Christmas 2015

A lovely Christmas Indeed!










Nativity Scene DIY


A little felt, string, sticks, metal star, toy animals, hot glue gun...
Glue the sticks together into a barn shape (smaller is better).
Crochet some twine or string in the round for the base.
Needle felt a manager and baby.
Attach a metal star.
Arrange animals.
Done.

Christmas Party Decorating






On the weekend we had our Christmas party and concert with friends.
Sharing food and playing games and listening to each other perform
Christmas inspired pieces on the piano and guitar.
We are blessed to have such wonderful friends.

Year Seven EOY School Medals

This year J was awarded three medals from the DE School.
Year seven excellence in Maths, English and Humanities.
His first ever medals and he was very happy to be rewarded for his efforts.

Christmas Fruit Cake

The fruit has been soaking in the brandy and now it is time to make the cakes.
A new recipe this year...
it has dark chocolate in it!
Definitely onto a good thing here.

School Finished for 2015

To mark the end of another School year 
we were lucky enough (Thanks to friends) to see
an advance charity screening of the new Snoopy movie.
We liked it and it has a good message.
Then today we went ice skating with friends.
It was the first time ever for the boys.
 Because we live in QLD and don't have a rink close by,
we haven't really considered it, 
but it was well worth the drive, they enjoyed it and hope to go again.

Here's to the Holidays!

Robotix Class - Making a Colour Guitar and Piano



The latest cool thingy the boys have made with their arduino 
and breadboards and wires and LED's and resistors and switches 
and aluminium foil!
When you touch the foil the LED lights up one of four colours and 
with a speaker attached and the arduino programmed it also plays four notes.

Next week some LEGO robots to design.

Gymnastics


Last week we had a gymnastics display for the adults,
some skills and routines the children have been learning this year.
Certificates were awarded also.





We have definitely improved this year!