On March the 3rd both Year 7 Geography classes undertook a field trip to Lake Glenmaggie and the Sale wetlands. The purpose was to investigate the impact of the damming of the MacAlister on the human and the natural environment.
A special thanks to the staff of South East Rural Water for guiding us through, and over, the dam wall and answering the many questions the students asked.
It was a great learning experience for the students and below are some student comments on the day from them.
On the field trip I thought that learning about the history of the weir wall and walking inside it was the best thing about it to me. Lachlan Hicks
I enjoyed learning about the way the weir wall works. Shauna Anderson
I found the field trip quite enjoyable. The Glen Maggie wall and sale wetlands was all new territory for me. But I over all had a great day, especially travelling through the weir wall-which was the main highlight. Jessica Hamilton
What I enjoyed about the fieldtrip was going to the dam because I have never been to a dam before and it was a very good experience. James Lancaster
I liked when we got to go through the wet lands and see all the wild life. The best thing I have done in geography is going on the field trip. Lochlan Stanton
I loved the field trip because I got to experience the Sale walking track and wetlands. William Mwagiru
When we went to Lake Glenmaggie I enjoyed going under the bridge and seeing how everything looked underground and being able to see how the things worked. Haylee Wrigglesworth
I loved the field trip it was fun as the best part was we got to were sport uniform and go in the weir wall and it was an opportunity to make new friends and it was exciting, fun, awesome and excellent. Rhodes O’Brien
I enjoyed walking over the weir wall and under it because it was a new experience. The best thing I have done was the excursion to Lake Glenmaggie and Sale Wetlands. Harry Pearce
The field trip was interesting I personally liked looking at both sides of the wall. Grady Blake
I enjoyed going in and under the weir wall and experiencing what it like to walk under water. The best thing in geography was probably going to the wetlands and the weir wall. Hunter Pearce
I enjoyed being on top of the weir wall. I loved going to Glenmaggie and the Sale wetlands. Holly Page
I welcome everyone back for the commencement of Term 2. At the start of this term we have welcomed Mr Berian Williams-Jones as the Acting Head of Boarding. Mr Williams-Jones, his wife Ruth and daughter Cerys join us from England and have settled into our School community very quickly. I look forward to working with them this year.
Students in Year 9 Drama welcomed Idris Stanton to their class this week. Performing his “Pants Down Circus” Show in Sale, this AC/DC clown regaled the class with stories about his journey to this point and how he has carved out a career performing comedy to appreciative audiences. The students asked plenty of questions and learned a lot about the entertainment industry during this visit.
Parent Teacher interviews were held on Wednesday night and it was pleasing to see so many parents in attendance to discuss their children’s learning. I encourage any parents who were not able to attend to make contact with teachers and become informed about their child’s progress, effort and application.
ANZAC Centenary remembrance
We have continued our project making poppies at the Garnsey campus this week and planning for our ANZAC service at assembly on Monday 27 April. All year levels have been involved in using a variety of materials to create a colourful and rather special display of poppies. All Year 10 students enjoyed a presentation from the ANZAC Centenary Roadshow on Tuesday. In a colourful, active and engaging presentation students gained much knowledge about Australia’s wartime history.
The 54th annual Metung/Sandringham Yacht Clubs Easter regatta was held over the Easter long weekend. After 3 days of competition, Filly Lang (Year 9) sailing her Laser/4.7 combination achieved 1st place and Line Honours in the Mixed Division with Ed Guinness (Year 8) coming a close 3rd place in his Laser/Radial combo. Also competing in the larger Cadet class were Jake Smith (Year 9), Luca Vuat (Year 9), Will Crooke (Year 8), Caitlin O'Byrne (Year 7) and Harry Pearce (Year 7). It was as always, a great competition and a most enjoyable weekend for all involved.
Elevate education: study skills program for Year 10 and Year 11 students.
On Tuesday 21 April, all Year 10 and Year 11 students will participate in a study skills program run by elevate education.
Year 10 students will be presented with three sessions over the course of the day that will address essential skills and techniques associated with sound study habits. Our Year 11 students will be presented with two courses ‘Ace Your Exams’ and ‘Memory Mnemonics’ which will provide students with simple and practical skills which can be used immediately and which will build on the skills learned last year.
elevate education is a company which uses young, trained presenters who are current university students to present practical skills that students can use immediately. Their material is based on 10 years of ongoing research into the habits and techniques of top students. The three seminars which will be presented on the day will provide students with simple and practical skills which can be used immediately. The program covers study techniques, time management and goal setting and planning.
Students will be divided into groups and will berequired to attend all relevant sessions. Students are required to bring pens and use the course booklet provided. There will be no repeat or catch up sessions should a student be absent on the day.
It is hoped that the elevate education ‘Senior Seminar Programme’ on study skills will provide a sound basis for your child’s future study habits.
The Sale City Band will be performing a commenorative concert. Sunday April 19th from 2.00pm, at the ESSO BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre. For bookings phone 5143 3200 or WWW.EBBWEC.COM.AU