Red Faces 2017!

Hi everyone, get ready to gear up for the RED FACES 2017! This year’s judges will be our members of the SRC, and this year’s acts are set to best ones ever! The auditions will be held on the 1st of November at 2.30pm in your year level, and the finals will be held on the 3rd of November in front of the whole school. This day will be a full school uniform, but you are welcome to bring costumes to change into. Music is due on the 30th of November.

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.

Basketball Tournament

The SRC are going to create a basketball tournament for Years 1 to year 6. (We may also add Preps if they are interested!) The basketball tournament will be mixed teams, held at lunchtimes and games will be held for Year Levels. E.g. 1’s and 2’s, 3’s and 4’s, and 5’s and 6’s. We are going to try and start this as soon as possible.

Leave a comment below if you are interested and/or have any suggestions!

Swimming Carnival

On Thursday the 23rd of February, some lucky children from grade 3-6 will be participating in District Swimming. A couple of weeks ago, Children that were interested in doing trials had a chance to give competitive swimming a go. For those that didn’t make it, you were still Awesome! 

Congratulations to the lucky swimmers who will be making St Charles proud. Good Luck!!!!!!

Worm Farm Buckets

Hi everyone, I have an important reminder for you all;

PLEASE make sure you are putting the correct things in the right bins. Most of the school is fine, but some people are just putting things in the incorrect bin. Before you put your wrappers and fruit peels in the compost, recycle or landfill, think to yourself:

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  • Is this recyclable?
  • Can the worms eat it?
  • Is Landfill my only option?
  •  if I put my peel/wrapper/tissue box in this bin, am I making the world a better place environmentally?
  • Are there other ways I can help?

If you think it through, you will help my mum and the other volunteer mum’s who give up their time to do this for us, so don’t put them through the trouble of picking through every piece of citrus and Glad Wrap.

Thanks for trying so hard to make a difference to the environment!

Book Week!

Book Week  has officially kicked off! Last week, we had a special visit; we had some people perform a Fair Dinkum play.Today, Mr Thomas read ‘Mr Huff ‘ to the school.  This week St Charles will be having an  Awesome book week parade. Usually, people come as Hermione Granger (HARRY POTTER SERIES) or Alice in Wonderland. Hopefully, this year we might have some new characters visit our school!


To see the winners of Book Week  2016, go on the website at

Aboriginal Art

aboriginalsssssIn the 5/6 level, we have been working on Aboriginal Art. We started by using paints to do our background, and then we used some special paper with aboriginal patterns. In our art, it has to tell a story. With the paper we made certain symbols, like a man, a woman, a campsite and many more. Do you think that you could make a story with the Aboriginal symbols?

Girls Footy today!

Today, some girls will be playing girl’s footy against other schools.Congratulations to all the girls giving it a shot. We will try our best, but what’s most important is to have fun! The girls on the team are Amy (5/6C), Alyssa (5/6C) Bianca (3/4) Anja (5/6H) Lani (5/6I), Catherine (5/6C), Georgia (5/6I), Holly (5/6I) Indi (5/6H), Imogen (5/6I), Isla (5/6I) Jemma (5/6C), Jess (5/6I), Lanah (5/6I), Steph (5/6I), Olivia (3/4)


Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation Week starts Friday the 27th. It is an event to celebrate the Aboriginals and their culture. Has anyone heard of Michael Long? He was an AFL footballer and is an Aboriginal. He has started the Long Walk, where you walk from Fed Square to the MCG, which is pretty long!

Us Fire Carriers decided that we would do a long walk ourselves! It will be very enjoyable. Maybe you could do a Long Walk with your family!


Michael Long with the Aboriginal flag.

Choir Performance

In choir, we love performing for the elderly people at Bupa Aged Care. Last time we sang Amazing Grace,God only knows,These boots are made for walkin’, the pushbike song, and Leila sang ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow”.

This time, we are singing Mamma Mia, I say a little prayer for you, Pretty Woman, Amazing Grace(Since the elderly loved it!), and Don’t Worry, be Happy. Fingers crossed that they like it!!!


Boy Overboard: 5/6C’s new book

In 5/6 C, we are reading the book ‘Boy Overboard’. This book is about a young boy called Jamal and his sister Bibi who dream about the World Cup and leading Australia to glory. They live in Afghanistan, where it’s in the middle of a war.  The Government is taking control and everyone is in danger. I find this book very interesting and it’s a big cliffhanger. Morris Gleitzman (author of the book) is a very good author and this suits how he writes. If you have read this book, please leave a comment!


5/6 Meditation

In the 5/6 level, we are doing meditation. Some exercises we do are the Body Scan, Worry spot, and 5 minute walk .In 5/6 C, the exercise we do the most is called JAM (Just A Minute), where you take a minute to relax and calm down. You should try one of the following exercises:

  • JAM: Take a minute to close your eyes, focus on your breathing, and calm down. Notice as many sensations as you can.
  • WORRY SPOT: Lie down,close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Scan your body for anything that is troubling you.Take a deep breath in and when you breathe out, your worry spot will go away. 

When you are doing these, make sure you are in a quiet place and there is nothing distracting.


Caritas Day

Today was Caritas Day, where we raise money for charity that helps people in third world countries like Zimbabwe, India and Brazil.

The 5/6’s split up into 3 groups: an education group, a Caritas cafe, and a Sport and Art group.

In the art group, the 3/4s enjoyed drawing a flag and doing a word search, the 1/2s were loved colouring in a new flag and an easier word search, and the PrepsScreen Shot 2016-04-15 at 12.19.37 PM had fun colouring in.

In the sports group, students played soccer and hockey sacks.

Chelsea was very kind and brought in a Fijian girls uniform for the junior school to try on.

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