Archive | September 2015

Happy Campers!

Last Wednesday our year 5/6 students embarked on an epic adventure to the Great Aussie Bush Camp at Tea Gardens for our 3 day camp.

We had a busy schedule full of fun activities lead by our enthusiastic camp instructors Georgia and Mason. Our first adventure was to the Lost Island – Mud World, which saw our happy and clean campers get extremely wet and incredibly dirty. Mr Slade also enjoyed himself filling bucket after bucket of muddy water.

After showering and afternoon tea, students went in 2 groups to the dual flying fox and archery. A highlight was playing Commando in the bush on the first night. Despite a few scrapes from some nasty plants, students cunningly worked their way through the bush to free the hostages.

On our second day the weather turned cool and damp. Raincoat clad, we headed off to Jimmy’s Beach and a bush walk to Mt Yaccaba. Unfortunately we attracted the attention of a lone dingo so we cut our walk short and headed to the beach for some games instead.

Back at camp students enjoyed some canoeing. Well done to Miss Drew who did her best to paddle to Narnia for Jarvis! Our evening activity for night 2 was the giant swing. This was amazing! I was blown away by how brave everyone was, being hoisted 15 metres high then pulling the rip cord to self-release into a massive swing.

Everyone woke early on our final day to pack up and get ready for our last activities. Both groups took part in orienteering and an obstacle course on the high ropes.

It was certainly an exhausting but fantastic few days. I’m sure there were lots of tired and voiceless kids on the weekend! Well done to everyone for their terrific behaviour, participation and enthusiasm. Be sure to have a look at the 200+ photos below.

Engineering Extravaganza! - Glitter Graphics

Today the OC attended the Science & Engineering Challenge at Kahibah Public School. We took part in a variety of team challenges including bridge building, making a bionic hand, creating a mini catapult, making an electricity network, building an earthquake stable tower and designing a water distribution system. We had a terrific day and were super excited to be announced as the winners at the end of the day. Well done, everyone! I’m so proud of you.

Book Week

Well done to everyone who dressed up on Friday to take part in this year’s Book Week celebrations. Unfortunately due to the rainy weather we were unable to enjoy our parade and performances outdoors, but students did a great job parading in the upper hall. Congratulations to Vincent who won the lucky book prize for dressing up. Photos of the creative costumes below!

Chess Team Tournament

On Monday students from our class, 5/6D and 4S attended the 25th annual NSW Junior Chess Teams Tournament at the PCYC Broadmeadow. It was a terrific day with over 40 schools represented, 76 teams with students ranging from Yr 2 to Yr 6. I was so impressed with the way our Tighes Hill students behaved, competed and displayed sportsmanship. Congratulations to Joseph, Jack and Dan whose team placed 3rd, earning us a trophy to take back to school! Well done also to the students from Miss Drew’s and Mr Slade’s class, it was great to see so many enthusiastic chess players get involved in this event. Thank you to all the parents who helped with transport.