Art Displays

One of the things I love in the art room is seeing the variety of work the students produce and getting it out for others to see. It often takes a while to get enough of the items completed but this week gone the tessellation displays have gone up in Pods 2 & 3, as well as a large school of fish and other sea creatures swimming in the Agora. These fish started out as a tracing around our shoes. One of the kids renamed the “foot fish” as FOOSH and the name stuck. Enjoy.







This week our first group of kids finished the food handlers course and sat their test.
A huge congrats to all the kids, as everyone passed!!!
A very big congratulations goes to Nick, who not only passed but got 100% on his test! Well done guys we knew you could do it!
Now we will be using these food safety practices with more awareness and understanding why this is so important in our kitchens here at school and home and in work places!




Cooking with EJ, Kimchi Mandu

This week we started our cooking with the Pod 3’s Korean class.
EJ and myself decided a dumpling would be something the kids would love,as when introducing new foods to anyone it is always a good idea if it resembles something familiar, in this case similar to a dim sim.
We learnt that in Korea every home would have a jar of “Kimchi”, which is a traditional pickled, spiced cabbage (generally napa cabbage, I think we would recognise this as wombok?).
Having finding this hard to purchase in Ballarat (we will need to stock up from Melbourne), I googled some quick recipe versions with ingredients we could find from our supermarkets! Not quite traditional but similar!
Some of the boys made a dipping sauce we downloaded from the net, and EJ gave it the seal of approval!!!
We used wonton wrappers, but since then I’ve found a simple recipe, which I rolled the dough through a pasta machine to get the right thickness. I experimented with this and found it much tastier!
After preparing our filling we cut the wontons into circles filled, sealed and shaped them!
With some of our mandu (Korean word for dumpling), we steamed, and with others we fried in a little sesame oil.
Which reminds me, I must ask EJ if sesame is something that is used often in Korean cooking? As in some of the recipes I have come across tends to have a lot of sesame seeds or oil in them!
We thought over the next few weeks we would keep making these and perhaps a Kimchi Pancake too.
Here are some lovely pics of our yummy Kimchi Mandu we made!








Our 3 Badminton teams played their first game on Wednesday.

Team 1 Fadia, Nyagua, Kayla and chloe

Team 2 Torrey, Sean, Cody and Delaine

Team 3 Jordan, Bowdyn, Luke and Yasmine

Reminder to all player we have training Wednesday lunch times so please make to effort to improve your skills for your own benefit and your teams.

Well done to all involved, thanks to the parents that stayed and supported our teams.



Last night our boys Basketball team played St Thomas More Primary School. And our girls played Lumen Christi. Both teams put up a great contest. Continue to train at home and at school and you will soon see some great improvements this term.

Reminder to all player we have training Thursday lunch times so please make to effort to improve your skills for your own benefit and your teams.

Next weeks’ times:

Round 4: 16th May

Girls: Game starts 4:45pm

Boys: Game starts 4:15pm

Mother’s Day

The Pod 1 & 2 students have been creating presents for Mother’s day in the Art & Woodwork rooms.

Mr Rantall had the Pod 1 students making little planter boxes which were later spray painted. When they visited Mr Westaway in the Art room, they made picture frames out of icypole sticks and drew pictures to go in their frames.

The Pod 2 students also made presents out of icypole sticks but they taped 6 sticks together so they could fold like a concertina. Once painted up, the sticks had a lovely message written on them.

Happy Mother’s Day.



Last night our girls Basketball team played their first game against St Thomas More. By all reports the girls ran like the wind.

Unfortunately Lumen Christi was a late cancelation so our Boys team will play their first game next week against Grammar.

Reminder training every Thursday lunch time and a reminder to bring your Basketball singlets back to school each Friday.

I’d like to thank all parents for their support with the Basketball program.

Round 3: 9th May

Girls: Game starts 4:45pm v Lumen Christi

Boys: Game starts 4:45pm v Grammer

Cross Country

On Wednesday 1st of May our students competed in the Ballarat School Cross Country Championship.

Grades 3 & 4 ran a total of 2km and grades 5 & 6 ran a total of 3km. All students completed the distances and represented our school superbly. Congratulations to Cody Lowe for progressing through to the Divisional Cross Country Championships held on Friday 17th of May at Victoria Park.

This is a wonderful achievement, Yuille Park Community wishes Cody all the best in his up and coming event.