AWARDS & COMMENTS:
Here's some of our comments and awards
from over the 12 years we have been online. We are very proud of the Awards,
recognition and great comments, that our pages have received over that time.
We receive many lovely comments every day but have published only a few of
them. Of course these awards and comments are not the main reason for our
pages' existence - they are here to provide a showcase for our school and the great work our kids do. However, it's
nice to have our hard work recognised and know that our pages are helping people from all over the world!
Birds Queensland has been
considering ways of encouraging children to watch and learn
about birds. One of our members drew our attention to your
school’s project “Birds of Rochedale”, by Year 2W. We
wondered if the project was still running, and how it was
received by the children. Any information you can provide
would be most welcome. The web pages are excellent, and
represent a great deal of work from both children and
teachers. You do not have a picture of a Masked Lapwing
(Plover), though there is an excellent drawing and field
notes. I’ve attached one or ours, which we are happy for you
to use on your website. If we can be of any help in this or
other projects, please let us know.
Click here for the
Birds of Rochedale web site.
I work at an advertising agency in Richmond, Virginia, USA. I came
across your "Egg Words" page while attempting to write silly
Your page was quite helpful and gave me endless ideas. Thank you to all
I just wanted to comment on the following website:
Working in International Business I was looking for some information on sugar cane exporters and came across the work of your year 5 students.
I just wanted to say how impressed I was with the work done by the children and it is a credit to them, as well as the teachers at your school.
I was going to try and make special effort of one or two students, but after looking at all of the reports, they were all excellent and it would be wrong of me to try and select only one or two.
Well done again and all the best.
Head of International Business
Arab Bank Australia Limited
Dear Year 5s,
Congratulations on your wonderful website. I was a teacher for many years (too long ago to tell you) and I am about to go and teach English in China at a University in Shaoxing. I was looking for pictures of Australian animals to show to my students when I came across your website. What a thrill it gave me to see Australian students doing such fantastic research and presenting it so professionally. I hope to keep referring to your site.
Keep up the good work and congratulations to your teacher who must be inspirational.
Ms. Jo Lamont
Dear Class 5B
Hi your names are Emily and holly and we were just looking on your website to find out what type of snake we just caught was. Your Website is very useful. We have just found a taipan in our back yard. We were looking on Google to find out about it and your website was the most helpful. We were wondering why our dogs were barking so much and we looked out the window and there was a meter long snake trying to get in to the house. It was really scary and your website helped us know which snake it was.
We also loved the look of your website it was very attractive.
mily and Holly WJ
Dear Year 3 Students and Teachers,
Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback letter you sent me. The
letter looks great with the three red stars and the Australian flag.I
really enjoyed reading Olivia Balderston's retelling of Akimba. Well
done. It's very close to the version tell. My ending is a little
different. I usually don't have the rain falling until the broken stick
is placed on the fire and the smoke goes up to the clouds but I like
your ending as well.I have put a copy of your letter on my blog for
everyone to read. I've also put the great illustration there as well.
Thank you, Daryll Bellingham
To year 5, its good work for your age I've
found out a lot on your website we're having Australian week at
Ludlow junior .
from Leah, age 7
I think this is a delightful web-site. i have just
sent a link
to an American artist friend [
] She has painted birds before and i think she will
the terrific website drawings very much. She just
visited Queensland and asked me about butcherbirds.
Anyway, keep up the good work
& keep loving those fine birds!
GOOD MAIL with Michelle Collins, Sunday Mail.
WHO says today's kids are little monsters? Elderly couple cringed when a
coach load of primary boys and girls poured into South Bank Cinemas on
Monday morning to see Al Gore's controversial environmental film, An
Inconvenient Truth. The oldies expected 90 minutes of hair-pulling,
Jaffa-throwing, cheeky remarks and general mayhem but the kids sat
through the entire film without a whisper. Top marks,
Dear Year 5
Students, We want to thank you very much because we learned a lot
about the animals of Australia from your excellent website! We
especially learned about the Platypus and the Koala about which We
knew little. The Platypus to us is the strangest looking animal on
Earth! Australia certainly has a great variety of interesting and
unusual animals! Do you think some of them developed so specially
because of the relative geographic isolation of Australia from other
large land masses? Think about that!
We would love to see you do similar
research and a web site about the insects of Australia. We think
Australia has a fantastic variety of insects! To us the Black
Funnel Web spider is much scarier than tarantulas, which actually
live in our back yard here in the California Desert. we have
handled many tarantulas and as long as you don't squeeze them or
move suddenly they are very peaceful and we have never been bitten.
Also, if you drop a tarantula they will almost surely die because
they are very soft-bodied. Their fangs are their only protection.
Thank you all for your excellent
research, photographs, and web site about the animals of Australia.
You did an outstanding job!
We would also like to extend our
condolences for the recent loss of
Mr. Steve Irwin, "The Crocodile Man" as
we all knew him. We watched him on our television's here in
California, as did the rest of the world. He was like a friend we
welcomed in to our homes almost daily! We feel very sad for his
wife Teri and his children Bindi and Bob. We will all miss The
Crocodile Man very much.
Thank you again and We know your Summer
is coming so have a wonderful Summer! Our Summer here is almost
over as our seasons are opposite yours. When we have Summer you
Well, be good children and keep up the
great science projects, we all like viewing and learning from them!
Warm Regards, Stephen and Mitzie Weiss
from Palm Desert, California USA (Find us on your maps!)
Congratulations to the Grade 5 students involved in their
project on Australian animals. The work shows extremely good
understanding and well developed I.C.T skills. Bravo!
Jan Taylor Assistant Principal Mooroopna Park P.S.
I wanted to compliment your students on this wonderful website! I teach
2nd grade in Ohio and I have used this website for the past couple of
years when we learn about Australia. My students have learned a lot and
enjoyed knowing that students created it!
Westerville, Ohio, USA
Hello Glenda Crew.
just want to tell you, that I find your
homepage and information of australien animals wery interesting. I
have a 19 year old son, who is wisiting australien rigth now. He have
been in your contry since 10. november, startet in Adelaide, an d now
he is visiting the country in the north og Brisbane. Ihave been
looking in Denamrk after some books illustrations the lift of the
animals in Australia, and your sites on internet have been a big help,
with all your informations.
Best regards from Denmark. Kate Krabbe
Thank you for your wonderful pictures and
information about Australian animals I found them very useful. I'm
teaching English in Korea and your pictures and information caused the
students to ask many questions about life in Australia. Thank you and keep
up the good efforts. Jan
Hi! I live in North America and am 12
years old. My dad and I are going to Australia for a vacation, and I
am trying to learn as much as I can about Australia and it's
wildlife. Thanks for helping me learn about Australian Wildlife!
Thanks again!!!!!! Tarak
I'm a writer—in fact I've just written a book
about pirates ("Pirates of Pensacola") which will be published in the US
in April. This site is a fantastic resource. That it's done by such
relatively young it all the more incredible!
