Tag Archive | special achievements

Maths Olympiads!

Congratulations to all students in the OC for their outstanding effort and hard work during the APSMO Maths Olympiads and Maths Games programs these past 2 terms. These challenging programs require a high level of application and problem solving skills and students should be very proud of their fantastic results.

Maths Games
1st Place: Noah K, 2nd Place: Layla, Equal 3rd Place: Liana & Oscar, 5th Place: Raquel
Maths Olympiads
1st Place: Noah K, 2nd Place: Oscar, 3rd Place: Eleanor, 4th Place: Hamish, Equal 5th Place: Layla & Amie

A special mention to Liana for receiving this year’s Special Achievement/ Encouragement Award for her outstanding effort and commitment during the program, and to Noah K who received a Perfect Scorer medal for his amazing result (only 1% of the 31,388 participants achieved this!)

CEP Digital Media Festival

Thank you to everyone who came along to our CEP Digital Media Festival last week. The event was a great success, with a turnout of over 2,500 community members. Our fundraising stall – popcorn and slushies – raised close to $1000, which goes back towards supporting our creative and performing arts programs. 

Our film, The Other Side of the Door, written and created by our students, was enthusiastically received and has helped further cement the festival as a highlight on participating schools’ creative and performing arts calendar.
 
Watch our 2017 film, The Other Side of the Door…

Maths Enrichment

Earlier this year, many of our top Stage 2 and 3 mathematicians took part in the Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians. During the Challenge, both Noah and Oscar achieved perfect scores earning High Distinctions. Last term they embarked on the next stage (Enrichment) of the program, where they worked through a series of complex multi-layered problems. Congratulations to both Noah and Oscar who received their results today – High Distinctions! Well done.

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. 

ICAS English & Maths

Welcome back for Term 4! What a great way to start, with lots of fantastic results in our ICAS English and Maths competitions. Well done, everyone!

English

Participation: Sam, Eleanor (top 48%), Chloe, Duncan, Ty, Amie, Ellen, Grayson,

Merits: Eliza (top 39%), Blade (top 43%)

Credits: Noah K (top 25%), Ember (top 12%), Oscar (top 16%), William (top 24%), Fin (top 15%),

Distinctions: Celeste (top 9%),  Chelsea (top 11%),  Jules (top 2%),  Mika (top 3%),  Noah G (top 8%),  Raquel (top 8%), Emma (top 8%)

 

Maths

Participation: Sam (top 50%), Eliza, Chloe, Blade, Ty, Fin, Edie, Grayson,

Merits: Chelsea (top 43%), Will (top 43%), Jules (top 37%), Noah G (top 43%), Emma (top 37%),

Credits: Eleanor (top 19%), Duncan (top 28%), Celeste (top 15%), Amie (top 31%), Ellen (top 14%), Dexter (top 26%),

Distinctions: Oscar (top 3%), Raquel (top 6%),

High Distinction & Principal’s Award: Noah K (top 1%)

Hall of Fame – Quality

Congratulations to Emma and Chloe who achieved 5 Mastery of Quality ribbons this term and were inducted into the Hall of Fame this week. They also got to enjoy a delicious morning tea with Mr Selwood!

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. 

Chess Champions!

Congratulations to our super Chess team who represented our school at the Interschool Chess Challenge State Semi Finals yesterday. Our team placed 1st, with Connor crowned the top player of the tournament in 1st place and Jamie in 4th. The boys will now head to the State Finals in Sydney. Check mate!

Write On!

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Congratulations to Chelsea whose short story Just Memories has been selected by our class to represent our school in this year’s NESA Write On competition for Stage 3. Well done to all of our students who created an entry for this year’s photo prompt below.

       

 

 

 

 

 

Just Memories

15/7/2022
It was the first time people had been let into our country. They came in and we stayed in. I wondered why people would want to come to North Korea? Of course I kept these thoughts to myself; I cheered at the parades, I bowed at the memorials. Naturally, the foreign guests had just been a cause for our ruler to show off. The fake weapons were paraded, people were scared, people left. But the ones with the cameras stayed, and now they stood on the footpath smiling and talking to no one in particular. These were the tourists. They left too… then the bombs started. This is my country, this is my story. This is our time.

“We have made a decision… to let the foreigners into our country! They will abide by our laws, they will be crucial in the battle against America, they will scare the rest of the world with their cameras and news reports and most importantly, they will help us win. You may not leave. You may not talk to them. You may not look at them in the street.” The small TV screen we huddled around every night went black and silent. Our electricity had been terminated for the remainder of the night. Yet news was still circulated in the form of photos. Illegal photos from the tourists. We had one. It was a black and white shot of a parade. You couldn’t see the parade coming, only the people. I remembered that parade so vividly. They had paraded a fake weapon that day.

The excitement strung between the foreigners had been electric. They actually cheered because they wanted to. But their voices were drowned out when we heard the planes. They had been real, of course. I don’t know how many people died when the bombs fell. We were all meant to die, I know that. That night I lay on the cold, blood stained concrete, shaking, the corpses surrounding me, staring at me, lifeless. Were they with someone they loved when they died? I hope so. I don’t know where my family went, but it doesn’t matter because now because I am abandoned.

17/4/2033
Dr Garamond shut the notebook with a slam. He was the only one who could shut small books with slams. He slouched in his chair, his large bulk filling it and making it look like it was a small fold-up chair at a cheap cinema. His large brown eyes stared across the table and right at me. “So…” I said. “Will you publish it?” His reply wasn’t what I had hoped for.
“This young girl in the story deserves privacy. No one will read a story this short, but I will keep the diary just in case. It could help me immensely with my research.”
I had come all this way, from North Korea, to be turned down. And now the diary, my diary, my only remaining possession that I salvaged from the ruins of our small cottage was no longer mine. I guess, at the end of the day, there are just memories.