IMG_0995 This week for our group actiivities we played with the washing line. We have to sort the washing according to the first sound in the word. We think its interesting.IMG_0996 We were decorating our Spanish rainbow that has the different words for the colours. Azul is blue, verde is green, rojo is red, rosa is pink, naranja is orange, moored is purple and amarillo is yellow.

This is the Rosie’s Walk mat. We have read about Rosie and the fox. On the mat we play with the puppets. We like it, some of us even love it.


IMG_0997 On the iPad we trace the patterns with our fingers. We are practising handwriting. It is fun.IMG_0998

Here we are reading Rosie’s Walk. It is a display on each side of the ramp. Please come and have a look at our chickens. They have the words that describe how Rosie went around the farm.


Today was our first practise at Silent Reading after lunch. We went to the different classrooms to see how they read so, so quietly. We saw the Grade 5/6s and the Year 7s all reading their own books quietly. One boy was even reading his book on his phone.

When we got back to our classroom we had a practise. Mrs Fellows even took a video to show us how well we did. Unfortunately it won’t fit on this website.


IMG_0771 (1)Today was our last swimming lesson. We have now had 10 lessons and were lucky to have some very warm weather. Some of our favourite activities were floating with the life jackets, doing somersaults off the mat, doing pin drop and bombs into the pool, using the noodles for horse races and diving for things off the bottom. Thank you Tammie and Jennie for a great two weeks. We have made so much progress in that time.

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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.

Today we met Andy Apple. Andy Apple is a crow who likes to balance apples on his hat. When he does this, he opens his mouth and says his favourite sound /a/.Screen Shot 2014-01-26 at 7.54.47 PM

We also looked at colours in Spanish. Check out this great song.

We are also continuing to practise writing our names in ‘school’ writing.


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Welcome to our new Preps for 2016.

We have been having lots of fun getting to know each other. We have been singing lots of songs. Alice the Camel is one of our favourites.

Some favourite things at school are playing on the red slide, doing lots of running, hanging on the monkey bars and using the green iPad

We have met Sammy Snake who makes the sound /s/ and have been looking at numbers to 5.

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Today we had sausages for lunch. They were really yummy. We could have two each. We made them ourselves at the Butcher’s when we visited last week.

We dressed up today as an Occupation. We had a motorcycle stunt rider, a ninja, two football players, an actor, two vets, a rock star, two surfers, a ballerina, a tennis player, a soccer player and two bugentologist.

We went to see the Grade 4/5 Antarctica display. It was amazing. They went to so much effort. Congratulations everyone.

We also had stories, made by the year 9s read to us also by the Year 9s.

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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