HI work for the Phoenix Public Library
and just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful web site! We have
many people who e-mail us, or come in looking to identify spiders
and every time, without fail, I have found the spider on your web
site. Thanks so much for the clear and concise information and
Hi Glen, Good to talk to you on the
phone. We came across your website whilst completing a documentary
about spiders for The Discovery Channel Europe. We would like to be able
to show the photos sent in to you by Tracy from Georgia and Dale Losher.
The photos would form part of a sequence recently filmed in the USA about
Brown Recluse spiders. If you find any contact details for Tracy or Dale
we’d be very grateful if you could pass them on to us. Congratulations on
a great website!
North One TV / Discovery Europe
Tel: ++ 44 20 7502 6000
Hi, My name is Rebecca French.
I home educate my three children in Tasmania. We found your site
excellent. We can appreciate all the work which has gone into it and there
was an excellent amount of information. You all must have researched your
animals very well. And the quality of the content is of a high level. I
was very impressed and came away well informed. We will be using your site
as a resource for our home education programme.
Dear Glen Crew,
Thank you for helping us prepare for the opening of Masters of the Web,
the new spider exhibit at Woodland Park Zoo. It's not easy to photograph
wildlife so small, quick, rare, or reclusive. Such skill requires
patience, knowledge, keen observation, and time: all of which you provided
free of charge. Please know that the strength of your work has increased
the visibility of spiders, their diversity, beauty and ecological roles.
We feel this is a major
step in changing fear into curiosity - and ultimately, conservation.
Woodland Park Zoo is a conservation and education institution
demonstrating the value, beauty and interdependence of all living things.
Dear Glenda and Grade 5 teachers ...and students,
I thought you're projects were amazing!!! So well researched and compiled.
As a Grade 5 teacher I'm curious to know how you approached this project
and accomplished it. I'd love to have my students learn to make a web page
project but have no idea where or how to start. Would appreciate any
helpful tips tremendously. Have a wonderful year. You're work is
I am a Latchkey teacher in the United States. Our before and after school
program is currently studying the animals and life in Australia. I was not
sure just what information I would be able to find to help the children
(ages 5-12) better understand the animals in that part of the world. While
at the computer, I happened to run across your site....WOW ! ! What a
great help it was! I will be able to go to work Monday and have all kinds
of neat pictures and information about the animals that can be found in
Thank you very much,
Ms. Carol in Ohio
You are to be congratulated on an outstanding Australian Animals website.
Didn't anyone want to write about the kangaroo? At the moment I am
teaching English (at elementary level) to a group of Korean students who
are visiting Australia and who want to learn as much as they can about
Australia. You website is a fabulous resource.
Once again, congratulations!
P.S. In which state is Rochdale State School ?
Great Job. We have learned a lot about Australian animals from you. We
live in North America. My daughter is in Kindergarden, and is working on a
project for school. thanks for all of your hard work. Alene and Katelyn
I am contacting you to invite you to list your site rochedalss.qld.edu.au/olympics/pastheroes.htm
into our regional directory D-I-S-C-O-V-E-R.COM, under "Australia"
section. Our goal is to create a relevant regional directory for
Australia. We have prepared a simple submission page and your link will be
up in maximum 24 hours.
Your site, Christmas Around the World - http://www.rochedalss.qld.edu.au/xmas/clipart.htm,
has been selected
as a 4-Star Rated Site by chiff.com. If you would like to review the
listing, it can be found
The chiff.com directory links only to sites that offer a combination of
excellent design, information and resources. We do not include any sites
that carry pop-ups. Your selection as a 4-Star Rated Site means that your
site is one of the best on the Internet. We thank you for the work that
goes into designing and maintaining a site that offers a wealth of
information to the Internet community.
If you would like to find out more about this award or obtain a graphic to
display on your site please
http://www.chiff.com/recognition.htm. Once again, thank you for
providing a resource of the highest caliber and...
Your Guide to the Best Sites
I am a sugarcane farmer from a place called Ayr in North Queensland and
stumbled across the page "Sugar Cane by Dean" by accident while doing
research. I read it through and was looking for a date on the page when I
realised it was a school project. Dean should be proud of himself for
putting together such a professional, concise and interesting piece of
work. He seems to have a good knowledge of his subject and the project is
better than any similar article I've seen on any of our industry sites.
I realise that Dean's efforts reflect the talent of his teacher and I'm
going to go off and read all the other projects now.
Keep up the excellent work.
Con J Christofides
Pretty impressive Yr 5 work guys. Your Australian Primary Industries
Projects are great but there is no reference as to where the information
was collected or when.
I'm a teacher trying to work out who my Yr 3 students can contact (by
mail) to find out how products are made/processed. Source references would
have been helpful for me so I could advise my children where to write to
to get information and possibly samples from the manufacturer.
Anyway, well done.
regards, Mrs V Schmiedte
To the Children
What a wonderful job that your class did on your animal projects! Your
photographs are excellent and very life like. Keep up the good work.
Dear Glenda Crew,
The Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois, U. S., is listing your
spider activity sheet as a resource on our public education
Collection Link website.
Thank you for your help in this matter.
Collection Link project
Illinois State Museum, RC&C
1011 East Ash
Springfield, IL U. S. 62703
Thanks for a really useful site. I am planning a Pirate Week for my year 1
class in Derbyshire UK and will enjoy sharing some of your limericks with
them.Definitely the best pirate site with so many great links too.
In the course of promoting our new
book (Caribbean Capers (ISBN 0964340720) we are doing speaking engagements
at Barnes and Noble, libraries, schools etc. I was looking for some more
material when I came upon your site. It is truly a treasury of pirate info
(pirate's treasure, what else!).I think your kids would like our book, so
I've included a description, a picture, and a website (mine is certainly
not as good as yours!)
It might also interest them that it was written by a grandmother/grandson
(age 16) writing team.
Caribbean Capers is also a book about piracy...BUT!.. the modern kind. In
our case, the pirates are a group of teens, our first-page character (Sam)
gets mixed up with them because he needs friends. Before long they have
involved Sam in their plans to steal dinghies. (Fagan-style). Take a look
at our web page:
Joan and Marco Santomenna
Wonderful, magical, creative work.
Keep it up!
I should also say that you are a credit to the Public Education System!
WOW! What an amazing website. I am a
grade two teacher in Alberta, Canada and we study Australia every year.
Part of our study includes the animals. This is an amazing internet
resource for us to use. Thank
you so much for your hard work!
Gr. 2 Teacher
River Valley School
Sundre, Alberta, Canada
of the students involved in the production of these pages should be very
proud of their work. I am a teacher in Pennsylvania in the United States.
I am directing a summer reading camp with Australia as my theme. I began
searching the internet to gather information for my teachers to use. I
spent alot of time finding very little on one site that I could share with
them. When I found your site, I was ecstatic. You presented so much
information that we can pass along to the students. Thank you very much.
