Friday, December 21, 2012

Reusing - thanks Mrs Hibbins

We have an amazing and very creative teacher who has helped us this year in Prep - Mrs Hibbins. Mrs Kennedy was throwing out some old crayons and Mrs Hibbins took them home, and made new crayons for Prep K to use over the holidays. 

We have been learning about reducing landfill by reusing and recycling this term. What a fabulous way to reuse materials to make something new and very useful!

Thank you Mrs Hibbins!

The Story of Christmas

The Preps were very lucky to present the story of Christmas to the whole school and our parents. 
They presented the story so beautifully. We were very proud of them!

Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Merry Christmas!

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Last night we had our Christmas carols night. It was a a very hot night in Melbourne, in the high 30's, a great Aussie summer. We had such a lovely time singing and sharing the spirit of Christmas. The Preps sang a beautiful song called 'Christmas Star'. They did an amazing job singing and performing actions. 

Thanks Mrs Riddiford for all your hard work! 

Christmas Star from Learning Together on Vimeo.

A BIG thank you to Joe in Middle S for creating this video. Thanks Joe!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Thank you!

Today all our Parent helpers came for a special presentation. We sang a song and told them how grateful we were for all their help this year. We also made them a calendar for next year. We are very lucky at St. Luke's to have such wonderful and supportive parents who love to come and help out at school.

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Our wonderful parent helpers!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Reusing - Glass jars

As part of our inquiry this term we have been looking at how we can reuse materials to reduce the amount of rubbish that goes into landfill. All the Preps brought a glass jar to school and we decided to make a Christmas decoration using the jars. 
We found this great activity on a wonderful blog Handprint and Footprint ART and were able to turn a plain glass jar into a very special reindeer candy cane treat holder.

Reusing to make Rudolph! on PhotoPeach

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Our Action - Can you help us?

A couple of weeks ago we did a litter audit around our local area. We discovered that there was quite a bit of rubbish in the street our school is on. So today we had a letter box drop to ask the people who live in the street if they could pick up any rubbish they see outside their houses. We are trying to care for the environment and would like to encourage everyone to help!
Here is the flyer we created together:

We hope that we can make a difference and that the people in our community will help us!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Great Litter Detectives

Hamish and Bridie spent some of their weekend collecting plastic from a shoe warehouse. They brought the plastic to school as part of our flexible plastic collection. 
Fantastic work Hamish and Bridie. We are very proud of your efforts to reduce the amount of plastic in our environment - and on your weekend!

Great Litter Detectives!

Speed Stacking Champions!

Today the whole school were lucky to have a Speed stacking competition. 
Thanks for organising a great day Mrs Bellesini!

Speed Stacking Champions! on PhotoPeach