Senior School News
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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
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!
Mrs Cassie Garrett – TAS Teacher
Former Hawks Captain visits!
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.