Grade 3 and 4 Visit to Merrivale Primary School

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All the grade 3 and 4 children went to visit  the Grade 3/4 children from Merrivale Primary School today in readiness for our school camp to Cape Bridgewater in two weeks time. We played games in and out of the classroom, so that we can make new friends, ready for camp. The children all had lunch together and then played in the playground during the normal lunch hour. We would like to thank the Merrivale children and staff for making us feel so welcome and also providing fruit and wonderful activities for us to participate in. We can’t wait until it is time to go on camp. How many sleeps now???????

Marble Drop Ideas

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Family Challenge for Education Week

Design the slowest marble drop machine as part of our Education Week festival of learning. The challenge can be completed at home with help from parents. Families can enter more than once, simply have your completed marble drop machine at school by Wednesday 20th May for judging.
The rules are simple, design a machine that takes as long as possible for a marble to reach the bottom once released from the top. The timed marble will remain ‘alive’ as long as it is in motion, with the slowest machine crowned the champion.
Each machine must have a footprint no greater than an A4 piece of paper (you will need to design your own base board), and not be higher than 40cm. Machines can be constructed out of anything, such as recycled materials from home, lego, old pipe, etc. The only limit is your imagination.
Judging will occur on the Wednesday night, during our Education Week expo.