Last Tuesdsay, students from the support unit enjoyed a day out at the Warrumbungle National Park Environmental Education Centre. They learnt how to use binoculars and contemplated some amazing views, explored the new visitor centre’s interactive displays, completed a photo scavenger hunt, observed reptiles and marsupials in their natural habitats and foraged in the leaf litter using magnifying lenses to get up close with bugs, grubs and other peculiar insects. An exciting and relaxing day for all.
Ms.Pech and Meg Rice
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We set off at 8.30am with Ms Poyser as our awesome driver. Will, Tabitha, Morgan and Nellie were chatting away merrily on the journey. Although none wanted a toilet stop in Gilgandra, suddenly we had to make an emergency stop at the ‘destroyed, stinky toilet’ at Mathaguy. Students thought that they may have been eaten by the toilet. But alas, no!
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D1 class have been working on a portfolio of work in Visual Arts, focusing on pencil sketches. Students have been looking at an image and then drawing what they see – drawing freehand from reference. Parts of the human face, shoes and eyes have formed the inspiration for their works so far and they have had some considerable success.
D7 support class celebrating their Junior Category win in the HEAD-ONISTIC exhibition of hats and head pieces that was shown at the Pegboard Gallery, Baradine.
Ms Pech, artist and convenor of the exhibition presented the class with their certificates and winning prize – a box of art materials. Dr Anderson (teacher) and Mrs Houley (SLSO) are proud of their class’s achievement. Each student’s hat articulated their unique personality.
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Once a month, students in D1 Science participate in experiencing a ‘Yum Box’ – a box of different foods from a different country each month. Students are encouraged to try new things, predict what foods will be like, discuss how other country’s foods are similar or different to Australian foods, discuss different cultures and work respectfully together as a team. This project is linked to the Australian Curriculum ‘Intercultural Understanding’ outcomes. Some boxes are more popular than others – students (and teachers!) found the Taiwan box food quite different! However, food from Portugal, Brazil and England were all a big hit.