It's the last week of school before the July holidays, but local students haven't been slacking off.
Quirindi High School (QHS)
Embracing the positives
QHS students are being proactive and positive during this time of change.
While COVID-19 restrictions continue to lift, there are still some activities that are limited, including the use of certain community sporting locations.
As the school can't currently access these locations, teachers have initiated a series of different sporting activities in the school grounds.
From croquet to Tai Chi, walking, yoga and frisbee golf, students are undertaking a range of activities.
Years 11 and 12 are busy embracing study time in the library, while other students are busy with health and well-being, netball or mindfulness and some are assisting Mr Miggins and Ms Saunders with the School Shed beautification of the schools grounds.
QHS Year 12 Chemistry have created fragrances of their choice, by producing their 'ester' using a condensation reaction.
Under the guidance of science teacher, Mr Roberts, students investigated the reactions between a range of alcohols and acids on a test-tube scale, to produce small quantities of a variety of esters.
The class-cooperative investigation on the ability of a range of alcohols to react with a range of organic acids, saw the students work in collaboration and compare their results with others to build a general overview of this route to the formation of esters, with an interesting variety of smells.
Best of luck to QHS students who have entered the Gunnedah Online Music Eisteddfod 2020.
Best wishes to QHS students in the music section: Paige Sevil, Nicole Rea, Molly Owen, Indiah Nean and Liam Durie.
Gunnedah Public School
The students in 5/6A at Gunnedah Public School have been working hard on learning the process of long multiplication. They are successfully learning how to multiply a three-digit number by a two-digit number. Many are now seeing the added challenge to move into their 'thousands' and 'tens of thousands'.
Meanwhile, the students in 2A have been learning how to tell the time to the half-hour and quarter-hour.