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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.
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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.
Book Week officially starts this week, Monday the 24th of August.
Kane Ellis – Administration Support.
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!
This activity was part of the Australian Curriculum – Year 7 Mathematics: Measurement & Geography
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.’
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
4 Hampstead Avenue
Highgate, SA 5063
The Facebook link is: https://www.facebook.com/australiancouncilonchildrenandthemedia
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
Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, Flinders University
Children’s responses to advertising: research and reaction
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 SchoolRead More
Official Welcoming Ceremony for Mishima
Today we held an ‘Official Welcoming Ceremony’ for our Mishima visitors. Also in attendance were the students from the 2015 Mishima Scholarship programme including Ashley Morrissey from REC and students from other participating schools.
Mr Clayton Disley, Mr Andrew Smith and Ms Paula Wright officially welcomed Mishima staff and students to Adelaide and Reynella East College. Students were all very excited to be formally introduced to their ‘buddies’ for the next 5 weeks. Following formal proceedings, warm REC hospitality was shared over afternoon tea.
Our visit to Narnu Farm on Hindmarsh Island, in Week 10 was exciting.
Our favourite activity was horse riding. Some of us were very worried about getting on a horse and it took lots of confidence and courage. The good news was that everyone had a try, and most of us loved it.
As well as horse riding, we fed farm animals, collected eggs and rode around the paddocks on a big red truck called Elsie. We learnt that water turbidity and salinity levels affect how many aqua bugs are in the river; healthy water has many aqua bugs. We also learnt about saving energy and recycling. We had a close up look at worms and discovered that they actually eat newspaper!
Everyone had fun with free time; we loved playing games in Fort Narnu, or playing tennis and table tennis.
Nik and Hudson celebrated their birthdays with chocolate cake, and Terry taught us how to ‘all scream for ice-cream’!
After dinner on Monday, we took our torches and hiked to Sturt’s monument, and then on the last night we had a bonfire. Karen taught us how to make damper. We wound the damper on a long stick and cooked it on the coals. It was delicious.
Our final activity was a show from Animals Anonymous. Aaron showed us some Australian mammals and reptiles. We touched a freshwater alligator that luckily had its jaws gently taped together. Mrs Patterson even held some pythons that took lots of confidence and courage too, but she did it!
It was a very busy 3 days and we had lots of fun. Although it was the first camp, it was the best we have ever been on!