Southern Brown Bandicoots

Last week we had a highly informative & engaging visit from Charlotte Fletcher, Southern Brown Bandicoot Outreach Officer at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

This was a follow-up to our excursion to the Royal Botanic gardens in Cranbourne.

We found out lots of interesting facts about Bandicoots and also looked at their numbers since records were taken, along with urban & rural maps of distribution.

It was fascinating. Some are still spotted close to Berwick.


Specially designed Bandicoot flap-door… only bandicoots know how to get through!




We have learned so much from Charlotte about these endangered little creatures and other native species.

Wildlife Xposure


LEARNING ABOUT, touching and experiencing up close, so many different animals… sugar gliders, lizards, owls, (friendly) snakes, turtles, frogs … and lots, lots more!

Very cute & tickily!

WHAT’s that owl about?

Which end is which?

Not worried at all!

What’s for dinner, Mrs T?

Now, that’s a snake…

Caped Characters (… with super powers)

We have had fun making caped characters with Mr & Mrs Carthew and Mrs Pant, using magic clay, recycled bottles filled with rice (for stability), paper, glue, fabric and paint.

Each character has a super power! This was inspired by the 2020 Book Week Theme –  ‘Reading is My Secret Power’.

We even made little side-kicks!

Choose Your Own Adventure… with GEORGE IVANOFF!

What a great way to start our 2019 Literature Festival!

George Ivanoff inspired us with amazing ideas about how to create our own ‘You Choose…’ stories

…with alternative pathways for stories.

4CW is currently creating some awesome ‘Partner power point stories’ with hyperlinked pathways!

(THANKS Mrs Maloney & 3M for sharing this great idea!)