Parliament House

Last week the school leaders were invited to Parliament House by our local state member Paul Miles. The students had a fabulous day, looking around the historic building and learning some new facts about our democratic history. We had a sumptuous three course lunch with a fabulous starter, a delicious main course and a sweet and tasty dessert, which left us all feeling like we were ready to burst. We met the state premier and got filmed by the television cameras. All up, it was a wonderful day to remember.








Kings Park Excursion and End of Term – Phew!

I think, for me, term 1 was one of the quickest I’ve ever had. I’m not sure why (perhaps I’m getting old and just can’t keep up anymore), but it may have had something to do with it also being one of the busiest terms I’ve ever had. Looking back I’m quite astounded that we managed to start and finish all the activities and projects in just a short ten weeks.

We discussed, planned and organised a geography walk around the suburb to help us develop an understanding of how we measure the livability of an area (some of the resulting in-depth project work was very mature). We learnt about the study of history and then completed the first part of our history studies by researching the Romans (yes, there’s more to come). We studied so many topics in maths that it would be impossible to mention them here, suffice to say that even with a busy timetable the students still claimed that all we did was maths. Our English included persuasive writing and narratives, both in part due to our NAPLAN preparation, and also spelling (“No, not spelling!”). It was the first time some of the students had used a saw and a drill and they overcame their fears and doubts to create a fabulous “surprise” gift for Mothers’ Day. We made several amazing artworks and integrated technology with blogs, art, podcasts and QR codes. Even cricket and basketball tournaments were squeezed in along the way with a music project on top. All this whilst working around a myriad of interruptions that seemed designed to throw us off track. We were lucky enough to finish off the term with an educational excursion to Kings Park which Abbey explains beautifully on her blog in her post entitled Naturescape Excursion (also check out Kianne, Blake, Aimee and Georgia).

All I can say is, “Well done LA19!” We all deserve our well earned 2 weeks off and you can all be proud of your efforts this year so far. I’ll keep posting here and checking your blogs, so keep posting, but remember to stay safe.


Cricket Carnival

Last Friday some of our enthusiastic, sporty students attended an inter-school cricket carnival which was organised for us by our awesome Phys. Ed. specialist, Mr Jones. We took two teams of boys and two teams of girls and they all gave their best effort, winning most of their games. There wasn’t a trophy, the day was more about participation, enjoyment and the promotion and development of cricket in our suburbs. We’re lucky enough to have some excellent young cricketers at the school who already play for various local teams so we were treated to some fabulously entertaining displays. Have a look at some of the great action photo’s below, just click on them to enlarge. If you’d like to read about the cricket from one of the players then check out Aimee’s blog.

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LA 19 Explorers

Young Scientists

This week all the year 6 & 7 students, including us from LA19, went on an excursion to Kings Park Rio Tinto Naturescape. The students enjoyed all the different activities such as walking barefoot through the creek, climbing the towers, getting tangled in the ropes and building cubbies. It was a wonderful chance for the students to enjoy getting close to nature and experiencing the type of outdoor activities they rarely get to do. Following this the students took part in scientific investigations into wetlands, the creatures that exist in and around them and the importance of wetlands to a healthy biodiversity. The science was completely hands on and thouroughly enjoyable and educational. Thanks to the great staff at Kings Park and to Mrs. Bartucciotto for her excellent organisation.


Watch out for crocs!


All Tangled Up