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!
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.
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%)
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.
Congratulations to everyone who took part in this year’s Australian Maths Competition. There were hundreds of thousands of entrants across the country who participated in this challenging problem solving event. Well done!
Certificate of Proficiency: Chelsea, Amie, Edie, Noah, Dexter, Zali, Julian, Hamish Ma, Callum, Annabelle & Rowan
Credit: Will (top 40%), Hamish Mo (top 33%), Fin (top 52%), Grayson (top 42%), Emma (top 40%), Coco (top 32%), Kynan (top 40%) & Henry (top 30%)
Distinction: Ellen (top 19%), Oliver (top 18%), Norah (top 13%) and Raquel (top 6%)
Best in School: Raquel – for our school’s highest standardised score.
Well done to all of our Stage 3 students who took part in the Newcastle Permanent Mathematics competition last term. Students received their results at yesterday’s assembly and they performed exceptionally well!
Merits (top 45%) – Amira, Rowan, Zali, Luisa, Annabelle, Noah, Dexter, Mika & Edie
Distinctions (top 15%) – Ellen, Amie, Archie, Will, Jules, Fin, Chelsea, Grayson, Callum, Oliver, Norah & Sam
High Distinctions (top scorers – out of c. 10,000 year group participants) – Henry (equal 68th), Hamish Ma (equal 68th), Kynan (equal 124th), Bobby (equal 124th), Coco (equal 124th), Julian (equal 124th), Emma (equal 69th), Raquel (equal 69th) & Hamish Mo (equal 69th).
Every year, Year 5 students who receive a High Distinction, are invited to the annual Maths Camp at Myuna Bay. Congratulations to Hamish Ma, Henry, Bobby, Julian, Coco and Kynan!
What a great way to start off Term 4 with lots of amazing ICAS English results. Well done, everyone!
Participation: Hamish Ma, Zali, Ellen and Amie
Credits: Noah (top 20%), Hamish Mo (top 34%), William (top 16%), Jules (top 13%), Mika (top 13%), Fin (top 20%), Grayson (top 34%), Julian (top 35%), Sam (top 24%), Annabelle (top 15%), Henry (top 24%) and Norah (top 19%)
Distinctions: Callum (top 5%), Coco (top 3%), Amira (top 3%), Luisa (top 3%), Emma (top 2%), Raquel (top 7%), Chelsea (top 5%)
High Distinction: Rowan (top 1%) and recipient of the Principal’s Award
Congratulations to all of the amazing students in the OC who were inducted into our Hall of Fame for Quality today!
Well done to everyone who took part in this year’s ICAS Writing. Students received their results at our assembly today and should be very proud of their wonderful achievements.
Participation: Rowan, Annabelle, Coco, Julian, Amira (top 48%), Fin, Luisa (top 48%), Grayson & Zali
Credits: Hamish Ma (top 29%), Edie (top 33%), Hamish Mo (top 25%), Archie (top 18%) & Amie (top 18%)
Distinctions: Noah (top 2%) & Ellen (top 9%),
High Distinction: Emma (top 1%), Raquel (top 1%), Mika (top 1%) & Chelsea (top 1%)
The Principal’s Award went to Mika for her outstanding achievement! Well done, everyone.
Well done to everyone who took part in this year’s ICAS Spelling. There’s always some incredibly difficult words and students should be very proud of their amazing achievements.
Participation: Zali, Hamish Ma, Archie, Grayson, Annabelle
Merits: Edie (top 40%), Luisa (top 37%)
Credits: Rowan (top 33%), Henry (top 21%), Amie (top 29%), Julian (top 33%)
Distinctions: Emma (top 2%), Noah (top 6%), Dexter (top 8%), Hamish Mo (top 8%), Cheslea (top 5%)
High Distinction: Raquel (top 1%)
The Principal’s Award went to Raquel for her outstanding achievement! Well done, everyone.
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!