May 10

Botanic Gardens Excursion

On the 30th of April the students from 1/2 went on an excursion to the Royal Melbourne Botanic Gardens. The excursion was part of our Inquiry topic ‘Connecting to Country’ which explores Aboriginal people and their culture.


Listen to this fabulous version of Icehouse’s Great Southern Land while you read and check out some fabulous photographs from the excursion.

Here are some thoughts about the day:

Liam: Robyn led us to the first activity which was making necklaces out of string.

Lachlan: I went down to the river and I saw a frog.

Tamika: We went on a walk and went into a bamboo maze.

Hayley: We had a look at Aboriginal instruments.

Noah: I went to the lake. It was beautiful and it had eels in it.

Aalishba: When we went with Robyn we learned a lot. We did rock painting.

Olivia: We went to the lake and there was a secret entrance.

Joel: We got into the bus for about one and a half hours. Then we arrived at the Botanic Gardens.

Sumit: We went to do activities. One was rock painting and another was a leaf fight.

Jayda: I played in comfy leaves. They went boom into the sky when I jumped into them.


Salini: When we were at our destination we went for a walk and did some activities.

Amy: The gardens had flowers and trees and beautiful butterflies. I smelled the flowers and the flowers smelled good.

Nirvana: We went for a walk to the lake and learned about gum trees with Robyn.

Lilah: We painted on rocks and paperbark.


Mikayla: We saw a cactus and we saw a waterfall.

Hudson: We saw a pug and we saw some plants.

Dylan: We collected paperbark and we saw dangerous weapons and an emu caller.

Emmerson: We went on the bridge and there was a river and a waterfall. I saw a frog in the water.

Lucas: We went in the special part that no one knows about and we made stuff. We saw instruments and talked about them.


Thanks so much to our wonderful parent helpers, Lauren, Krystie and Casey.

Also a huge thanks to Suzanne for stepping in for me on the day and for taking such fabulous photographs.


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August 25

Werribee Zoo

Yes, we know that it was last term but we thought you might like to see some of our photos and hear about our excursion anyway.

On Tuesday the 20th of May, Year 1/2SM went to Werribee Zoo.

When we arrived at school we unpacked our bags and put our snack and lunch in the baskets. By Anthony

We went in the bus. It was fun and it was bumpy. By Lilah

It took about 45 minutes to get to the zoo. It was a long and fun day for us. By Tahlia

When we got to the zoo we had our snack and watched the gorillas. By Liam

When we went in I smelled animal poo. By Aron

When we were out of the bus I smelled spaghetti and pizza and that made me starving! By Angus

We had a walk around Werribee Zoo. By Lachlan

We saw the gorillas. Then we went for a walk and we saw the African wild dogs. By Charlotte

We saw the gorillas first and then the African Wild Dogs. Then we saw the meerkats and the lions. We saw the hippos and the cheetahs. By Haylee

We went for a walk to see the gorillas. They weren’t moving much so we went to see the African wild dogs. We had to look through a telescope because they were so far away. By Jackson

We saw some meerkats. They dig very well. By Ewen

Werribee Zoo

I smelt food. I saw animals. I heard animal noises. I felt excited. By Sineru

 Then we were Habitat Detectives and we searched for animal trails. By Morgan

We met a detective. We went in a building and got to touch these animals, some possums, a frog and a lizard. By Zak

We went into the detective’s house. By Jay

I got to pat the lizard and the frog. By Anais

I saw a snake. Snakes are scary. By Chrystal-Lea

Habitat Detectives Part 1: Pogo and Daintree

Habitat Detectives Part 2: Possum twins

We went on the safari bus. We saw giraffes and zebras. The giraffes’ necks were very, very long. By Ella

We saw a baby Mongolian horse and some ostriches. The ostriches swung their wings up at us. By Samantha

On the bus I saw camels and zebras. By Alyssa

We saw a giraffe and zebras and ostriches. By Luke

 Riding the Safari Bus

We hope that you enjoyed our Werribee Zoo post.

Have you been to Werribee Zoo?

Which animal is your favourite?