Greatest Invention!

Hi, I’m Sienna and this week I have been chosen to chose and share what I think is the greatest invention!

The greatest invention is defiantly light bulbs.

Imagine the world without light bulbs? How would we see inside our house at night?

And what about light in general, we wouldn’t be able to see anything!

Also, light bulbs are there for safety. At night, street lights let us see our surroundings.

Did you know the creator of the light bulb, Thomas Edison, tried 1,000 times until he was successful!?

Image result for light bulb cartoon

Light Bulb

What do you think? Is the light bulb the greatest invention?

Food Drive Update

Doncare Food Drive

It’s the final week this week for the Doncare Food Drive, but the class competition isn’t over!
This week we need to bring in washing powder and toothpaste tubes. 
The current tally stands at:


3/4BM – 220 items
1/2C – 202 items
Prep J – 145 items
5/6M – 144 items
Prep L – 102 items
3/4CA – 68 items
5/6SC – 68 items
1/2IC – 57 items
1/2KC – 42 items
3/4C – 38  items


Junior Chef

Hi, my name is Mia and I am this week’s “Junior Chef”.  I am going to share with you how to make, “Fruit Tarts”.



Shortcrust pastry

  • 125g/4oz plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 55g/2oz butter, cubed
  • 30-45ml/2-3 tbsp cold water


Custard Cream

  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 Tsp. salt
  • 3/4 Tsp. vanilla

  • Strawberries,
  • Kiwi Fruit,
  • Blueberries



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The Italian alphabet has only 21 letters and many of the letters make different sounds in Italian than they do in English. In 1/2 the students have been exploring these sounds and finding new words that begin with each letter.

Listen to Samuel, Isla and Alexander saying the Italian alphabet. Che bravi!





Book of the Week

Hi everyone, my name is Gisele and I’m in charge of choosing this week’s “Book of the Week”. The book I have selected is EJ12 Girl Hero – Hot and Cold.

This book is about a girl who lives a double life as a spy and a regular girl who goes to school. She cracks codes and solves mysteries. She has to stop the evil villain Caterina Hill from turning things hot to cold and cold to hot.

I love this book because it takes you on an adventure and it all keeps you wanting to read more.  

Around the Yard

Hi, my name is Isabella. I am this week’s student photographer. Here is what I saw around the yard today.


Here is Gemma and Greta having a chat.

Here is Kirra, Georgia, and Evie playing at the Grass Area.

Here is Zarlia, Avery, and Ava playing on the Rock climbing wall.

Here is Cecilia, Madeline, Adelle, and Ariella playing on the monkey bars.


Junior Chef

Hi everyone my name is Chelsea and I am this week’s, “Junior Chef!” I have made a super yummy Butter Cake to share with you. I hope you enjoy it.


  •  250g softened butter
  •  1 cup caster sugar
  •  2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  •  3 eggs
  •  2 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • 2/3 cup milk


    • Step 1
      Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease and line an 8cm-deep, 19cm (base) square cake pan with baking paper.
    • Step 2
      Using an electric mixer, cream butter, caster sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
    • Step 3
      Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating to combine. Add half the flour. Stir to combine. Add half the milk. Stir to combine. Repeat with remaining flour and milk.
    • Step 4
      Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand in pan for 10 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Decorate however you like, then serve.
  • Make sure you wash your hands
  • Clean up any mess you make
  • Be careful using the oven (get an adults help)

Fire Carriers

Hi, my name is Lucas M and I am one of the Fire Carriers at St Charles Borromeo. Today I want to share with you some information about Bunjil.  For the people of the Kulin Nation, Bunjil is the creator and ancestral deity. He is often represented as a wedged tailed eagle. Here is a picture of Bunjil. 

Lego Club

Hi everyone, it is Lucas here.

We had a great time at Lego Club today. Here are the top three creations from today!

Here are the top three creations from today’s session!

Here is Alex (3/4BM) and his creation “The Radioactive Stuff Carrier”

Jasleen and Eve with their creation.

Here is Kyna and her creation “The Flower Spinner”

Here are the rest of the creations from today:








Thank you to everyone who came and remember that Lego Club begins at the start of lunch now.

Our Fun Week Doing Book Week

This week is BOOK WEEK!! It has been a week of getting our hands messy with all of our craft activities. We read a book each day and followed on with an activity; we have made snow, snowflakes, a nanny, a seagull and a bookmark. Even though we made mess, we know how to clean it up! Here are some photos of us during book week.  



