Best Wishes to a Champion Team

Hey team,

The quality of printing of your letter isn’t the best so here is a copy of what sadly is my last message to all of you. There are the good quality pictures here too:
5/6B Letter.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a safe New Year, I look forward to seeing the Grade 6’s come back and visit in 2015 and the Grade 5’s stepping up and leading the school proudly.


Dear 5/6B legends,

How time has flown, 2014 is coming to a close. How exciting and sad at the same time. With a heavy heart, it is just about time for us to part ways – #sadface. We have been through so much awesomeness together. We have accomplished many things this year and I when I think of our 5/6B team I am bursting with enormous pride. I hope you will always remember the awesome times we have had in this class: the late night Skypathon, the table moments, the nail biting clan sports, Gilli without an E and her blob, Kai’s friendly Duck, Abby’s classic jokes, the deadly timer, Isobel’s loud and contagious laugh, Will and Seb’s whispering bromance, way back before McKenzie left, our water fight on the oval, running through the Fire Engine hose, Alex’s brilliant federation GEM, the Billy Cart derby and the Ice Cream Unicorns inspirational effort in the Championship Race, Caitie’s Effi Trinket costume and those feathers that went everywhere, Adam’s crazy hair do’s, Isabella’s ever wondering sticky tape, visits from our Princess Sue, Grade 6 camp and Grade 5 week, our Maths games of Pac Man, 11’s, Greedy Pig and Indoor Basketball, our cute Prep buddies, the crazy Google accounts debut, the ‘Marco’ chants – which I still don’t get, our record breaking Art Show piece, our end of term parties, the awesome and not so awesome auction prizes, Ava’s Holy Spirit visits, our best youtube friend Khan Academy (..wait what?!?) and many more. I will forever remember these awesome times. Thank you to each one of you for making an incredibly awesome year. It could not of happened without each one of you.

All year you have amazed me by your awesomeness, I am so proud of you all. I hope that no matter where your life takes you, you will continue learning and levelling up – keep reading, keep writing, keep loving maths, keep playing sports, keep dancing and singing, keep drawing, keep being creative and keep seeking knowledge. The more we know and the more we can do, the better people we become. Remember it all comes down to attitude and effort.

To the Grade 6s, High School is challenging. An enjoyable challenge you are all ready for. Work hard in your next journey, set goals and do everything in your power to achieve them and remember how talented you are! Know that I believe in you and I won’t be surprised when I hear fantastic things about all of you! However, if ever things aren’t working out, remember that they always do in the end. Be patient: Wake up, Be Awesome, Go to Sleep.

Make sure you keep in touch with me, you all know my email address:
I look forward to receiving awesome news about your achievements. Share your accomplishments and be proud of them. You must know that as your teacher, I take enormous joy in seeing the greatness that you have done with your lives. You will always be welcome to visit me at any time, even if I’m teaching, come in have a seat or join in a game of 11’s just like some ex students did this year.

Before we sadly say goodbye, I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am that I was your teacher this year. I hope you know much I genuinely enjoyed teaching you and how proud I was when I refered to you as ‘my kids’ to others. As we end this chapter of our lives and when you walk out the 5/6B door for the last time remember how much of a unique and talented person you are. No matter where your life takes you, wherever you go, whatever you do, whoever you become or how old you are, you will always mean something to me. Always remember to be true to who you are and if you’re ever in doubt, I’m sure by now you know exactly what to do …. just… be… awesome!

Yours always in awesomeness,

St. Vinnies / Kris Kringle


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Kris Kringle 2014 5/6B

Hey gang,

I’ve decided to allow K.K’s for this year to celebrate the last 2 weeks of the year. There are a few guidelines for K.K’s just to make sure that no body misses out or goes over board.

The guidelines are:
– All students and their families have the choice of participating of not. No pressure J.
– There will be 3 KK days where we hand out any small gifts that have been brought in. We will only have 3 KK days, so no more than 3 little gifts are needed for your KK. These little gifts should be no more than $1-2.
– There will be a KK gift box for all KK presents to be put in which I will hand out at the end of the KK days.
– In the last week we will reveal our KK’s and give a gift of no more than $10.
– The rest of the 2 weeks gives all students a chance to give an ‘action’ for their KK. Make their last 2 weeks of 2014 as awesome as you can. A simple hello in the morning goes a long way.
– Be mindful that we have a St.Vinnies family we are giving towards this Christmas. We are all very lucky and our St.Vinnies family will always remain our focus.

Any questions, ask me. Have a great last 2 weeks of 2014.
Ben 🙂

Repetto Primary Blog Video

Hey gang,


You might like to revisit our opening Skype call during our Skypathon as Repetto Primary have made a Blog video of it. It’s really interesting to watch what it was like on the other end of the Skype call. You all spoke so well, I am beaming with pride!

Here is the link :

If you could please reply to some of the comments these students have left that would be greatly appreciated. Remember to use correct comment skills.

Ben 🙂