About to start our fourth week of term 3 and already the time is flying past. So much getting done, at school and at home. As always life is interesting up here, we have had some good times at school this last week, as well as the dogs, ‘again’, keeping us on our toes. So what to tell you all? Lets start with the school events, we have had a visit from the ‘Great Gizmo’ this week. He is an entertainer speacialising in everything from uni-cycling to improvised percussion sessions. He put on a showcase for the students on arrival and then spent the week teaching the kids a range of fun things. This all culminated in a performance by the kids through community (think rio carnival type music). The students, like following the pied piper, walked through community playing drums and improvised instruments. It was fantastic!
We have tried our hand at a bit of outdoor cooking with our fire pit recently cooking a chook in the hot coals. It was fantastic, we wrapped a whole chook in foil, added some stock and marinade as well as a table spoon of peppercorns. Burned down the wood, then buried the chook in the coals and covered with hot rocks and dirt for two hours. When we took it out…wow! So succulent, the meat fell off the bone.
We have also done a little bit of landscaping, relocating some local plants into our front yard to create a bit more of a natural feel to our yard. It is taking shape and looking good.
We have good news on the teacher front at school, we will be keeping Willi for the rest of term and most likely term four as well. What this means is that we can continue to offer our year 12 boys there opportunity to finish their studies. This is a fantastic outcome, and one received very favourably by all staff.
A little bit of a nature update. At the moment in community we have a heard of horses kicking around staying close to water. They are beautiful creatures and a very welcome change from the noisy donkeys.
Here we go again, another trip to the vets is scheduled in a weeks time due to Brutus absolutely destroying one of his premolars. The two pups were chasing a ball from opposite sides, a bit of a head clash and Brutus’ tooth seemed to take the force of the blow. He has taken it like a little champ, still eating well and has extracted two halves of his tooth himself. We will be getting the root taken out in a week and a bit, and in the mean time he is on antibiotics incase of infection.
As the term continues to roll on we are kept busy with various activities.
A new pathway for our kids
From the start of the holidays back in Victoria, an idea was given to me which would see our school in Canteen Creek have a close partnership with a private school in Geelong. The opportunity for our students to attend a mainstream school (wherever it is) is something that Community strive for. Working with a teacher within the Geelong school, we are getting the ball rolling for 2 of our students to attend and board. This small project could turn into a pathway for our students to achieve their goals of going to university. I am really excited about this and hoping that we can give this opportunity to our kids.
Term 3 is quickly disappearing and it won’t be long until we are looking at heading home once again.
From out here in the middle of no where, I hope everyone is well and keeping up with our posts!
Until next time.