Tuesday, 22 April 2014

First Day Back

Today was the first day of term 2 following the Easter Monday long weekend. We have another short week with ANZAC Day on Friday. Today we started our ANZAC Day tasks with more to follow over the next few days. I popped into Coles tonight and bought all the ingredients for our ANZAC Day biscuits on Thursday. I got in very early this morning and finished off The Captains Courageous literature unit. I also logged onto EZYDVD and found the DVD for only $7.00 so I've ordered that. Below is a photo I took early this morning ( It was a wet day today) outside. I need to replace that gutter on the old shelter shed. I also took a photo of the Glen Park CFA fire truck which was out of its shed today.

 I also took  some photos outside Ballarat Town Hall. Photos include the ornate interior of the Town Hall and the Boer War Memorial.

There was an interesting article in the Age on the long weekend entitled 'Private Schools in race to impress with best facilities' Helen Proctor from the University of Sydney said ' High fee private schools were engaged in an 'arms race' for the most impressive theatres, aquatic centres and sports stadiums.While some so called elite independent schools are spending up big on facilities ( Wesley College spent $43 million over 4 years, Trinity spent $37 million and many are building special campuses, buying blocks of land and setting up outdoor education sites.) public schools are seeing a steep decline in infrastructure spending since the BER. Victorian public schools spent an average of $877 per student, Catholic school $1491 and independent schools $2905 on onfrastructure. The gap between public and independent schools is widening significantly.

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