Month: October 2010 (page 1 of 2)

Campus Sports Day: Murray Cheer

Thank you to Mrs Paparella and the year 6/7s for teaching us the team cheers for Sports Day.


C’mon Murray we are the team,

We’ve got talent and we’ve got speed,

We might not always win first place,

But we try our best in every race,

We’ve got spirit, we’ve got game,

To have fun is our aim,

Gooooo…… Murray!

Murray Team Cheer from Scott Baldock on Vimeo.

Campus Sports Day: Yorke Cheer


Jump around, scream and shout.

That’s what we are all about.

Come on, let’s show some spirit.

Clap – Clap, – Clap – Clap -, Clap

Clap – Clap, – Clap – Clap -, Clap

Yorke tries their best – they never, never rest.

Come on Yorke – we can do it.

Clap – Clap, – Clap – Clap -, Clap

Goooooooo Yorke!!!

Yorke Team Cheer from Scott Baldock on Vimeo.

Campus Sports Day: Eyre Cheer


Sit back and relax (pause) you’re in for a treat!

We’re making this one count (pause), and won’t take defeat.

Yeah! (pause) You know it! Eyre is coming through!

We’re headed for the top, number 2  just won’t do!

Eyre Team Cheer from Scott Baldock on Vimeo.

Campus Sports Day: Flinders Cheer


We’re gonna try our best today! (Clap, clap, clap-clap,clap)
We’re gonna play the Flinders way! (Clap, clap, clap-clap,clap)
You know it’s us when you have to run! (Clap, clap, clap-clap,clap)
‘Cos we’re having the best of fun! (Clap, clap, clap-clap,clap)
We’ll put our all in every race! (Clap, clap, clap-clap,clap)
Even if we don’t win first place! (Clap, clap, clap-clap,clap)
So c’mon Flinders let’s get LOUD!
(Stomp, stomp, stomp-stomp, stomp)
Let’s show them how loud WE CAN SHOUT!
(Stomp, stomp, stomp-stomp, stomp)Gooooooooo Flinders!!!

Flinders Team Cheer from Scott Baldock on Vimeo.

Introducing the new house names for our Sports Day Teams


The green team will now be called Yorke.  The Yorke Peninsula is a peninsula located north-west and west of Adelaide between Spencer Gulf on the west and Gulf St Vincent on the east. The peninsula is separated from Kangaroo Island to the southeast by Investigator Strait.

Yorke Peninsula is named by Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N., after the Right Honourable Charles Philip Yorke (1764-1834), narrowly beating French navigator Captain Nicolas Baudin (who preferred the name ‘Cambaceres Peninsula’). Before white settlement around 1840, Yorke Peninsula was the home to the Narungga people. Today the descendants of these people still live on Yorke Peninsula.

Principal towns include the Copper Triangle towns of Kadina, Moonta and Wallaroo; farming centres of Maitland, Minlaton and Yorketown; and the port of Ardrossan. The south-western tip is occupied by Innes National Park.

Yorke Peninsula is a major producer of grain, particularly barley. Historically this has been sent out by sea because there are no rail services. Most coastal towns on the peninsula have substantial jetties. In the past these were used by ketches, schooners, and later steamships, to collect the grain in bags, and deliver fertiliser and other supplies.


The yellow team will now be called Eyre.  Eyre Peninsula is a triangular peninsula in South Australia. It is bounded on the east by Spencer Gulf, the west by the Great Australian Bight, and the north by the Gawler Ranges.

It is named after explorer Edward John Eyre who explored some of it in 1839-1841. The coastline was first explored by Matthew Flinders in 1801-1802. The west coast was also visited by Nicolas Baudin at around the same time.

Aboriginal people have populated the Eyre Peninsula for many thousands of years, from the desert dwellers in the far west to the coastal inhabitants. The local Aboriginal population continues to make a substantial contribution to the Eyre Peninsula communities; this includes business, land management, arts, sport and cultural activities.

The main towns are Port Lincoln on the southern point, Whyalla and Port Augusta at the north east, and Ceduna at the northwest. National Parks located on the Eyre Peninsula include Lincoln National Park, Coffin Bay National Park, and Gawler Ranges National Park.

