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Month: February 2019

The Happy Campers are on our way home!

The Happy Campers are on our way home!

After a really good night sleep amongst most campers we woke to a delicious breakfast including pancakes. We cleaned our rooms which took a very long time for some cabins …. not mentioning any names. We had one final play on the beach and had an early lunch so we could depart on time. After some final thank yous we left Waratah Bay at midday. We are expecting to be back at HT at around 3pm on the basketball court.

We have had an awesome camp but are looking forward to seeing our families + our comfortable beds.

Here is a couple of surfing videos from yesterday.

Camp day 2

Camp day 2

Today we were on camp enjoying a long walk along the beach (we were told it was 6km altogether). Whilst we were there we spent some time in the rockpools exploring lots of the little sea creatures that live there. We also surfed and had a safety brief where we learned how to use the lifesaver tubes.

It was amazing how fun so many of the activity groups were. Most students really enjoyed the flying fish giant swing, the nitro crossing challenge (not with real nitro), the low ropes course, beach volleyball and the treasure island challenge.

We will always remember these moments but are also looking forward to coming back home soon to see our families.

We will send through one more blog post before we return back to HT tomorrow.

Knox Festival Banner

Knox Festival Banner

Amazing job by the art leaders to complete our awesome banner for the Knox Festival.

The finished banner 

The festival is on the 2nd and 3rd of March and is a fun family day out. It is held at the Wally Tew reserve in Frrntree Gully🎊

5/6 Camp Day One

5/6 Camp Day One

Yesterday was an awesome day doing lots of fantastic activities.

Three groups got to go surfing and the other three groups did activities around the camp including rock climbing, obstacle course and giant swing.

I had never done surfing before and it was pretty hard to stand up on the board. Quite a few students stood up on the board but none of the teachers were that skillful.

Last night for dinner we had a lovely roast pork and lamb as well as crunchy potatoes. The pork was my favourite. We also had fruit salad and ice cream for dessert.

We also got to go for a night walk down to the beach where we used our torches to find soldier crabs. We learnt that they are unusual because they are one of the few crabs that walk forwards instead of sideways. We also roasted marshmallows by the campfire and lots of people had their marshmallows fall off their stick into the fire.

After a big day we all went to bed at about 10 pm.

Here is a few pictures of our adventures from yesterday.

Greetings from Waratah Bay

Greetings from Waratah Bay

Hi everyone.

We have arrived to a beautiful day and a lovely camp site.

Our journey was good particularly watching the movies on bus. We stopped off at Coal Creek for a break and bite to eat. On arriving at camp we had lunch, sorted out a cabin groups and organised our activity groups.

This afternoon we completing some activities including the giant swing, obstacle course and surfing.

We will send another post through later on to update everyone of our day.

Here are a few happy snaps from camp …..

Art Room News

Art Room News

The new art leaders have done an amazing job painting the banner for the 2019 Knox Festival. The festival is on March 2nd and 3rd at the Wally Tew Reserve in Ferntree Gully. It is a terrific fun family outing with lots of food, rides and entertainment. The banner will be on display and is part of a competition to win the most popular banner, people’s choice award. So go along with your family and vote for our wonderful banner 😃🌈

Recess and Lunchtime activities

Recess and Lunchtime activities

At recess and lunch there are so many activities we do at school such as forty 40, basketball, cricket, climbing on the monkey bars and what’s the time Mr. Wolf?

My friends and I like to play with our BeyBlades. This is what a beyblade and a riper looks like …..

When we put the beyblade on the riper and pull the string then the beyblade comes off and spins. When you battle with someone in an arena it sometimes bursts and comes apart. But don’t worry because you can put it back together afterwards.

We love playing beyblades each recess and lunch and so do many other students in the school.

Here is a few pictures of us in action …..

5/6 camp

5/6 camp

On Monday the 25th of February all the 5/6’s are going to Waratah Bay for an amazing three days of camp. We are all so excited to go surfing and explore the camp site. We know who is in our cabin groups, but we are yet to find out who is in our activity groups. I am really looking forward to all the fun food we are going to eat. I am also excited about some of the activities we get experience such as giant swing, going swimming and exploring the rock pools at the beach. It will be great to be outdoors all the time with my friends and teachers. 

Keep a look out on the school blog for how we are going on camp next week. 

Lego Engineering begins in Year 3 with a bang!

Lego Engineering begins in Year 3 with a bang!

This week the Year 3 students participated in the first of our Lego Engineering lessons for this term. These lessons involve the students working together to build an everyday toy or structure using lego. This week the students  built their own spinning top.  The models were fantastic but the real magic occurred when we explored the forces behind why the spinner works. We learnt that the more momentum we give the spinner the longer it will spin provided it maintains its balance. We also learnt how gravity is a force working against the spinner staying up. Students experimented with different ways to increase the momentum of the spinning top such as by adding more weight, turning the launcher with more power and increasing the wingspan of the parts at the top of the spinner. Not all ideas worked straight away but sometimes we learn most from our failed experiments. We are looking forward to our next lego session next week.

Here are some of our groups in action …..