Music with Year 6

Music with Year 6

In music, Year 6 have recently started learning about the ukulele and how to play it. We have learnt that the ukulele was designed in Hawaii after the Hawaiians saw a small guitar-like instrument, called a machete, that sailors from the Madeira Island of Portugal...

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Advanced English – Year 9/10

Advanced English – Year 9/10

The Year 9/10 Advanced English class were asked to write a letter to Baz Lurhman to convince him to make The Alchemist a novel they have been studying into a film. Below are two excerpts from two very different perspectives. The Alchemist has been a life-changing read...

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Studying Tigers

Studying Tigers

Each week, Year 3 looks forward to Monday afternoons with Mrs King for their creative arts lessons. This term they have focussed on painting and drawing. Students are learning how the size and placement of objects they draw create the foreground and background in a...

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A Message From the High School Coordinator

A Message From the High School Coordinator

Return to Normal? As Coronavirus restrictions ease, schools are gradually returning to normal (whatever normal looks like!) At PCS we feel quietly confident that Term 3 will be full of school events, the likes of which have been cancelled or postponed since...

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Senior PDHPE Zoom Chat With Australian Olympian!

Senior PDHPE Zoom Chat With Australian Olympian!

Senior PDHPE students had the wonderful opportunity to chat first hand with an Australian Olympian about the content they had been learning in class and how it applied to a real life situation. Scott Westcott, former local and Australian marathon runner, took time out...

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ICAS Assessments

ICAS Assessments

Dear Parents and Guardians We will be participating in ICAS Assessments this year. ICAS is developed by UNSW Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of UNSW Sydney, with over 35 years’ experience in educational assessments. ICAS is designed to target students’ higher-order...

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Experiments and Procedures with Year 2

Experiments and Procedures with Year 2

This term in Science Year 2 have been learning about Marvellous Materials. We have looked at states of matter, properties of materials and how we can change materials from one state to another. Year 2 was very excited to be able to conduct experiments revolving around...

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Puppetry in Drama

Puppetry in Drama

Year 9-10 Drama have been playing around with puppets this term. We started learning about the techniques of creating weight,  focus and breath for puppets through the work of Gyre and Gymble Theatre Company. We watched workshops and then experimented making and...

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Solar System Studies in Year 5 and 6

Solar System Studies in Year 5 and 6

Year 5 and 6 have been learning about the Solar System. This has involved studying various planets and phenomena. They have explored how scientists have used experiments and data to back up their theories about how our solar system looks and moves. This has included...

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PASS with Year 9/10 – Indigenous Sporting Identity

PASS with Year 9/10 – Indigenous Sporting Identity

This term, the Year 9/10 PASS (Physical Activity and Sports Studies) students have been learning about Australia's Sporting Identity. We have been looking at who/what has influenced us over the years to become the sporting nation that we are today. One of those...

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