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24 05, 2024

THE VALUE OF HARD WORK

2024-05-24T09:29:45+10:0024 May, 2024|Categories: Term 2 Week 4|

Recently, like many in our community, I had the pleasure of witnessing our talented Middle School students perform in our Middle School Production, James and the Giant Peach.

It was clear to all that the chemistry and support witnessed on stage did not happen by chance. Our cast and crew have been working tirelessly since March and since then, they dedicated countless hours after school, on weekends, and even during the recent school holidays to bring this production to life. Throughout this journey, they have grown significantly, both individually and as a team. […]

24 05, 2024

KEEPING IT REAL

2024-05-24T09:14:51+10:0024 May, 2024|Categories: Term 2 Week 4|

This week I’d like to take a moment to address an issue that has recently come to our attention regarding online safety within our school community. It has been brought to our notice that a social media user, using the handle alexsmith1065, has been making inappropriate comments on the College’s social media platforms, particularly targeting our students.

Whilst the College has blocked this account and notified the Police, this individual has “friended” many of our students on social media platforms, raising concerns about the potential for harmful relationships to form. While we are […]

24 05, 2024

SLEEP EDUCATION

2024-05-24T09:14:50+10:0024 May, 2024|Categories: Term 2 Week 4|

Our College Wellbeing Priorities for 2024 identifies ‘sleep’ as an important contributor towards a child’s overall wellbeing.  Getting the right amount of sleep assists us to be able to self-regulate more effectively.  We can respond to our emotional state more positively and to situations in a more balanced yet flexible manner.

Recently, Year 1 – 5 students attended Sleep Education sessions, and a parent session was held, led by Sleep Scientist Samantha Bramich.  Topics covered as part of these sessions included:

– why we need sleep
– how much sleep is required
– what happens when […]

24 05, 2024

BEBRAS COMPUTATIONAL THINKING CHALLENGE

2024-05-24T09:14:49+10:0024 May, 2024|Categories: Term 2 Week 4|

Students from Years 3-5 have recently enjoyed taking part in the Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge for 2024. Bebras is an international competition that brings together over 2.9 million students from 60 countries. It promotes students’ collaborative and problem-solving abilities as they work together to break down complex tasks into simpler components, design algorithms, recognise patterns, and generalise solutions.

Once again, students have achieved very well (below, plus many more)!

Year 5:

Certificate of Excellence: Luka U’Ren, Julia Reid and Elki Schelleman

Credit: Chloe Atkinson, Nicholas Abbott and Georgina Chilcott; Eliza Minster, Kimaya Maheshwar; Xavier Tu, Mabel Handbury and Hamish Woolley; Zeke Yang-Sun and Facundo […]

24 05, 2024

TASMANIAN JAPANESE POSTER COMPETITION

2024-05-24T09:14:44+10:0024 May, 2024|Categories: Term 2 Week 4|

The theme of this year’s Tasmanian Japanese Poster Competition was The Year of the Dragon.

Congratulations to Year 11 student Elise Kingston, winning first prize for the Year 11-12 category, and to all other students who entered this year’s competition. There were so many amazing entries!

Other finalists included, in Year 7- Year 10, Alyx Cetti, Meg de Deuge, Peggy Handbury and Lydia Paech, and in Year 6, Mya Derbyshire, Ruby Lewis and Sophie Anthony.

A special mention to all Year 6 students of Japanese for their participation in this competition.  Selection of finalists was […]

24 05, 2024

MUSIC MAKING

2024-05-24T13:02:38+10:0024 May, 2024|Categories: Term 2 Week 4, Uncategorised|

In Music, Year 7 students have enjoyed being innovators as they have engaged with a learning project, designing and creating their own unique musical instruments. Students applied their knowledge of the physics of sound, and different methods of sound production, to create a range of exciting and interesting instruments. Creativity and sustainability played an important role in the design and manufacture phases. The focus of the next stage of this project will be on composing original music, to be performed on these instruments.

Catherine Kroon
Teacher

24 05, 2024

YEAR 9 SOUTHERN TASMANIA EXPERIENCE

2024-05-24T09:20:49+10:0024 May, 2024|Categories: Term 2 Week 4|

Year 9 students have been immersed in the Southern Tasmania Experience. Over three days, they discovered Tasmania’s convict past through stories that covered the experiences of men, women, children and ghosts at Port Arthur and Cascades Female Factory; they visited Parliament House, observing newly elected members of Tasmania’s Lower House alongside more familiar faces; and had close encounters with marine ecosystems at the Marine Discovery Centre. Throughout these opportunities, students have related to our history and environment in a unique way while demonstrating curiosity and courage.

While these experiences have undoubtedly provided a […]

23 05, 2024

SENIOR PRODUCTION ANNOUNCED

2024-05-24T12:54:16+10:0023 May, 2024|Categories: Term 2 Week 4|

This year’s Senior Production has been announced – The Theory of Relativity. Auditions will commence next week. All information can be found on the College Productions Dash Page. The Theory of Relativity is a Song Cycle – a collection of songs/scenes all linked together by a common theme. With music and lyrics by Neil Bartram and a book by Brian Hill, creators of Broadway’s The Story of My Life, The Theory of Relativity offers a fascinating look into the unexpected connections among unrelated people.

The song cycle began after Neil […]