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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 ...
SCAS Teachers Recognised for Outstanding Achievements

SCAS Teachers Recognised for Outstanding Achievements

Primary, Secondary, Teachers
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The Annual World Teachers’ Day Awards were held on Friday 27th October at The Little Fish Cafe and two SCAS teachers, Mrs Stephanie Cairns and Mr Joshua Barnett, were honoured this year for their outstanding achievements in education. Mrs Cairns (Secondary School) and Mr Barnett (Prim ...
Year 2 Visit Timbertown

Year 2 Visit Timbertown

Academic News, Primary
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On Monday 16th October all of Year 2 visited Historic Timbertown. Upon arrival our group was split up into four groups which enabled us to fully explore the site. Students were treated to rides on the horse and cart (it was very bumpy and slow) and the steam train ride (Mrs Templeton ...
Literacy and Numeracy Week

Literacy and Numeracy Week

Academic News, Primary
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SCAS celebrated Literacy and Numeracy week from September 5th to September 10th in the library with activities and puzzles everyday. There was also a display of books with a mathematics theme.Monday saw the launch of “Problem of the Week”, ungoogleable questions and a binary challenge wh ...
Youth Against Marine Debris Challenge

Youth Against Marine Debris Challenge

Academic News, Primary
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As part of the Year 1 Geography and Maths curriculum, a field trip was organised to help clean up Oxley and Town Beaches.This coincided with our involvement in the Youth Against Marine Debris Challenge, run through the Mid North Coast Environmental and Sustainable Network. The children h ...
Threatened Species Day

Threatened Species Day

Academic News, Primary
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Koalas in the Port Macquarie region are threatened because of habit loss, car accidents, domestic pet attacks and disease. Our Year 1G students wanted to find out if our school was koala friendly, so with clipboards and maps in hand, they wandered the school grounds and discovered tha ...
Literacy and Numeracy Week

Literacy and Numeracy Week

Academic News, Primary
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This week we are celebrating Literacy and Numeracy Week in the Library with activities and puzzles every day, and a display of books with a mathematics theme, supported by Mrs Sarah Jones, our Numeracy and Literacy Specialist Teacher, and Mrs Meridith Ebbs, our Primary STEM teacher. M ...
Primary Students ‘Escape to Everywhere’

Primary Students ‘Escape to Everywhere’

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Each year across Australia, The Children's Book Council of Australia brings children and books together to celebrate Children’s Book Week. This year the theme for Book Week is "Escape to Everywhere". The St Columba Book Week Parade is always a highlight of the school year, with Primary ...