Native Australian animals were the focus during our Grade 1 visit to Healesville Sanctuary. We wandered around the Sanctuary observing the animals and their habitats. Kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, emus and native reptiles were just some of the animals were looked at. Highlights included the ‘Birds of Prey’ show and some of us even saw the platypus show. The cheeky white ibis were trying to steal our food but we chased them away. Thank you to all of the wonderful parent helpers that attended and helped make our excursion to Healesville Sanctuary so wonderfully informative and enjoyable!
As part of our inquiry unit – ‘What’s our cultural background?’, the Grade 2 students warmly welcomed their grandparents into our classrooms. The grandparents thoroughly enjoyed sharing many wonderful cultural items, family heirlooms and stories. Students gained a deeper understanding of the various cultural backgrounds within their class.