Natural Resources

During this week the preps have been learning about natural resources. We broke into groups and made a 3D display to put on our wall. We have learnt that a natural resource is something that the Earth creates and we can use these resources to help us live.  Here is a photo of our display wall. 

Victorian Badminton Championships

First timers do us proud

For the first time, we were able to enter a team in the Victorian Primary School Badminton Championships. We hopped on the bus at 7:15 am so we could be in Altona for the start of the games. We were represented by Sienna, Fabian, Michael, Alyssa and Sebastian. They played doubles in different combinations. We played against the best players in the state. We certainly improved over the day and were even able to notch up a victory against a very good team. We finally got home at 4:30 pm – a long, but rewarding day.

Blog Action Team

Looking for nominations from Year 5/6 students to be on the scbtblog Action Team. The main goal for this team will be to review the blog and set directions for 2018. 

If you are interested, let us know in the comment section below. 

There are 4 positions available.  If more than 4 apply, an online election will be organised.

Nominations need to be submitted by 3:30pm Wednesday, 18 October 2017. 

Principal for a Day 8 November

It is time once again to elect our principal for a day!

Students in 5/6 are invited to apply for the role of principal or sitting on the panel to elect our student principal. To nominate it is simple, just follow these steps.

Interview Panel- Email a brief paragraph to Mr. Thomas explaining why you would like to be on the panel and one interesting question you would ask. Due Friday 27 October 9am. 

Principal Role- email an application to Mr. Thomas by Monday 30 October 9am. In your application you must address the following criteria: 

  • What is great about our school?
  • What you would like to change about our school?
  • Why you would make a great principal?
  • What you would do on the day if elected?

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on Wednesday 1 November and the interviews will be based on the panel’s questions and a brief two minute presentation taken from the application criteria. 

Book of the Week

Related imageHi, everyone! My name is Alyssa and I am in charge of choosing the Book of the Week. The book I have chosen is called Smile by Raina Telgemeier. “Smile” is about a girl who severely injures her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on and off braces, surgery, headgear and even a retainer with two fake teeth attached. And on top of that, a major earthquake, boy drama, and friends that aren’t actually so friendly. This is a true story about the author’s childhood, which takes us to a place where discovers what true friendship means and finds a place where she can finally… smile. I really enjoyed this book and I give it 4/5 stars. I would recommend this book for children over 10.

Junior Scientist

In 5/6 we made ‘Newton’s Colour Wheel’ to prove that white light is made of seven colours. You can see the colour white when you spin the wheel fast enough.

Here is how you make one.


  • Hole Puncher
  • Colored Texters (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet)
  • Paper Plate
  • Cardboard Template(circle)
  • String (36inch piece)

What to do:

  1. Trace the template onto the plastic plate
  2. cut it out
  3. Split into 6 equivalent parts
  4. then colour in rainbow order
  5. Paste template behind plastic circle
  6. hole punch 2 times in the middle
  7. put the string in the holes
  8. and tie a knot in between the string then spin the circle forward.


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.


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.

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!!!

Book Club!

Three year 4 girls have formed a little Book Club reading The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do. “The extraordinary true story of a boy’s journey from starvation at sea to becoming one of Australia’s best – loved comedians.” We talk about what is happening and how we are enjoying it. We laugh at the funny bits together!

Book Bags

Year 5/6 have been busily working on their latest homework assignment; creating a Book Bag. The children chose a favourite book to share with the class and completed a series of activities. Here are Portia and Sarina with their Book Bags. Both girls included a range of outstanding props to explain their text.