Nude Food @ Clairvaux

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Nude food was a fun experience for the children at Clairvaux. People got very creative with their lunches for the week. We celebrated Nude Food Week by having the Year 5/6 students create lessons to teach their buddies about what nude food is and why we should have it. We concluded the week by having a whole school picnic at which there was very little rubbish. Everyone had a great time doing their part for the environment during this week. Well done to everyone who put in a great effort to support our school.

By Matt and Mikaylah

Here are the lyrics to the Environmental rap by Will in Year 6.

Do not pollute
Do not exclude
the possibilities are true
to save our planet, that’s what we do
while people are making our planet worse
we are acting like our planet’s nurse

We need to save, we need to change
We need to make our world a better place!

to make a change!
to make a better place!

Do not pollute
Do not exclude
the possibilities are true
to save our planet, that’s what we do

We need to save, we need to change
We need to make our world a better place!
to make a change!
to make a better place!

The crisis,
slowing progress,
our world is falling to pieces
and that’s why we ask the press
to make this rap public
to stop this mess.

[Chorus] Someone threw their trash on the ground right therrr.

They threw it down like they just don’t care.

Now turn this boombox up man, set it to blare.

Cause we gon’ save the planet.

Energy Costs rise, while Dolphins Die We can’t deny, the hole in the sky (ozone!)

Gas Emissions, Global Warming suspicions.

As I eat my strudel, without a single care I hope no extinction for the polar bear. Turn-up your boombox while we repeat the message!

Yo, they call me the redwood ‘cause I save the trees.

Don’t ask me questions, just plant ya seeds.

Carrots, cucumbers, broccoli and beans.

These are all things that the earth can spring.

Just like money, these things are all green.

I rake the leaves, I can’t handle with these wasteful vandals,

so instead of shoes use biodegradable sandals! Yo Yeah!


Senior Religious Education

social justiceThis term the Senior Learning Community has been looking at the them ‘Social Justice’ in their Religious Education sessions.  They broke up into small groups to explore an issue or place they were interested in so they could take some action and try and make a positive impact on other people’s life through their actions.


The students chose from a variety of actions which interested them, including the following:

-bake cakes and have a morning tea for grandparents in the parish,


-get clothes for refugees, organise Christmas baskets for St. Vincent de Paul,

-visit and entertain elderly and local nursing homes,

-get provisions for Samaritan House to help the less fortunate,

-help Scope,

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-support children in the Prep and Junior Learning Communities and local kindergarten, and


-create Christmas decorations for and help serve meals at the Christ Church meals program.

All the students are well under way organising their action and few of the students have already begun taking action to help those in need, including the first group helping at the Christ Church meals program.

Nude Food Week update

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NOVEMBER 23rd to 28th

Guess what?!


Nude Food is a lunchbox without any wrappings. To help celebrate this week, our whole school nude food picnic will be held on Thursday 27th November. Let’s see which class can have the least rubbish.

Family Challenge…

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Here is a logic challenge for the whole family to complete together.  If you think you have the answer, post a comment below.  Answer to come soon.

Good luck!


Mary’s mother has 3 daughters, the first’s name is May, the second’s name is June. What is the third daughter’s name?

Family Challenge…

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Here is a maths challenge for the whole family to complete together.  If you think you have the answer, post a comment below.  Answer to come soon.

Good luck!


How can you make 100 using only the numbers from 1 to 9?


(Hint: you can use any one or more of the operations; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)

2014 Camp Review

3 days in 3 minutesA lot of fun was jam packed into the 3 days at Camp Wilkin, Angelsea.  Everyone had a fantastic time completing all the activities and enjoying each others company. This short video of photos highlights most of the fun we had over the 3 days in 3 short minutes. Enjoy!


Rock Climbing

We had a great time climbing the rock wall. I think some had more fun swinging on the way down! We had Ally with the record for the just over 5m wall with 13 seconds from bottom to top.


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Day 1 Snapshot

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WHAT A FANTASTIC DAY!! Camp has started with a bang, straight into 3 rotations with everyone participating with great enthusiasm and really enjoying themselves. Activities included bike riding, initiatives/team building course, canoeing, rock climbing and the flying fox. Here are a few photos and videos from this day. More to follow soon so stay tuned!

From the Team Building Activity




A Passport to the World

Cultural Day

The Junior students recently took part in a Cultural Immersion Day for their Inquiry learning to explore how different cultures celebrate.

Here are some thoughts on the day from Paddy and Elly.

China: We had to get inside the Chinese dragon and we had to control how it moved.  We used the dragon to do a Chinese dance and we thought it was great fun.

Peru: We had a Latin Fiesta by participating in some boy and girl partner dancing to Latin music. We had to get dressed up, the boys had to wear fake moustaches and the girls wore necklaces and scarves. It was different to the way we usually dance.

Italy: We got to join in an Italian wedding dance. We had to hold hands in a circle and skip one of our legs across our knee. We needed to criss-cross our legs by putting one in front then one behind. It started hard then got easier and it got really fast which was fun.

Greece: We looked at the Greek alphabet and wrote our name in Greek. It was hard because the letters went right down to the end of the page.

India: e got to try some Indian food, we had meat curry with rice.  I like the chili in curry (Paddy). They have different rice to us because they had different things in it like carrots and meat. It was yummy and a little spicy (Elly).

New Zealand: We got beards painted on our chins like the Maori people. We got to do the Haka where we had to stick our tongue out and wave it around everywhere. We had to hit our elbows with our hands really hard to make noise and scare the enemy more.

Japan: We got to try origami which is paper folding. We got to make dogs, houses, cranes and cups. It was a bit challenging to make some, especially the crane and house. The dog and cup were the easiest. It was good fun.

Mexico: We got to try some Mexican cooking. We had Quesadilla which is some bread with melted cheese. It was beautiful! We also saw pictures about how chocolate was made.

Lebanon: We got to make some stars from orange peel and we also made a Lebanese flag. We got to try tabouli/tabbouleh and baklava.

It was good fun to learn about different countries. -Paddy

It was pretty cool because we got to taste different things that we don’t normally get to taste. -Elly

Father’s Day

fathers dayAs Father’s Day approaches it’s a good time to reflect on all the male role models who have a positive impact on our lives. Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles, Brothers, Stepfathers, Godfathers and Male Friends do many things for us.

Who is a positive male role model in your life?

Why are they a positive role model?

What do you enjoy doing with them?


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Sustainability at Clairvaux


In the Senior Learning Community we learnt about how we can create a sustainable world. We split into different groups depending on our interests, we chose pollution for our focus area. To help spread the word, we have made a blog informing people about our group and some information about our group. Please visit our blog as it is a part of our action plan and the more people that know about our group and helping stop pollution will help make the world a better place. We are hoping that we can make a difference, large or small.

To help us, please visit our website Slam Dunk the Junk.

Many thanks,

Libby, Mycalah, Bec, Ruby, Anabelle and Olivia


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