We have been going to the Pub pool to do our swimming lessons. We have been doing pin drops into the pool.

We have been using blocks in Maths.

We have been making our own dot to dots.

We’ve learnt the difference between a word and a letter.

Jimmy, Sam, Kirra, Emerson, apple, banana are all words.

S, e, r, j, k are all letters.

East Gippsland Basketball

East Gippsland Basketball


Year 7-10 Girls team:

We did really well seeing as though we had one training session before hand, we will train up and get them next time. We lost both games but scored 4 points against Lakes Entrance. If we train for next year we could be a real threat to the other teams and they won’t know what has hit them. #droppingbasketssince1998


Year 9/10 Boys team:

The boys did very well against tough opposition, especially considering we only had one training session. Our opponent forfeited the first game, so we had a practice match with the year 7s. In the second game we lost to a fairly good Nagle team but did manage to score some points. With some practice this team could be really good and might be a threat for the title next year.


Yr 7/8 Boys team: We had three grade 7/8 boys it was really hard as some were sick and some pulled out, but luckily we had two year 9s and won two games one was the Lakes Entrance and the other wasn’t there because they didn’t show up, but we also loss to Nagle. There score was 10 points and ours was 6 points, it was rough but we had fun and got to see the other teams play and go to have Subway, McDonald’s, and Peppers. So us grade 7/8s had fun and we’d like to do it again sometime and play

more basketball games.


Tyson: Dropping some baskets


Harry: we fly as one   BAKKAAARRRR #qualitybanterfeatbezza #cheekynandoswiththelads

Mitch: Nagle is annoying.

Archie: It was a fun day. Next year we will win.

Malakai: We did our best and maybe next time we’ll be dunking some more hoops

Brodie: It was heaps of fun playing Bball with Tyrone, next year we will dominate

Laurel: Really fun day. Everyone did really well. We will win next year and we will beat Nagle. BAKKKKKAAAARRRR

Jacqueline: It was a really fun day, everyone played really really well and hope to do it again next year. Go Pelicans!!!

Hannah: Such a great experience getting to play a different sport, Mr Berry was an awesome coach!

Jacob: “It doesn’t matter if they’re behemoths, no shut up Archie. It doesn’t matter because we can’t lose no matter what. We always win in spirit.

Rhys: Playing against Naegle made me realise how much harder I have to practice if I ever want to compete on their level. Sure it was demoralising, but how else can you learn how far you have to go and how hard you have to try.

On behalf of Bailey: Bailey hit a 3 point play (foul 2 pts, then hit the free throw), then a 2 pointer, to top score with 5 pts in one game. Awesome!


– Mallacoota P-12 Basketball teams.

East Gippsland Basketball




Yesterday our experiments failed so we decided to try them again but change the ingredients.


Today we used cordial, detergent and oil. We also added less iron filings than yesterday. We had smaller, flat containers to hold the liquid. We used a horseshoe, donut and bar magnets.


Our experiment was much more successful because we could see the results much more easily because they were lighter coloured liquids.

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Today the weather was finally clear enough to have our school cross country. We all wandered down to the main oval straight after lunch. The different year levels were raring to go and found it difficult to settle and listen to Mr Berry’s instructions. The 5 kilometre competitors got to go first. There were only 3; Bryce Watts Parker, Hannah Searl and Brodie Scott. We had to wait until they had completed a lap of the camp park before we got to start the next year levels. In this group there were heaps of competitors. Emma blew the siren and everybody was off for a 3 kilometre run. Finally it got down to the Primary year levels running varying distances. Congratulations to everybody for their commitment, enthusiasm and good sportsmanship. It was a great way to spend a Friday afternoon. Well done to all those that helped to make this event such a success by time keeping, taking photos, rewarding ribbons, blaring the starting siren, setting up the course, marshalling, encouraging and cheering on the competitors and the list goes on and on. Congratulations Mr Berry for all your hard work in running the event and making it such a success.  IMG_7429 IMG_7431 IMG_7439  IMG_7449 IMG_7452 IMG_7451IMG_7453 IMG_7454 IMG_7456 IMG_7458 IMG_7459 IMG_7464


Cohen enjoyed doing his best and getting a ribbon.

