Dear Parents and Guardians
National Science Week 2020
Last week, our school celebrated National Science Week. National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres. The theme of National Science Week 2020 was Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans.
At St Benedict’s a number of key events were planned throughout the week to further engage our students in the area of Science. We invited Scitech to perform various shows focused on Chemical Science, students were invited to meet some scaly friends from the Armadale Reptile Centre, focussed daily science lessons with Mrs Noonan and the week culminated with my Weird and Wacky Science Show. These activities generated much excitement and engaged our students in the area of Science. Next year’s theme is Food: Different by Design and we look forward to celebrating this in 2021.
Our winners of the Optional Science Competition were
Junior Award Winners
Senior Award Winners
A big thank you to all students who participated in the competition and these will be on display in the Undercover area on Monday
Students of the Week
This week, several of our classes have been working on Persuasive writing and producing work of a high standard. This is part of our school approach to writing and using Brightpath as a moderating and assessment tool across our school ensuring consistency and accuracy when teaching and assessing writing. Congratulations to our star students this week; Harper, Andre, Hunter and Samantha
Term 4 Calendar
We are currently in the process of finalising the Term 4 calendar ready for distribution prior to the end of this term. I would like to advise the community of the following dates in advance.
12th October Pupil Free Day
14th-16th October Year 5 Camp
23rd October Ball Games Carnival
28th October Athletics Carnival
3rd December EduDance Concert 6pm
11th December Last day of the Year for students
MJR Award Winner