Egg-citing Times in Prep

We have been very excited to welcome some special visitors to the Prep classrooms this week. The Henny Penny Hatching program has allowed us to watch the miracle of new life. We are also learning how to care for our chicks and that they need lots of things to help them grow and change. We will post our discoveries next week.

Look! A brand new chick in the incubator.

It is hard work coming into the world.

Why is there a light in the playpen?

The playpen keeps our chicks safe.

We were very lucky to watch one of our chicks hatch right before our eyes. In the words of one of our Prep’s – ‘It’s adorable!’

(click on the title of the post to see the video full size)

Hairy Head Update

We have had a very busy time in Prep. Our Hairy Heads are now VERY Hairy Heads. Preps, ask Mum or Dad to help you write a comment about what our Hairy Heads needed to grow and change.

What did our Hairy Heads need to grow and change?





Time for a haircut?

What Do Living Things Need To Grow and Change?

Our Inquiry for this term is all about what living things need to grow and change. To start, we needed to think about living and non living things. We sorted pictures into the categories of Living, Used to be living and Non-Living. This helped us to think about what do living things need to grow and change? To help us find out we planted our very own Hairy Heads! We will watch (observe) what happens to our Hairy Heads over the coming days and weeks and we will record (collect data) some of our observations just like real scientists do.

Here are our Hairy Heads!


I wonder what will happen?

How will our Hairy Heads grow and change?

What do you think our Hairy Heads will need to grow and change?


What do you love about school?

Here are our reflections of our first term at school.


I like playing with my friends because it’s fun.

I love playing with my friend Blake because he is so friendly.

I love going to Letterland because I like seeing all the letters.

I love playing with my buddy because it’s fun.

I like Letterland because we get to do lots of Letters.

I love to read books in the book corner because it’s relaxing.

I love it when Miss van Eyk reads stories because it’s nice and quiet.

I like playing with the little blocks because I can make robots and lots of things.

I love going to the Library because you can get a tee pee ticket.

I love playing with my buddy because I love him.

 I like to go in the Library because Mrs Bergin always brings books to me.

I like to watch Letterland because Annie Apple is my favourite character.

I like Meditation because I like Jesus.

I like colouring in because it makes me feel good.

I love building things with Mobilo.


I like Developmental Learning time because we can play with blocks and make people and cars and tanks.

I like doing handwriting because at the end you can colour in and learn lots of letters.


I love to do lots and lots of learning. I love numbers.

I like doing SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) because it helps us calm down.

I liked Sports night because we got to do the games that we practised.

I like when we do handwriting because we can colour in the pictures.

I like playing on the slide.

I love my buddy because we can play tiggy and he is fun.

I love playing with my friends. I have good friends.

I like reading my books that I take home.

I like doing my red words and my golden words.

I like playing with the Duplo because I make people and cars.

I like school because we can do Letterland. My favourite character is Munching Mike because I start with M!

I love Buddy time when we get to go to the Buddies classroom.

Welcome to our new Preps!

We have had a very busy start to 2017. The Preps have been amazing and shown great excitement for all our activities. We have just finished our swimming program and last Monday we had our twilight sports carnival. We are very grateful to all our parents who have supported such a wonderful start to the year.

We are excited to share lots of new learning through our blog. Please ask questions and make comments. There is a ‘How to make a comment’ page at the top of the blog. Let us know if you have any issues commenting or would like some help. The children are always very excited to see comments from their families. Our blog is also a great conversation starter at home between you and your child.

Generally at the end of a post we ask a question or questions to keep the learning conversation going between home and school. The blog can be shared with family members who live interstate or overseas. The world is a smaller place when blogging. Follow us on twitter @slprepk and receive an alert when a new post has been added to the blog.

We look forward to a wonderful year of sharing!

Introducing our Preps for 2017.

What do you love about school?

Preps ask Mum or Dad to help you write a comment about school.

Thank you and Happy Christmas!


We have had a very busy and exciting year in Prep. Thank you to all our wonderful parents and families who have supported us and have been so generous with your time. It has been a privilege to teach your children and so rewarding to see how much they have learnt and grown this year. Thank you to our beautiful Preps who brought excitement, enthusiasm, inquiring minds and a love of learning everyday!

Christmas blessings to all our families and friends. Have a wonderful break and we will see you all in 2017!

The Holy Family - Jesus, Mary and Joseph

The Holy Family – Jesus, Mary, Joseph and their donkey


The Angels

The Angels


The Shepherds and their sheep

The Shepherds and their sheep


The Three Wise Men

The Three Wise Men


We wish everyone a very happy and holy Christmas

We wish everyone a very happy and holy Christmas

May the peace and joy of Christmas be with you all.

Caring for all creation!

Our big question for this term is ‘How are we called to care for all creation?’. We wanted to share all our discoveries with our school community and the world, so we made this video to send out our messages. We think it is important to remind everyone of how we can all make a difference and care for our world!

The Preps worked in groups to plan their message and the props they would need. They practised their words and then we filmed them. We are so proud of their efforts.

Caring for Creation from Learning Together on Vimeo.

How can YOU care for all creation?

Please share what you do to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!


Celebrating our families with a little help from our Buddies!

We recently had our amazing Art Show. As one of our art pieces the Preps created word cloud art (Tagul) with their buddies. The Preps brainstormed lots of words about their families and themselves to create these masterpieces. A BIG thank you to Mrs Coffa for the idea and of course our big Buddies. We think they are fantastic!

Here is our word cloud art and a taste of some of the other pieces we created for our Art Show.

A Great Way to Start Term 4! Letterland Day.

On Friday we celebrated all the great reading and writing we have done this year, with Letterland Day. We dressed up as Letterland characters and our parents and friends came to see us in our parade. After the parade we had lots of fun activities. Please enjoy the slideshow with all the photos of our special day.

Letterland Day is the best day of my life! Olivia

What was your favourite part of Letterland Day?