Twelve student competed for places in the Premier’s Spelling Bee Regional Final on Monday 31 August. As a result of this competition our Junior representatives were Neeron and Arshia and the Senior representatives were Henry and Joel. Unfortunately Henry was unable to compete at the regional final and Emma M took his place. At the regional final on Monday 14 September, our best result was 7th in the Junior final for Neeron. Congratulations to you all for your efforts. Keep working on being great spellers.
This year was the first year our school has participated in Southern Stars. Southern Stars is when a variety of schools come together to sing, dance and act. We had 19 students in Stage 3 who participated in Southern Stars. There were many rehearsals that we had to attend. For each performance we did four outstanding performances, including one to celebrate 100 years of ANZAC.
Our students worked very hard to correctly perform some challenging choreography and gave up many of their recess and lunch breaks. The performances were held over two days, Friday 28 and Saturday 29 August with a matinee and evening performance both days. The schools’ matinee was sold out and this year they sold the most tickets ever!
The performance days were very intense and fun. It was an amazing experience that the rest of the school will hopefully enjoy in the future. We would like to thank Miss Main and Miss Calligaro for helping us rehearse the dances, as well as the parents for transporting the children and helping to make our costumes. We had an awesome time!
By Emma M and Haylee,
For the past term and a half we have been attending a learning program called Uni4Certain at Cringila Public School. This program provides an opportunity for Year 6 children to meet new students from different schools, and extend our knowledge in different areas.
At the beginning of this program we started writing a storybook for kindergarten students on iBooks Author. We formed groups and chose a book to make into a movie. All the groups then wrote a script and chose characters. After we wrote the script we filmed our movie with iPads or with a camera and green screen. We then edited our film on iMovie.
We have now started to learn about the earth’s atmosphere and sustainability. Our focus is on building a sustainable house and efficient ways of generating electricity. We have also conducted experiments to generate electricity from lemons and potatoes.
By Eriks and Joanna 5/6M
Students from all classes attended the Life Education Van between 18 & 22 August. There was a wide range of learning across the stages in the areas of Personal Development and Health, both important elements of the PD/H/PE syllabus. We would like to thank the P & C for enabling all students at our school to attend the van.
Last Friday, 21 August, Emily H competed at the Regional Athletics Carnival in Canberra. She was competing in the 9yrs girls 100m. She came second in her heat and went into
the final. Emily finished 7th in the final, which means that she is the 7th fastest 9yrs girl in the whole of the South Coast PSSA area. Congratulations and well done, Emily.
On the 19th of August 2015, we went to Canberra for a two-day art camp. Some of the topics we explored there were clay modelling, drawing, painting and shadow tracing. Our experience at art camp taught us how to see the world of art in a different way, and we are looking forward to having that amazing experience again.
On the first night of camp, we met a local artist who told us a story about an emperor who longed to find the best artist in all the kingdoms. Finally, he found two of the best artists that competed against each other to see who was worthy of serving him. The artist taught us how to see with our hands by setting up an activity testing our sense of touch.
We learnt that if you use outline pen to draw a picture and to shade your picture as well you could use water to make the shading more realistic. We used many different tools and made many different artworks.
By Claudia Haas and Enea Thomas 5/6M
Did you know this is the 70th anniversary of Book Week? We had a wonderful Book Week celebration day – despite the absolutely dreadful weather! Thank you to everyone who participated to make it such a great day!
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**GOOD NEWS flash for Book Week ** This year we have had a record number of students complete the Premier’s Reading Challenge and for the first time ever since starting participating in the PRC, an entire senior class have completed the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Congratulations, 5/6M!! You set a high standard!
Mrs Owen (Teacher Librarian)
The Green Team celebrated National Tree Day this year by inviting all interested WWPS students to help begin planting the Bush Tucker Garden. We have continued this planting process over the past two weeks with help from Mrs Reade, Mrs Farmer and the parents who volunteer their time to the Garden Club. The area is looking amazing! If anybody in the WWPS community (parents/ grandparents etc) would like to donate their time to help maintain our gardens, the Garden Club and Green Team meet every Thursday at 1.30pm in the vegetable garden.