Mrs. Kathy Kelly
46 North Mills Rd.
Mercer, Pa. 16137
Hi R'dale children
I work at Uplands Primary school in England and Next week we are having aa
Aussie theme week with our year 5's. Whilst searching for info I found
your site and will definitely add it to the list for my class to use. Your
is clear and your pictures fabulous, well done.
Keep working hard
P.S. I will be in Aussie very shortly visiting family so hope to put some
of my new knowledge into uise.
HI there Grade Threes,
I am a teacher, currently teaching Grad Two in an International school in
Qingdao, China. My Grade Two';s are currently doing a project on
Rainforests. While I was researching information for this, I stumbled
across your site.
Congratulations! It is a fantastic site! As I am originally from Brisbane,
you can imagine how proud I am to see such an excellent site coming from
my home town! I'm going to show my students your site tomorrow.
Thank you for your great efforts!
Excellent projects children. I have
been using them to show my Learning Support children how to write reports.
Thanks and congratulations on such great information.
Support Teacher- Learning Difficulties
I think that your web stie is very
very good it has a lot of information and I hope it goes far.
My name is louise hill and I am from a school called St Ivo in St Ives
Cambridgeshirs in england and I hope you read this and make some more
wedsites in the future!!!
I enjoyed visiting your website. I
loved the pictures of the animals and the brief descriptions below each
picture. My students will enjoy visiting your website and examining your
pictures. Good Job!!
2nd grade teacher
Kennesaw, Georgia USA
excellent for homeschooling,welldone
,we use it for referral all the time
Hello, my name is Thomas Bostock. I am
9 years old and I am in Year 4 at Applecroft School which is in Welwyn
Garden City, Hertfordshire, England. I am busy doing a project about
Australia. My teacher Mrs. Williams has asked me to find out some
information about Australia. I have found your website very useful. I
would love to hear from some Australian children about life in Australia
to see if it is similar to my life in England. Last year I had a teacher
from australia called mr Haberfield.
Thank you for a brilliant web site.
I have lived in Northern Ireland since i was 8. and in Australia before that. I want to go back but can't and
your website cheered me up loads. Thank
Thank you for the excellent
work. My son and I are researching the primary industries of Australia.
Your site was a big help.
Hartsville, South Carolina
Hi my name is Joanna i would just like
to say that i think that this site is excellent and has provided me
with a great head start for my cotton project. I hope you keep up
the good work because your
site is truly the best!
We really liked your animal websight.
How are all of you anyway? We are First Graders in the state of Ohio in
the USA. We just read the story about Night Animals and then we went to
this Websight and saw your
work. We are interested in the animals of Austrailia. We do not have those
animals here in Ohio. Our state bird is the Cardinal. Our Coountry's bird
is the American Bald Eagle.
thanks for your good work.
Your Friends in Ohio,
Wyatt, Lindsey, Cody , Hunter, Abriana and Emily and teacher, Mrs. Wentzel
Write Back if you have time.
I'm 13 and was doing a project on Australian Animals. I thought it was
aesome. No other site gave me just what i needed. I've been way swamped
and had no need for being on the internet for hours tonight. Thank You to
the billionth power.
A very apreciative person
We really liked your web page!! We are
studying nocturnal animals in our class. We are in first grade at Cobden
Elementary School, in Cobden, Illinois, USA. Our town has a name sake in
Australia. Some of our
community has visited Cobden, Australia. They say you have a beautiful
country. Write us!! Mrs. Braden's First Grade
Hey, I looked at all your work and all
your pictures! There are grate! If I had to choose out of every web site
in the world! It would have to be yours! I love animals and in fact if its
ok could you let me use your Kookaburra picture as my desktop
background??? Its lovely! Im only 13 and im doing a project on Australia.
Hey this web site is rated 100% out of 100% :D Thanks for the website
after all I run my own and I know how hard it is to do! :) Reply if you
want but you don't have to! :D Thanks!
Hi, mu name is Melissa. I attend
Emmanuel College, Gold Coast, Queensland. I think your internet site is so
good! I'm in year six. Right now I'm doing a contract on Australai and I
found all your information really helpful. Keep up the good work!!!!!
Hi, I have just visited your web site
and have read some of the students work about rainforests. Wow! I am so
impressed. I am getting ready to read a book called "Walking through the
jungle" to some Primary 2 students in Hong Kong where I am teaching
English. I hope they will be able to see some of your work.
Jenni Matthews, Wong Chuk Hang Catholic Primary School, Hong Kong.(I came
here one year ago from Maleny in south East Queensland. I will be here
teaching English, for one more year.
I am so impressed with your web site that shows student work.
I think your Australian Animals webpage is fantastic and I am going to use
it with my Year 1/2's at Boronia Heights. Keep up the great work.
It was a great pleasure to visit your
website!! I am using your information in a second grade class I am
visiting. We are studying about Mem Fox and we are studying about some of
the animals in her books. GREAT WRITING!!!!!
Deborah P. Aldridge
I have just looked over your wonderful website and am greatly impressed.
You did a nice job on your projects. I am a third grade teacher in
Portland, Oregon U.S.A. and would love to visit Australia soon.
--- Sandi Pollitt
I WORK WITH ADULTS WHO HAVE A
DISABILITY AND HAVE USED YOUR RESEARCHED INFO TO TEACH THEM ABOUT OUR
AUSTRALIAN NATIVE ANIMALS. THANK YOU AND KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.
George Gray Centre
While searching through the net for information on Australia Animal Life,
i came across your work (web page), let me share you, my views, It is
indeed a excellent work, information, images shared for or can be used for
any kids any where in the world. Like - my kid - girl RADHIKA age 12
-Grade 6 is doing a project on this subject, we found information of your
page very very helpful and as needed. Thank you, so much.
We are from Mumbai City, INDIA. My kid is studying in Grade 6, in one of
the prestigious school in western suburbs of mumbai city, JAMNABAI NARSEE
Spider site has been reviewed
and chosen to bear the 2003-2004 Golden Web Award.
Hi, I just ran across the spider
site you maintain and I had to write and tell you how much I loved it!!!
Being an avid "Spider Lover" I can appreciate all the work and fascinating
information it provides!!! GREAT JOB!!! I'll be back for more soon!!!
Warmest regards from the States,
((o)) Lee Ann Combs
My name is Kelly. I'm going to Australia on a People to People Student
Ambassador trip this July, and I am doing a project with some people in it
on Australian animals. Your site helped a lot!!! It's a great site. Good
27/1/03: hi my names alex(im a girl)and im 11 from canada.i
saw your grade 5 website and i thought it was really cool! please tell
them they did a great job! please reply back!
Hello Year 5 at Rochedale State School,
I just wanted to let you all know that I think the work of your social
studies project is brilliant. I was doing some research for work on Sugar
Cane and found Dean's project. Thanks Dean for the information on sugar
cane. I can see you have done lots of research for your project. I wanted
to tell you that I found it very easy to read and helpful to me in my
Thanks again, and keep up the good work!
