Over the next two weeks we will be holding learning conversations. Please nominate a day and time to meet.
Welcome to Term 2! This term we will be exploring the question “How can I live a healthy life?” We will explore such areas as healthy food and nutrition, physical activity and exercise, emotional/social wellbeing and spiritual wellbeing.
This term we will begin literature circles and look at persuasive writing. We will examine the fourth and last Core Value of Courtesy. We continue our passion projects and Year 3 and 5 students will have NAPLAN. Also this term we will celebrate with students in our Learning Centre who will be receiving the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
Finally, I would like to wish you and your family a happy and holy Eastertide. He is risen! Alleluia!
This week we have been making marshmallow Easter biscuits. First we made the marshmallow, then we coloured desiccated coconut different colours, then piped the marshmallow onto milk arrowroot biscuits. Finally we sprinkled the coloured coconut onto the marshmallow to make them look like yummy Easter eggs.
1 1/2 cups of caster sugar
2/3 cup hot water
2 tablespoons of gelatine
2/3 cup cold water
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Place the caster sugar and hot water into a saucepan over a medium heat. Heat for 2-3 minutes until the sugar has melted.
Place the gelatine into the cold water and stir until there are no lumps. Add this to the hot sugar syrup. Continue to heat on the stove for 2-3 minutes.
Place the sugar syrup into a mixing bowl and allow to cool for 30 minutes.
Beat with an electric mixer for 8-10 minutes until white and thick. Add the vanilla and mix well.
Pour marshmallow into mould/tray to set for an hour, or into a piping bag to pipe onto biscuits. Cover with coconut once marshmallow is set.
Today, 11th February, is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. In 1858, Mary appeared to a 14 year old girl, St. Bernadette. Mary appeared to her in a small cave, or grotto, near the French town of Lourdes. A special spring of water appeared in this cave, and many people believe this water can heal people who are sick and suffering.
Holy Mary, Mother of believers, Our Lady of Lourdes pray for us.