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SCAS 2017 HSC Results

SCAS 2017 HSC Results

Academic News, News, Secondary
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The School Council, Principal and staff of St Columba Anglican School wish to acknowledge the excellent Higher School Certificate results of the Class of 2017. The students of the 2017 cohort have performed at an outstanding level and deserve warm congratulations. The class of 2017, our ...
Mathletics Success

Mathletics Success

Academic News, Primary
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The Annual Mathletics Challenge was run during November. The Westport Club, along with Mathletics, runs an annual challenge that many of the children are unaware of as they participate in Mathletics on a regular basis to complete homework and speed and accuracy games. This year we had ...
French Club say Bon Appetit!

French Club say Bon Appetit!

Academic News, Secondary
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Bonjour! Students who attended French Club this year celebrated the end of the year with a gourmet French meal at Little Fish Cafe. Students had the opportunity to meet with French Chef, Steve, tried snails and enjoyed some delicious French dishes and desserts. Bon appétit!
Amy Winterton at AICES Softball Championship

Amy Winterton at AICES Softball Championship

Secondary, Sport
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Year 9 student, Amy Winterton, recently represented Hunter Regional Independent Schools (HRIS) at the Association of Independent Co-Educational Schools (AICES) Open Girls Softball Championship. This is a relatively new sport to HRIS and in previous years the Association has struggled ...
Class of 2018 Inducted into Year 12

Class of 2018 Inducted into Year 12

Pastoral Care, Secondary
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This morning our Year 11 students were inducted as Year 12 leaders, and the Year 12 Leadership Team was commissioned as part of the Student Leadership Council for 2018. Follwing the service, students and parents were invited to join staff for a Commencement Breakfast in the Trade Trainin ...
Exceptional ICAS Results

Exceptional ICAS Results

Academic News, Primary
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Each year the University of NSW offers external assessments across a range of subjects. These ICAS (International Competitions and Assessments for Schools) exams provide students with the opportunity to compare their skills with other students across the country and internationally. In 2 ...
Technology in Primary School Education

Technology in Primary School Education

Innovation, Primary
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Year 1 This term students in 1G have been exploring the use of Beebots in Maths. Beebots are simple robots that can be programmed to move using arrows located on the Beebot's back. Students had to write procedures, also known as algorithms, to program the Beebot to move using positional ...
Code Club

Code Club

Innovation, Primary
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Code Club runs every Monday and Tuesday during long and short break in the Library. During Week 4 we explored Makey Makeys. Makey Makeys are a piece of hardware that can replace the keyboard and runs using simple circuits. During our inquiry, students used the Makey Makeys as game cont ...
Surfing Scientist Show

Surfing Scientist Show

Academic News, Secondary
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On Tuesday 31st October, Year 7 and 8 students attended the Surfing Scientist presentation by Ruben Meerman. During the hour long presentation, principles of light and matter were explored through the use of lasers and liquid nitrogen, their applications in real life, and anecdotes rel ...