Macarthur hosts the GATEway 8 academic gala days for Years 5 and 6 , 7 and 8 and 9 and 10 in September each year. A recent theme was 'Action and Reaction' with 38 teams competing over the 3 days. Teams come from as far away as Dee Why, Rouse Hill and the Southern Highlands.

Tasks are varied and challenging. Tasks have included: making a balloon powered car for Year 5 and 6 and a mouse trap car for Years 7 to 10, writing an exposition and creating an artwork in response to visual images, writing a piece of music using graphic notation, mathematics tasks and producing a re-enactment about people's reactions to, and cultural understanding of, introductions.

Enquiries about GATEway 8 days should be directed to Mrs Rebecca Fitzpatrick on (02) 4647 5333.

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