Students in D1 Science with Miss Rankmore had the opportunity to work on a mini STEM hands-on project called ‘Circuit Scribe’ this week. In this project, students used a conductive silver pen, power source (mini battery), a slider and an LED light to make a circuit. When the conductive pen was used correctly to join the parts and complete the circuit, the LED lights lit up. This follows up the unit on Electricity the students studied this semester.
Last Tuesdsay, students from the support unit enjoyed a day out at the Warrumbungle National Park Environmental Education Centre. They learnt how to use binoculars and contemplated some amazing views, explored the new visitor centre’s interactive displays, completed a photo scavenger hunt, observed reptiles and marsupials in their natural habitats and foraged in the leaf litter using magnifying lenses to get up close with bugs, grubs and other peculiar insects. An exciting and relaxing day for all.
Ms.Pech and Meg Rice
We set off at 8.30am with Ms Poyser as our awesome driver. Will, Tabitha, Morgan and Nellie were chatting away merrily on the journey. Although none wanted a toilet stop in Gilgandra, suddenly we had to make an emergency stop at the ‘destroyed, stinky toilet’ at Mathaguy. Students thought that they may have been eaten by the toilet. But alas, no!
D1 class have been working on a portfolio of work in Visual Arts, focusing on pencil sketches. Students have been looking at an image and then drawing what they see – drawing freehand from reference. Parts of the human face, shoes and eyes have formed the inspiration for their works so far and they have had some considerable success.
D7 support class celebrating their Junior Category win in the HEAD-ONISTIC exhibition of hats and head pieces that was shown at the Pegboard Gallery, Baradine.
Ms Pech, artist and convenor of the exhibition presented the class with their certificates and winning prize – a box of art materials. Dr Anderson (teacher) and Mrs Houley (SLSO) are proud of their class’s achievement. Each student’s hat articulated their unique personality.