Over the last few weeks, the Year 7 and 8 boy’s have been out to Finniss on their lead-in days. In a previous trip, we managed to get a clear night for astronomy in July last year. Again this year I took all the telescopes over to Finniss to give the boys the opportunity to do some star gazing. Venus was in crescent, and looked fantastic. As the moon was full the boys could see both areas of craters and plains. We are hoping to continue the experience in the main Year 8 camp later this year.

Recently I presented the Rocket Cup to the inaugural winners, Jeremy B, Angus S, Noah L and Meshach B who designed a rocket car that won the competition with a top speed of 107.3 km/h. We plan to increase this speed next year by using more powerful rocket motors.

Finally, over the next two weeks the Year 12 IB students will be completing their group 4 project by teaching the Year 7 students the difference between solids, liquids and gases. This was a highlight of the Year 7 course last year, and it will be even better this year I am sure!

Karl Grice
Head of Sciences