Monday, 17 October 2016

For Art - Dough Sculptures - we made dough today . . .

Here's the recipe so you can make some at home . . . there is no cooking . . . and DON"T let the children near the BOILING WATER!

·         2 tablespoons vegetable oil
·         2 cups plain flour (all purpose)
·         1/2 cup salt
·         2 tablespoons cream of tartar
·         Up to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right)
·         food colouring (optional)
·         few drops glycerine (optional- adds more shine!)
Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl

Add food colouring TO the boiling water then into the dry ingredients (colour optional)

Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky, combined dough

Add the glycerine (optional)

Allow it to cool down then take it out of the bowl and knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone. * This is the most important part of the process, so keep at it until it’s the perfect consistency!*
(If it remains a little sticky then add a touch more flour until just right)

Friday, 14 October 2016


Dear parents

Of note this week -

1. Room 9 will be presenting School Assembly on THURSDAY, 20 October, starting at 2.25pm. All welcome.

2. Athletics Day is on Friday 21 October. Junior athletics begin at 1pm and all are welcome.
The timetable is  -

1pm - 1.40pm – Run, Jump, Throw (house groups)

1.40pm – 2pm – Running Races (age groups)

                                             2.40pm Fun activities (house groups) 

Children are to come dressed in clothing and shoes suitable for running and jumping and if possible to be wearing house colours. Children must wear their school sunhats, wear sunscreen and bring their named drink bottles. 

Monday, 24th October is Labour Day, a Public Holiday, and school will be closed. See you all on Tuesday 25th October.

It has been a fabulous first week of school and everyone is enthusiastic and happy and learning at a great pace.