Walk a Mile Koori Style

Yesterday our Year 6 boys took a stand against domestic violence and violence in our community by joining in the Walk a Mile Koori Style march. We joined with many other schools across the Hunter and made our way through Newcastle streets to King Edward Park where we made a solemn oath to ‘never be violent, never be silent’. At the park we enjoyed mountains of food, drink, lollies, ice blocks and other treats while we saw bands, including the really rockin’ Police Band, and traditional Indigenous dance performances. Thank you Ms Chapman and Mr Slade for organising this event for our boys.

Tie-Dye!

A huge thank you to Jane for continuing the Year 6 Art Cave tie-dye tradition. Students did a fantastic job making their shirts! Just remember to not wash them with the whites.

Safety First!

This term we’ve been taking part in our PD/H Safety unit. Today students were very keen to try out the pressure immobilisation technique for treating bites and stings. Thank you to St John’s for the bandages and I’m sure everyone had lots of fun pranking parents when they got home from school!

2018 Leaders

Congratulations to our 2018 student leaders who did a fabulous job presenting their captain speeches today. Our K-5 students voted and our captains will be announced at our Hall of Fame assembly this Monday. If you couldn’t attend today, you can watch the speeches below.






 

OC Solar Stars!

Congratulations to our awesome OC who had a great day at the Mini EV Festival yesterday! A huge thank you to Steve (Blade & Fin’s dad) who helped us build and solder our carts throughout the term. Well done to team Lightning Llamas: Celeste, Raquel and Liana, whose cart placed 1st in the Pursuit Race and to team Eclipse: Eleanor, Amie, Eliza, Emma, Ember, whose cart placed 2nd in the Solar Sprint Race. We also brought home trophies for best team spirit and enthusiasm and 2 for engineering design and innovation. Well done, everyone! Click below to see our photos (and turn the sound up to 11!)

Wonder

Today, Stage 3 had a WONDERful day as they headed to Hoyts Cinema to view the film ‘Wonder‘, which is one of our Stage 3 novels. The movie was a beautiful dramatisation of the book. Afterwards, we headed to Centennial Park for lunch and a play in the sun.

5/6A, what was your favourite part of the film? Did it make you laugh, cry, both? Leave me a response below. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Thinkfest!

Today saw the culmination of our annual Thinkfest program! Students showcased their talents, creativity and problem-solving skills at our host school New Lambton South PS. It’s been a huge amount of work: making props, writing scripts, maintaining a visual diary, painting backdrops, having fun and making lots of mess! Our efforts were rewarded today with a win for our English team, Best Visual Diary, Highly Commended for Enthusiasm and Best Backdrop. Our History team received awards for Best Prop and Best Backdrop. Our Maths team received Best Skit Solution and Science also received Best Backdrop. Congratulations to Ember who was recognised as Best ‘Thinkfester’ for her outstanding effort, leadership and contribution to this year’s program. Well done everyone – a terrific result!

 

Build a Bridge!

This term in science we’ve been studying the unit The Structure and Function of Cities. Students have been exploring┬ásystems in the built environment and the environmental factors that influence their design. This week we learnt about bridges and students did a great job designing and building their own. Their bridges needed to be able to transport a matchbox car, be aesthetically pleasing and be able to hold at least 100 grams. Students presented and tested their bridges at our Stage 3 Bridge Off this afternoon. Have a look at their handiwork below…