Archive | March 2019

Happy Campers!

Congratulations to our super mathematicians: Hamish, Coco, Henry, Kynan, Julian and Bobby! Last weekend they enjoyed a maths camp at Myuna Bay thanks to their outstanding achievement of High Distinctions in the 2018 Newcastle Permanent Maths competition. Well done, everyone!

Blogging Challenge: T1 Wk 7

For this week’s Blogging Challenge, choose an issue/topic you’re passionate about and write a persuasive sizzling start to engage your reader.

Topics could include climate change, animals in captivity, books vs movies . Whatever inspires you to write a persuasive text!

Wooooooo!!!

Wooooooooo!!! Today the OC attended a special event at the University of Newcastle – Woo, New & You! We listened to lots of experts in the field of maths, science and STEM, with the highlight being an inspirational talk from Australian of the Year and teaching superstar Eddie Woo. Eddie’s presentation was titled Reimagining Maths and focused on the ideas of mathematics being about playfulness, exploration and teamwork. We got to meet Eddie, who was incredibly generous with his time, and all received a copy of his amazing book Woo’s Wonderful World of Maths! 

Healthy Harold!

Today the OC enjoyed a visit to Life Education to learn about respect, relationships and online safety. A definite highlight was meeting Harold, the cheeky giraffe, who managed to bite a few fingers and rock a Tighes Hill hat!