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Hour of Code

On Monday the OC received a special visit from our favourite computer science guru, Dr Elena Prieto, from the University of Newcastle. Dr Elena joined us to take part in the Hour of Code, a global movement aimed at reaching tens of millions of students to introduce them to computer programming and encourage them to learn how to code. We had a great time completing a variety of online tutorials (there’s even a Frozen one!) and thank Dr Elena for sharing her time with us. So far, over 57, 530, 240 people have tried an Hour of Code, including President Barack Obama! Well done to the OC for taking part.


ICAS Science and Computer Skills

Congratulations to our students who participated in the 2014 ICAS Science and Computer Skills competitions. Students received their results and certificates at today’s assembly.

Well done to our Science participants: Adrian – participation; Nelson – credit; Sarah – credit; Lachlan – distinction (top 4%); Eva – distinction (top 6%); and Dan – high distinction (top 1% and our Principal’s award recipient).

Our Computer Skills participants: Zane – credit; Max – credit; Nelson – credit; Lachlan – credit; Sarah – credit; Eva – distinction (top 8%); Dan – distinction (top 8%); and Adrian – distinction (top 8% and our Principal’s award recipient).

Tech Stars!

Congratulations to our OC students who took part in the DEC Tech Stars Challenge this term. The aim of the challenge was to create an infographic  that explained ‘why the angry birds transformed their abilities in space’. Students had to consider new names, descriptions, abilities, strengths and weaknesses. Below are examples of some of the fantastic infographics students created. Well done!

Heather Angry Birds Space

Allan & Chris

rory graham angry birds