Most of the week we have been doing ZUMBA if you dont know what this is it is a excersize with dancing involved. It has been so much fun with Ashtuthi and Dahlia as our ZUMBA teachers.



In the morning we went outside to the coutyard and did Zumba with the grade 4,5 and 6’s . We did four dances to the songs of Jayho, Swaggerjagger, Ugly Heart and Runaway Baby. We learnt all the dances and everyone had a great time.

Kanga 8’s

Next Thursday, the Milo Cricket crew will be holding a fun cricket day for all the schools in the area at Sweeney Reserve. To compete on the day, all school’s must have at least one team consisting of eight players.
Our school is entering 4 teams. This is my second time taking part in this competition. I’m very excited!

Lest We Forget

On the 25th April, 1915, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed in Z beach (ANZAC Cove) in Gallipoli, Turkey to launch a military campaign against the Ottoman Empire. The objective of the campaign was to capture Constantinople (Istanbul), the capital of the empire, which would provide many strategical advantages. However, within the first day an estimated 620 ANZAC soldiers were killed. Over the duration of the campaign, the total casualties came in at an estimated  362,000 people killed, ANZACs, Turks and Allies. Overall, the campaign was one of the biggest Allied military failures.

Now, 99 years later, Turkey is an ally with Australia and New Zealand. Together we all celebrate ‘ANZAC Day’, on the 25th April each year. Although we call it a celebration, it is also a mourning, not only for the soldiers killed in the ANZAC campaign, but all the soldiers that gave their lives so that Australia, New Zealand and Turkey could be safe and friendly countries.

This year, our school attended the ANZAC Day celebrations, which consisted of a commemorative parade, a wreath-laying (a circular ring of flowers) and a flag raising, with a volley of blanks fired. This year, our two school captains, Kav and Ruby, were in attendance to lay a wreath on behalf of our school. Anyone else who wanted attend from Berwick Lodge Primary was asked to turn up in uniform if they wished. I decided to attend. Besides, I can give 1 hour of my time to remember those who gave their lives for our country. Luckily, others shared my opinion too. Josh.B, Ethan, Brodie, Lachlan, Lincoln and his sister all attended the parade with Ruby, Kav and myself to participate in the wreath laying. We approached the remembrance shrine, and placed our wreath. We then exited to the left, and rejoined Mrs Whitelaw and Mr Whitehead in the crowd.

The amount of people in attendance was astounding, and this was only for the main street of Berwick! I can only imagine the people at the dawn service and parades in the city! I was very excited to be part of this gathering to remember why we are a free country, and those who gave their lives for us to live in a free, beautiful country. Now, I will finish this post with a stanza of the poem ‘For The Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon called ‘The Ode’.

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old;

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.”

“Lest we forget.”


Easter Egg Hunt with Buddies

On the 3rd of Apirl, 6W went to Prep Q to see our buddies for Easter. The day before we made easter baskets, so we used those for the egg hunt. We hid eggs all over the Prep playground and let them find them. It was really fun and everyone found some. After that we ate lunch together and had a good chat.


Save our scotty shave

On Saturday the 8th of March we went to casey fields to do a run for a friend of our family who has a brain tuma in three different places and now is incurable and he held a run which goes for 4 1/2 hours to help raise money so he can go on a family holiday to china and because they have a special thing in china which actually fights the brain tuma’s.At 3:00pm Scotty called me up to shave my head at first I had a bit of nerves but I got used to everyone standing around me, people started putting money in to the box and the money I was raising was increasing by the second and the end result was  $300.


IMG_1669A couple of weeks ago we met our preb buddies. Our prep teachers name is Miss Quilch. Some people had to share a buddy but others gad one. My buddies name is Lucinda but she likes being called Lucy. When we got there we told our buddies about our selves and then we gave them a buddy bear. In the picture Lucy and I were colouring a picture of buddy bear at the beach.

India Project

Hi everyone, just thought I should make a post about our current Library/Aisan Studies topic; India. Hope you enjoy. 😀

India Project:

The Grade 5/6 classes of Berwick Lodge Primary School have been each assigned an Aisan (or semi-European) country to research. 6W has been assigned India. It is a very interesting and diverse culture which would take any scholar years to fully document. I can only begin to comprehend the diversity and wonder of this country.

Our class has been asked to make a brochure using Microsoft Publisher. The theme for ths brochure is the culture and traditions of the Indian sub-continent. We have been using a variety of resources to research the different Hindu, Muslim and Sikh festivals, along with their respective foods and cultures. Our focus has mainly been on how people and children live in India. Many live in conditions worse than poverty, scouring tips and train stations for scraps of food. Others, live in beautiful, modern, posh and expensive houses. The residents of Indian live in extremes, on both ends, good and bad.

India’s history is very diverse. They have been invaded by Persians, conquered by Greeks and ruled as a British colony. I hope this has shown you what we have been working on. Bye 😀

Meeting Prep Buddies

2-3 Weeks ago Grade 6W went to meet Prep Q, our buddy class to meet and chat to them. When we got to Prep Q we sat on the floor on the other side to our soon to be buddies.

We waited eagerly as our names and our buddies were called out. Eventually My name was called out and Kodi’s,(Kodi is also Williams buddy) our buddy William was also called and he came over to us and sat with us, and we chated and got to know each other.

After the chat we gave him a buddy bear. After this a few pictures were taken and we went back to Will’s seat. We got handed a sheet to colour in, so we did that.

After this the time was over and we had to go back to class, we said goodbye and headed back to class.

-Josh.B 6W