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Statistics & Data

This term students have worked hard on a major maths project for the Statistical Society of Australia’s National Schools Poster Competition. This project involved students working in teams to create an informative poster presentation based on the collection and interpretation of data towards addressing a practical research question. Students began by brainstorming a topic of interest, then formulated a hypothesis to address. Some groups created surveys while others collected data or conducted tests. When the data collection was complete, students used Excel to analyse their data and report their findings. Well done everyone, it has been a tremendous amount of work and I’m very proud of your efforts! A special thank you to Dr Elena Prieto-Rodriguez from the University of Newcastle for being our mentor throughout the project. 

Chloe, Griffin, Dexter, Duncan, Noah G & Ty

Eleanor, Ember, Emma, Celeste & Amie

Oscar, Jules & Noah K

Grayson, Hamish, Fin, Will & Layla

Chelsea, Mika, Blade, Sam, Edie & Ellen

Liana, Raquel & Eliza

 

 

Maths Stars!

Well done to all of our Stage 3 students who took part in the Newcastle Permanent Mathematics competition last term. Students received their results at yesterday’s assembly and they performed exceptionally well!

Merits (top 45%) – Dexter, Mika, Jules, Grayson, William, Ty, Chloe & Duncan

Distinctions (top 15%) – Raquel, Hamish, Edie, Noah G, Emma, Fin, Chelsea, Ellen, Eleanor, Liana, Sam & Blade

High Distinctions (top 100 – out of 9,146 year group participants) – Celeste (70th), Amie (97th), Layla (54th), Oscar (12th) & Noah K (5th).

A special mention also to Noah K, whose amazing achievement earned him a District Prize award. 

And the Oscar goes to…

Congratulations to Oscar, Noah G and Noah K who were announced as the winners of our Stage 3 CEP Film competition – Best Script and Storyboard.

Last term all Stage 3 had the opportunity to work in groups to produce a film script and storyboard for this year’s Digital Media Festival. Films had to contain a key and the line ‘how hard can it be?’ Our prizes included their very own THPS Oscar statuette, movie tickets and the opportunity to have their film screened at the CEP Festival later this term. Make sure you buy your tickets (on sale each morning before school) and come along to watch our amazing short film. The winning school on the night wins a drone! We will also be selling popcorn and slushies at our fundraising tent. 

Maths Stars!

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this year’s Australian Maths Competition. There were hundreds of thousands of entrants across the country who participated in this challenging problem solving event. Well done!

Certificate of Proficiency: Sam, Eleanor, Chloe, Blade, Duncan, Ember, Oscar, Ty, Chelsea, Amie, Ellen, Fin, Edie, Grayson, Noah G, Dexter, Emma,

Credit: Celeste (top 38%), Raquel (top 40%)

Distinction: Layla (top 17%)

High Distinction & Best in School: Noah K (top 1%)

ICAS English & Maths

Welcome back for Term 4! What a great way to start, with lots of fantastic results in our ICAS English and Maths competitions. Well done, everyone!

English

Participation: Sam, Eleanor (top 48%), Chloe, Duncan, Ty, Amie, Ellen, Grayson,

Merits: Eliza (top 39%), Blade (top 43%)

Credits: Noah K (top 25%), Ember (top 12%), Oscar (top 16%), William (top 24%), Fin (top 15%),

Distinctions: Celeste (top 9%),  Chelsea (top 11%),  Jules (top 2%),  Mika (top 3%),  Noah G (top 8%),  Raquel (top 8%), Emma (top 8%)

 

Maths

Participation: Sam (top 50%), Eliza, Chloe, Blade, Ty, Fin, Edie, Grayson,

Merits: Chelsea (top 43%), Will (top 43%), Jules (top 37%), Noah G (top 43%), Emma (top 37%),

Credits: Eleanor (top 19%), Duncan (top 28%), Celeste (top 15%), Amie (top 31%), Ellen (top 14%), Dexter (top 26%),

Distinctions: Oscar (top 3%), Raquel (top 6%),

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

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!