Hi Kidlets

This term, our You Can Do It focus is on Persistence.
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But what is persistence? What does it mean? Where do you get it from? What happens if you don’t have persistence?

I’d like you to write a blog post about what Persistence means to you. You’re all amazing bloggers, so you should be able to stretch at least 3 paragraphs about persistence for your blog post.

You could consider:

  • including a definition of persistence
  • what does it mean to you
  • when do you use persistence
  • how do you feel when you are being persistent
  • times at school and outside of school
  • whether you think persistence is an important life skill and why

Being an excellent blogger, you know to use your author’s voice and your fantastic 7 steps writing skills to engage your reader. You also know that an excellent blogger uses visuals (pictures) and interesting relevant links for their reader to explore.

Once you have written your blog post, I’d like you to have a look at these lyrics (click on Shannon to go to the lyrics website)

Thanks to the Condobolin Argus for this picture.

Thanks to the Condobolin Argus for this picture.

I trust that you are familiar with these lyrics and have heard this song before? It’s an easy tune to sing a long to- and just as well! In 2 weeks (Nov 27th), we’ll be singing this song with the other grade 5 students at assembly!

We’ll need someone to give a bit of an explanation about why we have chosen this song to sing. What do you think? Why did we choose this song? What message does it send? Is it about persistence?


Walk to School October

Hi 5C,

We’re all doing such a great job walking to and from school, there are so many of you taking up the challenge to be more fit and active.

Here’s the walk to school website:

You can use the FAQ tab at the top of the website to find some more information about walk to school month. There is a question about what students can win.

walk to school

If you click on this picture link, it will take you to the Leader Newspaper article on a photography competition that is running as part of walk to school month.

It asks you to use social media to share pictures that you have taken while walking to school.
To protect your digital footprint, you will need to make sure you read the terms and conditions with Mum or Dad and choose a social media platform that is safe for you to use.

What do you like best about walking to school?

Parent’s Association

Hey Guys,

Have you read our Parent’s Association blog? Our Parent’s Association do all sorts of wonderful things for our school inlcuding organising fun events for us to be part of to raise money for special things around our school.

You can check out their blog here:

Parent's Association


If you click on the picture link it will take you to their blog. There are even pictures from the disco on there!

What did you find out about the Parent’s Association?

A message from our traveller

Hi everyone!
Here’s an update from Ethan, the lucky duck is spending his days outside in 25-30 degree temperatures while we shiver our way through top temps of 10 degrees!
Leave him a question in the comments, just make sure it’s a quality comment!


I thought since I’m a few days through my holidays I would tell you what I have been doing. First we went to Disneyland. My favourite ride was the critter mountain the water rides where really fun but there where only 2 but they were in separate parks and the 2 parks where write next too each other but all together it’s called Disneland. Once we did that we went to universal studios my favourite ride was the transformers. We where there for 3 days and got to Seattle for 3 hours but now where in Eureka, Montana with my cousins, John is my age, Hunter is 6 years old and Bailey is 4 years old. The weather here is really hot the temperature is usually 70 to 75 oh sorry I mean in Fahrenheit witch is 25 to 30 Celsius we have been outside most the time and it is really weird with the time difference. My cousin john tought me how to drive a bugy and we are always outside. I watched some guns get fired at targets and saw and helped a bit move a whole bunch of cattle moved from one pasture to another.

Gifts from Crows

Hi my little finches,

Here’s an article I thought I would share with you, for you to practise leaving quality comments on.

I saw this article over the weekend, and it really grabbed my interest; gifts from crows, as if! What was your first impression? Have you ever had an animal leave you a gift? My old cat used to bring me dead mice- ick!


Once you’ve read the article, leave me a quality comment.

Miss C.


We are an eSmart School

Our school is proud to be an official eSmart school. Since we first registered with the program, we have introduced many new policies and activities to improve the way our school manages cybersafety, bullying and cyber-bullying.

We feel confident our students, staff and the wider school community are now well supported to be smart, safe and responsible users of technology.

We encourage everyone in the school community to continue to uphold and promote eSmart behaviours, at school and at home. If you are aware of any incidents of bullying, cyberbullying or risky online behaviour, please contact our Principal, Jonathan Lowe or our eSmart coordinator, Tim Rogers.

Our class blog features many links for parents and students to explore, seek assistance, advice and learn skills. You can find these resources under the Cyber Safety Page.



Welcome to 5C 2015

Hello Everyone and welcome to a brand new shiny year!

I’m very much looking forward to getting to know you over the next few weeks and learning with you throughout the year. Grade 5 is such an exciting year!

We’ve only just finished the first week, but we’ve already done so much.

Here’s some pictures to show off our week so far!



What has been the best part of this week for you?

Families, if you came to our open morning, what did you like the best?