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Checkmate!

Congratulations to Noah, Connor, Akira, Hunter and Corey who represented our school at the Interschool Chess Challenge State Finals on Thursday in Sydney. The boys played extremely well given the fierce competition and 5am start, placing 7th in NSW. A great achievement, we are all so proud of you! Thank you to all the parents for your support, chaperoning and time. 

Chess Champions!

Congratulations to our super Chess team who represented our school at the Interschool Chess Challenge State Semi Finals yesterday. Our team placed 1st, with Connor crowned the top player of the tournament in 1st place and Jamie in 4th. The boys will now head to the State Finals in Sydney. Check mate!

Winning Writing!

Well done to Layla who was announced as the winner of the Touchdown School Magazine Writing competition today! Last term, students created a 150 story starter using a collection of words from the magazine. It was very exciting to have one of our amazing writers win! Layla’s entry will be published in the October issue of Touchdown. 

Science & Engineering Champions!

Congratulations to the OC who were the winners at today’s Science & Engineering Challenge! Students did a fantastic job working through a series of STEM challenges which included bridge building, creating a bionic hand, designing a chair, creating an earthquake-proof tower, wiring a city with electricity and creating secret coded messages to send via fibre optic rods. Well done to everyone for their team work, problem solving and creativity. It’s been a huge week, so enjoy a relaxing weekend!


ICAS Writing

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Congratulations to all of our wonderful writers who took part in this year’s ICAS Writing. Their amazing results are below. Well done!

Participation: Eliza, Eleanor, Griffin, Duncan, Amie and Ellen

Credits: Edie (top 35%), Fin (top 23%),  Oscar (top 35%), William (top 13%), Ty (top 24%), Ember (top 24%), Blade (top 24%), Noah K (top 15%) and Sam (top 15%)

Distinctions: Mika (top 7%), Chelsea (top 7%), Layla (top 9%), Chloe (top 9 %), Grayson (top 7%) and Raquel (top 7%)

High Distinctions: Emma (top 1%), Noah G (top 1%), Celeste (top 1%) and winner of the Principal’s Award for the highest achiever.

ICAS Spelling

Well done to our students who took part in this year’s ICAS Spelling competition. Students received their results today. 

Participation: Sam, Eliza, Eleanor, Noah K, Blade, Duncan, Ty, Mika, Fin and Grayson

Merits: Amie (top 40%), Edie (top 45%) and Oscar (top 44%)

Credits: Chloe (top 28%), Emma (top 12%), Celeste (top 24%), William (top 15%), Jayden (top 26%), Raquel (top 15%) and Ember (top 32%)

Distinctions: Noah G (top 10%), Chelsea (top 8%) and Dexter (top 2%)

The Principal’s Award went to Dexter for his outstanding achievement! Well done, everyone. 

Super Spellers!

Congratulations to everyone who had a go in today’s Premier’s Spelling Bee event. It was wonderful to have so many students from our class be brave and give it a shot. It was a tough event, with our 4 top spellers – Emma, Celeste, Noah and Chelsea battling it out for the top spot. Well done to Chelsea who claimed 1st place, followed by Noah in 2nd and Emma and Celeste equal 3rd. Chelsea and Noah will join our Stage 2 winners in representing our school at the regional finals later this term. Certificates for all participants will be awarded at Monday’s assembly. Thank you to the parents and grandparents who came along to watch and support our children today.

ICAS Science & Digital Technologies

Well done to everyone who took part in this year’s ICAS Science and Digital Technologies competitions. Students received their certificates today at our weekly assembly and there were some very impressive results!

Science

Participation – Grayson, Ty, Ember, Eleanor (top 49%) and Blade (top 49%)

Merits – Eliza (top 37%), Griffin (top 43%), Duncan (top 43%) and Amie (top 43%)

Credits – Celeste (top 19%), Chelsea (top 32%), Fin (top 12%), Dexter (top 32%), Emma (top 21%) and Sam (top 30%)

Distinctions – Raquel (top 5%), William (top 8%), Oscar (top 2%) and Noah K (top 2%). Principal Awards to Noah K and Oscar!

Digital Technologies

Participation – Eliza, Ty and Fin (top 50%)

Merits – Duncan (top 45%)

Credits – Emma (top 19%), Raquel  (top 26%), Grayson (top 19%), Jayden (top 34%), William (top 13%), Amie (top 26%), Ember (top 20%), Griffin (top 20%), Blade (top 20%), Eleanor (top 36%) and Sam (top 36%)

Distinctions – Dexter (top 8%), Celeste (top 6%) and Oscar (top 2%)

High Distinction & Principal’s Award – Noah K (top 1%)

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