Congratulations to our super OC who did a fantastic job at the regional Opportunity Class Thinkfest event on Friday! Students have worked so hard this term in preparation for Thinkfest, which is all about problem-solving, team work, research, creativity and innovation. The process has involved researching their topics/problems, creating a skit, writing a script, making a key prop, designing and painting a backdrop, filming a video trailer and maintaining a visual diary of the Thinkfest journey. It’s always such a fun albeit stressful project and students excelled this year with our English team winning their category and our Science team receiving Runners Up.We also received lots of certificates for Best Prop, Best Backdrop, Best Visual Diary, Best Script and Best Skit. Well done to Coco who received our school’s medal for Best Thinkfester this year for her outstanding commitment, leadership and team work during the project. What a day! Enjoy a well earned rest tonight OC, I’m so proud of you!
Well done to all our hardworking Stage 3 mathematicians who took part in the Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians last term. The program provided students with a series of problems to work through and allowed them to collaborate and discuss strategies in small groups. Congratulations on your effort and enthusiasm completing this challenging challenge! Our commendable achievements are below:
Proficiency: Oscar, Wenyu, Erin, Annabelle, Tayla, Amira and Zali.
Credit: Nashi, Rowan, Addison, Norah C, Callum, Coco, Luisa, Tama, Chloe H and Paige.
Distinction: Dimitri, Isac, Hamish M, Julian, Kynan, Oliver, Henry G and Sam.
Congratulations to all of our super spellers who took part in our annual Premier’s Spelling Bee last Week. It was a tough competition with many challenging words. Well done to our Stage 3 winner Oliver, 2nd place Rebecca and Henry in 3rd. Thank you to the parents and grandparents who came along to watch and support our children.
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!
Congratulations to Kynan, who had a great weekend at Port Macquarie for touch football Junior State Cup Northern Conference. His team, Newcastle City U12 Boys, made the semi finals and will now compete at the state finals at Wollongong in April. Awesome job!
Congratulations to Chelsea, Emma, Edie & Mika who were joint winners of the Years 5-6 Division of the Statistical Society of Australia’s 2018 National Schools Poster Competition with their investigation and poster entitled ‘Water Works’. Dexter & Noah received Honourable Mentions for their poster ‘When I Grow Up…’ It was such a huge project and all students should be incredibly proud of their hard work.
Congratulations to Luisa, Rowan, Sam, Amira and Zali, who completed this year’s Premier’s Reading Challenge. A special mention to Dexter and Ellen who achieved Platinum Awards today for completing the challenge for 7 consecutive years. Amazing!