Archive | April 6, 2014


Congratulations to all the students who participated in our Karate sport program this term. Sadly, Friday was our last session but it has been absolutely amazing to see the skills and techniques that students have developed over 10 weeks.

Our Karate instructor, Sensei Marc, was so impressed by our students that he decided to award scholarships worth $170 to the students who had shown the most progress and skill throughout the term. Well done to Joseph, Declan and Liam who received a certificate for training sessions at Newcastle Karate, a uniform and yellow belt.

It was very difficult for Sensei Marc to choose only a few students as there were so many who have done an amazing job this term – and are now yellow belt grade.

If you are interested in participating in Karate outside of school, a link to the Newcastle Karate website is attached below. Well done, everyone!

Newcastle Karate

Pen Name Writing Competition

In the March edition of our School Magazine, Touchdown, students read an interesting article about famous authors who use pen names when publishing work and the many different reasons of why they do it.

Accompanying this article was a competition that the OC entered, which involved writing an 80 word introduction to a story. Students had 3 choices – If Only, Lost or The Magnificent Mistake. Students also had to create their own pseudonym to go with their work. Below are links  to examples of our fantastic entries.

Jasmine           Lachlan        Heidi        Joseph           Eva               Nelson

Jacob                Lucas           Joe             Louis             Liam             Dan

Cala                  Jack             Sarah         Max              Adrian           Rory        Declan


Rainforest Competition

This week students combined art with HSIE to participate in the Wet Tropics rainforest poster competition. This involved creating a poster to persuade visitors to sustainably explore the rainforest and reef whilst being mindful of the area’s unique plants and animals. Winners will receive prizes from the competition sponsors Skyrail and Big Cat Green Island Cruises and also have their work featured in next year’s calendar. Well done to the students who completed a poster for entry.