Week 1 Thursday


It’s been a busy week as we prepare for the Spring Fair. Thankyou for everyone’s donations of plants and gold coins.


Please please let us know if you can spare a little time on Sunday at the fair to help out on a stall. These community events are only successful as a result of wonderful people who volunteer their time. Many hands make light work.

A reminder that ride passes are still available from the front office and are excellent value.


Today in library we read a book called the Little Stowaway.

France. Winter. 1918. The First World War is over. An brave and determined little French orphan, Honore, wanders through the snow, cold and hungry and lost. When he stumbles on the Australian Flying Corps and meets airman, Tim Tovell, his life is changed forever. This is a story of a remarkable little stowaway and his journey to his new home in Australia


Here are some questions the children had after we had read.

Vince: were the photos in the book real

Destiny: how would the boy in the oat sack survive , could he breath

Miriam: if the photos were real, how old are they?

Benjamin: why was Australia in France during world war one

Cecili: did the  child and Tim know about the book?

Angelina: How did his family die?

Jashandeep: How long did it take for him to get to Australia

Ethan: How did he peel the orange

Mahi: How did the little boy not get caught?

Yafet: Why did he have to go in the bag?

Melvina: How did he fit inside the bag?

Becky: How old was the boy?

Rachael: How did the boy trust the man when he had no idea who he was?

Reyven: What was the boys name?

Marli: How did people find out about the oat bag?

Aaliyah: Why did they have to go on a ship and not a plane?




This week in Numeracy we have been investigating 2D and 3D shape as well as introducing angles. Today the students constructed their own angle comparison tool. Our goal is to classify and sort angles according to their size relative to a 90degree (right) angle.

Here are some photos of us locating and identifying angles in the classroom:


This term we are looking forward to learning more about the Sphero robots. At the moment we are familiarising ourselves with the robots and working towards using command blocks to code their actions.

Here are a few pics


A reminder that tomorrow is a pupil free day.


See you on Sunday at the Spring Fair.


In Kindness,

Mrs Hawkes and Mr Elder


Hi Everyone,


A reminder that tomorrow is a casual day and we are asking for donations of plants, pots or soil.

Friday is a pupil free day in preparation for our Spring Fair on Sunday.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Please let us know if you are able to volunteer any time to help us at the fair.


Unlimited ride wrist bands are also for sale via the office. These will not be for sale on the day of the fair so you need to buy them by Thursday.


In kindness

Mrs Hawkes


Today we shared the text The Day War Came.

Imagine if, on an ordinary day, war came. Imagine it turned your town to rubble. Imagine going on a long and difficult journey – all alone. Imagine finding no welcome at the end of it. Then imagine a child who gives you something small but very, very precious… When the government refused to allow 3000 child refugees to enter this country in 2016, Nicola Davies was so angry she wrote a poem. It started a campaign for which artists contributed drawings of chairs, symbolising a seat in a classroom, education, kindness, the hope of a future. The poem has become this book, movingly illustrated by Rebecca Cobb, which should prove a powerful aid for explaining the ongoing refugee crisis to younger readers.

Here are some of our reflections….

Vince: to give people a home and always be kind

Destiny: that we are lucky to have a home and be safe in Australia

Ai: spread kindness and share

Miriam: be kind and don’t keep things for yourself

Rachael: we should help others who are in need

Melvina: we should try to help people

Asher: let people in even if they are from different countries

Benjamin: War is about loss

Georgiana: to be kind to everyone from different countries

Aaliyah: to be grateful that you have someone

David: we can help by donating to charities

Ethan: give and share with others

Jashandeep : respect people even if you don’t know them

Becky: to always be kind to others

Mahi: never leave people out

Sarah: to help people in need

Alessandra: to be gratful for what you have

Ceclia: Gratitude that we aren’t in a war

Jakob: Be kind to others

Grace: To try to understand what they are going through

Marli: To help others and be grateful

Angelina : Help others before you help yourself

Akur: things happen for a reason

Reyven: share what you have if you don’t need it.

Denzel: to help other people and don’t be mean

Yafet: Help others not matter whether they are the same

In kindness

Mrs Hawkes

Excursion Week 2 Term 4



Hi Parents,

In week 2 Friday 26th October we will be going on an excursion to St Kilda. It will be a fishing based excursion and include time at the adventure playground.

We would like to give advanced warning as we need 2 parent volunteers per class to accompany us on the day.

Thanks in advance

Beth Hawkes


Moon Lantern Festival

A reminder that tomorrow is our Moon Lantern Festival celebration.

We will be having a shared lunch and each student is asked to bring in a plate of food to share. As a initiative to reduce the waste produced by using disposable plates and cutlery we are asking each student to bring their own reusable plate and fork to use tomorrow. The will bring these home with them at the end of the day.


Thank You

Mrs Hawkes and Mr Elder

The Pig of Happiness



Tuesday’s literacy task involved reflection on an animatedmovie called, “The Pig of Happiness.”
This was an allegory which showed that positive attitudes are contagious and that we have the power to influence others by our actions.The students were asked to consider the message in this movie.

Here are some of their responses.
Shristi: I think the lesson was that you should be grateful that you have the power of happiness and this happiness can change your mood and also spread to others.

Naomi: I think that the lesson is to have a good time no matter what. If you’re happy you can influence other people and make them happy.

Anthony J: I think that the message was that if you see someone sad try to make them happy.

Fiona: I think that the lesson is that it can take one person to change the actions of many.