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.
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.
After our breakfast program and Josh’s drumming lesson in the morning, we walked around collecting plastic lids to create mosaics and lamp shades.
As we arrived to our learning space shelter we saw that a boring fence had been adorned with 93 beautiful colourful flowers, thanks to Wendy’s plastic flower ninja crew!
Thanks to all the students in the hub school who helped collect, cut and paint the bottles. We appreciate the effort and see the flowers as a sign that the students at Buthan school are like bees; sometimes they fly between the hub school and Buthan school.
Yesterday Mobile School and Williams 1 were collecting the bottles. Then our class were cutting them and making flowers. Lastly, Western 6 was painting them. There were 93 altogether!
Today, 4 kids were going to Mobile School and putting them on the fence. We didn’t tell the mobile school. We were like flower ninjas! Later, the mobile school kids were feeling happy to see them.
On the way home, we picked up all the rubbish at the shop and showed the adults how to use the recycling cage!
It was fun and everyone was happy.
By Hamish and Sabi
The Garden Gang is back! We have been a bit quiet for a couple of years because our school garden hasn’t been running. We will tell you more about that a bit later….
But now, I want to tell you about what we did on Friday at the Church; we brought the markets back!
Kids from across the school came together to help with the market. I wasn’t here when it used to happen but it was amazing to see the markets happening and everyone was excited and a bit nervous. I had butterflies in my tummy, but it was extraordinary to be a part of the markets.
We made pumpkin muffins and pumpkin dip in the classroom. Little kids made recycled paper and then big kids made them into cards that you can send. Then the person that you send them to can plant them in the ground and grow beautiful zinnia flowers.
Gapany was our first customer and then we had lots of other people that wanted to buy our amazing stuff. The kids were doing all of the selling and Wendy was helping us. She donated lots of homemade jams, chutneys and chilli sauces from her Fresh Batch range.
We had lots of fun and we will use the money that we made to make more stuff for bigger markets. Also, we will use it to support the Garden Gang and grow a beautiful new garden at the front of the school. Stay tuned for more news!
By Dorothy Hewett
(in Williams 4)
Williams1dhu djamarrkiḻ’ wapmaraŋ al dharrwa buthulu mala basketball courtŋur. Yurrŋunhi walal dhu djämany buthuludja wurrki mala.
The children in Williams 1 collected lots of plastic bottles at the basketball courts so they can make flowers out of the bottles.
By Williams 1
Today at ALPA there is a fun run. They had Bunngul at the Opening.
Barbara and all the ladies were exercising in new shoes.
Before our race with little kids we were feeling good and excited.
But after, we were hot and sweaty. We run very fast!
Then we were sitting and seeing all the runners.
We are having a very happy day!
Congratulations to this gang of gorgeous girls; Kenisha, Adelthia, Lillian, Elizabeth, Ciantha and Sharona.
You have done really well so far this year, you’ve had excellent attendance, behaviour and you all work very hard.
Ellemor 2 and your families are very proud of you, and so am I!