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comings and goings from the smaller end of the school

March 21, 2013
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Clean Up Australia Day!

 

Friday 1st March was School’s Clean Up Day.  Malmsbury Primary School got involved with the whole school putting on gloves and heading out to find any rubbish in and around our school grounds.  Our class cleaned up the playground and oval area, then all along the fence to the bike shed. We found lots of rubbish caught in the fence.

Schools Clean Up Day!! on PhotoPeach

November 13, 2012
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Uncle Ron Murray’s visit

Malmsbury Primary School had a VIP visiting today when Uncle Ron Murray, a Koori elder and internationally renowned didgeridoo player, came to the school. Uncle Ron brought lots of Aboriginal artefacts with him, including four lovely didgeridoos that he had made himself. He told us how these instruments are made (did you know they are buried in the ground for almost 6 months?) as well as teaching us about some other traditional Aboriginal tools.

The whole school was entertained by Uncle Ron’s incredible playing and his great story telling. He used the didgeridoo to tell a story about a brolga and another one about a great dancer. The different sounds in the didgeridoo playing represent different animals and actions. Uncle Ron also showed us how the didgeridoo can be used for healing. A couple of kids and our teacher, Siobhan, helped him demonstrate – they all said it felt like vibrations all over their body. Everyone thought it was quite amazing.

Uncle Ron told us a story about the Karak, the red-tailed black cockatoo, which is his totem. We learned how this bird got it’s red tail and how the black duck became the red-beaked black swan. Our class really enjoyed the story-telling, but some of us also liked pretending they were Koori babies snugly wrapped in a kangaroo skin blanket. It was a fantastic visit.

Uncle Ron visits Malmsbury Primary School on PhotoPeach

November 13, 2012
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The Malmsbury Mind Cup versus the Kids

Melbourne has the race that stops the nation – the Melbourne Cup.
Soccer has the game that keeps the whole world up late – the World Cup.
Malmsbury Primary has the event that pits great thinkers against each other – the Malmsbury Mind Cup.

On Friday November 9th, the whole school gathered to compete in the first annual Malmsbury Mind Cup. Students challenged each other in chess, checkers, naughts and crosses and One, two! In our class we also played Chinese Checkers, Paddocks and giant Snakes and Ladders. Here is what Grade Prep/One had to say about the day…

It was fun doing the Malmsbury Cup because we got to play the big Snakes and Ladders game. I liked playing the biggest Snakes and Ladders in the whole world.
I liked the big Snakes and Ladders because you got a dice to play with.
We liked Checkers because it was a fun game. Noah and Brandan played together, it was the first time we played. Eliza and I played Checkers and I won the third and Eliza won the third game.
I think Checkers is the best game in the whole wide world.
I liked playing Pick Up Sticks because it was really fun picking up the sticks and trying not to move the other sticks.
I think it was fun playing Paddocks with Rosie because it was lots of fun. It was fun when we counted the Paddocks to see how many we had.
I think kids were playing board games well.
I liked the Malmsbury Mind Cup because it was fun.
I liked playing games with Brodie. We played Snakes and Ladders.
PLaying Paddocks was fun because you can make up lots of paddocks.
Chinese Checkers is the best game in the whole wide world because I love it.
I liked losing every single game.
The Malmsbury Mind Cup was fun because we got to play lots of games.

October 16, 2012
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French Day Fun!!!

On Thursday the 19th September our whole school had a special French Day.  Everyone was encouraged to dress up in French-themed clothes, there was a lot of rouge, blanc et bleu!  We did lots of different French activities and we all had a great morning.  Here is what the Grade Prep/Ones had to stay about French Day:

Today was French Day. I liked that when you had to make your own badge wit hthe red, while and blue.

We got to wear French colours.  Some people are wearing blue, red and white.

Some people won prizes. The prizes were for best puppets.  The prize was a French ribbon and a chocolate frog.

We made puppets. Some people did shows with their puppets in the assembly area.  We used the new puppet theatre. It has blue and red curtains and it is painted red and blue. It has got the French colours on it.

Some people got to do performances with the puppet theatre.

At assembly each house group walked around in a circle showing off their French colours.

We made little bags with pepper and herbs. These are called bouquet garni.

We liked French Day because we got to do French and Performing Arts at the same time.

French was very good and we did lots of things. We watched a movie.   We had special Fench pancakes called crepes.

We played petanque. How you play is someone throws a snitch and other people have to throw these other big metal balls. Whoever gets closest to the snitch gets to throw the snitch for the next game.

French was really fun because we got to make our own puppets.

We love French Day!!

Thankyou Madame Sam, we had a great time!

 

October 16, 2012
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Flat Stanley

Last term Grade Prep/One gathered in the Reading Corner with the grade 1/2’s to read Flat Stanley together.  The hero of the story is Stanley Lambchop, an ordinary boy who became flat after being squashed by a bulletin board!  Being flat has many advantages for Stanley, but the one we liked best was Stanley’s ability to travel far and wide…in an ordinary envelope!

We made our own Flat people that could travel out into the world.

 
Making our own Flat People on PhotoPeach

How did your Flat person become flat?

October 7, 2012
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Ben’s adventures

During Term Three we have enjoyed taking all our Bear Buddies home.  Ben had a great time when he visited Mia.  He got to meet Mia’s cousin, who is also called Ben.  I bet they had a lot of things to talk about.  He also had a big sleep in Mia’s bed.  He looks very comfortable under Mia’s fluffy doona.

October 7, 2012
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Is that Boo out and about again?

Well, Boo the Bear certainly gets out and about.  When he visited Brodie he had lots of new experiences. He rode a motorbike and hung out with some chickens.  It is quite amazing the things he gets up to.

 

Which part of his visit to Brodie to you think Boo enjoyed the most?

What do you think Boo might have talked to the chickens about?

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