Prep-1 Gunn Sharing

In assembly we have had lots of classes sharing what they have been doing in class. But one of the ones that stood out, in a recent assembly, was from Mrs Gunn’s Prep/1 class.

They were sharing about the different seasons. Each one of them dressed up for assembly to suit the weather from their season. They wore sunglasses, hats, gloves, beanies and even an umbrella popped up. It was really well presented and was very cute.

Here is a picture of the snowman they made and a drawing of the sun created with MOMA Art Lab.image

Prep-1 Gunn classroom sharing

What is your favourite season? Why is it your favourite? Please leave a comment sharing your thoughts.

By Anna and Eloise


Our New Mural

Sadly, at our school we have had some problems with graffiti. On the wall in the netball court has been covered in graffiti a lot in the past but now we have permission from the Clarence Council to have some professional people come in to help add a mural to our wall. Some lucky people from the grade six classes were chosen to help spray paint the wall. There were two people from all three grade six classes. They were: Daniel, Emily Angus, Sophie, Zainab and Connor.

Firstly they had to come up with a design and then they practised it on some canvas. Then they started to put all that planning into action. Everyone that was working on the mural was really happy with the result of it and they really enjoyed doing it. Here is a picture of them with the work in  process.


13319791_520988951423331_3565491021400155510_nHere is a picture of the finished product.

13315780_521234151398811_3751557343298650002_nWhat’s your favourite thing on the mural?

by Anna and Eloise

Starting Term 2

Welcome back to the start of term 2. During the first two weeks our grades 3-5 were at learn to swim and practising their water safety skills. Our grade 6 students had extra I.T. time with Mrs Smith. On Monday and Tuesday of week two our grade 6 students were introduced to some very important first aid advice from some Carlton Beach surf lifesavers. Check out our school Facebook page to see more photos.


During the I.T. time the grade 6 students were creating infographics about our school. To make the infographics the students came up with questions for a short survey. They also worked with MSExcel to create graphs using the results of the survey. They also used the auto shapes from MSPowerpoint to create little monsters.

Here are some of the finished infographics.

Have you created an infographic? Please leave a comment to tell us what it was.

By Eloise and Anna.

Animal Moves

During Term 2 Prep G and Prep F explored how animals move. They went on an excursion to ZooDoo and saw lots of animals moving.

With some help from our buddies in grades 3/4 we used ArtRage and MS Powerpoint to show how animals can move. Take a look at our digital book.

Have you watched animals moving? What words would you use to describe how an animal moves? Please leave a comment sharing your thoughts.

Drawing Our Families

Prep G and Prep F have been busy drawing their families using ArtRage. They had some help from their buddies to export their finished drawings as JPEGs. Have a browse through their digital books to see some great artwork.


Our buddies, from 3/4 J and 3/4 P, were very helpful when we were using ArtRage. They showed us how to add a layer, how to select different drawing tools and how to save our work.

Have you worked with a buddy before? What is the best way a buddy can help? Please leave a comment sharing your thoughts.

Working with Watercolours

We studied Mount Wellington as part of our History work. First, we went outside to look at the mountain and then we used watercolour paints to copy from a photograph. We started by sketching the outline of the Mountain with pencil, then we used a big brush to cover the paper with a blue wash. After that we used smaller brushes to add the details of the foreground (the trees) the mid- ground (the Organ Pipes) and the background (the sky and the TV and radio antennas.)

Have you created a painting with watercolours? What did you create? Please leave a comment sharing your thoughts.

Following Instructions to Create an ArtRage image

We shared the story called Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins. When we were working in the Library with our buddies we followed some instructions to draw a picture about the story. Our buddies helped us to read the instructions and helped us to find the tools we needed to use in ArtRage.

Drawing Instructions for Rosie's Walk
Drawing Instructions for Rosie’s Walk

Here are our drawings.

Have you followed a set of instructions to create something? What did you create? Please leave a comment sharing your thoughts.