Senior School News

Senior School News

Yellow Jersey Challenge

During the first stint of remote learning last year, the Sport Department hosted the Virtual Cross Country via the fitness tracking app Strava. There were a number of participants who were actively involved in this producing some impressive performances.

This year, following on from the success of the Virtual Cross Country, the Yellow Jersey Challenge was created. The challenge involves students walking, running or riding to see who can complete the most kilometres in the week.

The College Strava Group now has over 100 members and is continually growing. Well done to the students who have already participated in this challenge completing a combined total of over 350 kilometres.

Mr Jarrod Williams – Senior School Sport Administration

Year 11 Hospitality have been cooking remotely via Zoom. In Week Two students made Meringues with Lemon Curd Cream. Mrs Young was missing the company of her class so brought out “Manny Quinn” to keep her company and help with the washing up!! He was not as productive as Year 11 though! The end result was DELICIOUS, served with fresh berries. 

Mrs Sarah Young – VET Hospitality Teacher

The Senior School Library is central to implementing, enriching and supporting the teaching and learning program of any school, consequently the Senior School librarians have been busy creating and curating resources for the students, teachers and families to access during this period of remote learning.

Libraries are historically recognised as community hubs. In addition to connecting people to information and resources, they are important in connecting people to people. With this in mind the teacher librarians are constantly thinking of initiatives and resources that will connect our College Community during this time. These include the Secondary Library Online Resources Padlet, “Gibbo’s Cooking Challenge” and  The SAC Kerbside library. The library team is receiving and processing book request forms so that our students and their families may continue to check out books while learning online. For more information please click on this link

We have had our first customers come to the school to collect their books from the kiss and drop-off area. It was so exciting to see our families take up this offer and seeing the smiles and delight of the students as they received their books. We really encourage you to take advantage of this offer in order to keep our College Community reading.

Mrs Virginia Hand – Senior School Teacher Librarian

Year 7 Parachutes!

Year 7 are learning about forces in Term 3 Science, and friction is on the agenda, What better way to learn about air friction than by making parachutes? I’m not sure who had the most fun, the students building and testing their parachutes, or me enjoying the videos uploaded to Canvas!

Mr Sven Barter – Coordinator of Science

In Stage 4 Technology, the students have been challenged to choose a problem from around the House and then design and make a solution to the problem out of cardboard.

Year 9 Engineering students made a roller coaster out of paper, they were required to have:

  • One loop
  • Six turns
  • An uphill section
  • No longer than one metre
  • A cup at the end

Students then had to roll a marble down and it had to make it all the way to the cup. There were points for decorations also!

Mr Phil Young – Coordinator of TAS (Acting)