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The Essington School Darwin 7 Middle School Notices Year 6B Materazzo It is hard to believe we have come so far in the semester, and the holidays are just around the corner. The students of 6B have continued to work very hard right until the end. We have finally finished all our semester assessments this week, and I was very impressed at the commitment they gave to their studying, preparing for the various tests. In History this week, we have been analysing the Ancient Chinese legend of the Blue Willow Plate. It has been fascinating. The students have replicated their own Willow Plate, which will be on display soon in our room. Also on display will be our Ancient China Dynasty Posters, which look fantastic. In Mathematics, we ventured out of the classroom and challenged ourselves to an Angles Scavenger Hunt around the school. The clues were very tricky, and we worked with a partner to locate all the clues. In English, to finish of the term novel study, we have added a final chapter of our own. We fast tracked Jesse, ten years ahead, and had to imagine what he would be like. I cannot wait to read the students perceptions of this. In Science, we looked at the Science Fair Experiments for 2015. With the theme being light, it opens up many weird and wonderful experimental opportunities for us to attempt. These experiments will then be displayed at The Essington Science Fair for everyone to come and view. We had some bad news this week. Our class chicks, Crocky and Winnie, did not survive. The students and I discussed this, using an incubator and the risks. I have insisted to the students that we are going to incubate more eggs over the holidays, so hopefully at the start of Term 3, we will have some cute additions to our classroom. Sara Materazzo Senior College Report Important Upcoming Senior College Dates: Monday 15 th to Friday 19 th June: Certificate II In Retail Block 2 all week at Palmerston CDU Tuesday 11 th August: Careers Expo 5:00pm to 8:00pm Darwin Convention Centre Friday 4 th September 7:30pm: Stage 2 Drama External Production Performance at Main School Auditorium Tuesday 15 th September: Stage 2 Dance External Dance Assessment at Browns Mart at 7:00pm Monday 21 st September to Friday 25 th September: Year 10 Work Experience Reports and Moderation All teachers are currently busy marking examinations and writing reports for all subjects. The Senior College reports will be posted out during the holiday period. As part of the quality assurance process, all Mathematics and English work for Stage 1 subjects are being moderated next week. We will be holding a special Parent Teacher Discussion afternoon on Wednesday 29 th July for all Stage 2 subjects. There is only ten weeks left until our trial examinations occur for Stage 2 Subjects. Examination Week Our first semester Examination Week was held last week. The examination week is a valuable part of our academic program as it allows students to experience examination conditions that they will encounter with their Stage 2 Subjects. Stage 2 (Year 12) Exam Timetable, November 2015 Stage 2 examinations start on Monday 2 nd November. Important dates with regard to these examinations are: 08:00am Monday 2 nd November: English Studies (3 hours) 12:30pm Tuesday 3 rd November: Physics (3 hours) 08:00am Wednesday 4 th November: Psychology (2 hours) 08:00am Thursday 5 th November: Mathematics Applications (2 hours) 12:30pm Thursday 5 th November: Mathematics Studies (3 hours) 08:00am Friday 6 th November: Legal Studies (3 hours) 08:00am Monday 10 th November: Biology (3 hours) 08:00am Tuesday 10 th November: Modern History (3 hours) 08:00am Wednesday 11 th November: Chemistry (3 hours) 12:30pm Wednesday 11 th November: Geography (2 hours) Middle School Report