Classroom News 

Very Snuggly Quilt Program

Today, the students had a special guest, Josephine, a Coordinator of the Very Snuggly Quilt Program. A program, run by volunteers, who make quilts for sick children at the Royal Children's Hospital. Josephine came out to tell us how the program works and that 170 children receive a quilt, each month.  

 

 

 

The children had the opportunity to look at different quilts and to find out how the quilts 'put a smile' on the faces of the sick children and their families. They learnt that the quilts were  also used to tell stories and sing nursery rhymes, distracting the child from what is happening to them in hospital. 

The next step for our students, is for each child to make a block, this will consist of students using fabric markers to draw a picture on the piece of fabric. These blocks will be mixed up with some bright and colourful fabrics to make the quilt.

 

 

 

 

If there are any parents or grandparents who quilt or sew and would be interested in being part of this project, it would be much appreciated.  If you are interested in helping out in some way please let me know. 

Thank you

Denise Esposito 

email : desposito@shpreston.catholic.edu.au 

P-2 Need your help! 

If you have any old, small appliances at home and would like to donate them to P-2 'Discovery Learning Center' could you please bring them in to either Bethany, Alexandra or Ann we would really appreciate it!

 

 

In Year One/Two

We have been learning about letter writing in 1/2. Ann showed us some pictures on the IWB of how beautiful Mallacoota used to be and how burnt and damaged it is now because of a bad bush fire over summer. We were really sad to learn about the kangaroos and koalas that were hurt. We wrote some letters to the children at the Mallacoota school to show them were were thinking of them during this hard time.