Archive | November 2017

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!)

Flash Fiction

Thank you to all the families who joined us for our assembly last week. Students shared their Australian Flash Fiction challenges, where they had just 50 words to create a story about anything to do with Australia.

Click on the images below to have a read. 

Statistics & Data

This term students have worked hard on a major maths project for the Statistical Society of Australia’s National Schools Poster Competition. This project involved students working in teams to create an informative poster presentation based on the collection and interpretation of data towards addressing a practical research question. Students began by brainstorming a topic of interest, then formulated a hypothesis to address. Some groups created surveys while others collected data or conducted tests. When the data collection was complete, students used Excel to analyse their data and report their findings. Well done everyone, it has been a tremendous amount of work and I’m very proud of your efforts! A special thank you to Dr Elena Prieto-Rodriguez from the University of Newcastle for being our mentor throughout the project. 

Chloe, Griffin, Dexter, Duncan, Noah G & Ty

Eleanor, Ember, Emma, Celeste & Amie

Oscar, Jules & Noah K

Grayson, Hamish, Fin, Will & Layla

Chelsea, Mika, Blade, Sam, Edie & Ellen

Liana, Raquel & Eliza

 

 

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.

Colour My World!

Our Colour Run is next Friday! Do your final round of fundraising & prepare yourself for an awesome day! We’d love to see as many parents at the event as possible, so please come along and support the kids after all their hard work.

Year 6 Tie-Dying

Just a reminder for all our Year 6 students: Jane is organising a wonderful end of year opportunity for Year 6 – tie-dying in the Art Cave!

Students who wish to participate are asked to bring in a white cotton t-shirt (no polycotton). Students have the option to bring in an item besides a t-shirt eg. socks but it must also be cotton or the tie-dye will not work (no jumpers or caps).

Please ensure you bring in your cotton item clearly labelled with your name by Monday 6th November (next week).