The major industry is farming – cereal crops, sheep, and cattle in the drier north and more water-intensive activities such as dairy farming and a growing wine industry in the south. Many coastal towns have commercial fishing, in particular Port Lincoln, had a large tuna-fishing fleet, which is gradually being converted to fish farming in bays along the coast.


The red team will now be called Finders.   The Flinders Ranges are largely composed of folded and faulted sediments of the Adelaide Geosyncline. Since this time the area has undergone erosion resulting in the relatively low ranges today.  The Ranges are particularly renowned for the discovery of some of the oldest fossil evidence of animal life. Since then similar fossils have been found in many other parts of the ranges.

The first humans to inhabit the Flinders Ranges were the Adnyamathanha people (meaning ‘hill people’ or ‘rock people’) whose descendants still reside in the area. Cave paintings, rock engravings and other artifacts indicate that the Adnyamathana people have lived in the Flinders Ranges for tens of thousands of years.

The first European explorers to the region were an exploration party from Matthew Flinders seagoing visit to upper Spencer Gulf aboard The Investigator. They climbed Mount Brown in March 1802. In the winter of 1839 Edward John Eyre, together with a group of five men, two drays and ten horses, further explored the region.


The blue team will now be called Murray.  The Murray River is Australia’s longest river. At 2,375 kilometres in length, the Murray rises in the Australian Alps, draining the western side of Australia’s highest mountains and, for most of its length, meanders across Australia’s inland plains, forming the border between New South Wales and Victoria as it flows to the northwest, before turning south for its final 500 kilometres or so into South Australia. Here the waters of the Murray flow through several including Lake Alexandrina and The Coorong before emptying through the Murray Mouth into the Southern Ocean, near Goolwa.

The first Europeans to explore the river were Hamilton Hume and William Hovell, who crossed the river where Albury now stands in 1824: Hume named it the Hume River after his father. In 1830 Captain Charles Sturt reached the river after travelling down its tributary the Murrumbidgee River and named it the Murray River in honour of the then British Secretary of State for War and the Colonies Sir George Murray, not realising it was the same river that Hume and Hovell had encountered further upstream.

From millennia Aboriginal people have relied on the river’s abundance. The many various groups included Ingalta, Moorundie, Goodwarra, Parrian-kaperre, Tongwillum, and Yoorlooarra. In the Riverland, the Ngarrindjeri people lived on and along the lands around the Murray and the Coorong and are, today, South Australia’s largest Aboriginal community.


Oops! Sorry I forgot to hand out the homework for this week. I know you all won’t mind getting it tomorrow morning.

Mr. Baldock

What does it take to become a Saint?

What does it take to become a Saint? Mikki, Thomas W, Joel and Jordan will tell you what they discovered below.

Mary MacKillop

To become a saint the church looks closely at the  personal life of the person. All the good work that has been done by that person who is wanting to become a saint.  They also look at how close to God they are and that they have worked and lived their life according to God’s rules. They also look to see if the person is worthy of the honour as well, and if they have performed 2 miracles that are unexplained.

By Mikki


Australia’s First Saint

Australia’s first Saint is Mary MacKillop. She was born in Melbourne. She opened the first free catholic school in Penola South Australia and had helped many more.  She had to go to the rich to ask for money for the children in her school.  She died in 1909.  Since her death many people have said how good she was.  To become a Saint the Church must say that the person has performed at least 2 miracles and they have to have been close to God when they were alive.  The Pope says that Mary MacKillop was a good person who has performed three miracles and thinks she should be a Saint.

By Thomas W

Thomas W

What does it take to become a Saint?

To become a Saint, you have to be close to God, Help the poor, be good and kind to people when you are alive, and perform two miracles after you have passed away.

By Joel


What does it take to become a Saint?

You have to be dead to become a Saint. You have to be close to God. You have to perform two miracles. You had to do good work.

By Jordan


Homework Sheet: Week 3 Term 4

Red Pandas

Snow Leopards


My ‘must see’ place in South Australia is Port Huges.

