Mrs Cherie Stoessel
The end of term three each year marks the end of classes for our year twelve students as they look towards their exams. It is always a bitter-sweet time when we recognise and celebrate their achievements in finishing their formal studies but also farewell them from our classes. To honour these students, this week’s HSIE newsletter contribution will focus on year twelve.
The Year twelve HSIE teachers - Miss Bell (Ancient History), Mr Patricks (Business Studies) and Mr Osborne (Legal Studies) asked their students to put together some words of advice for our year eleven students as they are about to commence their HSC studies and I have collated their collective wisdom.
Good luck in your exams year twelve! Time to reap the rewards of your hard work!!
from the HSIE faculty.
Mr Mark Harris
With the end of Term comes the end of official classes for our Year 12 students.
I would like to recognise the achievements of these fine young people and the efforts of their outstanding teachers.
The teachers of Year 12 are:
Mr Ian Tonkin - Mathematics Advanced, Extension 1 and Extension 2
Mr Mark Harris - Mathematics Advanced
Mr Peter McLeish - Mathematics Standard 2
Mrs Kath Czinner - Mathematics Standard 2
Mr Shane McCann - Mathematics Standard 1
I am proud of these students and wish them all the best in their upcoming HSC exams and for life after school.
Year 11 students have just completed the Final Exam for their courses.
Some excellent results were achieved from our students in the Mathematics KLA.
Now is the time to reflect on results gained and any areas of improvement needed.
It is important to show grit here and look at where growth can occur moving forward into the HSC course from the beginning of Term 4.
Enjoy the holidays and I will see you in Term 4.
Mr Mark Harris
Leader of Learning Mathematics.
Miss Melita Roache
Miss Roache and Mrs Channon's Year 9 RE class have been busy designing and making fidget quilts for some of their lessons. This has been an excellent opportunity to collaborate in pairs, complete something practical and re-learn some sewing skills from Year 8, as well as have some fun on the way!
Fidget quilts are small handmade quilts that fit on the lap of an elderly person. They usually contain some sensory and textural materials/buttons/ribbons etc. that the person can touch allowing the senses to be awakened. It also gives elderly people, particularly with dementia something to do with their hands. The most important factor of this learning task is the idea of community service and caring for other people - Love thy Neighbour. Here are some of them with their completed quilts.
We are hoping to make a trip to Autumn Lodge early next term to deliver the quilts personally and perhaps spend some time with some of the residents that may benefit from them.
TACTILE AND CALMING: Hayden and Lachlan produced a colourful and tactile quilt for some deserving residents in a local facility.
VALUABLE TO THE AGED: Jackson Rigall, Ben Kneen and Maya Teege got creative making their quilts.