Monthly Archives: July 2013

School Tree Day

On Friday 26th July, St Felix celebrated School Tree Day. Each class had the opportunity to plant something. Five White helped plant a dwarf lemon tree.

National Tree Day aims to inspire, educate and recruit Australians to actively care for our unique land. It provides all Australians with an opportunity to do something positive for the environment and reconnect with nature.

Take a look at Five White plating the lemon tree. It is now Five White’s responsibility to look after it!

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Take a look at the YouTube clip below to learn more about taking care of our environment.

Click here to read about how planting trees can help the environment.

Click here to find out how other schools have been involved in Tree Day events.

What did you enjoy about School Tree Day?

What did you find interesting while reading the information in the above links?

What tips did the YouTube clip provide about taking care of our environment?


Filed under Special Days


In Mathematics, the students in Five White are learning about time. Without time we wouldn’t be able to have meetings, meet up with friends or even organise a party!

Take a look at the following time facts.

60 seconds = 1 minute
30 minutes = half an hour
60 minutes = 1 hour
24 hours = 1 day
7 days = 1 week
14 days (2 weeks) = 1 fortnight
28-31 days = 1 month
12 months = 1 year
365 days = 1 year
366 days = 1 leap year
10 years = 1 decade
Every four years = a leap year
100 years = 1 century

Can you think of examples of when the above time facts are important?

For example: we need to know when a year has passed to know how old we are!

Click here to play games about time. Leave a comment describing the game you played and give it a rating out of five stars.


Alarm Clock by bplanet / FreeDigitalPhotos.Net


Filed under Mathematics

HSIE and Science

In Term 2, Five White worked on a range of activities that required them to research all about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis.

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The students in Five White also made their own volcanoes and erupted them!

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What was your favourite research activity and why?

What did you enjoy about making your volcano erupt?


Filed under H.S.I.E, Science and Technology

Cooking Up a Storm!

Five White have been thoroughly enjoying the ‘Cooking Up a Storm’ program. Recently, the students made their own healthy pasta salad. Take a look at the photos below!

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What ingredients did you need to make the pasta salad?

What other ingredients could you have used? 


Filed under Cooking Up a Storm