Environment Protection Officer
Northern Regions, Grafton
NSW Environment Protection Authority
Ph: (02) 6640 2504
Fax: (02) 6642 7743
I would like to thank you for
your work done on Australia. My daughter had to do a report on the food,
economy, religion. and agriculture , as well as the crops grown there and
this web site was perfect thank you again you all did a superb job. Keep
up the great work.
Sincerely; a greatful mother
Dear Ms. Crew,
Spiders has been
selected to appear in a CD-ROM publication called the World Online Digest
(WOLD). The WOLD is published by Software 2010, a company based in
Carlsbad, California. Every four weeks, the CD-ROM is distributed to
approximately 12,000 subscribers in the United Kingdom and Australia. Many
of our subscribers do not have access to the Internet; with the CD-ROM,
they can browse the family-friendly Web sites featured on the WOLD. If you
grant us permission to display Spiders we will download the Web site from
the Internet. The Spiders Web site will will be mirrored on the CD-ROM.
The content will not be altered. Please let us know if we may feature
Spiders in the WOLD. We will not use the Web site without your permission.
Claire L. Davis
Software 2010, LLC.
2042 Corte del Nogal, Suite D
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 929-4777 ext. 1113
A subject to capture imagination to enable fun learning to take place, we
all know that fun learning is more productive learning but this was
enjoyable to browse also .Such hard work has taken place but WOW! great
maps! Fantastic poems I thought it was great! thank you for sharing with me. me.
o Glenda Crew,
We are very impressed by your web site. You often seem to have web sites
that are very informative ( as well as looking great).at).
Regards and congratulations
Grade 5/6 teacher
Clifton Spring PS
Great project. My name is Cormac
and our class is talking about Australian animals. My teacher Mrs. Semple
has asked us to bring in pictures and this site has been a great help. I
love the Tasmanian Devil best!
P5S Model Primary School ool
Thank You for a wonderful web
site about Australian Animals. My second grader has to choose an Australian
animal to report on and this site will definitely help him choose! Great
Hi Rochedale State School,
I am a student of Lowesdale Public School in NSW, on the NSW and Vic.
border. We had an assignment on Australian Animals and I found your web
site. IT is fantastic and had a lot of information that I could use. The
pictures are excellent. My little brother loved the page on the tassie devil
and the echidna. It was good to find the right information on one page.
My school has only 11 students and I am in Grade 6. There are only 2 of us
in Grade 6. Thank you once again and I hope you keep adding to the site for
hi my name is Danielle and I am
13 years old. I live in Melbourne, Victoria. I just wanted to thank Sarah. J
for helping me with my cotton assignment with her great web page!!!
THANKS and well done
I work at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery and came across your fabulous
website. I wonder if it would be permissible to use the adaptation of
Treasure Island by Rhys in our display about Pirates at the Museum.eum.
Obviously, I would credit you and Rhys for your work. Many thanks and
look forward to hearing from you.
Hoist the Jolly Roger!
Best wishes, Sara
3/09/02: Thanks for the info Sarah J it
was great. Can't believe your in year 5.
GREAT WORK!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks again.ain.
Bye , Sophie Thrower.
Keep up the good work!
Wildlife Education Services
Dear grade 5 children at
Rochedale State School,
I would like to congratulate you all on such a fantastic web page, full of
information on Australian wildlife. I am in the United States of America at
the moment, to do some work at a summer camp in New York. Children at this
camp do not know much about Australian animals, and they really enjoyed
looking at your page on the Internet. Thanks to all your hard work, many
American children got to see some of our unique Australian wildlife.ife.
Keep up the good work.
We enjoyed your work on the
Gaynor Newnes + Diane Rutter
Girls Friendly Society - Swinton, England
I have just spent a very happy and interesting hour reading about your
spider keeping, I am from the UK and just chanced upon the site whilst
looking for a picture of a 'Black Widow' I have learnt so much I didn't know
before, coming from England we get the misguided view that the 'Black Widow'
or the 'Red-Back' are very aggressive large spiders and kill you at will and
in an instant!!! so it was wonderful to read about children catching them at
the bus stop and taking them to school it definitely dispelled a few myths
for me, I don't often email sites but I had to congratulate you and the
children on the wonderful work! I hope to travel to Sydney next year and I
now know that the 'Funnel Web' is the chap to look out for!!! incidentally
we do have some large spiders in the UK but of course they are harmless and
not nearly as interesting as yours, thanks again :o) :o)
You have done an excellent job
and I will direct others to your site when my site dedicated to Captain Kidd
is completed. That should be mid-summer, 2002.
Congratulations on a well-researched and presented site. Sandra Fordyce
Dear Students - my son, Mitchell
aged 7 attends Wellington Point State School and is in Grade 3. He is very
interested in the solar system and I am sure he will get a lot of pleasure
from looking at your wonderful web site. Thank you very much for all the
hard work that you have put into making this site. I will let his teacher
know about this site as I think it is a great effort from your school.
Please let us know of any updates that you do.
Thank you - Natalie
Hi, I'm in Year 6 and studying
Venus. Your Class's project was great! it gave me heaps of info about Venus!
KEEP IT UP
Chris, South Australia, Year 6
Hello from the state of North
Carolina in the US! Just a quick note to say what a nice job the Year 5
students did on their "Australian Primary Industries" projects. I ran
across Sarah J's "Cotton" project, and used some of the information about
by-products in a project I am doing. I have bookmarked the site so I may
return when I need information about other industries. A big pat on the
back for Mrs. Crew et. al. for maintaining these pages on personal time.
My sister is a public high school math teacher here, and I know how much
regular work is required of such a job, much less this added endeavor. It
is very valuable work, especially for the students. I just received a
Masters degree, and don't think I could currently produce webpage projects
as nice as the "Australian Primary Industries" projects. These are very
valuable skills to have.
Keep up the good work!ork!
Hi My name is Lauren Keen and
this term at school we are doing a power point presentation on a certain
planet I am doing it on Pluto I would like to thank you you have
helped me get top marks on this project I would all so like to thank Sarah J
for giving the information with out you it would not have happened. So once
again I would like to thank you, Bye
P.S I'm in year 6
Greetings from Castlemaine.
We, from the Australian History Group of Castlemaine U3A (University of the
Third Age), found your pages when researching for a paper on
Australian Exports, and we found your pages very very helpful.
I was knocked out by your home page and all it contained! Well done to all
Congratulations on your web site. As a teacher of students with special
needs, it was wonderful to be able to access a web site that gave them an
historical background to wheat together with information on its currentrent
uses. Well done, Caitlin. It was also marvellous to let them extend their
knowledge of primary production with the other areas that you have
developed. I have passed your address to my colleagues. Best wishes for
Isobel Hillier, Teacher
Seven Hills West Primary School
Dear Year Five Students
I am the ACT Place Names Officer, that means I am responsible for the
researching and naming of streets in the nation's capital, Canberra. Our
streets are named by theme, each division has its own theme. I came across
your site because the division I am researching requires the streets to be
named after eminent Australian industrialists. Whilst I did not find anyone
after whom I could name a street on your site, I found it very interesting
and professional. You should be very proud of it. It will be of interest to
a great many people because it gives a snapshot of Australia's primary
industry in a succinct and colourful way.way.
