Wonder

Today, Stage 3 had a WONDERful day as they headed to Hoyts Cinema to view the film ‘Wonder‘, which is one of our Stage 3 novels. The movie was a beautiful dramatisation of the book. Afterwards, we headed to Centennial Park for lunch and a play in the sun.

5/6A, what was your favourite part of the film? Did it make you laugh, cry, both? Leave me a response below. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Thinkfest!

Today saw the culmination of our annual Thinkfest program! Students showcased their talents, creativity and problem-solving skills at our host school New Lambton South PS. It’s been a huge amount of work: making props, writing scripts, maintaining a visual diary, painting backdrops, having fun and making lots of mess! Our efforts were rewarded today with a win for our English team, Best Visual Diary, Highly Commended for Enthusiasm and Best Backdrop. Our History team received awards for Best Prop and Best Backdrop. Our Maths team received Best Skit Solution and Science also received Best Backdrop. Congratulations to Ember who was recognised as Best ‘Thinkfester’ for her outstanding effort, leadership and contribution to this year’s program. Well done everyone – a terrific result!

 

Build a Bridge!

This term in science we’ve been studying the unit The Structure and Function of Cities. Students have been exploring systems in the built environment and the environmental factors that influence their design. This week we learnt about bridges and students did a great job designing and building their own. Their bridges needed to be able to transport a matchbox car, be aesthetically pleasing and be able to hold at least 100 grams. Students presented and tested their bridges at our Stage 3 Bridge Off this afternoon. Have a look at their handiwork below…

Student Leaders 2018

Well done to all of our Year 5 students who took part in our leadership program over the past 2 weeks. Students learnt about and discussed the skills, qualities and values of being a leader; listened to a talk from our current school captains, Ember and Oscar about their experience as school leaders and also spoke with Mr Selwood about the roles and responsibilities of leadership. It was great to see so many amazing students put themselves forward and share their applications for a leadership position. After our session last week, all Year 5 students took part in a peer vote for their top 3 male and female leaders.

Congratulations to Joey, Hamish, Jules, Keita, Evie and Georgie! Next Thursday 30th November beginning at 9.20am, these students will present their captaincy speeches to K-5 ready for a whole school vote. Parents and family are very welcome to attend this event. We wish our 2018 leaders the very best and look forward to their leadership journey!

Hip-Hop Dexter!

Congratulations to Dexter, who competed in Sydney on the weekend in the Dance Brandz Championships for hip hop. His team placed 1st out of 8 teams and were named the 2nd overall highest scoring team in youth novice out of 45 teams! Well done, Dexter – an awesome achievement!

Colour Run!

Students in K-6 had fun in the sun at the 2017 Colour Run on Friday! Thankfully, the weather held out for us. Thank you to Mrs Elsley for organising this event and to everyone who helped out leading up to and on the day. Well done to all our students for their fundraising and running efforts. You could not find happier or more brightly coloured kids than ours!

Maths Olympiads!

Congratulations to all students in the OC for their outstanding effort and hard work during the APSMO Maths Olympiads and Maths Games programs these past 2 terms. These challenging programs require a high level of application and problem solving skills and students should be very proud of their fantastic results.

Maths Games
1st Place: Noah K, 2nd Place: Layla, Equal 3rd Place: Liana & Oscar, 5th Place: Raquel
Maths Olympiads
1st Place: Noah K, 2nd Place: Oscar, 3rd Place: Eleanor, 4th Place: Hamish, Equal 5th Place: Layla & Amie

A special mention to Liana for receiving this year’s Special Achievement/ Encouragement Award for her outstanding effort and commitment during the program, and to Noah K who received a Perfect Scorer medal for his amazing result (only 1% of the 31,388 participants achieved this!)

Flash Fiction

Thank you to all the families who joined us for our assembly last week. Students shared their Australian Flash Fiction challenges, where they had just 50 words to create a story about anything to do with Australia.

Click on the images below to have a read.