Sports Day

What a gorgeous day with sunny blue skies and what a fantastic time was had by all of us. We are going to share our thoughts on the day later but here are some photos showing all the fun we had.

How to Create an Olympian

In M10 we have been looking at the features of procedural texts as well as learning about the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero. We have combined our two learning areas to write this recipe of “How to Create an Olympian”. As a class we read and watched interviews with current Olympians about what they had to do so they were chosen to compete in the Olympic Games. Here is what we think it takes to be an Olympian

How to Create an Olympian


1 litre of passion for your sport

10 cups practice and training

9 cups of physical fitness

1 kilogram of persistence

1 bucket of goals

5 litres discipline

750mL good sportsmanship

500g pride

500g dedication

5 cups of sacrifices made

200g of resilience

150g mental strength

1-2 cups of motivation

1 cup leadership skills

5 tbsp positive attitude

3 tbsp healthy diet

6 tsp being an ambassador for your country

4 tbsp focus

3 tsp inspiration

6 mL teamwork

4mL love challenges

60g do your best

50g competitiveness

45g have fun

Other necessary equipment

good coach

supportive family

good team mates

strong role models


1.       Start with 1 litre of passion for your chosen sport and squeeze in 5 tbsp of positive attitude.

2.       Add to this passion, 1 bucket full of goals, 3 tsp inspiration, 1-2 cups of motivation and mix this together with some strong role models.

3.       Stir gently with a supportive family and then add 50g of competitiveness and 45g of having fun. Sprinkle in 500g of dedication and stir through 5 cups of practice and training.

4.       To this mixture, fold in 150g of mental strength, 5 cups of sacrifices made, 9 cups of physical fitness and 1 kilogram of persistence. Add in 3 tbsp of healthy diet and mix until smooth.

5.       Leave the mixture to rise, then whisk through another 5 cups of practice and training combined with a good coach.

6.       Quickly pour 5 litres of discipline into the mix and melt through with 750mL of good sportsmanship. Drop in 60g of doing your best before the mixture dries.

7.       Now spoon through 6 mL of teamwork and combine this with good team mates.

8.       Crush in 200g of resilience and then bake until it has risen to great heights.

9.       In a separate bowl, mix by hand 1 cup of leadership skills, 6 tsp of being an ambassador for your country, 4 tbsp of focus and finally add 4mL of a love of challenges. Beat this together until it is nice and smooth. Collect mixture from oven and then spread this topping over the baked mixture.

10.   Finally dust the finished mixture with 500g pride in yourself and your achievements.


As long as you want to achieve your goals it doesn’t matter what age you are, what gender you are, what religion you are, what colour skin you have or what country you come from. You just need to be made up of these ingredients to succeed!


Today was the first day of our week of swimming lessons for this year. Of course we can’t show you any photos from our lessons – they are a photo free zone! We can however show you what a beautiful day we had for our first day and we are going to enjoy this while it lasts as the rest of the week looks a little wet. Mrs Knipe has been very impressed with the way all the children have been very organised and quick to follow instructions. Everyone got changed very responsibly and we were back on the bus to go back to school right on time. Well done everyone. This level of organisation and independence means we should have a great week ahead of us!


Norwood comes to MWS

Today M10 took part in a clinic with some players from Norwood Football Club. We got to practise lots of different skills, rotating through 4 different stations. We learnt about kicking goals, dodging and other body movements, handballs and even had a chance to practise our skills in a short game. We also enjoyed asking lots of questions of the players and seeing how our skills matched up to theirs – they could certainly kick a lot further than we could!

Hockey 1, Hockey 2, Hockey M10

Today we were lucky enough to be visited by some people from Hockey SA. They shared some tips with us about the basics of playing hockey. We learnt about the safety equipment used and then how to hold and use a hockey stick properly. We then got to have a go at the basics of dribbling and stopping a hockey ball.

We also learnt a lot about just how skilled our Australian National teams are.

Did you know the Kookaburras, the Australian men’s team have won a medal at every Olympic hockey tournament since the 1992 Games in Barcelona?

Did you also know that the Hockeyroos, the Australian women’s team won back-to-back gold medals at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games?

Now that we know what a fun sport this is, we are certainly going to keep an eye on these hockey teams when the Rio Olympics start up later in the year.

Here we are having a go at our hockey skills


Our Year in Review

To finish off our work on writing recounts for the year, the children have written reviews of what they liked about this year and what their wishes are for next year. They are a very honest account of their likes and dislikes and we hope you enjoy reading them and chatting more with your child about theirs. Continue reading

Jumping at SANTOS

Today one of our classmates was a fantastic representative for our school at the Athletics Championships at SANTOS stadium. He not only competed fiercely in his own event of high jump, but also acted as a fill-in for two races above his age division. Congratulations on not only being selected for this prestigious event, but also for being such a great ambassador for our school.


Sports Day

Friday, 18 September was Sports Day this year and we had some fantastic weather to help us enjoy the all the different events. We had spent a lot of time with Mr Heatherington practising our skills and then got to share all this fun with our family and friends who were able to watch on the big day.

As you can see by the photos we had a fantastic time and Mrs Knipe is sure everyone was thoroughly exhausted by the end of the day – she knows that she was!