Last Day of Term One – Happy Easter!

Today, Friday 30th March, is the last day of Term One.

The students in 4KM and 4KJ have had a fantastic start to the year and everyone is looking forward to the two week holiday break.

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Today was a special day because it was the Leopold Primary School Cross Country. It was held on the school oval and all students from Prep to Grade Six were involved. The students in the 8/9/10 age group had to run a challenging 1.2km route around the school grounds. The 11 years age group had to complete the course twice, running a total of 2.4km.

Here is a bird’s eye view of the route the Grade Three to Six students ran.

It was terrific to see everyone try their very best during the Cross Country. Some special achievements to acknowledge:

Elijah (4KM) won the 8/9/10 boys event.

Hannah (4KJ) won the 11 years girls event.

Becky (4KM) came third in the 11 years girls event.

Participating in the Cross Country and cheering for all of the other students was so much fun.

A big thanks to Mr Hair for organising this terrific school event!

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It has been a busy nine weeks for 4KM and 4KJ. We enjoyed practising a variety of reading strategies, focussing on descriptive writing and learning about place value in Maths. Some other highlights include:

– Skyping with Mr Avery and Mrs Yollis

House Athletic Sports

Talking to British adventurer, Alistair Humphreys

Learning about Australia

Reading Day

Quadblogging with Mrs Yollis, Mr Salsich and Mrs McKenzie

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We are looking forward to Easter, which falls in the very middle of our holidays. We wish all of our blogging buddies are very Happy Easter! Enjoy some chocolate and have a relaxing break!

We will be back at school for Term Two on Monday 16th April.

What did you think of the Cross Country?

What was your Term One highlight?

Do you have any holiday plans?

What are you looking forward to next term?

A Visit From The Geelong Cats!

Yesterday the Grade Four students at Leopold Primary School were treated to a special visit from some Geelong Cats football players!

Geelong is a team in the Australian Football League (AFL) and they are very popular in our city. Geelong has had a very successful few years, winning three premierships in the past five seasons. In Australia we use the word “barrack” to say who our favourite sporting teams are. Most 4KM and 4KJ students barrack for Geelong.

There are 18 teams in the AFL and most states are represented. Each team has a mascot, and Geelong’s is a cat named Half-Cat.

Photo courtesy of: http://www.afana.com/

Yesterday two players, Andrew Mackie and Jed Bews, ran a footy clinic for the Grade Four students. Jed used to be a student at Leopold Primary School! In fact, when Miss Jordan was on teaching rounds at Leopold in 2003, Jed was in her class!

There were lots of fun activities for the students to enjoy and improve their football skills. Andrew and Jed answered questions and even signed autographs for the excited students!

Watch our slideshow to see the fun we had!

The AFL season starts in a few weeks and we wish the Geelong Cats all the best for another successful year!

Thank you to Andrew and Jed for visiting us at school!

Who do you barrack for?

Do you play football?

What sports do you enjoy watching or playing?