Mount Terry Public School

Growing Strong Reaching Far

Telephone02 4257 4370

Emailmtterry-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Upcoming events

Wednesday

04

March

APHS Expo

Date

04 March

Time

4:00-6:00 PM

Location
APHS

Come & experience the wonderful opportunities offered at APHS

Wednesday

04

March

Community Safety Pop Up Meeting

Date

04 March

Time

2:30-3:30 PM

Location
MTPS

The Lake Illawarra Police District and Shellharbour City Council invite you to attaend a community safety Pop Up meeting. Come and chat with your local Police and Council officers. An opportunity to raise any concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighbourhood.

Thursday

05

March

DanceFever Multi Sport

Date

05 March

Time

08:50

Location
MTPS Hall

Year 3 - 6 Multi Sport program

Wednesday

11

March

Regional Swimming Carnival

Date

11 March

Time

All day

Location
Dapto Pool

Regional Swimming

Thursday

12

March

StEPS Vision Screening

Date

12 March

Time

All day

Location
MTPS

Kindergarten visit If a child has had a StEPS vision test before, they will not be tested as this is a one off screening.

Friday

13

March

National Ride2School Day

Date

13 March

Time

08:50

Location
MTPS

Students encouraged to ride to school 

As you may be aware, this year we are piloting a new program for our gifted and talented students called FIERCE (Future learners; Inquire; Explore; Realise; Challenge; Engage).  So far in the piolt we have been targeting Stage 3 and early feedback has been very poistive.  Six of our students have been chosen to take part in a state-wide competition called Game Changers.  Please enjoy our submission video and wish us luck in the competition.  Below is a little bit about our submission.

FIERCE Game Changers 2019

Introducing A.R.M.E.D.

A.R.M.E.D., a robotic arm, stands for Affordable, Retro, Mechanical, Ethical, Device. A.R.M.E.D. is a physically interactive android device that is emotionally supportive, reassuring and trustworthy. It is intelligent, human-like and can easily resolve conflicts to help people stay honourable, constructive and confident. It can examine errors and signal to you. It analyses data in different ways to see how to help you. It knows right from wrong. A.R.M.E.D keeps people safe from unacceptable behaviours and makes sure that you don’t go down the wrong path. Armed is different from your normal Google Home Mini, or your Alexa. A.R.M.E.D is a physical interactive device, you can play with it and it makes your life easier by doing things that you physically DO NOT want to do. A.R.M.E.D is like a best friend, it helps you and comforts you, it’s always there when you need it. Just call out ‘A.R.M.E.D.” or “ HELP” and A.R.M.E.D will be there for you.

Emotional Support - Reassuring and Trustworthy

A.R.M.E.D knows what is the best for people. A.R.M.E.D can always be trusted to cheer you up when in doubt and it will help you strive for your goals and help bring out the best in you. It will always be there for you and never leave your side, making it one of the most trusted utilities out there. It can sense when someone is sad, happy, angry and even more. It knows different ways to cheer people up, it has different methods for different people. A.R.M.E.D analyses your feelings and then analyses data of how to help you with your problem and helps you see the bright, positive side of things.

Ethical Behaviours - Resolving Conflict

A.R.M.E.D knows right from wrong and therefore can resolve conflict between groups or individuals. A.R.M.E.D can sense when someone is doing something well and rewards that person’s behaviour. It can also sense when someone is acting in an inappropriate, unethical manner. When the A.R.M.E.D. realises this, it catches the person’s attention and signals them to STOP.

Doing the Drudge - Making Life Easier

A.R.M.E.D. does the drudge, by helping a person with their everyday life in common situations, that will occur at least once in everyone's lives. A.R.M.E.D handles the situation like a pro and does everything that humans despise. A.R.M.E.D can always help you even if it is not a serious matter. It will help you with jobs at any time, from little ones,  like doing the dishwasher or as big as washing the car. A.R.M.E.D is also powered by electricity which is charged by induction energy. This allows you to get quick access to your device. A.R.M.E.D is always useful for everything.

Human-Like - Intelligence and Goals

A.R.M.E.D sets itself objectives to help people in need when they are injured or if you need emotional support or are elderly or disabled. A.R.M.E.D knows how to help people. A.R.M.E.D can get you out of the stickiest situations. It knows to call someone if needed. A.R.M.E.D handles your needs properly without any inaccuracy or misunderstanding. You know that you can trust it with anything. A.R.M.E.D is intelligent so that it has the capacity to help people with complicated conditions and problems.

Constructed and produced by Jordy M, Alannah S-W, Ashley F, Kye J, Ethan T and Noah J - Mount Terry FIERCE Game Changers (2019).