RACV Energy Breakthrough and the NGPS Box Car Rally

Our RACV Energy Breakthrough  team is almost ready to  head off to  Maryborough  for the big competition  against the other schools. To  give them  support we hold an  annual  Box Car Rally. We also  held a dress up  day  to  provide a few extra funds for the RACV teams. All  of the school  are involved, making box cars out of cardboard boxes following the theme of something they have studied in  class. It is amazing how innovative some groups can  be. Finally race day  arrives and as you will  see from  the attached photographs a great time is had by all.

Did you help  make a box car?

What decisions did you and your team  have to  make,  were they successful,  what might you do  differently next time?

What did you think of the great racing event? How did your team  go?


The Man of the Future

Poetry is a great way to  tell  a story, express feelings and create images. It makes us think so very carefully about the words we use as there is not room for many.

We have created our own  version of the poem “I am  the Man of the Future” They are telling you something about ourselves and the things that are helping to  mould us into the person  we will  become as well  as our dreams and aspirations.

Click on  the book  below to  open our book  and turn  the pages to  read our poems

Would you have similar dreams, have you had similar experiences?

What do  you think of our poems?

I am  a man of the future

Where in Australia are Rohan, Sarah M and Claire?

This term  three of our classmates are off visiting other places in  Australia. Some are gone for the whole term  and others just for a few weeks. We do  hope that they will  keep  an  eye on  our blog to  see what we are up to back  here at school. It would be great if they can  find the time to post something here to  let us know how they are, what they have seen  and what they have been up  to. Safe travels!

The Plane Crash

Hello blog readers

It’s Jesse and Ryan we will be talking about the plane crash in the Andes in 1972. The Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, also known as the Andes flight disaster and, in South America, as the Miracle of the Andes. The flight was carrying 45 people, including a rugby team, their friends and family that crashed in the Andes on 13 October 1972. More than a quarter of the passengers died in the crash and several others quickly succumbed to cold and injury. Of the 29 who were alive a few days after the accident, another eight were killed by an avalanche that swept over their shelter in the wreckage. The last 16 survivors were rescued on 23 December 1972, more than two months after the crash. Rescuers did not learn of the survivors until 72 days after the crash when passengers Nando Parrado and Roberto Canessa, after a 10-day trek across the Andes, found Chilean Arriero Sergio Catalán who gave them food and then alerted authorities about the existence of the other survivors.To survive they actually ate the pilot. They ate the pilot because he was the widest and the author passengers were family members and friends. Do you think they could’ve done anything differently to survive.




Hello blog readers,


A few weeks ago Mitchell came in with his ventriloquist dummy and gave a very entertaining performance to our class. We have taken a picture displayed above of Mitchell’s dummy, called Charlie McCarthy. Mitchell got his idea to buy a dummy by reading the Goosebumps books. According to Mitchell’s performance Charlie is very funny and a bit rude. Have you ever read a night of the living dummy Goosebumps books? If you had a ventriloquist dummy what would you name it?


Thank you for reading,

Jaz, Hannah and Mitchell.


Custom Glitter Text


Lately the Grade 5/6’s have been making discs to put on our celebration mural. The grade 5/6’s coated the discs with gesso and then painted over it with the colours we were assigned.

Do you think the wall and our discs look good or not. Our wall has had lots of attraction; do you think it’s good? What do you think the grade 5/6’s could improve on with our discs or mural?

From Aki and Rohan


We love Animals! Animals can be your best friend but also be your enemy. There are cats, dogs,horses, chickens……… we could go on for ever. Animal are so cute until they ATTACK!


Did you know:          Lions live in a grassy den. Newborn cubs are born with her eyes and ears closed and can barely crawl. In 2 months the baby cub when the cub is 2 week old, the cubs eyes and ears have opened and the cub is still wobbly on its feet.  The baby likes to chew on mums tail for a game. After 2 months living in the den it’s time for the young cub to meet daddy.


Did you know that orangutans squeeze out the juice from the fruit to see how ripe it is.


True or False: Hippo mothers goes off to feed, she finds a babysitter.

True or False: Lonely wolves howl at the moon.

Thank you for reading Jasmine and Tia’s post.



Ella                         Sienna

Hi 5/6D this is Sienna and Ella reporting live from New Gisborne Primary School.

We are here today to talk about how homework should be handed in without any issues, on time and should never be stopped.

Hey, you never said anything about that! Where’d you whip that up from? Homework should totally be banned and it is absolutely fine if it is late! Anyway, what harm does it do to us if it is late in and we have to stay in? We are just keeping ourselves warm from the harsh cold weather outside!

True, but homework is helping our brains to always be thinking, seeing as the average child gets home and switches their brain off. It is also good to show organisation skills. For example, if a student is always handing their homework in on time, it proves that they are organised. Where on the other hand, if a student is always handing their homework in late they are not so organised.

What are your thoughts about this?

AFL ( Australian Football Leauge )

Hi everybody,

Today Jack, Lachlan and Lachlan are going to talk about AFL. (Australian Football League). I hope you enjoy our post and comment on it. We want to ask you some questions about local and AFL comps: Who is your favourite AFL football player? What do you think about people bad attitudes when it comes to a friendly game of footy? Who do you barrack for? Do you play football, if you do how are you going and who do you play for? Who do think will win the brown low medal and the Coleman medal? Thank you for reading our post we hope you enjoyed it and please don’t be afraid to post.

From Lachlan, Lachlan and Jack!



What Authors Do You Like?

Hi everyone,

This is Olivia, Lily and Jack M. Today we will be doing a post on favourite authors and recommendations for reading. We strongly hope that you will enjoy our post and we give you some ideas of good authors to read. We did a tally from our class and the authors that got voted on were Jacqueline Wilson, Paul Jennings, Roald Dahl, Cathy Cassidy, Emily Rodda, Jeff Kinney, J.K Rowling and Andy Griffiths. There were 25 votes and the author with the most votes was Andy Griffiths with 9 votes, the second most popular was Jacqueline Wilson with 5 votes, Jeff Kinney with 3, Paul Jennings and Roald Dahl with 2, Cathy Cassidy with 1 and Emily Rodda with 0 but she writes fabulous books. Share your thoughts on our post and write a comment. Which books and authors do you suggest/like?  Thanks for Reading our post!!!