Middle School News

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In term 2 the MLC went to the IMAX theatre and Melbourne museum. We went by bus. The trip up was boring but in the end it was all worth it.

There was so much information to see at the museum but our favourite part was the IMAX movie, Dinosaurs Alive in 3D! It was the best because the information was easy to understand, and there were lots to watch. The dinosaur bones were incredible. We wondered how they put them all together.

Soon we came across the dynamic earth section. We learnt how the earth has changed over the millions of years. There was lots of other of other things like, a giant squid and a room full of stuffed animals. We all had a lot of fun and learnt new interesting things.

 

Abbey, Georgia-Rose, Brooke and Georgia

Foundation News

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The Foundation children have recently hatched some chickens at school!

Here are some thoughts from some of the children about this experience.

 

I saw the cracked eggs. I saw the chicks hatch. –Zara

I saw that the chicks were fluffier than a feather. –Lachlan W

I saw eggs in the incubator. I wonder when they will hatch? –Elita

I was popping some eggs on the tray to get washed so we can eat it. –Esther

I am washing the eggs. –Luke

I saw two of the eggs hatch. I saw one of the chicks had fur on its back. There were 10 eggs. –Lucy

I can’t wait for the eggs to hatch. I can’t wait to get the chickens. I looked at the eggs. –Henry

In the eggs there were chicks. They cracked the shell and came out. –Evie

I held a chick and it was big. -Mason

I saw chicks in the incubator. -Maurice

The chicks are fluffy. -Tilly

Foundation News

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The Foundation children have been exploring books by Mem Fox. The children really enjoyed reading and talking about the different stories.  Here are some reviews about some of Mem’s books from the children in FJK.

 

What is your favourite Mem Fox book? Why do you like it?

MT Garden

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Buying Soil

The first thing you must do is fill your pots with soil if your garden is big I suggest to layer it with soil fertiliser and hey. If you just have a little garden all you really need is some soil but make sure when you buy your soil it’s the right one for your garden.

 

Buying a Garden Bed

Buy a garden bed that is the right size for your plants. You don’t have to spend 100s of dollars on a garden bed, Bunnings is where we went and we found a regular size garden bed for a very reasonable price.

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Buying Seedlings

When buying seedlings make sure they’re not about to die. You can tell if it’s going to die if it’s sloped over or if it looks burnt or dry. Make sure your seedling is not too small if you want them to grow quick.

Senior Learning Community Inquiry

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Hello and welcome to M&T’s gardening page. You will find fun ways to make your very own garden.

If you don’t want to make a garden because it’s to hard well then lets start small and make a mini garden. Gardens are super fun for kids and the best thing is you can choose what you want to grow and in summer it’s really fun to grow flowers and fresh fruit.

One of the best things is checking on your garden everyday and watering your fresh produce.

 

Coming up we will give you some tips on buying for your garden and instructions on how to create your very own garden.

 

Your local gardeners,

Mia and Tiana

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Reconciliation Week

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Recently we had a whole school ceremony to celebrate Reconciliation Week.

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What is Reconciliation Week?

Reconciliation Week is celebrated across Australia between 27 May and 3 June every year. These two dates have special significance to the Aboriginal people in this journey of reconciliation. They are the anniversaries of the referendum held in 1967 in which 90% of Australians voted to give Aboriginal people more recognition, and the High Court Mabo decision which recognised the Aboriginal people’s special relationship with the land.

To find out more information, visit the Reconciliation Australia website.

Student Council News

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Last week during lunchtimes the MLC and the SLC held a football competition. There were 5 teams with 10-12 players in each team. Every day two games were played with two 15 minute halves each. The seniors played against each other and the Middles played against each other.

 

For the Seniors Team 1 had one win, Team 2 had one win and Team three took out the competition with 3 wins. A big thankyou to their team captains Tom, Max and Sam.

For the Middles Team 1 had one win and Team 2 took out the competition with 4 wins. A Big thankyou to their captains Baxter and Ted

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We hope to hold some different sporting competitions at lunchtimes in the coming months.

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CSC Representatives

Star Groups

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Star Groups are a fun filled time for the whole family to come into the school and complete some enjoyable and relaxed activities. Parents, siblings, grandparents, uncles and aunties are all welcome to come and spend a short time having some fun at school with all the children.

Here is a short video from this year’s first activity.

Farewell Carolyn

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It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our Principal, Carolyn.  She has been an amazing leader, carer, thought provoker, and friend to all those who she crossed paths with in her 5 ½ years at Clairvaux, especially the children who she worked so hard to support, encourage and help flourish.

We wish her all the very best in her new endeavours working with programs to support the people in Mannya, Uganda.

Best wishes Carolyn!

ANZAC DAY 2014

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On Thursday April 23rd Imogen and Ted from the Student Council Represented Clairvaux at the Annual Geelong Schools ANZAC Day Commemoration service in Johnstone Park. A big thankyou to their families for attending this service.

