ENGINEERING INFORMATION SESSION AT ICS
On Tuesday, 23 October, we joined students at Illawarra Christian School to learn about various engineering fields. Five engineers met with students from Years 9-11 to share their experiences and passions from their fields of engineering – Mechanical, Civil, Materials, Mechatronic and Mining engineering. Experiences ranged from managing major infrastructure assets for a local council, developing a steering system for major car manufacturer (and being able to test them at high speeds), working in the ground-breaking field of biomechanics in 3D—printing muscle tissue, managing major projects for Bluescope Steel and working in mega mines all over the world.
Several engineers spoke of their experiences of completing their degrees in a cadetship program, and students were challenged to consider how they could use their future skills to serve underprivileged communities, through the new Humanitarian Engineering elective now offered at the University of Wollongong. They were also challenged to consider how they could apply a Christian world view to many of the ethical implications that advances in technology will bring to our future world.
We would like to acknowledge and thank Samantha Clarke (Mechanical), Kate Wighton (Civil), Ben Muscat (Materials), Evan Brown (Mechatronic) and David Walker (Mining), and their respective employers (Bluescope Steel, Shellharbour City Council, ASMS and University of Wollongong Mechatronic Engineering and Mining Engineering departments). We are very appreciative of the time and effort that each presenter took to prepare and present to the students and also to ICS for inviting us for the afternoon.
STAGE 5 ART – SPROUT HUB CAFE
Stage 5 Artworks are now on display at the Sprout Hub. Why not plan to have a coffee and check them out. Well done students and Mrs Gillett. They look wonderful!
Remembrance Day – 11 November
Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
Commonwealth of Nations (except Mozambique)
Commemorates Commonwealth war dead
Armistice Day, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Anzac Day
The Learning Hub has a range of books relating to the war available for borrowing.
FRESH FRUIT FOR SALE FROM THE CANTEEN
STARTING TODAY – FRESH FRUIT PIECES AVAILABLE – FRUIT TYPES WILL VARY EACH WEEK.
Last week, students were able to sample some delicious and refreshing fruit to experience what will be on offer in the canteen from this week. Students were delighted when the cut up fruit was brought to their class and they were disappointed that they had to wait until this week to buy fruit at the canteen.
K-6 COMMENDATION AWARDS AND P-6 BIRTHDAYS ASSEMBLY
Parents are invited to join P-6 students in the studio on Tuesday 20 November to celebrate student achievements and birthdays. K-6 Commendation Awards and P-6 Birthday Awards will be handed out at the beginning of the K-4 Morning Routine at 9:05 am. Parents may like to leave after the assembly, but are welcome to stay to participate in our peer reading and fitness time, followed by a praise song and prayer time.
Year 12 UOW Discovery Day 2019
Year 11 students need to register now for their electives on the day. Registrations close November 23. Year 11 students have been sent an email from Mrs Gillett with further details.
Careers Website password update
All students in Years 9-12 who have an account with the Calderwood Careers website are required to update their passwords. Everyone is now required to have a password that consists of:
# at least 6 characters
# at least one letter
# a least one number
Work Experience Information Evening
For Year 9 students and their parents. Tuesday, 20 November in the Learning Hub, 6:30 pm to 8 pm. See Mrs Gillett for more information.
2019 Apprentice and Trainee Intake
Work for Apprenticeship Careers Australia, “Meet N Eat” pop up interviews 19 November, 3 pm – 5 pm at Rashays, 2/4 Stafford St. North Wollongong. Call 1300 765 155 or visit website.
ABSENTEEISM AND HOLIDAYS
It is the school’s legal responsibility to ensure that student absences from school are accounted for and valid. If your child is absent from school for any reason, then he/she must bring a signed note from you stating the reason within 7 days of the absence. If you are planning holidays outside of the normal school holiday period, parents are to write to the Principal to seek approval for their plans before the event. This is especially important for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 where external regulations on assessments apply and assessment schedules must be complied with.
FROM THE UNIFORM SHOP
The Uniform Shop is opened on the following days:
- Monday 8.30 am – 10.30 am
- Wednesday 1.30 pm – 4 pm
For pricelists, opening hours and shop details, you can visit our website: www.calderwoodcs.nsw.edu.au and go to the FAQ menu and click on Uniforms then Order Online.