On Thursday 9th August, Year 1 went on a local walk of the Cabramatta area. We have been learning about the topic ‘Built environments’ in Science and were able to identify several man-made buildings. We saw the police station (where we even met a police officer), shops, Woolworths, the Whitlam library, PCYC, Cabravale Park and Cabramatta train station. As well as being able to spot these built environments, Year 1 also learned about the purpose these places serve in our community. If you need help getting around Cabramatta, just ask Year 1!
Here is some information about the awesome day.
Firstly, below this message you will see the results of Division C.
There were 3 divisions.
Jason Tang finished 2nd in the C division going up a healthy 57 ratings points. He was also the highest finishing junior.
A very notable performance was logged by Alex, a Year 3 student who finished in 3rd place C division, and 2nd placed junior ahead of many players older than him.
If Alex continues this trajectory, he is a good chance at qualifying for next year's World Youth Scrabble Champs.
Joshua, a Year 8 player from Eastwood, achieved high word in the C division with LOQUATS for 101 points, using 2 blanks. Quite impressive!
Things I was impressed with:
- The courteous and serious attitude of the young players. They took instruction well, sought to follow the rules and etiquette of the game, and helped with the setup and care of the equipment.
- The improvement evident in some of the young players - they are obviously putting effort into learning words and strategies to improve their game.
Apart from 2 players who had to leave early, all players completed 7 games - 4 before lunch, 3 after.
A raffle was held which raised $195.
The total raised from tournament entries and donations totalled $827.
So nationally we have raised $1022 to assist Jason to get to Dubai for the World Youth Scrabble Champs.
(Excerpts from Organiser’s report to Tony Ibraham, Journalist, Fairfield Advance.)
Results of Division C
W M Old Chg New
1 6.5 +685 Devorah 760 +39 799
2 6 +572 Jason 569 +57 626
3 5 +134 Alex ( 500) ( 656)
4 4 +452 June 533 +16 549
5 4 +267 Rick 500 ( 669)
6 4 -113 Joshua ( 500) ( 543)
7 4 -283 Elvin ( 500) ( 571)
8 3.5 +407 Asher ( 776) ( 718)
9 3.5 -14 Andy ( 500) ( 506)
10 3 +171 Patrick ( 500) ( 500)
11 3 +120 Tisa 527 -2 525
12 3 -161 Jasmine ( 533) ( 500)
13 3 -464 Jai 521 -2 519
14 2.5 -186 Alan ( 500) ( 500)
15 2 -454 Andrew ( 500)
16 0 -723 Beau ( 500)
Every Friday, 6K and 6S work with their buddies from 2M, KG, KV and KD. In preparation for the implementation of the new K-6 Scitech syllabus, the Year 6 students are supporting the younger students to develop their technology skills. This includes coding using Scratch Jr, logging on and completing activities using Seesaw and Reading Eggs. The students are highly engaged and are learning the skills very quickly. It is the highlight of the week for all involved.
Mrs Swallow & Miss Turvey
Year 5 and 6 were involved in the First Foot Forward program run by the University of Western Sydney. Students participated in a variety of activities, including film making, music creating and fitness activities. All of these activities gave the students an insight into different careers they could have in the future and how these can be achieved.
Uniform Shop is OPEN from
8.30am—2.30pm Monday to Thursday
CLOSED from 12pm on Fridays
The Uniform Shop is located in the front office.
Cash Only and No Refunds are given
Dear Parents and Children,
Fresh for Kids is running their annual competition again. The competition encourages children to purchase healthy delicious nutritional fruit and vegetables from the canteen by making it fun.
Starting on the 6th August, every time you order or buy a piece of fruit, fruit salad, vegetable cup, salad sandwich or salad box, you will receive a card. Collect two stickers and be rewarded with a prize. Hand in your card to the canteen ladies and they will enter you into the major draw.
You can enter as many times as you like.
Competition closes 28th of September.
Major prize will be drawn on 17th of October.
See posters for details on major prizes
From the Canteen Staff.
New Mini Lunch Packs
Not sure what to order for lunch? Why not try one of our new mini lunch packs.
Each pack comes with
- Mini cupcake
- Mini fruit cup
- Mini chocolate or strawberry milk
- Mini jelly cup
Your choice of either
- Devil wing
- 2 chicken wings
- Dim sim
- Party pies
Each pack comes with a hot food option of your choice.
Each pack costs $6.00
Thank you, from the canteen staff.