Category Archives: Chickens

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


Senior Boys are Back!


We saved the bananas from the old garden because it all got burnt. Nobody was looking after that garden when Wendy was gone.


But now, Wendy is back and gardens are back! We plant the bananas at the new front garden in a circle. We give them water everyday and seasol and now they are green and growing new leaves.

The new garden makes us feel excited and proud. When we work in the garden the little kids come and help us too. We already know about gardening from year 5 all the way through so we are going to learn new things.

When the garden is growing we will ask Richard to build a chicken’s house and get some chickens back to school.

By Shane Mutujangal and Johnson Mayawuku

Happy Easter from Ellemor 2


On Wednesday, we made Hot Cross Buns in our classroom.


Kids had to measure ingredients carefully, knead the dough and be patient while we waited for the dough to rise.


Then they had to think carefully about how to divide the dough into equal 16ths.

The buns were really yummy and worth the effort!

On Thursday, we used natural dyes to make some colourful Easter Eggs. We used fresh eggs from our Garden.

We used tumeric to make yellow, red and brown onions skins to make dark chocolate brown, tea to make light brown and red cabbage to make pink. We added vinegar to the water to help the dye to stick to the eggs. 


We put stickers on some, and leaves and flowers on others to make beautiful patterns. We wrapped them in thin material so the dye could still get through. 


They looked so great and and by using only natural ingredients, we were still able to eat the eggs after we had enjoyed looking at them!

Later, Easter Bunny visited Ellemor 2 class. All the kids were outside playing at lunchtime, so he snuck in and filled up their Easter Baskets!DSC05308

When everyone came back inside there was a lot of squealing, and everyone was very excited to see their baskets full of chocolate eggs!


Easter Bunny left some extra eggs behind. So all the kids decided to make more baskets, then chose an adult working at the school to deliver some chocolate eggs to. It was a great way to make sure everyone got their Fair Share, and for us to say thankyou to all the teachers, canteen workers, office staff and Assistant Teachers who have helped us out this year in our classroom or the Garden. 

What a great couple of days!

Happy Easter everyone!

By Ellemor 2

Chooky Girls go to the Garden


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Today, us girls went to garden and feeding chooks by ourself.

We were feeling happy and excited.

We see egg in the chook house and we put white shredded paper on the muddy part.

We see a green pawpaw. We will wait a pawpaw til it is yellow.

We took a photo of Michelle and chooks, she was running and catching it to hold but she was a bit scared so she didn’t hug it.

It was so fun!

By Monica and Kira and Michelle and the chooks


The Chicken Gang


These boys from our Tigers class have been helping us with feeding the chickens and looking after them. We have been teaching them how to look after chickens and do that job.  The boys are Merril and Elijah and helping us are Israel, Johnson and Simon.

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Simon says “I like working with the chickens and getting eggs and getting treats from Wendy.  We get the keys from Tony and go to the garden.  Garden is beautiful we got lots of rain so it is green.  Goodbye.”

Johnson says ” We been getting the eggs.  Sometimes in the box and sometimes we got to look under the bushes.  We got to clean the chicken house with shovel and put the poo in the compost. We want to get more chickens for more eggs.”

Israel says “Looking after chooks is fun.  I like going out of class and doing jobs. We are Tigers class and we got respect for the garden.  Wendy take us down there when we are in Year 6.  We want more jobs around school like cutting grass, plant bananas, and spread the chicken poo around the school to make plants grow. Thats all.”




Today, I  went  to  the   garden   to   put  soil  in   pot   and   also  some   kids   were   pulling  weeds.


The  big  kids  from   secondary were  helping us and showing us what to do. They know everything about gardening! DSCN3354

We were looking at the chickens and waiting for some eggs. They make the good soil for the garden and the bananas grow big.

By Adelthia

Nice to be back


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Today, us big kids from Josh’s class were helping Wendy’s class to do weeding, feeding the chooks, and filling up pots with black soil. The little kids were copying and learning from us.


It was exciting to be back in the garden and working with little kids and sharing our knowledge about gardening. Wendy didn’t need to tell us what to do because we are big kids.


By Sylvia, Kenisha and Renelle

Good Black Soil


Everyday, 5 kids from Josh’s class go to Wendy’s class and we help the little kids with blogging, writing stories, reading, maths games and learning new words.

But today, we did gardening! We went today because it has been raining a lot and the soil is wet so the weeds are easy to pull out.

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We filled up the pots so that kids can take new plants home. We got the black soil from the chook house because its good soil and full of worms.

Next time, we will plant sunflowers, bananas and mulberries in the pots.

It was lovely to work with the little kids, everyone was working together as a team and the weather was nice and cool.

By Scotty and Serina

Sharona helps her friends


Yesterday I was helping my friends. We were digging the soil and we were were caring for the class. 

I was digging the soil from the chook house and we worked in teams. The Chooky Boys from Tony’s class put all the scraps for the chickens.


I was holding the little chicken with the funny hair.


We were eating some mulberries.



It was a happy day in the garden and when I dug the soil I see lots of little worms and the chook yard. I was just digging the soil and we put it into the other garden area. 

Then we went back to the class, and that’s the end of the story.

By Sharona