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16/10/2014

Social Science

Hello once again. Last term was extremely hectic and this one seems no better. Already we are heading off on an excursion – this time with Year 8 Geography. We will be heading down to Agnes Water Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of week two. The students will be undertaking a number of activities including field sketching, dune analysis and human impact. Although many of our year 8s have been to Agnes many times previously, for some this will be their first trip.
 
Talking about excursions, our Year 9 Canberra trip is fast approaching. I will be sending home a number of letters to parents over the next month, so if your child is going, watch out for these. The kids are starting to get really excited and as we are studying World War One this term, the true meaning of the War Memorial visit really hits home. Toolooa will once again participate in the wreath laying ceremony which is always an emotional time for our students. It is always heartening to see your children trying to find a family name on the remembrance wall and placing a poppy in the groove; even more so, when they find a name that has no poppy and give them one also.
 
On a lighter note, our Workplace Practices VET students undertook a project which helped transform our gardens outside maths block. They worked extremely hard over six lessons and did a great job. Money for the project was raised by these students earlier this year. $500 worth of plants were purchased, planted and are now growing beautifully. This project was part of their course and students had to show that they could work in team, resolve conflict, identify WPH&S risks, budget and communicate effectively. Also to many, that the job isn’t completed until the rubbish is cleared away!
 
Till next time,
 
Cathey
 
Cathey Hale
HOD Social Science
49 714 336