Science

Year 10 Get the Edge Science: The Physics of Rollercoasters.

 

As part of our unit looking at Motion, Forces and Energy, the Get the Edge Science students have brought their knowledge together and have been applying it to design and create a model rollercoaster that obeys the laws of physics. The Year 10’s have had to come up with a name, a description, and design that includes at least one loop and have completed calculations to describe the rollercoasters’ speed, energy and size based on the mass of their passengers.

National Sorry Day

Thursday the 26th of May marked National Sorry Day to honour the children and families devastated by the impact of the Stolen Generations. Our students across the year levels, representing indigenous and non-indigenous students, gathered together at the City of Whittlesea to mark this solemn occasion and to pay their respects to children and families impacted by the separation and removal of either living through the Stolen Generation or having a family member who was stolen.

Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House - VET Hospitality

Students from VET Hospitality 3 & 4 supported one of our VCAL students, Sarah, in her school community project. Students cooked an array of foods for the families living at Ronald McDonald House. RMD House currently has 51 families staying with them and they were very appreciative of the home baked foods we provided. Our students demonstrated amazing teamwork skills and I was very proud to be assisting them on the day.

Sam Banthorpe
VET Hospitality Teacher

 

Victorian Young Achievers Awards

Victorian Young Achiever Awards Gala - Friday May 6

Our Indigenous students were finalists in the Victorian Government Group Achievement in the Community Award category at the highly prestigious Victorian Young Achiever Awards Gala held at Docklands on Friday May 6. Our finalist position was in recognition of our students who come together to reunite with their heritage and culture through artworks and events. The group have been commissioned to create three community murals reflecting their personal journey and culture.

Senior Boys Football Team

SENIOR BOYS FOOTY

On Thursday 19th May 2016 the Senior Boys Footy team competed in the Whittlesea Division interschool round-robin against Epping SC and Mill Park SC.

In our first game we came up against a strong Mill Park outfit and we were always playing catch up footy as they won the toss and kicked with a strong four goal breeze in the first half, piling on seven goals to our solitary one behind. In the second half Whittlesea fought back but just could not sustain pressure on the opposition and were outscored five goals to two.

Burgers

Year 10 FOOD TECHNOLOGY

Year 10 students studying the Café Culture program enjoyed making hamburgers this week. The Café Culture program features many food items that are popular in cafes. Students have enjoyed making Café Breakfast, Devonshire Tea and many other popular food items. They are currently learning how to make coffee using our espresso machine and will soon be experts!   

 

Robyn Elliott

Food Technology Teacher

Year 9 Art- Surrealism

In Year 9 Art, students learnt about surrealism and the associated characteristics in the unit Surrealist Collage. They then had to develop a concertinaed collage that focused on the principles of this art movement. The result is a series of images that appear to be a skewed reality and dream-like. 

 

Courtney Millett

Art Teacher

Coffee Cup Design

Year 9 Visual Communication Design students learn about the design process, they use this process to come up with various deigns including a coffee cup. They initially need to create a brief that describes the client, audience, purpose, context and constraints. This brief is then explored by creating a range of ideas that suit what was specified. The task was completed using Adobe Illustrator.

 

Danni Benham

Visual Communication Design Teacher

Pattern Tutorial

Year 9 Computer Graphics students are completing a unit on Experimental Portraiture, and these images are the first of three portraits students are creating through using a variety of Photoshop skills. Students experimented with the hue, saturation, and contrast, applying the final image to a patterned background. For the rest of the term, students will be learning how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a variety of images. 

 

Courtney Millett

Art/Design Teacher

Keys Please

In the first few weeks of Term 2, the Year 10 cohort was involved in the Keys Please VicRoads learner driver program. We were fortunate to have a guest speaker from VicRoads provide us with a positive and engaging program that introduced the different driving skills and experiences that a learner needs in order to become a responsible and safe licensed driver. The students were engaged in a number of tasks that demonstrated the levels of concentration needed to drive safely and they were presented with souvenirs to take away as both keepsakes and memory prompters.

 

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