From the Classroom
From the Art Room
Year 1 & 2 art students have used oil pastel to create these Australian animal drawings.
The New Italian Blog
This is a wonderful new initiative that allows students to share with friends and families what they know and are learning in Italian classes. There are videos and interactive games that can be accessed anywhere, which encourage language learning.
Have a look and visit as often as you like! http://maestraanna.global2.vic.edu.au
Year 5 Snow Camp
The following speech was give by Celia and Cleo at last week's assembly while dressed in full snow gear!
Well, you're probably wondering why we’re dressed like this. We’re about to tell you why!
For a few days last term, you may have noticed that the school seemed like it was missing a whole year level! Well, that’s because it was! You see, on September the 12th, Year 5 arrived at school before 6:30 a.m to board a bus to Falls Creek. (One of the drone crew came along too.)
Even though the journey was six hours long, (Yep! That's right! Six hours long!) we had a really good time because we got to watch two movies, but the best bit was probably when we saw the first glimpse of snow! Everybody got so excited! The snow was said to be the best in twenty years at two hundred and thirteen centimeters deep!
When we finally arrived at the top of Falls Creek, 5A’s teacher, Phil, took the people who were sick on the bus (I was one of them) aside whilst the rest unloaded the bags. Little did we realise we were all sitting ducks! Phil couldn't resist the temptation of throwing the first snowball. AT US!
We had to trek through the snow with our bags to Halley’s Lodge, home for the next two nights. Then we got organised for our ski and snowboard gear and waterproof clothing. The teachers had warned us to not eat the snow especially not the yellow snow. (And don't tell the teachers, but we couldn't resist eating the snow! BUT NOT THE YELLOW SNOW.) We managed to have snowball fights, build snowmen and go tobogganing before dinner. Our teachers Jaimi and Emma had a good time tobogganing too!
The next day, we got up bright and early, had breakfast and quickly got ready for our first skiing and snowboarding lessons! Our teachers gave us our lift passes and up we went! We loved being on the ski lift because everything looked so clean and white being high up. And it was fun!
When we reached the top of the mountain, we were sorted into groups depending on our experience. Our lessons were one and a half hours long and we went on a “magic carpet” several times - and no, it wasn't Aladdin!
After lunch, we went back up the mountain to ski again. Unfortunately, it was so foggy that you couldn't see like twenty meters in front of you! It also started hailing and it felt like needles on our faces. It was so cold and icy and not very enjoyable. Nevertheless, we made it down the “Dover’s Dream” run and back into the warm lodge.
When the skiers got back, there was a snowman-building competition going on. Then we all went back to the lodge for yummy dinner and dessert. We then watched our fourth movie on the trip. Then we got ready for bed and then it was lights out.
In the morning, we were pleasantly surprised to find icicles near the window! It had snowed while we were sleeping and we could see the first floor’s roof was covered with a soft, white blanket of snow. It was perfect for skiing and snowboarding (it was also minus one degrees Celsius)! We rolled up our sleeping bags, packed away our stuff (but not our ski and snowboard gear!) and went down for breakfast.
After breakfast, we got ready for our last lesson and went back up the mountain. This time, we were all more confident and really enjoyed our new found skills! We probably went down the “Wombat’s Ramble” run about four times on average. It was so cool! (Well, cold!)
Alas, it was time to go. The bus trip home was noticeably quieter, either because we were tired or because we were sad the fun was over.
We stopped at Macca’s for dinner and I doubt they had ever seen almost one hundred kids at the same time! Thank goodness I wasn't working in the kitchen at that time!
We finally arrived back at school at ten thirty p.m and half of us were sleeping! (Tyson must have had a tough and tiring trip because he came back with a nosebleed.) Unfortunately, Jack couldn't come and we missed having him on the trip.
On behalf of Year 5, we would like to thank everybody who organised this trip and the teachers for taking care of us on this fantastic alpine adventure!