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Year 6 Orientation – Parent Information

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PDHPE Information for Parents of Year 6 students

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Mathematics Equipment

Students will require a 5mm grid book (160-192 pages).

All students will be given a scientific calculator – ABACUS SX-II MATRIXn. This calculator will be engraved with their name. The calculators will remain at school for the first part of the year, and then sent home for students to use for homework and assignments later in the year.  This calculator is provided thanks to Equity funding.

Please note – the calculators should last the students for most of their schooling years, however, if they lose or break their calculator, it is expected that they will replace the calculator – the calculators cost $24 and are available at the school.

Creative Arts Podcast Competition

Alex McWhirter

Shafin Salim

During Term 3, some of the Year 9/10 Music students worked on a composition for the Creative Arts Podcast Competition. For this competition, students had to compose a 4-bar or 8-bar loop to be used as intro/outro music for the Creative Cast Podcast series. The competition was open to all Stage 5 Creative Arts students in NSW public schools. Nine compositions were entered into the competition, and we are very happy to announce that one of our entries was selected as the winner: Alex McWhirter in Year 10 was the composer of the winning entry! He composed his loop composition using Soundtrap software. Alex did absolutely fabulous work with his composition and should be commended for his diligent work and for submitting his work for feedback a few times during the process. Alex’s winning entry has resulted in a $2000 grant being awarded to Coonabarabran High School! Well done also to Shafin Salim, whose composition was also short-listed. And, finally, well done to the other seven students whose work was submitted to the competition – you all did fantastic work!

Aimee Rossler

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