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!


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Year 4 iPad Information Sessions

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iPad Information Sessions 
The first session was run by the students of Year 4 this afternoon. The children gave parents a great insight into the way they use their iPads in the classroom and parents were also able to ask lots of questions of both the students and the teachers in the room.
There will be 3 more sessions this week – Tues 9.10am, Thurs 2.15pm and Friday 9.10am.


Book Week


It’s Book Week!
Teachers and students have been busy reading and enjoying the short-listed books for 2016, and if you’re walking around the school make sure you check out all the fantastic class displays.
The winners of the Books of the Year have been announced by the CBCA but I bet each class had their own favourite. A reminder also to parents and children that one of the highlights of the year – our fabulous Book Parade – will be held on Friday 26th August.

Which was your Favourite Book?

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