Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge

This term, all students in grade 1-2 have been participating in the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge. The goal is for each student to read or experience at least 30 different books. We have had so much fun completing this challenge. The best books we have read so far include:

  • Pig the Pug – Aaron Blabey
  • Puffling – Margaret Wild
  • The Very Cranky Bear – Nick Bland
  • The Brothers Quibble – Aaron Blabey
  • Our Granny – Margaret Wild
  • Queenie the Bantam – Bob Graham


Werribee Mansion

On Monday the 28th and Tuesday the 29th of May, our grade 1-2 students visited the Werribee Mansion. The aim of this excursion was to support our Inquiry learning around the past and the present. Students participated in a range of activities including a tour of the mansion, dress ups and a visit to some old farm buildings. Read some of their thoughts below:

Zuhair: My favourite part of Werribee Mansion was washing the clothes. I learnt you needed wood in the past to get the dirt off clothes.

Lien: I was grating the soap like they did in the olden days. The soap was used to wash clothes. It smelled a bit bad like rotten butter!

Brandon: We went to the wet room where we learnt about washing clothes. We had a tour of the Werribee Mansion with the butler.