Premier’s Spelling Bee

This term in Week 3 on Wednesday 2nd August, students from Years 3 to 6 are invited to take part in the annual Premier’s Spelling Bee Competition. This is a fun event that encourages students to engage with spelling and promotes improved literacy.

Parents and caregivers, we would love for you to come along and support your children on the day. Competitions are organised into two divisions and will run at the following times:
Stage 3 (Years 5 and 6): Upper Hall, 11:40 am Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4): Upper Hall, 9:20 am

The winners and runners-up from each Stage will be presented with a certificate at our weekly assembly the following week, and then move onto the regional finals in September. Word lists are available on the Arts Unit website by using the link Premier’s Spelling Bee and the password riddle. Junior words begin at Level1 and go to Level 5. Senior words begin at Level 2 and go to Level 7.

Education Week Celebrations

We are celebrating Education Week on Thursday 3rd August, 2017.

Grandparents, parents and friends are invited to join us for this special occasion, beginning at 9.30am with an assembly under our COLA. We will be highlighting some of the fantastic creative and performing arts programs taking place in our school, with a showcase of performances from our school band, aerobics team, choir groups, public speakers and dance group.

After our performances, you are invited to join your children for a shared BYO picnic lunch and visit our student Art Gallery set up in the lower hall. A gold coin donation would be greatly appreciated to help support our creative and performing arts programs.

We look forward to celebrating and sharing this wonderful day with you.

Welcome back for Term 3!

Welcome back to a stem-tastic term 3! Today the OC had a special visit from Canadian principal Mr Hume and Mr Graeme Eather, CEP College Principal. They were most impressed by our wonderful school and super OC students. We enjoyed having them join us during our STEM Challenge this morning where students worked in teams to design a geodesic dome, create a water slide and build a spaghetti skyscraper. With our Science & Engineering challenge day and National Science Week coming up later this term, it was a great opportunity for students to develop their skills. A great start to the term!

Art Masterpieces

This term in Art Cave with Jane and Alex, Stage 3 students have created collages of famous artworks. The OC chose Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Roy Lichtenstein inspired pop art words. Each student used a 10x10cm piece of card to recreate a section of the artwork, creating our own unique interpretation in which all students contributed. We’re still putting on the finishing touches and our completed works will be on display at our Art Gallery event during Education Week (week 3) next term. As always, a tremendous thanks to Jane and Alex for giving so much time and effort to our students.

Hall of Fame morning tea

Congratulations to Chloe, Layla, Ember, Ellen and Eleanor on their Hall of Fame achievement this term. They enjoyed a delicious morning tea with Mr Selwood yesterday.

 

150 Word Challenge!

Well done to everyone who took part in the Touchdown school magazine 150 word challenge this month. Students created a beginning to an imaginative story using the opening sentence – The wind whipped through the trees as I climbed the path to the old, abandoned cathedral. They also had to use the following list of words: bloodthirsty, branches, crushed, island, legend, perfect, shadows, snails, wooden and work. Have a read of their creative efforts by clicking on the links below… 

Blood By Sam      Bloodthirsty Snails by Noah K    Dark Falls by Blade     Dead Legend by Liana    Death by the Bloodthirsty by Noah G     Snails by Duncan    Alive One Minute by Emma     Ghosts by Fin    Goodbye Child by Ember   Legend by Chelsea    Island of Legends by Chloe    Perfect Little Liars by Celeste   Perfect Shadows by Oscar    Should’ve Listened by Layla    Snow by Griffin   The Island by Dexter    The Wooden Curse By Amie    Waiting For You by Mika   Island of Death by Will

Hall of Fame – Responsibility

Congratulations to Layla, Ember, Chloe, Eleanor and Ellen who were inducted into our Hall of Fame for Responsibility yesterday. It was a wonderful assembly and great to see so many families join us. Well done to our choirs for their performances and thank you to the Yadagi Boys group who helped us continue our NAIDOC celebrations. 

 

NAIDOC Celebrations

Well done to all of our students for their excellent participation in our NAIDOC celebration activities today! We began the day with a smoking ceremony, performed by Awabakal Land Council elders, followed by singing and dancing performances from the Millibah students from HSPA. Students also enjoyed taking part in a variety of activities throughout the day, including traditional dance, languages, face painting and canvas art. Thank you to Miss Chapman for organising such a great day.