Australia Assembly

February 21, 2014

(I can’t believe just how behind I am in sharing this with you)  

Right at the end of January Roo’s class had their turn of hosting the weekly school assembly. The theme this time round was Australia which was great timing as Australia Day had been celebrated earlier in the week.

A little boy that is standing on the floor

Did you know?

Australia is home to many of the deadliest species of animals on the planet. There are 36 species of poisonous funnel-web spiders in eastern Australia. There are also 20 types of venomous snakes, including the taipan, which attacks without warning and bites repeatedly, killing its victim in minutes.

A boy wearing a hat

 Did you know?

Australia is one of the world’s most ethnically diverse nations. Nearly a quarter of the people who live in Australia were born in other countries. They come from the United Kingdom and other European countries, but also from China, Vietnam, North Africa, and the Middle East.

A boy sitting on a bench in front of a window
Duck-billed Platypuses are monotremes. They Are mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth like most mammals.

I love going to watch Roo at her school activities, she lights up as soon as she spots me in the audience and gives me a big (toothless) grin. Watching each child take their turn to show their school friends, teachers and parents what they have learnt over the past few weeks.

Roo has always been a confident, outgoing pupil who thrives when she gets her chance to say her part. So I wasn’t surprised to see her stand up and say aloud her fact about duck-billed Platypuses.

Well done Roo, Mummy is so very proud of you.

  • Su Tyler February 22, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    It’s good to see your children being confident isn’t it? Good to them thinking about other parts of the world too.
    We were in Oz last September and hubby sat on a chair in our son’s backyard. When our son came home he said ‘no, you can’t sit out like you do at home.. there’s a brown snake hanging around and lots of brown spiders too! The hospital is miles away!”

  • Beth February 28, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I used to love these kinds of activities when I was at school and I’m hoping the same will be so of my girls when they’re old enough. The pride must be wonderful and overwhelming :D!

  • anna m February 28, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    I love to see my kids in school assemblies, always such a proud moment isn’t it! And really nice they celebrated Australia Day there as a chance to learn more about other countries

  • Mummy of Two February 28, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    I wish my son’s school did things like this, it would be so nice to go and see. I love the photos of your daughter, she looks very pleased to be in her Australian get up!

  • model mummy February 28, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I just learned some interesting facts about Australia -Thank you!
    Love the hat and the corks.
    You must be very proud of your confident daughter. She looks lovely!

  • Tanya Hindes February 28, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    aaww she looks very smart and confident. My sister in law, hubby and my nieces all moved to Perth last February… we miss them terribly, but hoping to go visit them soon (in the next couple of years lol).

  • Sara ( March 1, 2014 at 12:46 am

    My sons school does things like this and it is so wonderful watching him stand up in front of the school and speak confidently. I think it’s such a great thing for them to learn. You must have been very proud πŸ™‚

  • Em March 1, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    My 4 year old is obsessed by Australia, I just showed her your photo and she now wants a hat with corks on too!! You must have been so proud during the assembly x

  • Orli D March 1, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Well done to Roo! I love seeing my boys in their class assemblies. The only thing is I always get so emotional I am afraid I am becoming one of those mums… πŸ˜‰

  • Emmy's Mummy March 1, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Awwwww adorable, it’s hard to imagine Emmy ever being confident in school but I hope she will.
    Loving the hat!

  • Hannah Clementson March 3, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    She looks so pleased with herself in the last photo πŸ˜€ It’s great being a proud parent, children are so amazing x

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