Whisper Phones


We now have some brand new ‘whisper’ phones in our class to use during reading activities, as a part of our Daily 5 Reading tasks.

We LOVE our whisper phones which were made by John Nuske, Isaac’s Dad from our class. John made 80 whisper phones – a class set for each of our Year 2 team classes. We use our phones to whisper reading our books from our good fit book boxes.  We MUST whisper into the phone because it’s too loud in our ears if we speak into them. These phones are a wonderful way for us to hear ourselves read and help us to further develop our reading skills.

We’d  like to say a huge THANK YOU to John for making our whisper phones – he collected the materials, negotiated cheaper prices for our materials, had materials donated by Bunnings and Reece’s Plumbing in Blackwood and spent many hours putting them together. You’re amazing John – thank you so much. Also, thanks to Isaac for being a handy helper.


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BYO iPad Program

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Just a quick reminder – if you would like your child to bring their iPad to school to support their learning you need to attend the parent induction sessions to hear the outline of the iTunesU course and the school’s expectations and program outline.

Here’s the link to the latest information sessions

Craigburn Connections


Amazing Art!


We’ve created 2 amazing Art pictures using an idea Miss Sporn saw on the Red Ted Art Website. The site showed a tribute to Vincent Van Gough’s Sunflower painting. We searched on the internet to see the different ark works created by Van Gough and then looked at techniques we could use to create them.

Everyone in our class created at least 1 flower and then we made the vases. We put the vase and flowers all together and they’re on display in Room 5 – next to our classroom.

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What are some of your favourite Art activities? Can you give us any suggestions for Art ideas?

Buddy Class Clean Up

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Today we did a fantastic activity with our Year 6/7 buddy class. We cleaned up the entire school yard and then graphed our findings. We created 2 graphs – 1 showed what type of rubbish we collected and the other showed which areas had the most amount of rubbish.

Mr Spurr did an amazing job leading this activity with the Year 6/7 students – we LOVED working with our buddies.

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It was interesting to see what type of rubbish we found in the yard – lots of plastic wrappers/ plastic rubbish were the most common. Check out the movie showing every part of the process.

We talked about these graphs in our class and worked out ways we can keep our school cleaner in the future.


A huge thank you to Damien, Katie and Sam for working really hard with Mr Spurr to complete the graphs during recess time – a very messy job!