The Science department has registered again for the 2015/2016-Entertainment Book fundraiser to help fund some of the fantastic Science Week activities later this year. Although the current book is still in action till the 1st of June, if you order the new one now you are in store for early bird offers and you can start using it along with the old one straight away.
Ten Year 10 and 11 students went to The Gene Technology Access Center (GTAC) with Ms Greer to participate in a series of fun and interesting activities. We began with a morning address where we learnt about ethics and the treatment of the animals they do testing on and the care they receive. We completed a lab experiment on addiction studying how drug addiction works and the effects it has on the brain. It was fantastic working with a Scientist and using specialised equipment.
Year 10 Get the Edge Science class attended an excursion at the Gene Access Technology Centre recently. Students undertook a program that enabled them to learn forensic techniques such as gel-electrophoresis and laboratory skills that they applied to solving a murder case. Students had a lot of fun (particularly using the micro-pipettes and having DNA model building races) and were able to revise and extend their knowledge of DNA and genetics.
YEAR 8 CRICKET – Thursday 12 March 2015
In the first match we played Epping SC, and after winning the toss and electing to bat first, we were skittled for a total of 32 runs. Epping then made the required runs with three wickets remaining in their innings. Lewis Kambouris and Blake Dennehy both took bowling honours with two wickets apiece.
Our swim team competed in the first round of interschool swimming at the Coburg Olympic Swimming Pool recently. It was great to see the students excited to swim, with our biggest team in a few years competing on the day.
Our students produced outstanding results with nine students finishing 1st, 12 students finishing 2nd and 11 students finishing 3rd.
Our Senior Boys Basketball team played a friendly game against St Monicas College in March. The game was a close affair for the first half with only a couple of points in it. The second half saw St Monicas pull away and win comfortably. The students played well for their first time as a team. With the game played in a competitive but friendly spirit all students had a good time. Tryouts and then training for the senior boys’ basketball team begin early term 2. Look out for notices in the bulletin.
Senior Boys Basketball Coach
The intermediate tennis team took the trip down to Epping Tennis Club to take part in the District Summer Sports Competition in February.
The girls were very enthusiastic despite many of them playing tennis for the first time. They struggled early against some very difficult opposition but recorded their first win in the final game of the day. Congratulations and thanks to Jessie Hulett, Harley-Rose Luczkowski, Shannon Veit & Gemma Wilson.
The Year 8 Girls volleyball team recently took part in the 2015 District Summer Sports Competition. The girls had worked extremely hard in the weeks prior, recruiting and trying to get enough players to make up a team.
The Year 7 boys volleyball team took part in the 2015 District Summer Sports Competition. The boys started the day well with a convincing win over Epping but struggled against some of the other schools despite some very close games.
Thanks go to William Spriggs, Luke Taylor, Christopher Avramopoulos, Robbie Barnard, Mitchell Robertson, Brock Palling & John Ismail for their efforts and great sportsmanship.