Junior Chef

Hi, my name is Greta and I am this week’s “Junior Chef!” 

I am going to make an Apple Crumble. Don’t forget to wash your hands!



  • 800g can of apples
  • 1 cup frozen berries


  • 60g soft brown sugar
  • 60g butter
  • 125g plain flour
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius  
  2. Get an oven proof dish and mix the fruit into the dish – you can mix other fruit like berries too. 
  3. Combine the flour, sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Chop butter into small pieces and rub into the flour mixture until the butter disintegrates between your fingers and is blended and crumbly.
  5. Top the fruit with the flour mixture until it is evenly spread. 
  6. Put into the oven for 20 min or more if needed.
  7. You can add cream, ice cream or yoghurt!  
  8. Then ENJOY!






Lego Club

Hi everyone. My name is Lucas and I am one of the organisers of Lego Club. We had a great time running Lego Club today.  Here are the top three creations from today:


(1st) Here is Caitlin, Alessia and Chloe with their creation “The Wall”

(2nd) Here is Caitlin and Keira with their creation “The Wall”

(3rd) Here is Christian and his creation.








Here are the rest of the creation from today.

Thank you to everyone who came to Lego Club. Please note that Lego Club will start at the beginning of lunch from now on.


The Lost Sheep

In InquiRE, we have been focusing on the parables of Jesus. We read the story ‘The Lost Sheep’ and spoke about how God is our shepherd and we are his sheep. We spoke about times or actions that we might have done to make us a lost sheep like saying mean things and how we can resolve these actions.

Here is a photo of our sheep we made.


Junior Scientist

Hi, everyone! My name is Isla and I am this week’s “Junior Scientist“. For my science experiment, I decided to do something involving balloons. I call it “Amazing Inflation!” Make sure you ask for your parent’s permission before att.empting this.



  1. Baking Soda
  2. Vinegar
  3. Balloons
  4. Bottle/Container
  5. Funnel


  1. Pour vinegar into your bottle/container until it is approximately half of the way full
  2. Stretch the top of the balloon.
  3. Using a funnel put 1 and a half teaspoons of baking soda into the balloon.
  4. Stretch the balloon with the baking soda over the top of the bottle/container with the vinegar in it.
  5. Lift the balloon up so all of the baking soda is tipped into the bottle/container for the full chemical reaction.
  6. Slowly the balloon will start inflating.

Book Week 2017

Hi, my names Erin. I am one of the Library Monitors. Today I will be presenting 2 of the shortlisted picture story books for 2017.

One of the books is “One Photo“. It was written by Ross Watkins and illustrated by Liz Anelli. It’s about a dad who records what he most cares about with his camera.

The second book is called “Mechanica”. It was written and illustrated  by Lance Balchin. This book has an important message that we need to take better care of our world.

Have you read any of these books? Do you think one of them will be chosen as “Book of the Year?” Let us know in the comments section!

The Greatest Invention

The Greatest invention has got to be cars!  

Imagine the world without cars?   

You would not be able to go to work/school if they were far from home.

Travelling to other suburbs or cities would be hard. Exploring the world would be really difficult.

It would take you forever to visit your friend’s house or go to the oval to play footy.

Stop and think of how many times you travelled in a car this week.


Do you agree with me? Leave a comment and let me know.


Junior Chef

Apple and Rhubarb Crumble

Hi, my name is Ethan and I am this week’s “Junior Chef”. Today I will be sharing a recipe for Apple and Rhubarb Crumble. 

You need:

  • 3 peeled green apples
  • 1\4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tea spoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 bunch of rhubarb chopped up
  • 1 cup of frozen raspberry’s
  • 80g  butter chopped
  • 1\2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1\2 plain flour
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of corn flakes lightly crushed
  • 1\4 cup of shredded coconut
  • 2 table spoons of flaked almonds


Step 1:  Preheat oven to 180 c. Cut up all of the apples and place them in a saucepan with the caster sugar, cinnamon and 1 table spoon of water on medium heat stir for 5 minutes while cooking then add the rhubarb when it is soft stop the heat and stir in the raspberries transfer the mixture to a 2L oven proof dish.

Step 2: place butter, brown sugar and flour into a bowl. Use your fingers to rub the butter into the flour mixture. Add oats corn flakes coconut and almonds stir to combine. put it on top of the apple mixture and put it in the oven let it bake for 20 minutes until the top is golden brown like in my photo. ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Mystery Location

Tomorrow, a group of our Year 5/6s will begin playing “Mystery Location” against a mystery school located somewhere in the world.

The students from both schools will ask each other yes/no questions until they can solve which country the other school is located in.

Keep visiting the blog and we will keep you updated on how the game is progressing. 

Do you want to have a guess where the other country is located? Let us know in the comments section.

Book of the Week

Hi my name is Danielle and this week’s “Book of the Week” is Fairest of all  by Serena Valentino.

I would highly recommend this book to ages 10+. This book is about the evil queen from the movie “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. It’s about her side of the story, why and how she became evil. 

This is a book that I have found difficult to put down.

If you have read this book leave a comment below. 


Book Week

This year Erin and I (Library Monitors) will organise a vote to see which picture story book the students at St Charles Borromeo think is the best. It will be interesting to see whether it will be the same as the one that the Children Books Council of Australia will select.

Over the next few weeks, we will present to you all of the picture story books have been nominated. Let us know what you think.

The Greatest Invention

Hi, my name is Chelsea and I am responsible this week for nominating an invention that I think has been the greatest invention ever invented!

The Greatest Invention has got to be Electricity. Could you imagine the world without electricity? There would be no internet, no iPads and no lights. We use electricity all of the time. For example, when we turn on our phones or a light we are using electricity. Right now! As I’m typing this blog post, I am using electricity. So surely electricity is the Greatest Invention.

What do you think?

Could you cope without electricity?

Think about all of the many electrical inventions before and after our births that have changed our lives?

Tell me your thoughts in the comments section below.

Term 3

Hello Everyone and welcome back to TERM 3!!!

Is everyone excited, I know I am :D.

I had so much fun during the holidays but I’m really looking forward to knowing what everyone else has done.

Comment down below what you did during the holidays or what you’re looking forward to at school.

Term 3 is the term for athletics

We have our athletic trials on Thursday the 3rd of August at Willinda Park in Greensborough. From that day we choose our team to represent us at the District Athletics on Tuesday the 19th of September.

Earlier this year I was lucky to attend the Nitro Athletics as part of some professional development I was doing on athletics.


I was very impressed by the skills on show, especially by this person you might recognise: USAIN BOLT!!!!