Earlier this term Year 4 was fortunate enough to have an Apiarist, Rob Weiss, visit us to talk about bees. We learnt how important bees are for pollination and how easy it is to keep them. We also learnt about the life cycle of bees. Apparently the girl bees do all the work!

Year 4 asked many interesting questions and learnt so many new things about bees, their hives, honey, wax and honeycomb. We thank Rob for his time, photos and videos. We all had a great afternoon.

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By Simoni, Angela, Sarah, Stephanie (Year 8)

 Monday 31 July was a very enjoyable day for us four Year 8 students as we took part in a Maths Challenge day hosted by Pymble Ladies College. On arrival at PLC, we were split up into teams of four with 3 other students from varying schools and were allocated a supervising teacher from a different school. The day was divided into 3 sections. The morning section comprised of 10 questions for which we were given 45 minutes. In our teams, we allocated a few questions to each member and then cross-checked answers with each other.

In the second section, after recess, we did a cross number challenge in which we split the groups of 4 into pairs and one pair was handed the ‘down’ questions and the other pair the ‘across’ questions. One pair could only communicate to the other pair through the supervising teacher, so this was certainly a challenge that tested our maths skills and patience! For the second activity of the second section, we remained in pairs but one pair was required to solve one question in order for the other pair to solve their question. If one answer was wrong, all the following answers would be incorrect as well, so we all needed to pay special attention to our calculations!

After lunch we put our sport shoes on for the third section; this section was a relay section for which we also remained as pairs. One pair from the team was pair ‘A’ and the other pair was pair ‘B’. Pair B moved to a different table while pair A stayed. The teachers, instead of being stationed at the tables, were stationed across the front of the hall. One member of Pair A was required to run to their teacher at the front of the hall, collect their question, run back to the table, answer it and then run back to the teacher to have it marked. If correct, pair A received the next question, which they then delivered to their corresponding pair B for them to solve. Pair B would have to solve it and then deliver the following question to pair A, and so on till the time was up. This game was all a test of speed as our aim in this activity was to finish as many questions as possible!

At the end of the day, after the relay activity the results were announced and we then departed from PLC with Mrs de Kock and Mrs Morad, back to school. The teams that Mrs de Kock and Mrs Morad supervised both won 1st and 3rd place respectively overall. Despite the cold weather and rain, this day was a very exciting and challenging day for us all and we all thoroughly enjoyed working with students from other schools and sharing our knowledge.

We all feel extremely lucky to have teachers like Mrs de Kock and Mrs Morad, who arranged for us to participate in this enriching event as well as transported us there and back. We would all like to thank Mrs de Kock and Mrs Morad, as this truly wouldn’t have been possible without them!

Congratulations to Year 11 student Rebecca Lennon, who has been elected as Tangara's School Captain for 2018, and to Jayda Watson, also Year 11, who has been name Vice-Captain for next year.

Rebecca Lennon said she was honoured to be voted as School Captain. "Jayda and I are very excited to be working with you all in 2018," she said.

Jayda is likewise excited about the year ahead. "I am honoured and excited to work with Rebecca and the rest of Year 12 to make a positive impact in our school community."

Rebecca and Jayda will officially begin their leadership roles in Term 4 this year, after the current Year 12 leaders hand over their badges at the end of this Term. We know you will both we wonderful leaders for our School!

Year 3 Rust have been flexing their creative muscle recently and took part in an exercise called "The Genius 10 Minutes" which is loosely based on The Genius Hour concept.

The girls were given a sheet of paper with two circles at the bottom and had ten minutes to design a vehicle, its purpose and workings. They presented their designs to the class, who were delighted with their classmates ideas. Big smiles all ‘round!

Clare – Vehicle 2000 - ‘They are robotic people who don’t like being told what to do. They fight with each other. They pull hair and they are very naughty.’


Monica – The Fishing Fish – ‘With this you just go under water and instead of spending hours fishing, the fish just swim into the mouth and you get the fish.

Aurelia – The House Car Everything – ‘It has a shower place and a bedroom, a place for pets, a lunch area, a massaging area. You can watch TV and eat whenever you want.'