World of Maths!

Students from K-6 enjoyed a variety of hands-on activities to boost their problem-solving skills. Thank you to Mr Ed for visiting us with your World of Maths!


Statistics & Data

This term students have worked hard on a major maths project for the Statistical Society of Australia’s National Schools Poster Competition. This project involved students working in teams to create an informative poster presentation based on the collection and interpretation of data towards addressing a practical research question. Students began by brainstorming a topic of interest, then formulated a hypothesis to address. Some groups created surveys using Google Forms, while others collected data or conducted tests. When the data collection was complete, students used Excel to analyse their data and report their findings. Well done everyone, it has been a tremendous amount of work and I’m very proud of your efforts! A special thank you to Dr Elena Prieto-Rodriguez from the University of Newcastle for being our mentor throughout the project. 

CEP Digital Media Festival

Thank you to everyone who came along to our CEP Digital Media Festival last week. The event was a great success, with a turnout of over 2,500 community members. Our fundraising stall – popcorn and slushies – raised close to $1000, which goes back towards supporting our creative and performing arts programs.

Our film, The Other Side of the Door, written and created by our students, was enthusiastically received and has helped further cement the festival as a highlight on participating schools’ creative and performing arts calendar.
Watch our 2017 film, The Other Side of the Door…

Colour Run Countdown!

The THPS Colour Run is next week! Do your final round of fundraising & prepare yourself for an awesome day! We’d love to see as many parents at the event as possible, so please come down and support the kids after all their hard work. More information will be sent home next week regarding times.

And that’s a wrap!

This term in Personal Development/Health, 6B are learning about Safety and First Aid procedures. In this week’s lesson, we talked about Bites and Stings specifically. We looked at the ‘Australian Bites and Stings’ app, available for free download on Apple and Android devices. It provides you with relevant First Aid information on how to treat a variety of bites and stings from different Australian creatures.

We also practised the immobilisation bandage technique, which is useful if a person has been bitten. 6B had a lot of fun, although I did not anticipate the aroma of a classroom on a warm afternoon with barefoot Year 6 students in it.


This month, 6B are participating in the NaNoWriMo challenge. NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month, where students spend the month of November writing a novel. Each student in 6B has been preparing characters, settings, and plotlines for their novel. Everyone has set themselves an individualised writing target, with a word count goal for their novel. We have worked out how many words we need to write each day to help motivate us during the month. Each day in November, we will have a set amount of time dedicated to writing our novels. Students are welcome to bring in a device each day to type their novel, or they can take home their novel workbook each night to write in for homework.

This morning we started the countdown for NaNoWriMo! I can’t wait to read these wonderful stories and see 6B smash their daily goals!

Negative Addition Grids

This week in Maths we have been addicted to these Negative Addition Grids. They have been really helpful in learning how to add together negative and positive integers. Click on the image below to visit the website and have a turn!

Halloween Treat: 2 Sentence Horror Stories

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To get into the theme for Halloween today, 6B wrote 2 sentence horror stories. Here are some of my favourites that will be keeping me awake at 2am while I am trying to sleep.

Sometimes I like to visit my abandoned hometown, as it reminds me of the children that laughed and played there years ago. I can hear them laughing, which makes me smile, until I realise that the laughter isn’t from my imagination. – Kalani

This Halloween I decided to carve a frown on my pumpkin and then went inside to get a snack. When I returned, my pumpkin was no longer frowning and instead smiled at me creepily. – Imogen H

My Mum always tells me clowns are just funny men dressed up. That night, when the funny man came out of my cupboard I pulled at his white sticky face but nothing came off. – Finlay

I hear a voice comforting the baby through the baby monitor. I roll over in bed and see my spouse asleep next to me. – Max

My Nan and Pop picked me up from school and took me to their house. My Mum called my mobile and said “Nan and Pop tried to pick you up, but you weren’t at school.” – Lucy


Sneak peek!

Here is a sneak peek of the Tighes Hill film entry for the 2017 Callaghan Education Pathways Digital Media Festival!

To find out what is on the other side of the door, purchase a ticket and show your support on Thursday, the 9th of November. Tickets are $5 each or $10 for a family of 4. They are on sale before school at the silver seats 🙂