Vacuum Forming in Stage 2

In Stage 2 Science, students have been learning about the states of matter and how melting and freezing can be used to make things. Recently, students applied their learning to design their own chocolate shapes. They made a model of their chocolate shape using Plasticine. Their Plasticine models were then used to make a hollow plastic mould that can then be filled with melted chocolate or other liquids to be frozen. The process of making the plastic moulds is called 'vacuum forming' or 'thermoforming'. A sheet of non-toxic thermoplastic is heated in an oven until soft. The soft plastic sheet is then lowered over the Plasticine model and sucked into place using suction from a vacuum cleaner

Le Tour de Worrigee - La journée française 2019

Once again, our annual Tour de Worrigee - La journée française - was a great success, but rather than taking my word for it, I invited students to comment on their experience: Absolutely fantastic! It was very enjoyable to ride around. The mountain stage was my favourite. The only thing better than the tour was the croque monsieur! The day was fun. Le Tour de Worrigee was good and I liked how we settled down at the end watching a movie. Le tour de Worrigee was an awesome day to spend time with friends and experience French culture. I liked cooking and watching the movie called ‘The Walk’. It was more fun than expected - Merci Madame - Matt We had so much fun learning about Le Tour de Worrig

Kiama Electorate Student Leaders Forum

On 20 June, the Secondary Prefects departed Bomaderry Railway Station at 6:40am to journey to NSW Parliament House in Sydney. It was a cool morning, but upon arrival at Parliament House, our leaders were welcomed by the warmth of those hosting the event and, also, by the heating system that was evidently running. At this point, Charlotte D, Ryan D and myself, Nicholas H, had been placed in the Kiama Electorate Student Leaders Forum venue, awaiting the arrival of the much anticipated Gareth Ward, MP. The day began with Gareth Ward introducing himself and his role in Parliament. Mr Ward, along with many of the other presenters, was in and out due to there being legislation being decided upon

A note from Mr Bray - 28 June 2019

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.’ Romans 12: 12 (NIV) I am amazed to think that this edition of the NCS Bytes is, in fact, the final one for Term 2! This means that our 2019 school year is virtually at the halfway mark. You may well also share my surprise that this year is racing by so quickly. However, it is encouraging to take the time to peruse previous editions of NCS Bytes and to read about the incredible variety of worthwhile activities that your children have been fruitfully engaged in and this past fortnight has been no exception. However, on this occasion, I will simply draw your attention to the numerous articles that have been included in Bytes that co

Our visit with the Governor

Last Thursday, Elizabeth C and I, Tamsyn M, travelled to Sydney to attend the Secondary Schools Leadership Program at Parliament House. We travelled up with Mr and Mrs Bray as well as Ryan D, Nicholas H and Charlotte D. However, they attended a different program. To begin the day, we listened to parliamentarians speak about how they became politicians and each gave us a piece of advice. This advice included: listen to the people around you; take every opportunity; and, don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do anything. After this, we sat in on the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly, listening to debates over certain bills. Following lunch, our program involved a walk to Governme

Senior Girls Netball CSSA Gala Day

On a rather unlikely, grey and overcast day, a delightful group of Years 10 and 11 young women attended the Christian Schools Sporting Association Netball Gala Day at Jamieson Park, Penrith. We had the opportunity to meet with other young women from the CSA schools network and competed in a netball round robin. Towards, the end of the day we had some competitive matches with Regents' Park Christian School and Dubbo Christian School. The girls met the challenges of the day with winsome cheer and fairness. The young women were a testament to the good conduct and community spirit our students take with us when they travel.

Barangaroo Year 10 Sustainable Urban Development

On Wednesday 19 June, Mrs Arthur and Mrs Hetherington took the Year 10 Geography class to the Barangaroo development in Sydney. Students spoke to Lend Lease Community Sustainability Officer, Darren, about sustainable community development of integrated urban development. We explored the retail and emerging financial business district of Barangaroo. We discussed the changes that have occurred over time in the Rocks and Walsh Bay and the way in which future development is seeking to be carbon neutral and meet the growing demands on urban environments in the 21st century. Students were interested in the ways in which sustainability could interact with social justice.

