Wednesday, 17 May 2017 19:33

Issue 7 Head of Primary

  • Year 3 Excursion – WA Shipwrecks Museum                                                         BACK    

  • The Biggest Morning Tea

  • Encountering Canberra

  • Celebrating our Mums

  • ELC Swimming

  • Mini carrot cakes - Healthy Food Recipe

  • P & F Disco Friday 26 May

Year 3 Excursion – WA Shipwrecks Museum
The Year 3 excursion to the WA Shipwrecks Museum in Fremantle was just one of the many Primary adventures recently.

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For more pictures of the Year 3s excursion go to Community Relations.

Biggest Morning Tea 
In support of the Cancer Council, the Primary School will be hosting a ‘Biggest Morning Tea’ picnic on Thursday 25 May, from 10:30am to 11:15am. All students from Kindergarten to Year 6 are invited to bring some morning tea, a picnic blanket and a gold coin donation to the grassed central courtyard near the Library Resource Centre. Parents and secondary siblings of primary students are also invited to join the primary children and enjoy some autumn sunshine and friendly conversation! We look forward to welcoming you to John Wollaston for this Scott House fundraising initiative.

Biggest Morning Tea Flyer

Encountering Canberra
A stream of red swept through Canberra this week when our Year 6 students, smartly dressed in their winter uniforms, visited a number of places of interest. The accommodation at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) lived up to all expectations, not only for the great food, but for the fact that the sleeping arrangements resulted in more sleep being had by all! Many of the experiences provided the students with a wealth of information to draw from in their unit of inquiry ‘Societies are governed by a variety of systems which have an impact on the lives of individuals’ with visits to Old and New Parliament Houses and the Australian Electoral Commission on Day 1. In a previous unit of inquiry the students explored some of the research done by the CSIRO using GPS technology to track the flight paths of bees. They were very excited when they visited the CSIRO to learn more about this and see a model of a bee armed with a miniature GPS!

Celebrating our Mums
The smell of baking emanated from the Early Learning Centre last week as the children busily prepared for their Mother’s Day tea parties. Gratitude can take many forms, from hand-made gifts to hand-written messages of appreciation or gentle massages and colourful nail-painting! Watching our ELC Mothers leave school decked in beads and crowns, it is clear our ELC children greatly appreciate their Mums!

ELC Swimming
Our Pre-Primary to Year 2 students have come to the end of a successful first week of swimming lessons. Swimming is only one of the very important skills developed during these lessons. Swimming lessons also help our students to develop as risk-takers and step out of their comfort zones, learn important self-management skills and develop independence. Swimming lessons continue until Friday 26 May.

P & F Disco Friday 26 May

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Mini carrot cakes - Healthy Food Recipe
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Variation: Use 2 teaspoons of mixed spice instead of the cinnamon and ginger mix.


  • olive or canola oil spray
  • 1 1/2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 tbs oil or margarine
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 400 g can crushed pineapple in natural juice, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots, grated and squeezed of extra moisture
  • 1/4 cup sultanas


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper liners or spray tins with oil spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, cinnamon, ginger and sugar.
  3. In a medium bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  4. Add this wet mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  5. Divide the mixture into the muffin tin.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean.

Recipe online

Variation: Use 2 teaspoons of mixed spice instead of the cinnamon and ginger mix.


Best wishes
Wayne Revitt
Head of Primary

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