Imaginative Prayer- The road to Emmaus

3/4CA absolutely loved their imaginative prayer experience of the Last Supper two weeks ago, so much so that they requested another opportunity to meditate on Scripture. 
With first Holy Communion celebrations in full swing we decided to read The Road to Emmaus story from Luke’s gospel where Jesus joins two of his friends on their journey home and reveals himself to them through the breaking of bread and the sharing of a meal.
The message of this story is that Jesus will always keep his promise and be with us in our daily lives. More importantly if we are feeling lost or hopeless we can always find Jesus in the Eucharist at mass.
Some students from the class will be publishing their reflections and adding to this post. Please read them to see what amazing encounters children can have when given the opportunity to spend time in reflection with the Lord.


This week we have read many of the picture story books shortlisted by the Children’s Book Council. Ee found them all very diverse and interesting.  The themes ranged from refugees coming into Australia and finding a peaceful way of life as in the story ‘Out’, environmental issues that impact negatively on our environment as in ‘Mechanica’ and family outings as in ‘Rain’ and finally being creative and building fun projects by reusing and recycling house-hold goods as in the story, ‘The Patchwork Bike’.

Here are some of our Patchwork Bike designs by using common house-hold items.  We think they are very original. Let us know what you think.







Here is our mural and artistic responses to Mechanica.

Book Week!

This is 5/6SC Mechanica posters.

How are we all enjoying Book week! In 5/6M we are doing some art projects. First we did a project on the book Mechanica. Today we read Gary and we did a birds eye view of what it would be like to fly. Here are some pictures of our work.

This is Portia’s Poster of the birds eye view.

This is 5/6M working on their project.

Junior Scientist – Sarina

Hi, Everyone! My name is Sarina and I am this week’s Junior Scientist. For my science experiment, I decided to do something to do with paper. I call it The Water Glass Magic. Make sure to have a parent supervising you before doing this experiment because it can get very messy.



  • A glass cup      
  • A Cardboard paper that covers the top of your cup.             
  • A bucket or a container.                                 


  1.  To begin your experiment take an empty glass and fill it half way. It is important to fill it exactly half way.
  2.  Take your cardboard paper and place it on top of your glass. Completely cover the top.
  3.  Carefully pick up the glass and put your container right underneath the cup you are holding.
  4. Then gently place your hand on top of the paper, then turn it over and remove your hand and see what happens.

The experiment appears to define gravity. The paper will fall eventually but the reason for this is the pressure outside the glass is greater than the pressure inside the glass. Which holds the cardboard and prevents the water from falling out.

Greatest Invention

Image result for water bottleHi, my name is Massimo and I’m in charge of this week’s Greatest Invention.

You might think that I’m crazy just to say this, but I’m telling you I’m not. The Greatest Invention is… the water bottle!

The water bottle is a type of plastic that holds water in it. The reason why it is the greatest invention is, you can take it wherever you please, drink from it without getting water on yourself and it is the best way of transporting water somewhere.

What do you think?

Book Of The Week!

Hi Everyone This week I was chosen to pick the Book Of The Week. I have chosen one of my favourite books, Wonder By R.J Palacio. I love this book because it has so many lessons in this book. The book Wonder is about an 11yr old boy named August. August has some challenges with fitting in at his new school. August is faced with many challenges along the way he is faced with bullies, friendship issues and health issues as well. overall I love this book I would give it a 4.5-star rating. I would recommend anybody aged 10+ to read this book!

By Aaliyah 5/6S

Book Week 2017

Hi, it’s me, Erin. Today I will tell you about the last 2 books for Book Week. The Patchwork Bike is one of them. It is written by Maxine Beneba Clarke. The illustrator is Van T Rudd. Out - Angela May George

When you live in a village at the edge of the No-Go Desert, you need to make your own Image result for the patchwork bike illustratorfun. That’s when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch, using everyday items. You can even make a number plate from bark. The end result is a spectacular bike, perfect for going bumpity-bump over sand hills, past your fed-up mum and right through your mud-for-walls home. – The Patchwork Bike

The second book is Out by Angela May George. It is illustrated by Owen Swan.

A little girl flees her homeland, making a long and treacherous boat journey with her mother to seek asylum in Australia. Told from the little girl’s point of view, the story is both heartbreaking and triumphant, allowing timely and sensitive discussion of what drives people to become refugees and the challenges they face. – Out

Have you read either of these books? Let us know what you thought of them in the comments section!



The weekly tally is in for the Doncare Food Drive. Thank you to all the families who have contributed items so far!
We still have two weeks to go and still so much more is needed!!
Here is the current tally:
Prep L – 102 items
1/2C – 101 items
Prep M – 79 items
3/4CA – 68 items
1/2IC – 57 items
1/2KC – 42 items
3/4C – 34 items
5/6M – 25 items
5/6SC – 23 items
3/4BM – 21 items

Rememeber, there is a BBQ for the winning grade with the most items!

Week 6 – students are asked to bring in any canned items and long life juice and milk.


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!

Blog Buddies – Animals from End to End

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.