Once a month, students in D1 Science participate in experiencing a ‘Yum Box’ – a box of different foods from a different country each month. Students are encouraged to try new things, predict what foods will be like, discuss how other country’s foods are similar or different to Australian foods, discuss different cultures and work respectfully together as a team. This project is linked to the Australian Curriculum ‘Intercultural Understanding’ outcomes. Some boxes are more popular than others – students (and teachers!) found the Taiwan box food quite different! However, food from Portugal, Brazil and England were all a big hit.
The Coonabarabran High School Science and Engineering team recently competed in the NSW Super Challenge. This stage of the competition involved the top 24 teams from across NSW vying for the title of State Champion. The competition ran for 3 days, with 8 teams competing each day. The Coonabarabran High School team placed 6th on their day. All groups from the school are to be commended on their effort, with two groups achieving a top 3 placings. The group consisting of Sophie Hincks, Hannah Meier, Erin Tym and Octavia Whale achieved first place in the construction of a bionic hand and 3rd in “Electracity”. We also had success in the other “Electracity” competition with the group consisting of George Bell, Lachlan Eshman, Max Phillips and James Whalan achieving 3rd place.
The school would like to thank the Coonabarabran Rotary Club for their financial support to of the team.
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Senator Deborah O’Neill addresses morning assembly on her recent visit to Coonabarabran High School.