Archive for August, 2015

South side Netball

Due to blizzard conditions the netball carnival was postponed to last Wednesday the 19th August. We managed to field 4 teams, two competitive and two non competitive which was great and the girls all had a fantastic day. Our Senior Girls competitive team managed to get to the semi-finals but were knocked out by Erindale.  Our Junior Girls competitive team made it all the way through to the final undefeated and continued their winning streak by beating Melrose 16-7. They will now progress to the ACT Netball finals and we wish them the best of luck.

Senior Girls Netball Team 2015

Senior Girls Netball Team 2015

Junior Girls Netball team 2015

Junior Girls Netball team 2015

Tonight the stars came to Stromlo

family ticket316 was the official count of people who spent 10 arduous minutes hanging out with the stars tonight! More than 453 people came to take a peak at the stars above us, the planets around us and the whole cosmology thing. Thank you to all who attended our school’s efforts to achieve a new Guinness Book of World Records at Star Gazing. Especial thanks to the many who helped make the night a success, such as the Astronomers (of course!), the Jazz band, the food providers, the face painters and all the volunteers who helped ensure that we gazed to the max! Preliminary counts suggest we have smashed the previous record held by Mexico. Stay tuned to the news, Facebook and YouTube to get the full extent of what Australia achieved tonight!

Tonight is the night when the stars shine bright!

Newsflash: Minister of Education Ms Joy Burch will officially open the Guinness Book of World Record attempt at Star Gazing at Mount Stromlo High School this evening as crowds gather, telescopes are being prepared and students are providing a range of fun activities to accompany this unique round of increasing Australia’s star gazing capacity. Dr Mike Ireland is a guest speaker from the ANU Mount Stromlo Research Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics and special telescopes have been acquired by the school for this event. Come along for a sausage, a chance to look at the universe and enjoy the community feeling of music, dance and face painting. Simultaneously, an oval at ANU is another registered site for this event, as well as some other schools in Canberra. Mount Stromlo High is the only Canberra school running a dedicated Astronomy course in Year 10.

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3 sleeps to go to the World Star Gazing Record

Participate in a once only event, from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. Excitement is mounting for this Friday’s rock star event, with tickets now selling for the once in a lifetime chance to be in the Guinness Book of World Records. Free food and a telescope for every ticket, two telescopes per family ticket, guest speakers, amazing digital displays, bring your binoculars, telescopes, and feet: you have to be in it to see it! Friday night’s sky expected to be clear, just rug up and rock up! Photo: Pluto, like you have never seen Pluto before, courtesy of New Horizons, NASA, 14 August 2015

40 Hour Famine 2015 – We reached our goal!

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The 40 Hour Famine took place on the weekend (14th-16th August). Our goal as a school was to raise $7000 and I am pleased to say our page (https://40hf2015.everydayhero.com/au/mountstromlohs) currently has $7386.75 ‘given’ and we are still receiving donations.

Student Representative Council members from all four South Weston Network High Schools (Alfred Deakin, Melrose, Telopea and Mount Stromlo) joined forces to run the 40 Hour Famine in each school and our network goal was to raise $25000. Over the next couple of weeks we will share our success with the other network high schools and find out how they went.

Thankyou to all staff and students who participated and to those who sponsored us.

4 sleeps to achieve the World Star Gazing Record

Excitement is mounting for this Friday’s rock star event, with tickets now selling for the once in a lifetime chance to be in the Guinness Book of World Records. Free food and a telescope for every ticket, two telescopes per family ticket, guest speakers, amazing digital displays, bring your binoculars, telescopes, and feet: you have to be in it to see it! Friday night’s sky expected to be clear, just rug up and rock up! Photo: Pluto, like you have never seen Pluto before, courtesy of New Horizons, NASA, 14 August 2015

 



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