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summit at WHS
TWO classes of year 10
students at Waikerie High
School are celebrating Science
Week by participating in a
'friendly' debate on what
causes global warming as a
part of their geology course
Though Science Week was
actually from August 16-24,
Waikerie High School is celebrating
it three weeks later so it coincides
with the summit.
Erin Nettlebeck's class will
argue that global warming is
caused by humans, while Donna
Haynes's class will claim that it is
a natural occurrence and humans
have made no impact on it.
The debate will see the students
of both classes battling it out at
the Waikerie High School Hall
It will be under the watchful
eye of the two panel members:
Paul Tripodi, for the scientific
side, and Rebecca Smitran, for the
presentation and delivery of the
The day is set to begin with
a welcome speech from Jessica
Dolphin at 9am, with the actual
debating commencing by 9.15am
and starting with Madi Colbert,
who is representing the Australian
Greens from Mrs Nettlebeck's
"I believe we can win the
summit with our strong scientific
facts, backed up with evidence,"
Mrs Nettlebeck said.
The opposition had a different
point of view on the upcoming
debate, claiming it would secure
victory on the day.
"(We've been) searching for
ideas that the other class will
debate, and trying to debunk them
with counterpoints that they will
not know," Mrs Haynes said.
Students from both classes
are representing the views of
organisations and scientists
from mostly Australia, but also
from scientists and organisations
located in different areas from all
around the world.
This event is open mainly for
the parents and the families of
the students to attend, with food
and drink provided for everyone
during breaks and intervals at both
10.20am and 12.40pm.
The day is set to end at around
2pm, with the winning team being
announced by the end of the day.
Along with this debate, the
school's Student Representative
Council members are running an
assembly and interactive activities
for students to participate in
during both recess and lunch
times throughout the week.
These activities include fun and
exciting practical demonstrations
relevant to the different sciences,
mainly chemistry and physics.
Waikerie High School is holding
The Science of Wine, Beer and
Pizza -- a scientific evening --
tomorrow night from 5pm to 7pm.
It will be held in the school hall
and will showcase work done by
students, along with scientific
activities run by the year 11s and
12s for the public to participate in.
Some of the work and activities
'Who did it?' -- An interactive
crime scene where the public has to
determine who caused it and how.
Primary Industry Centre
for Science Education (PICSE)
assignments created by the year
10 students who participated in a
PICSE competition against other
Other displays include a physics-
based activity, wine aroma/faults
and wine tasting (for those aged 18
years and over).
This event is open for all of the
community, young or old, to attend,
and it will be a good experience
to show how science is a part of
everything -- even pizza.
To help with catering for this
event, please contact Paul Tripodi
au with your name and number
and he will get back to you.
For more information about the
science summit, contact Waikerie
High School via phone (8541 2533)
or email (dl.0800_info@schools.
ABOVE LEFT: Waikerie High School year 10 student Renee Bell prepares an Arctic Climate Impact Assessment as
part of preparations for her team's 'humans cause climate change' argument. ABOVE RIGHT: Renee's teammate,
Ainsley Irving, will be an interviewer.
PHOTOS: Chelsea Webber
QUIZ NIGHT: Cadell
Primary School held a
successful quiz night
fundraiser on Saturday
night at the Cadell
Institute. Ali and Danny
McGurgan organised the
event, which included
a flying paper plane
and paper, scissors,
Pictured (left) is Luke
Santella (winner of
the paper, scissors,
event organiser Danny
McGurgan and UK visitor
ENTRANTS participate in the paper plane game at the Cadell Primary School's annual quiz night
Scouts group grant success
WAIKERIE Scouts Group
members now have a new kitchen,
thanks to a $3000 grant from
the District Council of Loxton
Waikerie's community grant
The Scouts rallied further support
from community groups, local
businesses, parents and other social
clubs to dismantle the old kitchen and
install a new one.
Scouts group leader Michael Cox
said the new kitchen gave community
members the opportunity to hire the
"This was an amazing opportunity
for us to bring our hall into this
century," he said.
"It will now allow us to have a
range of kitchen-based teaching and
social events at the Scout hall.
"The kids have already enjoyed
a sleepover, where we cooked and
prepared dinner, breakfast and lunch.
"We look forward to more themed
activities where they can incorporate
cooking into their events.
"The old kitchen has been
transformed, and we are extremely
grateful for the support that has
been provided to us through not only
the council, but also organisations
such as the Waikerie Men's Shed,
Mitre 10, Kleemann's Hardware,
Waikerie Club, and all the other
local businesses that helped us with
"The Waikerie Scout Hall
is a great outlet for our youth to
engage in a range of activities that
build confidence, character and
shared community values, and this
collaborative project is a perfect
example of these values."
The hall is now available for hire,
with bookings via Michael Cox on
8541 0720 or 8541 2408.
WAIKERIE Scouts Group 'joeys' leader (back row) Caroline Kruesler with Scouts
(middle row, from left) Ethan, Chloe, Ashton, Josh and Syrus. FRONT: Emily,
Jasmine, Tamika and Dakota enjoying the Scout hall's new kitchen.
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