Harry at the Markets



On Friday, all the boys were working at the markets. Kevin B, Xavier, Shane, Kevin L, Harry (me), Hamish and Mark were working together.

We were selling pumpkin muffins made by Williams 4 and bliss balls made by my class (Williams 1). Wendy made jam and chilli sauce and orange-mango and mango-chilli rollups. Wendy’s chickens been lay some eggs and we sell them at the markets. We were selling pumpkin, watermelon and mulberry plants too. 

Lots of teachers came and they were buying from the Garden Gang. The teachers were happy and they were proud of us.

We were feeling happy and excited when we see the customers. We felt like big kids. Wendy was helping us a little bit but we did the selling by ourselves. It was fun and we liked being the Garden Gang.

 By Harry


Termites are not Cool!


Today we were working in the Garden. We talked about our jobs for the day and then we got started.

So the first thing to do is to put on your gloves on and hat. Then we grabbed our own loppers and tree saws then we went down and saw the palm tree.

We saw the termites and they were wrecking the palm tree and I nearly got bit! They look like bugs and ants and also like little cockroaches.

I felt not cool for the school about this. Then we fixed the problem by cutting down the palm trees.

By Geyonte

Djäma ga Gatni


Today we went to the garden to plant a mulberry tree.

First we put on our gloves and hats.

Next Troy was digging a big hole to plant the tree.

Then Jahquille and Brendan got the wheelbarrow with horse manure. We broke the manure to see inside, it was just grass.


We put the manure into the hole.

Then Troy was tapping out the plant and then he put it in the hole. He was being careful.

Then we were covering it over.

Troy was watering the plant. We said “Good Luck Mulberry Plant”.

Thankyou and Goodbye.

By Troy and Jahquille



New Doors at Shepherdson

There are some brand new doors on lots of classrooms around Shepherdson College and classes are beginning to create designs to decorate them. Here is the beautiful group effort from Ellemor 1.

The process involved designing the background, which we cut up and painted. Then, in an amazing feat of problem solving and co-operation, we put it back together like a giant jigsaw!! 

We then painted and cut out two cockatoos. These represent Dhuwa and Yirritja, the moieties of the Yolngu and are very important symbols culturally and are on our school crest.

Djinangbuy even made a fine paintbrush using a stick and some hair to paint the outlines. 

Here is the final design. We can’t wait to see lots of beautiful new paintings around our school.

Ellemor 1

Ellemor 1 Teamwork


Today, Ellemor 1 was chopping the trees. We cut down the palm tree because it had bugs in it. Also, it didn’t give us fruit or shade and its roots were going everywhere and stopping the new plants, so we didn’t need it.

The whole class was working hard and showing teamwork. Wendy talked about all the jobs we were going to do and we were choosing which ones we wanted to do. We also thought of new jobs when we got to the garden. 


I was getting the vegetables and dead leaves and putting them

 in the compost bin. Then I was mixing it. The boys get the big loppers and chop the ugly bush. The girls were chopping the trees into little pieces. Djinangbuy and Wendy were helping too. 

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Everyone was feeling good and smiling. After that, we put all the tools in the cupboard and had iceblocks! It was amazing.

By Ciantha and Ellemor 1 class.