A Warm Welcome

At the start of Term 3 we welcomed 3 new children into our fantastic classrooms. They have settled in well to their new classrooms and routines and are beginning to make some great new friends.

Introducing – Oliver, Chloe and Gilbert



Chloe is 6 and a half years old and will be celebrating her birthday in September. Chloe has come to us all the way from Dubai where she attended Star International School.

Chloe has a little sister Isabel who is four years old.

Chloe likes riding horses and playing games. She likes eating spaghetti bolognaise and wished she didn’t have to eat beans.

She is looking forward to making lots of new friends and is glad that she has a nice teacher.


Gilbert is seven years old and has rcently celebrated his birthday. He has come to us from Macedon Grammar Primary School.

Gilbert has an older brother and he likes having his brother teach him things about bugs. Glilbert also likes going to karate.

His favourite foods are pizza and carrots, and he doesn’t like jam or honey.

Gilbert is looking forward to exploring his new school.


Oliver is six and a half years old and will celebrate his seventh birthday in February next year. Oliver completed his prep year at Essendon North Primary School and half of his grade one year.

Oliver is excited beacuse he has a new baby brother coming. He also has a little brother called Will.

He likes to go skateboarding and likes to eat lots of different sorts of food. Oliver doesn’t like being annoyed.

Oliver is looking forward to playing on all of the great equipment at his new school and feels lucky that he has lots of nice teachers.


Do you have any questions for our new friends?

Run, run, run to raise money for the Artroom!

It was cold, it was muddy, it was wet but it was for a great cause! On Sunday the 24th of July 2011, parents, teachers, students, friends and community members put on their jogging gear to complete a 2.7km fun run/walk to raise much needed money for the New Gisborne Primary School artroom. It was great to see so many people show their support! The course winded itself through various parks in Gisborne and finished outside the Outfit Fitness Centre with a smell of a sausage sizzle and warm coffee filling the air. Thankyou to all those who came along. A big thanks to Outfit Fitness Centre for organising the day, the local C.F.A, S.E.S, Gisborne Rotary Club and anyone else we have forgotten. Yesterday, funds raised exceeded $5000- WOW!

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It was so lovely to see all of you beautiful children yesterday and I know both Mrs Hollands and I really enjoyed hearing about all of the things you got up to on the school holidays.

We learnt that lots of you went to the movies. Some saw Kung Fu Panda, some Cars 2, some Harry Potter and I’m sure there were a few others.

Unfortunately some children were sick over the holidays  or according to them had other bad things happen to them on the holidays ranging from annoying brothers and sisters to falling off bikes and scooters. Our sympathy goes to Patrick whose beautiful dog passed away on the school holidays.

Some children were lucky enough to go away on holidays. Grade 1B currently have two little girls still enjoying holidays, Amelia is in Fiji and Alison is enjoying a cruise with her nanna.

Plenty of other things happened to our gorgeous children over the holidays its hard to remember them all. You may have write a comment telling me what I missed!

Below are the photos of Miss Hunichen and Mrs McConville at the Elephant like I promised!


What was your favourite thing on the holidays?

Mrs Hollands and her holiday

Hi girls and boys,


Hope your holidays have been fantastic. I am looking forward to coming back to school and seeing all your smiling faces. I have been on holidays for the past two weeks in America and have had such a wonderful time with my family and Mr Hollands. We flew to the USA on Friday the 1st of July in a big jumbo airplane- it was a double decker plane! The plane flight was really long (16 hours) and was glad when we finally got to the USA.


We stayed in L.A for four days and went to Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain ( a huge roller coaster theme park), Hollywood to see the famous peoples stars, shopped at a special place called Rodeo Drive and went to a very pretty beach called Santa Monica. We had lots and lots of fun.


Next we flew to Las Vegas and saw all the beautiful lights and hotels. It was amazing. There was a hotel in the shape of New York, the Eiffel Tower, a castle hotel, a pyramid hotel called the Luxor and a hotel that had a river through it that you could ride special boats called gondolas. We then went and had a look at the Grand Canyon which is steep sided canyon 466 km long. It was breathtaking.


Lastly we went to Hawaii which has beautiful beaches. We hired surfboards and tried to surf the waves of Honolulu. Mr Hollands was awesome but I kept on falling off. We celebrated my 27th birthday with a beautiful dinner and a walk along the beach.

See you all Monday… Love From Mrs Hollands



What have you been doing on your holidays?

What are you looking forward to when you get back to school?

Over the Edge

I have always wanted to bungy jump so I decided that I wasn’t coming home from Bali without doing it. Mrs McConville and I went to look at the big bungy tower in Seminyak on Sunday night. I was scared just watching all the other people do it but I was still determined to give it a go so off I went to book in for the following night!

I dreamt about it that night and was very very nervous bout doing it. We got to the tower just after 6pm on Sunday night.They put a harness on me and I was in the lift on the way to the top. At this stage I was petrified and didnt know if I would be able to do it. Once at the top it was even scarier and I could barely even talk to the guides at the top! They strapped me in ready and told me I had to shuffle to the edge, my feet just didnt want to walk at all.

Standing on the edge was terrifying, I couldnt believe how high up it was. Without looking down I held my arms out and jumped, it was amazing!


Do you think you’d like to try this when you are older?

White water rafting

On Saturday Mrs McConville and I got up early to go white water rafting. It was a long drive to the Ayung river but we got to see lots of villages and things along the way. We drove past lots of rice fields too.

When we got there we got life jackets and helmets and were introduced to our guide. His name was Kobek and he was very funny. To get down to the boats we had to walk down about 300 steps, some of them were very steep and they were a bit slippery.

There were two other people in our boat and they were on their honeymoon. They had come all the way from Holland. We were given all our safety instructions and off we went. We had to do a bit of paddling along the way but when we were going through the rapids we had to hold on tight. It was awesome fun! We saw some amazing scenery along the way and the water was just beautiful!

After our journey ended we had to walk up another 250 steps to get to the restaurant to have lunch, no wonder my legs are so sore today!


Have you been on a boat on a river before?


What other things do you like to do in the water?