Monthly Archives: December 2014

Beautiful Recycled Christmas decorations


Our class was making decorations for the Christmas Concert out of recycled paper.


Some kids also made a Christmas tree out of an old pallet. 


Edi’s  class made a tree too. They painted a branch and put decorations on it.


The church stage looked beautiful at the concert.

By Joanne



Community Christmas Cheer




This morning all the children from Transition to Grade 3 went to the beach at the bottom of Beach Camp to make community Christmas trees.

They used natural materials and anything else that was lying around on the ground!

All the children worked very hard and really well together, even though it was very hot.

It was such a lovely morning, and the Beach Camp families were very happy with their special Christmas trees.

By Clare






Yesterday we were helping some Williams 5 kids, writing in Yolngu Matha.

We were writing about Sophia, Grace, Joyce and Tyrone working at their house on the weekend.  

They were planting some flowers and they made a foot path.

It was great to see them using life skills, helping the environment, helping the earth grow more plants and working as a family.

By Riccardo

Peter hates bat bites


imagePeter wont eat mangoes when they are on the ground because he is scared of bat bites! This mango has been really eaten by a bat and you can see that the only thing the bat didn’t eat was the stone!



Scotty loves the big pink peach mangoes. Peter loves the green mango that is dark orange inside, the turpentine mangoes.

Our mangoes are starting to run out at the farm. We are very sad because we love mangoes and now we have to wait until next year for some more.

By Scotty and Peter

Clever Idea


When Emily Gray visited our school, she really liked the recycled art that Jo and the Secondary kids made. When Emily went back to Wulagi school in Darwin, she showed her kids, and they liked it so much, they made some too! We are really proud that Shepherdson students have inspired other kids.

Wulagi art


Jo and the Secondary kids have been busy making new recycled art too. Here is their wonderful mural using old textas.


Thanks for making Shepherdson more beautiful Jo!