Year 3 & 4 Timor Leste Bargain Bazaar

Today at our school was our fantastic market day ‘Timor Leste Bargain Bazaar’. This was part of our Inquiry unit for term 4. The students needed to create a business to help raise money for our sister school in Timor Leste. It was a fabulous day. The teachers were blown away with what the students had created. Some of the store included,

  • Queen of Nails
  • Lolly Land
  • Cupcake Queens
  • General Store
  • Face Painting
  • Lemonade
  • Sip n Slice
  • Ned’s Jelly
  • Lollies R Us
  • Flip a coin
  • and many more…..

After a busy 2 hours of selling items it was time for the students to count their earnings with some help from their teachers. Overall we teachers were amazed at how much the students raised for our sister school in Timor Leste.

Our grand total was



We are so proud of what you have achieved

We also want to say a huge thank you to all parents who helped us out in making this day be such a success.

Below is a slideshow to share this day with everyone.


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  • What was your favourite part of Timor Leste Bargain Bazaar?
  • What did you purchase with your money today?
  • What would you like the money raised to be spend on for our sister school?
  • Would you recommend other schools to have a Market day like this?

Weetbix Tryathalon

Today we had a presentation for the Weetbix Tryathalon. This is a fantastic event that a lot of students from our school participate in. If you would like more information just follow the following link. The next Melbourne Weetbix Tryathalon is going to be held on the 9th March 2014, in St Kilda.

Happy training.


  • Have you participated in the Weetbix Tryathalon before?
  • If you have what was the highlight?
  • Would you like to participate in the next Weetbix Tryathalon?

Operation Christmas Child

We are heading into a very special time of year for a lot of children…..


But the sad thing is, a lot of children from all around the world go without a present.

Operation Christmas Child is a unique project of Samaritan’s Purse Australasia-Operation Christmas Child Limited that brings Good News and Great Joy to kids in need through a simple shoebox filled with gifts.
Every year, generous people, schools, churches and businesses pack shoeboxes with gifts. No matter how old or how young you are, get involved and make a difference to a child who has nothing. A shoebox is far more than just a gift …it opens up a world of life-changing opportunities for the child, their family and their community.

The year 4 students have the opportunity to help out and provide a gift for a child less fortunate than themselves.

Globally, more than 100 million shoeboxes have been given to kids in need in more than 130 countries since 1993.


Tellagami – Healthy Lifestyle Commercial

As part of our IBL unit for this term we have been looking at ways we can live a healthy lifestyle. The students in 4EK have been using the app Tellagami to create a short 30 second commercial explaining ways they can live a healthy lifestyle.

 Below are some examples of the students creations.


  • What have you enjoyed most about using the app Tellagami?
  • What are some of the interesting facts you have learnt about living a healthy lifestyle?
  • Would you recommend other students to use the app Tellagami?


Buddies2 Incursion

Today we had an incursion run by Brainstorm Productions called Buddies 2. This program focus was on Internet Safety, Cyber Bullying, Positive Relationships, Teasing, Exclusion, Rumours, Friendship, Assertiveness, Social Skills, Conflict Resolution, Anger Management, Resilience, Empathy.

It was a fantastic production where the students where laughing and learning alot from the performance. It took the students on a journey through technology and computer games. It allowed students to gain an understanding on making the right choices online and in the playground.


  • What did you learn from the production Buddies2?
  • Would you recommend this production to other schools?

The Science of Happiness – An Experiment in Gratitude

This week 4EK took part in the Science of Happiness – An Experiment in Gratitude, as part of our explanation writing. We wanted to increase the happiness within our class and learn of ways to make ourselves happy when we are feeling down.
We watched the video then thought about someone who inspires us. Then we wrote down everything about this person and shared it with the class. This resulted in a lot of happy tears. The students then went home and read what they had written to the person who inspired them. Below are some examples of what the students wrote about the person who inspires them.

My grandfather Peter lives with my grandmother Virginia and is very religious. He has four kids and ten grandchildren I have never seen one argument between my grandparents he is very important to me.
My grandfather Peter is kind, forgiving and always ready to help someone in need. He has been very helpful especially in the past year with my diabetes. He incredibly patient and has an amazing sense of humour mixed in with lots of respect and care.

The person I look up too is my mum Jane. She is a mother of three and married to my daddy Andrew. Mum is a teacher two days a week. She is always there for me she is loving and caring and she always forgives me and never gives up. She is always trying her best and make time for everyone in the family and she still makes dinner and breakfast for me everyday. She takes my brothers and me to sports and school and supports the whole family. My mum is a super and I would be and lost with out her. I love you mum and I will always.

The person that I inspire the most is my Mum. She never lets me down, she is always there for me, I trust her and she trusts me too. I love her a lot and she loves me too.
My Mum will always keep me safe, she looks after me everyday. I love her so much I will never forget her in my life, no matter what.

My Auntie Tunta is someone who inspires me because she has done so much in her life. She is still going to work to teach German at a primary school even though she has to go to the hospital every week for Dialysis. She is also a Cancer survivour. She also has a wonderful son called Jacob who is deaf.
My Auntie is on a list for a kidney and she has to wait five years. She has to go to the hospital a couple of days a week, throughout everything she is always has a smile on her face.
My Auntie Tunta had her birthday on July the 12th last month. She is one person who inspires me the most because she is so strong and positive.

Voice and Movement

This semester the year fours have been participating in the program called Voice and Movement. This program incorporates drama for everyday where it assists children in developing appropriate social skills and self-confidence.

The program uses fun drama games, role-plays and activity sheets to help engage the students. It covers all three of the following key areas:

  • Social skills: This covers the standard social skills primary students use regularly in veryday life. It includes good playing skills; greetings and farewells, confidence in the schoolyard, basic conversation skills, manners and appropriate eye contact.
  • Relationships: This area of the program takes standard social skills a step further by learning how to make and maintain friendships. This includes appropriate boundaries within friendships, such as, how often to play with your friend.
  • Non -Verbal Cues: Students learn how to recognise other’s emotions through verbal and non-verbal cues. This area of the program also covers recognition of your own emotions and how to deal with those feelings appropriately in various social settings.