Thank you so much to everyone who came along last night and supported our school at the CEP Outdoor Festival. It was terrific to see so many Tighes Hill faces there! Below is a link to our film A Nightmare on Elizabeth Street. I will also have DVD copies available next week for those who would like one.
A big thank you also to Miss Beker and the choir for coming along to perform. You did a great job! Below are some photos.
Thank you to Miss Staniland and the families who baked delicious treats for our fundraising tent. We raised over $300 which will go towards our Year 6 fundraising.
Lastly, thanks again to the lovely Mrs Bowman who did a stellar job directing and editing our film.
Today our Stage 3 girls had a special visit from engineering students from the University of Newcastle as part of the Robogals program. We had a great time learning about different types of engineering and programming robots to perform a variety of tasks. This fantastic opportunity is aimed at promoting female participation in engineering as currently only 10% of engineers are women. Go girls!
Thanks to the wonderful uni students who joined us today.
The Callaghan Educational Pathways Festival is on tomorrow night under the COLA at Wallsend Campus. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, tomorrow is your last chance – $5 each or $10 for a family of 4. Any donations for our cake stall would be greatly appreciated! Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night.
Last term Louis and Nelson had their Hunter Water – Water Catchers script chosen as one of the winning nine to be made into a film. The film crew visited our school earlier this term and Max, Lachlan and Dan starred in our production. The films from all nine schools have now been uploaded to the Water Catchers website ready for voting. Click on the link to watch The Drop of Destiny and visit the Water Catchers site to vote for us. The winning school wins $10,000! Go Tighes Hill.
Today at our assembly we celebrated some amazing achievements by our students in mathematics.
The Newcastle Permanent Maths competition was held last term with over 16,000 students from 294 schools take part. All our students in years 5 and 6 had the opportunity to participate. We received terrific results with 3 students placing in the top 100 of their grade and earning a high distinction. Congratulations to Lachlan who came 5th, Dan 17th and Eva 44th. Lachlan will also recieve a district prize at a special ceremony on Wednesday for his fantastic results.
We also had many of our students place in the top 15% earning themselves a distinction. Well done to Zane, Jack, Joseph, Joe, Sarah, Heidi, Adrian, Lucas, Noah and Dayna.
Students who placed in the top 30% received a certificate of merit. Congratulations to Max, Cala, Declan, Demaris and Rory.
Students also received their achievement certificates for the Australasian Problem Solving Maths Olympiad. This year over 30,000 students took part in the junior division. Well done to Max, who received our encouragement award for his effort and application during the olympiads. Congratulations to Dayna, Eva and Max who placed in the top 25% of all participants. This year the scores were very close within our team. Well done to Lachlan and Dan who tied for highest individual score and also placed in the top 10% of all participants. Fantastic results!
Thanks to everyone who came along on Friday, baked cakes and volunteered their time! It was a huge success and great to see everyone having a terrific time. Well done to all the students who had a go in the dunk tank and to Karen and Mel for their superb organisation of our stall.