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November 28, 2012
by josh

Building Project

The benches are now finally finished and all of us have really enjoyed making them. We had a lot of help from Jeff (from The Lion’s Club) and we wouldn’t have made the benches without him. We have enjoyed painting and drilling the holes into the benches. We have learnt how to build well made benches and what materials are needed for their construction. We have learnt about being safe when building things and we learnt more about working together. There were some roots in the ground, where we were going to put the benches originally so we move their location. The building project was really fun and all of us would love to do it again.

On week 5 we started to dig the holes. The holes were 45 centimetres deep and we dug 9 holes. Then we put the legs in and put the concrete in after with water.

On week 6 we continued putting the concrete and water into the holes. After the legs were in place we measured were to put the planks and started to drill the planks in place. After the planks on two of the benches were drilled in place we started to paint the benches.

On week 7 we drilled the planks on the other bench and re-coated the benches that we painted last week. Next we painted the other bench and we finally finished the benches. Next we took the extra dirt to the garden and put it in the garden beds.

By Ethan vl, Chris A, Josh C, Josh I and Matthew T.




Singing Sensations

November 16, 2012 by Maddie | 2 Comments

As you might have read from Jessica’s post, choir sang at the Box Hill Town Hall – for Oxfam. The girls and boy were all very excited to be on stage! We got to sit on the performing side while we waited to be called. Although we were supposed to be on first we were moved back to be on third. Special Recorder, another club run by our music techer – Mrs Mitchell, performed sixth.

 The Choir sang Grim Grinning Ghosts and Have you got a Phobia? While Special Recorder played four christmas songs – Ding Dong Merrily on High, We wish you a Merry Christmas, Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer and one more.

The other acts were all very good as well. They performed songs, instruments, dances and even plays. An especially good play was called Toungue Twister Town – you can imagine how it might have sounded! Everyone was really talented and performed incredibly well.

Overall the night went really well and we all had lots of fun and are ready to perform again!

By Maddie


November 12, 2012 by matildab | 2 Comments

Does anyone know of an expert on the topic of poverty that can help me with my inquiry by answering one of my contributing questions?

The question is: What effect does poverty have on people’s lives?

Thanks, Matilda





Building Project – Week 4

November 9, 2012 by josh | 0 comments

On the fourth week of our bench building project we used the drill to drill holes into the timber, then we started to put the bolts in and used the Allen key to screw the bolts in place. We then painted the rest of the timber the same colour that the benches we already have are. After we finished painting the timber we stacked the timber in a pile against the wall.

By Ethan, Josh C, Chris, Matt & Josh I



5/6W Gets a new classmate

November 9, 2012 by Ben | 0 comments




Hi my name is Oisin, I am 11 years old and I like playing soccer.

I like all my friends at this school and I’ll get some more when more people join this school. I’ll treat them the way they treat me, i would treat them with respect, I would stick up for them if they got bullied. I like playing with my friends and my family.


Holy Family Choir

November 4, 2012 by Jess SG | 2 Comments

The Holy Family Choir is a group of children who love singing and music. Kids from grades 2-6 participate to have fun! Each year, the number of singing children increases. The teacher who organises it is Mrs. Mitchell, our music teacher.

The choir participated in many performances such as the Christmas Carol and a yearly concert at Box Hill. We bring smiles to the people at nursing homes by singing cheery songs and sometimes by giving Christmas Cards. Our songs which we are singing, are Grim Grinning Ghosts and  Have you got a Phobia?

Choir is a great group to join in. We have great fun but it is hard work with the morning practices but it is worth it. The choir is having an up-coming performance on the 14th of November at Box Hill and we are all excited!

By Jess SG

Building Project

November 2, 2012 by josh | 0 comments

On the 17 of October Josh C, Matt, Josh I, Ethan vL and Chris started to make benches with a man named Jeff. Our project was building benches for our school and this happens every week on Wednesday. We had to use our maths skills to work out the cheapest price and we had to stay within our budget and not go over it. We had to work as a team to get our goal, to finish the benches well and not make any mistakes.

On the first week we started to plan where the benches would be and which timber we would buy. Next week we found out what we needed and where we had to get everything from. We also found out the total price, the measurements of the wood and the colour paint we were going to use. The wood we chose to was red gum. On the third week we started to cut the wood and then we sanded the wood. Next we started painting the wood a colour that looks the same as the colour we have on our benches.

We are currently still in progress in building the benches for the school. All of us are enjoying the building project and are looking forward to continuing the building project.

By Josh C, Matt, Josh I,Chris and Ethan vL


Memory Books

November 2, 2012 by awalsh | 0 comments

Our year 6’s are about to begin making their Memory Books; a reflection of their time in primary school. We will be working on these at school and for homework over the next month and look forward to presenting them at our graduation ceremony.

Details of what needs to be done for our Memory Books can be found on the link below.

Volleyball Tournament

November 2, 2012 by larac | 5 Comments

On the 2nd of  November, the volleyball team from Holy Family School competed in the preliminary finals.  We came  third in the division. It started at 9:30am, our first opponent was St. Justin’s and unfortunately they won both sets. Then we played Glendal and again to another unfortunate loss. Overall we were very happy about our performance, hopefully next year we can bring home a flag.

By Lara, Ada & Jessica



November 2, 2012
by xxStAsIaxx

Maths in the classroom

In 5/6W, we have been learning about chance, fractions, decimals and percentages in maths.

One of the games was a chance car game were you have a sheet with 11 cars and a counter on each car. You and your partner take turns rolling the dice while moving that number car. What ever car gets to the ending line first wins. We have also done work sheets on chance.  One of them is a game were you roll a dice and what ever number you land on, you add that to a tally on your sheet.

We also  learned about decimal, fractions and percentages. We are currently doing a survey to collect information then turning it into a decimal, fraction and percent. Also, we are learning how to add, subtract and multiply decimals.  We have learned the rules of adding, subtraction and multiplying decimals.

By Tahlia and Anastasia

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