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.
I was happy in the garden. I was chopping the tree we saw termites in the tree. They are no good we will put new trees like paw paws and pumpkin plants.
Today we went to the garden and chopping off the trees because they had Termites inside the trees.
Termites eat trees because they are hungry but we don’t want them to eat the whole class and be eating the floors and the walls!
We will plant new trees and bananas and fruits.
by Jahquille and Damajak.
In the garden Wendy’s class was cutting palm trees there were looking for termites. It was so fun for all the class.
In our garden we have pumpkin, watermelon, bananas and tomatoes.
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.
This is Liam Garawirrtja. He loves Superheroes.
He comes to school everyday with Shane. He is good at writing and drawing.
He is a nice boy and he is friendly.
By Williams 4
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.
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)