Last week, Stage 3 began their STEM groups! We made and tested paper helicopters, experimented with Strawbees creations, and coded Ozobots around a track. Each week our groups explore challenges involving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Looking forward to more scientific exploration throughout the term!
Well done to our amazing kids who competed in the K-6 Athletics Carnival today. It was wonderful to see so many students having a go and congratulating each other. Beautiful school spirit! Thanks to Mr Slade for organising another great carnival for us and thanks to the rain for holding out until we were finished!
Congratulations to all our amazing speakers who presented their speeches today at our annual Speak Off Competition. We heard about a variety of topics, including cockroaches, pet peeves, apples, magic, grandparents and technology, younger siblings, Australian stereotypes and many more! The audience was entertained and in fits of laughter. What a talented bunch of speakers we were blessed to listen to today. A special congratulations to our winners, Nikolai and Seb in Stage 3. Our winners will present their speeches and compete at the Hunter Interschools Public Speaking Competition. Well done, everybody!
School photos will be taken on Tuesday 1st May – this is the first day back of Term 2. Envelopes need to be completed with your photo requirements for each child and returned to the office OR handed to the photographers on the day.
Payments can be made by Cash (correct money only returned in photographer’s envelope provided), Credit Card Online only. Payment CANNOT be made using Parent On-line Payments (POP).
Photo envelopes for family only are available from the office. These photos cost from $15 – $25 each. Other group photos (eg Captains, SRC, Kindy Club and sporting teams) will be available to purchase on-line only, after photo day.
GIRLS’ SUMMER UNIFORM
Blue checked tunic, navy socks (not anklet) and black shoes.
BOYS’ SUMMER UNIFORM
Navy shorts and school blue polo shirt, navy socks (not anklet) and black shoes.
Year 6 may wear their new Year 6 shirt for the Year 6 photo only
Thank you to all of our students for their excellent behaviour, respect and contribution to our school ANZAC service today. Our student leaders delivered the service beautifully and our class representatives helped commemorate this solemn occasion during the wreath-laying ceremony. Thank you to our special guests from the Mayfield RSL and to the parents who attended. Well done, THPS.
Students in 5W, 5/6A OC, and 6B have been working on an imaginative writing task this term. Using the Storybirdwebsite, students have created beautiful narratives with Storybird artworks to share with younger readers in their buddy classes and the library. Today, we had a sharing session where students read each other’s books, which was perfect for pyjama day! Keep an eye out on our class blogs over the next few days to read digital copies of the narratives.
While the weather wasn’t exactly harmonious today, our students had a wonderful time celebrating Harmony Day. It was lovely to see so many orange and cultural dress outfits at Tighes Hill today! Students worked together to create beautiful worry dolls and rock art that represent each of their individual identities and cultures. A huge thank you to our generous families who brought in food to share and to our wonderful family helpers who assisted in serving food at lunch.