Category Archives: Special Days

Live Life Well Day

Today, St Felix participated in a special day called ‘Live Life Well Day’ prepared by Mrs Braden. Every class participated in activities that related to being healthy. Year five researched and created presentations about healthy lunches, listened to a presentation from Clean Away about recycling and participated in fitness activities. Take a look at the video by Jamie and Angel about healthy lunches and the images below!

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Recycling is very important. We need to be very careful and ensure that we are putting the correct materials in our recycling bins. Watch the video clip below and then click here to complete the quiz. Using the information in the two YouTube videos and the information below, create a quiz and leave the link in a comment for students in Five White and Miss Azzopardi  to complete.

  • When you put materials into your recycling bin, don’t ever put them in a plastic bag.
  • Don’t put oven-proof glass, drinking glasses or ceramic mugs in your bin. Just 25g of oven-proof glass can contaminate one tonne of normal glass, making it useless for recycling.
  • Recycle your printer cartridges. The ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ program recycles participating brands of cartridges Australia-wide. They can be found at Officeworks.
  • Drink cans are commonly recycled. However, many people forget about the cans they drink from away from home. Don’t litter, put them in a recycling bin when you’re finished and if you can’t find a recycling bin take them home with you and recycle them with your other home recyclable items.
  • Keep recycling those newspapers and magazines! Last year, we recycled the equivalent of 1 billion newspapers into newsprint and other paper materials.
  • Rinse out containers, jars and bottles before putting them in your recycling bin. They don’t have to be spotless, just give them a quick clean.
  • Remove the lids from bottles and jars before putting items your recycling bin. If you have time you can recycle lids with these tips.
  • Pizza boxes, paper bags or cardboard boxes containing food also need special treatment before putting them into your recycling bin. Take out all food items before recycling and remember if the cardboard/paper box or paper bag is too greasy it cannot be recycled.
  • 47% of Australia’s household waste is made up of organic waste like food scraps and garden cuttings. That’s a huge amount of waste to add to landfill so if you have a bin for garden cuttings or your council runs an organic waste collection service make sure you utilise it. Better still, invest in a compost bin, bokashi bin or worm farm to make good use of your organic waste and keep it out of landfill.

Click the image below to view Kong’s Go!Animate presentation.


Challenge: Share this information with your parents and make sure your family is recycling the right way 🙂 

What did you learn during Live Life Well Day? 


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Cooking at LaSalle

On Monday 11th November and Friday 15th November, Five White visited LaSalle Catholic College to participate in a cooking class. Download the recipe here: Fried Rice. Share it with your parents and perhaps you could cook it together.

In groups of two or three, year five worked with a student from LaSalle to cook fried rice. The students also visited the hospitality kitchen which is set up like a commercial kitchen. A commercial kitchen are the kitchens that you might see in a restaurant and Masterchef. The difference between a commercial kitchen and a residential kitchen (home kitchen) is that a commercial kitchen is often made of stainless steel because it is bacteria resistant and there are many stations so a lot of food can be cooked at the same time.

Take a look at the photos below.

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What is the difference between a commercial kitchen and a residential kitchen?

What did you enjoy about the cooking lesson and what skills did you learn?


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There has been a lot of art going on at St Felix! The St Felix Art Show  was held on Wednesday 18th September and the students participated in creating a mosaic with an artist that has been placed in our friendship garden.

At the art show, there were many beautiful artworks on display in our hall for the art show – every student was an artist and should be very proud of themselves! Year five learnt about Picasso and created an artwork inspired by him.

A mosaic is a pattern or a picture that has been created by arranging together small and coloured pieces of a hard material such as glass, stone or tile. Every class helped create the mosaic by cutting and/or gluing the tiles onto our school community mosaic with the help of an artist.

Take a look at the photos below!

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Take a look at the YouTube clip below.

What artwork(s) from the YouTube clip above, do you like and why?

What colours are used and how does it make you feel?

If you were in the artwork, what would you smell, touch and/or taste? 


Filed under Special Days, Visual Art

The Adidas School Fun Run

On Friday 16th August, St Felix held an Adidas School Fun Run! The students at St Felix have been working hard to get sponsors in order to raise money for our school playground. Everyone had so much fun! To start the day, year five ran with their buddies in Kindergarten. Later that day, they had their own fun run. The students really challenged themselves and ran six or more laps! Take a look at the photos below. Well done year five!!