Metro Cup Football

Stage 2 Metro Cup Football by Mr Tasker After a quick bus trip to Kiama on a sparkling early winter's day, we started well. Our first game was against Southern Highlands CS, and with about 10 minutes left in the game, the opposition was ahead 1-0. We mounted numerous attacks and, with a minute to go, Caleb controlled the ball just outside the goal area and then fired off a pretty good shot. It looked like their keeper had it covered but an “accidental” handball by another of their defenders deflected the ball into their net and the goal was awarded. 1-1 and with less than a minute to play! The next game was against Cedars who would end up being the eventual group winners. To our credit, we h

Primary Metro Cup Netball - 3 June 2019

Stage 2 Metro Cup by Izabelle Leembruggen We had a great time at netball and we had a great experience. The other teams were quite hard to beat, but we all had a great time. One of our Stage Two girls was passed the ball and fell over but still caught it., it was amazing. The weather was good. There was a soft breeze and it was not hot but it was warm. Everyone was laughing throughout the day. The results were good. Stage Two ended up coming fourth and Stage Three came third. Neither of our teams ended up making it to state but, most importantly, we all tried our hardest and had a blast. Stage 3 Metro Cup by Hayley Edwards On Monday 3 June, two NCS netball teams drove up to Kiama Sportin

Voice of the Martyrs Speak to Secondary

On Friday 7 June, we had three visitors from Voice of the Martyrs come and speak at our Secondary Assembly. The purpose of VOM is serving the persecuted church with practical and spiritual assistance and leading Christians in the free world into fellowship with persecuted believers. The VOM representative, Eugene, introduced us to Petr from Czechoslovakia, and Daniel from the US (formerly Iran). Petr went to Sudan to visit and encourage persecuted Christians in the majority Muslim city of Khartoum for a short trip, but ended up being falsely accused of spying and was imprisoned for 445 days. He told a moving story of how God sustained him during that difficult time. We also heard from Daniel

Eisteddfod 2019

Over the past couple of weeks our students have participated in the Shoalhaven Eisteddfod in both individual and group performances. They have been involved in music, drama and verse speaking categories. Congratulations to all NCS students who participated. There were many firsts, seconds and highly commendeds amongst the results. The following are some of the reports from our instrumental, vocal and drama performances. Instrumental Eisteddfod by Mrs Lawrence It was my great pleasure to attend the instrumental eisteddfod this year with about 35 NCS students from the primary and secondary school. Our students were lovely audience members and, as usual, their responsible conduct was a great re

National Reconciliation Sorry Day Bridge Walk

In a show of reconciliation, Indigenous and Non-Indigenous NCS students participated in the National Sorry Day Walk. The event involved over 150 community members, walking across the Nowra Bridge to the site of the Bomaderry Children's Homes where 1000's of children were forcibly removed from families and were brought there until the 1980's. National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance held on May 26 each year. This day gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities. "I loved that lots of Aboriginal people came together to share their stories and share grief and joy together. I got to meet other pe

Bell Shakespeare Workshop runs like a dream

When Shakespeare dreamed his Midsummer Dream he could not have conceived so fierce a crew, for sweet and brave was their conduct seen when called upon to play their part. For when the worlds of Athens and the forest fade, their laughter and courage will long remain.

Those magnificent girls are like flying machines!

Last Thursday 6 June, four of NCS's most flexible students attended the CSSA State Gymnastics Titles in Western Sydney. Amelia B (Y8), Charlotte S (Y6), Hollie B (Y5) and Isabella L (Y4) all competed in the WAG Levels that they had been training for in their local clubs. Amelia competed in Level 6 and finished in 7th place over all, with a final score of 34.850 points, only less than 2 points behind the girl who finished 1st! Her best apparatus was the bars for which she finished in 3rd position (out of 13). Amelia backed this result up with a district competition on the long-weekend where she achieved first on beam, third on vault, fourth on floor and bars, with an overall equal second in l

A note from Mr Bray - 14 June 2019

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4: 12 (NIV) Due to our recent Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend, this edition of NCS Bytes covers three weeks in the life of our school. As always, the range of activities that have involved our students and staff, and often our parents and carers, has been amazing. I intend to refer to just some of these in this article. On Tuesday 28 May, our entire school community carried out a ‘Lock-Down’ drill. Such drills are a vital component of our emergency management program and are designed to ensure that we are well-prepared to face any unexp

NCS Athletics Carnival - Tuesday, 18 June

Our School Athletics Carnival - Years 3 -12
 will be held on Tuesday, 18 June at Shoalhaven High School's Athletics Field All students in Years 3 -12 are required to attend the Athletics Carnival. Seniors must attend the carnival, either as a competitor, or as a helper. Buses will depart NCS at approximately 8:30am. Buses will return in time for students to catch their usual afternoon buses. Students may make their own way to Shoalhaven High School Athletics Field as long as they are at the oval no later than 8:45am. House colours may be added at the grounds. Black Hawks (black and green); Sea Kings (purple and white). Tracksuits and warm jumpers, in school colours, should be tak

Scholastic Book Club orders due Friday, 14 June

Term 2 Scholastic book club orders are now open and items can be ordered online through The closing date for orders is Friday, 14 June. All items ordered will be delivered to school before the end of term and sent home with your child unless otherwise informed.

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