Today we learnt some soccer skills with some special coaches. Their names were Matt and Rob. We practised kicking the ball around. We played the Soccer crab game where the crabs had to try and stop the fishes balls from getting across the ocean. At the end they gave everybody their own little ball and ruler.












We made special people. The special people helped to describe who we are. They had pictures of Me, My Family, My Friends, My House, My Favourite Food, My Pets and My Hobbies. They are displayed around the school.











This year some of our year 10 and 11 students are completing a Certificate 3 in Sport and Recreation. This requires students to apply their knowledge in a practical setting. This year the students will be developing their coaching skills by taking sessions with various age groups. This term we have been lucky to be able to coach the Prep-One’s in soccer. Pictures below.

Big Bash Cricket – Mallacoota

On Tuesday the 17th of March 9 of the bravest cricketers you will ever find attempted to win it all in Bairnsdale. An so close they can. Except for winning a game, they won it all. Some highlights:

Tyson – Captain courageous. Best cover drive since Mark Waugh. “I think that everyone went great. The player of the day I think was Ryley, taking 3 wickets in one over. Good job everyone!!!
Kelby – Ripping eye, smashed some fantastic shots (double points). “This one time, I hit the ball”
Mikey – A mini Glenn McGrath, spot on every ball. “I managed to bowl someone out!”
Rene – The Aaron Finch of the team. Hit a huge double pointer six (12 runs). “It was a fun day and it was good, everyone went well”.
Harry – The retirer! Dominated with the bat and ball. 25no and a removed hatrick. “I played an amazing shot for 12. Everyone was going nuts. But Ryley was player of the day”.
Archie – Speed demon, would give Mitch Johnson a run for his money. “Razzle Dazzle (Ryley) got an amazing 3 wickets (almost hatrick). Harry almost got a hatrick but couldnt make it. Everyone was positive and played amazing”.
Joseph – Hands like mittens. Took the catch of the day with a spekkie like Buddy. “It was good, nearly won towards the end, we might have won if harry got the hatrick”.
Bryce p – Dominated with the bat. Top scored twice. Was our Dave Warner. “I scored 12 touch downs and caught two hail marys”. He might need some work on his cricket terminology.
Ryley L – Shane Warne eat your heart out. 3 wickets in one over, on a hatrick, fantastic celebrations. “I almost scored a hatrick! and went out!!!”.

It was a fantastic day. They boys had heaps of fun while developing their team work, resilience, and effort. We are all very proud of them.

Simon Berry

Today the Preps had their first Spanish lesson with Rachel. We counted to ten, named some colours and read the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, (La Oruga Muy Hambrienta). “Aún tengo hambre!” is what the caterpillar says when he is still hungry.

In Maths, we made houses that showed how many people live there. A blue square was for a Mum, a yellow square for Dad, red squares were for brothers and green squares were for sisters. A purple square was for the person that lived in the house and orange squares were for our pets.

A classmate brought in a very big abalone shell. Some of us wrote and drew about it in our Writer’s Notebook.


We also got to see Mrs Bruce’s baby red back spiders. Thank goodness they were in a jar!



Today we began our new activities to build up our muscles in our fingers. They are called Fine Motor Activities. Mrs Fellows traffic lights showed us which activities were popular and which ones weren’t. The Maths Link was very challenging, we enjoyed the spiral snake and Speedy Fingers is lots of fun. We love the new Crazy Sand and playing with the water outside was a little challenging also.

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In Sport with Mrs Bruce we went in and out, up and down, over and under, below and beside on the play equipment. Poor Jayne was exhausted by lunch time.

During ICT we used Publisher to make a card for somebody. We had to practise making capital letters as well as changing the font, changing its colour as well as making the text bigger or smaller.

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One of our classmates brought in her shell tree to show us. The leaves were made out of shells and so was the flower at the top of the tree. There was a rock at the bottom to hold and wire to hold the leaves and the flower to the rock.

We also had some visiting baby guinea pigs. Their names were Ginger and Snowy. Snowy was the grey one. The mum was worried that her babies would get hurt. They were all very noisy.

We worked with our Buddies. We read books together and we did some Art with them. We made some Me Clouds. They are clouds that have little strips that describe who we are. Inside the clouds are our names. They look great on our windows.

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We played Magic Beans. Somebody gets to be it and they have to try to catch the beans. We can be broad beans, frozen beans, jelly beans, backward beans, magic beans, baked beans, walking beans and running beans. We played it in the undercover court.

IMG_6321_2Today we got to buy cupcakes and they had rainbows inside. The cupcakes were very yummy. Mrs Fellows even had a chocolate one. There were lots of chocolate cake.

A classmate brought in a baby grasshopper to show us. It hopped around lots and was as green as the mint leaves it was on.

