Mystery Bag Challenge

This week we were treated to a terrific taster lesson from the staff and students from Callaghan College Waratah Technology Campus. Our class took part in a STEM Challenge which involved designing and making a structure to launch a pom pom using only the materials provided in a mystery bag. We had a great time and there were lots of creative and clever designs. Well done to everyone for the enthusiasm, great team work and effort.

A Tasty Transition

Today Year 6 and I had a terrific time attending Taster lessons at Callaghan College Waratah Technology Campus. We participated in several sessions including art, metal work, science and hospitality. Students also enjoyed a free sausage sizzle lunch! Well done to our students, who participated enthusiastically (lots of positive feedback from the high school teachers) and displayed exemplary behaviour throughout the day. Lots of great photos below!

Students/families interested in obtaining a placement in the 2016 High Achievers class need to return their applications to me by the end of next week.

OC Orientation

One Friday we welcomed our new students who have received a place in our class for 2015!

Despite the heat wave and power outage, we still managed to have a great time. We began with some getting to know you games, an iPad QR code scavenger hunt and finished with a straw bridge building engineering challenge. A big thank you to my Year 5s who did a super job of making our new students feel welcome and introducing them to our school. Our next orientation visit will be Wednesday 3rd December, 9.30-12.30pm.






Today our students went to Islington Oval to compete against Islington Public School in a game of Oz-Tag as part of our Callaghan Cluster Schools partnership.

All the training and hard work the Tighes Hill Tigers put in over the past few weeks certainly paid off as we were the victorious team today with a decisive win! Excellent sportsmanship was displayed throughout the match and a great job by Ethan C who was today’s referee. Thank you to Islington for the great match!

OC Transition

Today we had our first transition session for students in our 2014 OC.

We began with some getting to know you games and activities where it was great to see students bonding so quickly with each other. Students participated in a shared writing task where they demonstrated some imaginative and creative ideas.

They enjoyed working in groups to complete an engineering challenge that involved designing and making a watercraft that could float and hold a certain weight.

After recess we had our first visit to the computer lab where students joined our 2014 Edmodo group and explored our class blog.

A big thank you to all our wonderful 2014 students for a great day. I look forward to seeing everyone again on Wednesday 4th December.

TreeTops Adventure

Yesterday our Year 6 students who are enrolling at Callaghan College Waratah Technology Campus next year were offered an amazing opportunity to attend a transition program at TreeTops Adventure Park. As you can see in the photos below, our students had a terrific day conquering the challenging obstacle course through the trees and getting to know students from other schools.

MsArmstrong's TreeTops album on Photobucket

Thank you to Mrs Sheehan and Mrs Ireland for accompanying our students on this excursion.

Sporting Triumph!


Today our students played a hard fought game to draw in the inaugural Interschool Soccer Friendly against Islington Public School. The game was organised to assist in each school’s transition program and to develop stronger links between schools in the Callaghan cluster.

The game started strongly with Tighes Hill leading the scoring and dominating early play. Islington fought back and equalised early in the second half. Both teams battled it out until the final whistle, resulting in a one-all draw.

Referee Greg Fullford declared that the game was one of the more skilled and sportingly played that he could recall. I was so impressed with the teamwork and the camaraderie displayed by all students and it was great to see handshakes and hugs at the end of the match.

Special mention must go to the team captain Callum for his terrific sportsmanship and leadership, Mitch for being a great team player and Lachlan and Ethan for their energy and enthusiasm.

We all had such a great time and students are keen for another match soon. We look forward to organising future interschool events and thank our school communities for their support.




OC transition day

At the end of last term our new OC students joined us for 2 transition visits at our school to get a taste of some of the activities they will be experiencing in the OC in 2013. The photos below show students participating in an engineering challenge which was to build a straw bridge. The aim was to design and build a bridge that was able to support the weight of 2 toy cars. The students had a great time and worked well in their teams to complete the challenge. I look forward to more engineering fun in 2013!

MsArmstrong's OC 2013 transition day album on Photobucket