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!!!

Cyber Safe quiz

Over the next week, I am asking you to take this quiz with Mum or Dad. Please leave a comment and tell me about something you have discovered about being CyberSmart and discussed with your family. The quiz will take about 20 minutes. The comment is due on the post by next Tuesday, 7th May.

Mr Garcia’s Math blog

Hello 5/6D, Mr Garcia here, thought I will give you all some information about myself. I went to highschool at Salesian in Sunbury and always liked Math and Science. I did’nt decide that I wanted to be a teacher untill I finished school and was studying engineering at the time, now im half way through my teaching course and really enjoying it. When your all at highschool I will be qualified to teach highschools so maybe I could be your teacher in a few years time. Add to the blog with some of your own mathematics experinces, include things such as: What you like, the topics you have the most difficulty with and any extra things you would like to learn during my time in the classroom. Here are some problems you can attempt, it is a good idea to discuss these with your friends and see if you can be the first to solve them ready for next Tuesday.

I am having trouble trying to organise my diary and have some important dates coming up for 2014 and was hoping some students can help me out with these problems. All the days I need to remember the dates of the following starting from January first. If you could work together and solve the days I need to remember for last year. (You may need a calender for this )
A: 2000 seconds
B: 2000 minutes
C: 2000 hours
D: 2000 days
E: 2000 weeks
See if you can find the day and time for each of these events starting from 01.01.14.

Also I need some help designing a theme park the budget for the park is $500,000. On grid paper design a possible plan for the theme park keeping these parametres in mind.

Major ride – 9 squares – $50,000
Minor ride – 6 squares – $20,000
Food and drink shop- 4 squares – $10,000
Toilets – 4 squares – $1,000
Paths – $500 per square
Carpark – $500 per car space (make sure there car spaces for the park!)

Mr. Garcia 30.04.13

Australia needs a New Flag……or does it?

We have been debating this question in class. Our current flag has the Union Jack, the Southern Cross and the Federation star on it. Each of these objects represents Australia and a part of Australian History.

Do you think we need a new Flag?

What’s wrong with the one we have?

What would you change if you were able to create a new flag for Australia?

 Write a comment with your thoughts and suggestions

Maths Challenges

Then go to these websites and practice some of the angles work that we have been covering in the classroom. The more you do the easier it will all become.

Write a comment to let me know how you get on, which one you like best and which you felt was the most helpful.

Essendon Footballers visit NGPS

On Tuesday 19th February we had two very special visitors to our school. Brendan Goddard and Mark Baguley came to talk to the grade 5/6 students. Even if you are not an Essendon supporter it was fantastic to have two professional AFL players visit New Gisborne Primary. They came to explain a little bit about what it was like to be an AFL player. We heard all about their training routines, how important nutrition was as well as the sacrifices they had made to achieve their goal of becoming a professional football player.
The students asked lots of interesting questions and at the end some Essendon fans were lucky enough to get their footy jumpers or footballs signed.

Have a look at our slideshow of the visit. Football players visit schools to publicise AFL and their team but also to inform and educate us. Do you think it is worthwhile having them visit schools? Post a comment with your opinion and why you believe that.