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Year 6 Leadership Conference

Well done to our captains: Oscar, Noah, Finlay, Ember, Eleanor and Lucy, who attended the GRIP Leadership Conference today at the University of Newcastle. We had a fantastic day participating in a range of leadership tasks, activities and games. It’s always a pleasure working with these amazing students – exemplary role models and school citizens.

Murrook Culture Excursion

Year 5 and 6 students attended the Murrook Culture Centre today as part of their Aboriginal History unit this term. They participated in a variety of activities, including Aboriginal Totem Art with RachelBush Medicine and Tucker, Aboriginal Artefacts, Worimi History and Boomerang throwing. It was a fantastic opportunity for students to learn about Worimi culture from Worimi men and women. Thank you to Mrs Bowman for organising today’s excursion and a special thank you to Kristy Pascoe for giving up her time to come along with us today. Enjoy the photos from our day.

Newcastle Writer’s Festival

The OC had a terrific time attending the Newcastle Writer’s Festival today. We enjoyed author presentations from writers Michael Wagner and George Ivanoff, who were both incredibly entertaining and inspiring. It was great to see students purchasing some new books! As part of the Festival there’s also a Free Family Fun Day taking place on Saturday 8th April between 10am-2pm at Wheeler Place. There will be lots of great activities including author appearances from Jackie French and Richard Roxburgh.

Free Family Fun Day

Newcastle Writer’s Festival

The OC have their excursion to the Newcastle Writer’s Festival this Wednesday. We will be attending author talks by Michael Wagner and George Ivanoff. If students wish to purchase a signed copy of any of these author’s books, an order form is attached below. Students will also have the opportunity on the day to purchase other books if they want to bring money along.

Please ensure students are all school by 9am on Wednesday. 

NWF School Order Forms – Michael Wagner     NWF School Order Forms – George Ivanoff

 

Healthy Harold!

The OC had a great time today visiting the Life Education Centre at Edgeworth. Thank you to our wonderful presenter, Dale, who who delivered the Decision Making program to students and tackled lots of interesting topics and issues. An information flyer was also sent home with students today with links to the Life Education website and helpful tips for discussions at home. Thanks for supporting this worthwhile program.

An OC Adventure!

Well done to our new 2017 class! They did a terrific job challenging themselves and being brave today during our first excursion of the year to the Outdoor Education Centre at Morisset. We had lots of fun and I was very impressed with everyone’s effort and support of one another. Have a look at our photos below!

Revolution!

What a wonderful way to celebrate a successful 2016! Thanks to all of our Year 5/6 students who did a great job during our excursion to Revolution on Wednesday. We had lots of fun and used up lots of energy! Have a look at the photos below, in particular the hilarious bubble soccer.

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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Thinkfest – almost there!

It has been a very busy/crazy/hectic/fun few weeks preparing for this year’s Thinkfest. We will head off on Wednesday to perform, so please ensure students have brought in their permission notes and payment. I’m so proud of the wonderful efforts everyone has made. You can see from the photos below just how much hard work goes into getting this all organised. Well done, OC!