Open Morning

On Friday the children proudly presented their Inquiry projects to their families. There was such a range of ideas for investigation and presentation – from technology to construction and even cooking . . .

Well done everyone – your projects were beautifully displayed and you explained your learning so confidently and in such interesting ways.

St Robert’s Students, Teachers and Parents talk about the Fast Cars Project

Staff who participated in the Fast Cars Project this year explain their motivation for wanting to take part in the STEM project. Deakin University also describe their involvement in the project. 

Watch for Mrs B in this! Also Ruby, Tess and Seamus.

In this video, students give an overview of the elements that made up the Fast Cars project.  Look for Mimosa and parents Kathleen and Margot.

Fun at the Fete

A perfect Spring day and the sun shone warmly on the large crowd at the Derby Day fete. Father Dillon played his favourite Abba songs while the ‘Heavenly’ Hot Dog stall did a booming business and Mr. Sol’s coffee provided time for a relaxing break between snapping up bargains at the stalls, enjoying the rides or a wide variety of other activities on offer. Thanks to the enormous number of people and businesses in our 4 schools Parish Community who contributed in any way to help make this event so successful.

What did you enjoy doing at the fete?



Halloween is a holiday celebrated in the U.S., Canada and the British Isles on October 31st where people dress in costumes and children go door to door asking for candy. An example of Halloween is when children dress as ghosts and witches and go to neighbor’s doors saying “Trick or treat!” (Dictionary definition)

Pumpkins are commonly carved into decorative lanterns called jack-o’-lanterns.

If you would like a bit of non-scary fun for Halloween, try these Halloween Games on




Grades 2 & Up         Grades 2 & Up

Cre8te the Future


Recently St Robert’s hosted a STEAM Day (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) where 15 students from each of our four Parish School participated in two workshops.

In the first workshop, students were encouraged to use the principles of computer coding to navigate their driverless cars along the alphabet highway whilst avoiding hazards such as landmines.

In the second workshop, students designed and created their own board games. Based on the popular game ‘Operation’, they used the principles of basic circuitry to power the buzzers and lights.

This was a great day with students discovering, collaborating and problem solving together, and they excitedly took lots of new ideas back to their own schools to share.


STEAMD Logo Competition

Do YOU want to win a 3D pen?


 Image result for STEM  ? OR     STEAM  ?

Well the latest is STEAMD.

STEAMD stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics & Design.

Yes it’s a mouthful if you have to say all that each time. That’s why we use the acronym STEAMD.

But we need a new design for STEAMD and you can win a 3D pen just for using your creativity!

Watch the video below to see how it works.

Happy Father’s Day


Happy Father’s Day to all our Dads!
On Thursday another fabulous Father’s Day Stall at was held at St Robert’s. A huge thank you to our many Mother’s who helped with everything. We hope all our Dads have a wonderful day and enjoy the small gift your child chose for you at the stall (and the hugs that go with it).
Here are our two Foundation classes visiting the Father’s Day Stall – they were very, very excited!


Foundation LM


Foundation CH