Term 3 is quickly moving forward with lots of learning experiences for students, the course counselling and selections process coming to an end, and of course lots of learning in the classroom. It is an important time to follow up with your child on their progress report and their study habits. At this stage year 12s can start to become stressed with the thoughts of exams not far away. This is where a consistent study routine of revision is important to alleviate the anxiety and increase their preparedness for the challenge ahead. Please ask your child to talk to their TLC teacher about study tips and advice at this crucial time.
Thank you to all the parents who attended last week and to the teachers for the productive conversations held about student progress. If you did not get to a see a teacher or were unable to attend the night, please email or call your child’s teacher for follow up. We appreciate the feedback given on the night and we will use this to further enhance our parent/teacher/student conversations in the future.
The focus for all year 10 Health and Physical Education (HPE) students in term 3 is "Health of young people in the Latrobe Valley". Their major assignment is to select a health issue to research, identify a service that can help people suffering from or at risk of the health condition and present this publicly to their peers. Year 10 students attended an excursion last Friday to visit a range of health service providers in Morwell to collect information about each service, as well as more detailed information about their selected service, which they will use to complete their major presentation. Thank you to all the staff who attended.
Year 11 Psychology students spent a day at AmazeNthings on Phillip Island to experience visual illusions for their current unit of study on sensation and perception and distortions. They were able to experience an Ames room and interact with a range of illusions, which gave them firsthand experience and enhanced their understanding of concepts and illusions being studied. They also had the opportunity to play minigolf, go in the maze and brave the fall slide. Overall, everyone had a fun and productive day!
Our Senior boys’ basketball team competed in the Gippsland Secondary Basketball Senior Boys Region Finals, on Monday the 15th and came home with second place. I am reliably informed they were robbed in the dying minutes of their final match but an amazing achievement. Congratulations to the team and Gail MacFarlane and Kellie Asmussen.
The Year 12 photography class attended the Latrobe Regional Gallery in Morwell to gain an insight into the various roles within the public gallery system as well as a variety of other aspects of exhibition preparation and the conservation of artworks. The students were spoken to by a Gallery employee and taken on a guided tour.
The Environmental Science students undertook water sampling to determine a nutrient pollution profile of the Latrobe River. Last Wednesday they collected samples from Tanjil South, Moe, Morwell, Glengarry Traralgon and Rosedale to gather data to determine if Latrobe River has a nutrient pollution problem and which tributaries are adding nutrients to the Latrobe River.
Good luck to students attending the Print a Car challenge Thursday the 18th at Quantum Victoria. The Print-A-Car challenge involves teams of 1-4 students designing, printing and racing cars. All parts of the car must be printed using a 3D printer, with the exception of the axles, which may be made of another material (e.g. metal rod). Our team is presenting a poster and at least one car for the Qualifying Day.
Three of our students, Jordyn Archbold, Chris Lee and Tyler Robin who attended the Operation Flinders hike earlier this year have been selected to be trained as peer mentors and they fly to Adelaide on the 26th August to undertake their training. This is a significant achievement to have been selected for this program and we wish them success.
Education State Targets: Measuring excellence in The Arts at Year 10
The Education State targets set out the Victorian Government’s commitment, including that over the next ten years, more students will reach the highest levels of achievement in The Arts.
This target highlights the importance of knowledge and skills in The Arts across Victoria and recognises that embedding a culture that values excellence in the arts will help Victoria achieve its goals for better learning and life outcomes for all students.
Our school has been given the opportunity to contribute to the process of collecting baseline data in The Arts across the state. A random sample of our Year 10 students will be selected to participate in this process during Term 3 and once identified, information forms will be sent home to provide further information about the participation process.
This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the first ever collection of baseline data in The Arts in Victoria and the participation of students at this school will play a significant role in the development of this important target.