On Monday, Coonabarabran High School hosted a team of scientists and mathematicians from the UNSW Outreach Program. They provided 3 activities for students to participate in – the digital planetarium was set up in the hall, and there was also a chemistry and mathematics workshop.
All our junior students were allocated a time slot to attend at least one activity. All the activities were engaging and practical and were very well received.
This was the first of two major activities that will be held as part of the CHS ‘Feast of Pi’ annual event. The next one will be held next Friday August 9 when we host the discovery bus from UNE.
Unfortunately, the annual Feast of Pi dinner has had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.
Feast of Pi
The annual mathematics celebration “Feast of Pi” will be held across two days, on Monday 29 July, the school will host UNSW outreach group. Then on Friday the 9 August, the UNE Discovery Bus will be making a visit.
Junior students (7-10) will be attending workshops on both days. The workshops are all held at the school. Some senior students will also be attending workshops throughout the day.
Class teachers will be letting students know more about the workshops they will be attending closer to the day.
There is no cost to students as the “Feast of Pi” has been funded through equity programs.
We are really looking forward to the day, and are sure the students will really benefit from the activities – they will provide a different aspect of mathematics in the real world.
Mrs Kylie Deshon Mr Duncan Graham
Head Teacher Mathematics Relieving Deputy Principal