Students of D7 regularly participate in a program known as Community Access. We have been to see how the local Tourist Centre works and what’s on offer – the Bakery (went out the back and iced cakes); Post Office and saw how the mail is sorted; photos are at Space Gallery. Today we purchased a milk frother from Betta Electrical and had a ball out the back, seeing ourselves on CTC footage. This program allows us to fully engage with the community, building the students’ social skills and enabling access to recreation tasks building rapport for students with a disability within their community.
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Resin art created by D2 students
This term, students in D2 have been working on a class project where they have been learning how to mix and pour resin, to make pendants, bookmarks, vessels, coasters and dominoes. The results have been very successful. Students also learned that when the weather does not cooperate and is wet and/or humid, the resin does not set properly!
Students in D2 have also been working on Food Technology as part of their technology lessons this semester. They have been making mini pizzas, noodle dishes and bacon and egg rolls, which have been very tasty. The big focus in these lessons is on hygiene and working as part of a team.
Miss Emma Rankmore
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Our D7 Support Unit class has won the prestigious NSW Young Environmental Citizens of the Year Award!
Read all about it at the official Education Department news site:
The D7 class in our Support Unit has been nominated by Warrumbungle Council for the NSW State Environmental award after winning their Australia Day Young Environmental Citizen of the Year at the start of this year. Congratulations!
The winner of the award will be announced next month. You can read more about the award here.
D2 students, Miss Rankmore, Mrs Rice and Miss Rice have been working hard on preparing the D2 Sustainability Garden at the front of D2 demountable this term. They have put in new garden beds, built and created herb beds, planted vegetable seeds, pulled out weeds, built two new garden seats for all to use and created a brush fence to tidy up the area under the demountable. They have put in a new Autumn crop of brussel sprouts, buk choi, beetroot, leek, parsley, snow peas and chives and can’t wait to see them germinate and grow over the next couple of months. Students will then use their tasty homegrown produce as part of their Design and Technology cooking program in the Support Unit. They have also added a rain gauge and a thermometer to follow the weather events. Miss Rankmore
Mrs Houley, Tabitha and Will working on the D7 garden.
Over the past 12 months, D7 students have teamed up with Mrs Cottrill, Mrs Houley, Ms Rankmore and the sustainability grant to update our garden area outside the D7 classroom.
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