5/6 Students

Energy Breakthrough Team


Every Wednesday the EBT Team have been ticking the legs over at the Bendigo Go-Kart Track. Arctic conditions over the winter months haven’t stopped some sizzling lap times being recorded. The team’s commitment to their training cannot be questioned with the rider’s confidence behind the ‘wheel’ and individual times improving session-by-session.


 On Saturday the 19th of August our two teams, TorpECO and ECOrush, competed at the Bendigo EEV/HPV Grand Prix. For 9 hours the students navigated their way around the 1.1km street circuit nestled in the heart of the Deborah Triangle. The circuit had some lightning fast sections that were counteracted with the calf-busting Thistle Street climb, the infamous and amply named ‘Crash Corner’ lived up to its reputation with thrills and spills aplenty.


The determined WHPS team competed in great spirits all day, the riders worked tirelessly during their stints in the vehicles producing some amazing times and the pit stops were organised and efficient. The teamwork, cooperation and support within the group is second to none. After 9 hours of intense racing both WHPS teams finished in the top ten of their class. TorpECO finished 3rd and ECOrush finished 8th.


The team would like to thank the staff members, parents and sponsors for their on-going support. 

 

 


 

 

Ni Hao 

 

Welcome to our visiting Chinese students; Lisa, Serane, Jackson and Hawk. They have joined us for eight weeks in Term 4 from Hanlin Primary School in Suzhou Industrial Park. Thank you to the host families and our Student Ambassadors for being involved in such a rewarding program.

 

 


 

Science Week


The grade 5 ‘Mad Scientists’ packed their bags and headed for the laboratories at Weeroona College Bendigo. The students completed some scientific drawing, explored acids and bases, created some M&M chromatography artwork and conducted some electrical conductivity tests. It was great to see some past students assisting in the WCB labs. Teachers received some very positive feedback from the WCB staff regarding students’ attitude and behaviour. The grade 5 students represented White Hills Primary School proudly.



 

 

Kelsey Griffin Visits White Hills Primary


Bendigo Spirit basketballer, Kelsey Griffin, was kind enough to visit the Grade 5 students at White Hills last week to chat about her basketball career and journey thus far. Our students thoroughly enjoyed getting an insight into being an elite athlete. We would like to also thank the McKern Foundation for providing us with our Fresh Fruit Friday program.


 

 

 

Discovery Centre Visits

 

This term we have been fortunate enough to work with La Trobe University to participate in some science based activities. As an addition to these lessons, students across the school were able to visit the Discovery Centre for free and participate in a hands on learning experience. Many thanks to our student teachers and La Trobe University for this opportunity!


Sovereign Hill 


 In Term 2, the grade 5 students braved the elements and headed for Sovereign Hill, Ballarat. The excursion coincided with our Inquiry Unit: Our Golden Past. The students wound back the clock when they joined the rush to One Eye Gully, panned for their fortune in the muddy waters and descended underground to the Red Hill Mine.

 

Thanks to the parents and staff members who attended the excursion and Emrow Bus Lines for ensuring our journey was safe and enjoyable.


 


 

 

Celebration Day


To finish off a MASSIVE Term 3 the Grade 5 team held a Celebration Day. Students invited special people in their lives into our classrooms to showcase some of the amazing work they’ve completed throughout the Term. Attendees were treated to interactive presentations about natural disasters, explored websites created by the students packed full of information and answers in relation to their ‘BIG QUESTION’,  tried their luck in carnival games based on statistics and probability and worked collaboratively to try and conquer the Trivia Challenge.

 

 


Grade 6 News

 

As part of our Community Connections program, the Grade 6 students went to the Bendigo Botanic Gardens to learn about its history, what flora and fauna are currently living there and what things are going to happen there in the future.


Bendigo Botanic Gardens tour    Arch of triumph  

 

 

2017 School Leaders


 

Student Leaders with Mr Schaeche

 

House Captains with Mr Schaeche