On Wednesday the 28th of April 23 selected students from years 4 through to 7 participated in the Southern Yorke (SYP) Peninsula Cross Country District Day along with other schools within the SYP. According to their age, students ran a distance of either 2000m or 3000m. Successful students are then invited to join the SYP cross country team who will compete in the state competition held at Oakbank Racecourse later next month. We had a very successful day with 8 students across all age groups making the SYP team. Congratulations to the following students; Caitlyn Tape, Eddie Taylor, Katrina Bennett,
There's lots of animal activity happening in the Ag Block this week. Our young ewes are lambing, thanks primarily to Danny Allen's rams. There are four piglets thanks to Bob Foster and we also have our 8 month old steers 'Ted' and 'Tank', thanks to Ashvell Murray Grey Stud and Bayview Shorthorn Stud.
Point Pearce students have set up two worm farms with the intention to collect the ‘worm tea’ which we'll use to help our plants and garden we are organising to grow. We assembled the worm farm with newspaper, soil and 500 worms. Students then investigated and observed all the different types of worms in the farms. The students noticed that some were big, some were small while others were fat or skinny. We got hands on with the worms (and very dirty!) holding the worms and observing them through the magnifying glass. Students have also fed the worms many of
LEADERSHIP FOR TERM 2 I am pleased to be back at Point Pearce Campus for three days a week on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, sharing the Leadership role with Miss Kath who will lead on Mondays and Tuesdays. This structure will continue for the rest of Term 2. I would like to thank Kath for her strong leadership and work as the Head of Campus during my absence. I know that the first term is always a packed one, and under her leadership the staff team and children have planned and achieved so much. RIDING FOR THE DISABLED One of
This week, the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assesses literacy and numeracy skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life. Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in the annual NAPLAN tests in reading, writing, conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy. The assessment provides parents and schools with an understanding of how individual students are performing at the time of the tests. While it is a tool that is used by Federal and State Governments for student tracking and achievement, we feel it will never be able
It's already Week 3 and it still felt like that yesterday we were returning to school. I can honestly say that we have hit the ground running. There are lots of activities that are coming up in the next couple of weeks that give our students learning opportunities that consist of more than writing notes and preparing for a test. It has been amazing to walk the halls of the school and look at the learning that is going on within our classrooms. If you look at our Facebook page you will be able to see the wide range of
On Monday April 19, NASA's Ingenuity helicopter made the first sol powered controlled flight by an aircraft on a planet besides Earth. During that short flight it took off vertically, hovered and landed. Since then it has made more flights and their success has prompted NASA to extend its testing phase and experiment with more complex movements. Back here on Earth, Primary classes watched video of the flight this week then constructed a simpler paper version of the helicopter to test different experimental designs and configurations. The R/1 class focused on following instructions and using tools to successfully cut out
CYS staff and students were an integral part of this year's Anzac Dawn Service held at the Maitland war memorial, with music students performing with the YP Concert Band, the SRC and Prefects presenting Anzac donations, and SRC Deputy Head Prefect Sophie Baker delivering a presentation at the breakfast. The YP Band included students from across the Yorke Peninsula with families travelling from as far afield as Warooka. The band, under the baton of conductor Debbie Schwartz played 1940's themed songs before the service began, the hymns during the service and further music as the crowd departed. 'The Last post'