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Maths Challenge!

Well done to all our super mathematicians who took part in the Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians at the end of last term. The program provided students with a series of problems to work through and allowed them to collaborate and discuss strategies in small groups.  Congratulations on your effort and hard work completing this challenging challenge! Our wonderful achievements are below:

Participation – Jayden

Proficiency – Jules

Credits – Amie, Eleanor, Ellen, Fin, Blade, Raquel, Ember, Layla, Celeste and Liana

Distinctions – Noah K and Oscar

Amazing Angles!

Earlier this term we had some fun learning about angles in maths. Students created a design of their name and measured and labelled all the different types of angles in order to practice their protractor skills. Don’t they look great!

Maths Champs!

Well done to our super maths stars, Oscar and Noah, who attended the Newcastle Permanent Building Society’s Maths Camp at Myuna Bay on the weekend. The boys were invited to attend due to their outstanding performance of achieving a High Distinction and placing in the top 100 of the Year 5 category of the Newcastle Permanent Maths competition at the end of last year. They had a great time getting involved in lots of challenging maths activities, playing mini-golf, swimming, rope challenges and soccer. Great work, boys!

The Mighty Pi Challenge

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Well done to our students who took part in our first annual OC Pi Challenge during our class party this week. Congratulations to Patrick, our Pi Champion, who was able to recite Pi to 121 digits. Amazing! Honourable mentions (and pies) to Sachin and Noah, who were able to do 54 digits, Eleanor who completed 24, Sia and Oscar recited 13 and Sam 10. Very impressive efforts!

 

Thinkfest Success!

Congratulations to the OC who did a wonderful job at our Thinkfest event today. Excellent performances, team work and enthusiasm from all groups and lots of awards! If you would like to watch students perform their skits, our English and Visual Arts group will be performing at our Week 7 assembly and our Science and Maths group will perform at our Week 8 assembly.

Well done to our Visual Arts group – Griffin, Ember, Sia, Eleanor, Elsie, Eliza and Layla (who did an amazing job stepping in for Eliza today) – who were the overall winners in their category and also won Best Backdrop, Best Visual Diary, Best Script and Best Skit Solution. 

Well done to our English group – Sophia, Celeste, Mila, Cai, Freya, Chloe and Layla – who won Best Backdrop, Best Script and Best Video Trailer.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWell done to our Maths group – Vincent, Calvin, Ty, Patrick, Sachin, Oscar, Blade and Zander – who won Best Backdrop, Best Performance Skills and Highly Commended for Teamwork.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWell done to our Science group – Sam, Jarvis, Liana, Sam, Elijah, Noah and Duncan – who won Best Backdrop, Best Script and Highly Commended for Teamwork. 

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Maths Champions!

Congratulations to all of our super talented mathematicians for their terrific efforts in this year’s Newcastle Permanent Maths competition and the Australian Maths Competition. Students received their awards at today’s assembly and should be very proud of their achievements in these challenging assessments. 

Newcastle Permanent Maths competition – for students in Years 5 & 6

Merit certificates for students placing in the top 30% – Duncan, Ember, Cai, Sophia, Elsie and Elijah

Distinctions for students placing in the top 15% – S Willson, Liana, Griffin, Vincent, Eleanor, Blade, Celeste, Layla, Sachin, Sia and Calvin

High Distinctions for students who placed in the top 100 of participants – Noah, Oscar, Patrick, Zander and Sam. Well done to Noah and Oscar who have also been invited to the annual maths camp in 2017 for outstanding Year 5 achievers. Noah has also been invited to the official award ceremony as he has earned a District Award for being one of the highest achievers in the Hunter Region. Wow!

Australian Maths Competition (AMC)

Certificates of Proficiency – Liana, Celeste, Ty, Ember, Blade, Eleanor, S Willson, Vincent, Cai and Freya

Credits – Oscar (top 32%), Elsie (top 45%), Sachin (top 38%), Patrick (top 48%), Eliza (top 37%), Chloe (top 47%) and Duncan (top 43%)

Distinctions – Sia (top 17%), Zander (top 9%)

High Distinctions – S Walsh (top 3%) and Noah (top 2%). Well done also to Noah who was awarded a Best in School certificate and has been invited to participate in an Enrichment workshop with the AMT in Sydney. You are all superstars!

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ICAS Mathematics

Well done to all of our students who took part in the ICAS Maths competition this year. A challenging event with some great results.
Participation awards – Freya, Elsie, Eliza, Chloe, Duncan (top 50%), Ty (top 50%).

Merit awards – Blade (top 43%).

Credits – Vincent (top 17%), Sia (top 20%), S Willson (top 21%), Eleanor (top 21%), Celeste (top 26%).

Distinctions – Pat (top 9%), Sachin (top 9%), Oscar (top 6%), Zander (top 3%), S Walsh (top 3%) and Noah (top 2% and recipient of the Principal’s Award).

Congratulations everyone!!

AMC Challenge!

Last term our top maths students were invited to take part in the AMC’s Challenge program for Year 5 & 6. We received our results and certificates at assembly yesterday and I was very proud of their outstanding achievements. Well done to Vincent and Layla who achieved Credits. Well done to Patrick, Noah, Sia and Sam who achieved Distinctions. Great results!

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It’s Raining Eggs!

We completed our STEM Spectacular this afternoon with a combined Stage 3 activity – The Egg Drop Challenge! Students weegg dropre tasked with designing and making a contraption to support an egg (yes, a raw one) during a high drop. Thanks for your efforts and generosity donating recyclable materials for the challenge. There were lots of interesting items, including plastic bags, balloons, bubble wrap, cardboard, foam, bottles and boxes! It was great to see lots of creative and innovative designs and many secure contraptions that helped their egg land safely. Thank you to Mrs Bowman for organising this wonderful activity for us today!