The Grandparents visit Prep G.

Hi Prep Families and Friends,

On Friday afternoon grandparents came to tell us about the Olden Days.

They told us that they were allowed to climb the trees.

The Grandparents said that all their food was delivered to their house by a horse and cart.

If you wanted to play sport after school, you would get home very late at around 6.00pm. Your dad or mum didn’t pick you up from school. You had to get home all by yourself.

The milkman came and delivered milk in glass bottles. They had a bottle of milk at school every day. This bottle would sit in the sun. It would become warm and you had to drink it.

Heavy Teddy came to school. He was 75 years old. He played music and helped put Patrick’s Grandma to sleep.

They showed us a photo of a little boy wearing a dress. This was the clothes that little boys wore in the Olden Days.

Some of the chores they did, as children were to get up early and feed the chooks, chop wood for the oven and stove and open fire.

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The Olden Day Kids!



The Cane!




Learning how to use the pen and ink.



We are doing so well!

Hi Prep families and friends,

On Monday we had an Olden Day Lady  named Mrs. Sargood come and visit us. She asked us many questions and she told us what school was like in the Olden Days. Here are some things we learnt:

In the Olden Days school was very different to school today, some schools only had one big classroom with 150 students.

Some teachers were nice but some were very strict and mean.

Before you could come into the classroom the teacher would check your hands and finger nails. You could not come into the room if your hands and nails were dirty.

The student’s wrote with chalk and chalk boards. They rubbed their work off when they were finished, so they couldn’t keep their work.

The students used pen and ink to learn to write letters. We tried writing with pen and ink. It was fun!

If small children were naughty the child would be put into a basket. A rope would be tied to the basket and the teacher would pull the rope. The basket would be pulled up in to the ceiling and the student would sit in the basket near the rats, mice, spiders and the dust.

If you were naughty the teacher would smack you with a cane. The boys got a smacked on the knuckles and the girls got smacked on the palms of their hands. The children felt very embarrassed and upset.

Some teachers put a special cap on the naughty child’s head. It was called the dunces cap. It was black with a D written in red on it.

Some teachers would throw books at the students and hit them on the head.

The children would go home for lunch and then the teacher would ring a hand bell to tell the children to come back to school as lunch time was over.

Children needed to sit up straight and would sit in rows at their desks.  If you did not sit up straight a log was tied to your shoulders to keep your back straight.

Some children did not go to school.  At the age of 5 or 6 years they would go to work from early in the morning until late at night. All the money the children would get went to their mum and dad.

Queen Victoria was the Queen of the day and our state Victoria is named after her. Queen Victoria wanted all to know how to read and write.

Queen Victoria would send her letters on a sailing ship to Australia. It would take 3 months for the letters to arrive in Australia.

You were not allowed to live on the streets. If you did not have a home you were put in jail as it was illegal.

We are so glad we do not live in the Olden Days!!!!


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The Preps have been at school for 100 DAYS!


Hi Prep Gannan Parents,

I thought you might like to see a few snaps of the children on their 100th Day at School. The day started with eager, beaming faces knocking at the door. I could hear much excitement as I approached the door. The students came racing in. Just seeing the balloons and streamers was all too much!!!!

You will be pleased to know that not much sugar was had. We danced lots complete various activities and ate a yummy cup cake or two.

We do hope you love our crowns. I think they are just magnificent!!!

An update of the children’s response of today is just around the corner.

Chat soon,

Louise Gannan