More Week of Taste

Last Thursday in 4/5 we had a chef, Stuart Rees, come to our classroom. He talked about places that he has been. When he was little he wanted to be an archaeologist. He used to go to his Grandma’s and watch her cook and he used to read his Mum’s cooking magazines. His Mum told a chef that he liked to cook and he had some work experience in the kitchen where he washed dishes and mopped floors and he didn’t like that very much because he wanted to cook.

He used to make banana cake and he gave each of us a little cake each. Banana cake was the first thing he ever learnt to cook. He never followed the recipe because he just did it his own way. He gave us a copy of his recipe for banana cake.

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When he was 16 he entered a cooking competition and he had no idea of what he would cook. In the end he made pate and he came second. He still has his cup that he won.

There was poster at his work and it was advertising a trip to China to help teach kids to cook Australian food. He went to China for 4 months and he taught Chinese children to cook and this was hard because he didn’t speak Chinese and the interpreter sometimes made mistakes.

His favourite dish that he invented was with an oyster and a raw prawn wrapped pastry and cooked. He loved it but some of his work colleagues were not so sure.

Written by Kate and Alira

What is your favourite dish? Have you cooked banana cake? Please leave a comment sharing your thoughts.

Week of Tastes

Last Thursday in 3-4 Blue and Yellow we a chef, Massimo Mele, come in to our classroom. He came to show us how he makes a pizza called a calzone and tell us how he became a chef. He told us about becoming a chef.

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He started cooking at the age of 10 and then he was interested becoming a water policeman but instead he became a painter and a builder before he was a chef.

His Mum and Dad used to own a restaurant and it served Italian food. His whole family worked at the restaurant to help. His first ever meal he made was a fish curry.

He had his own restaurant in Sydney but he has now moved back to Tasmania. In Launceston he now has a new restaurant called The Grain.

To make our pizza we had to flatten our pizza dough and then we put cheese, ham, zucchini and parsley on top of the dough. We folded it in half – like a taco – and then it was deep fried in vegetable oil.

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It tasted like a pizza but also kind of like a bun. They puffed up when they were put in the hot oil. They had a crunchy outside. People thought they looked like tacos, burritos and potatoes. Written by Olyvia & Amelia

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Have you ever made calzone? Do you like pizza? Please leave a comment sharing your thoughts.

Tassie Devil Monster Truck

On the 16th of November we had a very special visit from Tassie Devil Monster Truck . Everyone enjoyed it.

Two students created digital posters about the visit.

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Troy talked to the whole school about how Monster Trucks work and about the way that they were put together. He also told us how they are shipped to Australia from America. They are now all built the same size. The tyres were huge – $9000 per tyre. That is WOW!

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Have you ever seen the Monster Trucks? Would you like to drive one? Please leave a comment to tell us your thoughts.

By Eloise.

The Inter-School Cross Country

On Tuesday the 14th of June we had the Inter-School Cross Country, held at Geilston Bay. The inter-School is where the top 6 of each grade (3-6) travel to Lindisfarne North Primary. We had some great results and everyone did their best and ran their hearts out. Eliza did a great job and came 2nd. Well done to everyone. Eliza and Connor were the captains on the day and did a great job getting everyone ready.

They were big races, the grade sixes ran 2.6 km, grade fives ran 2.2 km and the grades fours and threes ran 2.0km.

We congratulate everyone who competed and supported each other. It was a great day and great job everyone.

Do you Like the Cross Country?

If so, what is your favourite part of the race?

By Eloise and Anna

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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.

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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.

Westpac Helicopter Visit

On Monday the 4th the Westpac Rescue Helicopter came to our school.

We had a raffle to raise money for Westpac, then the raffle was drawn and two lucky classes got to go up close to the helicopter. The classes that went up to the helicopter all got a brown bag full of cool things like: pens, postcards, stickers and tattoos.

The helicopter did a loop and came around twice so that it could lower itself down onto the oval. As the helicopter landed it created a wind that blew everything around. The whole school had come out to see this happen. Everyone had smiles on their faces.

The SRC president and treasurer then drew out the lucky class winners who got to be up close and personal with the helicopter and its pilot. The classes were 4/5 D and 3/4 Yellow. They all had time to look closely inside and outside the helicopter while it was on our school oval.

Then the whole school came back out to see it take off. The force of the blades as the helicopter took was like a storm. The wind was blowing leaves, grass and gumnuts around all over the place.

After the visit some of the classes drew pictures using Art Rage of the rescue helicopter. Take a look at some of these.

Have you had to be rescued by a helicopter? Have you ever seen one land? Have you had a flight in a helicopter?

Please leave a comment to share your thoughts.

By Eloise and Anna.

MBPS Walkathon

On Thursday the 31st of March, we had our school walkathon.  Prep- Grade 6 participated and everyone enjoyed the walk around Rosny Point.

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Some of us had gone for multiple laps and some had even run the whole way.

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We had to answer questions and collect punched shapes to complete the course. After that we received stamps.

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Do you like walking, running or riding? Why?

By Anna and Eloise

Primary Classes – Activities Afternoon

On Wednesday the children in grades 3-6 participated in an activities afternoon. Before the afternoon every student was asked to choose 5 activities from a list that they would like to have a go at. There were sports, crafts, cooking, creating and photography on the list.

One group was able to work on some mini weaving looms. They used yarn and a needle to weave over and under the warp threads of their mini looms. Each student also received a mini easel to decorate and use to display their creations.

The photography group took part in a photography scavenger hunt before taking a look at their photos on the school laptops in the libary.

The cooking group and indoor sports group were able to walk to our nearby High School and use the facilities there for the afternoon.

Have you ever participated in an activities day or afternoon? What did you do? What activities would you suggest for next year if we are able to have another afternoon of activities? Please leave a comment sharing your thoughts.