Welcome back to Term 4. It is wonderful weather at the moment and is great to see all the students turn up in their school hats. As you may know, Year Six have started the term with a three day excursion to Sydney. Mr Hart sent me photos of them cruising across Sydney Harbour with a beautiful blue sky in the background, a far cry from the Year Five excursion! He said they are having a wonderful time with the surfing at Manly Beach a highlight for many.
Last term students from Years Three and Five received their NAPLAN results. As a school we have not be able to access our results so have not yet had a chance to analyse the results and share those results and trends with parents. This has been very frustrating. Hopefully it will be resolved soon. Catholic Education was able to show us some results and they were very pleasing. It reflects the strategic approach taken by teachers to focus on certain aspects of learning which has been backed up with professional learning and a collaborative approach.
This week all families would have received a working bee invitation. There is a substantial amount of maintenance to be done so I would love to see a good turn out on the day. The note is also attached to this newsletter.
Next Friday we have just under two hundred students travelling to the Boorowa Touch Football and Netball Carnival. It is always a busy day with around 3000 people in attendance. As the highway from Canberra is single lane, it becomes congested and slows to a crawl or a complete stop some distance from Boorowa. If your child is in a team that has an early game I suggest that you need to be on the road by 6.45am at the latest.
We will have our four shade structures placed on the grassed area and they will be easy to see. There has not been much rain so it will probably be hot and dusty. Students need to bring sun protection, plenty of water and food to last the day. There is a canteen at the ground but it is cash only.
Congratulations to Rafael Parades (5 Silver) who received the award for attempting the problems posed during the holidays. Today’s problem is below.
Anyone that has been to Disneyland knows there is a lot of lining up especially if you go during the holidays. Imagine you are in line for Splash Mountain at 11.20am. The wait time is 47 minutes, and the ride takes 9 minutes. It will take you 16 minutes to walk from Splash Mountain to Carnation Plaza, where you are meeting your family for lunch at 12.30pm. Will you be on time for lunch if you go on the ride? If yes, how early will you be? If not, how late will you be? Explain your ideas.