Monthly Archives: June 2011

Sovereign Hill Teacher Membership

Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, Australia

Image via Wikipedia

Sovereign Hill is a great resource for Australian History. The website has many free resources under the education tab on the website. It even has a section for homeschoolers! Each registered Home Educating parent can download a copy of the Teacher Membership form and attach a copy of their Homeschooling registration for free membership until the end of the following year. This includes free entry to Sovereign Hill each time you visit and 10% discount for accompanying family members as well as a 10% discount for teacher members to Blood on the Southern Cross (the night-time light and sound show). Teacher membership does take a few weeks to process so it is advisable to apply for it well before you would like to visit Sovereign Hill.

Griffin Family Article Mansfield Courier

Griffin Family Article Mansfield Courier A Newspaper article about the Griffin Family of Mansfield who homeschool with 11 children

Annual Life Coalition Dinner

The 2011 Life Coalition Dinner was held at Aurora Receptions, Brunswick East on 14 May and attended by 430 guests.

via Life Coalition Dinner – Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne: Church in Melbourne, Australia.

The Life Coalition includes: Anima Women’s Network, Australian Family Association, Call of Guadalupe, Catholic Women’s League, Christian Democratic Party, Culture Watch, Democratic Labor Party, Divine Mercy Publications, Endeavor Forum, Family Voice Australia, Knights of the Southern Cross, Life Network Australia, Salt Shakers, The Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, Victims of Abortion, Vitae Australia.


Nerf War at Iona

The kids had a good time setting up barricades and having an all out nerf gun battle in the classrooms last Friday.

24th June

We learnt more of some of the miracles of the Eucharist by having the children break up into small groups and after being given a script, practised and then acted out the story of the Eucharistic Miracle for the group. St Tarcisius, St Clare of Assisi and St Anthony and the Donkey were the subjects of our short performances.

Bridge To Terabithia movie review

Plot Summary: From Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media comes BRIDGE  TO TERABITHIA, the exhilarating and heartwarming fantasy-adventure  about the power of imagination and the magic of friendship. Tired  of being bullied at school and neglected at home, Jess Aarons and Leslie  Burke escape into the woods, where Leslie opens Jess’s mind to the  amazing kingdom of Terabithia. It’s a secret land where they reign  supreme among the giants, ogres and other fantastical creatures they  create. As their imaginations soar and their friendship deepens, they  discover how to rule their own kingdom, fight the forces of darkness and change their lives forever. Based on the Newbery Medal-winning book, BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA will take you on a journey you’ll never forget.

Rated PG. Thematic elements including bullying, some peril and mild language. Approximate Run Time: 96 minutes. via Bridge To Terabithia | Now On Blu-ray, DVD & Movie Download | Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

This  is a great one for people who use their imagination. If you like to build tree houses you will be inspired. O’h and don’t forget the Kleenex.