The OC had a fantastic time on Friday attending the Newcastle Writer’s Festival. We enjoyed a session with author, Tristan Bancks, who spoke about his inspiration and writing process. In the afternoon we took part in writing workshops. Year 5 worked with local writer, Jess Black and Year 6 worked with Paul Russell. We also enjoyed visiting the amazing book shop! Thanks for a great day OC and thanks to Mrs Derricott for coming along with us.
We had our very first excursion in Week 1 to the Outdoor Education Centre at Morisset where students displayed lots of skill and courage tackling the high ropes and giant swing. Thank you OC for your wonderful effort and to Mrs Derricott for attending in my place.
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!)
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!
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.
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 Rachel, Bush 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.