It was wonderful to see the return of children and families to the preschool program on Tuesday. Children had a busy day exploring the environment and reconnecting with their friends and educators. We are now in a period of lockdown. During this time, we will continue to support children with their learning at home. We will continue to make regular posts on our private Facebook group of ideas and suggestions for learning at home and to provide any relevant updates as per the Department for Education recommendations. There are physical packs available if families would like to collect for their
Congratulations to ACEO Sonya Rankine on being awarded the NAIDOC SA 2021 Artist of the Year; this is fantastic recognition of her passion and hard work. Our students have been lucky enough to experience some of her work through the Carclew Narungga Aboriginal Artists in Schools Program in Term 1 this year when she led the team that created the Primary Coverway mural.
Congratulations to Year 9 student Nicholas Heinrich for being a 2021 winner of the Premier's Anzac Spirit School Prize. The award is given for outstanding research into the remarkable sacrifices of South Australian servicemen and servicewomen and Nicholas was one of just twenty students to be selected from across SA's public and private secondary schools. Nicholas was mentored through the process by HASS teacher Raelene Stutley and he will be awarded his prize at a special ceremony in early September.
If you don’t know your pancreas from your appendix or your gall bladder from your small intestine, then be sure to drop into Miss Townsend’s 7/8 class and the students will be able to set you straight! This term in Science we have focussed on Cells, Organs and Body Systems, culminating in a major home project in which students constructed a model of the human digestive system. The results were outstanding and the materials used ranged from vacuum hoses and wire to fabric, recycled bottles and even knitting. The digestive system project is a popular component of the 7/8 Science
In Week 6 our strength training class had another excursion down to Bodysync for a session with George. We first did boxing as a new circuit pairing ourselves up and doing reps of uppercuts, jabs, cross overs and hooks. In between boxing we would do either squats or lunges and one person would have the gloves and the other would wear the mitts. Once we had finished our boxing we moved on to working on cardio fitness and used machines like the rower, cross trainer, treadmill and air bike. We also all had a go at bench pressing with the
The SRC have been running a variety of lunchtime activities in the school gym this term. These have been hugely popular and the class SRC representatives are to be congratulated on putting their leadership skills in practice. These great photos show students of all ages enjoying playing dodgeball and Brondan's Game.
The SRC's Term 2 assembly was held in the Performing Arts Centre on Tuesday June 22. The Assembly began with the Acknowledgement of Land read by Isis and the singing of the National Anthem and the School Hymn. The Festival Choir performed first with fine renditions of 'Rockstar' and the poignant 'I Have a Voice', with anti-bullying messages appearing on the big screen. The Ag Studies students updated the audience on everything ag-related then brought in some of the baby lambs and goats. The Kindy and R/1 class performed next with the very loud 'Bash & Bang Band' song featuring
This semester in HASS we have been looking at objects from the past and how they have transformed to be in the present. The class was set the challenge to design what their object would look like in the future around the year 2050. Their objects were under the headings; transport, communication devices and toys. They then needed to explain how their object was used and any improvements that had been made. A great variety of future designs were created that may even be made in the future, you never know!