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During our Phillip Island visit we were fortunate to visit the historic Churchill Island.
Here we learn about the history of the Island.
As one of our Art activities, we had to sketch something from Churchill Island and choose only one aspect of our drawing to highlight using coloured pencils.

What information can you share about the history of Churchill Island?
What is something you remember seeing at Churchill Island?


This afternoon 5/6 WM and 5/6 MA presented to the school at assembly.
We shared some of the work we have been doing in the class post out trip to camp.
A group of students along with Mrs Watkins rewrote the song ‘Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah’ with lyrics that were about our Phillip Islnad trip.
Below you will find the PowerPoint we used at assembly. Our version of the song is also on the PowerPoint. We have also included the song for you to sing along to.

Leave us a comment and let us know what you think about our version of the song.

Phillip Island Camp

Last week we traveled to Phillip Island for our school camp. We went as part of our Systems and Relationships unit.
It was a busy 3 days with the pelican feeding at San Remo, on-site activities (archery, giant swing, flying fox, free time, low ropes, climbing wall, trampoline), a visit to the Phillip Island Wildlife Park, a visit to Churchill Island, a walk along the Nobbies, seeing the Little Penguins come up the beach/boardwalk and lots more.

Here are just a few photos from the Wildlife Park.


What did you enjoy about camp?
What was your favourite thing? Why?
If you had a chance to change anything what would it be and why?

Continuing our Camp experience back at School!

Since coming back to school after our long awaited camp to Sovereign Hill, we were able to flip through the hundreds of photos taken of us. We were able to participate in a number of interesting activities whist being involved in the Schools Program.
Here are a few photos…


The girls were taught how to ‘Cross Stitch’ during the school program.


Sir and Ma’am from our four schools showed us how to pan for gold.


Play time was a time to enjoy a piece of fruit and play games.


We were given the opportunity to tour the town with a Friend of Sovereign Hill volunteer.

We were asked to choose a photo to use in our writing. We were able to choose what text type we wanted to write.
Some of us chose to write a recount of our time, a narrative/story, a poem, etc.
Here are a few of the writing tasks that have been finished.

What do you think of our writing?
Can you come up with a piece of writing using one of the four photos published above??

We look forward to hearing from you.




Last week the year 5/6 students attended camp at Sovereign Hill. Camp was used to finish our unit of study on Gold and the way it impacted Australia and changed life for those who had settled here in the 1850’s.
There were a range of activities in which the children participated in including:
* Mine Tours
* Sovereign Hill School Program
* Gold panning
* Shopping
* ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ light and sound show
Camp was sooo much fun!
What was your favourite activity and why?
Which of the activities was your least favourite and why?
If you were to go again, what would you change and why?