Year 12 Chemistry ATAR
The amount of acetic acid in vinegar can vary widely and Dr Rea's Year 12 ATAR Chemistry students are practicing their performance of titration to determine by exactly how much. Titration is a process of chemical analysis in which the quantity of some constituent of a sample is determined by adding to the measured sample an exactly known quantity of another substance. The process is usually carried out by gradually adding a standard solution from a glass burette. Precision is key and the Year 12 students performed spectacularly, determining the amount of acetic acid in each sample.
Saturday Art - 19 March
Theme: Salvador Dali
FUN FACT: Salvador Dali, the wacky surrealist known for his signature pointy mustache and painting melting clocks, was also graphic designer behind the classic Chupa Chups logo in 1969, an enduringly sweet, bright rendition of a daisy.
These oil paintings were created in our Saturday morning art workshops, by our gifted and Talented art students. Students are currently working with a very talented artist Symone Ishak.
Year 9 G&T
Little Australian landscapes completed by the Year 9 Gifted and Talented class this week.
Year 9 AEP Science
As part of the Year 9 Chemical Sciences curriculum this term, students are learning about elements in the Periodic Table and looking into their properties and characteristics. One of the elements that we focused on was hydrogen. To investigate the properties of hydrogen the Year 9 Science students from Mrs Dewi’s Academic Extension class did a practical demonstration where balloons were filled up with hydrogen gas and due to it being a light gas, the balloons floated. Hydrogen is a very flammable gas which reacts with oxygen in air when lit and burns with a popping sound as it produces water as a product. The large amount of energy generated causes the surrounding air to suddenly expand and produce a sudden explosion.
Year 7 Swimming Carnival - Monday 28 February
|1st Lorien Forbes – Aurora||1st Andrew Bozich – Poseidon|
|2nd Tayla Fellows – Aurora||=2nd Charlie Parker – Artemis|
|3rd Charli Patrick – Aurora||=2nd Liam Letta – Zeus|
1st Aurora 117
2nd Poseidon 101
3rd Artemis 79
4th Zeus 61
Year 8 Swimming Carnival - Tuesday 8 March
|1st Chiara D’Alessandro – Aurora||1st Noah Uepa – Zeus|
|2nd Daniella Santich – Artemis||2nd Lincon Trinh – Artemis|
|3rd Jazz Willis – Artemis||3rd Sam Hatch – Artemis|
1st Aurora 269
2nd Zeus 244
3rd Artemis 217
4th Poseidon 177
Year 9 Swimming Carnival - Tuesday 1 March
|1st Faith Patrick – Aurora||1st Evan Papadopoulos – Zeus|
|2nd Olivia Kelly – Zeus||=2nd Matthew Lewis – Poseidon|
|3rd Amy Kim – Artemis||=2nd Eddie Russell – Poseidon|
1st Aurora 188
2nd Zeus 152
3rd Artemis 150
4th Poseidon 150
Year 10, 11 and 12 Swimming Carnival - Friday 11 March
Year 10 Champions
|1st Minaida Peters – Poseidon||1st Austin Machin – Aurora|
|2nd Kate Wimbridge – Aurora||=2nd Tyler Ugle – Artemis|
|3rd Lakeisha Arifianto – Artemis||=2nd Jaeger Peters – Artemis|
|=2nd Tyson Fisher – Artemis|
Upper School Champions
Year 11 Champion Boy – Carlos Salas – Poseidon
Year 12 Champion Girl – Lexie Hull – Poseidon
Runner Up – Kinga Lham – Poseidon
Year 12 Champion Boy – Joaquin Ramirez – Aurora
Runner Up – Adzi Zein – Poseidon
1st Aurora 291
2nd Zeus 263
3rd Artemis 221
4th Poseidon 214
Year 7 Science
The students have been learning about scientific equipment, measurement and now mixtures/separating mixtures.
Year 8 AEP Science
The students have been looking at the body systems including digestive system. In Week 6, the class began studying the circulatory system and performed heart dissections.
Year 8 AEP students (Ms Lucas)
The Year 8 students have started the year in Science studying the biological sciences and learning about cells. All living things are made from one or more cells. A cell is the simplest unit of life and they are responsible for keeping an organism alive and functioning. This class has led the way with the first assessment and made a fabulous start to the year. Their cell models range from edible cakes, resin, crochet, clay, plasticine and everything in-between. In addition to designing and building the model, students also needed to summarise the functions of the cell organelles in a table and describe how their general animal or plant cell can be altered for a specialised function.
Year 10 Science
Year 10 students have started the year in Science studying the biological sciences with a focus on DNA, Genetics and Evolution. In learning about the double-helix structure of deoxyribonucleic acid the students constructed models using carefully selected lollies. They demonstrated their understanding of complementary base pairing and the sugar-phosphate backbone.
Year 9 Science
The students have started the year studying the chemical sciences and learning about atomic structure. Using an online 3D design program, students constructed a 3D model of an atom including its subatomic particles, paying special attention to electron configuration.