Tag Archive | Excursion

Healesville Sanctuary

On Monday 1st May, the 5/6 level traveled to Healesville Sanctuary to introduce this terms inquiry unit.

We were introduced to some of Australia’s most endangered species.
We got to have close-up encounters with some of them too!
One of the Sanctuary’s rangers told us what we can do it help endangered species.

Which was your favourite animal? Why?
What was something you learnt whilst at Healesville Sanctuary?
What are some of the things we can do to support endangered species?

Did you enjoy the day? Why? Why not?


Congratulations to the Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball and Boys Tennis teams for making it through to the Semi-Finals for Inter School Sport.

It was a tough morning. The Girls Basketball team and the Boys Tennis team tried their hardest to make it into the Finals but their competition was just that little stronger.

Whereas, the Boys Basketball team won their Semi-Final game and made it into the Grand Final. It was a tougher game than their first. They tried their best and worked well as a team but unfortunately, they didn’t win. They came runners up in the Noble Park District.

We would like to congratulate all students who made it to the semi-finals and finals! It was great to see you all work as a team, show great team spirit and sportsmanship!

Girls Basketball Team 

Boys Basketball Team 

Boys Tennis Team 

Beach Day

Friday saw the whole school head to the beach for a picnic.

We spent the day working through the following activities, free play, parachute, vortex & frisbee flying, sand sculpture, beach games, lunch, relay races and we even got to meet the Life Saver.

We had a great day!!!

What was your favourite part of the day? Why?
If you had the opportunity to change anything, what would it be? Why?

Beach Day Fun

On Friday, the 13th of March, the whole school went out for some fun. The warm weather and sunny weather was inviting, and no one could resist the call of the beach.

The students participated in making sandcastles, parachutes, beach volleyball, cricket and beach safety, let’s not forget some free time.
We are all sure that everyone had a blast playing, eating and just simply relaxing, here are some pictures to show our fun.

Written by Shayla
Photos courtesy of Mrs Watkins

Salesian Kid Program

Today the Year 5 students headed to Salesian College to participate in the ‘Salesian Kid Program’.

We first headed to the Year 9 campus where we watched the talented Year 9 Drama students perform some short plays. They were funny to watch.

We then moved onto the main campus where we had our group photo taken.
We were then split into four equal groups. Two groups participated in a Sports activity while the other groups made their way to the Science Labs.

In the large school hall we learnt a new game called ‘Bombardment’. It is a running game where the aim of the game is to get as many group members back to the team with the baton in their hands without getting hit my the flying balls. It was a fun and competitive game and we cannot wait to share it with Mrs Crilly.

The other groups made their way to the Science lab. The students were split into two groups again.
One group of students looked through Microscopes to look closely at bugs and other things. The other group experimented with measurement tools.

We would like to thanks the staff and students of Salesian College for allowing us to visit their school. It gave us an insight as to what school will be like when it time for us to move onto Secondary School.
We had an enjoyable time and enjoyed the experiences that were offered to us.


Here are some photos of the Science activity we participated in.

Which of the activities did you enjoy most? Why?

Parliament House & the Old Melbourne Goal

As our Integrated Studies topic this term is ‘Law and Order’  half of the Year 5/6 students traveled by bus into the city yesterday to visit Parliament House and the Old Melbourne Gaol.

Firstly, we visited Parliament House. We were all individually scanned through their X-Ray machines for security purposes. We then lined up and waited for our tour guide to lead us through the historic building. Our tour guide, Baron explained each room as we walked through.

We were extremely fortunate as it was the last day of sitting in Parliament so we were going to see debates in action.

We first visited the Legislative Assembly (Green) and watched them discuss a number of issues. We then moved into the Gallery where we learnt all about Parliament. Baron then took us into the Legislative Council (Red) room where we saw more debates taking place. 

The last room we visited was the Library. We didn’t think we were going to be able to visit this special room as there were debates taking place. But as the bells began ringing we knew we were going to have a quick opportunity to visit.

Our visit to Parliament House ended there. To our surprise, it was raining outside so what the teachers had planned couldn’t go ahead. We cooperated with the new plan and had fun anyway.

We then moved on to the Old Melbourne Gaol where we split up into two groups. The first group participated in a reenactment of Ned Kelly’s trial. We were each given a role to play. It was a fun experience and we were able to learn lots about the famous bush ranger.

The other group were taken on a tour of the Old Melbourne Gaol and learnt lots about the people that were housed there many years ago including Ned Kelly.

We enjoyed our day despite Melbourne’s horrible weather.

Did you enjoy your day? Why/Why not?
Which visit did you enjoy the most? (Parliament House or the Old Melbourne Gaol) Why?
What new information did you learn?

IF you were given the opportunity to participate in the excursion again what would you change? Why?

A slideshow of photos from our excursion will be added shortly!