Category Archives: Australia

Australia – Canada Exchange

This is an exciting opportunity. The grade 3-4 class taught by Mr. Hubert and Ms. Moss in London, Ontario, Canada, are going to be corresponding through this blog with Mrs. Wood’s class in South Australia.

Here in London, Ontario on February 20, 2010, the ground is covered with snow and it’s – 8 degrees Celsius. This is a picture of a fountain at the fork of the Thames River not too far from our school.

Stanley in Melbourne – day 1

Stanley among the leaves

Stanley turned up in my letter box on the 6th January. We were very excited, because we had been waiting for him for ages ! He came from Jaden in Connecticut, whom we met back in 2005.

We are in the middle of a summer heatwave, and Stanley learned about always wearing a hat, and grey water. I am a little worried that he might be too hot in his smart suit.

I wrote a letter to Jaden with some pictures in, which you can read at this site. Safe for children, no identifying information unless you know where the one-eared spaniel lives 🙂

Australia- Mrs. Caratti’s Class

Hello Mr Hubert’s Class

We would like to say hello and say a BIG Thank you for sending your Flat Stanley’s to Perth Western Australia to visit us.

Today Stanley met all the students in Year 2 at Mt Hawthorn Junior Primary School; we are all very excited and hope he will have a great time at our school.
It was very hot here in Perth today, around 27 degree’s and Stanley got very tired in the afternoon after Phys Ed… We were doing skipping and Stanley had a few problems with the skipping rope.
Also, Stanley helped us make our own Flat Stanley’s in Art. We have included a picture of our Flat Stanley’s for you to look at.
We will be in touch really soon with all the exciting news about what your Stanley has been up to. Your Stanley’s will visit everyone in our class homes this week, so the journals should be really exciting.
We can’t wait to send our Stanley’s to you for a visit

Best Wishes and Goodbye for Now

Mrs Caratti, Miss Stark, Mrs Emery and the Year 2 class at MHJPS


Flat Stanley went to Australia!

Dr. Diane Painter is an American teacher who travelled to Australia on the Hands Across the Water program with 20 other US teachers from July 25 to August 13, 1997. She is the Technology Resource Teacher at Deer Park Elementary School in Centreville, Virginia.

She travelled through three Australian states, New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland, and a Flat Stanley from her school accompanied her. These are the images she sent back.

Dr Painter and Stanley Koala

Goofy says, Hi!"

At the Opera

Australia- Toowoomba

Toowoomba, Australia

WOW, Flat Stanley has been visiting TOOWOOMBA, Queensland, AUSTRALIA courtesy of Rotary Group Study Exchange team from Rhode Island/Massachusetts.
Here he is with Rotarian Bill Di Biaso and Toowoomba identity Sheena Liley at Picnic Point for lunch.
Thank you for introducing Flat Stanley to us Aussies – hope the crocs don’t get him at Steve Irwin’s AUSTRALIA ZOO next week.
Graham Christensen