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The Speak Up Awards

Wednesday 14th of August saw Bianca (Year Four), Puru (Year Five) and Ranjeev (Year Six) attend heats for the 2019 Speak Awards in Scarborough. Competing against public, independent and private schools from across the state, Harrisdale PS were competitively represented by our three students. The quality of all of the speeches was exceptionally high, with the judges commenting how this made their selection decisions extremely challenging. We are proud of each of our three representatives, and our further congratulations are extended to Puru for making it through to the preliminary finals to be held later this month!

Context: The Speak Up Awards 

The Speak Up Awards are a state-wide public speaking competition comprising of over 150 entrants from Years 4-6. Harrisdale PS selects three participants for the Awards from in-school trials held within our Academic Extension classes.

Science Week

Science Week is upon us! The theme this year is Destination Moon. Students in all year groups have been participating in a range of activities during class time.

  • PP-YR1s have been looking at phases of the moon painting and have not only created moon writing in the sand but have also created shaving cream moon craters with baseballs.
  • Year 2s set off rockets!
  • Year 3s worked on an astronauts based green screen activity, delving into gravity and how it works!
  • Year 4s have been looking at Lunar Rovers
  • Year 5s have been investigating how plants survive in space
  • Year 6s have been looking at the cosmic war on waste.

In addition to the classroom activities, during Tuesday Lunch there has been a ‘Step Into Space’ green screen activity and paper rocket making in the undercover area. Along with the above, ‘Steph the Scientist’  has been conducting experiments on the lawn.

During eating time throughout the week, students have been watching videos by a Canadian astronaut who answers questions about how things are done in space e.g. brushing your teeth and sleeping.

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