REFLECTION ACTIVITY DAY – YEAR 10
Date: Tuesday 1 September and Wednesday 2 September
Year 10 students will alternate between these two events.
Year 10 Reflection Activity Day (RAD)
The excursion involves the students participating in a ‘Life Matters’ interactive experience where they will engage in activities designed to help them reflect on the quality of their relationships, their priorities and the direction of their lives as they transition into the senior years of schooling. They will also examine the importance of Cyber Safety.
Year 10 Activity Day
This excursion will involve the students being bused from St Michael’s College to the Heron Way Reserve at Hallett Cove. Students will then walk along the Marion Coastal Path and the Brighton Historical Walk, approximately 9 km to the Brighton Jetty. As a group they will then have lunch at Brighton, students are welcome to bring their own lunch or purchase it at one of the local shops. Lunch will be followed by some goal setting and teamwork activities at Bindarra Reserve, Brighton. Students will return to SMC by bus at the conclusion of these activities.
Mr Robert Dempsey, Director of Mission
Mr Tony Healy, Year 10 Director
Mr Andrew Spencer, Year 10 Assistant Director
SECONDARY SUBJECT COUNSELLING INFORMATION
Term 3 is the time when students and parents make important decisions regarding subject choices in preparation for future career pathways. These choices should be guided by student interest and success in preparatory subjects.
In Semester 2, students in Year 10 will be completing the Personal Learning Plan (PLP) as the first stage of their SACE Certificate. This is designed to assist students to identify possible career paths. This year in line with current COVID-19 requirements various Parent Information Evenings will be delivered online to explain the subject selection process and SACE Certificate requirements. (refer below)
Mr Anthony Vizaniaris and Ms Rose Coorey are available for careers counselling and Mr Kevin Woolford is available for advice on VET courses.
|Current Year 12 Students|
|South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) Information for Year 12 Parents|
|Current Year 11 Students|
|Year 12, 2021 SACE Parent Information|
|Video link to be forwarded to Parents/Caregivers|
|Thursday 3 September||Subject Selection Counselling Day|
|No Year 11 Classes|
|Current Year 11 students and parents required to attend prearranged interviews|
YEAR 7 BOYS ITALIAN/SCIENCE ZOO EXCURSION
On the 24th of August we went to the Adelaide Zoo for the Italian and Science excursion. We went to the zoo to learn about ecology and animal enrichment for Science and to learn how to talk about animals for Italian.
As part of Science we went to visit animal enclosures and see what animal enrichment programs they had. This help our assessment task because we visited animals that are similar to animals we are researching. As part of Italian we learnt to name animals and describe them and what they are doing. This helps us learn about animals, which is what we are doing in class.
I never really noticed how much animal enrichment there is at the Zoo but now that I have seen it all, it shows me how important it is. I also learnt how much the animals use that enrichment and how important it is for their mental health. I also learnt how similar English animal names are too many Italian ones.
The highlight of the day was definitely being able to walk around the Zoo in our groups and look at all the animals and the enrichment. I would have liked to spend more time looking at the sections with the lions and tigers, but they closed off the area because one of the tigers was giving birth.
In conclusion, it was a really fun day at the Adelaide Zoo. I learned so much about ecology, animal enrichment and how to name and describe animals in Italian. Overall it was a great day.
Ethan Napoli (7BPC-04)
AGSA TRANSFORMING TECHNIQUES – PORTRAITURE WORKSHOP
Art students from a range of year levels participated in a ‘Transforming Techniques, Portraiture Workshop’ on Tuesday 25 August.
Part of the Art Gallery of South Australia initiative to expose students to the skills and expertise of practicing artists, students worked with realist artist Ruby Chew. Tutored in the application of tone in charcoal and conte on coloured papers, students created portraits using traditional grids.
Our students showed exceptional commitment to applying their newly developing skills in their own portraits.
Mrs Nicolle LeRay-Warren, Head of Department – Visual Arts