Up for a challenge?

Try out this code breaking challenge for students aged 8-13 years old.

The ponds of wonder: Code Breaker 

Will I need anything to participate?

Some of the challenges will need you to use your mind, others your eyes and ears. It would be a good idea to have the following items with you as you play:

A notebook and pencil – to write down the codes as you solve them.

A printer (optional) – to print out some of the challenge sheets to work out, (sometimes it’s easier to work on a sheet of paper instead of staring at a screen).

Make sure that you have some headphones as some of the challenges will involve you having to listen to some music.

The original competition for prizes has closed but you can still enjoy solving the puzzles and can earn certificates for passing levels.

Have fun! 🙂 

Suzanne Cory Experience

On Friday the 18th of August the year 6 students had an amazing experience visiting Suzanne Cory High School. They were lucky enough to participate in a number of hands on science lessons. The visit also doubled as a transition day to give the year 6 students some insight to what it will be like at Secondary School. They conducted various experiments and further developed their science knowledge with support from the teachers and students at Suzanne Cory.

The activities included;

  • Methane bubbles
  • Rainbow fizz flame test
  • Red cabbage indicator
  • Dry ice
  • Motors

The biggest ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ definitely came from the methane bubbles session!

Press play below to watch a slide show of the fun filled day.

Fake News

BTN episode – Fake News: 29/11/2016

After watching the BTN episode post a quality comment answering the questions below.

  1. Give an example of a fake news story.
  2. Why are a lot of fake news stories created?
  3. Some are meant to deliberately trick people. Why?
  4. Why were experts worried about fake news stories during the US Presidential Election?
  5. What can readers do to be more aware of fake news stories?
  6. Why is it important to question everything you read online?
  7. What did you learn watching this story?

Robotics Workshop

The year 6 students were very lucky to experience an engaging Robotics Demonstration today. Sam from ‘Brainary’ visited to show us a special NAO robot. NAO is 58cm tall, autonomous, and fully programmable robot that can walk, talk, listen to you, and even recognise your face. The students learnt about how to code the robot and some lucky students were able to interact with him by giving him instructions to follow.  Press play to see a snapshot of the workshop.

 

What did you think of the workshop 6H?

The Gallipoli Story

BTN story 28/4/15 – The Gallipoli Story

  1. How many Australian soldiers fought at Gallipoli?
  2. Describe the plan that Britain came up with to defeat Germany.
  3. Which area did Britain want to take control of?
  4. Where in Turkey were Australian and New Zealand soldiers sent in?
  5. The Gallipoli campaign became a stalemate. What does that mean?
  6. What happened at the Battle of Lone Pine?
  7. What was a `drip rifle’ and how did it help Australian soldiers?
  8. How long did the Gallipoli campaign last?
  9. What do you understand more clearly since watching the Gallipoli story?

Year 6 to Year 7 Transition

2017 Year 6 Transition Forms (for 2018 Secondary Placements) and Information for Parents have gone out with each Year 6 student on Friday 21st April. Parents/Carers are asked to please read through this information carefully. The application form must be completed carefully and accurately, including 3 preferences for government school placements. All students are entitled to enrol at their designated neighbourhood government school (as per the Education and Training Reform Act 2006). If you have a confirmed placement in a non-government school please fill out Section 5, however if this is not confirmed you are to complete Section 4.
If further assistance or clarification is required we ask you to make contact with your child’s teacher.

Dates to remember:
Week 1, Term 2 Year 6 to Year 7 Information Packs are given out to students/families
Friday 12th May Parents/Carers return Application For Year 7 Placement forms
Wed 9th August Parents/Carers of Year 6 students are notified in writing of placement offers

Thank you,
Katie Scarrott (Year 6 Team Leader)
Rosemary Doherty (Assistant Principal)

Amazing things happen

An introduction to autism that aims to raise awareness among young non-autistic audiences, to stimulate understanding and acceptance in future generations. It is intended to be viewed, discussed and shared widely by anyone but especially teachers and parents.

What did you find out?

Do you still have questions about Autism?

Cyclone Debbie

Cyclone Debbie – BTN story 4/4/17

  1. What were the main points of the Cyclone Debbie story?
  2. Describe the impact Tropical Cyclone Debbie had on parts of Queensland.
  3. Where in Queensland did the cyclone hit?
  4. How do some people prepare for a cyclone?
  5. How were families affected by the cyclone?
  6. Describe the support people have received.
  7. Write a message of support to the people who were impacted by the cyclone.
  8. How did this story make you feel?