Rome Update

Yesterday, I saw the papal address and visited Domus Australia. Domus Australia is an amazing church. it has been renovated and is now a church for Australian visitors. The renovation has given the church an Australian theme with small altars dedicated to Mary MacKillop and Archbishop Daniel Mannix. The painting below is a depiction of the first Catholic Mass in Australia. At that time, it was considered an illegal gathering. From this first gathering, our faith community has grown so much. Domus Australia serves as a reminder of when we visit or move to another country how important faith is to our identity. 


Irises by 5/6

The National Gallery of Victoria has an exhibition by Vincent Van Gogh on display until July 12th called Van Gogh and the Seasons. The 5/6 students have recently looked at recreating a painting from 1889 by Vincent Van Gogh called Irises. They thought about the painting in sections- foreground, middle ground and background. They drew lines and shapes with black oil pastel and began to paint their work to create an effect of texture. We will continue to work on this in Term 3.

Junior Chef

Hi, my name is Alessia and I’m this week’s “Junior Chef”.

This week I’m making Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I hope you all enjoy this great recipe.



  • 8 tablespoon of  salted butter
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour + additional flour as needed (I usually add 1-2 tablespoons more!)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • 12 heaping teaspoons Nutella

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Book of The Week

Hi, my name is Henry and this week I am in charge of choosing the “Book of the Week”.

The book I  have chosen is called, “The Cursed Child”. I loved this book because it is full of adventure. It is about Harry Potter’s son, Albus, and his adventures with a time machine.

He accidentally changes history and has to fix it.

I recommend this book to students in year 3 up.

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.


Nation Builders

Vida Goldstein

Vida Goldstein was part of the Australian Suffragette movement. She fought for women’s rights. She was born on the 13 April 1869 and died on the 15 August 1949. She was also the first women elected to the national parliament. I choose Vida because she was a very brave woman. She stood for our rights and if it wasn’t for her today we wouldn’t be allowed to vote or even maybe go to school like the boys.

Our Greatest Adventure

Recently the 5/6’s went on an excursion to the Old Treasury Building and the Parliament House!    

We learnt about the history of Australia and the culture of our people. It was the greatest adventure we have had yet!

Parliament house was really fascinating. One thing that I noticed is that there was a lot of gold throughout the building. At the time they built the parliament house it was THE GOLD RUSH in Victoria.


Nation Builders

Peter Lalor

This week’s Nation Builder is Peter Lalor. I chose Peter Lalor because he stood up for the poor miners who were being treated badly by the government at that time. He led the Eureka Stockade rebellion that fought for miners rights. After the rebellion, he was elected to represent Ballarat miners in the Victorian Parliament. Peter Lalor is remembered with a statue in Ballarat, a suburb of Melbourne is named after him, and there is also a seat in the Australian Federal Parliament named after him.

Book of the Week

Hi, my name is Chloe and this week I will be doing the book of the week.

The book that I have chosen is called ‘A Week Without Tuesday.’

This book is about a girl who travels to a faraway land. While she’s there, she comes across a village that is being attacked by mystical birds.  She manages to do something that she never thought she would ever be able to do. 

I like this book because it takes you on a journey. It was full of adventure and excitement.  

I would recommend this book to 3/4 students and up.

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have! 

Student News

Yesterday was inter-school sports. Here are the results: 

Here are the soccer players after a very successful day.

  • Tee-ball: 3 wins and 1 loss (with only 6 players)
  • Soccer (Mixed): Came 3rd overall
  • Soccer (Girls): Came 2nd (Losing the Grand Final)
  • Netball (Mixed): 2 wins and 2 losses
  • Netball (Girls): Came 2nd (Losing the Grand Final)