Posts Tagged “excursion”

What a great trip!

Seth says:

On camp we went to Canberra, the snow ,Questacon new and old Parliament House and the AIS. My  favorite place was Questacon,  here are some activities : free fall, earthquake simulator, lightning maker.

Gabby says: 

My experience at camp (Berridale and Canberra) was really good .I enjoyed going to all the places we went to such as The Lodge, old and new Parliament House, War Memorial, AIS, Questacon and most importantly the SNOW! Thank you Miss Beavis and Mrs Ruchalski for taking us on camp WITHOUT A BREAK!

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Last Thursday 12 KSPS choir members performed at the Opera House as part of the Pulse Western Sydney Concert. We travelled to the city by train and had lunch at Circular Quay. We had to rehearse all afternoon in the Concert Hall. In between the rehearsal and Dinner we walked around the Opera House forecourt and got to see a cruise ship leaving the harbour. 

After dinner at City Extra we headed back to the Opera House to perform! Finally at 9.30pm we were finished and got to head home! A big day!

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A great day had by all 5/6J competitors at last week’s Athletics Carnival!

5/6J students, add a comment and tell us;

What was your favourite event on the day?

What were your results?

Do you think you made it to district? 

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Some students of 5/6J visited Warragamba Dam last week and a GPT and did some tree planting. This year, the dam was about 75% full. Last time Miss B was there in 2011 it was about 80% full. You can see those photos here.

While we were at Warragamba Dam we heard the story about the incredible eels that get released through the dam’s gates and travel downstream all the way to the ocean, and then across the Pacific to Vanuatu to have their babies. The baby eels then migrate all the way back to the Dam and climb back in!  You can read more about it by clicking here: Incredible Eel Migration.

Thanks to all that came to make it a great day!

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A great day on Thursday 18th July at our annual Athletics Carnival. Well done to all the participant from 5/6J for your amazing efforts on the day! Good luck to our District representatives!

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Last Friday Stage 3 visited the V8 Supercars. IN 40 DEGREE HEAT!  Wowza, we pretty much melted. On the train from Kingswood to Homebush bay for the Sydney Telstra 500 ‘Students On Track’ day. With Miss B and her swollen ankle.

We had such a great day, despite sweating for about 4 hours straight. We all enjoyed seeing the cars zooming around the track and seeing the action in the pits, seeing the rescue simulation and playing in the playground. Lots of liquids were consumed, and for some – Hot Tabasco Sauce!  We were all thankful for some cool sheltered indoor car shows. Very thankful for the misty fountain spray. ETERNALLY THANKFUL to Miss B and the other teachers for letting everyone completely cool off in the fountain!

The cars speed around the track extremely fast and at times were quite loud!

 


 

 

 

 

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Last term some members from 5/6J and 5/6G attended Kingwood High School for World of Maths! World of Maths is a mathematics workshop that challenges you to problem solve and work out some complex maths questions, using a range of materials.

Here are some photos from our session. We were doing maths for 2 hours and hadn’t even noticed the time!

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Last Thursday, some 5/6J students visited Warragamba Dam for our free excursion provided by Penrith City Council. Corey, Tristan, Caitlin, Jessie, Selena, Mitchell, Skye, Cameron, Ryan and Letisha attended this year. You can look at photos from last years’ trip here.

We visited the dam, then went to see a pollution trap, and finally finished by planting some trees at Werrington Creek. Here are some photos:

While we were at Warragamba Dam we heard the story about the incredible eels that get released through the dam’s gates and travel downstream all the way to the ocean, and then across the Pacific to Vanuatu to have their babies. The baby eels then migrate all the way back to the Dam and climb back in!  You can read more about it by clicking here: Incredible Eel Migration.

We also learnt about the different ways that Sydney is Water wise.

Check out this  Model of the dam!

And click here and here for some water related interactive games!

Didn’t go on the excursion? Look carefully at the pictures above and write a question in the comments.

If you did go on the excursion, you can answer a question!

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What a treat for Stage 3!  A $2 coin got us on the bus to Panthers CUA Stadium to participate in a sports expo. We got to try out a range of sports and our instructors were various sporting experts.

We were split into 2 groups, and visited Golf, Hockey, AFL, Netball, European Handball, Karate, Gymnastics and Athletics.

At the end of the day we all received a show bag with some free goodies and lots of information on the sports we tried.

Here are some shots of the group with Miss B:

And here is a time lapse video of Andrew – created with 30 or so photos!

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All Stage Three Students attended a special Anzac Service on Friday 23rd April at Penrith Paceway. Check out the article and gallery that featured in our local paper: The Penrith Press.

Andrew from our class got to sit out the front with special guests, retired soldiers  and cadets and lay a wreath on behalf of our school. Corey M’s Grandfather was there with his official medals.

That morning we had had a great discussion about the history of Anzac Day and the events at Gallipoli. Miss B showed us her photos of her trip to the Anzac Peninsula in Turkey in 2007. Lots of great questions and answers were shared!

Check out the photos below of KSPS’s experience at the Anzac Service and Miss B’s photos from Gallipoli.

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