Camphora Issue 3 Winter 2016

issue116-camphora2Welcome to Issue 3 of Camphora, PLC Sydney’s biannual magazine. In this winter issue of Camphora we look back at the many activities and events that have taken during Semester 1. What a great start to the year! 

There has been a renewed focus on STEM disciplines in Australia and Dr Burgis talks about how PLC Sydney assists our students to gain capacity and confidence in these subjects. Head of Mathematics, Mrs Dianne Balkizas, lists the programs we have in place to encourage our senior girls to study Mathematics at the highest level and ex-students Edwina Hobson and Chloe Jamieson-Grigg reflect on how their choices of higher level Mathematics subjects at school have helped them at university. And Ms Belinda Martins, STEM IT Teacher, details some of the exciting and innovative programs underway in the Junior School to develop both computational thinking and problem solving. 

We chat with students Litiana Field and Sienna Cai about their sporting goals and achievements and spend 60 seconds with two wonderful members of staff, Mrs Sarah Waller and Ms Stephanie Cannon. 

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