Coriander Pesto By Ella

Coriander  Pesto


2 cups fresh coriander leaves, coarsely chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1/4 cup toasted cashew nuts

1/3 cup finely grated parmesan

1/2 cup light olive or peanut oil, plus extra

Salt and pepper, to season


Step 1 Place the coriander, garlic, cashew nuts and parmesan in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. (Alternatively, place the ingredients in a mortar and pound with a pestle until well combined).

Step 2

With the food processor motor running, gradually add the oil in a thin, steady stream until well combined and a smooth paste forms.

Step 3

Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Transfer to an airtight container and pour over a little extra oil to cover the surface of the pesto – this will prevent the coriander  from oxidising and turning black.

By Ella 4R

Camp Waratah Update

Some unexpected CFA visitors arrived at camp today. Not to put out a fire but to check out the ‘steam room’ the girls in Room 1 decided to create.
They’re smiling now, but wait till we tell them the call out bill is coming out of their pocket money.


Bridge Construction – Ella and Sharni

Bridge Construction!

Aim: working in a group, use straws to build a bridge construction.


  • Straws
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape
  • Inquiry book
  • Pencils
  • Eraser


  1. Draw your design into your inquiry book.
  2. Start to gather all your materials.
  3. Start making the base polls with 25 straws in each. You will need to make 4 polls.
  4. Cut 2 poles into one third and two thirds.
  5. Make the 5 roads with 9 straws in each road.
  6. Stick all the roads together in a single line.
  7. When that’s done stick the poles underneath the roads.
  8. Now you are done.
  9. ENJOY!!!

By Ella & Sharni