Keep up the good work!
ACT Place Names Officericer
ACT Land Information Centre
Dear Year 5's
I have just viewed your webpages and as a primary school principal (retired)
and as an organiser of AgAware at our local Beaudesert Show, I think your
work is exceptional. Just brilliant! My husband is writing some curriculum
materials on Project Clubs in Schools and setting up Poultry Projects and
Vegetable Projects, and he is very impressed with the very high level of
expertise in Technology. You must have a great teacher.
Well done. Your site was magic to view!
Keep up the good work
Thank you for such a thorough
and entertaining web site. I am one of the millions who are afraid but
appreciative of these amazing creatures. Maybe with the information I have
received from your site I can learn to fear less, and appreciate more! Keep
up the great work!!!
Alexis from Nevada - U.S.A.
Very good website, the kids did
an excellent job! It was also very useful to me for some school work I was
doing regarding the Daddy Long Legs urban myth. Thanks! Also, I don't know
if you guys realize, but your website is in a published book nation wide
here by White Wolf Studios, called Ananansi.
Just thought you'd like to know, your
web page has been added to QueenslandWeb, the State Library of Queensland's
index to Queensland web sites. We have selected your page because it meets
our criteria for useful information relevant to Queensland. Now people who
go to the QueenslandWeb home page at
Welcome to QueenslandWeb!
Hello..This letter is for the
spider students. Great web page. A mass of great information. I am from
Pennsylvania, USA and have always had a fear of spiders. I have been
studying spiders for 3 years and have grown to be more fascinated with them
Thanks Renee G.
I really like your Easter site,
its got some really nice things to look at! thank you,
Hello Down There!
We are studying nocturnal animals and found your information very
informative. We are first graders in the United States.tes.
Mrs. Pam Sidoti
1st grade teachercher
Avery's Creek Elementary School
Thanks for your report on
peanuts. I was scanning the internet for a site where i could possibly buy
some seed to grow my own nuts...but stumbled upon your site, your work is
easy to read informative and valuable. thanks.....now i understand that my
climate is too cold to grow this nut (or should i say vegetable/legume).
I came across your site while searching for pictures of different grains. I
would like to congratulate you. Keep up the good work.ork.
What a fantastic resource! I will
share your site with my 2nd graders.
2nd grade teacher
Hi from bonnie Scotland. I am
researching pirates for working with 3-5 yr olds in nursery your web page
was really great lots of really good work well done !!!
Just a quickie was looking at your
pages and think its great as an interested parent of a busy school I will
be informing the principal of you and your pages congratulations you have
done wonderful work
Dave & Sue Wilde
4 November, 2001
- Hello Rochedale State School!
I am a teacher in training at University of Western Sydney. I am teaching a
year 2 class for my practicum teaching and am doing a unit of work on
Australian Animals. I came to your website and am absolutely astonished at
how well it has been put together. I will be using your website for a
few of my lessons. Thank you for putting together such an excellent
resource! I will recommend this website to my fellow practicing
teachers. Keep up the great work!
October, 2001 -
Lovely site and I have no hesitations in sending you one of my awards. It
can be linked back to
http://www.thekoala.com and your site has been added to my list
of winners. Once again congratulations on a site well done. Liz Hunter
4 September, 2001:
"The Rochedale state
school's Home Page would have to be one of the best school web sites
that I have ever come across, it is truly a credit to all teachers and
students involved. Well done and keep up the good work.
P.S. You site helped me with some research I was doing on the Sydney 2000
games, thank you for your assistance."
31 October, 2001:
-We have been looking at
your projects and we think they are all really great. We are studying the
bilby at the moment and we found your information very helpful.
26 August , 2001:
"I teach at-risk high school
students who don't care much for reading and writing, but this site of
yours has been an inspiration.
Hats off to you, mateys!"
6 August, 2001:
"I am an Australian (from
Brighton, Q) who now lives and teaches in the United States of America. I
am currently planning a week of lessons on Australian Animals. I found
your web page to be very useful - thank you. Congratulations, you all did
a great job!!!
Thank you again
23 June, 2001 - "Wonderful site...I will
encourage future students to follow this lead... Thanks for being creative
and informative : )"
23 June, 2001 - "I am so impressed with your
work that I have to write to you and congratulate you. I am a school
teacher teaching English as a second language here in Denmark and would
very much like to use your homepage for my 5th grade when we learn about
the animals of Australia. Best wishes,
16 June, 2001 - We have had another of our
spider pages selected by SciLinks: "Our teachers selected the following
web page(s), and identified the following web masters and/or authors as
responsible for this page or page:"
12 June, 2001 - Dear Rochedale State School
We just wanted to thank you for your web site. Whilst checking our recipe
to do cooking this morning we were trying to work out where all the
ingredients came from. We couldn't decide where sugar came from and
decided to find out on the internet. We searched and found your primary
industry pages that told us all we needed to know.
Just thought you would like to know that you have been a big help in our
From Kalamunda Pre-Primary
8 June, 2001 - "Hi!,
I have just visited your project pages and would like to congratulate you
on such a wonderful concept. I was extremely impressed with the amount of
work involved in the collection of the information and the effort to
present it in an effective format.
7 June, 2001 - "Hi just couldn't resist
sending you an e-mail to tell you how impressed I am with your web site -
WOW! Congratulations on putting together such an excellent site!
3 May, 2001:
"To whom it may concern,
I am a first year student studying a Bachelor of Education at Griffith
University, GC Campus, and for one of our subjects (Learning Technology),
we had to choose a school website anywhere in the world to do a
After searching numerous school web pages across the world, I ended up
choosing your school's website, for it depicted a high level of
creativity, was aesthetically pleasing and very detailed, and the
utilisation of hypertext was very impressive.
The Year 3 Travel Buddy pages were very interesting and a great part of
the curriculum, and it was nice to see Kirsty's creativity in the Yr 7's
Just thought I'd send a quick line to show appreciation towards having the
opportunity to witness your school's homepage and website, and to
congratulate the high level of student work, and achievements portrayed by
students featured in this site.
27 April, 2001:
"I am the librarian at Tiospa
Zina Tribal School a K-12 school operated by the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux
Indain Tribe here in South Dakota. Every school day I select a web site to
be Mr. Kitchin's Web Site of the Day. I call our teachers and students
attention to the web site by featuring it in our daily school bulletin.
Today I selected your
spider page as the web site of
the day. I think it is wonderful and your students should be congratulated
for a job well done!"
25 April, 2001:
I was searching the Net for some information on wheat and from all of the
sources I checked, I found Caitlin's project to be the best source of the
basic facts. I was also looking for information on other primary
and found most of them on your site. I read all of the other projects
you've posted online and now have all the answers I was after.
Congratulations Dean, Sarah J, Geoffrey, Nash, Prue, Alyce, Katherine, and
Daniel C, N, and T!
