Friday 10 August 2012

Week 5 Update

It's time to keep your fingers crossed and do some fine weather dances, we need a good day on Wednesday 15th Aug for the South Zone Winter Tournament to go ahead.
Leadership Camp: We are currently finalising the costs for our Year 8 Leadership Camp which will take place on Sept 20 and 21. A letter will be coming out in Week 5 with details about this camp.

Speeches: We will be holding our annual speech competition in week 10 (class) and 11 (team) this term. In Year 7 & 8 the students write their speeches at school on a topic of their own choice. Most classes will get getting underway with this writing topic within the next two or three weeks. How you can help at home is to discuss with your child a suitable topic and encourage them to start researching their topic and gathering ideas.

Mid Summer Night's Dream: Thursday afternoons are turning into a highlight for our team as we work towards the creation of our production. The props and set design group would appreciate the donation of:
  • Green fabric, any shade or size would be appreciated.
  • Chicken wire, if you have any lying around your garage that you no longer need.
  • Beads (dark colours ... purple, blue, black, green) or chains (necklace)
  • Large boxes or sheets of card.
Please send any donations to Room 19.
Cantamath Success: I've been talking about Cantamath a lot over the past few weeks; well the event finally came and we had reason to be proud of our students. Both teams finished in the top 50% of the schools competing; the Year 7 team scored 65/100 and the Year 8 team 60/100. In the displays section over half of our entries gained awards, which is pretty impressive as the majority of work on display wasn't awarded anything.
  • A big congratulations to Gabrielle Gray (game), Jack Ryan (model) and Room 19 maths class (project redesigning Waltham Pool) for their Excellence Awards.
  • Well done to Ties Prins (publicity motif), Jimmy King (publicity motif), Briana Steven (model), Hannah Lawson (model), Oscar Hooper (poster), Claudia Hillyer (model) and .... for their Highly Commended awards.

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