That’s It

•December 12, 2011 • Leave a Comment

It’s all over!

Thank you for a wonderful 2011.  I have absolutely loved teaching you guys this year.  It’s been so much fun and I hope you learned lots of interesting things.  See you all next year!

Miss Orrin

P.S. Don’t forget you can join my maths Facebook group HERE.

Cake Assignment

•November 22, 2011 • 3 Comments

Chloe!  WOW!  I am blown away by your creativity and effort!  Today the endangered species project was due and I got so many different kinds of assignments.  The content was dictated, but the class was allowed to present their assignment any way they chose.  I certainly did not expect a cake!  Chloe wrote her assignment in coloured icing onto a cake!  How brilliant!

I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the projects!

Endangered Species

•November 14, 2011 • 3 Comments

At the moment the year 8’s are working on a project about an endangered species of their choice.

I’m looking forward to seeing them all!  Remember they are due on Nov 22nd.

I’m particularly looking forward reading Jess’s because she’s doing her project on my favourite animal!  The turtle!  Well, she’s doing the Egyptian Tortoise, but it’s similar.  Here is a picture of one:

Isn’t it cute?!!!!!

Prickly Pear

•November 3, 2011 • 2 Comments

THIS is Leah & Laura’s storybird on the prickly pear cactus.

Lost In The Desert

•October 18, 2011 • 3 Comments

Today we wrote articles about a woman (Jane Hoskin) who was lost in the desert for days and then rescued.  Here are some of them.









•October 13, 2011 • Leave a Comment

The year 8’s did a test today as we finished our topic on the Asia-Pacific region.  I was very impressed with the results.  Great job guys!  You all worked together so well and found all the answers, learning lots about our region.

Our Holidays

•October 11, 2011 • 1 Comment

We wrote about where we went on holidays and what types of terrain we encountered.


On the holidays I went to Echuca. Echuca is situated on the murray river, but is a fairly dry region most of the time.

By Anthony


On my holidays I went up mountains, through valleys, and to wetlands.  The mountains were mainly used for national parks and little towns.  The valleys varied from flat and grassy to rocky and lots of trees which was mainly used for grazing and crops.  The wetlands were used for natural wildlife and there were tracks for walking for humans.

By Hayley


•September 24, 2011 • 1 Comment

Hey guys, just needed to say a big sorry!

It seems as if the privacy settings are too high and you can’t read the digital storybooks I linked to.  I can’t get it fixed until our next class, unless you students want to change your own privacy settings to public instead of private.  I know we did it in class, but I don’t think you clicked ‘save changes’ after you changed your privacy settings to ‘public’!  Oops!

Desert People

•September 19, 2011 • Leave a Comment

This week in SOSE we created some digital content about a fictional tribe discovered in central Australia.  Most students chose to create their story using storybird. I thought I’d share a couple of the great ones!

This is Caleb’s story.

This is Leah’s story.

Digital Storybooks on Everest

•September 13, 2011 • Leave a Comment

We’ve been creating digital storybooks using Storybird about climbing Mount Everest.  The stories could be either fictional or non-fictional.  Here are a few examples of the wonderful work that was produced!

This is Sheldon’s story.

This is Anthony’s story.

This is Caleb’s story.

This is Hayley’s story.