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Shore Preparatory School
New South Wales, Australia

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Our School 

Our School Grounds
Our Library

Our school is Shore Preparatory School in North Sydney. It is in the suburb of North Sydney in the city of Sydney, NSW, Australia. There are three Year 5 classes and our teachers are Mr Martin, Mr Bayliss and Miss Polis. Our Teacher Librarian is Mrs Pickworth.

Our whole school has over 1200 students but we are in the Preparatory part of the school which has about 220 boys. In the photos you can see our school grounds and our library. We do lots of activities at our school such as sport - cricket, rugby and basketball, art, drama and music. We enjoy coming to the library for reading and working with the computers.

Our Projects

Limericks from Year 5 students - 2012

Aussie Limerick by Aidan and Rob
There once was a man with a bush fly
Who happened to love meat pie
He went to bed
And then he said
I feel like I’m going to die

Aussie Limerick by Austin
I know a food called vegemite
At first it is an odd sight,
Has a horrid smell,
Something likes hell,
When you taste it you’ll get a big fright.

Aussie Limerick by Jamie and Charlie
There once was a young man named Hugh,
Who was not able to chew.
He once ate baked beans,
That spilled down his jeans.
And that was the end of his shoe.

Aussie Limerick by Liam and Xavier
There was once a guy named Fred,
Who had a mate called Ned.
While making a movie,
He bought Fred a smoothie,
But Fred spilt it in his bed.

Aussie Limericks by Oli and Dan
1.There was once a driver named Brock,
His driving skills were as solid as a rock,
He took the town by storm,
With his unique driving form,
But his life soon hit a road block.

2. There was once a young boy named Paul,
He loved his friend the cricket ball,
The ball flew away,
So Paul went astray,
And then found the ball in Nepal.

Aussie Limerick by Riley and Max
There once was a kangaroo,
Who couldn’t fit into his shoe,
So he asked the croc,
To take off the lock,
And that was the end of the roo!

Aussie Limerick by Robbie and Tom
There once was a roo called Ned
Who had a friend called Fred
He had very sharp claws
That cut like chainsaws
And now his poor friend is dead

Kelly Limerick By Wilton, Seb and Cooper
There once was a bloke called Kelly
Who had a big pot belly
He ate a meat pie
And just happened to die
That was the end of poor Kelly!

Aussie Limerick by Will and James
There was an old man named Kelly
Who refused to eat red jelly
It was a fact
That he ate the town cat
And now has a very big belly

Aussie Limerick by Will and Will
There was once a boy called Kelly
Who was very dirty and smelly
He loved catching waves
This took him to caves
And that’s the story of Kelly

Best Aussie Limericks from Year 5 students - 2012

A K and R A
There was once a man with a bush fly
Who just happened to love meat pie
Then he went to bed
And then he said
I feel like I’m going to die

J G and C C
There once was a young man named Hugh,
Who was not able to chew.
He once ate baked beans,
That spilled down his jeans.
And that was the end of his shoe.

L G and X T
There was once a guy named Fred,
Who had a mate called Ned.
While making a movie,
He bought Fred a smoothie,
But Fred spilt it in his bed.

O A and D A-S
There was once a driver named Brock,
His driving skills were as solid as a rock,
He took the town by storm,
With his unique driving form,
But his life soon hit a road block.

There was once a young boy named Paul,
He loved his friend the cricket ball,
The ball flew away,
So Paul went astray,
And then found the ball in Nepal.

R M and T C
There once was a roo called Ned
Who had a friend called Fred
He had very sharp claws
That cut like chainsaws
And now his poor friend is dead

W M, S L and C M
There once was a bloke called Kelly
Who had a big pot belly
He ate a meat pie
And just happened to die
That was the end of poor Kelly!

D P and A S
There once was a clever dingo,
Who knew how to play bingo,
He could play all day,
In every which way,
Including while doing the limbo.
J W and M K
There once was a man named Tucker
Who drank a very hot cuppa
He took a sip
It burnt his lip
And now he’s dead, poor sucker!

S M and O
There once was a man called Bob
He went to look for a job
He went to Oz
Climbed Mt Koz
Then he found a job at the hob

S A and J E
“It’s all right vegemite”
Declared a man with all his might
He said “put it on toast
But not on a roast
Because that just wouldn’t be right”

D S, N L and D S
There once was a little black mozzie
Who lived in someone’s cozzie
He drank all their ale
Until he want pale
And now he’s a very strong Auzzie

J C and H L
There was once a boy called Jack
Who had a very strong back
He got into a fight
With some vegemite
And now he has a very black eye

N S and J I
Once there was a man called Ned Kelley
And he was extremely smelly
He went to Sydney but he
Ate a lot of kidney
And got a pain in his belly.

S D and J M
There once was a boy, who played cricket,
Who stood in front of the wicket
He got himself out,
Then screamed about
And that was the end of cricket


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