I'm just about to begin a new job as a tour guide taking American students
around Australia. I need to know all sorts of facts about everything. I'm
sure they'll appreciate the information you've come up with about primary
has been selected
as a featured site in
Lightspan's StudyWeb® as one of the best educational resources
on the Web by our researchers. You will be able to view it in our
Science:Life Sciences:Animals & Pets:Wildlife:Reptiles & Amphibians:Snakes
section very soon.
Thanks -- and again, congratulations!"
"You are receiving this letter because one of your web pages was
selected by our team of teachers who reviewed it using a stringent set of
criteria that ensure selected materials have accurate content and
effective pedagogy. You can review the criteria they used by visiting
17 October, 2000 :
"Wonderful Job !!!! I own a
children's list that's put out on Fridays.... it gets GREAT reviews...
Your spider report is my pick of the week for this week ! Your kids did a
wonderful job and 900 other kids will see it Friday... I hope some write !
Keep up the good work....you can visit my kidz list website at thekidzkingdom.com Maybe some will want to sign
up... If you or any of the kids want an issue of Friday's list, let me
know and I will send it.
13 September, 2000 - "With your permission, we
would like to include pages from your websites in our 'Olympics' section.
The site is a fantastic resource for children. It has obviously been
designed by someone who has experience of teaching children as the
graphics, the navigation and the way in which the information is presented
is first class. It would be a valuable resource for any primary classroom.
Our experience shows that inclusion of websites in Espresso for Schools
provides valuable free advertising for websites. "
1 September, 2000 -
"The National Library of Australia aims to build a comprehensive
collection of Australian publications to ensure that Australians have
access to their documentary heritage now and in the future. The Library
has traditionally collected items in print, but it is also committed to
preserving electronic publications of lasting cultural value.
Since 1996, we have been assessing online publications and identifying
those that we consider have national significance. We have set up an
electronic facility called the PANDORA (Preserving and Accessing Networked
Documentary Resources of Australia) Archive, which enables the archiving
and provision of long term access to online Australian publications.
Additional information about PANDORA can be found on the Library's server
We would like to include Australia : the games & the new millennium web
site in the Olympic Collection of the PANDORA Archive. The Olympic
Collection can be located at:
23 August, 2000:
"Just thought you'd like to know, your web page
http://www.rochedalss.qld.edu.au/olympics/ has been added to
QueenslandWeb, the State Library of Queensland's index to Queensland web
We have selected your page because it meets our criteria for useful
information relevant to Queensland."
QueenslandWeb's home page is at
Cool School Award
"We are pleased to feature your school as 'Our Cool School' beginning
14th, 2000. You have created a great school site, that will interest
students. You can find your school featured at
"The site is one of the largest and most comprehensive school sites in
Australia. Check out the Games, students work, and the incredible array of
Project pages. Be sure to check out the fantastic Olympic section. You
will find everything about the Games and everything you wanted to know
about Australia as well.
A site of interest for all teachers and students!"
26 July, 2000:
Olympic Pages were entered in a competition for Primary and
Secondary schools to create an Olympic Games site held by the Sydney
Morning Herald. Our site received a highly commended and will be displayed
Sydney Morning Herald
site. Great stuff!!!
Ranger Stacey and her team came to school on Friday, 9 June, 2000 to film
Year 5G hard at work on their spider tasks. The Channel 10 team were there
for half a day to film a 4 minute segment for "Totally Wild," a wildlife
show on at 4pm weekdays. We are looking forward to seeing ourselves on
"Hello - This is www.webpagerater.com telling you, " You Have a Award! ".
That's right your site has be awarded! Why has it been awarded?
Because www.webpagerater.com found it and rated it out of thousands of
other web pages. Your site is one of the best for the category
chosen. To learn more about WebPageRater or you just wanna see your site
and what rating it got, follow these instructions to get to your
1. Go to
2. Click on Holiday
3. You'll find your site listed 2nd"
Thanks Web Page Rater.
Here's part of another article from Skewl Sites April 2000 Newsletter -
"CHECK OUT THIS TOP NOTCH WEB SITE FROM 'DOWN UNDER'"
Here's a school web page from 'down under', Rochedale State School is
located on Brisbane, Australia and their school web site is top notch. The
site features the usual school information and useful links. Beyond that
the site is anything but usual.............Well worth a visit!"
Skewl Sites - The Best of
Educational Web Sites - You can subscribe to Skewl Sites and have
their great newsletter emailed to you each month!!
Here's an article from Skewl Sites March 2000 Newsletter -
"Ahoy, mates! We've been trying to snag a truly dastardly site on pirates,
and we think we've found just the one. Pirates is a theme page
produced by Year 5 students at Rochedale State School in Brisbane,
Australia. It's sure to spark your students' imagination and ignite a
lively research or creative writing project. Six main topics make up this
innovative site. You can click on a picture of a skull to find out the
difference between a buccaneer and a privateer, and the definition of
piracy. You'll meet some famous (or infamous) pirates, such as the
notorious Blackbeard, and some lesser known pirates like Anne Bonny (yes,
a woman!). You can read the students' summary of the famous pirate story
"Treasure Island" or enjoy stories and poems on pirates by the Year 5
students. You could use these stories to spark ideas for student writing
in your own classroom. And yes, there are questions, where your students
can test their knowledge of pirates.
One of the unique aspects of this student
created site is the excellent ideas for a pirate theme in the classroom. You
can click on pictures of Pirate Dress Up day and see the kids in their
pirate costumes. They also share some great `Wanted' posters. See
photos of kids taken at a pirate picnic lunch-eon. Take a look at pirate
treasure maps and see how they made the maps look old. The online Pirate
Treasure Hunt that the students created shows a lot of time and effort. Your
students will enjoy the hunt and can even earn a certificate. There are
plenty of links to more Pirate sites, but we think there's more than enough
right here to have a go at your own pirate theme. Now `shiverme timbers' and
bookmark this site!"
Skewl Sites - The Best of Educational Web Sites
"The Sunraysia Institute of TAFE has
been contracted by the Office of Post-Compulsory Education, Training and
Employment to produce vbb338-Geology, which is part of the Diploma in
Natural Resource Management, in an online format. We are endeavoring to
make the course as interesting and interactive as possible so that the
students will retain interest in the subject matter. To do this, we would
like to include various links to other sites which are
relevant to the area of study. We have found that your site,
is a quality site and therefore we would like permission to link to it
within our site.
The final product will be Crown Copyright, with the course being available
to students across Australia through TAFE Virtual Campus.
Look forward to hearing from you,
Nadine Harley, Administrative Assistant
Online Development Project, Sunraysia Institute of TAFE"
- "Hi! I’m the contributing editor of a new history column, Pirates and
Privateers, at Suite101.com.
is one of my recommended sites, and I provide a link to your site.
link for the Suite101
"Dear Students, I would like to tell
you how fantastic your website is. I am a technology teacher at Gainfield
in Southbury, Connecticut, USA and a group of second grade students came
into the computer lab to do
research on Australian animals. Your website was perfect for them. They
could read what you had written and they were fascinated with the
pictures. Keep up the good work. Your site provided a lot of good
information to our students.
