ELC students visit the School Community Library each week to explore the library, borrow books and work with teacher-librarian Pat Hasting. Library visits are a great way to encourage a love of books and reading and help children become more familiar with their local surroundings. Borrowing books also teaches responsibility in caring for things that belong to other and helps them feel more like a member of their local community.
The Year 3/4 Class have been exploring Chinese Inventions in STEM lessons. Last week we made our own paper by recycling scraps of coloured paper. We started by tearing coloured paper into strips, making sure the edges were rough and lots of fibres were showing. Then we soaked the paper in water over lunch. The wet paper was placed in a food processor to shred together, then we used paper towels to separate the paper pulp from the water. Finally, we pressed the pulp through a sieve and set our newly made paper out to dry. Some students experimented with
The Year 2 Class have been using modular patterns to create their own individualised model castles. Students learned modelling techniques including scoring (to create sharp creases), flanging (to support circular structures and improved gluing methods. They explored the concepts of castle keeps, crenellations, moats and battlements then adapted basic modular patterns to design and model their castles. Students 'value-added' to their castles with fancy flags, lava defences, cannons, flower gardens and portcullises.
he Stage 1 and 2 Outdoor Education students attended the Rock climbing camp at Warren Gorge in week 7. The weather was pretty well perfect and climbing conditions were great. Under the guidance of the Wilderness Escape instructors’ students had a great time climbing and abseiling with many doing very well to go outside of their comfort zone to complete climbs.
Over the past few weeks we have had three SAPSASA championships including the Football, Netball and Hockey. Congratulations to Barnaby, Brody, Sam, Tyson and Josh (injured) who were selected to play in the football championships, Emily, Marley and Annabel in the netball championships and Bella, Pearl, Kiala, Jordyn and Dylan in the Hockey Championships. It was a hard fought tournament for the football boys but they managed to end on a high defeating Whyalla by a couple of goals. The netball team won 4 of their matches to finish equal 5th and the girl’s hockey team (combined SYP/NYP) finished in
This term we held a Volleyball tournament at lunch times for year 8 – 12 students and the teachers. It was a very competitive competition with all teams vying for the 4 semi final spots. After the minor rounds the top 4 included the Teachers team, the combined CYS/AAS Year 12 PE team, the Year 10’s and the Year 9’s. With the favourites for the two semi-finals being the teachers and the Year 12’s a large crowd gathered to watch the much anticipated match ups. Amazingly there were two upsets both with very tight 3 set tiebreakers which saw the
The Year 8/9 nine-a-side football competition was held at Maitland on Wednesday the 9th of September in a slightly modified version in that there were combined 8/9 boys teams this year instead of separate year levels. The CYS boys team started well under coach Xenos defeating Minlaton 25 – 17 and then they continued on defeating Moonta 46 – 0 and MLS(2) 108 – 6 setting up a Grand Final appearance against MLS1. It was a fast-paced game with both sides going hard for the ball. Eventually CYS ended up victors 20 – 16. The CYS girl’s team battled hard
Last week the Stage 2 Biology class worked with 5/6A to demonstrate the process of Natural Selection. 'Natural Selection' refers to living things adapting to their environment to improve their chances of survival. The 5/6 students played games where they had different adaptations including run, crawl, roll or walk backwards to collect food. The team with the largest amount of food at the end proved to be the most evolved species.