YEAR 9 CENTRAL AUSTRALIA TRIP
On July 18th our Year 9s headed off to Central Australia for the trip of a life time. Lead by teachers Head of Senior School Mr Presant, Senior School Art Teacher Mr Gibbs, Senior School Teacher Ms Holland and Junior School Art Teacher Mrs Darlison. According to Mr Presant "It was a fabulous trip and an amazing experience for everyone. I think quite a few students were very surprised about the vastness of our country, it's history, it's geological features and some self discovery things they learnt about themselves and how live and cooperate with a group of people over an extended period. Over all it was a very worthwhile trip and we plan to do another next year."
Also a big thank you to Mr Gibbs for doing a fantastic job in producing a travel blog to keep parents, friends and school colleagues updated with the day-to-day events. If you haven't seen it or would to take another trip down memory lane go to; https://centralaustralia.school.blog/
Over the 10 day trip the students visited many fascinating locations. Hare a just a few:
Coober Pedy, Wangi Falls in Litchfield National Park, Ubirr Rock (the movie location for Crocodile Dundee 2), The Yellow River Cruise (Aboriginal guided tour), Edith Falls, Katherine George, Mataranka thermal springs, Devils Marbles at Daly Waters, Alice Springs Reptile Park, Simpsons Gap, The Royal Flying Doctors, Kings Canyon, Uluru, World heritage site Kata Tjuta, and a whole lot more.
PHYSICS ON ICE
On Tuesday 30th July, the Year 11 Physics class went curling at O Brien’s Icehouse at Docklands. We wanted to perform some experiments on an almost frictionless surface. Records were made of how fast the 20 kg kettles travelled across the ice and what happened when they collided with each other. We also created a Newton’s Cradle with the kettles and pulled and pushed each other on toboggans. The purpose of the excursion was to calculate momentum and deceleration of the kettles. The class will now analyse videos we took of the collisions and perform some calculations relating to the wider physics topic of ‘Motion’.
YEAR 10 WORK EXPERIENCE
Work Experience is one-week placement of Year 10 students with an employer, to provide insights into the industry and the workplace. Traditionally it is a very exciting time in Year 10 study, during which students meet new people, explore possible careers options and develop interpersonal and communication skills. Our students worked alongside others in a variety of exciting environments:
Caleb Manners - Platform Legal, Camberwell
Niki Wang & Noel Abraham - Priceline Pharmacy
Joshua Effendi - Waverley Private Hospital
Samantha Ooi - The School of Physics, The University of Melbourne
Evan Hughes - Planet Shakers Church, Southbank
Mathew Stephen - Trajan Scientific
Kayleb Patel - The Salvation Army
Timothy Lau - Glen Waverley Badminton Centre
Aimee Crotty - Royal Melbourne Hospital
Harry Rowland - Syndal Baptist Church
Aidan Ohri-Herron - John Holland, Abbotsford
Callum Andrew - Middle Ground Café, Blackburn North
Bryan Chin & Noah Forbes - Zinfra Electricity Distribution Company
Guransh Makhija & Tom Audet - National Pharmacies
Christian Fernandes - Yummy’s Café Waverley Gardens
Michael Tsakissiris – JMC Facades
Mitchell Whitten - Melbourne Knox Central Hotel
Timothy Chou - City Life Church
Jaydon Lee - Wen & Wen Pty Ltd
Kristen Baker - Knox Library
Anthony Wakim - Quick Shoe Repairs
Henry Bi - Little Sheep Hot Pot Restaurant
You Sheng Hsieh - U Pharmacy Scoresby
Joseph Kuhlmann & Diana Mekhiel - Decathlon
Mandy Feng - Chemist Warehouse Box Hill South
Jenna Weng - Beacon Street Children's Centre
Natasha Rowley - Rea Group, Richmond
Jacky Shen - Froth & Grind Café
Brendan Lam - Man Chi Wong Physiotherapy
Jason Lam - Vermont Pharmacy
Adam Hu - Café Otto, Knox
Belinda Svay & Robert Ruan - Twisted Sista Café, Knox
Tommy Kwon - Dream Smash Repairs
Jeffrey Liu - Coles Knox
Patrick Accadia – Academy of Interactive Entertainment, Melbourne
Josef Lepileo - Five Senses Coffee, Perth
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St Andrews Christian College Careers Newsletter, 2 August 2019:
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