Collie News

Hargraves Public SchoolHargraves Public School   - Term 3 Winners!

Congratulations to Miss Danielle Wakely and her class of super scientists at Hargraves Public School in winning this term's Dr Collie's Melting Moments Mystery! Hargraves Public School prides itself on providing quality education in a safe and nurturing learning environment and this reinforces the great work at the school!

The answers to this terms Collie were: A1: liquid, A2: solid, A3: melt, A4: freeze, A5: atoms and molecules, A6: eggs / spoon, A7: state/shape, A8: viscosity, A9: fair, A10: chocolate.

Term 4 Investigation - Dr Collie Sound Off! (Stage 1)

Sounds Sensation

Unit outline

Sounds surround us, bringing a wealth of information about our world. We make sounds as a way to communicate with each other. Sounds such as music can influence our mood. Loud and persistent noise can be annoying and even harmful, for example, resulting in noise pollution and induced deafness. Understanding sound allows us to better manage our acoustic environment.

The Sounds Sensational unit is an ideal way to link science with literacy in the classroom. It provides opportunities for students to investigate how sound is produced, how sound travels, how sound is used and the characteristics of sound. Students' understanding of sound and its role in our lives and our community will be developed through hands-on activities. Students investigate factors that affect the pitch of a sound producer.

More about this unit

Primary Connections have a wealth of resources supporting the Sounds Sensational unit. They include:

NSW Primary Curriculum Foundation Statement

Stage 1 ‘Sounds Sensational’ Outcome Overview

Australian Curriculum Science understanding (SU):


Coonabarabran Public School - Term 2 Winners!

Congratulations to 5/6K at Coonabarabran Public School. They are our winner of our Term 2 Dr Collie's adventure entitled 'Collie our environmental ambassador.' As Coonabarabran Public School  website states the school is 'renowned for its academic, cultural, sporting and welfare programs focusing on the needs and care of all students.' Well this is just further proof !

The three correct types of environments were: 1 River Systems, 2 Arid and 3 .Wetlands