Just because they can’t join in big community running events, it doesn’t mean that the Year 5/6 students can’t get their collective pulses racing!! Mark Cuthell from the Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre started the running maths session by getting students to record their resting and active pulse rates. He described the weekly run that takes place in Timboon and draws participants from Timboon and from surrounding areas with some participants even coming from overseas. Students had to calculate the number of runners, walkers, volunteers and observers based on their mode of transport by determining ‘what would that sum look like?’ Worksheets developed by Mark and Nina from Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre directed students to consider how many steps or kilometers the participants would run and what that cumulative distance could be. Extension activities explored the impact on tourism in our region included determining the value of fuel and ice cream sales and the “Butter Chicken” demand” from The Corner Store. The Webex session concluded with Mark inspiring our students and their families to safely exercise and get out and about together to explore our amazing region.
Such was the reaction and support for our first round of Timboon Kitchens Rule (TKR), we have decided to introduce another round of our TKR family 'iso' challenge to conclude Term 3. BUT, we will only have enough Mystery parcels for the first 80 people to register with the Timboon School Office. Mystery parcels can only be collected on Friday 11th September between 9:00am - 3:00pm from the School Hall where your name will be ticked off a list. You can use all or some of the supplied ingredients and can add up to 5 other ingredients. If preferred, we can provide a gluten free option. Families are then to upload a photo of them cooking their chosen dish, the completed dish and a copy of the recipe to be posted on Compass by 18th September. Enjoy!
Well done to all families who were involved and submitted work over Science Week. What an effort while remote learning!
We have enjoyed seeing experiments, artwork, photos and quizzes coming back to school. We also know many of you enjoyed George the Farmer, the many ocean themed videos, spending time at the beach and the Deakin University sessions.
For those desperate to know, the 5 beach locations on the quiz were: 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, The Arch, London Bridge, Lace Curtains (Two Mile Bay). The judges have deliberated and prizes will be awarded to the following students!
Science Week Quiz Questions- Finn and Alexandra Baxter, Marcus Ovens-Baird, Thea and Zane Vogels, Rantall family,
Amazing work! - Elise Schulz, Sophia Basobas, Elise Nicholls, Dane Nicholls, Kai Dodemaide, Jack Couch, Alexandra Baxter, Savannah Beames, Martha Andrews, Charlotte Couch, Hugh Maxwell, Menzel Cooke. Thank you Mrs Maxwell for such an interesting and engaging remote Science Week.
TKR participants, you are incredible!!!
We have been thrilled with the uptake of our TKR Challenge as even more families have shared their creative cuisine and family cooking photos. We've seen meals as diverse as Dragon Eggs, Spaghetti Pizza, Cheesy Chicken Pasta, Mackieson Meatball Pizza, Spaghetti Bolognese Nachos and Chorizo Pasta with Tomato Sauce. The meals created in Timboon kitchens have included Spaghetti Bolog-nest, Pink Pasta, Spaghetti Carbonara, Chicken Pesto Pasta, Lockdown Lasagna, Roasted Butternut Pumpkin Pasta, Spaghetti Bolognase, Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese, Spicy (Or not-so-spicy) Tomato and Noodle Soup with Garlic and Cheese Pizza, Gristede Spag Bol, and Team Vogels Slow Cooked Shredded Beef Ragu. Thank you all for rising to our TKR challenge!!
Seriously, Remy and Alfredo from the movie ‘Ratatouille’ have got nothing on our TKR participants!! More Timboon families have accepted the TKR challenge and produced gourmet meals such as Spaghetti Party Bake, Slow Cooked Lamb Ragu, Chicken, Olive and Chilli Spaghetti, Cheesy Meatballs, Sausage and Veg Spaghetti Bake, Creamy Vegetarian Pasta, Slow Cooked Spaghetti Bolognaise with Cheese Stuffed Meatballs, Fettucine Alfredo, Chicken and Bacon Spaghetti Bake, Zucchini Tomato Pasta, Vegetarian Ragu, Pink Pasta, Italian Meatball and Sicilian Spaghetti. Muma Mia, what a creative bunch!
Even though our Year 3/4 students cannot travel to processing sites and retail outlets to follow the trail of milk from Paddock to Plate due to COVID restrictions, they could still investigate what happens to milk when it leaves the farm. Thanks to Peter McDonald, the Continuous Improvement Manager at Bega in Koroit, students were invited on a virtual excursion into a milk factory as he provided information on Bega’s products and the journey of the milk through the processing plant from the tanker bay until it is packed and bagged in products for distribution. It was interesting to see the use of technology and robots used in the packing and distribution roles and the construction of the new lactoferrin extraction plant on site. Students then followed the dairy products onto the shelves of a local retailer, Daly’s in Koroit. There they had to find the dairy products and were surprised to learn that, while they are displayed roughly in the same area, that they are not all in the refrigerated shelving display. Students explored the different packaging options for various goods, their shape, materials and the importance of used by date. We really are going – Paddock to Plate!
The families of Timboon have definitely proved that they rule in the kitchen! Our mystery packages consisted of two tins of tomatoes, a packet of spaghetti, three cloves of garlic and a block of cheese that was generously donated by Saputo Dairy Australia. Challenge recipes created were as diverse as Chicken Spaghetti, Sicilian Pasta Crisps, MKR Hotpot, Spaghetti Bolognese Cups, Gluten Free Balls, Spaghetti Garlic Cob, Pasta Frittata Muffins, Spaghetti Fritters with Spicey Tomato Sauce, Pork and Fennel Meatballs with Roast Onion, Garlic and Tomato Sauce, and Spaghetti Bolognase. Click onto Compass to see even more of these great chefs and their diverse, creative recipes.
Our Year 3/4 Paddock to Plate investigators are currently learning more about dairy cows. Students researched a mini project by investigating one of the main seven breeds of dairy cows in Australia including Holstein, Jersey, Ayrshire, Illawarra, Aussie Red, Brown Swiss and Guernsey. They had to collect interesting information and present it on a data disk template and collate their facts. There wasn’t a lot of space, so students had to only write the most important details which meant that they had to think as they read, explored and learnt different facts. The results are great, don’t you think!
Today 92 of our school families picked up their Timboon Kitchens Rule (TKR) mystery parcels from the School hall ready to accept the TAP family ‘iso’ challenge. Families are to design and create a meal using all or some of the 4 provided ingredients and can use up to 5 other ingredients. Students are then to upload to Compass Learning Tasks ‘Timboon Kitchen Rules’, a photo of family members cooking, a photo of the completed dish and a copy of their recipe, by 4th September. The TKR family ‘iso’ challenge is designed to encourage students to cook, teach life skills, provide entertainment and a creative cooking opportunity for families. We thank our main sponsor, Saputo Dairy Australia for their generous support. Bon Appetit!!
Unfortunately, COVID restrictions have meant that we have had to cancel our November 2020 TAP's On! curriculum expo for this year, but keep watching this space for TAP activities for the remainder of the semester.