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Remember to return your sponsorship form and money as soon as possible. The first class to return all their money wins a pizza party!

What did you enjoy about the Adidas School Fun Run?



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Book Month!

In August and September this year, St Felix has been celebrating book week. 

5 Reasons Why You Should Read!

  • Reading provides you with knowledge – you learn more as you read!
  • Reading books can increase your vocabulary – the more you read, the more words you will know!
  • Reading helps you to develop confidence when speaking.
  • It relieves stress and helps you to relax.
  • Reading helps you to forget everything around around you. It helps to improve your memory and increase concentration.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr Suess 

“If you don’t like to read you haven’t found the right book.”
– J.K. Rowling 

Year five watched a performance on Tuesday 13th August called ‘The Owls Apprentice’. Click here to find out about Jenny Ellis and her puppets. Take a look at the photos below.

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Remember to take a photo of yourself reading in an unusual place and email it to Miss Azzopardi. 

Many students in year five have written fantastic book reviews in the ‘Year Five 2013 Book Reviews’ Google Presentation – don’t forget to read them and add some yourself!

If you could ask the owl, Hoot, a question, what would it be?

What did Hoot learn? How do you know?

What questions would you like to ask Jenny Ellis?

When and where do you like to read? Do you have a favourite book? What is it?


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Father’s Day

Father’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in September each year. It is a very special day when we can thank our dads for everything they do for us and tell them how much we love and appreciate them. Read this special poem with your dad.

What Makes a Dad

God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so,

He called it … Dad

ID-100194302FreeDigitalPhotos.Net / nongpimmy

What do you love about your dad?

Challenge: encourage your dad to leave a comment answering the following questions.

What do you love most about being a dad? 

What do you like to do on Father’s Day?


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Grandparents Day

On Friday 26th July, we celebrated Grandparents Day with a mass. Our grandparents are very special people. They have many stories about our families and our communities. Grandparents Day is a great reminder for us to ask our grandparents about their memories, family traditions and to spend time with them to create new memories!

 Below is a special prayer for grandparents.

Grandparents are a family’s greatest treasure,
The founders of a loving legacy, the greatest storytellers,
The keepers of traditions that linger on in cherished memory.
Grandparents are the family’s strong foundation.
Their very special love sets them apart.
Through happiness and sorrow,
through their special love and caring,
Grandparents keep a family close at heart.

– Author Unknown

What do you love about your grandparents?

Can you think of a have a nice memory you have of your grandparents?

What is something nice that you could do for your grandparents?


Grandpa and Grand Kids by debspoons / FreeDigitalPhotos.Net


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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?


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Yagoona Nursing Home

On Tuesday 11th June 2013, Five White visited Yagoona Nursing Home. The students had a fantastic time as the whole class performed the school song for the elderly. Jennifer. A, Andrea, Jennifer. E , Angel and Isabella performed a rap and Moufid and Nathan played the piano. There are some very talented students in Five White! The elderly really enjoyed the performance and the students enjoyed meeting the residents. We were also very lucky to meet a lady named Stella who was 103!

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What did you enjoy about visiting Yagoona Nursing Home?

Why do you think it is important for us to visit the nursing home?  


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Nude Food Friday

St Felix had their very first waste free lunch day on World Environment Day, 5th June 2013. The playground was so much cleaner and the students learnt about the importance of having less waste.  As it was such a hit, we will be having a waste free lunch day each Friday and it will be called Nude Food Friday.

You need to ensure that you do the following.

  • Bring fruit without packaging.
  • Use a reusable lunch bag/box for carrying your lunch.
  • Use refillable bottles for drinks.
  • Your sandwiches, muffins etc must be in plastic containers instead of glad wrap or plastic bags.

Did you know that for every wheelie bin we fill at school and home there are another 70 wheelie bins full of waste that we never see? All of that waste needs to go somewhere and it doesn’t just magically disappear. It is taken to landfill site and most of the waste takes a very long time to decompose (breakdown and return to the soil). Click here and here for more information about waste.

How will you help to reduce waste at school and at home?

Click on one of the links above and share a fact that you found interesting. 

ID-10044873 Garbage Heap by hinnamsaisuy / FreeDigitalPhotos.Net


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