In Victoria, Australia we are half way through a two week break from school before Term 4 begins for 2013. So far I have visited the Royal Melbourne Show and had the wonderful opportunity of spending three days in sunny Sydney. I took my long-time friend and two Rotary Youth Exchange Students, Alexandra from Finland and Agatha from Brazil to show them some of the brilliant sights Sydney has to offer. We took a Ferry ride to Manly, visited Darling Harbour and watched the many boats passing by our waterfront hotel the Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour. We enjoyed a magnificent view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and we were very close to the Sydney Opera House. One morning we found that a cruise ship, the Carnival Spirit, had docked opposite our hotel. I hope that Taylors Lakes Primary School students and other Blog Visitors will tell us about their holiday experiences. We hope you like the colourful horse ( or is it a zebra?) we spotted in Manly. Why do you think taking a photo of the green ferry “Friendship” was important to me?
We read the Australian Book Council’s shortlisted picture story book “Peggy” by Anna Walker to our Prep students recently. They loved the story which is about a black hen ( Peggy) who is blown by a strong wind from her comfortable hen house in the suburbs to the inner city of Melbourne. They particularly loved the adventures she had trying out products in the shops. The oversized underpants were their real favourite. In response to the story the students made a collage which featured Peggy, the sunflowers, the hen house and the city buildings.