TJ and Ashleigh were the lucky winners of a bike donated by Bicycle Victoria for the "Ride 2 School" 2009 awards. The grade six students were awarded the bicycles to encourage them to continue their safe and responsible habits in riding to school.
Pictured above are TJ and Ashleigh with Judith Graley the Lower House Member for Narre Warren South and Berwick Lodge Primary School Principal Henry Grossek. Ms Graley was the special guest at BLPS assembly to make the presentations to the students.
Indonesian Festival Report
On Saturday the 24th of October, one child from each grade six grade was going to the 2009 Indonesian Cultural Festival at Federation Square in Melbourne. I was chosen from 6D, Mark Morante from 6K, Maddy Day from 6Z, and Hayden Foster from 6W. We were guided on the day by Bui Daely. At the start, there were some dances, with the dancers wearing very intricate and effective costumes. The festival was full of white stalls, each stall representing a town or a ministry (e.g. East Kalimantan, Ministry of Youth and Sports). It was much neater than I thought it would be. After the dances, there was a cracker eating competition, without our hands. My friend Kristen and I, Mark and Hayden and some of their family all went the first time, Maddy and some of their families went the second. After that we went on to look at all the stalls with their beautiful products. We had been given $10 from the school to spend. After we had a look around, we went to the food stalls by the river and had lunch on the grass. When we went back to the stalls, we were allowed to start buying souvenirs. I got lots, like a fan and a statue of an elephant for my class. We had green-screen photos put on a bookmark to make it look like we were with an orang-utan, and we tried our hand at batik painting (which didn’t work well) and bracelet making (which worked very well). I had a fantastic time at that festival, and I would like to thank Bui Daely for guiding us on the day, and giving me and my friend the chance to go to the festival on that day.
By Alana 6D
School Captains for 2010
Berwick Lodge 2010 School Captains - Cameron, Jack, Amy and Kirsty. Cameron and Amy are the Captains and Jack and Kirsty are Vice Captains.