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Academic Matters: Term 4 Week 7

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29 November 2018

Academic Matters: Term 4 Week 7

Academic Matters: Term 4 Week 7

This week the Year 11s have been finishing off their Stage 1 programs with the culmination of examinations. The History and English exams were all done online by students in readiness for next year. 

The exams will be returned on Wednesday 5 December (Week 8). Students should report to the Lecture Theatre at 8.35 am in PE uniform and the day will conclude by 10.35am. Over the last few weeks I have been talking to year 11 students about their choices for 2019, if students need to change subjects earlier than Wednesday, then please make an appointment to see me.

Research project results and other Stage 2 results will be released from the SACE Board on Tuesday 18 December. Students should be familiar with the online portal, they can logon here with their SACE registration number and PIN to view their results.

Year 10 students are in the middle of service learning, work experience and Goose camps. Exam return for students is on Tuesday 11 December. Students should report to the Lecture Theatre at 8.35 am in PE uniform and the day will conclude by 10.35am. Exams will be returned to students and final changes to courses for 2019 can be done on this day.

Any student who wants to change their course for 2019 should either send me an email or come and see me in the Senior Centre. I cannot always guarantee that the changes will be able to be made as the subject grids are made on the choices that students have made in August.

Students have been experiencing cross curriculum units over the last few weeks using the themes of Resort, Cruise Ships and Theme Parks. The following is from Michelle McGrath, Head of Science.

During the last few weeks of this term our Year 7, 8 and 9 Science classes are competing in their classes in an Engineering Challenge within the cross curricular themes set across the year levels.

Year 8s building boat challenge.JPGIn this program we want students to learn that engineers are scientists, inventors, designers, builders and great thinkers. Student as engineers will define a problem and challenge, research possible solutions and design a solution, create a prototype, then test and improve this for their final design. This is also giving our Middle School students an opportunity to explore the science concepts related to each challenge.

The Year 7s challenge is to build a catapult that is able to accurately launch a tennis onto a target that is 8 metres away.

Our Year 8s are designing and building a ferry boat to travel the pool, that travels on its own, that will carry a 500g mass which is the ferry’s passengers and cargo.  

Year 9s are constructing a new ride for a theme park a marble coaster must drop of at least 1m vertically, have different surfaces, change direction, be airborne and finish to a stop.

Teresa Hanel
Deputy Principal – Teaching and Learning

 

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