New school bus creates opportunities for rich learning experiences

​St Joseph’s students have been on some exciting excursions this term on our new Fuso Rosa 24 seater bus. The new bus has enabled the teachers to take students out into the community for some rich learning experiences. Some of these include visiting the Ration Shed, Gumnut Place, Dingo Creek and the Lions Park.

The Year 6 students visited the Ration Shed where Uncle Eric spoke to the students about the history of Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement and the experiences of people in this time. Students enjoyed reading and looking at images on the decade-by-decade timeline and watching a video about the early days.

The Year 5 students visited Gumnut Place where they learnt about kitchen health and safety as part of the Health unit at school. Students were given the opportunity to package their own biscuits using Gumnut Place's special equipment. They learnt safe food handling and hygiene practices when preparing food and enjoyed sampling some of the wonderful delights.

The Prep class visited Dingo Creek and Lions Park as part of their language experience in English. Students had been reading The Magic Hat by Mem Fox which is set in a park. The Preps enjoyed visiting two different parks in our community and comparing those parks to the parks in the story. Students enjoyed wearing their own magic hats and pretending they were in the story.