ST MICHAEL'S

Catholic Primary School

Achieving excellence and equity in schooling
Develop an inclusive educational environment
Encourage life-long learning
Reflect Gospel values

Years 3 & 4

Class History Walk

As part of our history topic, Change and Continuity, the Year 3 and 4 students took to the main street of Brunswick on a "History Walk". We were very fortunate to have Finnley's Dad and Grandad join our walk to share their wealth of knowledge with us. Our History Walk began at the Railway Station and ended at the new Pioneer and Community Wall, with stops at the Town Hall and Light Horse Regiment Commemorative Artwork; the War Memorial and Avenue of Honour and the Cow on the Corner. We were actively observing historical markers and looking for information that could help us identify aspects of Brunswick's past as well as features that have changed over time.




Class Visit to Alverstoke

On Wednesday the 5th of April 2017, the 3/4 class visited Alverstoke as part of our studies in History. We were greeted by Mrs Gillet and Mrs Clifton who explained to us some of the history of the Bunbury/Australind area and took us on a tour of the Alverstoke property. We saw many farming tools and household items of the days of early settlement. We realised life would've been TOUGH! On the Alverstoke property is an old school house and we were very lucky to see some of the old artefacts of early school life. Did you know that after 10 hours of work, the teachers could read the Bible or a good book? We saw different learning tools like an abacus and a slate board, as well as sport equipment like quoits and croquet. Some things haven't changed, like the cricket set and the tidy teacher's desk. We had a great time and learnt a lot! We were very thankful for our parent helpers and Mrs Gillet and Mrs Clifton for having us.



Class Easter Assembly

At the end of Term 1, the 3/4 Class busily prepared for the Easter Assembly. The assembly focused on the season of Lent and how we prepare for the death and resurrection of Jesus. To relate it to our everyday lives, we thought of how we could show making a sacrifice and giving to others(alms giving), this then led us into the Easter story. Our assembly encompassed many artistic elements; featuring our hard work in visual arts, drama and dance. We finished with an uplifting song - Put a Little Love in Your Heart, to remind us how to make the world a better place; especially during the Lentin Season. What an enjoyable way to end a busy term!