Narnu Camp

For the last 3 days our class has been on camp to Narnu Farm on Hindmarsh Island, South Australia. Our class went on camp with Mrs Perjmas’ Year 3 class. We’ve had an amazing time away , with lots of laughs, fun and learning. The camp is a wonderful place for 8 and 9 year old children to visit as the children can develop their independence and participate in lots of different activities.  The activities were:

  • horse riding
  • feeding the animals
  • Clydesdale hand ploughing
  • orienteering
  • following the farm history trail
  • butter making
  • learning about snakes
  • helping in the chicken hatchery
  • Vintage truck farm tour
  • Blacksmith demonstrations

We have really been looking forward to camp and had so much fun the entire time we were away. Our days were very busy and we loved sleeping in the bunkhouse and cottage.

Here’s some photos from our camp:

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Gardening with Buddies

Last Friday was the perfect weather to be out in our ELC for a spot of gardening. We gardened with our big buddies from Miss Hollitt’s class. We went out for about an hour and planted four different Winter vegetables.

We planted cabbage, cauliflower, beans and peas.

We started by doing some weeding in the garden area, dug the garden beds over and then planted our seeds. After we’d finished planting all of the seeds we watered them in thoroughly.

We’re really looking forward to watching our veggies growing over the Winter months. Stay tuned for photos of our garden growing.

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Farmer Damien and the Moobile Farm

Last Friday Farmer Damien visited four classes in our school. The title of his visit is From Farm to Plate and fits perfectly with our inquiry topic because we are learning about how items are changed from their raw state to a processed item.

Farmer Damien lives on a farm at Meadows and loves to visit schools with his different animals. He talked to us about all the different animals on farms, what life is like on a farm, the crops they grow, the products animals produce and how important it is to support the farmers in Australia.

Here are some photos from our fantastic learning experience with Farmer Damien.

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NAPLAN assessments

We’d like to wish all of our Year 3, 5 and 7 students all the best for their NAPLAN assessments.

Remember – just try to do your best!

Here’s a special surprise for our Year 3 students as they finish their tests.




Jackie French Visit


Today we all met the famous Australian author Jackie French. We LOVED learning all about her books and her special interest in wombats. She told us some amazing stories about the wombats that live near her home and how her experiences with wombats has lead to them featuring in many of her books. Jackie has written over 160 books for people of all ages.


We learned lots of important messages about books and reading from Jackie. Some of them were:

  • read lots of different books – ’til you find topics you just love
  • read as much as possible
  • share your books with others
  • talk about the books you love to read
  • borrow lots of books from the Library
  • ‘taste’ lots of different styles and topics in books – you’ll find just the right ‘flavoured’ one for you!
  • read read read and read!!!

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Today’s visit also happened to be National Hairy Nose Day  and we all wore our wombat whiskers to celebrate the day. Jackie thought we all looked amazing and was really impressed with our whiskers.

Here are photos of us with our whiskers on:

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Jackie French Visit

Tomorrow we are very excited to have the author Jackie French visit our school. Jackie has written many books and we’ve loved reading lots of them at school. Jackie loves to write children’s fiction books and gardening books. One of her favourite topics is wombats and she has written many books about them or had them as main characters in her stories. She id the director of the wombat foundation. When Jackie visits our school it happens to be National Hairy Nose Day  – wear whiskers for wildlife day. We have all made creative  whiskers to wear to Jackie’s presentation. Stay tuned for photos of us with our whiskers on and a report of her visit.

Here’s a link to Jackie’s website:

Our Year 6/7 buddies helped us make our whiskers during one of our buddy sessions. Here’s some photos of the whisker making session.

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