"Dear Teachers and students: This is
just a small thank you to each and everyone of you for making our Pirate
Theme a great success. We are children ages 5,6 and 7 in a Scouting
Program called Beavers here in Canada. When our leader decided to run a
theme of Pirates he was able to go to your site for help in finding lots
of great games and things to do for the entire month of Feb. and this made
our meetings for the month enjoyable and lots of fun. Thank you so much
from all of us at the 7th Oshawa Beaver Colony.
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada."
"Hi there. I am writing from
Colorado USA and happened upon your site as part of company search on
Pirates for a company fun day. The site is outstanding and so much fun to
use. Congratulations on a great job. I will send the site to some others
in the office for them to read and play the treasure hunt game. My staff
will be surprised when they see you are from Australia. I am an
Australian who now works in Colorado on assignment from our Australian
office. Keep up the great work
Call Centre Support Manager
Central Support Services
303 661 7859 Phone, 303 661 4772 Fax, 720 635 4481 Mobile
Information made Powerful"
We received this for our "Pirates" page
Congratulations - "You Are Now A Jukebox's Kool Top 2% Web Page Award
Winner And Now May Place This Award On Your Web Page"
Britannica.com is contacting you because our editors have selected your
site as one of the best on the Internet when reviewed for quality,
accuracy of content, presentation and usability. We know quality is always
difficult to accomplish and maintain. Congratulations on being a selected
member of the Britannica Internet Guide. We look forward to our growing
association in the future.
The Staff at Britannica.com"
"Our team of
KidsNook.com "surfers" has chosen your Web site to be a
recipient of the KidsNook.com Award. The Kidsnook.com Award is given to a
site that includes the following characteristics:
- well designed
- bright, clear pages
- good use of graphics (still or animated)
- easily navigated
- includes kids-oriented content
- clean, entertaining, and informative
- educationally relevant
- relevant Links
- regularly updated with fresh content"
"Hello from Texas!
Congratulations on a wonderful page. Please tell all of the faculty and
students that contributed to it that is is a fantastic site!
Will Horner, Dell Computers"
- "Wow....you're page is so extensive. It even has past pupils...that's a
great idea!! Well, congratulations on having a great site!!
From everyone at the
20/1/00 - "Congratulations are in
order because your site has been selected by Virginia Marin, the
Contributing Editor of Folklore as a Recommended
Site in Suite101.com's Best-of-Web Directory. As part of one of the
most comprehensive directories on the Internet today, your site is now one
of over 25,000 hand-picked and selected links on over 800 topics in
our Best-of-Web Directory."
- "We are pleased to inform you that your web site, "Rochedale State
School" has been chosen by our
KidsNook.com surfers to appear in our index. "
14/1/2000 - "Skewl Sites is a monthly
newsletter which highlights educational Web sites on the Internet. Our
research involves examining hundreds of sites each month in order to find
quality sites to present in our newsletter. Only those sites that have
educational quality, along with a pleasing appearance, and friendly user
interface are chosen for publication. Our readers consist of teachers and
homeschoolers. While we are situated in British Columbia, we have issued
newsletters to the United States and as far away as Australia and India.
We are pleased to inform you that your site,
has been chosen for review in an upcoming issue of Skewl Sites. The Skewl
Sites Online website, (www.beacom.com/skewl)
includes a database of all of the quality education sites that have been
highlighted in Skewl Sites newsletters. These sites have been categorized by
subject area and grade level. Your site will be added to the database of
sites on the month that your site appears in the newsletter. We have
classified your site as an Online School.
Along with the review of your school
(Rochedale), we would also like to review your web site entitled 'Pirates'.
We have categorized the site as Primary and Intermediate General Language
Thanks, Skewl Sites we are proud to be
|1/12/99 - "The work the
children have created on Australian Animals
is a fantastic resource. This will be referred to at a presentation
that I am running at Wollongong Uni."
Berkeley Public School
27/9/99 - This email arrived from the Disney Channel. We're really thrilled!!
My name is Michael Strano, I'm the Executive Producer of the Disney Channel in Australia. All of us here love your website so much we are going to feature it on one
of our shows, Studio D. Good luck to you all, your website is truly Magic. GOOD JOB!
15/9/99 - "Your web site, Pirates, has been selected as the
WorldVillage Family Site of the Day for September 15th, 1999! The editors at WorldVillage in honor and recognition of the web's finest
family-friendly sites choose this award.
Selected by the Family PC family testers as a recommended site for families, WorldVillage receives over 250,000 visitors each month.
We hope that you will enjoy the traffic you receive from our site, as you certainly deserve it."
Here's the review: "One of the first stories that I read of Robert Louis Stevenson's was called Treasure Island. It was a great story
with adventures on the high seas, buried treasure and pirates. Today's FamSite is one that explores one of those subjects, the pirates.
Called Pirates, this site is an excellent resource for
anyone interested in the factual and fictional history of the rebels and
rogues of the high seas. Here you can learn about the history of the Jolly
Roger, the legend of Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, and Henry Morgan. A school in
Australia maintains this site, and there are pages from each grade relating
the studies they have made about pirates, as well as an exhaustive
collection of links to other pages.
This is a great site, especially since students maintain it. It is worth spending some time at since it is both educational and
informative. Enjoy your stop here today."
5/9/99 Our Banjo pages have been reviewd by Webivore!!!
"Webivore Knowledge Systems values your web site(s) and has included a short review, or Preview, of it in our collection of educational web pages (http://www.webivore.com and
These collections, Classroom Webivore and
College Webivore, are indices of web sites found and reviewed by our
Content Experts and editors to help students and educators find accurate
and useful information on the web."
22/7/99 - Hello there!
Sofcom are delighted to inform you that your web site - Rochedale State School - has been chosen as one of the very best sites in Australia, and we would like to
award you with a Sofcom 'Pick of the Net' award. Your site is featured in the current issue of the Sofcom Newsletter, sent out to over 25,000 Internet users
worldwide. You can view the Newsletter online here
In addition, your site will be featured as one of our upcoming 'Pick of the Day' sites on the Australian Internet Directories page
Congratulations! Your site (Pirates Homepage) has been rated "Great!" and awarded 3
stars in my 7/7/99 syndicated newspaper column "Surfing the Net with Kids" at
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
Dear Year 5A at
Rochedale State School,
I've just found your projects and really loved them. I work for a Research Centre about Legumes in Perth WA. We have a program for schools called "The Bean Files" and
you can find it at
http://www.clima.uwa.edu.au/beanfiles. We've used Caitlin's wheat project as background
information in one of our stories (Episode 19 - Have You Made the Grade) You'll find it on the net from Monday 21st June.
Bean Files Project Coordinator
|6 June, 1999 - "Extra Online", Brisbane Sunday Mail.
"Top marks - Designers could learn a thing or two from the Rochedale State School website.
