Thank you to everyone who came along to celebrate Book Week 2016 with us today. Everyone who dressed up looked amazing in their creative costumes! Thank you for supporting our school library by visiting the Book Fair which is open every afternoon this week. Have a look at our photos below!
Well done to all of our wonderful students who attended the NSW Junior Chess Teams Tournament today at the PCYC at Broadmeadow. Students played in teams of three and did a sensational job competing against schools from all over the Hunter. Congratulations to Connor, Akira and Jamie’s team who placed 2nd today, earning themselves so lovely medals and a trophy for our cabinet. Well done, everyone!
Well done to the Year 5 students who attended yesterday’s Hunter Valley STEM Festival to compete in the Jaguar Primary School Challenge for 2016. Students headed off first thing in the morning to the Forum at the University of Newcastle to race their model Jaguar race cars that they have been busy designing, constructing, and modifying for the past 2 weeks. This has been a fantastic opportunity for students to experience another application of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) skills and for them to be part of their own mini pit crew. Students were put into teams consisting of a Manager, Engineer, and Graphic Designer. They worked together to develop a design for their Jaguar race car and research modifications that could be made to add wings and spoilers that could potentially give their Jaguar an advantage on the track. Yesterday, students were able to see how well their modifications had worked by placing their cars on a tether line and inserting a compressed CO² canister into the back of their Jaguar. Students then had the challenge of trying to achieve the best reaction time possible at the start line as their Jaguars zoomed down the track. Students were also able to look at a host of interactive exhibits from High School challenges.
Congratulations to the Melissa McCARthys team who scored the best reaction time and race time for Tighes Hill! Here are photos and videos from the day. Enjoy!