2016 book week costumes – Australia! Story Country

2016 book week costume ideas

The theme for Book Week this year is ‘Australia! Story Country’. It’s a challenging theme, at least when it comes to costumes! The biggest lad is only in Kindergarten, it’s the first year he’s had to dress up for book week. He’s excited. Maybe I am too. After all our brainstorming I thought I’d put togetherRead more

School’s back! First day of school photos

first day of school photos

Our biggest lad started Kindergarten this year. He was excited about it and so was I! To mark the beginning of his formal education, we, like all parents, took some happy snaps of his first day. I’d previously been hunting around Pinterest for inspiration for first day of school photos and found ‘first day’ and ‘last day’Read more

Eldest child starting school = YIPPEE!

eldest child starting school - life on wallace

Is it wrong to be beside yourself with excitement about your eldest child starting school? The biggest lad starts school next year and it’s fair to say that I cannot wait. I might be more enthusiasitc than he is, and he is keen. He’s had kindy orientation recently and chatting to other parents, feelings seem mixed aboutRead more

Pre-schoolers and school holidays don’t mix

Pre-schoolers and school holidays don't mix - Life on Wallace

School holidays are here. Before I had kids I figured school holidays were only important once your kids went to school. Not so, I tell you. Pre-schoolers and school holidays don’t mix, they are rough on mum’s of pre-school aged kids. No doubt parents of school kids are muttering ‘just you wait’! But here’s whyRead more

Preparing for a Catholic Primary School interview

Catholic Primary School interview - Life on Wallace

I can hardly believe that our biggest lad is five and off to school next year. After much angst, we decided to send him to the local Catholic Primary School. It’s standard practice to require prospective parents and their child to attend an interview before the child is accepted into the school. Not being religious,Read more