Kartoffelsalat Competition

It was the old North Germany vs South Germany Kartoffelsalat  competition at Pfadfinder last week!

Each scout patrol made either a north German (mayonnaise based) potato salad or a south German (oil based) one.

The judges had a difficult decision to make, but the participants sure had a good time and relished the opportunity to refine their culinary skills.  Who knew it would take an hour to boil a potato if you don’t chop it up first?  That will be handy knowledge when we are cooking at camp.

 

Spiel und Spass get into Action!

Spiel und Spass had a wonderful time on the ACTION bus wash trip.  Happily, there was room for us all on the bus, and the children, parents, grandparents and aupairs all had a great time.

The faces are obscured in the photo, as not everyone wanted to be posted online, but trust us… everyone was grinning on the day!

Plaetzchen by Pfadfinder

Pfadfinder have been busy creating designer cookies to help bring a smile to the face of people living on the streets in Canberra.   The Joeys and Scouts have thoroughly enjoyed decorating the Plaetzchen, ready to be taken to Vinnies for distribution.  It’s just one more way that our Pfadfinder enjoy contributing to the wider community.

Science Weeks at GAP

The children at the GAP are enjoying our science weeks.  They have been experimenting with liquids and solids, and mixing them together. What happens when you drop a pebble into water? What about salt in water? What about water into flour?  How about oil? Coloured marker pens? Sand? Sugar?

Which led us to our next question:  Do scientists always end up covered in  powder and standing in a sticky puddle?  Our teachers have a scientific hypothesis about this!

Looking forward to our visit to Questacon next week.

 

Happy Hopping at GAP today!

The children and teachers were delighted to host guest speaker Anke Maria – a local German biologist from ACT Frogwatch – today.  We got to meet and hear from many of her froggy friends, and learn about their habits and environmental needs.   There were lots of hands-on activities, games, puzzles and puppets to have fun with; and plenty of opportunities for the children to ask all their inquisitive questions.

Bake sale success

A big thank you to everyone who helped to bake all those amazing goodies for our bake sale on the weekend.  Our fundraising team and committee were delighted with the results…. as were the people who got to eat all those nice treats!

GAP turns 10 years old!

German Embassy helps us celebrate!

The German Australian Playschool is delighted to be the recipient of a kind and generous gift of a beautiful sand and water play activity table from the German Embassy in Canberra.  The GAP turned 10 in December 2016, and it was lovely to receive such a great gift that will be used for years to come!

 

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