Our School Year Comes To An End. Merry Christmas!

To celebrate the end of a fantastic year, we enjoyed lots of fun activities this week.

On Monday, we walked to the local beach park and enjoyed some games and activities in the park and on the sand. The students enjoyed making sand castles and playing cricket on the sand. The playground was also very popular. Barwon Heads is a beautiful part of the country and we are very lucky to have the beach so close to our school!


On Wednesday, all students participated in our whole school Sports Day.

We completed some fun Christmas activities, including:

  • Writing about Christmas memories in the form of rebus stories
  • Making Christmas stories using Storybird
  • Creating our own Christmas board games
  • Researching Christmas traditions around the world
  • Designing our own funky reindeers


Today is the very last day of the school year. We have had a fantastic year and Miss Jordan is very proud of all of the 3/4C students.

The slideshow below features a photo of each of the students from the very start of the year and the very end of the year. It is interesting to observe how each student has changed!


The 3/4C students, along with Miss Jordan, wish everyone a very Merry Christmas a wonderful holiday break!

~A message from Miss Jordan~

After four fantastic years, I am leaving BHPS to begin working at another primary school in the area. I take so many wonderful memories of the four amazing grades I have taught here at Barwon Heads with me. I am sad to leave and will miss everyone, but I’m also looking forward to the exciting challenge of launching a brand new school. I will be starting a new blog in the new year and this will be a great way to stay connected with my past Barwon Heads students. I will post the link to my new blog in the near future.

A special thank you to my current students in 3/4C. You have made my last year at BHPS so memorable, fun and rewarding. I will miss you all. Good luck for the future!



What did you enjoy most this week?

What has been your school highlight this year?

What are you most proud of?

What are you looking forward to doing on the holidays?

Grade Four Camp 2017

We have just had a fantastic two days at our


On Monday 6th November, we boarded the bus, full of excitement about what was ahead. We soon arrived at Camp Wilkin in Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road.


Anglesea is a coastal town, with a population of about 3500. It is a very popular tourist destination, particularly in summer as there are beaches and other outdoor recreational activities to be enjoyed.

Here is the route we took from Barwon Heads to Anglesea.

BHPS to Camp Wilkin

Everyone enjoyed staying in the camp cabins and meal times in the dining hall were lots of fun. There were many on-site activities at camp which provided fun and memorable experiences for all students.


We had seven fun and challenging rotations to complete:

  • Rock climbing wall
  • Initiatives
  • Leap of Faith
  • Bike riding
  • Archery
  • Flying Fox
  • Low Ropes Course

The Leap of Faith is a very popular activity at Camp Wilkin and is a highlight for most students! The Leap of Faith involves climbing up a 7.6 metre pole while harnessed, arriving at a small platform and jumping to reach a red buoy. It certainly gets the adrenaline pumping!

Some of our other activities included:

  • Night walk
  • Basketball, volleyball and soccer games
  • Free time on the playground, trampoline and chess board
  • Playing in the games room
  • Observing the many kangaroos that frequent Camp Wilkin at all times of the day!


Below is a selection of photos from Camp Wilkin. Enjoy!


We had a wonderful time on camp and enjoyed all of the new experiences!

A very BIG thank you to our terrific helpers, Mr Haslam, Selena, Bec and Sarah!

What did you enjoy most about our Anglesea camp?

What was your favourite rotation activity?

Did you succeed in overcoming any challenges while on camp?

Have you ever been on a school camp before?

If you could go on a school camp somewhere, where would you like to go?


Letters to Miss Jordan’s 2017 Students

Today, all students participated in a two hour transition session with their new class and teacher for 2017.

Next year, Miss Jordan is teaching grade three and four again. The current 3/4C students wrote letters to Miss Jordan’s class of 2017, sharing some of their highlights from the year. The letters are below for Miss Jordan’s new students to read!

Enlarge the slideshow above to view the letters clearly.

Miss Jordan would love to receive some blog comments from her new students!

What were your school highlights in 2016?

What are you looking forward to in 2017?

Do you have a learning goal for next year?