Week 10 has been a very busy week. Have a look what NLSPS students have been up to this week.
Big Vegie Crunch – A big thank you to Woolworths Kotara for their Vegetable box donation for the Good for kids campaign. K-2 students enjoyed their vegie platters.
Stage One Visual Arts – Visual arts lessons are provided at NLSPS each week as part of the RFF program within the school. Each Stage has a different unit being taught which involves art making and art appreciation. The students from Stage One have been creating artworks since the beginning of term based on ‘Plants’. Students developed a greater appreciation for plants through a variety of sensory, tactile and visual experiences. Drawings were first attempted outside in our school garden using lead and coloured pencils as well as watercolours. The results were a detailed and colourful. The next activity ‘the cactus’ aimed at creating a three-dimensional art form using coffee cups and cardboard. The mixed media examples have allowed students to express their own creativity as well as learning about the structure of plants. The examples display our artists at work.
Mr Jackson’s Tomatoes – 2J has spent the week trying to help Mr Jackson save his cherry tomatoes because something has been eating them! The students have done some research and came up with a list of birds that are known to eat tomatoes, are found in the Newcastle area and the best way to scare them off. We then created wanted poster with the suspected birds and next week we will create scarecrows, test them out at school and hopefully by the start of the holidays Mr Jackson’s tomatoes will be bird free!
Da Vinci Decathlon – Three teams participated in the Da Vinci Decathlon this week. The competition is challenging and fast paced. The Year 6 team and a Year 5 team won their categories and are the Hunter Regional Winners and will compete at state level in May at Knox Grammar.
Cross Country Lap-a-thon – Well done to all who ran in today’s Lapathon! Despite rain early in the morning, conditions improved giving runners and spectators excellent conditions to enjoy the event. Spectators gathered to watch both the non-competitive and competitive formats. Runners had the choice of completing laps around a short course that featured tunnels, hurdles, and rope ladders or pushing themselves over two challenging distances, 2 and 3 kilometres. Well done to all runners who challenged themselves today and a big thank you to those that sponsored our amazing runners!
Newcastle Writers Festival – Writer’s Festival fun with Oliver Phommavanh author of Connerd.
Both groups attended workshops with Ed Wright gaining inspiration on characterization and story development.