RCC Specialist Art Teacher Anita Littlewood, is working hard this term with her Year 7 and 8 Design and Technology students to prepare for the STEM challenge of the Century - Superheroes Vs Supervillains!
RCC’s very own Wonder Woman, Mrs Littlewood, has helped guide her students every step of the way to get to the challenge, which will be held next term on Tuesday 26 October, at the Ray Owen Centre in Lesmurdie.
First of all, her team of super students have had to build, paint and decorate a road map, which the Lego robots have to transverse to kill and destroy the super villains.
Eight schools are competing in the Challenge, so there are sure to be a lot of villains to destroy!
Next the students had to build the Lego robots – no mean feat – and then using tablets, Mrs Littlewood had to teach and help guide the students to code the robots.
For the challenge, the robots need to be able to move in a straight line, turn and complete a circle, and recognize colour.
The students have been working hard in class to learn about coding and have also given up a number of their lunch times to practice using the tablets and getting the robots to move and attack the villains and make off with their weapons!
Mrs Littlewood is super excited about the challenge and very proud of her students.
Year 7 – Ruby Ipock, Zeva Mamakos, Shyla Kosikowski.
Year 8 – Keira Cirillo, Libby Littley, Riley Bijsterbosch, Callan Hutchinson, Rebecca Yates.
Watch This Space!

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What a fantastic day at the College on Tuesday 15 September, for the annual Athletics Carnival. The sun gods smiled on us, with perfect weather, although it did warm up a little bit too much by the afternoon, but it didn’t dampen anyone spirits. Our fabulous Pre Primary students kicked off the day with the sprints and then enjoyed some great tabloid games, the Egg and Spoon and Sack races were a highlight, before they retired for a rest!
There was great sportsmanship on show all day from everyone, with our wonderful Yr 1 – 4 students, all trying hard and doing their best for their House. Congratulations to everybody for the fabulous display of great sporting skills.

The Junior Athletics Champion House for 2020 is Raeburn – for the third year in a row!

Second was Croyden, followed by Peet and Chevin.

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Congratulations to all our Champion Boys and Girls for 2020.
Year 1
BOY - Damon Walker
GIRL - Indianna Richens
Year 2
BOY - Caleb Restieaux
GIRL - Zhen Yi Sew
Year 3
BOY - Riley Hole
GIRL- Madison Kain
Year 4
BOY – Bailey Cabassi
GIRL - Alice O’Reilly

A huge thankyou to our fantastic HPE team, this year led by Ms Jackson, who ran a very tight carnival, and to everyone involved at the College, our fantastic P & C, Parents and supporters for their support, enthusiasm and hard work.

Teachers at Carnival

Our next Interhouse Athletics Carnival for Yrs 5-10 is on Thursday 24 September.

Roleystone Community College was the site of a motorist enthusiast dream on Thursday 3 September, when about 18 souped up rally cars descended on the College.

The wacky cars, decorated in splashes of loud colours, and the drivers and navigators dressed up in some very funny and interesting garb, were all revved up and ready for the BulldustNBack Trail, a four-day motoring adventure through WA’s outback, organised and run by the not for profit Rotary Club of Mill Point.

This FUN-raising event gives all monies raised by the trail to children with cancer and to mental health charities based in WA.

BulldustNBack, now in its second year, is held in honour of Jon Lawrance, a longtime Rotarian and respected businessman, who passed away from cancer in 2018.

This year the race route will take participants from Roleystone, south into the Great Southern region to Brookton, travelling off road through gravel forest tracks, and driving through the southern wheat belt.

Roleystone Community College was more than happy to welcome the drivers and navigators, and our wonderful P&C filled them all up with a hearty home cooked breakfast along with bottomless hot coffee and drinks.

Then it was time for the machines to show their mettle – so with much revving, tooting and feet on the pedals, the cars took off, swept out of the College with a flourish by local Darling Range MLA Alyssa Hayden and RCC students cheering from the top of the oval and were sent on their way.

Check out this video https://youtu.be/wWN04cIgBM0

The first stop on this motoring adventure is Collie with an overnight stay, then it’s on to Wagin, Dryandra and Brookton by Sunday before heading home to Perth.

Safe Travels and Good Luck.

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On Monday 7 September, RCC Year 4 student Amity Lovett won Third prize in the annual Armadale Young Writers’ Award.
Amity, was one of Fifteen local school aged writers awarded and recognized for their writing excellence, creative expression and ability across a variety of prose entries.
The winners were all awarded cash and voucher prizes.
This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Awards, which are held for students ranging in age from school years 3 to 12, to encourage and recognise the writing creativity of young people across the City.
Amity’s story, Chasing Dreams, is attached along with a list of the 2020 award winners.

pdfChasing Dreams.pdf

pdf2020 Young Writers Winners.pdf

All the winning stories have been compiled into an anthology which will be available for loan from the City of Armadale Libraries.
Entry forms for the 2021 competition will be available in May.
RCC is very proud of Amity and congratulates her on her wonderful story and her win in the competition.
We hope she continues to write and never loses the passion for reading and creating.
Well done Amity.

Amity with Teacher Rachel Crane
2020 Award Winners (Picture Courtesy of City of Armadale) 

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As RCC is still in Phase 4 COVID-19 restrictions, we have had to make some hard decisions regarding events at the College.

In Term 3
• Our Expo night has been cancelled due to the large number of people that normally attends and our inability to control such numbers and the required cleaning etc. This unfortunately also means our Book Fair is cancelled this year.
• Our 2 athletics carnivals will go ahead, however parents will be restricted to a roped off area surrounding the entire oval. We ask parents to maintain appropriate social distancing if they attend and that they not try to interact with their children.
• The EduDance concerts are going ahead, but will be closed events which will be filmed for parents and distributed.
• We are looking at recommencing assemblies; but these will be without parents. We are looking at ways to effectively distribute videos of these events as well.
• The Year 7 camp will go ahead, but is subject to a comprehensive COVID management plan.

In Term 4

  • Our Book Week dress up parade has  been cancelled. Students will still be participating in lots of fun activities during Book Week  and we look forward to seeing all the creative costumes in 2021.
  • Swimming lessons are expected to be held, subject to further restrictions.
  •  The Year 10 River Cruise will go ahead and will be subject to a comprehensive COVID management plan.

As the approach to COVID remains conservative at RCC and is based upon the best possible advice from the Departments of Education and Health and the State Government, we ask parents to please comply with such arrangements, otherwise we will not be able to run any of these activities at all.

Mark Brookes