Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Algorithms and Sorting Networks

This week in maths we were learning about algorithms and on Tuesday we were doing sorting networks. On Tuesday we watched a video on how to draw and do sorting networks. After we watched the video we got into groups and we drew up the lines and we picked numbers and started flowing the lines to get all the numbers in order from smallest to largest. Algorithms and sorting networks are similar because they are both like a process of steps - Alex
It's also like an introduction to computer science and programming - Jasmine
It also helps to exercise our brain - Peter
These types of maths subjects can help you organise things, like files - Ryan
Algorithms helped us with the order of problems - Will H.
They help us to learn how things get sorted and help us sort out things - Bridie

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Some deep thinking about our learning this term.

Senior S have experienced many learning opportunities this term and in the last week they were asked to reflect on the term as a whole and what in particular they remember. Many students were interested in the study of Australian History and especially the political process of how laws are made. The students have written about their learning in this area on their own student blogs which can be found here.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016


Our class further developed their ability to be persuasive by studying and practising how to conduct and argue effectively in a debate. This became our writing focus for the final weeks of term and connected strongly with the students' experiences with Australian politics and the debating that they have seen in parliament.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Our Penultimate week for Term 3

Some of us went to the district basketball competition, where the girls did an awesome job as their first time playing as a team, and the boys were the champions of the competition.
  And some of us invested more time in our art show pieces, as well as reflecting on our week...