Sunday, September 13, 2015


This winter, the boys did rugby and absolutely LOVED it. They had a ball (haha) even though they didn't win too many games. It was really good for them in all the ways team sports are and I'm grateful to Matt for giving up his time to take them to games and training and to our tireless coaches who were just brilliant with the kids. Well done boys, awesome effort!

Nature Study: Mangroves to Mountains

This term, we've been learning all about our local area and following the water from the bay up towards its source. It has been great to have all these beautiful days out exploring nature, which is one of the main reasons we home educate. The children have done some academic work but the main thing is immersion and experience and exploration. The dogs who have joined us have had a ball too!

Exploring the mudflats and its creatures:

Learning about local wildlife:

Learning how the bay and islands were formed:

Landscape painting:

Making a model of an Indigenous fish trap:

Spotting birds and crabs in the mangroves:

Playing "Aboriginal Camp" - the BEST day according to all players!

Wild adventuring up the river - we've got fresh water!

A day at the dam; a beautiful peaceful spot.

Kees's swan photo:

It has been a fantastic experience and I can't wait to head up the mountain next term!

Homeschool Highlights

Twas another beautiful spring week here! Here's another little collection of photos to celebrate our last week or more of learning.

The toys did skip counting in cute voices:

We had some amazing creative entries in play dough Masterchef:

We learnt from our local historical society:

We visited Charlie's garden, which we all reckon should be on Gardening Australia!

We met our adorable new friend, Miss I:

And found out a few unpleasant punishments in the "old school". I hope the kids got an appreciati for how good they've got it!

And Jimmy is showing confidence with the "Sh" sound:

Hope you had a great week too! Xoxo