“Brigadier Purdy was a guest speaker at the service. He reminded us that ANZAC Day is a special time to remember and pray for the soldiers who went to war for our country.” -Imogen and Ted

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On Friday Ned and Will also represented Clairvaux at a commemoration service before the football match at McDonald Reserve when South Barwon and St Joseph’s played.

“We got to lay wreaths under the Australian and New Zealand flags before the game. We got to have lunch with children from other schools who also attended the service. It was good to represent Clairvaux at such a special service.” -Will

CSC

logoThe Clairvaux Student Council elections have been run and won with many students nominating to try and represent the ideas of all the students in their class.  Well done to everyone who nominated and gave a speech, you did a wonderful job.

Congratulations to the winners who display excellent leadership skills in our school community. They have accepted the role of continuing to be good role models to other students and responsible and respectful members of our school community.

3/4 JD: Baxter and Emily, 3/4 KS: Ted and Sammy, 3/4 DM: Madison and Jesse, 3/4 MO: Ashley, Chanel and Sam, 3/4 BV: Miranda and Jordan, 5/6 LR: Imogen and Avery, 5/6 AJ: Adele and Jack, 5/6 LJ: Bronwyn, Charlotte and Tanner, 5/6 RH: Tikei and Natalie, 5/6 OM: Lydia and Jessica

Here’s some of the things the children had to say.

I ran for CSC because it will be a good experience for me and I’m confident and brave which makes me a good leader. -Sam

I’m a good leader at Clairvaux becuase I am confident and polite. I hope to continue making Clairvaux a happy and friendly school. – Ashley

I ran for CSC so I could be a leader and stand up for other people in the school. -Jesse

I ran for CSC becuase I am a responsible person. -Madison

I wanted to be in the CSC so I could help others and keep Clairvaux a clean school. -Jordan

I chose to nominate for CSC so I can help continue to make it a better school. I am a good leader because I am helpful, kind and patient. -Miranda

I am a good leader because I will keep persisting until things are done, I don’t give up. I will put all children’s ideas forward to be discussed. -Emily

I make a good leader because I’m friendly and kind. -Baxter

I ran for CSC because I wanted to be a leader. I am responsible and I can think of many ideas to help our school. -Ted

I ran for CSC because I want to help our community to keep improving. I am responsible and always try my hardest. -Sammi

I am a good leader because I respect everyone, help people make the right choice and assist them when they are having a hard time. I would like to keep raising money for Mannya and help look after our environment. -Nat

I wanted to be on the CSC to learn how to use my leadership skills. I am a responsible person. -Tanner

I ran for CSC to show everyone that I am responsible, resilient and can be trusted to continue making Clairvaux a better place. -Jess

I am a good leader because I try to set a good example for all students and I will listen to and pass on all the ideas from my classmates. -Tikei

Being responsible, respectful, resourceful and resilient make me a good leader and CSC representative. -Imogen

I think I am a good leader because I’m a good role model and work hard. I would like to help raise more money for Mannya. I am proud to be on the CSC and representing Clairvaux. -Adele

I ran for CSC because I think I’m a good leader. -Jack

I ran for CSC because I really want to help the school. I enjoy going to the meetings and sharing the ideas that I got from my class. -Lydia

I think I’m a good leader because I listen to all the ideas from my classmates and pass them on to be considered. I also like to help other people. -Charlotte

I think I’m a good leader because I respect others and listen to their ideas. -Avery

 

Welcome to 2014

 

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What another exciting and fun-filled school year we have ahead.  We welcome many new students, families and staff to our wonderful school community, especially the keen and eager little Prep children. There are many things to look forward to this year and we will keep you informed as the year goes on.

What are you looking forward to this year?

What do you hope to achieve in 2014?

Year 6 Camp Day 2

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A very quiet breakfast today after a busy first day and late night for some!

Lots of fun to be had again today, beginning with the next rotation of activities. A short walk down to the beach saw everyone enjoy the wonderful sunshine and perfect weather for the afternoon.  Much fun was had with lunch, a play on the new playground, team activities and some free fun time on the sand and around the water. 

The team activity included:

  • building a sandcastle up to the waist of the shortest person in the team,

  • finding a variety of objects on the beach,

  • helping each other fill a bucket with water,

  • getting from point A to point B with as many people as possible in a hoop,

  • creating a sand sculpture to match our team name.  So much fun!

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A great finish to the night with plenty of dance moves pulled out at the disco and a scary movie to top it off.

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Grade 6 Camp 2013

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What a fun filled first day at camp for the Year 6 children.  The weather was great for the first three outdoor rotations. 

They included:

  • Amazing Race and Bush Cooking
  • Bike Riding
  • Climbing Wall
  • Initiative and Team Building Course
  • Flying Fox and Ropes Course

The night finished with a long night walk around the Angelsea Golf Course and surrounding area and a game around the campfire.

Here is a quick snapshot of a few activities:

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 More photos to come…