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.


Book Of The Week

Hi, my name is Keira. The book that I have chosen  for, “Book of the Week” is  Welcome To Wonderland Home Sweet Motel

I chose this book because you go on an adventure with P.T and Gloria to save the Wonderland Motel. The book uses lots of descriptive words. I would highly suggest this to all ages and if you enjoy a bit of surprise then read this book. There is a sequel that came out in May 2017 in America which means that it may or may not be out in Australia yet. Judging the first book, I think the sequel will be really good too.

The is the new book Welcome To Wonderland Beach Party Surf Monkey.

This is the first book Welcome To Wonderland Home Sweet Motel.


Italian Poetry Competition 2017

Gemma, Fabian, Greta, Chloe and Mia took part in the annual Eastern Region Italian Poetry Competition today. Our students did an amazing  job of reciting their poems in front of an audience of about 100 people and I am very proud of their efforts. Molto bravi.


Blog Buddies

“Maple Class Blog” from St Mary’s PS (Hampshire, UK)

Hi, my name is Nicole and for this week I am in charge of choosing “Blog Post of the Week.”  I have decided to award it to St. Mary’s Primary School in Hampshire (in the UK).

They have posted about their science unit on plants. Make sure you have a look on their blog.

You can’t leave a comment on their blog, but make sure you have a look.


Junior Scientist

Hi everyone, my name is Oscar and I am one of this week’s junior scientists.This is a science experiment I call How to make pepper jump?

This is a quick and easy experiment that is fun and will wow your friends. Remember to have parent supervision.


  • A plate or bowl
  • A balloon ( It doesn’t have to be helium)
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Get out your plate or bowl and place it on the table.
  2. Scatter your salt and pepper across the plate. Make sure that the salt and pepper are mixed together.
  3. Rub the balloon quickly against your head back and forth.
  4. Blow up your balloon, if it is not already blown up and aim it over the pepper. Make sure it hovers over the ingredients, no touching them.
  5. Watch. If you have done it properly, the pepper should be jumping up and sticking to the balloon.


When you rub the balloon on your hair the friction caused by the hair and the balloon rubbing against each other causes the electrons from your hair to transfer to the balloon. This gives the balloon a negative charge. When you hold the balloon over the plate of pepper and salt, the pepper stuck to the balloon because the pepper has protons and a positive charge. Just like with magnets…opposites attract. The salt did not jump because salt is much heavier than pepper. Here is progressive photos below of me doing the experiment.


Book of the Week

The “Magic Faraway Tree” is a great book. It’s about three kids Jo, Beth and Fannie who discover a magic Faraway Tree. On top of the magic, Faraway Tree are lands that can take people anywhere they wish to go. There also live three lovely and amazing people named Moonface, Silky the fairy and the Saucepan man. They go on many adventures with the kids.

I give this book a 5-star rating!!

The Greatest Invention

Hi, My name is Sarina and I am responsible this week for nominating an invention that I think has been the greatest invention ever created!!!

The Greatest Invention has got to be light! Could you imagine the world without light? Light is a form of energy. In the dark, we only see something when light bounces off an object and shines into your eyes, which is called reflection. The sun is our biggest light source, it emits light in all directions. Everywhere we look, light is being reflected. Light lets us see clearly and makes things visible. Without light, we would live in a world with darkness and we wouldn’t see anything. All plants would die and eventually, all the animals that rely on plants for food, including us humans would die too. Life without the Sun and light would freeze all the animals and humans. Without light, our life and the environments life would be over and done. So surely Light has got to be the greatest invention ever.

 What do you think?

Could you cope without Light?

What do you think? Do you agree with me? Tell me your thought done below in the comments section? 😀

Book of the Week

Hello, everybody!

For this week’s book of the week, I have chosen, “My Life as an Alphabet“.

This book is about a 12-year-old girl who is a little weird and this book is all about her life. She is a school bully and doesn’t have any friends until a new boy Douglas comes to the school and they become best friends. Her family life is complicated too.

I recommend this book to people 11 and up

Year 5 /6 Book Trailers

I am certain you have all heard of film trailers which persuade us to go and watch a movie. In 5 /6 we have created book trailers to promote books that we have read and enjoyed. We hope you are persuaded to read some of these books by watching our book trailers. We created the trailers as part of a home learning task. Watch these trailers and let us know if you are persuaded to read these books. Tell us which book you are persuaded to read.

Lego Club

Today we had a really big turn out thank you to everyone who was there. Here are the top two creations for today.

This is Alex’s creation, “The Lair”

This is Andreas’ creation, “The Castle”


These are the other creations of the day and the people who played the Lego game.

This is Luca, Christian (my brother) and I (Ethan)


Around The Yard

Hi, my name is Lucy, I am this week student photographer. Here is what I saw while walking around the yard today.

Here is Oscar, Lewis, Anthony, Lucas and Yajat having a good time.

Here is Erin, Caitlin and Gemma hanging out on the climbing wall.

Here is Zarlia, Abby, Gemma, Kaya and Isabelle having fun playing together.

Here is Isla, Chelsea and Taylor playing downball.

Blog Buddies

Riccarton PS (New Zealand)

Hi, my name is Alessia and this week I’m in charge of Blog Buddies. I have decided to award Riccarton Primary School for their post “Kahikatea Canterbury Museum Visit 2017”. make sure you take a look and post a comment on their blog.

Sweet Treat Shop

In InquiRE we have been learning about ways we can walk in Jesus’ footsteps. We helped our community by doing Doncare and we would like to help the world. We want to help the children in Vanuatu.

We would like to raise money for these children and we will be running a sweet treat shop. A sweet treat shop is a shop where the preps will sell yummy sweets. Here are some photos of us making our poster for around the school.

Keep watching the blog for more posts with information about this sweet treat shop!!



1/2KC ICT Lesson

This week, for our ICT lesson with Mr Cotela, we used the NEW chrome books for the first time. We learnt how to log on with our own username and password. 

We learnt how to open up a new page in a Word document and save it to work on later!

Learning how to change the font characters, size of the writing and colour was amazing!!!!

1/2KC can’t wait to learn more next time!!!