Tiverton News

Welcome back for Term 2. It has been an interrupted start to the term but the students seem to be back into the daily routine of school life.

We have already had one round of Parent Teacher Interviews, with the second round on Thursday 28 April. There will also be Anzac Day services held at the school during the week to commemorate our servicemen and women. Anzac Day badges are available for purchase at the student counter and I encourage all students to try and purchase a badge which can be worn to and from school on their blazer for a couple of weeks.

Mission Action Day

Congratulations to all students on the manner in which you conducted yourselves on the last day of Term 1 during our Mission Action Day walk, especially our new Year 4 and Year 7 students. It was another great example of social justice in action at the College.

ACC Athletics Carnival

Last Friday saw our ACC Athletics Team win the ACC Cup for the first time since 2002 – a wonderful achievement. Our Under 13 team comprising Year 7 students also managed to win their age division, which was an outstanding result.

Uniform Requirements

I want to take this opportunity to also remind parents and students about uniform and hair requirements as we begin Term 2 and continuing through Term 3. Winter uniform is now required by ALL students. This means all students are expected and required to wear tie and blazer to and from school each day. Students can choose to wear shorts with appropriate college socks (grey marle purchased from uniform shop) or long pants with black socks. Students have been reminded about ‘extreme’ haircuts and some boys may be required to get a haircut that is appropriate, in line with the College guidelines as outlined in the diary. We appreciate your support of the College when it comes to these matters.

Mr Luke Kenealy
Director of Students (Years 4–9)

Year 5, 7 and 9 NAPLAN Testing 2016

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is a national assessment and reporting program in English and Mathematics for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.

The results of the tests provide information for students, parents and teachers about student performance in literacy and numeracy. This information can be used to support each student’s learning program and improve student achievement.

The testing for our Year 5, Year 7 and Year 9 students will occur on Tuesday 10 May, Wednesday 11 May and Thursday 12 May. All students are expected to participate in the NAPLAN tests and during this week, catch-up tests will be available for individual students who are absent on test days.

Please contact me if you have further questions about NAPLAN

Ms Lucy Russell
Director of Learning and Development – Student Progression

Student Sports Blog

Year 9 student Timothy Loughnan has started his own sports blog, commentating on global sporting events and issues facing the world of sport. In Tim’s latest post, he analyses each NBA playoff matches and gives us his predictions.

The race for the Championship

Monday 18 April

The final day of the NBA regular season was one that nobody will ever forget. We said goodbye to an absolute legend of the game in Kobe Bryant. He is a 5‑time champion, an 18-time NBA all-star and a 15-time NBA all-team candidate, and after 20 long years in the NBA he decided to call it quits. Golden State Warriors beat the Memphis Grizzles to break the record for the most wins in a season. They ended up with 72 wins and only nine losses. This article is going to analyse each of the round one playoff matches and my prediction for each.

Golden State Warriors Vs Houston Rockets
My Prediction: Golden State Warriors 4–0
In case you don’t know, each round of the playoffs is a best of seven contest. Game one of the series was this morning and it saw the Warriors get up by a convincing margin. I can’t see Houston winning a single game in the series, purely because they do not have enough depth in their roster. They rely too much on James Harden and with the depth of the Warrior’s roster, they will always be able to shut him down and still have their best players free. As good as star point guard Stephan Curry is, he isn’t always having to carry his team across the line. The Warriors have a more experienced lineup that will be able to handle the pressure of playoffs. If Houston are going to win, they will have to shut down Steph Curry and they will need several players to be scoring above 20, not just James Harden.

Read more here.

Great work Tim on this fantastic initiative.

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