Enjoy our winning film, Ghoul School, from this year’s CEP Digital Media Film Festival…
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!
It was a beautiful day for a swim yesterday and the amazing competitors didn’t disappoint! Well done to everyone who participated in a race, earning House points and boosting team morale. The points were very close throughout the day, with one House charging into the lead by the end. Congratulations to Team Mitchell! Thanks to Mr Slade for organising another great Carnival.
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 for this project.
Well done to everyone who took part in this year’s ICAS Science and Digital Technologies competitions. Students received their certificates today at our weekly assembly and there were some very impressive results!
Participation –Hamish Ma, Amie and Grayson (top 47%)
Merits – Annabelle (top 45%)
Credits – Sam (top 26%), Rowan (top 16%), Noah (top 26%), Kynan (top 16%), Julian (top 21%), Dexter (top 21%), Emma (top 36%), Fin (top 13%), Hamish Mon (top 17%), Archie (top 26%), Jules (top 30%), Will (top 36%) and Chelsea (top 36%)
Distinctions – Callum (top 7%), Raquel (top 2%)
Principal’s Award to Raquel!
Participation – Zali and Grayson
Merits – Amie (top 44%) and Rowan (top 43%)
Credits – Kynan (top 16%), Dexter (top 21%), Julian (top 36%), Fin (top 21%) and Will (top 28%)
Distinctions – Hamish Mon (top 8%), Norah (top 8%), Hamish Ma (top 5%), Raquel (top 5%), Emma (top 5%) and Annabelle (top 2%)
Principal’s award to Annabelle!
Students have created some amazing sizzling starts for this month’s Touchdown School Magazine Writing Competition. The challenge was to write the opening to a story beginning with the line ‘If only I’d listened to Mrs Scruttlescromp…’ and they also had to use the following 10 words: scales, monster, dreary, ammunition, slimy, hissed, sunlight, complexion, farewell and clouds. Have a read of our work by clicking on the links below. Enjoy!
Mika – The Screaming Continued Luisa – The Back Storeroom Kynan – No Way Out Julian – The Monster Jules – The Afterlife Henry – My Terrible Sin Hamish Mon – The Monster Grayson – By the blade of my sword Fin – The Monster Emma – If Only Edie – Doomed
With the Australian Maths Competition coming up early next term, have a look at the images below courtesy of AMT, and see if you can solve the problems…
Click on the images to enlarge them and post your answers in the comments. Good luck!
We’re still taking entries for this year’s ICAS!
The competition closing dates and costs are below. If you haven’t yet entered, there’s still time. Entries for Digital Technologies close this Friday!
Digital Technologies – $9 – entries due by Friday 16th March
Science – $9 – entries due by Friday 6th April
Spelling – $18 – entries due by Friday 6th April
Writing – $19 – entries due by Friday 6th April
English – $9 – entries due by Friday 6th April
Mathematics – $9 – entries due by Friday 6th April
On Wednesday we had lots of fun taking part in the International World Maths Day competition. The competition measured speed in arithmetic and numeracy skills on the Live Mathletics platform over a 48 hour period and was open to all schools around the world. The best part was challenging each other – with several students very pleased at beating the teacher! Well done, OC!
We also helped support UNICEF by earning points by answering questions correctly. These points are then into cash and donated to fund UNICEF supported schools in Zimbabwe, bringing education to children in need. What a great reason to be involved!
Earlier this term Stage 3 students took part in the Statistical Society of Australia’s National Schools Poster Competition, which involved students devising a hypothesis, creating surveys, collecting data and analysing and presenting their findings. Today we received some exciting news – 2 of our teams were joint winners!
Congratulations to Chelsea, Blade, Mika, Edie, Ellen and Sam from the Waste Watchers. Congratulations also to Liana, Raquel and Eliza from Reading Right!
A massive thank you to the amazing Dr Elena Prieto-Rodriguez for introducing this project to us and for being a fabulous mentor!