Lobster Pot

Today we visited the lobster pot to learn more about the history and Geography of Barwon Heads as this is our inquiry topic this term.

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We learnt that before the ice age the land all the way to Ballarat was under water and that a volcano at Mt Duneed 2 million years caused the Black Rock (basalt) that we see around the bluff today.

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“At the Heads” restaurant used to be a fishing co-op where the fisherman would bring their fish to sell.

We were interested to learn about the years of major floods.


These artefacts were discovered after the shipwreck of the Earl of Charlmont.



And the photo on the right shows Hitchcock Street during a big flood. It looks very different today!

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This is the Barwon Heads Hall during floods and the tents are the camping ground a long time ago.IMG_4668 IMG_4669

People having a picnic on 13th beach and the bluff from the caravan park.

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At the end we put together a timeline of photos.

What did you learn?

What did you enjoy most about our visit to the Lobster Pot?

How has Barwon Heads changed?



This week we have been learning about ANZAC day because it is 100 years since the first ANZACs landed at Gallipoli.

We remember the ANZACs because they were brave and they fought in the First World War to keep us safe. We appreciate what they did and thank many of them for sacrificing their lives.

Today Zoe brought in a special book titled “Galipoli” about two mates who went to Gallipoli. Their names were Bluey and Dusty and they “joined up” to begin an adventure. They met Simpson and his donkey (Duffy) and both spent time in hospital on an island called Lemnos.  It was a nice book to read because it told the story of Gallipoli from their point of view.




Last year I visited the War Memorial in Canberra and took this photo of the wall which has the names of Australians who have lost their lives in wars.

We will never forget them.

What else do you know about ANZAC day?

Do you know of any family members (eg great grandfathers) who have been in wars?

Did you do anything to celebrate ANZAC day with your family on Saturday?


This term the Grade Three students are investigating the history and geography of Barwon Heads.

As always, we use the student’s interests and wonderings to direct the journey we take with our learning. Here are some of 3A’s wonderings about our topic. I wonder if we will find the answers to some of these questions?

Who discovered Barwon Heads? (Johanna)

What was Barwon Heads like when it was first discovered (Billy)

How old is Barwon Heads Primary School? (Hazel)

Who was the first person born in Barwon heads? (Archie)

What did the main street look like 90 years ago? (Pippi)

How did William Buckley survive? (Will)

When did the Early of Charmont become wrecked? (Daniel)

How many people have lived in Barwon Heads? (Angus)

How many people are in the school? (Valla)

How many holiday houses are there in Barwon Heads? (May)

How old is the William Buckley bridge? (Lily)

Did the Aborigines build shelters to survive in Barwon heads? (Liam)

How long ago did the Aborigines live here? (Byron)

What did the first house in Barwon Heads look like? (Ethan)

Who built the first house in Barwon Heads? (Gracie)

What was the first beach to be discovered in Barwon Heads? (Max)

Did any part of a planet ever fall down on Barwon Heads? (Jasmine)

What year was Barwon Heads Primary School built? (Isaiah)

How long is Barwon Heads? (Jono)

How was the bluff made? (Tess)


Do you have any more wonderings about our inquiry topic?

Have you found the answer to your question?