In Port Hughes you can see the beach. You can also see what used to be many years a go the  2nd biggest place in South Australia. There are mines where you can find gold. You can see a lot of camping spots. You can go to a lot of shops. You can go fishing.

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By Caroline


My ‘must see’ place in South Australia is the Beach House at Glenelg

The beach house is a must see place, because you can see the Ferris wheel and you can get on it and it turns around and around. You can play lots of games with your brother or your sister or by yourself . The Beach House is in Glenelg.I enjoyed going on the Ferris wheel and the water slide.

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By Mari


My ‘must see’ place in South Australia is Mt. Gambier

Mt. Gambier is a must see place, because you can see the blue lake. Inside the blue lake is a volcano. The blue lake is fully blue in December. In a caravan park in Mt. Gambier you can jump on the jumping pillow, you can swim in the swimming pool, but it isn’t heated. Mt. Gambier is at the bottom of South Austraila near the Victorian border. It is 453km away from our school. It would take 5 hours and 43 minutes to get there by car.

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By Melanie


My ‘must see’ place in South Australia is Kangaroo Island

My must see place is Kangaroo Island, because you can see the seals. You can also visit the lavender farm which has all the things that are made out of lavender even lavender ice-cream!  Kangaroo Island is an Island off the coast of South Australia. It is near Fleurieu Peninsula. Kangaroo Island is 7 times bigger then Singapore. I enjoyed going to the parrot rock it was very fun going in the rocks and the rock slides.

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By Koni


Class Mass

Just a reminder that our Class Mass is next Thursday 28th October at 9:15am.

Notice: Campus Sports Day Sausage Sizzle

Writing Task

We had to use this picture below as inspiration for our writing. We could choose any genre of writing to respond to the photograph below. Below are some examples of our responses.


Sand Storm

When I was walking with my friend in a sandy plain, a huge gush of wind blew the sand around and made a huge sand storm that blew our car and other peoples cars, busses, trees and even their houses! Sand went into our eyes. We felt afraid! It was like a group of giants running crazy!

I couldn’t run because the storm was too fast. My friend and I got sucked into the  storm! It went faster than light and time got slower and slower and slower.

I was spinning around in slow motion, so I had enough time to dodge the houses. Suddenly the sand storm slowed down and time got faster and we ended up in a beautiful town! We decided to live there and we had a great time. The town was called Minties (or Mintys) town. We bought new clothes and a storm never came.

By Joel


The Storm

One day I went to my friend’s house and it was a sunny day.We went on our bikes to the park. We played there for hours,so then we went back to my friend’s house and put our bikes away. After we had had our lunch we went outside and started talking and my friend’s Mum was at work. Then a sand storm came. We started to sprint to the house and we closed all of the windows and doors. When it reached our house it was as big as two T-Rexes. It sounded like a dinosaur in rage.

In secnods we were in the air from the sand storm and then we herd a trex stomping across the ground. I went to the window and fell out of it into the sand storm and something caught me. It was a T- Rex, so I said to my friend,  ‘jump out of the window!’ and he did.

A T-Rex did not catch him a teradactyl caught him flying in the air. It was an amazing  thing to do and when the sand storm had,  the dinosaurs had gone. I woke up in my bed and it was dream.

By Thomas W

Thomas W


Once upon a time I lived in a dry town with my best friend Mari.  We had to go to a far lake to get water.  It was very dry and it barely rained, so normally there would be dust storms .  Normally we hide in our houses and then in our big cupboard and stay until the dust storm would pass.

One day my friend and I were going to get water and ingredients for our fruit breakfast .  Then we saw a dramatic dust storm rushing to us .  We ran as fast as we could .  It sounded like a big bird flapping its wings .  We rushed into our house .  We locked all our doors, but we forgot one window .  When the storm stopped our house was full of the glittery sand .

We smelled a rare smell, it was rain .  We were so happy the mushrooms grew , so quickly we filled all our buckets . We knew this was not the last dust storm that was going to strike our little town .  We told our neighbours and other people from our town to build a wall to protect us all . When a dust storm strikes next time we were going to be SAFE !

By Koni


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