NAIDOC Celebrations

What a great way to finish the term with a day full of activities celebrating NAIDOC week. Thanks to the Millibah Dance group from HSPA for joining us and to Miss Chapman for organising the event. Students enjoyed learning some Awabakal language, dance, boomerang art and face painting. Have a look at the photos below! 

Campus Day Exploration!

Well done to all of our Children’s University students who attended the Campus Open Day on Tuesday. We had a great time exploring the uni and taking part in lots of great activities including sport, architecture, psychology and environmental science. A huge thank you to all the wonderful parents who came along and got involved.

Claymation


This afternoon we had a screening of the Stage 3 Claymation films that our students have been working on in Art Cave with Jane and Alex. Students worked in groups to create a short animation of 15 seconds in length, using different backdrops, clay, playdoh, and other props. Students used the stop-motion animation technique of taking 5 frames per second, then playing the images in order to create the sense of movement on the screen. Some groups even went beyond that and added sound effects and music to their short animations. Below is a compilation of all our claymation films.

Sorry – Climate Change Message

This term, 6B have been learning about Climate Change in Geography. They have amazed and impressed me so much with their ideas and the discussions we have had. Today we watched this clip and it really struck a chord with us. We wanted to share it with you to watch and hopefully it inspires you to take action.

Athletics Carnival

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!

Disco Inferno!

Well done to all of our dancing superstars who came along to our disco tonight. Your intergalactic costumes were out of this world! Thank you to Mrs Elsley and Miss Tregillgas and our SRC for organising this fantastic event and to the fabulous DJ Mixalot for her amazing dance moves and energy. What a great night!

Premier’s Spelling Bee!

It’s almost time for one of our favourite events of the year – the 2018 Premier’s Spelling Bee! All Stage 2 and 3 students are invited to take part. Our school will be holding our event next term on Wednesday 1st August. In the meantime, students are encouraged to visit the Premier’s Spelling Bee website and download the word lists (see Mrs Bowman for this year’s password). 

Speak Off!

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!