Why are Pirates called Pirates?

… Because they “ARRRRRGGGHHHHHH!”

The last day of term was “International Talk Like a Pirate Day”!

Captain Fraser & Captain Kathryn decided to get into the spirit of things by organising special pirate activities for the day. We made our own pirate hats, eye patches and flags and even found out our pirate names!



We earned treasure for working well with our shipmates and finding the answers to pirate jokes. Here is an example (It’s Kathryn’s favourite!):

What is orange and sounds like a parrot?

Do you know the answer? Leave it as a comment!

What did you enjoy most about International Talk Like a Pirate Day? Does your class celebrate crazy holidays like this?

Killara’s 21st Birthday Concert

To celebrate our wonderful school’s 21st birthday, we held a whole school concert. Each class has been working on their act all term in Performing Arts classes.

Our class performed “Super Mario Bros”. We got to dress up like Mario, Luigi, Princess Daisy, Princess Roselea, Toadstool, Yoshi & Bowser. We loved dressing up and getting on stage to dance. We were very nervous at first but by the third show, we nailed it!

Our awesome costumes

Our awesome costumes

All of the students didn’t know, but the teachers had been practising a surprise act to perform!

Teachers in costume

Teachers in costume

Special thanks to Kelli for all of her hard work in the huge task of putting together a whole school concert!

Does your school hold a school concert? Have you ever performed on stage? How did you feel?

Tyler’s USA Trip: Guest Post

** Tyler is currently travelling around the United States of America. He sent an e-mail to Miss Fraser to update her and the class on his trip so far. ** 

Guest Post: Tyler

I enjoyed the plane trip even though it was long.  We left Melbourne at 10am on the 9th and arrived in LA at 7am the same day. 

I have been here 8 days and have already seen so much.  In Washington DC I have seen the Smithsonian Castle, the US Capitol Building, The Pentagon, The Great Falls, The Washington Monument,  The White House, the Air and Space Museum, The Maryland University, Arlington Cemetery and the changing of the Guard,  The Lincoln Memorial, The Museum of Natural History and the Museum of American History.  Washington is amazing and all their Museums and Tours are free.



I then caught a train from Washington DC to New York.  New York is so different to Washington.  New York is so busy and exciting.   In New York I have  been the M&M World, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Madison Square Garden, Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, Toys R Us (the largest Toys R Us store in the world, it even has a ferris wheel inside the shop), The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, 9/11 Memorial and I walked across Brooklyn Bridge.


Tomorrow I am going to Central Park to kick the footy with my Uncle, The Top of the Rock and to see the Lion King on Broadway.

My favourite things so far are M&M World as everything in the shop is an M&M and you can buy any colour M&M that you like.  I got M&M’s with my name and Go Tigers printed on them.


I also like the Statue of Liberty.  She is much bigger than I expected and she was made in France and was shipped over in 200 pieces and put together like a jigsaw puzzle.  She is made of Copper and is now green because copper turns green with age.

In Washington I really liked the Washington Monument as you can see so much from up the top.

I hope you all have a great school holidays.

Bye Tyler.

Moving Mulch

As a school, we have worked very hard to prepare and plant trees and get ready for our school orchard.

There was a big task ahead of us – we had two huge piles of mulch to spread around our newly planted trees. Many classes pitched in to assist and it made the work so much easier! We even had some parents and families helping after school.

We have been out watering our trees with some of the younger classes too.

Soon, we will plant our fruit trees for our school orchard.

Does your school do any planting? Do you have your own garden at home or school?