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Sunday, June 29, 2014

INTERSCHOOL SPORT . STORM THE CASTLE .  SCHOOL PHOTOS .
INTERSCHOOL SPORT
It was a lovely day to play Interschool Sport, the girls netball at Dulcie Liddelow courts in Midvale and the boys at Hartfield Park. The Soccer A Team were the winners bringing home the only trophy of the day. Congratulations to them all. A great job against the other six schools that feed into Darling Range Sports College. Many thanks to all the parents who helped with the coaching of the teams or came along to support them.
Netball Results
Year 7 A Team - won 4 of their 6 games
Year 7 B Team - improved over the day to only lose their last game by 1 goal
Year 6 A Team - won 1 out of 5 of their games
Year 6 B Team - won 4 out of their 5 games
Soccer Results
Soccer A Team - won the day and brought home the trophy to prove it.
Soccer B Team - won 2, lost 2
Football Results 
Well done to the footy team, joint runners up to winners High Wycombe
Well done to all the teams, teachers and parents who came along on the day, many thanks.

STORM THE CASTLE






The students from Room 22 Year 7 PAC Class with Mr Petch and Room 18 MAC Class with Mr Sanderson are participating in a technology against equivalent classes at Caladenia Primary in CanningvaleThe challenge is to build a catapult similar to those built in ancient times to storm castles to be able to fire a ping pong ball through a window at a certain height above the ground.
Adults can assist with the building process, but the students have to be able to document and explain very element of the design, the choices made and the science and technology behind it. Next Friday, the last day of term is the challenge day at Caladenia to see who has the best designs.
Photos below are of the students practising on the basketball court, getting ready for the big challenge day.
As you can see, designs range from the simple  through to the quite elaborate.

Stay tuned for a slideshow of all the student designs
SCHOOL PHOTOS

Thursday and Friday of this week, Week 9 of the term, Tom and Trish were in to take photos of all the students. To had his trusty mouse made out of a folded handkerchief and piece of fur he calls his ferret to intrigue the kids into watching carefully so he can get them all looking at the camera. It works every time and everything went smoothly across the two days. They will be back later in the year to get the graduation and sporting team photos.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

SCHOOL BOARD AWARD . WA DAY . WATTLE GROOVE . CONSTABLE CARE . QUENDA FRIEND . GARDEN WORK . SPEAK UP AWARDS 2014 .
SCHOOL BOARD AWARD
Congratulations to Ms Joanne Ruddick, classroom teacher in Room 11, on receiving her School Board Excellence in Teaching Award, presented by Joelle Greenaway, School Board Chair at a recent assembly.

WA DAY, WA TOWN PROJECTS
For the recent celebration of WA Day, classes were asked to select a WA town to research and present their projects to other classes visiting on the Friday of that week. It was very well done with some very interesting facts and information presented to the visiting classes on a wide variety of WA towns.

WATTLE GROOVE TALENT SHOW


After lunch on Thursday 11th June, the eleven finalists in the Wattle Groove Talent showed off their talent performing items for the whole school. Congratulations to all of them, as it was a bit nerve racking  being out the front for some, but they all did a great job. There were 4 boys who performed, three playing piano and one Rap dancing. The rest were girls, two solo singers, 4 groups and a hoola hoop dancer. It was a lot of fun. I particularly enjoyed Nicola and her Hoola Hoops.

CONSTABLE CARE VISIT
Monday and Tuesday of Week 7, the Constable Care team were at school to perform for the students and bring to their attention some of the important issues confronting young people these days. The juniors had a puppet play to engage them and the seniors had some scenarios around cyber safety. It was received very well by all of the students across the school.

 

RED DAY AND QUENDA FRIEND

Last Thursday was Red Day, when everyone wore red for the day, raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Congratulations to Ms Carrigg in Room 7, who organised the event, as it raised just over $726. Thanks to all those who brought a gold coin for a good cause. Our friendly Quenda was out at lunch time too, eating crumbs left by students and it was fun to capture it and the students in red, all at the same time. 
GARDEN REFRESH
Thanks to Mr Petch and the students from Room 22, who gave some garden beds a revitalisation last week. They pulled out grass and replaced it with some fruit trees and vegetable seedlings. Rooms 20 and 23 have planted beds as well. 23 have sunflowers and 20 have vegetable seedlings as well. It will now be interesting to make some recordings of their growth rates and then harvest the produce in a few weeks.


SPEAK UP AWARDS



On Friday afternoon, it was very pleasing to see and hear so many Year 5, 6 and 7 students speaking passionately and confidently on a wide variety of topics for the 2014 Speak Up Awards.
They all need to be congratulated on their efforts as it will be a challenge for the judges to make the final selections. Next Friday are the semi-finals, so it will be interesting to see who is chosen to represent each of the three year levels on behalf of Wattle Grove Primary.