TUESDAY

Da Vinci Decathlon (Years 7-10) 

Day: Tuesday & Thursdays WK 1-10
Time: 12:55 pm (30 mins)
Venue: S2-12
Cost: No Charge (charges will apply for competitions – approx $1600)

Da Vinci Decathlon is bi-weekly training for the Da Vinci Decathlon academic competition held each year at the end of Term 1. Teams of eight are selected based on performance.

The World Scholars Cup is an international academic competition where three students form a team to compete in five events. The training prepares for the teams for the state event in Term 2.

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World Scholars Cup (Years 6-11) 

Day: Tuesday & Thursdays WK 1-6
Time: 12:55 pm (30 mins)
Venue: S2-12
Cost:  (charges will apply for competitions – approx $20)

Da Vinci Decathlon is bi-weekly training for the Da Vinci Decathlon academic competition held each year at the end of Term 1. Teams of eight are selected based on performance.

The World Scholars Cup is an international academic competition where three students form a team to compete in five events. The training prepares for the teams for the state event in Term 2.

ENROL

F1 in Schools STEM Challenge (Years 7-10)

Day: Tuesday & Thursdays WK 1-10
Time: 12:55 pm (30 mins)
Venue: S2-12
Cost:  No charge

The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge is the world’s foremost student competition for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Each year more than 17,000 schools in 44 nations take on the challenge of developing the world’s fastest miniature F1 car. Here in Australia approximately 22,000 students are involved each year with over ten times that being exposed to the program and having access to the same classroom technology used by the students to design and build their cars.

Established in 2003, F1 in Schools STEM Challenge is multi-faceted and multi-disciplined. It is about much more than cars, although the idea of being involved in car design has proved to be a powerful means of attracting even the most uninitiated students to discovering more about STEM.

Mimicking the world of a Formula One team, groups of students have to follow a pathway of engineering and manufacturing disciplines: design, analyse, test, make and race. They are provided with access to real-world technology such as 3D CAD/CAM/CAE engineering design software and soon become proficient in areas such as Coding, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis.

This program also aims to develop skills in problem solving, project management, communication, presentation, teamwork, innovation, self-promotion, collaboration, marketing and entrepreneurialism, which are clearly identified as aiding in the transition through high school‚ in demand by industries the world over‚ and not impacted by disruptive technologies.

F1 in Schools STEM Challenge is the most holistic STEM program in the nation

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Pastiche Magazine (Years 9-12)

Day: Tuesday WK 2-10
Time: 12:55 pm (30 mins)
Venue: M1-7
Cost:  No charge

Design, edit, produce and market a creative writing magazine with Ms Cavallaro. The magazine is produced for sales at the Open Garden Day 2019. Ms Cavallaro is looking to add to her existing team with a small number of students in the areas of Editing and Marketing. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Ms Cavallaro direct on Luciana.cavallaro@plc.wa.edu.au

The day and time will be determined once students’ availability is established.

 

WEDNESDAY

Coding Club (Years 7 – 12)

Day: Wednesday WK 1-9
Time: 3.30 pm (60 mins)
Venue: SS Library & Innovation Centre
Cost: no charge unless entering NCSS Challenge

Computers are amazing, but they can’t think for themselves (yet!). They require
people to give them instructions through coding. Learning coding makes it possible
for us to create computer software, games, apps and websites.
In this club we will learn how to code in Python to develop essential skills such as
problem solving, logic and critical thinking.
The aim is to build up skills so that you can code to create complex tasks for a
Micro:bit or enter the NCSS Challenge – an annual online coding competition.

There is no cost associated with this club however:

  •  If you would like to code a micro:bit, some are available to use, however it
    may be advisable to purchase your own Micro:bit (these cost approximately
    $35 from Altronics or Jaycar)
  •  If you would like to enter the NCSS Challenge, entry is $30 per student

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French Club (Years 7 – 12)

Day: Wednesday WK 1-10
Time: 3.30 pm (60 mins)
Venue: SS Library & Innovation Centre
Cost: no charge

The French Club offers help with homework, grammar and vocabulary revision, reading and writing, practice for speaking assessments.

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PaperBots: Coding and Robotics (Years 7 – 12)

Day: Wednesday WK 2-10
Time: 15:35 pm (1 hour)
Venue: SS Library & Innovation Centre – Imagination Room
Cost: $45

Learn to code micro-components in python and design your own PaperBot!  We will explore:

– Laser Cutting
– Design & Construction, using recycled materials
– Using servo motors to develop a walking mechanism
– Coding micro:bit boards

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THURSDAY

Creative Writing (Years 7-12)

Day: Thursday WK 2-10
Time: 15:30 pm (1 hour)
Venue: M107
Cost: no charge

The Creative Writing Club meets once a week to work on various strategies on writing. The session is broken into two parts: the first half of the workshop is centred on a particular writing prompt and activity focussing on developing writing skills. It is also challenges one’s ability to think and write within a time frame. The second half students have an opportunity to work on a personal writing task. It could be a short story, a play or even a novel.

Students are also encouraged to enter writing competitions that run throughout the year. Students are notified of competitions and a discussion on the guidelines for entering.

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Da Vinci Decathlon (Years 7-10)

Day: Tuesday & Thursdays
Time: 12:55 pm (30 mins)
Venue: S2-12
Cost: No Charge (charges will apply for competitions – $1600)

Da Vinci Decathlon is bi-weekly training for the Da Vinci Decathlon academic competition held each year at the end of Term 1. Teams of eight are selected based on performance.

The World Scholars Cup is an international academic competition where three students form a team to compete in five events. The training prepares for the teams for the state event in Term 2.

ENROL

World Scholars Cup (Years 6-11)

Day: Tuesday & Thursdays
Time: 12:55 pm (30 mins)
Venue: S2-12
Cost:  (charges will apply for competitions – $20)

Da Vinci Decathlon is bi-weekly training for the Da Vinci Decathlon academic competition held each year at the end of Term 1. Teams of eight are selected based on performance.

The World Scholars Cup is an international academic competition where three students form a team to compete in five events. The training prepares for the teams for the state event in Term 2.

ENROL

F1 in Schools STEM Challenge (Years 7-10)

Day: Tuesday & Thursdays
Time: 12:55 pm (30 mins)
Venue: S2-12
Cost:  No charge

The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge is the world’s foremost student competition for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Each year more than 17,000 schools in 44 nations take on the challenge of developing the world’s fastest miniature F1 car. Here in Australia approximately 22,000 students are involved each year with over ten times that being exposed to the program and having access to the same classroom technology used by the students to design and build their cars.

Established in 2003, F1 in Schools STEM Challenge is multi-faceted and multi-disciplined. It is about much more than cars, although the idea of being involved in car design has proved to be a powerful means of attracting even the most uninitiated students to discovering more about STEM.

Mimicking the world of a Formula One team, groups of students have to follow a pathway of engineering and manufacturing disciplines: design, analyse, test, make and race. They are provided with access to real-world technology such as 3D CAD/CAM/CAE engineering design software and soon become proficient in areas such as Coding, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis.

This program also aims to develop skills in problem solving, project management, communication, presentation, teamwork, innovation, self-promotion, collaboration, marketing and entrepreneurialism, which are clearly identified as aiding in the transition through high school‚ in demand by industries the world over‚ and not impacted by disruptive technologies.

F1 in Schools STEM Challenge is the most holistic STEM program in the nation

ENROL