Ms Walker

Remembrance Day


Armistice Day was on 11 November which is also known as Remembrance Day.

It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918.

The reason poppies are used to remember those who have given their lives in battle is because they are the flowers which grew on the battlefields after World War One ended. This is described in the famous World War One poem In Flanders Fields, which you can read below.


In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields to write a now famous poem called 'In Flanders Fields'.


After the First World War, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance.




In Flanders Fields by John McCrae (1872-1918)    

In Flanders field, the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place, and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead; short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe!
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high!
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.






School Camp


The Year 5 and 6 children discovered all the action and excitement of life as it was in the 1850s in Ballarat during the greatest alluvial gold rush the world has ever seen. This overnight camp was enjoyed by all and the children were very excited to pan for gold.  One or two students actually found a few specks of gold which was carefully taken home to show parents.


Sovereign Hill is a living museum with working exhibits brought to life by costumed characters and over 40 horses. Set on 25 acres of an original mining site, Sovereign Hill is a goldfields town with shops, hotels, a theatre, schools, factories, a gold diggings and underground mines to explore.




Congratulations to all our children who received the Holy Sacrament of Confirmation.  It was a very special and joyful celebration and many thanks to Fr. Tad and Bishop Elliott for leading us on Sunday.






We held a Cybersafety information session this week which was aimed at informing parents about how best to keep their children safe online.  

Here are some important tips:

  • Have the device in a supervised area (not in the bedroom)
  • Not sharing passwords
  • Change  passwords regularly
  • No downloading of movies or utube
  • Only one account should be used
  • Know what your child is doing

There are rules around the use of social media which are highlighted below.  








Kind regards

Lorraine Walker

Deputy Principal


Lorraine Walker