Today is the last day of term 2. We celebrated by having a pyjama day.We all had to bring a gold coin donation and it will go towards building a sensory garden. Here is a picture of 5/6SC in their pyjamas.
Yesterday, I saw the papal address and visited Domus Australia. Domus Australia is an amazing church. it has been renovated and is now a church for Australian visitors. The renovation has given the church an Australian theme with small altars dedicated to Mary MacKillop and Archbishop Daniel Mannix. The painting below is a depiction of the first Catholic Mass in Australia. At that time, it was considered an illegal gathering. From this first gathering, our faith community has grown so much. Domus Australia serves as a reminder of when we visit or move to another country how important faith is to our identity.
The National Gallery of Victoria has an exhibition by Vincent Van Gogh on display until July 12th called Van Gogh and the Seasons. The 5/6 students have recently looked at recreating a painting from 1889 by Vincent Van Gogh called Irises. They thought about the painting in sections- foreground, middle ground and background. They drew lines and shapes with black oil pastel and began to paint their work to create an effect of texture. We will continue to work on this in Term 3.
THE RAINBOW WHIRLPOOL created by Alexander (3/4BM)
Click on the green flag. Then clap and make as much noise as you can make and see what happens.
Note: You need to click on ‘allow’ for this program to work.
Well done to all the parents associated with organising the Trivia night on Saturday night. It was a great night for the St. Charles community to relax and enjoy themselves. Thank you.
This week I’m making Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies.
I hope you all enjoy this great recipe.
- 8 tablespoon of salted butter
- ½ cup + 2 tablespoons white sugar
- ⅓ cup light brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour + additional flour as needed (I usually add 1-2 tablespoons more!)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon cornstarch
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup chocolate chips
- 12 heaping teaspoons Nutella
Here is a school making paper mache minibeasts!
It looks like a lot of fun!
Make sure you visit their blog and don’t forget to leave a comment.
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.
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 kindness boxes are complete and will be on there way to Doncare soon! We had so much fun putting them together as part of our Religion unit on being a Disciple of Jesus! Thank you to all our families at St Charles for your generous donations!
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.
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.
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!
On Wednesday the 14th, two wonderful students from grade 6 represented our school at the Rotary Speech Competition. It was held at our school hall. Congratulations to Elena and Alyssa for giving a good speech in front of a large audience.
Hi, my name is Gemma and I am in charge of Blog Buddies of the week. I have chosen “Hawaiian Day’ posted on Mrs Coulon’s Class Blog. They are from Hooksett in New Hampshire (USA).
Click on the link and don’t forget to leave a comment!
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!
Hi, my name is Larissa and I am this weeks student photographer. Here is what I saw around the yard today.
Casca il mondo
Casca la terra
Tutti giù per terra
The Preps are singing a well known rhyme in Italian. What is the rhyme called in English?