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

Wonderful Writers

Well done to our wonderful writers who received a letter from the Write4Fun competition today about making it into the second round of judging. It was great to have so many students receive an Achievement Award and a Certificate of Excellence for our school. Fingers crossed for when the winners are announced later this month. 

Chess Champions!

Congratulations to all our super chess players who did an amazing job representing our school at the Interschool Chess Challenge today at HSPA. We won the primary division, earning us a place in the semi-finals next term and also had the top 6 highest scoring players in the tournament! Well done Jamie (1st), Noah (2nd), Hunter (3rd), Connor (4th), Akira (5th) and Ty (6th). A great result today and also excellent sportsmanship, camaraderie and enthusiasm. Congratulations, everyone!

Tigh-Wizard Tournament

What a magical day! Congratulations to all of our students who did an amazing job today during our first ever Tigh-Wizard Tournament. We were so impressed by the effort and creativity of costumes – you all looked awesome! We started the tournament off with a fashion parade where teams strutted down the runway displaying their costumes and beautifully designed team crests. Everyone actively took part in the many challenges we had on offer including Maths Mayhem, Maze Runner STEM, Sporting Circuits, Speaking ‘Um’ Challenge and a range of tricky trivia tasks. Well done to Team Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children who placed 1st at the end of the day, closely followed by Team Star Wars in 2nd and Team Harry Potter in 3rd. Thank you for a fantastically fun day, what a great way to finish off the term!

ICAS 2017

Just a reminder that entries for this year’s ICAS competitions – Digital Technologies, Science, Spelling, Writing, English and Maths – close this Wednesday 29th March at 3pm. Don’t miss out!

Hidden Port Project

Today we were very fortunate to receive a visit from Karen Eastwood who delivered a workshop for us in preparation for the Hidden Port project. Students have received information about this competition and I have also attached it below.

Newcastle has an amazing history – we need your help to explore it! Curious Legends and Newcastle Region Library are collaborating to discover the hidden history of Newcastle – what’s our past, and where are we now? We’d love you to be involved!

The best photos and stories from the Hidden Port Competition will win a prize. Then in May, professional artists from Curious Legends will be working with the local community to create a large scale street theatre performance! – Hidden Port Project website.

A huge thank you to Karen for joining us today – we look forward to seeing all the wonderful THPS entries!

Hidden Port – Student info


Congratulations to the maths superstars of the OC who were eagerly awaiting today’s presentation of results and awards of the APSMO Maths Games and Maths Olympiads. 

Well done to Sachin and Zander who tied for 1st place in the Maths Games competition and achieved within the top 10% of all participants. Terrific achievements from Patrick, Noah and Sam who also placed in the top 10%. Other excellent results from Ember (top 20%), Oscar (top 25%), Layla (top 25%), Liana (top 30%), Duncan (top 30%), Freya (top 40%), Chloe (top 40%), Eleanor (top 40%), Calvin (top 50%) and Vincent (top 50%).

A huge congratulations to Patrick, crowned the winner of this year’s very challenging Maths Olympiad! Well done to Sam who placed 2nd and Noah who placed 3rd (all 3 students placing in the top 10%). Other exemplary results from Zander (top 20%), Oscar (top 40%), Sachin (top 40%), Layla (top 50%), Blade (top 50%) and Calvin (top 50%). A special mention to Sachin who also received an award for his effort and application during the Olympiads – very impressive progress in maths this year!

Well done to all the OC who worked very hard during both these competitions this year! I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings!