Tournament of Minds

Tournament of Minds (TOMs) provides students with opportunities to develop diverse skills, enterprise, time management, and the discipline to work collaboratively whilst solving a challenge in a competitive environment.

Students in year 6 and 7 are invited to audition for the team(s) by attending several sessions where they are given TOMS example problems to solve.  

Six weeks before the Tournament Day, the TOMs team(s) select a long term problem to solve from the categories of Language Literature, Maths and Engineering, Applied Technology or Social Sciences.

The students are also required to solve a spontaneous challenge which is only revealed to them on performance day, held at Flinders University.  This task requires the students to demonstrate their abilities as a team to work together, be creative and express original thinking.

Flagstaff Hill students have been successful competitors in the past and this year scored ‘Excellent’ and ‘Very Good’ in nine of twelve scoring criteria for their long term challenge.  

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Pedal Prix

Flagstaff Hill R-7 School has been involved in Pedal Prix since 2001, with the major emphases being on participation, teamwork and co-operation. Parents who have been involved in past years agree that the weekend in Murray Bridge is an excellent community activity.

Teams have a designated pit area as well as an area for camping. Teams are responsible for their own catering. Each Primary school team is allowed 20 riders.

For further information please visit the Flagstaff Hill R-7 School Pedal Prix blog at https://flaggypedalprix.edublogs.org.au

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Student Voice

At Flagstaff Hill School students are involved in Student Voice from reception to year 7 either through class meetings or as part of an executive council.

Students in the Middle School Unit will nominate for the position and consequently meet at regular intervals. They will visit classes from Reception - Year 7 to collate issues and suggestions and run meetings if required.

These issues will then be shared at the Student Voice Meetings and can also be raised with other staff, senior staff and parents.

We believe being a good leader means being responsible in following our school values of Integrity, Respect and Care. It's also about being respectful to others' ideas and opinions. A good leader is confident, a good role model and willing to give up time to help the school be a better place. We believe student voice is about speaking up, sharing ideas and being involved in our school's decision making policies.

We are looking forward to having a successful, happy and fun year!


Competitions

ICAS Competitions

At Flagstaff Hill R-7 School, our Years 3-7 students are given the opportunity to participate in competitions in a variety of subject areas. Year 2's can now participate in English, Maths and Science. Fees are payable for each test.

Educational Assessment Australia (EAA) UNSW Global, recognises and appreciates the forward planning that schools undertake to participate in ICAS each year. The official sitting dates and prices for 2018 are as follows:

ICAS SubjectICAS Sitting DatePrice (GST Inc)
Digital TechnologiesTuesday May 8 AUD $9.90
ScienceTuesday May 29 AUD $ 9.90
WritingThursday June 14 AUD $19.80
SpellingWednesday June 13 AUD $13.20
EnglishTuesday July 31 AUD $9.90
MathmaticsTuesday August 14 AUD $9.90

Information is sent home with students middle of Term 1.

Gareth Woodward
Competition Co-ordinator

Wakakirri

Each year hundreds of schools across Australia create Story-Dances for Wakakirri that reflect student’s thoughts, ideas and aspirations. These stories are performed in professional theatres in front of the official ‘Wakakirri Panel’ who are searching for ‘Story of the Year’.

A Wakakirri Story Dance is a 3-7 minute performance by a group of students who theatrically tell a story using a combination of dancing, creative movement and acting to pre-recorded music. Schools can tell any story and use any combination of dance, acting, music, sets, props and costumes. The possibilities are endless! You’re invited to incorporate the annual signature item into your story for an extra challenge.

The aim of Wakakirri is to teach students about themselves and others through the creating and sharing of stories and by this process develop students’ educational outcomes, lifestyle choices and community awareness.

For more information, visit: http://www.wakakirri.com


Due to the amount of time and effort dedicated to running a successful Wakakirri program, we will be running the program every 2 years (even years).

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Instrumental Music

Private Providers come into our school and offer tuition in Piano & Keyboard, Guitar and Voice.  We also have the "Aspiring Musicians Academy" on site, providing a varied, multi-instrumental program.  See their website here:  http://www.aspiringmusiciansacademy.com/

Instrumental lessons are offered after Lunch 1, scheduled to avoid clashes with Literacy and Numeracy teaching blocks in all classrooms. The lessons are available for Year 1 - Year 7 students.   Parents should speak with Class Teachers first, to ascertain whether leaving the classroom for a half hour Instrumental Lesson would be manageable.

Payments for lessons is arranged directly between families and the providers.

DECD provides tuition for our Strings program, with access to violin, 'cello and viola instruction, local workshops and performance opportunities for students in Years 3 -7.  A strong, full year commitment is required, with the program commencing in Term 1.  A waiting list will be established if necessary as places are limited to our allocated lessons.

We hold an annual Mid-year Music Night in the School Gym for all Special Interest Music Students and their families. 

The process for enrolling in our Instrumental Music programs is to follow the link below:

https://www.schoolinterviews.com.au/book/step1?z=R6Wb3A

If you’d like to contact me, please use my school email address – robyn.videon208@schools.sa.edu.au  I’ll get back to you when I’m at school (Mondays & Tuesdays).

 

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Page last edited: March 22, 2018