My journey continues

Hi Everyone, I hope the Troops at PSPS are having a great term and are loving learning and wondering..

For other visitors to this blog I wanted to update you on my new role and new blog. This term I took a BIG step and accepted a position at a new school in Ballarat. Yuille Park Community College is a P-8 school situated in Wendouree, a suburb of Ballarat.
This school was built three years ago and was an amalgamation of two smaller local schools..
My role here is to support students and teachers to develop ICT skills and knowledge and use these to support learning..
We have made a great start with many of the students working to develop their skills within the Ultranet – a learning portal set up to support and enhance learning in government schools throughout Victoria.
I am still very much in a transition stage and am learning about my new school – getting to know the students and teachers and building relationships.
I hope you will come and visit our new blog at http://ypccpod1.global2.vic.edu.au
We hope to build learning links with PSPS and others schools locally, across the state and around the world. Please take some time to come along and see what is happening at YPCC.
I miss all the Troops and hope to catch up with you all before the end of the school year. Take care. Trish

Our funky library

Our funky library


YPCC at night

YPCC at night

troops on PhotoPeach

My first Video!

A message for the Troops

Hello Mary and the Troops. I thought l’d write a blog post to say hello and see how your first week has been.
My week has been very busy. I’ve met lots of new people and have been learning lots of names. I am teaching with 5 other teachers in a big area with kids from Prep, grade 1 and grade 2. We are learning about farms and are going to be visiting Donegan’s farm in a few weeks. I think most of you guys went there in Prep so I will say ‘hi’ to Fess for you.
I hope you guys are all helping Mary settle in to PSPS and I’d love to hear what you have been doing at school and if you had great holidays.
be sure to keep being ‘super and I’ll look back here soon to read what you’ve been up to.
Take care. Cheers, Trish

Thank you Troops!

Thank you Troops for being such a wonderful class and for making my first week at Pleasant Street so great! See you tomorrow! Mary

Digging for Dinosaurs

Learning with the Dinosaurs

Learning with the Dinosaurs

Get Inez to the library

Get Inez to the library

This week are learning about location. Yesterday we were learning about how to tell our left from our right. We talked about how important it is to know directions so that if you are lost or if you are trying to tell someone how to find something that you know how to tell them. Today we explored a treasure island and made islands of our own. In our session in the lab we explored the ‘dino dig’ and the cyberchase game

Sending a message from home

Hi Troops, I wanted to send a message to say ‘hello’ and to let you know that I’ve missed you guys. I hope to be back at school tomorrow and am looking forward to visiting the Art Gallery with you. I’ll be sending a note home soon to your parents to let them know we will be having a ‘class party’ on the last day of term (September 23). I hope you are all well. Congrats’ Archie on winning the Principal’s award. See you all tomorrow. Cheers, Trish

Hi Troops

Hi Troops

Councillor Ben came to visit

Today Cr. Ben Taylor came to be Principal for a day. He spent some time touring around the school and then came to visit the Troops. We showed Ben our version of ‘The legend of the Golden Snail’ and then Ben read us a story called ‘Ballarat Wonderland’. Afterwards we got to write about Ben’s visit.

Ben and The Troops

Ben and The Troops

Ballarat Wonderland by Sally Learey

Ballarat Wonderland by Sally Learey

Please take some time to read and enjoy our recounts When Cr. Ben came to visit on PhotoPeach

What a busy week!

What a busy week we have had. The Troops have been learning loads about gathering information and how to use this information to write and present a report. Thanks to the parents who were able to come in on Wednesday afternoon to support our research.
In the coming weeks we’ll be looking to have a little working bee to help our ‘budding engineers’ to assemble their transport vehicles (billy carts).
The writing task today was for the Troops to work in teams to write a blog post which recounted something we have done this week or something they have learnt or enjoyed. I’m sure you’ll agree they did a great job!


To get to the moon it takes 3 hours. The astronauts stayed in space for about 129 days. The five astronauts go to the moon to collect moon rocks. The astronauts have a station in space.
- Amber, Sarah & Madeleine


Wow! We are having an awesome week! We are doing our projects and we are in groups. We are also in science and space. It’s been awesome. We did things about mammals and reptiles the other day. It was all fun!!
- Max & Rohan

On Wednesday we started our research projects. I am in the nature group. I am learning about giant tortoises! Giant tortoises live on the Galapagos islands. I use the computer to find answers. Giant tortoises are herbivores. There are three other people in my group.
-Indi


We started our reseach projects; I’m doing zoos and Anton is doing space. We have books to help us. On Wednesday we learnt about mammals and reptiles.
- James & Anton


When Trish was 4, Neil Armstrong landed on the moon! I am proud of my project, a turtle.
-Laura & Madison


We have been learning about patterns.
- Ellie

Wow! What an awesome week! We did our projects and I was in the space group. There were engineers.

– Ryan

It takes three days to get to the moon. You think that Earth is very slow, but it is fast.
- Oliver, Cody & Lachie.

My project is on scientists and space. I know a famous scientist; his name is Alexander Graeme Bell. He invented the telephone. Space is outside the Earth. Earth is a ball shape and is green, blue and lots more colours. It is very big because there is millions and millions of people living on it! I believe in science because some of my class mates dads are scientists.
-Archie & Sam