Friday, 17 November 2017

The original A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

In class this week we will do auditions for the major parts of our end of year radio play 'A Seussified Christmas Carol' and then begin rehearsals. For those who are interested in reading the original story of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, the image below will take you to a digital copy of the book (Gutenberg Library). 


Please note this is 'A Ghost Story of Christmas'.



Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Cartography: Murray-Darling Basin

With  the blank map of the Murray-Darling Basin and the cartography sticker sheet, create a map showing the following:
  • 3 main rivers
  • 8 towns or cities
  • Farming regions: cotton, hay, livestock, horticulture, vegetables
  • Man made features: dams, weirs, barrages, fish traps
  • Natural Features: forest, murray cod, pelican
Make sure you write them neatly and presentable.

Use this PDF to find most of your information


Thursday, 27 July 2017

Geography: River Kids Inquiry Task- Rookie Reporter Training

BtN have put together this great page on how to be a rookie reporter. It will be useful for those presenting their River Kids inquiry task as a News Report. There are also some useful audio and video assets to help put your production together.

Click below to go to the BtN page



Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Run the River: a water sharing challenge

Run the River – a water sharing challenge is a free, interactive game designed for Apple and Android devices. The app has been developed with historic and modelled data from the Murray–Darling Basin.
Run the River combines elements of the natural water cycle with the challenges of balancing water use between various water consumers including the river mouth, wetlands, farms, towns and cities.
Players must control water releases from the dam and balance water use between wetlands, farms and communities along the river.
Watch out! Difficulty increases with each level as players manage new challenges including flood, drought, salinity, groundwater and increased water demand.
More information can be found at http://www.mdba.gov.au/education/students/games


Friday, 23 June 2017

History Fair - Monday 26th June

Congratulations to everyone who presented at the History Fair and I hope you were rewarded for all the effort you put in. I heard many teachers commenting about the wonderful presentations they were seeing. Everyone seemed to have a wonderful day.

Below are a few pictures from the day, more can be found in the Gallery.

History Fair
History Fair
  History Fair
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History Fair
History Fair

Friday, 2 June 2017

Heather Galler Art

In class we have been using these wonderful aquarelle pens to create an artwork in the style of Heather Galler. The pens work similar to a paint brush and have a brush like nib that is slightly flexible.

Heather Galler's work is created in a colourful, folk are style, and has captured the imagination of dog and cat lovers throughout the world. A Galler portrait is like no other pet portrait you've seen.

More photos can be found in the Gallery


Inspired by Heather Galler

Inspired by Heather Galler

Inspired by Heather Galler

Inspired by Heather Galler


Inspired by Heather Galler

Friday, 26 May 2017

Gold Rush: Victorian Goldfields 1865

The year is 1865 and there's a gold rush on in Australia. You are about to journey to the Victorian goldfields to join thousand of others trying to strike it rich. You will find yourself in Ballarat, where you can buy all you need for life on the  goldfields. While the game is loading see if you can find all the mining tools in the next image.

Click the image below to begin