This term in French we have been learning about different greetings in French and learning how to introduce ourselves. We also learnt the French alphabet and practiced pronouncing the letters correctly. The class has been using a app called education perfect, which helps when memorising and practicing words in French. All French words either are masculine or feminine and students, on top of everything else, have been learning how to identify this. The teachers make french understandable and fun to learn for all of us.
Dylan and Madeline (7A Class Leaders)
Italian is such a fun subject. We have learnt so many new words and phrases so far. Everyone in our class can have a conversation with each other in Italian. We can also introduce ourselves and each other. In class we have also learnt the Italian numbers from 1 through to 20 and we all can recite the Italian Alphabet easily.
Our class’ teacher for Italian is Prof Allen. She is a great teacher because she always helps all the student if we need it. She also allows every student to contribute to every task while keeping the classes fun and interesting by playing a fun quiz game on all the things we have learnt so far. We are sure that everyone is looking forward to learning more about Italy and the Italian language.
Catie and Riley (7B Class Leaders)
In Term 1 our Year 7 focus for English was POETRY!!! We learnt the different types of poetry such as Cinquains, Sonnets, Haikus and Autobiographical poems, just to name a few. We also learnt how to use figurative language in our poems to make them more engaging.
Here is a poem that 7C made as a class about English:
Our English class is like a forest,
Exploring New ideas.
We are Gaining weight to our minds,
Getting Lost in our imaginations.
We are Inspired by our poetry,
Smiling as we Sail across a sea of books,
Learning togetHer, working together.
Aya, Ahmad and 7C
7D Food Technology
7D has been doing Food Technology this semester. We have been cooking and learning safety skills. Some of the things we have cooked are; Pizza Subs, Zucchini Slice, Potato Leak Soup ,Yum Yums and Chicken Enchiladas. We learn how to measure our ingredients as well as use the stove and oven and how to use the knife properly.
Lana and Stephanie, (7D class leaders)
7E Camp Week-away Reflection
When we first arrived at Camp Week-away we were greeted by really friendly staff that some students remembered from when they went to Camp Week-away in Primary School. After everyone arrived we were given a tour around the camp site. I loved seeing the beautiful scenery and I wish that I could look out the window and see that every morning. We were then allowed to go into our cabins to unpack and get comfortable.
Canoeing was the first activity my group did we were all excited to start camp with a water activity. Once all the safety procedures were done we all got into a canoe with a partner, we played lots of games out on the lake. My favourite was the one at the end where we had to pass a ball to other people that had the same colour canoe as us.
Next was raft building I was happy we had both our water activities together. At first, I wasn’t really excited for raft building but it was actually fun. Our raft made it halfway out and then sank which was ok because we just swam the rest of the way and back which was fun.
The next day we started off with flying fox, it was one of my favourite activities by far. It was so much fun zip lining across the lake. I got an amazing rush of excitement when I jumped off the ledge.
The maze was so cool, we were split into four teams of four and we had to find 10 white flags and then 4 flags of our own colour. After two people from our group found a flag we switched with the other people in our group. It was really hard to find every one of the flags, our group came 3rd.
Initiatives were next, we did two group bonding activities, the first was to swing across on a rope to the other side and one person in your group had to take a bucket of water with them. The second one we did was a spider frame, every person in your group had to get through one of the gaps and each gap could only be used once. It took a few tries but eventually, everyone got through.
On the first night of Camp, we went on a night walk in pitch black darkness. We walked for an hour to a Fire Station that gave off a little light. When everyone reached the station Mr Price told us a scary story about the Farraday Kidnappings, he pretended that it happened right where we were sitting and at the perfect moment one of the teachers scared us all. We screamed and instead of hiding in the darkness we exposed ourselves to everyone to see. But walking in pitch black darkness was quite therapeutic, the stars shining in the night sky was absolutely beautiful.
On our last night of Camp, we all had the time of our lives. Michelle came in from Student Focus and played really fun games with us. My favourite game we played was one where she would hold a chocolate bar in our hand and when she let go we would have to catch it, if we caught it we would get the chocolate. A lot of people tried but only one person was victorious, when Kayla caught the huge chocolate bar everyone in the building screamed and Michelle’s streak was ended. We also did other games like a chocolate milk chugging competition, a coke and baking soda challenge and a lot more. One of the best things we did that night was a ‘Paper, Scissors, Rock’ competition that involved everyone. After countless rounds of Paper Scissors Rock, the final two were Zac and Orlando. 1,2,3…..BANG! ZAC WON!!! Everyone rose up and crowded Zac, we all screamed and probably woke up all of the neighbours. When we finally calmed down we ate supper and went to bed.
Camp Week-away was an amazing camp with amazing activities and just overall a great experience. From the welcoming staff to the beautiful scenery, Camp Week-away was awesome.
Aiden and Jemma (7E Class Leaders)
So far in Chinese class, we have learnt greetings such as ni hao, ni mang bu mang, zao shang hao, lao shi hao , numbers such as: yi(1), er(2), san(3), etc. We have also learnt about Chinese New Year, the traditional food eaten during celebrations, what we wear, house activities and so much more. Sometimes in Chinese class we do Kahoot to revise our knowledge and understanding of the things that we have learnt.
Kylie and Crystal (7F Class Leaders)
BOLTSS is a term used in humanity for your atlas
B - border
O - orientation
L - legend
T - title
S – source
S - scale
There is also another term called SPICESS
S - space
P - place
E - environment
S – sustainability
S – scale
These main points come in handy when creating a map. So try and remember these points and it will really help. When using your atlas, it is good to know where things are. My suggestion is to look through your atlas and try to learn some things that you think will be important to humanity and it will help in further questions.
In test conditions we all move our desks so that we cannot share answers or talk about the test questions. One reason to take your time in these tests, is if you rush these things 50% questions you will get wrong.
Madeline and Isaac (7G Class Leaders)
In Maths we have been learning numerous things such as positive and negative integers, place value, BIDMAS and much more. We had a test which challenged our minds, but we learnt a lot from it. We really enjoy and have fun in our Maths class and we can’t wait to expand on our knowledge!
Dominic and Kathryn (7H Class Leaders)
Science this year has been really good. We have learnt how to use a Bunsen Burner and how to change it from Yellow flame to Blue flame using the air hole. We have learnt how to read classifications and learnt how to write a PRAC report. We have done some experiments involving boiling liquids and reading temperatures.
Gabriella and Kirsty (7I Class Leaders)
7J Music & Health/ P.E
This term, Music has been amazing. We have done many activities throughout the term which I have thoroughly enjoyed. The tasks that stood out the most were organising our percussion ensemble performance and learning how to play “Falling” on the keyboard. I have really enjoyed Music and I’m looking forward to learning so much more this semester.
This term Health and P.E has stood out to be one of the most enjoyable subjects because of all the fun and exciting activities that we did. We played cricket, baseball and softball. We also did cross country which was so much fun. In Health we have been working on health issues affecting Australians and needed to create a PowerPoint about the topic we chose. Overall health and P.E has been my favourite subject and I am so excited for the year ahead.
Thomas (7J Class Leader)
This term in Discovery we have been doing activities that have helped people build friendships with people that they don’t know. We have also focused on goal setting. We have just started to look at strengths in our self and others. One of the activities we completed was two truths and one lie about our weekends. We have also completed a mindfulness activity on smiling minds which focused on our breathing and being in the moment. Discovery this term has been really fun and intriguing.
Chloe and Oscar (7K Class Leaders)