Things To Do in the Summer Holidays

By Sanjana Ramachandran, Year 12   Yay! It’s time to jump and scream because SUMMER IS HERE! Everybody in Australia is getting ready for Christmas and New year! I am guessing that most of you have planned to either travel domestically or internationally with...

Are You A Grinch or An Elf?

By Abigail Roberts, Year 9...

Why is Hallelujah a Christmas Song?

By Olivia Holmes, Year 8     Hello Everyone, Livvy Here, and I wanted to discuss something that is not talked about, that sort of annoys me: Why is Hallelujah considered a Christmas song? Some arguments that I've heard: Its just (Why?) As singers now try to...

Christmas Around the World

By Molly Haymen and Alessia Anderson, Year 8 Have you ever wondered how other cultures spend their Christmas? Read on to find out! Fiji     In traditional village celebrations, about two weeks before Christmas Day everyone gathers at the community’s largest...

Christmas in Paganism

By Ella Angell, Year 8 There are so many different celebrations around the world, but one of my favourite is Christmas. Since Christmas is my favourite celebration I thought every religion would celebrate their own version of it. However, not so long ago I found out...

Christmas Over the Last 100 Years

By Ariyana Hossain, Year 12     Did you know that although Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus, the actual celebration of Christmas didn’t begin until the 3rd century AD? This was when Roman church officials decreed December 25 to be the official...

18 Books/Series for a Christmas Wishlist

By Kat Pauly, Year 12 FANTASY A Court of Thorns and Roses (Series) by Sarah J Maas Photo: http://acourtofthornsandroses.wikia.com/wiki/A_Court_of_Thorns_and_Roses_series Books in the Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1 (ACOTAR), A Court of Mist and Fury #2...

Classic Christmas Movies

By Chiara Bragato, Year 12   As we all know Christmas is coming up! And the holidays start next week, which means, you will have plenty of time to spare. To fill the time, watching a Christmas movie can get you in the spirit, excited and smiling (even though...

2017 Christmas Playlist

By Gabby Couter, Year 12 It’s time to get jolly as the Christmas season is officially upon us! Say goodbye to Halloween and Au Revior to Thanksgiving because December is here and it brought along Christmas. The familiar rustle of Candy Cane wrappers will be heard and...

Why Red and Green for Christmas?

Why are the Christmas colours RED and GREEN? GREEN Evergreen plants like Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe have been used for thousands of years to decorate and brighten up buildings during the long dark winter. They also reminded people that spring would come and that winter...
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