Marvellous Melbourne City Tour!

As part of our studies on Marvellous Melbourne, we got to choose an important site to research and learn more about. We researched the history of the place and learned some interesting facts that we could use in a “tour guide” speech about our location. Read below to see a few of our speeches!

Victorian Parliament Building

By: Isabelle and Jaime



Good afternoon 3SD, I would like to tell you all about where I make all the hard decisions. Parliament Building is located on Spring Street in Melbourne. It was built in 1855 by Peter Kerr, John George Knight and Charles Pesly.

Here are some fascinating facts about Parliament Building:

Number 1. It was the site of Victoria’s first legislative council.

Number 2. The started construction in 1855 but it is still not complete to this day!

Number 3. It was designed with a twenty story dome that has still never been built.

Number 4. One Of Melbourne’s greatest known landmarks is the Parliament Building!

Thank you for listening.

ANZ Gothic Bank Speech


By: Athan and Adam

Welcome to the ANZ Gothic Bank. It is a Bank-Museum which has been a 3 floor residence for Sir Verdon who was a former politician. It was built in 1883 and completed in 1887. It was designed by William Wardell and based on Venetian style buildings. It has been voted Number 1 in Victoria’s favourite buildings. We hope you have a nice day.

Eureka Tower


By: Abyan and Sadie

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Today we are going to talk about the Eureka Tower. Did you know that the purpose of the Eureka Tower is so people can see and enjoy the beautiful sight of Melbourne from the lookout deck? The address of the Eureka Tower is 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank. The Eureka Tower was built 10 years ago in 2006 by Nonda Katsilidis. The Eureka Tower is 300 meters or 984 feet tall. It has 91 stories and 1 floor underground.

Term 3 News from 3WJ

Term Three News by India and Jaimie

In class, we have a new student, called Fiona. She is from Finland, and she speaks Swedish. She loves gymnastics and chocolate. She is very funny and a great role model for kids who move schools late in the year. It was easy for her to find friends from the day she started. She used to live in Sydney, Australia, and now she has come back to Melbourne. She’s very sporty and loves to try new things.

All of our grade is exited about going to Camp, and we can’t wait to do all the fun activities. We already know who we want to share bunks with, but none of us are excited about the long drive! However, we hope it’s not that long!


Term 3 News by Marianna

What 3WJ is looking forward to:
We are looking forward to camp in September and ACMI in August.

What’s new in class:
We have a new student, called Fiona, and she is from a different country that’s not Australia. She has short blonde hair.

Stuff we’re learning:
Angles and Lines
Reading Nonfiction texts


News by Linus

On Monday, a new student joined our class. Her name is Fiona. She is from the Northern Hemisphere in Finland. She is here in Australia for 1 year. Fiona mainly speaks Swedish, but she learns English.


News from Otto and Jamie

In class, we have been learning about angles. There are 3 types of angles: right angles, obtuse angles, and acute angles.

We have also been reading non-fiction texts and looking for different parts of them. For example, we look at text structures and features.

Finally, we have been observing biographies and looking at what information they contain to add to our own biographies. We have found out that they always have birth date, death date, and job.

In Genius Hour, we come up with a question and find out about it. We figure out if questions are Googleable or Nongoogleable.

We can’t wait to complete all of these activities.


Blog News by Olivia and Tabi

This term we are starting a thing called Genius Hour. It is where we do things related to Google and our interests. We do it every Thursday morning. Last time, we sorted questions into Googleable and Nongoogleable.


We really enjoy doing this because it relates to our interests. Of course we like our interests because they are OUR interests. It’s a great way for us to learn about and use Google. It’s important to think about that kind of stuff so we know how to use it.