Take a detour and drive along the beach, have icecreams and a history lesson! Last Friday we were driving home from a Strathmore Home-Ed sports afternoon before 4pm to find as we approached the Bolte Bridge that the traffic in the lane leading to the Burnley Tunnel had completely stopped and the sign read ‘Collision in Burnley Tunnel Expect Delays’. So should we sit in … Continue reading What do you do if there is a collision in the Burnley Tunnel?
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We had our All Saints Party and it was a great success. The children chose their saints and dressed up in some great costumes. They read a brief biography of their saint. The older children told us about one of their chosen saints’ virtues that they would like to imitate as they strive for holiness themselves. Everyone had alot of fun with all kinds of games … Continue reading Update: All Saints Party 28th October
It was a great day and enjoyed by all. The Mini Golf was a hit (and miss!) and the kids loved the challenge of the maze. Set on top of a hill, the view was picturesque and there were plenty of tables and chairs to sit down and enjoy lunch and afternoon tea. http://tangledmaze.com.au/ Continue reading Misty Downs Nursery and Tangled Maze Term 2
The children dressed up and enacted the Way of the Cross around the grounds at Iona. This was filmed and later edited by the older children. All the children from big to little ones got to play a part in front of the camera or behind the scenes. We were also fortunate to have Father Speekman give the children a talk on the 4 relationships … Continue reading 8th April The Way of the Cross movie
The kids had a good time setting up barricades and having an all out nerf gun battle in the classrooms last Friday. Continue reading Nerf War at Iona
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. Continue reading 24th June
This was our Lenten activity – A Salt Dough Crown of Thorns. For each Lenten sacrifice a family member makes, he or she pulls a toothpick out of the crown. This activity makes a great visual reminder of Christ’s suffering: Parents can explain to their children that sin brings additional pain to Jesus’ suffering and good works can comfort Him and show our love for Him. … Continue reading 11th March
The first day of the year went well. There were a number of activities both inside and out with games of twister dodge ball and twister scram. The art activity involved making a grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. Centuries ago in Western Europe, far from any village, faithful shepherds tending their flocks decorated grottos – cave-like openings – and used them as a place … Continue reading 11th February first day for the year.