Thursday, 23 June 2016

Bring It On Has Started

Our school production of Bring It On commenced yesterday. Students from the Senior School presented an energetic show that demonstrated what immensely talented students can achieve when they work together. This production has been a work in progress for the last 6 months and has required many hours of rehearsing and learning lines, songs and dance moves to pull it off. Special thanks goes to Mrs Graham, Mr Snowball, Mr Newton, Mr Avard, Miss Masters, Mr Sing and our technical staff, Mr Roberts and Mr Mann.

Tickets are still available for Thursday and Friday night this week, but they are selling quickly. Go to www.trybooking.com and search for Inaburra.









IntoScience Year 8

All Year 8 students are enjoying the benefits of access to IntoScience to support and enhance their learning. This online learning tool is visual and interactive and is being used by students in the classroom and for homework. Students are able to complete activities that are directly related to their Science lessons as well as competing with other students and using their avatar to solve problems and explore online environments. IntoScience adds depth to understanding of concepts and challenges misconceptions with sophisticated animations and targeted questioning. Teachers can also monitor the progress of individual students as they use IntoScience. This is an exciting new addition to our tools for learning through the use of computer technology.




Science Fair Winners!

Our Open Day provided an opportunity to showcase the Science project work of Year 10. Two former Inaburra students, Claire Manion and Nick Samios, judged the projects using 3 criteria – scientific potential, presentation and originality. Prizes were presented to 3 students but we congratulate all the Year 10 students who were nominated by their teachers to participate in the 2016 Science Fair. They have all demonstrated the attributes of curiosity, creativity and critical thinking in applying the scientific process.

1st           Matthew Winfred            “Electrical Circuits”
2nd          Elizabeth Bourikov         “To Drink or not to Drink”
3rd           Ashley Struve                “Store Bought or Farm Fresh?”

Georgia Bowden              Mason Caldwell-Watt        Kathryn Champion          Chris Dedes       
Andrew Foster                 Abbey Golding                  Gabrielle Potter                Peri Rollason    
Sarah Stivaktas                 Liam Viney                        Sam Wilson                      Bethany Yee








     


Monday, 6 June 2016

Senior School Athletics Carnival

On Monday 30 May we had glorious weather for the annual Senior School Athletics Carnival. It was wonderful to see so many students actively involved in the day. Our Year 12 students had the theme of 1980s Olympics, with heaps of lycra being used for the fancy dress aspect of the day. Thanks to Mr Dixon and his team that ran the day. Students who have been selected for the CSSA zone will be representing the school next Thursday 16 June at Campbelltown.











Sunday, 5 June 2016

Sydney Writers Festival

On Monday 16 May, the Sydney Writers Festival was held in Walsh Bay, and students were given the opportunity to meet the authors John Boyne, Michael Grant, Vikki Wakefield and Claire Zorn. Each author gave a talk on their experience as writers, their lives, and their inspirations that led them to where they are today. These talks were then followed up with questions, where highly thoughtful and critical queries were answered. The whole day was greatly informative for all who had attended. All were engaged with the topics of discussion, the books that the authors had written, and the opportunities given for learning skills for better writing. Overall, everyone who attended the Sydney Writers Festival left enriched and filled with knowledge, with a smile stuck on their faces, and a sense of satisfaction with the day. 

By
Katherine Khoury (Year 7)


HICES Debating Competition

On Tuesday 24 May, Inaburra students from Years 6 to 12 participated in the third round of the HICES Debating Competition. The general subject area in this round was ‘Today’s Society’ and our Junior, Middle and Senior Divisions skilfully inquired into complex topics and issues relevant to our world. Inaburra students were commended on their sophistication, integrity and knowledge.

Emma Messner and Mia Francesconi were awarded ‘best speaker’ for their division and Tetian Madfouni debuted brilliantly.

Congratulations to all students involved.

Miss Aliferis







After School Study Program

After School Study Program – Registration for Term 3

In Term 3, Inaburra’s expanded 'After School Study Program' will continue to provide students with a supportive, focused and productive environment so that they can make the most of their study opportunities. Students will be given all the help they need to be effective in their work as they complete homework, work on assignments, prepare for examinations and seek to improve their overall study methods. The school has even engaged the services of a number of our highly successful former students who are very keen to pass on their wisdom to our current students!

Registrations for Term 3 will open at 4:00pm on Monday 6 June.
Please click here to register at that time.

If you have any questions about the program, please ask.

Kind regards,

Mr Blake