Student Blogging Challenge

Our class blog has signed up for the Student Blogging Challenge that starts on September 8. We look forward to making connections with many other class blogs. I have added many of these blogs on our blog roll on the right hand side of the page. The top 2 blogs: 5SK Learning in North Qld and The Winning Huskies are blogs that we need to be visiting regularly and interacting with.  In fact we have already received a comment from 5SK!  The Winning Huskies don’t start their school year until the week the blogging challenge begins!  I wonder if you can work out why?



Another option in the Challenge is each student can sign up their individual blog to take part and connect with other students writing their own blogs.  If you would like to take part in this, you will need to visit this link and complete the form.  You can then see the other student blogs that have registered here.

What are you looking forward to with the Challenge?

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Operation Christmas Child





One of the ways we help children around the world who are less fortunate than we are is by creating shoeboxes full of gifts. These shoeboxes are then shipped around the world by the organisation Samaritan’s Purse as part of the Operation Christmas Child project.

The boxes can be made up for either a boy or girl.  You also choose the age group of the recipient: 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14.   We ask each student to bring a gold coin donation that the teachers then use for purchasing of the gifts we put in the box.  In the past some families have generously chosen to put together their own box.

Inside the box we include items from the following categories:

  • Something to wear
  • Something to love
  • Something special
  • Some things for school
  • Something to play with
  • Something for personal hygiene

Another item we will include in each box is a letter for the child who will receive the box.


What would you include in your letter to the child?


How have you helped people in need?

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Drugs In Sport

There has been a lot of media attention on the Essendon Football Club since early February this year.  Earlier this week Channel 7 presented an interview with Dean Robinson who used to be the fitness coach at the Essendon Football Club until February when the investigation into Essendon’s use of supplements started.

Today in our class meeting we watched the following BTN clip to help us understand some of the issues in surrounding doping in sports.


What are your thoughts?

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