Today we celebrated our very first Hall of Fame assembly. Well done to the students from 2B and the OC who got into the spirit of this term’s core value -RESPECT – and performed a sassy and entertaining rendition of Aretha Franklin’s classic song.
Congratulations to Dan, who is the OC’s first Hall of Fame recipient for Respect. With many of our students working hard to achieve Mastery ribbons, I look forward to seeing many more students on the stage at our next Hall of Fame in Week 10.
Well done to all the students who took part in the Premier’s Spelling Bee today. It was a challenging competition with some very difficult words to be spelt. Congratulations to Adrian who was our winner, Jacob who came 2nd and Dan who placed 3rd. A terrific effort from all competitors.
A huge thank you to all the parents, sisters and brother who attended the Discover Uni day with the OC last Friday. What a fantastic opportunity for our students to explore all the wonderful things university has to offer. Thanks also to the terrific uni student guides for looking after us all day and for sharing their expertise and enthusiasm!
Below are some of the fun videos we watched in our music and psychology tutorials. Enjoy!
Just a reminder that our Premier’s Spelling Bee competition is being held tomorrow in our upper hall. Our Stage 3 competition begins at 9.30am and Stage 2 after recess at 12noon. All welcome to attend. Good luck to all our students taking part!
Don’t miss our first Hall of Fame assembly at 2pm, where we will also award our Spelling Bee winners!
Just a reminder that our OC excursion to the University of Newcastle is on this Friday! A note will be sent home tomorrow with students that includes our timetable for the day, a map and a survey to complete. If you have any questions about Friday, please let me know. See you at the silver seats ready to leave by 9.10am!
Thank you to everyone who took part and supported the Camp Quality Fun Day today. Students enjoyed dressing in mufti, a pizza lunch and lunchtime talent show. Congratulations to our 2nd place winners, Dan and Rory, for their highly entertaining ‘Romeo and Juliet’ performance and to Dayna, Cala and Sahra for their terrific skit. Well done to Adrian for being a finalist in the joke competition. We raised close to $700 for Camp Quality today – a super effort! Thanks to the Britt family and Miss Staniland for their organisation of this worthwhile event.
Yesterday our class had a visit from our Mathematicians in Schools parnter, Dr Jarad Martin, who presented a session about order in numbers. Students had a great discussion about different types of numbers including prime numbers, natural numbers, integers, complex numbers and rational numbers. They also learnt about an amazing mathematician, Terry Tao and the Green – Tao theorem. Thanks so much to Dr Jarad for sharing his time and expertise with our class. We look forward to seeing him next term.
Thanks to the beautiful sunny weather today, the OC were finally able to compete in their solar cart race challenge. A big thank you to Dr Graeme Puxty, our Scientists in Schools partner, who helped students construct their carts at the end of last term and joined us today for our official midday race. Students also had a great time customising their vehicles in the lead up to the race, using lots of striking designs and a fair bit of glitter! Well done to Max, Adrian, Oliver and Zane who had the fastest cart during today’s race. Thanks again to Dr Graeme for providing some terrific prizes – CSIRO Rubik’s cubes! We look forward to our next class visit in Term 4.