Crystal liked running.

Unya enjoyed getting ready at the starting line.

Remo enjoyed cheering for the others.

Great work Prep/One.


We began the afternoon with shared reading time. It wasn’t as silent as we usually like it but the buzz of a book being shared was really exciting. It was really lovely to younger siblings reading to their older brother or sister and vice versa.

We then made our way down to Room 7 for our Mother’s Day Readings presentation. Congratulations to the Grade 6 students who did an excellent job of MC the whole event. The readings brought giggles, oooohs and aaaaahs and even some lumps in the throat and tears in the eyes.

The afternoon was broken up by a number of Maths activities that had Mums and children strategising, hypothesising, calculating and manipulating.

Grade 2/3s and Prep/Ones reading the stories and poetry about Mum, once again brought about some emotional responses to their heartfelt messages.

We completed the afternoon racing around the school grounds working out clues and searching for specific places as depicted in small thumbnail photos. Each location provided us with a letter that helped us to decipher hidden messages for our Mums.


Thank you to all of our mothers and grandmothers who were able to attend our Mother’s Day Celebration afternoon last week.

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Thank you to all of our mothers and grandmothers who were able to attend our Mother’s Day Celebration afternoon on Friday last week.



House Championships 2014: Gabo Glory.

Gabo has won the house championships for the second year running. It was a much closer affair this year with Bastion almost stealing the win during Health and PE Week with double points on the line.  The Bastion House Captains were extremely gracious in defeat and were satisfied with building a platform for the future. Gabo House Captains congratulated their team by winning with sheer participation.

A huge thankyou to the House Captains that organised and assisted with the running of sport all year. And thanks to all the students who participated in these healthy, fun and hopefully lifelong encouraging events.

Below our House Captains; Leanna Severs, Luci Warren, Amy Preston and Tom Reichelt. Absent: Steven Clarke

– Simon Berry

Gabo Glory for 2014

Today we were lucky enough to have an author visit us for the morning. Her name was Meredith Costain. She has written books such as Doodledum Dancing, Bed Tails and some of the Dance Academy novels. We got to hear some of her poetry as well as act out one of her stories. Thank you Meredith from Melbourne. We really enjoyed your visit.

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On Tuesday the 2nd of September the Might Mallacoota P-12 College Secondary ‘Pelican’s Athletic’ team contested with the elements to participate in the East Gippsland Athletics Carnival.

It was HORRIBLE weather…..However, our students took to it like ducks in water. Shane and I did not hear anyone complain the whole trip. The students took a fantastically positive ‘Mallacoota’ attitude with them. Smiles and laughter all round.

Our team was made up of Haydn Fellows, Brodie Scott, Steven Clarke, Bryce Pearce, Kelby Pearce (assistant coach), Chiara Migotto-Brown and Michael Stevens. Descriptions of the event by the students below.

Chiara: I completed in 5 events. I came 2nd in Discus, 3rd in Shot-put and 3rd in Long-jump. I really enjoyed it and made new friends and saw old friends. – Really great day.

Bryce: I did Shot-put and came 4th and discus and came 2nd. I also saw a few friends from Snowy.

Brodie: I participated in the 800m and came 2nd, I also completed in the Shot-put and placed 4th. I missed out on the Triple-jump and Long-jump and they didn’t run High-jump due to the horrible weather.

Steven: I completed in the Shot-put and came 3rd. I also did the 100m, Long-jump and Discus. I also made new friends.

Michael: I cam 5th in the Long-jump, missed Javelin due to misunderstanding of time (but he would have smashed it – Brodie). All up it was a good day, except I was disappointed in missing Javelin.

Haydn: I participated in Discus and Shot-put. I placed 4th in Discus and 3rd in Shot-put. All in all it was a good day, except for the horrible weather which included a lot of rain and hail.

Kelby: I participated in nothing as I have a broken arm. (Editors note: Kelby helped all day at shot put and was vital in its running efficiently…Thanks). I won the measuring competition.

Big thanks to Shane (our student teacher) who assisted on the day. Thanks also to the parents and school who supported this adventure.

– Simon Berry