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REC Newsletter September 2015

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Can you spare a jar of Vegemite?

Can you spare a jar of Vegemite?
We have students in a year 12 Child Studies class undertaking an assignment, to spread awareness of a charity called ‘KickStart for Kids’. This charity helps make sandwiches for children who come to school without any breakfast or lunch. Vegemite is a popular filling but unfortunately it can be expensive, so is rarely donated. We think REC can help.
The aim for their assignment is to get many people involved to donate a gold coin or an unopened jar of Vegemite. Donations can be made at the front office or student services until the end of this week (Friday 11 Sept). Thank you for your support,

Tania Guest on behalf of Stacey, Emily and Nakia (students)

 

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Bunnings Visit

Bunnings Visit –

This morning we had the ‘Bunnings’ DIY team (Ken and Milena) from Noarlunga come and visit the McClure unit. They made a screwdriver holder made of plywood and painted it with there favorite colours. The reception students in McClure unit participated in a fun filled educational day.

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School Closure (Show) Day R-12

School Closure (Show) Day R-12 –

School Closure Day

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UNWS Science competition winners

 

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Well done to the students who entered this year’s UNSW Science competition and put their investigating, interpreting and problem solving skills to the test.

This is an international competition in which thousands of students compete. Special congratulations go to Bradley Wyatt who scored a Merit, to Cameron Smith, Nikolas Gikas, Emily Pryde and Hanna Jackson who gained a credit in the competition, and Zane Pertokovic who was awarded a distinction – an exceptional effort!

 

All entrants have received their certificates and detailed results sheets.

 

This competition is an annual event so please encourage your son/daughter to enter in 2016. Entry forms are available in term 1.

 

Wendy Toogood

Science Co-ordinator

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Book Week Theme – Favourite Book Character Dress Up.

Book Week Theme – Favourite Book Character Dress Up.

 

In the lead up to Book Week last Friday the primary students and teachers dressed up as characters from their favourite book. The outcome was brilliant with some amazing costumes such as Superman, Where’s Wally and Elsa from the movie Frozen. It was fantastic to see how much effort and creativity parents, carers and students had gone to.

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Book Week officially starts this week, Monday the 24th of August.

 

 

Kane Ellis – Administration Support.

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Year 7 Mathematics: Measurement & Geography

When you come to the Library this week make sure that your students check out the fantastic ‘3D Paper Houses’ constructed by Matt Wall’s Year 7 Students!

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This activity was part of the Australian Curriculum – Year 7 Mathematics:  Measurement & Geography

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The students wrote:

‘Mr Wall’s class worked on measurement. This included year 7s learning how to work out the Area, Perimeter, Volume, Surface Area and Capacity. Our assignment for this subject was to create 3D paper houses.

Firstly, we had to create a floor plan. We also had to get the measurements of the house (For this we had to calculate the area and perimeter of our base shapes).

After we had completed the floor plan we moved on to creating 3D shapes using our measurements. To construct our shapes we needed to draw different types of nets to match our floor plans. After our shapes were done we had to find the volume and surface area of each individual 3D shape and record our findings on working out sheets. We also had to build and find the capacity of a water tank that was placed somewhere on our property.

We enjoyed this assignment and all the challenges that came with it.’

 

 

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Staying Safe Online.

Staying Safe Online –
eSmart Presentation

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REC Newsletter August 2015

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Marketing to Children: Resisting the pressure

Next Wednesday evening ACCM (Australian Council on Children and the Media) are hosting a Parent Seminar:

Marketing to Children: Resisting the pressure

7.30pm, Wed 19 August 2015

At

Highgate School

4 Hampstead Avenue

Highgate, SA 5063

 

 

The Facebook link is: https://www.facebook.com/australiancouncilonchildrenandthemedia

Speakers:

Professor Elizabeth Handsley

Professor of Law at Flinders University; President of the

Australian Council on Children & the Media since 2011

 

Regulating children’s exposure to marketing: the role of government, industry and parents

 

Dr Julie Robinson

Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, Flinders University 

 

Children’s responses to advertising: research and reaction

 

Chaired by Pam Simmons, South Australian Guardian for Children and Young People  

 

Cost $22 per person

 

ACCM members $20 (contact ACCM for your booking code)

 

 

Book your ticket at: www.trybooking.com/IGJX

 

 

This seminar is hosted by Highgate School

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