Year 1 & 2 Discovery Day

This term, the students have had a wonderful time out on Discovery Day, making connections with group members, exploring our three locations, and familiarising themselves with the benefits/risks of these spaces.

The students have been encouraged to 'get to know your patch'. They investigated the similarities and differences between each patch and compared these to our patches at school and home. 

They have observed how the change in seasons and weather impacts each patch and have made some predictions for how these patches may look next term. 

While on Discovery Day, students are encouraged to be:

  • Risk Takers
  • Inquirers
  • Caring and
  • Reflective

Here's what we have been up to at each location:


We have enjoyed fossicking in the sand, making sand sculptures, strolling along the pier, rock hopping, observing changes to the tides, and investigating the rock pools.


We have enjoyed rock hopping, testing the water's depth and flow, racing bamboo and leaf boats down the creek, building dam walls, and exploring the surrounding landscape.


We have enjoyed designing and building cubbies, creating new games, e.g., Pinecone Soccer and Pinecone Hole in One, making potions, face painting, whittling sticks, making bow and arrows, and headpieces from natural materials, and meditating. 

We are looking forward to enjoying another fantastic term out and about on Discovery Day next term.

Wishing you all a safe and happy Easter,