Professional badminton player Callum Dunk visited CYS on Tuesday October 26 and took secondary students through skill, strategy and match-play exercises. Callum worked with Year 9/10 students before recess, continued with the SAASTA students until lunch and finished the day with a class of Year 11's. Groups started with a review of basic skills then focused on specific skill-sets such as serving or volleys. Students learned techniques to minimise opponents strengths along with foot and hand placement and doubles strategies. Thank you to Badminton SA for the opportunity to work with Callum and learn more about this great game. Thank
The class first learnt the cell names and functions of the plant and animal cell. We then got into pairs and chose whether to make an animal or plant cell pizza. Once the pairs decided what type of cell pizza they were making, the pairs made a list of appropriate ingredients for either a savoury or sweet pizza to match each of the organelles in that cell. Once the pairs had all of the ingredients matched with the organelles they were able to make the pizza during the triple lesson on Friday. Everyone enjoyed this assignment and thought that their
The Year 5/6s, accompanied by Year 5/6 teacher Charlotte Nixon, Year 4/5 teacher Emma Westbrook and K-10 teacher Tim Tuck left school bright and early on Monday October 18 heading for the Illawonga camp site near Swan Reach on the Murray River. The campsite was originally built to showcase gymnastic equipment and was used by the Australian Olympic team in the 1980s as a out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere training centre. The trip from Maitland takes three hours so the rest stops along the way were welcomed by all. Monday We shared the camp with staff and students from Lameroo and after our first
What a crazy few weeks we have had of learning and fun at Point Pearce, and who can believe it’s Week 3 already! We started the term diving head first into patterns and the students have picked it up so well and have been able to enjoy loads of hands-on activities including patterns with our bodies and creating patterns in their books using different materials. The students have also enjoyed lots of extra activities such as meeting a family of baby chickens and talking about the features we could see, learning how they would grow up, learning how to plant
Term 4 is shaping up to be a very busy one. In Week 7 and 8 the Preschool students will be having transition visits to the R-2 class, the Lutheran School and the Maitland Campus. Year 2 students will be participating in transition visits to Maitland Campus. Swimming lessons will be held in Week 7 and Week 9 will see our Graduation, End of Year Party and beach trip to Port Victoria. Art Project The Child Health & Development (CHAD)Team are a multi-disciplinary team who work with children 0-7 years at risk of falling behind in their developmental milestones and
This week we say farewell to our Year 12 students. Many will be going onto complete exams in the next few weeks; some will be going on to employment and others taking that next step in their lives. I repeated this last year, but thought it is still pertinent to this year’s cohort. As a word of advice to the Year 12’s who are finishing, life is series of events, both good and bad. No matter how deft your organisational skills, there will always be life influencing factors over which you may have no control. As you embark on this
Would you all please join me in congratulating the following staff into leadership roles for 2022. Kath Magarey – who has won the Head of Point Pearce Campus role for 2022. Kath will be replacing Dave Love who is transitioning into a new role. Luke Trenorden – who has won the Secondary Coordinator role backfilling Shayla Vince for 2022. Both Kath and Luke will be great additions to the school leadership team and drive our school improvement even further.
The Year 1/2 Class have been investigating rolling toys this term. We started by making simple rolling vehicles then looked at how offsetting an axle on a cylinder would make foot-like movement Students experimented with connecting straws, skewers and cardboard together. Once this worked smoothly they traced round their shoes on card , cut them out and attached them to the skewers. We found the 'rolling-feet' would move down slopes and with help, along the corridor floor. Students completed their designs with decoration, extra 'handles', and even directions on how to use them. This unit was great fun and the