Our 1st XI Hockey Team had an amazing game on Wednesday night, completely dominating the opposition to win 7-1. As a school we are proud of the young men and are looking forward to the play-offs.
Year 9 and 10 Music classes spent this term learning to read music with various percussion instruments. At one point an assistant principal walked into the room where the music teacher was watching a youtube video on how to play triangle - there is more to it than you think.
The end of term class performances were, once again, memorable with good levels of learning and personality displayed through the humble "Boomwhacker". Student groups showed good determination and flexibility to reorganise when a . Watch Videos highlights of the Year 9 and Year 10 class performances here.
With the inter-school Mathex competition approaching early next term, Cornerstone ran it's Secondary Mathex Competition today, with a surprise result in the best of Year 9 Mathematics students against the best of the Year 10 s.
Working in teams of four, without calculators, students had to crack tricky questions like "Write the number 4376 as the product of prime numbers", " What is 100 metres run in 9.86 seconds translated to kilmetres per hour?" and "How long would it take to count to a million if you counted once every second?".*
Employing a careful balance between educated guesses and 'working it out the long way', the team of top Year 9s finished their 20 questions one question ahead of the Year 10s. Well done to all involved, and we wish you well for your regional competition next term.
*Answers are 2x2x2x547, 36.5, and 11.6 days.
Having studied Newton's laws, as well as the balance of certain gases and fuel to create combustion, Year 11 Science students incorporated this learning into their Match Stick Rocket projects.
Sadly, we must advise that there has been a confirmed case of measles in the secondary school.
Following liaison with the Public Health Service on Friday 1st July, we are now able to advise that:
Please remember that 'staying home in isolation' means just that. Do not leave the home to go to school, work, to meet with friends or family, to go to any public places, sports or community events or gatherings. This is to protect those members of our community who are most vulnerable to the disease, including babies, pregnant women, cancer patients and others who are unable to be immunised. Measles can spread quickly to others before you start to feel unwell, and several days before the rash appears.
2 Timothy 1:6
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.