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!
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!
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.
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.
On Tuesday 23rd March 27 lucky students from year 5 and 6 attended a FREE excursion to Warragamba Dam. This excursion was provided by Penrith City Council.
Warragamba Dam is the main water supply for the city of Sydney. It is almost 50 years old. recently reopened to the public, it features a brand new visitors centre, lookouts and parks. Check out our photos in the slide show below. After visiting the dam we planted some trees at Werrington. It was hot, we were very sweaty and dirty after planting more than 200 trees!
Tristan, Cameron M, Cameron I, James, Camryn, Ryan, Jesse, Corey C and Jacob attended from 5/6J.
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