Athletics day

Hey everybody,

Last Tuesday the whole school had Athletics day. There were lots events that we had to compete in. We were divided into age groups. The first event that we did was the egg and spoon race. What we had to do was get a wooden spoon and had a fake egg on top and we had to balance it on the spoon on the basketball court up to the half way line and then back to the start.

The second event that we did was the sack race were we had a sack and we had to stand in it and then bounce up to the end and the first two from each heat went into the finals there were about six in each heat. If we got into the finals there was another heat of six and the first three to cross the finish would win a first, second and third place ribbon.

After that we went down to the sand pit to do limbo. What we had to do was try to see how low you could go to get under the stick. The three people that got the lowest would win a 1, 2 or 3 place ribbon. Some people that did not win but try’d their personal best would get a well done certificate.

the next event we did was sprints were we got into a heat of four and the first two to get across the finish line would make it into the finals. In the finals there was one heat of six and the first three to get across the finish line will get a 1, 2 or 3 place ribbon. Some people that did not won but that try’d their personal best would get a well done certificate.

Soon after that we went to the sand pit to do long jump everyone lined up in a line and who ever got the furthest would stand in a line of the top three furthest. There was a mat and if you jumped over the mat we would get a false jump and we would have another turn at winning. The people that did not get a place but try’d their personal best would get a well done certificate.

The next event that we did was the potato race were there were some mini bean bags and we had to put them in the three hoops and then we had to sprint back to the start an the first two back would go into the finals to see who would win. In the finals the first three done would get a ribbon. Some people that try’d there personal best would get a well done certificate.

After that we had hurdles were we had a practise run then we did the real thing the heats were groups of three and the first one done would go into the finals. Then in the finals the first 3 to finish one a ribbon.

After that we had shot put were we had to push a 2 kilo ball as far as we can and were it bounces that is how far you get it and then the three furthest people win a ribbon.

After that was the long distance run and we had to run a few laps of the oval and the first 3 done one a ribbon.

Next we had the relays and the first 3 teams done would win a ribbon.

Then they tallied up the scores and blue house won. Then green house came second. Red house came third, finally, yellow house came fourth.

Written by Cal


Marine Discovery Centre

rock lobster54520-work-Blue_ringed_octopusOn Tuesday the 17th of November 3/4 A and B went down to the Marine Discovery Centre in Queenscliff.

Firstly we went to look at all the fish and the sea  in the Centre, some sea creatures we saw were the Rock Lobster and the Globefish/Puffer fish. Some facts that we learnt was that the rock Lobster lays 400,000 thousand eggs at a time in Spring. Also, that the female Rock Lobster has a fifth forked claw so when she lays it’s eggs it uses the forked claw to put the eggs underneath it’s tail.

 After about ten minutes of looking around the Marine Discovery Centre we all gathered around the touch tank to see and touch all the sea creatures in there. Some sea creatures we saw were crabs, sea stars, seaweed, shark eggs and we were lucky to see an exoskeleton of a hermit crab.

After the touch tank we went into a room with a television and we watched a video of a sea horse have babies. It lays 200 to 300 eggs into the males pouch then the male would keep the baby sea horses for 2 weeks and then let them into the ocean. After that video we went into the classroom to do some drawings of what animals we saw in the Marine Discovery Centre or some animals in the classroom. What is your favourite sea creature?

By Callum

Our environment

Hi blogging buddies,

All the Grade 3 /4’s from Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff Primary Schools  are working on our own school blogs.

We are studying different topics however, both of them have to do with the environment.

Within our Solar System there is “Our Earth”. Planet Earth is a beautiful place yet we need to give it some of our help!

We hope that this post will show you how we can “Think Globally by acting Locally”.

Can you please help us?

We would appreciate if you could help us on our quest to make our world a better place.


the Young Earthlings of the Worlds (Grade 3/4’s)

💛🌟✨💫🍨🍨Paddle Pop Day!🍨🍨💫✨🌟💛

Q: What happens when a teacher gets a child’s name confused in Term 1 ?

A: They put 5c in a jar! 💴

Q: What happens if it keeps happening in Term 2 ?

A: It becomes 50c in the jar. 💵💵

Q: Term 3?you may ask?

A: $1.00 per mistake💵💵💵

and…… you guessed it… Term 4 it sky-rocketed to $2.00! 💰💰💰💰

Mmmmmmm, might have permanent name tags on all students in Grade 3/4 next year! 😳😁😳😁😳😁😜

Check out our new student blogs!

Well after a good two years of blogging some of our regular bloggers have earned the privilege to begin their own blog.

These students within our grade three and four classes have demonstrated skills when responding to posts on our 3/4ab@lonnie blog. They create interesting posts and independently check their spelling, punctuation and grammar prior to posting their comments. They also consistently  follow the necessary guidelines that are written clearly under the page titled “Posting Quality comments“.

Mr Ahearn and I would like to congratulate the following twelve students;

Eliza, Lucy, Sabrina, Livia, Tarshie, Elise, Callum, Archie, Alannah, Angelica, Jhye and last but not least Maxi boy!

Counting the sleeps until Christmas holidays…

Image from

“It is finally Summer in Australia Yay!”

Look out beach here we come,

soaked in sunscreen with our bathers on.

Only a few weeks until holidays,

no more school just relaxing days.

As the year draws to a close,

I sniff as tears run to meet my nose.

No more school, no work, no slog!

But, make sure you continue to follow our  blog!

A little poem by Mrs V to remind you of how fun learning can be!


The “Borough of Queenscliffe” has some exciting things in store for us…

Hey, did you realise Mr Ahearn and Mrs V disappeared the other day?

Well, the photos will tell you where they went. All we can say is start getting excited. Yes, very, very excited!

Here is a little sneek peek of one thing they got up too!

Can you guess where they went?

Why do you think they visited this special place in the”Borough of Queenscliffe?”

Which photograph is your favourite/Why?

Biological Science- making terrariums



Mr Long and Ms. Elmer go out with a BANG!

Last week Mr Long and Ms. Elmer worked together and we made terrariums in science.

We had lots of fun. We cut up plastic bottles and re-used them as the house for our plants.

Mr Long brought in one of his terrariums to show us. Ms. Elmer bought in a picture of a 40 year old terrarium that has only been watered once.


We were very busy and had lots of fun too!

Thank you Mr Long and Ms. Elmer for taking such fun science lessons.

What did you find out during this science lesson?

Why is it important to modify and change things at times?

Where is your terrarium now and how is it going?

Why is it important to do science lessons?

More fun with science!

Welcome back to Term 4, our final term for the 2014 school year!

We are so very fortunate to have Mr Long and Ms. Elmer come into our classrooms and spend their final school placement with us before they Graduate as fully qualified classroom teachers in 2015.

What better way to start the term than continuing on from the joy and excitement that we were all involved in with Fiona last term when we celebrated Science Week.

Our experiments included-

1.  Discovering and finding out more about sinking, floating and modifying our design briefs so that we could improve our original designs. We all made tin foil boats and many of us had to change our   boats so they could hold more weight and not sink.

2.  Looking and a range of substances and using our senses (minus smell and taste) and working out whether the objects were classified as solids or liquids. It was pretty hard to try and work out what some of the substances were but we were not allowed to smell or taste in case they were poisonous.

Can you explain what science is?

What is something you have learnt doing these experiments?

What has been the most enjoyable experience you have had working in science classes this week?

What have you found the most challenging moment during science classes?