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The Essington School Darwin 10 very exciting as we have just finished Chapter 7. Its a special novel for this age level to read and really opens up our class to lots of different discussions on friendship, bullying, families, pets and more. What has really impressed me is the way the students are becoming more reflective and confident to write how they feel. Please remember a hat and water bottle each day. Sara Materazzo Year 6D Schilling Where is the term going? It is hard to believe half the term is over already. The students are well engaged in all activities and have been immersed in some fun learning activities. We continue our reading and comprehension activities in novel studies. Some students enjoyed working together to perform a skit of their favourite part of the story so far. They were very entertaining to watch! In Mathematics, we have been tackling problems on converting measurement and are learning about perimeter. Students have been given their Mathletics passwords and are encouraged to practice concepts taught in class for homework. There are even some cool sing-a-long cartoons to help learn their times tables. Students also enjoyed the number challenge in class on Wednesday. Students enjoyed the hands on, practical activities at the CSIRO incursion. The information reports about an invention have been completed and they were very interesting to read. We are moving onto our new topic of wild weather and looking at earthquakes and tsunamis next week. In History, we have been looking at primary and secondary sources and we have our first assignment analysis of a photo from Cyclone Tracy. I look forward to getting these next week and reading the research students completed. My favourite joke of the week: I thought about getting a job as a historian, until I realised there was no future in it! Neisha Schilling Middle School Student Representative Council A great, big thank you to all the amazing students who helped to make our Middle School Barbeque a hit! What an awesome turnout. It is great to see how many hands make light work! The Middle School Student Representative Council would like to personally thank Peter from Nightcliff Butchers and the management of Brumbys Nightcliff for your awesome donations. A big thank you to Angela Bevan for her help also. We are planning more exciting activities over the next few weeks. Please make sure you attend your weekly Student Representative Council Meetings. Sara Materazzo Teacher Senior College Report We have nearly completed Week 6 at The Essington International Senior College, Charles Darwin University. Students are extremely busy completing assignments and preparing for both summative and formative tests. Reports are currently being written. Parent Teacher Discussions will be held at the Senior College on Tuesday 22 nd April and Wednesday 23 rd April from 3.00pm till 6.00pm. Please contact the Senior College Office to make an appointment with your childs teacher on Phone: 8946 6821. Important Upcoming Senior College Dates Monday 31 st March to Friday 4 th April: Certificate II In Retail Block 1 at Palmerston Charles Darwin University campus Tuesday 22nd April and Wednesday 23rd April from 3.00pm till 6.00pm Parent Teacher Discussions Friday 9 th May: Athletics Carnival Monday 2 rd to Friday 6 th June: Examination Week Thursday, 12 th June at 8am: Stage 2 Mathematical Applications Examination Monday 16 th to Friday 20 th June: Certificate II In Retail Block 2 at Palmerston Charles Darwin University campus 2013 External Stage 2 Examinations The dates for this years external Stage 2 examinations have been released. A copy can be sourced at the school website at: http://www.essington.nt.edu.au/our_school/senior.htm Exit Art 2014 Four artworks from the 2013 exhibition were chosen for the annual Exit Art Exhibition at the Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory. Deena Gad (two artworks), Sarah Van Den Broek and Michelle Levieux will represent the College at this prestigious event. Senior College Report Joseph Bibby and Jessie Whiley competing in the Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad (OzCLO) 2014.

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