Senior School News

Senior School News

Mullets for Mental Health
The Mullets for Mental Health Team has raised over $2800! You can donate to the cause here! Support our students who are advocating for such an important cause!
Year 8 Problems, Patterns, Pictures, Puzzles Workshop

Our Senior School Mathematics Faculty are working hard this year to help improve Stage 4 problem solving skills.

As a part of this focus, all of Year 8 were involved in a Mathematics problem solving day on 18 September 2020. A company called Inquisitive Minds came to our school and ran a Problems, Patterns, Pictures, Puzzles Workshop. The day involved learning a variety of problem solving strategies via hands on puzzles, quizzes and games. After lunch the students participated in tower building and bridge building challenges.

Some student feedback:

‘I thought it would be a boring day but it was surprisingly fun! I didn’t want to start but by the end I didn’t want to stop!’’

‘I liked racing the other teams to solve maths problems quickly (and the chocolate prizes too!)’

‘I used to try and solve maths problems by trial and error but I learned some new strategies to try.’

‘I felt like I could finally do maths!’

‘I was challenged to try to solve questions using a different perspective.’

We all had a wonderful day – Mrs Harris, Mr Brown, Mr Lindeback and Mrs Williamson all learned lots too!

Mrs Karen Williamson – Mathematics Teacher
RUOK Day

This year the Senior School held a number of events for RUOK Day. On Thursday 10 September students and staff dressed up with yellow accessories. On Friday 11 September there was a lunchtime table tennis competition in the MPH. Students also completed some RUOK day activities in their tutor group. These were designed to help students understand when and how to ask RUOK? 

Ms Jodie Liddiard -Coordinator of Pastoral Care
TAS Students treat Year 12!
Years 9 and 10 students prepared salted caramel fudge to say Farewell and Congratulations to Year 12! They have been studying food product development and decided to prepare something special for Year 12. 
 
Mrs Cassie Garrett – TAS Teacher
Former Hawks Captain visits!
The final week of Term Three was an exciting one for our Girls and Boys Basketball teams, coached by Ms Yawan and Mr Lindeback respectively. Former Illawarra Hawks Captain Oscar Forman ran training sessions for the teams. Both teams worked at improving their skills and control on the ball, shooting and the importance of defending in zones. We hope they can apply these skills in the upcoming SASSA championships in Term Four!
 
Mr Jarrod Williams – Senior School Sports Administration
Silver Duke of Ed Trip

Silver Duke of Ed students embarked on a three day trip from Werri Beach to Shoalhaven Heads, filled with activities that refined their hiking skills and developed new ones involving mountain bike riding and dragon boating.

Mr Andrew Brown – TIC of Silver Duke of Edinburgh