November 28, 2014

Inter-School Athletics

Wednesday is Inter-school Athletics Day. If you are participating please come to school in your PE gear. You may wear track pants as it can still be a bit cool in the morning. 
Here is a reminder of what else you will need:
-Sneakers
-School Hat
-Sunscreen
-Drink bottle (water)
-Lunch and snacks
-School Polar fleece or Jersey
-Wet weather gear (raincoat)
When: Wednesday 3rd December 2014 (All day)
Where: Saxton Track
Parents, families and friends are welcome to come along and enjoy the day.

Ministry of Inspiration Summer Camp

The Ministry of Inspiration is once again pleased to announce that we are offering a summer Science/Engineering camp and Computer Science camp. Both will be held at Garin College in Richmond Jan 19-23 from 9 am to 3 pm for the low cost of $250. Space is limited and will only run if a minimum of 10 students sign up for each camp (max. 20 in each course). Students cancelling their registration within 10 days of the event will be charged a $50 processing fee. 

The Science camp will include: lab safety skills, chemistry experiments/topics, physics topics, dissections, microscope work, bridge building, and electrical challenges. The Computer camp is designed for beginning to intermediate programmers using the SCRATCH programming language, a free drag and drop programme. In addition, students will be using Spheros, a small robotic programmable ball. For this portion students will need a hand-held device with specific programmes downloaded on it. Hopefully, as long as the shipment arrives prior to camp, students will also be building and programming their own robots. 

Both camps are designed for Years 4-8 and are taught by senior level students along side registered teachers. To register, go to ministryofinspiration.org

November 19, 2014

Groovy 60's Art

We have been learning about how turbulent life was in the 1960's but we’ve also looked at the peace movement, music, hippies, symbols and some of the fun things about the decade.
Last week we did some watercolour artwork. We chose patterns, colours and symbols that we thought represented the 1960’s. We painted patterns in watercolour on the background and then cut out symbols from the era using black paper and glued these on top of the paint.
Here is a sample of some of our work.







November 14, 2014

St Paul's School Athletics

Next Tuesday is our school athletics day. Come to school in your PE gear. You may wear track pants as it can still be a bit cool in the morning. 
Here is a reminder of what else you will need:
-Sneakers must be worn
-School Hat
-Sunscreen
-Drink bottle (water)
-Lunch and snacks
-School Polar fleece or Jersey
-Wet weather gear (raincoat)
When: Tuesday 18 November 2014 (All day)
Where: Saxton Track
Parents, families and friends are welcome to come along and enjoy the day!

November 12, 2014

Christmas Hamper Appeal
                                 The St Vincent de Paul Society is appealing for donations of 
Christmas themed goods that would assist families in the
Richmond area over the Christmas period.

We are asking each family to donate non-perishable food items suitable for 
celebrating the Christmas season. (please- no gifts).
The appeal will take place during November and the hampers will be presented at 
Mass on the First Sunday of Advent. (30 November)

Some Suggestions: Christmas cake, fruit mince pies, chocolate biscuits, tinned fruit, dessert sauces (chocolate, fruit) savoury sauces (cranberry, apple, sweet chilli) pickles and chutneys to accompany meat, salad dressings, nibbles (nuts, crackers, chips, dried fruit) specialty tea and coffee, fruit juice, truffles, liquorice, chocolate and lollies!

Thank you. We appreciate your support!