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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!

Super Kynan!

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!

Super Statisticians!

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. 

CEP Digital Media Festival: WINNERS!

Thank you to everyone who came along to the CEP Digital Media Festival and supported Tighes Hill PS! It was a great night with all of our cluster schools and plenty of stalls and entertainment. Well done to our Tigers Aerobics team and our BandLink performers who entertained the crowd. Congratulations to our amazing actors for their talented performances in our winning film!
Watch it below! Stay tuned, we’ll be sharing our extended cut next week.

Thinkfest 2018!

Congratulations to our super OC who did a fantastic job at the regional Opportunity Class Thinkfest event today! 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 Maths and Science teams 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 Emma 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!

2019 Student Leaders

Well done to all of our Year 5 students who took part in our leadership program over the past 2 weeks. Students learnt about and discussed the skills, qualities and values of being a leader; listened to a talk from our current school captains, Georgie and Hamish about their experience as school leaders and also spoke with Mr Selwood about the roles and responsibilities of leadership. It was great to see so many amazing students put themselves forward and share their applications for a leadership position. After our session yesterday, all Year 5 students took part in a peer vote for their top 3 male and female leaders.
 
Congratulations to Rebecca, Seb, Sienna, Issach, Jemima and Rowan! On Thursday 6th December beginning at 9.20am, these students will present their captaincy speeches to K-5 ready for a whole school vote. Parents and family are very welcome to attend this event. We wish our 2019 leaders the very best and look forward to their leadership journey!

Maths Superstars!

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. This year there were over 35,000 participants across Australasia, and our class received a High Achievement award for scoring in the top 25% of all teams. 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
Equal 1st Place: Norah, Ellen, Amie and Hamish Mo (all top 2%)
Special mentions to Coco (top 2%); Oliver, Raquel, Dexter, Julian, Luisa, Chelsea, Callum, Jules & Will (top 10%); Emma, Grayson, Edie, Mika, Noah (top 20%); Henry, Annabelle, Fin & Hamish Ma (top 25%)

Maths Olympiads
1st Place: Coco (top 2%), Equal 2nd Place: Raquel, Ellen & Amie (top 10%)
Special mentions to Emma, Norah & Julian (top 10%); Hamish Mo, Jules (top 20%); Noah & Grayson (top 25%)

Well done to Julian for receiving this year’s Special Achievement/ Encouragement Award for his outstanding effort and improvement during the program.