Creator Glenda Crew earns a gold star for adding some fun and colour to the mandatory content on the numbers of students, the subjects taught and the facilities
offered. Hidden within the pages are six Australian animals. Clicking on each animal will reveal a secret word and a page or link to a page about that animal. When
you have found all six words, arrange them into a sentence and email the school and you will be sent, via the web, a certificate to print out and keep. Online's
homework for this week is to complete the Rochedale State School's Australian Animals Hunt at
Thanks Sunday Mail, what a great review!!!
1 June, 1999:
Just a note to let you know that Australia's Cultural Network (http://www.acn.net.au) has
recently posted the article "Henry Lawson: Australian writer" on our news screen to commemorate Henry Lawson's birthday on 17 June. The article, with a link to your
Henry Lawson Site, is located at: http://www.acn.net.au/articles/1999/05/lawson.htm Best regards
Interactive Multimedia Pty Ltd (http://www.impty.com.au)
Promoter for Australia's Cultural Network
29 May, 1999 - Congrats! You have won the award of excellence! You will be added to the
winners list ASAP.
9 May, 1999 - Our Spider Pages were selected as a Links2Go "Key
"Congratualtions - The page titled "Spider Homepage", at was
selected as a Links2Go "Key Resource" in the Spiders topic, at http://www.links2go.com/topic/Spiders."
|12 March, 1999:
has been chosen
for inclusion into the Netlinks Library for Science/Nature for Kids, at The Mining Co. library.
If you'd like to visit and check out your listing, it can be found at
Thank you for your quality site and for allowing us to include it in the Kid Science Library.
Sincerly, Gayle Olson
24 January, 1999:
"Spiders" - Our Spider Pages were featured on
CNN Headline News as their site of the day. To date our Spider pages have received over 150 000 hits on the main page and nearly 300 000 on the
Other Spiders" page.
31 December, 1998::
- "I am pleased to tell you that your website has been chosen for
inclusion in the BBC Education Web Guide. The Education Web Guide team were particularly impressed by the quality and educational content of your site and have placed
a short review of it in our searchable database which can be accessed by internet users everywhere.
This site is listed in the BBC Education Web Guide. The best learning resources on the Net are only
a click away!
Online Editorial Assistant,
BBC Education Web Guide,
British Broadcasting Corporation"
"We are very happy to inform you that your site is
a WINNER. Congratulations. We think your site is well designed and has excellent content."
"Thank you for the opportunity to look at your wonderful website. Our Germany
and USA Team Creations staff performed a complete web site evaluation consisting of loading speed, use of graphics, links, theme and overall layout. Your site scored
very well and we are pleased to present you our silver award. Thank you from the internet community for a job well done."
Team Creations Review Board
"Congratulations! You have been
chosen for the Web Creation's Award Winner. I have visited your web site and found it to be fantastic, very well designed. I really enjoyed visiting your site."
Web Creations Graphic Design Specialist & Web Page Creations.
"Congratulations!!......Your site definitely qualifies for the "Critical Mass Award". A
very nice site, excellent design, beautiful original graphics, great photos, and your content is informative, entertaining, presented well and easy to access. A
*worthy* enterprise and a positive contribution to the Web. Thanks for helping make the Web a more interesting, fun and attractive place to visit.
I really enjoyed my visit to your site and will return again when time permits :)" ... Bill Darling
Here's what the
Children's Commission of Queensland has to say about our pages. If you're looking for a great
site for kids check out their pages too!!!
"The Rochedale State School sets high standards in design and construction and is updated regularly. The site has won a number of Australian Internet Awards
including Best Primary Education Site for 1996 and 1997. The site has heaps to interest kids from information about the school and their achievements, school
project work by grade, information on Australian animals, photos, games and excellent graphics. You can even hear great background music - currently "Stop" by the
Spice Girls. Highly recommended."
23 July, 1998:
We are very proud that our Pirate Pages
have received a Links2Go Key Resource Award.
"Congratulations! Your page:
has been selected to receive a Links2Go Key Resource award in the Pirates topic. For each topic, Links2Go selects at most 50 of the most representative links. These
are the "Key Resources" for the topic. "
10 June, 1998:-
Our Solar System pages
have been selected as the
Astronomical Society of Tasmania's
Hotlink for the week. Thanks Astronomical Society of Tasmania.
18 May, 1998:
"The Learning Kingdom has
selected your site as a Cool Site of the Day - (Water Spiders). Each day The Learning Kingdom presents a new
Cool Fact, intended to be both educational and entertaining. Along with the Fact, we feature one or two companion Web sites. Your Web site was selected for its
value in further educating our readers, who number approximately 22,000 per day." Thanks Learning Kingdom, check out their great site!
30 April, 1998 - "Sunshine Online selects quality educational websites from around the world for the Sunshine Top Site Award. Congratulations -
your school website has won the Sunshine Top Site Award!" Thank you very much, Sunshine Online!!!
Our Pirate Pages have been awarded MAXIE'S A+ Award for
Educational Excellence on 25 March, 1998. What a great privilege!!!
Our School Pages were featured as site of the
month on the
Sunshine Online site for March, 1998. Sunshine Online is a great Australian site for teachers
and kids and we are honoured to be chosen.
We are also very pleased and proud that
Pirate Pages were featured on the
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Home User site during the week of 25 February, 1998. Our
Spider Pages were also featured during the week of 3 June, 1998.
On Saturday, 8 November, 1997, our
School Home Page was chosen as the the winner of the Qld IT&T Awards as the best School Home Page in South East Queensland for 1997.
Thanks also to the Courier Mail and Access One who were sponsors of this category. Congratulations
also to Tambo State School and Mossman High who were winners of their divisions.
On Monday, 10
November, 1997, our pages once again won the Primary Education Category in the
AFR/Telstra Internet Awards
for 1997. With 28 entrants in this year's Awards, it was indeed a great honour to win for the second year in a row. Many thanks to the Australian Financial Review,
Telstra, Cisco Systems and Apple Computers for their sponsorship of this year's Awards. Congratulations also to Marsden State High School for winning the Secondary
Education Category, just goes to show what us Queenslanders can do!!!!
We are very proud that our
Spider Pages were selected as site
of the week by Web Trips Network
under category: Insects (24/9/97).
They were also selected as part of the "WHOW", Web Helpers on Wheels Automated Directory. We also
received our 20 000th visitor to
the Spider Pages on 27 September, 1997 and our 30 000th in January, 1998.
|In 1996, Rochedale State School's Home Page was nominated for 2 awards -
The Courier Mail Schools' Home Page Competition and the inaugural AFR/Telstra Internet Awards.
We were extremely proud that our home page won the AFR/Telstra
Awards' category for Best Primary Education site and was also the
winner of the Best Overall Education site in 1996. Many thanks to all
the sponsors who made these awards possible.
Receiving the Australian
Internet Awards for 1996.
video of the 1996
We were also very proud to be judged joint winners of the Courier Mail Competition with Herberton State School