Friday, April 28, 2017

Lest We Forget!

It is important for students to learn the significance which flowers such as Poppies, play in our Australian history and culture. Maybe it is something which could be done annually as a family, i.e. to research the appropriate time to plant some Poppy seeds, so that they bloom around Anzac Day, each year!





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Monday, April 17, 2017

Greek Salad!

Ingredients:

* 200g piece feta  
* 3 medium lebanese cucumbers, halved lengthwise, thickly sliced
* 4 medium Roma tomates, halved, cut into wedges
* 1 cup (160g) pitted kalamata olives
* 1 medium red onion,halved,thinly sliced

Vinegar dressing:
* 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
* 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
* 1 garlic clove, crushed
* 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano leaves 

Method:Step 1 - Cut feta. Place in a large bowl with cucumber, tomato, onions and  olives  
                    Step 2 - Make dressing. Place oil, vinegar, sugar and oregano in a screw-top jar. Secure lid. Shake to combine.
                      Step 3 - Add dressing to salad. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Serve
                                



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Welcome to Our Garden!



‘Learning and Fun in Our Garden’

What’s that lurking in the bushes?” It’s a Hen, which took the ‘WELCOME TO OUR GARDEN’ sign, literally! Farmer Fox has a new hairstyle, Sweet Peas and Purple Carrots are planted between breaks in the rain and umbrellas are the order of the day! Indoor activities include Seed Saving from an enormous dead Sunflower … so all in all, an entertaining week at St Bernadette’s … “to be sure, to be sure!

 



Thursday, February 23, 2017

Environment Team 2017!

Term 1 is well and truly underway and the Garden was a hive of activity! The 2017 Environment Team comprising: George, Hane, Tracey, Dominic, James, Reiley, Jesse, Kon, Chok and Manoah, held their first meeting and many interesting ideas were discussed! Some Early Stage One students “took a turn in the garden” and were introduced to the Frog Pond and the Watering Cans!






Saturday, February 11, 2017

"The drumming of an army, the steady, soaking rain"


“The drumming of an army, the steady, soaking rain” these are the apt words of Dorothea Mackellar in her famous poem ‘My Country’and how welcome the rain was, as it poured down on the thirsty St Bernadette’s school garden! The rain gauge was full, 4 times over and as it normally holds 25mls, some clever students were able to calculate that 100mls had fallen in all! But wait … did all that rain fall in Week 3 or did some rain fall during the school holidays … a very good question to contemplate! Meanwhile, Philippa (Stage2) commented that a fungus “looks like a Ballerina” … good observation, Pippa!



 


Another puzzling question arose: “Why is one Crepe Myrtle thriving and the other one, not looking so well?” The school garden elicits many interesting questions and observations from students and is open each Tuesday and Wednesday at Recess and Lunchtime!

 Everyone is welcome!



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A Garden in a Box!


Imagine a Garden in a Box?  What would it look like? 

Some students at St Bernadette's put on their 'thinking caps' and came up with some clever ideas!
         








Why not try your own creation?