Opening with the Year 4 dance show (Tues 30 July), ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, Bialik, once again, celebrated the arts in our annual arts festival. Visiting artist Chieko Hester worked with all Primary students on the Paper Plane project, soon to be revealed as an art installation in the Primary building, while the ELC engaged in Israeli dancing
We are delighted that Bialik College has been recognised as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2019. The Employer of Choice Award recognises the investment and effort Bialik has put into creating a world-class workplace for our staff, to partner our internationally renowned and admired Cultures of Thinking and Reggio Emilia-inspired philosophy of learning and teaching. Our
Congratulations to Max W, Oliver F and Noah V who won this year’s Annual Water Balloon Bungee Competition in Year 8 Mathematics. Students worked collaboratively across math streams, analysing data then using this data to make a linear model which allowed them to predict the exact number of rubber bands needed to drop their water balloon from the primary school
Earlier this month, the Year 1 students visited the Science labs to join the Year 8 Science students who were making games using circuits and a program called Makey Makey. The Year 1 students were filled with so much wonder and excitement that their teachers decided to continue the investigation back in the ELC. Middle School Science teacher, Simon, visited
As part of Bialik’s Big Read, students and staff came to school in their pyjamas to add to the fun of the celebration of literature and to raise money for The Pyjama Foundation, which helps support children in foster care. Bialik’s Big read is a week-long celebration of the love of books and literacy and students enjoyed many fun activities
On Tuesday 11 June, Bialik hosted a full-day Coding Workshop as part of the Boroondara Gifted Network. Students from Bialik and neighbouring schools were able to interact with and code for autonomous companion robots, using text and block coding languages. The focus of the day was on building interactions between companion robots (such as MiRo and NAO) and humans.
The Year 8 Stem Elective went to Scienceworks to learn to use MaKey MaKey, an invention kit that allows users to replace keys on a computer keyboard with any object. With this, students will create video games on Scratch, in which players will have to move around on their feet to play the game.
On Thursday 9 May, we celebrated Israel’s 71st birthday with an incredible, Guinness-World-Record-breaking feat. Bialik College students and staff gathered together to create the world’s largest human menorah. It took 1048 students from the ELC through to the Senior School, as well as teachers and staff to form the shape of the menorah – what an exciting experience for all
Well done to all the students from Years 7 to 11 who participated in the Melbourne University School Mathematics Competition. Students completed a paper solving challenging problems that allowed them to deepen their mathematical understanding and showcase their creativity in solution making. It was a empowering day that inspired students and teachers while providing opportunities for deep and meaningful learning
Kol ha’kavod to all the Bialik students who participated in the 2019 Computer and Algorithmic Thinking Competition. Students from Years 6 to 12 completed a competition paper which tested their problem solving and logical thinking skills. The test promotes curiosity and multiple ways of thinking and it is a great way to stretch the minds of our students.