Throughout Semester One, students in D7 have been working on a gardening unit in Technology. This has included the planting of sunflowers, beans and peas in our garden. Growing our own produce has many benefits including encouraging students to eat healthier, relieves stress, improves focus and memory and positively improves student mood and wellbeing. Students have enjoyed learning about the requirements necessary for a plant to grow. Our beans were sprouted in cotton wool then transferred to soil outside, and we are currently growing beans in a maze inside shoe boxes, to see whose bean will reach the light first. These will also be transferred to our garden once they sprout.
We look forward to being able to eat our produce in our cooking lessons.
These unique top hats were made by D2 students during Technology as possible costume accessories for the School Musical.
They used duct tape and plastic bags, which were ironed together, created patterns and pieced it all together with decorative details, proving that incredible results can be achieved with simple materials.
Students in D1 continue to work well on their class projects in Visual Arts. The ‘De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats’ major project has been completed and hung in the Senior Quad area of the school. Students have now also finished tiling and grouting the sections for the FISH! Philosophy project, which is coming together very well. In Science, students are focused and interested learners. They are currently studying the ‘Living Systems’ topic, starting with plants and then moving on to human systems.
Coming up on Friday night, August 11 at 7pm. We would love to see as many family and community members as possible attend.