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Students Driving Action


18 May 2018

Students Driving Action

Students Driving Action

Over the last couple of weeks, it has been fantastic to see the level of student driven activities.

Our Boarders have taken the lead developing a program of activities - 3 on 3 Basketball, eight ball tournaments, BBQ and whip cracking demonstrations and raising money for the Royal Flying Doctors Service, plus running a successful assembly. Well done to Louis Legoe and Maddie Nunan in getting this all happening.

In the Middle School, Winter Birkett and Annabel Montes launched the mini version of the World Vision 6K Global walk for water. Although there was the dampener of rain – this didn’t stop them from getting this initiative off the ground. Congratulations to you both.

Scotch College Team 1Our Oratory program under the capable hands of Marie Beanland goes from strength to strength. Bond University hosted a mooting competition and 98 teams from Australia participated. Scotch had two teams – Team 1: Riki Theodorakakos, Onor Nottle, Lalla Nugent and Team 2: Grace King, Sam Subramaniam, Hugh Scaffidi-Muta

Both teams were praised by the judges for their excellent Moots and more than held their own in court. The judges told the students their performance “had brightened their day”. Also, that ‘if you were first year undergraduate students, we would be inviting you back to participate in future Moots for the university”. So, they must have done a good job!

Rostrum Voice of Youth – Congratulations to Daniel O’Connor who has progressed from the heats and will now be in the semi - finals to be held on May 26. We wish Daniel all the very best in the next round.

NAPLAN has been at the forefront for our Year 7 and 9 students this week. We were one of 17 independent schools in SA to be part of the program. From our end, the sessions went very smoothly – no technical issues at all. We just need to make sure that all of the student equipment is in working order before we start the process. Some initial feedback from our students:

  • The online experience was much more relevant such as the writing task was much easier to type instead of writing it on paper. It was also engaging and interesting to try.
  • I think that the NAPLAN wasn't too hard, but I found that the maths and reading were harder. The writing I found was better because it is quicker to type and if you make a mistake you can easily fix them.
  • I feel like the online test was more engaging certainly, because it felt less like an actual test and so it was easier for us to relax and really think about my work.
  • I liked it better because It was easier to type then it is to write.

Next week our Stage 2 Food & Hospitality students will be completing their summative task – A Contemporary High Tea and Stage 2 Drama will commence their group productions: Strawberries in January, Headlock and Alison Jennifer Jane. Tickets are available on the website.

Over the last three weeks, students have been making changing to their courses for semester two – if there are any queries around programs, then please ask.

Teresa Hanel
Deputy Principal Teaching & Learning

That's a wrap on Term 4 and 2019! Enjoy the summer break and have a happy and safe Christmas!