Walker Newsletter Term 2 Week 10

School Holidays

Congratulations to the students for all of their hard work this term! As Term 2 comes to an end, we look forward to a well earned break so that the students and learning centre staff return refreshed and ready for Term 3 on Tuesday 18 July.

This term, we have worked collaboratively on developing the script for our Puppet Play and look foward to developing this project further in the new term. Watch this space for further news about this!

Travel to the Snow

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On the first of June 2017 we came into winter. Winter is the wettest and snowiest season of the year where people accompany each other and like to stay nice and toasty. It is also the season plentiful of fun with sports such as skiing, snowboarding and snow ball fighting. Walker’s top 5 winter sporty fun destinations are:

  1. Thredbo
  2. Perisher
  3. Blue Cow
  4. Selwyn
  5. Aspen

What is skiing?     

The action of travelling over snow on skis, especially as a sport or recreation. Competitive skiing falls into two categories: Nordic (cross-country racing and jumping) and Alpine (downhill or straight racing, and slalom racing round a series of markers).

What is snowboarding?   

The sport or pastime of sliding downhill on a snowboard.

What is snowball fighting? 

A snowball fight is a physical game in which balls of snow are thrown with the intention of hitting somebody else. The game is similar to Dodgeball in its major factors, though typically less organised.

by CM

England, London


Facts about London through History

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom, standing on the River Thames in the south east island of Great Britain. London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the romans who named it Londinium. The Saxons destroyed London Bridge in 1014 by using boats and ropes to tear it down. During the Saxon period of occupation London was known as Lundenwick. In medieval England animals were brought into court, and tried and sentenced by the judge for and mischief or damage they did. The Blitz and other bombing by German Luftwaffe during World War II killed over 30,000 Londoners and destroyed many houses and other buildings across London.

Facts about London Transport

The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world. The London Underground was built in 1863, and was the first metro of the world. The London Underground is known as the ‘Tube’. 55% of the London Underground is not underground.


Market Stall Update

It was great to see that the SRC Market Stall was able to go ahead yesterday after previously being postponed due to wet weather. Our SRC representative A.S. did a fantastic job volunteering at the staff. She served customers and helped carry heavy items without complaint when packing up. Well done! Many Walker craft items were on display on the day and our beautiful fairy gardens were old sold. Well done Walker students for your fantastic contributions!

Word of the Week

exacerbate – make (a problem or bad situation) worse e.g. ‘the exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem’

by CM

Quote of the Week

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present” Jim Rohn

by CM

On the Ward

Master Chef: Sushi/rice paper rolls (salmon, chicken)

Baking Group: Chocolate chip cookies

Saturday Breakfast: Grilled tomato

Sports group: Newcomb Ball and tennis

Outing: Laser tag, ten pin bowling