Investigating Light

As part of our Science unit on Light, Year 5/6 are busy conducting experiments. We make predictions, design experiments, observe, explain and draw conclusions. Last week, we looked at how the distance of the light source effects the length of the shadow. After our investigation, we created a graph to show our results.


We have been learning about information reports this week.

We have been looking at the features of information reports. Did you know information reports have headings, a contents page, an index page and they use photographs to teach us more about a topic!

We have been looking at the photographs and noticed the labels. A label is key words to tell you more information about the picture.

We labelled Orlie and Miss Lockyer’s dog Hagrid!

Project with Colegio Newlands (Argentina)

The students in 1/2KC and 1/2IC are going to begin working on an exciting project with the Year 1 boys and girls from Colegio Newlands (Argentina). They are really keen to share with us the animals that are native to Argentina and to learn about the native animals from here. 

Here is Anabella sharing information about her favourite animal.  

Remember that in Argentina they speak Spanish. So these boys and girls are doing a fantastic job to communicate to us in our language. 

Feast of the Assumption

This week we celebrated the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. The Assumption celebrates God’s faithfulness to Mary in life and death. On this day we remember especially that after her death Mary was given the fullness of life. Mary, the Mother of Jesus, co-operated in God’s plan with complete faith and trust. She is a model for all believers. The events of Mary’s life presented her with many times of joy and of sorrow. At all times she believed in God’s love for her, and she showed great care and concern for others.

Programmers Club

Today, Allegra (3/4BM) has a program to share with you. It is called “Can You Find the Fish“. Instead of Scratch, Allegra has used Google Slides to make this game. Let Allegra know what you think of her game in the comments section.

Programmers Club is on every Tuesday at lunch in 5/6 SC’s room. 

Blog Buddies

Hi, my name is Teagan and for this week I am in charge of choosing the “Blog Post of the Week.” I have decided to award it to Laburnum PS for their blog post on Food production. Make sure you have a look and post a comment on their blog.


Kathryn kicks in slow motion

This is the video on the Collingwood football club website that talks about the success of the recent Girls footy day.

Meg Hutchins is the narrator and it features Emma King – the ruck for Collingwood, who came to our school at the beginning of the year to run clinics for all our students.

It has a great slow motion clip of Kathryn having a kick.

AFLW Carnival

Two of our AFL Women's stars uphold the Magpies' name on the road.Get a glimpse at the work done at the School Sport Victoria Girls Footy Gala Day.

Posted by Collingwood Football Club on Tuesday, 1 August 2017


Aboriginal Games

Hi, my name is Olivia. I am a “Fire Carrier”. My job is to teach the school about indigenous culture and to spread the word of RECONCILIATION.

Today I am going to share with you an Indigenous game called Goomboobooddoo.

 Goomboobooddoo is a traditional wrestling game. Players cover their bodies in grease to make them slippery. Families compete against each other and the family who throws the most people win.


Raymie Nightingale

Image result for raymie nightingaleToday I will be telling you about a book called Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo. You might know some of her other books – The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The Tale of Despereaux, Because of Winn-Dixie and Flora and Ulysses. 

This is a book about a girl called Raymie Clark. Her friend calls her Raymie Nightingale because she always carries a book about Florence Nightingale. Raymie’s father moves away and she enters a contest to get her face in the newspaper to make him proud and come back. This book is about friendship, family and loss. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it. Keep your eyes peeled for it in our school library.

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Greatest Invention

Hello Everyone,

This week I have been chosen to choose what I think is the greatest invention ever. Pizza!

Some kids like carrots and others don’t. Some kids like chips and others don’t but we can all agree that PIZZA 🍕 is delicious. I think the Greatest invention of all time has to be PIZZA 🍕 . I mean come on, who doesn’t like pizza? It’s so yummy that even adults on diets have to have one slice. 

It think pizza is the greatest invention because it is so yummy and so popular! It is super fun to make from scratch too!

What do you think? Let me know in the comment section below.

1/2 Clay Sea Turtles

The 1/2 classes have used clay this term to create a sea turtle. They rolled a piece of clay into a ball and pressed it down onto a texture plate to create a pattern for the shell of the turtle.  Next they rolled three equal coils that made the head, legs and tail of the turtle. They used slip (watered down clay) on a toothbrush to join all the parts together and smoothed them with their finger. They pressed eyes onto the head, shaped the legs and added a mouth. The turtles have been drying in the Art Room, and will be ready to paint next week!


Koala Exchange Student

Hi everyone, meet koala!

We’ll soon be sending koala over to a school in Argentina as an exchange student. Koala needs a name, can you help us? In the comment section below, can you give us suggestions on what the name of koala will be.

The school in Argentina will be sending us ‘Oliver’ who will be staying for a year in the 1/2 classrooms.

Mystery Location

Last week a group of 5/6 students participated in an activity called, “Mystery Location”. The team included Nicole, Tayla, Chelsea, Michael, Isla, Sebastian, Fabian, Sofia and Mercedes. For, “Mystery Location” we connected with a school from the other side of the world and had to try and guess their location.

