STEMShare Legends!

Today at Bournda EEC’s “Science in the Lab” Creative and Talented workshop, students from Merimbula PS, Wolumla PS and Eden PS took the lab outdoors! Using the 360 degree camera from the NSW Department of Education STEMShare Primary Virtual Reality kit, the students created some images which can be viewed using VR goggles.  They also had a go at the secondary VR kit AND still had time to do some fun experiments in the lab.

A great day thanks to the students’ positive behaviour and thinking skills!  Thanks also to teacher Luke Brown and Bournda EEC resident tech-whizz Phil Lord who helped us work it all out. Thanks also to the STEMShare program – we love it!!

Click on the Poly symbol to see the full images. For best results, open in Google Chrome.

Image display may take a little time.

Pambula PS visit to Bournda postponed

As the fire situation in Tathra is close by, and still active, the Centre will not be operational Monday (19th March) and Tuesday (20th March). Several of our staff live in areas affected by the fire but everyone is safe which is great news.

Later today a fire did start near our Centre and it was put out through the skilled work of NPWS staff, with support from air-crew. Power lines brought down by the strong winds are the likely cause and the power was still out at around 9pm tonight. The fire is now extinguished but there will be likely to be some further operations around the fire ground tomorrow.

Thank you to Grant, Bobby, Terry, Bruce, Johan and Ross from NPWS for your work and to any other emergency services workers who contributed to the operation.

We are all very saddened by the events of today and thinking of all those who have been hit hard by the fire.

Bega High – Year 10 Crossroads – Friday Forecast

Unfortunately we are cancelling today’s Bega High School Year 10 program due to the forecast rain, with the chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms.  It is always disappointing to cancel but everyone wants more rain so we’ll be happy about that.

Bournda EEC would like to thank Mrs Morgan and the Bega High School staff for their  support of the program.  The students have been outstanding but today they won’t be out standing in the rain!


Tired but happy after walking from Tathra to Wallagoot


Stage 2 Weather Warriors – They were the Dux of Bournda!

Thanks to Tathra Public School, Bega Valley Public School and Tanja Public School students that braved the elements and completed the Weather Warriors program today at Bournda EEC.  It was wet, wet, wet and the perfect day to have a closer look at the Water Cycle.  The students did an animation of the water cycle and did get outside to check the rain gauge. It was hard to rein in their enthusiasm! We’ll send an evaluation to check “whether” they enjoyed the day!

 Water cycle animation with the Waste Warriors programWater cycle animation with the Waste Warriors program Water cycle animation with the Waste Warriors program

Thank you to the teachers and parents for organising the students to come today and especially the parents that did the drop-off and pick-up duties.