Nation Builders

This week’s Nation Builder is William Cooper.

William Cooper fought for indigenous rights. He believed that Aboriginal people should be represented in Parliament. He spent most of his life near the junction of Murray and Goulburn rivers. William Cooper died in 1941, a few years before, most of what he fought for was finally achieved. He inspired a generation of leaders like Sir Doug Nicholls. 


If you want to find out more about William Cooper click the website below;


Blog Buddies

Hi, my name is Fabian. This week, I am in charge of selecting a blog buddy post of the week.

I have selected “Career Day” which was on Arianna’s Blog. Arianna is from West End Memorial Elementary School in New Jersey, USA.

Arianna’s Blog



Click on the link to check it out! And don’t forget to leave a comment.


We wrote our reflections about camp. Some of our thoughts are about the activities we did, the challenges we had, what we learnt about ourselves and our friends. Even though we thought camp was awesome, some of did feel that some activities were better than others.  Why don’t you read our reflections and really find out what we thought! 

Click here to view the Google Doc.

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

With the Sacrament of Confirmation fast approaching, Year 5/6 have been interpreting the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Wisdom. Understanding. Knowledge. Right Judgement, or Counsel.

Courage, or Fortitude. Reverence, or Piety. Wonder and Awe.

What do these Gifts mean to you?  

Nation Builders

Hi everyone I am Sebastian S and I am in charge of choosing this week’s nation builder. I have chosen Edith Cowan who was the first woman elected to parliament in Australia. I think she was a nation builder because she showed that woman can do things just as well as men.  She also fought for women’s rights. If you would like to know more click this website.

Junior Chef

Hi everyone, my name is Yajat and I am this week’s Junior Chef. I have made some Protein Balls, hope you all enjoy this fun and delicious recipe.


Ingredients …

  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1/3 cup of oats
  • 1/4 cup of dried berries
  • Desiccated coconut

Method …

  1. Melt the chocolate chips on a stove, add the milk and put in the fridge to rest for about 5-10 minutes.
  2. Mix the oats, the dried berries and the combination of milk and chocolate chips in a bowl.
  3. Roll medium size balls into the desiccated coconut and ENJOY!

Today was GOLD!!!!

Today, the 3/4 Level and an entourage of Staff and Parents ventured to Sovereign Hill in search of GOLD! Our Inquiry unit this term is centered around the Gold Rush in the 1800’s:

  • what life was like during this time
  • multiculturalism on the goldfields (in particular, the Chinese)
  • the effect the gold rush had on Australia’s development as a nation

We had such a fabulous day! The students learned so much and were engaged from start to finish. While most of us were able to find a few speckles of gold when panning, it was Celia Abdo (Elyssia’s Mum) who struck it rich. She was able to hold a pure gold brick worth $160,000!! If only it was hers to keep!

Thank you to our supportive Angels and parent helpers and congratulations to our WONDERFUL, respectful and perfectly behaved students who did us proud once again!

Leave a comment and tell us what you thought about the excursion…

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1/2 Level Cyber Safety Sessions

In the 1/2 Level, we have been learning about cyber safety.      

We learnt about keeping our personal information private. This means never let anyone know information that identifies them like: where they live, school name, address, full name, sports clubs, parents’ and siblings’ full names.

We also spoke about being safe when talking to online friends to keep and protect our personal information and never meet an online friend without taking a parent or carer along.

We also looked at a game called ‘Pick Your Friends’ on the computer which gives students a chance to identify whether the characters in the game are telling the truth or a lie about themselves, in knowing how to identify a true friend and being safe!

You can have a go at the game, by logging on to the following link! 

Above and Beyond!

To our amazing staff who went on camp, I thank you! The teachers went above and beyond, to ensure the students had a WONDERFUL experience. Thank you for: 

  • The late night and early morning supervision 
  • Comforting the home sick 
  • Looking after those feeling sick 
  • For getting up in the middle of the night to do check ins 
  • Supervising flying fox and other activities 
  • Administering medication 
  • Making sure no one was alone 
  • Supervising free time activities 
  • Washing the dishes after every meal 
  • Taking photos and charging cameras and 
  • Being on call for 52 hours.


Camp Day 3

Hi, my name is Keira and I’m doing the final report from camp.  I had a great time. My favourite part was when I jumped off the Leap of Faith 12m high. I also liked pulling the string that releases you on the Giant Swing.

Now we have one more game to play and lunch. Then we all jump on the bus and head back home.

See you all later today!