the jar.
  2. Pour food dye on top and watch it come down like rain at the bottom of the jar.


Junior Chef

Hello, everyone, I hope you are having a great holiday.  I am this week’s “Junior Chef!”  I am making some yummy Frozen Green Pond Scum Punch from the book, “Welcome To Wonderland Home Sweet Motel”. I hope you enjoy! 

For the punch you will need: 

  • 8 cups lime sherbet
  • 2 litres of ginger ale
  • Gummy worms (or bugs) 
  • Vanilla Ice cream   

Instructions for the punch:

  1. Scoop the sherbet into a clear punch bowl. 
  2. Measure out the ginger ale then pour it into the bowl.
  3. Put the ice cream in.
  4. Float the gummy worms on top.
  5. Separate the punch into as many cups as you need.
  6. If you want you can make more sherbet and sprinkle on top.
  7. Enjoy!

For the sherbet you will need:

  • 3 tsp icing sugar
  • 2 tsp lime jelly crystals
  • 1 tsp citric acid

Instructions for sherbet:

  1. Put the icing sugar in a medium bowl
  2. Put the jelly crystals into the bowl
  3. Put the citric acid into the bowl
  4. Mix

Book of the Week

Related imageHi, everyone! My name is Alyssa and I am in charge of choosing the Book of the Week. The book I have chosen is called Smile by Raina Telgemeier. “Smile” is about a girl who severely injures her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on and off braces, surgery, headgear and even a retainer with two fake teeth attached. And on top of that, a major earthquake, boy drama, and friends that aren’t actually so friendly. This is a true story about the author’s childhood, which takes us to a place where discovers what true friendship means and finds a place where she can finally… smile. I really enjoyed this book and I give it 4/5 stars. I would recommend this book for children over 10.

Junior Chef

Hi! My name is Lucy and I am this week’s “Junior Chef”.  Today I am going to show you how to make CRAZY FREAKSHAKES.

I hope you enjoy!


  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Milk
  • Whipped Cream (Canned works best!)
  • Any type of chocolate, lollies, biscuits and sweets (your favourites)
  • Flavoured topping (I used strawberry)
  • Cadbury Melts
  • Sprinkles
  • Flake (optional)


  • Bowl
  • Knife
  • Glass

Continue reading

Blog Buddies

This term, we were invited by a Year 2 class from Glenbrook Elementary School (Wisconsin, USA) to assist with a unit on ‘Communities’ they are going to study. Alexis, Ariella and Hannah (3/4CA) assisted by contributing photos to a Google Slide (shown below). 

Here is a message from the teacher of that class:

“Thank you so much for all the classes that added slides to the Community Slideshow!  I am excited to start having my kids learn about all these great places.  Many of you added social media sites or email addresses!  This will be a wonderful way to make connections throughout the year!”

– Tracy Wiedeman (Glenbrook Elementary School)

Junior Scientist

Hi everyone, my names Dominic and I am this week’s junior scientist.This week I did the bouncy egg trick.


You will need:

  1. A glass
  2. An egg
  3. Vinegar

What you need to do:

  • Step 1: Get your glass and put your egg in it
  • Step 2: Fill the glass till egg is covered in vinegar
  • Step 3: Wait for 1 to 3 days
  • Step 4: Take your egg out of your glass very carefully
  • Step 5: Gently rinse egg
  • Step 6: Bounce



Book of the Week

Hi, my name is George and I’m in charge of selecting “Book of the Week”.

My book is “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made”.

It is about a boy called Timmy and his business partner a polar bear called Total who own their own detective agency. It is the best agency in town. His enemy is Corrina Corrina who owns her own detective agency right next door to Timmy’s. When Corrina Corrina steals his mums segway he need to try and get it back with Total and his best friend Rollo.

I recommend this to people 10 and up.

Junior Scientist

In 5/6 we made ‘Newton’s Colour Wheel’ to prove that white light is made of seven colours. You can see the colour white when you spin the wheel fast enough.

Here is how you make one.


  • Hole Puncher
  • Colored Texters (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet)
  • Paper Plate
  • Cardboard Template(circle)
  • String (36inch piece)

What to do:

  1. Trace the template onto the plastic plate
  2. cut it out
  3. Split into 6 equivalent parts
  4. then colour in rainbow order
  5. Paste template behind plastic circle
  6. hole punch 2 times in the middle
  7. put the string in the holes
  8. and tie a knot in between the string then spin the circle forward.

Greatest Invention

Hi, my name is Sebastian and I am in charge for this week’s greatest invention! And the greatest invention has to be… ART!!! I think that art is the greatest invention ever because without it life would be dull, and boring! And who wants that?!

Art lets you express your imagination and even how you may be feeling. If you are shy and don’t like to talk about your feelings, you can just paint or draw them on canvas! Art fills the world with colour and excitement!

Happy drawing St. Charles!

Junior Chef

Hi, my name is Michael and I’m this week’s“Junior Chef.” Today I am going to show you how to make… “Sweet and Simple Lemon cupcakes.”

Ingredients –                                        

  • 100 grams of softened butter
  • 100 grams of self-raising flour
  • 100 grams of caster sugar
  • 1 zest of lemon
  • 2 medium eggs 

Method – 

  • Step 1: Beat together sugar and butter until fluffy then mix in the lemon zest.
  • Step 2: Gradually add eggs to the mixer one at a time.
  • Step 3: Carefully fold in flour.
  • Step 4: Spoon one and a half tablespoons of mixture into paper cupcakes. (optional sprinkles).
  • Step 5: bake at 180º C for 15 – 20 minutes. Check after around 10 minutes.