What a year 2013 has been! Below is a collection of photos (not previously uploaded to the blog) from different events throughout the year, plus a few fun ones too. Thanks to all the students and families for making this year so enjoyable. To all the students moving onto high school, we will miss you but remember you can always come back and visit. And to all our year 5s, have a safe and relaxing holiday ready for a terrific 2014!
One of the best things about the long summer holiday is having time to relax and lose yourself in a good book. The OC have put together a collection of their favourite books, series and authors to share for those looking for some inspiration these holidays. Happy reading!
- Ruby Redford
- Deltora Quest
- Harry Potter series
- Skullduggery Pleasant
- Tomorrow When the War Began
- The Book Thief
- The Messenger
- Once, Then, Now, After series
- City of bones series
- The Magical Detective Agencies
- Indian in the Cupboard
- The Hunger Games
Below is a link to the School A-Z website which has also recently
published a list of great books to ignite summer reading.
All the training and hard work the Tighes Hill Tigers put in over the past few weeks certainly paid off as we were the victorious team today with a decisive win! Excellent sportsmanship was displayed throughout the match and a great job by Ethan C who was today’s referee. Thank you to Islington for the great match!
Today the OC received a visit from our class mathematician Dr Jarad Martin.
Dr Jarad taught our students about solving Fermi problems, named after physicist Enrico Fermi. Fermi problems are all about estimation and involve making justified guesses about quantities that seem impossible to compute given limited information.
Dr Jarad also told students about the Drake Equation which is a probabilistic argument used to estimate the number of active, communicative extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy. Click on the link to watch a fun animation about how the Drake Equation works.