We celebrated our learning about Diwali on Friday with a hands-on day cooking Diwali sweets and learning how to make Rangoli welcome patterns.  Nimi (Dharti’s Mum) came in to show us photos and talk to us about Diwali.  She was amazing drawing the Rangoli flower pattern outside the library door with rice flour and then we helped her fill in the colours with coloured rice grains.  It looked beautiful!  She showed us how to cook Chocolate Ladoo.  We rolled them in coconut and they were delicious!  We would like to thank Nimi very much for all her time and patience.  She put SO much effort into preparing for the day, colouring the rice and making ground rice for our Rangolis and organising the recipes and helping us to cook!  We really appreciate your coming in to share your knowledge of Diwali with us, Nimi!! THANK YOU, NIMI  🙂


Welcome to Ms Hamilton 🙂 

Feel free to arrange the day to suit you and the weather.  Work which students have to finish off are: CELEBRATION PLANNERS (they are near the door – finish menu, recipe, then write up procedure for a game, make decorations for your envelope, good bird’s-eye picture of your party on back page of your planner with colour); CHRISTMAS BOOKLETS – heaps of activities in there to work on; MATHS BOOKLETS – on teacher’s desk with some unfinished pages.

Monday: we have assembly and news before MUSIC at 10.15a.m., RECESS, ART, SPORT, LUNCH.  After lunch students have Inquiry work to finish off.  [No Heidi on Mondays but she will be in work with George on Tuesday morning until lunchtime]

Tuesday: morning is our presentation assembly – children will need to go out to be ready for start at 9.30 a.m.; recess, session until lunch when children pack up the classroom (pick up rubbish etc. as cleaners might not be vacuuming) then collaborative d.o.t.t. after lunch.  Please remind children to bring in an extra bag to take work home on Wednesday.   SECRET SANTA  gifts might come in any day to hold until Thursday.  (Dylan needs to take his secret name home – see Mr Madden for his name) and note is there for him on teacher’s desk.

Have a lovely two days everybody and I shall see you all on Wednesday morning !   Mrs Veary 🙂