We found Mystery Location challenging, but lots of fun. Our strategy was to begin by working out which hemisphere they were located in, then which continent and then we narrowed it down to which country. It took us a while to guess that they lived in ISRAEL! 

After they were able to guess where we lived they asked us questions about us and Australia! We really enjoyed talking to them and it was a great experience. 

We would like to thank Gali and her class. We would also like to thank Mr Cotela for all his help and encouragement and organizing this with the other school. 

Here are some pictures of Mystery Location.

Programmers Club

Over 20 boys and girls turned up to Programmers Club today.  Here is a programme that Hannah (3/4CA) made. It’s called “Get the Key”. Move the left/right button and try to capture the key. BUT, don’t get caught by one of the dragons.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and let Hannah know what you think of her game.

Junior Scientist

Hi, everyone! My name is Fabian and I am this week’s ‘Junior Scientist’.

My experiment is called ‘Elephant Toothpaste’. You must have your parent’s permission to do this experiment. Elephant Toothpaste is a foamy experiment that looks like giant toothpaste fit for an elephant.


This is me setting up my experiment items! The materials I used is on the table.

This is me pouring the dry yeast mixture into the bottle which contains the hydrogen peroxide.

This is the ending result of my experiment on Elephant Toothpaste.


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Hoop Hoop Hooray

Last Friday we were represented by two teams from our school in the Hooptime tournament.

The boys got to the final and were very competitive.

The girls get to go  to the next stage.

There was heaps of support from many parents and siblings.

Special thanks to Adam Tilley, Narelle Randazzo and Portia Theodorou for all their hard work.

Fire Carrier

This week we had our athletics try outs. So I thought it would be appropriate for me to tell you about Cathy Freeman in my blog post.

Cathy Freeman was an Australian sprinter, who specialised in the 400m event.

Cathy Freeman was the first indigenous Australian to become a Commonwealth Games gold medallist at the age of 16.

At the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Canada, Cathy won gold in both the 200m and 400m sprint.   She also won the silver medal in the 1996 Olympics and came first at the 1997 World Championships, in the 400 m event. Cathy also lit the torch in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. 

Cathy Freeman founded the Cathy Freeman Foundation. The Foundation works with four remote indigenous communities to close the gap in education between indigenous and non-indigenous Australian children.

Around The Yard

Hello, My name is Fontaine. I am this week’s student photographer. This is what is saw around our school yard, at lunch time, on Wednesday.



Here is David, Ethan and Thomas playing with bay blades.

Here is Olivia, Greta, Kiera and Abigail playing on the green bars on the playground.

Here is some of the 5/6’s playing 40 40 home base.

Book of the Week

Hi everyone ! my name is Summer and I am in charge this week of choosing “Book of the Week“. The book I have chosen is called “Hooked on Netball” which is a part of the Netball Gems book series.

The authors are B. Hellard and  L. Gibbs. This book is about Maddy who absolutely loves Netball and is so excited to join her very first team.

Maddy soon realizes that being on a Netball team can have some challenges. Especially when one of her team mates isn’t very nice to her. After feeling really down about playing Netball Maddy’s coach gives her the inspiration that she needs to follow her Netball dreams. I really like this book because it’s about sport and is about being part of a team, which reminds me of playing basketball – which I love. I highly recommend this book from ages 8+. Especially if you love sport !

The Greatest Invention

Hi, my name is Oscar and I am in charge of nominating what I think is the “greatest invention” for this week.

What would the world be like without iPhones?

No contacting anyone, no knowledge of the outside world.Think about it, social media would have never been invented and there would be no entertainment what so ever. It is one of the most powerful devices the world has to offer, and over 1 billion have been produced and sold since it came on the market in 2007. It is literally a computer in your pocket, and we would all be lost if we didn’t have one in the modern world today.

What do you think? Do you agree with me?

Leave a comment in the comment section.

Book Week

Hello, everyone my name is Tayla. I am one of the Library monitors for 2017. Today I will be presenting two more books that have been shortlisted for this year’s Picture Storybook of the Year award.

The first book is “Home in the Rain” by Bob Graham. It is about a mother and her child who get stuck in their car while it pours heavily. While they are stuck the mother tells the child stories about her family.

The second book is called “My Brother” by Dee, Oliver and Tiffany Huxley. It is about a gentle creature who has lost its brother and would search the world to find him.

Have you read these books? Let us know what you think. Will they win?


Lego Club

Hi my name is Ethan and I am one of the coordinators of Lego Club. Today, we had another good turnout with about 30 people. It was great to see all of the different things everyone was making. These are the top creations for today:


This is Samuel’s creation called, “The Monster.”

This is Luca and Samuel’s creation called “The House”.

This is Alessia, Caitlin, Chloe, Teagan and Gemma’s creation called “The Yetis”








These are the other creations of the day.