This morning we had a morning tea to say thank you to all our parents and carers who have in some way supported our wonderful school community. If you were not able to partake we just want let you know we appreciate all you do for the staff and children.

Can you spot Mr. Thomas?

Talking about Spelling


Preps have been learning about SYLLABLES. Being aware of syllables in words helps young learners to ‘tune in’ to the structure of words. Lots of practice that involves listening and speaking first is important to support reading and writing.

Syllables are sometimes described as the beat in words, claps or chin-drops.


Selecting our home reading books

Selecting our home reading books

It has been great to see the children independently selecting books and sharing their reading in class, not only from our home reading book boxes but also from our well stocked library during the term.

Over the holidays hopefully you will include a visit to the local Library or just cuddle up with a book or two from your home library.


Who is Bob Graham?

bus called heavenOur Library has a great collection of books. Have you read any books by the well known Australian author and illustrator Bob Graham? One of Bob’s books is titled..”A bus called HEAVEN”
This moving picture book offers readers a powerful message about hope, acceptance and belonging.

Can you find this book or any other books by Bob Graham in our Library?

You might like to read one of his books and write a review for the blog.

Our reflection on the ANZAC memorial ceremony

The Student Representatives from Year 3/ 4 classes and six other students from this level represented St. Charles at the local schools’ memorial ceremony, the week prior to ANZAC day.The ceremony was organised by the Templestowe Rotarians, who did a great job.

The Rotary Club had organised for representatives from all the local schools to be picked up by  bus and then we travelled a short distance to the Templestowe War Memorial.

There were a lot of schools who participated and it we were very proud to be representing our school at this important event.Each school laid a wreath at the foot of the memorial in memory of the fallen soldiers and although we were nervous, it was a great experience.

Everyone was very respectful and it reminded us of how lucky we are to live in a country like Australia.

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Our ANZAC Garden



Jessica and Felicity’s dad working on the ANZAC garden.





What an improvement! Thank you to Mr. Thomas for buying the materials and plants. Do you know the name of the plant which surrounds the ANZAC roses?









Have you visited our ANZAC garden?









Chloe, George, Alexis and Seb about to lay the special symbols from our ANZAC ceremony into our garden.. Do you remember what these symbols represent?


Great WIN!

What a great win by  Matteo, Brodie, Harry, Michael, Angus, Max  and Riley  (past St Charles’ student) last Saturday in their Grand Final against Eltham. The boys won 39 to 25.

Congratulations to all the boys and a special well done to Matteo for receiving the Most Determined Player award.

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    What story is this character from?images      Reading with your child at home

  • When your children see you read and write, it teaches them that reading and writing are useful skills.
  • Reading with your children at home will help them in all areas of their learning at school.
  • Read together with your children and have a range of reading material available at home.
  • Try not to let television  intrude on reading time.
  • Be confident that your child will learn to read and develop their reading skills over time