Thursday, April 30, 2015


Today two firefighters visited Room 7, they were Scott Lindsay and Anthony Mason.  They talked about the role of firemen and that their work isn't just dealing with fires, but being at car accidents, helping people with their animals, first aid, and of course teaching people how to be Firewise.  

The firemen showed us a video of a lit candle sitting right below a curtain, the curtain lit on fire and it showed how it doesn't take long and your whole house could be burnt down in seconds from something as simple as that. They said how a candle holder should have a big and flat base and that you put the candles on flat surfaces. Never put a candle on a shelf as it will heat the shelf above it and it's all bad news from there. 

Always store matches and lighters on high to reach cupboards so they are out of the way of younger people. If you ever find matches and lighters on the ground or anywhere give them to a parent or any other adult. 

I personally really enjoyed learning about how to be Firewise.   We had the best firemen to teach us as they were serious about fire and their job but funny at the same time. 

All I need to do now is check the fire alarms and smoke detectors and you should to.

By Bridget

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

We were beaten at our own game

As part of getting to know our visitors from Thailand we introduced them to an old favourite game "21".  It didn't take long for everyone to catch on and then work together to knock all the St Mary's players out.  Well played must go to our guest.

Our Visitors from Thailand

Today we were lucky to host 12 students from Thailand who are based at Taieri College for three weeks.  It was great meeting people from another country and showing them the St Mary's way.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

Poppy making with our Buddies

Anzac Day Service

This afternoon we came together as a school community to take time to reflect on our Anzac's.  It was a beautiful afternoon and a very special time for us all to remember and give thanks.

Thank you to Mr Brosnahan and the readers for leading the service, also to the 31 students who performed the Poppy Ceremony.

The Ode - Bridget O'Neill
Flanders Field - Elliot Miller, Ben Baines and Emma Hyde
Kemal Ataturk's epilogue - Thor Dougherty and Gracin Harrex

Final preparations for our Anzac Service

Learning our positions, the order of service and practise of our readings.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lest We Forget

You are warmly invited to join us tomorrow at 2:20 pm for our Commerative Service on the grass in front of our Commerative Garden.

For many the nights were and are still long and hard but the view of our Commerative Garden at night is a peaceful, calm and reflective place.

Preparation for Anzac Service

Over a number of sessions Mr Brosnahan and a number of students from Room 7 have been making preparation for the schools Memorial Garden.  They have been learning about our local heroes and the significance of Anzac Day.

Thanks for taking responsibility for this guys

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

You're never too old to ...........

To chill out on a rainy lunchtime.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Relaxing day Rafting

More Rafting Action

Rafting Action

Rafting on the Taieri

We had a thoroughly enjoyable day rafting today.  A huge thank you to the fantastic parents who came with us and transported us, we were so lucky to have such a great team.

Thanks to Steve and his team from Wild Earth Adventures for their guiding.

Yummy Hot Cross Buns