Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Budding Scientists for a Day

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Budding Scientists for a Day

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SCIENTIFIC minds are stimulated early at Sathya Sai Primary School.

In preparation for National Science Week, August 13-21, kindergarten children were asked, aWhat will you be when you grow up?a

These were the replies from some of our budding scientists:

Young Elu said: aWhen I grow up I want to be a scientist and do experiments and make explosions. I will wear a suit.a

Binnie stated: aI want to be a museum caretaker. I will look after the dinosaurs and I will clean the bones.a

Six-year-old River decided: aWhen I grow up I want to be an inventor. I will make things go bang and I will make a house.a

They look very convincing in their costumes.

On August 16 the school celebrated Science Week by taking all students out of the classroom to explore at the Brisbane Science Centre. Learning activities included Body Zone, Megawatt Studies and Action Stations.

DURANBAH school Term 3 started with a bang.

Youngest students, K/1/2 won the Sub-Junior Shield at the Athletics Carnival.

The senior class completed a study unit on Australia's Convict Era which included a connected classroom incursion with St Ives PS, Sydney and students from Duranbah.

The program was presented by aConvict Ivana from the Historical House Society, Sydney.

Students dressed in clothing of the era. This great, interactive learning experience was made possible through the school's new hi-tech classroom provided through the Federal Government's BER Program.

A highlight on the school's annual calendar will be the Multi-Cultural Day to be held tomorrow.

This is during Children's Book Week, the theme for this year being aOne World, Many Storiesa.

On the day, international students from Coolangatta TAFE will share the culture of their individual countries as well as providing a tempting array of food, and Duranbah students will share their skills and talents as well. …

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