This term D7 students have commenced the SWSP with excellent weather conditions. Each week students have been practising their water safety skills, such as treading water, floating and basic introduction of breaststroke. Some students have progressed to an advanced level of swimming which involves swimming the length of the pool, freestyle and an introduction of diving techniques.
This term the D7 class have been practising tirelessly on their ukuleles and singing in order to participate in a concert for the residents of Cooinda. Students performed several songs on their ukuleles and sang a range of Christmas songs and old time favourites. Students were well received by the audience and staff at Cooinda.
Dedicated Music teacher, Nancy Doolan, accompanied students along with SLSO Vanessa Houley and Narelle Pfieffer, who drove the bus.
The students are now known as ‘The Rising Stars’. Not only have they performed at Cooinda, but they have also participated in a show case concert at the High School in Term 3. Students have shown great enthusiasm and will continue to learn new songs in the New Year.
See below some video highlights of their performance! Read more »
So far this term, D2 students have been testing out their up-cycling skills in Technology and have revamped some sad looking chairs, transforming them into groovy designer pieces!
Everyone made their little contribution, the chairs look amazing, and…there are requests from some staff members to fix theirs too!
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!