We got to pat two Central Bearded Dragons that one of our classmates brought in with his mum. He has a Licence to keep them.

We are so excited in our classroom because our pet stick insects have finally laid some eggs. You don’t need a Licence to keep stick insects. They are very delicate.

It is two of our class members birthdays today. They are turning six.



Aquatic Surf Safety

Students from 7-10 at Mallacoota P-12 College participated in our annual four week Aquatic Safety program at the beginning of this term supported by the Mallacoota Surf Lifesaving club. Students used Bastion point as a venue this year and conditions weren’t always perfect, but the students took to the water like ducks. Student’s from Mr. Molan’s advance crew lead the way; teaching, coaching and instructing. Students were developing:

– Knowledge of hazards and dangers in an open surf environment
– Surf, protection and rescues skills
– An appreciation of our natural environment

All of the students who participated improved their skill and knowledge, did so with a fantastic attitude and should be commended. Programs such as this are unique to Mallacoota. We may not have a $2 million dollar heated indoor pool like some schools, but we have the priceless ocean; with its waves, tides, wind and ever changing moods.
Thanks to the Mallacoota Surf Lifesaving club for providing equipment and expertise, the Advance crew for leading, Nicole Migotto-Brown, Luke Molan, Cass McNamara and Jo Greetham for running the program.

– Simon Berry

Mallacoota 4-12 Swimming Article.

T’was a horrible day! Weather wise at least. But what fantastic, energetic and resilient students we are lucky to have.

On Monday the 9th of February students and staff crammed into the busses in the pouring rain and sang their way up to the Eden pool. Spirits were high with Gabo achieving 70/100 and Bastion 73/100 points for cheering.
The day started with the 25 meter races, which were packed full of contestants. The cheering was almost as loud as Mr. C’s starting pistol. The walking lane was a big hit with many students racking up the points for their houses. After the 25 meter events Gabo was leading by about 100 points. But during the lunch period a breakaway Bastion leadership group managed to organise human lettering spelling the word BASTION on the front hill for an arranged 100 points. Gabo countered by creating a human pyramid, which unfortunately fell down gaining only 25 points. It was close to even again.

The 50 meter races held fewer contestants, many drawn over to Pete and his fancy dress and hand stand contest. In the pool the serious swimmers had come out to play. The effort of the athletes and cheerers was supreme. Many records fell. In a stroke of brilliance (for the later staff/family V students relay) our senior bronze students were encouraged to swim their 800m pool time. At the end of the 50 meter races Gabo had once again pulled away by about 125 points. However the cheer brigade led by the Bastion house captains was in full swing dragging back some of the points.

The noodle race was a big hit with many primaries eagerly competing in this unique pool event. I am proud to announce that finally (after 4 years) the Staff/Family relay team held on for the big V. Once the counting was done, the day belonged to Gabo who scraped over the line 70 points in from of Bastion.

In reality the day really belonged to all the students, staff and families that participated. What could have been a horrible day was made memorable by the energy of all involved. I would like to take this opportunity to thank:
– ALL students who participated, ranging from swimmers, marshals, score keepers, Djs, announcers. Without you a day like this would not be possible.
– Families who made the journey down, it’s great to have such support.
– Kathy Scott and all the staff who assisted with the smooth running of the day.
– The Secondary and Primary House and School Captains: Alanna, Brodie, Steven, Kahli, Haydn, Jaidyn, Ras, Ashlee, Tegan, Natasha, Sarah

For Full colour photos please visit:

Simon Berry
Sports Coordinator

Nippers program 2014

For the third year Primary students from Mallacoota P-12 College participated in the Nippers program at Bastion Point hosted by the Mallacoota Surf Life Saving Club.

Primary students were led by the Secondary Advance crew, most now with Bronze Medallions. This year the older primaries embarked on an Intro to Bronze course with Kai Allison and Tom Reichelt (our new Junior Club Captain!). The rest of the primary students participated in safety/ocean awareness, competitive flags and surf skills. There was a huge improvement in all the skills and knowledge of the kids. It’s great to see their development over time.

A big thank you must go to the Mallacoota Surf Life Saving Club for putting on such a great event. Another big thankyou must go to the school for allowing the club access to nippers and facilitating the Bronze Medallion course (nationally recognised) in the Advance program (and Luke for running it). Thank you to Cassie McNamara, Kathy Scott and Luke Molan for arranging the Nippers program. Thanks to all the SLSC members and parents who assisted with the running of the day. The largest thanks must go to our Bronze stars. Tom M and Tyson (leaders of the day), Arrow, Kahli, Haydn, Brodie, Hannah, Bryce W-P and Max. These are exceptional young leaders in our community. Fantastic job!

– Simon Berry (VUS Coordinator / MSLSC Captain)