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I Colori (The Colours)


Foundation students have been learning the names of colours in Italian. The poem they learnt to help with remembering words is called ‘La Farfalla’ (The Butterfly). The colours in the poem are ‘rosso’ (red), ‘blu’ (blue), ‘verde’ (green) and ‘giallo’ (yellow). Ben fatto bambini! (Well done boys and girls!)

Ecco la farfalla, rossa, blu, verde e gialla

Vola di qua, vola di la` e mai si stanca!

Here is the butterfly, red, blue, green and yellow

It flys here, it flys there but it never gets tired!

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Il Cibo (The Food)


Year 1/2 students have been learning all about food this term. They have learnt an Italian song naming traditional Italian foods. They have been learning how to express likes and dislikes too. Buon lavoro, Year 1/2s! (Great work!).

Words to the song

Maccheroni, ravioli, pizza, pasta e ragu,`      (Maccheroni, ravioli, pizza, pasta and ragu`)

tramezzini e pannini, panna e tiramisu`,       (sandwiches and rolls, cream and tiramisu`)

e perche non tagliatelle, fettucine e spaghetti,   (and why not tagliatelle, fettucine and spahetti)

un risotto al formaggio, e bruschetta in omaggio!  ( a risotto with cheese and a complimentary                                                                                                                                                      bruschetta!)


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Grade 3/4 students in the official Italian school uniform


Grade 3/4 students learnt a little about the public school system in Italy. We discussed some similarities and differences between Australian and Italian primary schools. The biggest difference students highlighted was the school uniform called a ‘grembiule’ (school smock). It was great to see how interested the students were in learning about cultural differences.

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Grade 1/2 students in Italian uniforms.


Grade 1/2 students learnt about the Italian primary school uniform called ‘grembiule’. Students from Prep to Year 6 wear these as their school uniform.  They are predominantly worn by students who attend public school. The school ‘smock’ is gender neutral and sometimes comes in a different shade of blue.

The students loved dressing up as Italian school students.



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Grade 5/6 students get a taste of what it’s like to dress as an Italian student.


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Foundation A students singing in their Italian ‘grembiule’


Foundation students will be learning how to greet their peers and others in Italian and have started learning this through an Italian greeting song called ‘Ciao, Buongiorno’ (Hello, Good day). They also learnt a little about Italian culture and what children in Italy wear to school. The ‘grembiule’ is the traditional uniform worn by children in Primary School. They are worn over casual clothes and are worn by both girls and boys.

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Benvenuti a tutti! (Welcome to all!)


Welcome students and parents to the 2018 MPPS Italian Blog. The Italian blog will be a place of celebration, where I will showcase student work and photos of what the students have been learning about. I am looking forward to sharing this with the MPPS school community and am looking forward to reading your comments too.

Grazie mille e saluti (Many thanks and regards)


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Christmas wishes from Grade 5/6


Grade 5/6 have been learning about the Christmas festive season in Italy. Enjoy their song to you! Buon divertimento! (Enjoy!)

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Grade 3/4 singing about the weather.


The students enjoyed learning and singing about the weather. I hope you all do too! Buon Divertimento! (Enjoy!)


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Merry Christmas from Prep!

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