Gumaroy Newman shares his culture

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IMG_0781A talented Aboriginal man called Gumaroy Newman gave Year 4 and Year 6 an interesting and intriguing visit about the culture of Aboriginals. There was music to listen to, facts to learn and fun games to play.
Gumaroy’s talent in music was breathtaking. He played the didgeridoo in a band called Yothu Yindi. Gumaroy is also an exceptional singer. He taught us many interesting facts about his culture, symbolism & what it means to be tolerant of each other no matter what the colour of skin. He has written many poems about what it means to be Aboriginal. As well as speaking to groups about the Aboriginal culture, he plays the didgeridoo at Circular Quay.
One of the games that we played with Gumaroy involved timing, rhythm & knowledge. All in all it was an outstanding performance. Written by Maddie and Tilly.

A message from our scientist Dr Van Sebille

Off to Antarctica!!

In less then a week I’ll be going to Antarctica. I’m super-excited about it. I feel a bit like an astronaut, getting ready for an amazing mission. Except I’m not going to space, but to the coldest and loneliest place on earth.

I am very curious to find out what I will see on the ice in Antarctica. Most of all, I hope to see penguins and leopard seals.

I will be going on a big ship across the ocean, from New Zealand south for 2000 km. It will be just me and the rest of the crew, and nobody else for hundreds of kilometres.

Well, there will be somebody else… I packed Rosie Bear too! Rosie is already down in New Zealand, ready to join me on the ship. Rosie is going on the same adventure as I am. And because Rosie is going, it feels like I’m taking all of the girls from Roseville College down with me.

I’ll make photo’s of Rosie and me on the ice. And then, when I come back to Australia after the summer, I’ll tell about our adventures in class. I look forward to that!

Cheers,
Erik

A Day with a Scientist

Does shaking a can of soft drink increase the pressure inside? Some of the girls in Year 4 were lucky enough to find out. Joining students from other classes, we were able to spend a day with the scientist Dr Eastwell. Through a series of experiments we concluded that shaking the can did not make a difference. We made an explosion with liquid nitrogen and hot water. The bucket that was being used became broken. There were many ‘hands on’ activities. One favourite was to make the water droplet move by placing hands on the outside of the bottle. The air inside was so strong it pushed the water droplet up.
By Amber, Sophie and Izzy

Junior Masterchef Experience

On Thursday we had the opportunity to see how a Masterchef works. The cooking teacher at our school, Mrs Burke, showed us how to make dough for the pizza. We each got found partners. First we had flour in a big metal bowl and added water to soften it and a little bit of olive oil. We shaped our dough into anything we wanted and put on the toppings. Pizza always needs tomato sauce/BBQ sauce followed by cheese. There were loads of toppings to choose from like bacon, olives, mushrooms and lots more! After we had put all the pizzas in the oven, we all washed up. It was very messy but we all put in the effort to make it clean. After tasting our pizza we knew all our hard work was paid off and we could go home and say to family and friends that we had cooked our very own pizza.
Arielle, Lillian and Arabella.