On the Wednesday of Week 8 of Term 2 the Stage 2 Outdoor Ed class left on a bushwalking camp through Innes National Park. The first walk was from Stenhouse Bay to Cable Bay. This walk took us 4 hours including a 2Km walk from the campsite to the Cape Spencer Lighthouse which is the “Toe” of the Yorke Peninsula. On the walk from Stenhouse Bay to Cable Bay there was a salt lake where we had stopped for lunch and a side trip through the old township of Inneston. We also spotted an abandoned Mallee Fowl nest. At nightfall
The SRC organised a 'wear your PJ's (or casual clothes) to school' fundraiser for BlazeAid, the volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires and floods.
The Year 7 and 8 Performing Arts classes built model instruments as part of a unit on 'Instruments of the Orchestra'. Students could choose to build a realistic but non-working instrument or a working but non-realistic instrument and there were plenty of entries in both categories. Realistic models included flutes, trombones, trumpets and clarinets, with some being so good that students were asked why they were out of their cases! Triangles and wind chimes were popular in the working-instrument category which also included an octave long beer-bottle xylophone and two cakes (which were both clever AND delicious!)
The Year 3/4 Class finished constructing their Morse Code signalling devices in STEM last week. Previously the students have experimented with electrical components and how to use batteries, bulbs and switches to make a simple circuit. We then learned how Morse Code works and how Morse can be transmitted by sound, electrical pulses or by light. We coded our names in Morse and tried tapping signals to each other. To make our Flashers, we used a clothes peg as a ‘momentary on’ switch, and connected it to a 3V battery pack and a LED. The LED was mounted on Corflute
The steers and students are building relationships and we our now putting halters on in the yards, washing the steers to stimulate hair growth and build trust and leading in the small yard. The students understand the importance of good nutrition in relation to weight gain and how different animals have different feed conversion ratios. Our steers Banjo, Brian and Jordan are entered into the Stock Journal virtual on hoof parade, the Royal Adelaide Show carcass competition and the Livestock Kadina Show. Year 12's - over half way Hannah, Shayla and Jess have been busy researching, analysing and writing reports
This term, primary students have been recognised for excellence and achievement with a special CYS Certificate. Students were selected based on academic results and nominations for outstanding progress from their teachers.
"World No Tobacco Day" School Competition Winners The Puyu Blaster team regularly visit our SAASTA program to deliver their education program to our students on how smoking affects your health. This year for World No Tobacco Day they held a school competition wanting to know why you won’t smoke. Our SAASTA Connect students entered the competition sharing their story on the theme; ‘I Won’t Smoke Because’. Winners are grinners! Congratulations to Billy Eveleigh, Caylim Karpany, Kuliah Power, Melana Horral-Smith, Nataliah Elliot and Meg Lock on their winning entries. Trent Wingard the Youth Project Officer of the Tackling Indigenous Smoking Programme