S.T.E.M.ing with the Preschool
Chilligum Preschoolers came for the first combined STEM session this week. They are joining K,1,2 for 'A Bush Adventure' exploring our rainforest and solving some 'challenges' along the way. They have their trusty companions with them, whom they need to care for in the bush. The first challenge was to build a shelter in the bush with what they could find. As you can see they did a great job.......and had heaps of fun working with their school buddies. A little lesson on the iPads and back to Preschool.
Chillingham School introduces Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Awards
When we focus on the positives our whole wellbeing improves. If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you're right too!!
2018 School Leaders
Students presented some very impressive speeches, eventuating in an increnibly close election!
Our School Leaders for 2018 are:
School Captain - Corey
Beantree Captain - CheyAnnan
Beantree Vice Captain - Ellie
Cedar Captain - Georgie Cedar
Vice Captain - Taila our SRC (Student Representative Council) are: indiana, Calai, Bejay, imogen, Tyson, Myah and Timana. Many proud parents joined us on Friday for the induction ceremony.
Kindergarten students are brilliant, settling so well into school routine. Pictures.
In true Austrailain Open fashion we took to the courts Friday for our first tennis lesson. Fortunately, there was a pleasant breeze and I can safe say we did manage to return the ball - often over the net and sometimes to our right partner! Fantastic hand-eye coordination development for all students. Looking forward to the next session on the courts!
Highlights of Term 4 2017
The Steward House Concert was a wonderful evening showcasing all the small schools of the Tweed. We were so very proud of our students' exemplary behaviour and performances. Thank you Mrs Suzy Mason for preparing 'Happy' for us and choreographing the actions for the combined school choir items.
This semester students are looking at waste and how it's managed in our communnity, sustainable living practices and our unique biodiversity. Students travelled to the Sustainability Center, the Recycling Center and the Stotts Island Resource Recovery Center to learn about the current new 3 bin initiative in the Tweed. Tarra Mantel, the Education Officer, shared ways we can make a difference by reducing the waste going to landfill. At the Material Recovery Center, students viewed the system for sorting the contents of the Yellow Recycling bins, feeling the 'sand' produced from recycled glass.
World Environment Day was the focus for all students on Monday 5th June. Mrs Mason coordinated and prepared engaging activities, to broaden our knowledge; raise awareness and promote care of our beautiful environment.
The activities began with some short videos demonstrating the current management practices for dealing with our waste - landfill! It also reminded us about the dreadful harm caused to our marine animals from plastic that finds its way into the waterways. It was also inspiring to see the invention of a 17 year old student who created a way to collect and remove much of the accumulated pastic from the ocean!
Three groups of students experienced the following learning activities:
1.Rubbish Relay (Mrs Mason) - students 'speed' sorted a collection of waste for the Yellow Recycling Bin, then review their accuracy!
2. Gardening (Mrs Harper) - lead the activities to get the winter crops planted. 3. Art in Nature (Mrs Ward) students worked in pairs/threes to create a mandala pattern from an assortment of sticks, stones, flowers, bark, banksias etc to create a unique piece of artwork that was returned to the environment when we were finished.
Athletics is the focus for P.E. preparing for our carnival later in the term. Students are revising and refining their techniques for these events on Fridays. Daily Fitness will continue building on coordination, stamina and strength development. Mrs Harper will be teaching numerous 'tips and tricks' during skipping preparing students for Jump rope for Heart later in the term. Zumba is the activity for Wednesday during this term with Mrs Dean.
It has been a busy term. The excursion to the Science Center in Brisbane was a highlight.
Senior Citizens and students alike had a wonderful exchange of ideas and experiences, exploring old and new activities together. A variety of activities including, jigsaws, digital games, board games and card games were followed by a delicious lunch, hosted by our senior students.
School leaders for 2017
Congratulations to the leaders for this year:
School Captain - Juanita
Cedar House Captain - Delta Vice Captain - Georgie
Beantree House Captain - Evan Vice Captain - Corey
Everyone had a wonderful day at Tallebudgera, look for student reports this week!
Year 6 flying high at Bornhoffen
Mr Townsend accompanied student to Bornhoffen to experience a range of activities designed to develop self-confidence as part of the Personal Development program.