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UNSW ICAS Competitions

We’re still taking entries for this year’s ICAS!

The competition closing dates and costs are below. If you haven’t yet entered, there’s still time. Entries for Digital Technologies close this Friday!

Digital Technologies – $9 – entries due by Friday 16th March

Science – $9 – entries due by Friday 6th April

Spelling – $18 – entries due by Friday 6th April

Writing – $19 – entries due by Friday 6th April

English – $9 – entries due by Friday 6th April

Mathematics – $9 – entries due by Friday 6th April

World Maths Day!

On Wednesday we had lots of fun taking part in the International World Maths Day competition.  The competition measured speed in arithmetic and numeracy skills on the Live Mathletics platform over a 48 hour period and was open to all schools around the world. The best part was challenging each other – with several students very pleased at beating the teacher! Well done, OC! 

We also helped support UNICEF by earning points by answering questions correctly. These points are then into cash and donated to fund UNICEF supported schools in Zimbabwe, bringing education to children in need. What a great reason to be involved!

 

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. 

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. 

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!


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.