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July 2020

The power of anticipation

Even though it is a first-world problem, one casualty of the current restrictions is the cancellation of events we’ve looked forward to; sometimes for months or even years! In an article by Sandra Shrock called, “Power of Anticipation” she says, “A healthy sense of “anticipation” can often help energize our lives and help us get …

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High Expectations

This year has been disruptive on many fronts but we are delighted to have all the children back at school and regular classes in session. Coming back to school and settling into learning and routines has taken a little time for some students. As we head towards the end of  Week 5, with only 14 …

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Premier’s Reading Challenge

There are two weeks left to complete the Premier’s Reading Challenge 2020! This year the Premier invited students to read the following number of books: ·   Prep to Year 2 should read or experience at least 20 books,·   Years 3 and 4 should read at least 20 books, and·   Years 5 to …

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Secondary Sports Report Weeks 1-5

To read all the exciting Sports events over the last five weeks, click here. Video Gallery Athletics Carnival Video gallery Touch Football

AMT Mathematics Competition

On Tuesday 4 August, 14 bright minds embarked on a Mathematical challenge. Students in Year 5 and 6 who had proven to be excellent mathematical problem-solvers were selected to compete in the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) run by the Australian Maths Trust. The AMC is an engaging 30-problem competition that demonstrates the importance and relevance …

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FOMO – do you fear missing out?

The ‘Fear Of Missing Out’ has been so significant over the last two decades that the word, ‘FOMO’ was actually added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. An article published by the Newport Academy (a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in adolescents with mental health issues) said; “A review study on FOMO defined it as …

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Middle School News – Term 3

Reports, Certificates and Parent Teacher Interviews I trust all parents were able to view their child’s report card over the past week. Please contact Secondary Admin if you need assistance with this. Congratulations and well done to students who achieved a certificate for the following this week from their Semester One reports: Academic – ‘A’ …

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Two events in Hospitality

Year 10 Multicultural Luncheon Year 10 selected a two-course meal for the multicultural luncheon which was an assessment task. They selected a country and then researched suitable foods that would link to the culture. They were excited to have their guests at their table to taste and evaluate their cooking. The students completed the assignment …

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Expecting the Unexpected

There is an age-old motto that says, “expect the unexpected”. If ever there was a motto for 2020 (besides “wash your hands”) then this is it. This whole year has been quite unexpected, so it is the theme of my first blog for Term 3, 2020. No one, with the possible exception of Bill Gates …

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STEM fun in the Library

Year 2 Library Fun In Term 2 the Year 2 iDiscover library lessons encouraged students to be tinkers and thinkers. We learnt about people who have achieved small and great things and who may have made lots of mistakes along the way. We enjoyed Storytime from Space and saw the design process in action. We …

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Wondrous Artists

We are SUPREMELY proud of the amazing work our little students have created this term. Some work was based on guided drawings, to be more scientifically correct as we studied minibeasts, but some are all our own ideas! What year level is this you ask… Year 7? Year 9? Year 4? – NO! – Year ONE! Yes. We have had a …

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Orange and Poppy Seed Muffins

Welcome back to Kitchen Garden. It has been so wonderful to see all our Prep, Year 1 and 2 classes back with their beautiful smiling faces. As a welcome back, we decided to use our beautiful oranges to make orange and poppyseed muffins. They were a great hit and I will put the recipes below for you to …

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