- Hellyer “Taste of College Day” Term 3 - Friday August 21
- Grade 10 students must reply to an email they have been sent with their subject selections for this day
- See Miss Banfield with any queries
- Hellyer Triad Meetings Term 3 - Monday September 14 Tuesday September 15
- Parent/Guardian, Grade 10 student and Hellyer staff meeting to start Year 11 enrolment process
- More information to come
- Grade 10 Farewell Shirts – Orders DUE by Friday July 24
- Students must place their order by visiting this website: www.ctclothing.com.au
- See Miss Banfield or Miss Crocker if there are any questions
Mind Body & Soul
Mind, Body & Soul girls had the task of creating a paper outfit. They were given strict guidelines and limited resources. This is what they came up with!
Health & Physical Education
Grade 10 Student Support
Year 7 Printmaking
The year 7 Art students have been creating their drawings into lino prints during term 2.
They have produced some fabulous results, as shown below:
Artwork featured is by the following students
Angus Butterfield, Bella Cartledge, Delayna Dennison, Ellie Sushames,
Jackson Groenewege, Jarman Lee, Lluka Gardam,
Nathaniel Smith, Noah Ranson, Oliver Morgan and Oscar Young
Dave Paul & Jacklyn Poke
During Term 2 students in Future Pathways have been undertaking a First-Aid unit. Students have looked at various first-aid scenarios and the appropriate way to treat patients with these injuries/illnesses. On Monday June 29 Eric Smith was able to visit the school to assess students on their practical CPR skills. Students had to complete 4 consecutive minutes of CPR on an adult manikin and then also a baby manikin. Eric was extremely impressed with the knowledge and behaviour of all students that participated.
Year 10 Transition into Year 11 for 2021
Year 12 completion and the attainment of the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) is the minimum standard of education we aspire to for all Tasmanians.
The extension of Year 11 and 12 into all high schools provides students with the opportunity to choose a course of study that meets their learning needs and careers goals in a place that works best for them.
Students begin the process of thinking and planning for Year 11 in their early high school years through the My Education Program. Some of this planning is reflected in their subject choices, career exposure programs, part-time work, extracurricular activities.
In the second half of Year 10, all extension schools across the Hellyer Regional Collective collaborate with Hellyer College to ensure that students are supported to make informed choices about the subjects they will study and the best location for them. Schools work in partnership to ensure that students receive information and experiences to support their transition and to ensure that they are reassured and look forward to Year 11 with confidence.
Due to COVID–19 we have had to adjust some timelines and approaches for this year’s program.
The steps in the Transition Program are outlined below.
- On Friday 19 June Hellyer College Assistant Principal, Amanda Muruste, will provide information about subject options across all schools in the Hellyer Regional Collective. This information will be presented to class groups and provide time for question and answers.
- A Taste of Hellyer Day will be held on Friday 21 August. We remain optimistic that by this date we will be able to bring year 10 students from across the Hellyer Regional Collective to Hellyer College to experience a “taste” of their preferred subjects for 2021. Students will be able to select four courses to experience during this day.
- A Parent Information Evening will be hosted between 5.30 – 7.30pm Wednesday 2 September at Hellyer College. COVID-19 restrictions on crowd sizes, which are likely to remain in place for some time, may mean that this event will be held virtually. More information will be provided early in Term 3.
- Hellyer College staff will visit our school between September 7 & 25 for a personalised course counselling meeting with you and your child.
- Hellyer College will host its Orientation Day for 2021 students on Thursday 3 December.
We will be working with the College and other extension schools to make sure that students who require additional information or more extensive support to make their transition are well supported.
Your child will continue to explore their future options through our
My Education Program.
The following resources are available on Hellyer College’s website, under the FUTURE STUDENTS tab https://www.hellyercollege.education.tas.edu.au/ to support you and your child begin to plan for these next and important steps in their education.
- Two videos - one about A Day at Hellyer College and the other about the Hellyer Regional Collective.
- The 2019 Student Information Guide. (This will be updated for the start of Term 3) All Year 10 students across the Hellyer Regional Collective receive a personal copy of this publication.
- Learning Area information. English and Mathematics each contain a video explaining the different courses of study within these disciplines.
Forensic Science students were excited to be back in the lab this week. We learned about the three main types of fingerprints, arch, whorl and loop as well as how fingerprints are unique to each person. Students were able to successfully capture their own fingerprints using a traditional method. As the unit continues, students will undertake a lesson where they will need to solve a ‘staged’ crime by dusting for prints at a crime scene.
Forensic Science Teacher
Grade 9 Maths & Science
Grade 9 Mathematics students have been working to improve their understanding of Measurement this Term. So far our students have developed and applied formulae for calculating the area of 2D shapes and the surface area of various 3D prisms. When all students have returned to learning in the classroom they will begin to apply this knowledge to more advanced geometry, including volume of prisms, Pythagoras’ theorem, and trigonometry ratios.
In Science, Grade 9 students have completed an ecology unit during the first half of Term 2 while learning both onsite and at home. Students produced some wonderful posters on invasive species in Australian ecosystems, which are now on display in the Grade 9 Plaza. When all students are learning back on site we will moving into a Chemistry unit with a focus on atomic structure and radioactivity. This Chemistry unit will continue in Term 3, when students will investigate chemical reactions with acids.
Grade 7 students in the kitchen for the first time this semester. Basic kitchen safety and hygiene, making stewed apples in preparation for apple crumble.
Grade 9 Support Leader
Home Economics Co-ordinator
MDT Projects while in isolation
One of our Grade 9/10 Woodwork tasks while students were at home was pallet furniture.
Check out some of the great things which have been achieved at home.
Mark Saint-John & Nathan Wells
Music Students Appreciation
A HUGE thanks to all students who helped Miss Darvell with filming this week – particularly those who stayed after school, or arrived extra early before Home Group. With COVID-19 restrictions we have had to scale back/cancel/postpone our rehearsals for different ensembles and I am really looking forward to being able to start these up again next term!
More information about rehearsals will be published in the morning notices in Term 3.
Post COVID-19 Update
Burnie High School has a very robust School Farm Program with 58 Grade 8 students electing to study an Introduction to Agriculture class.
25 students from Grade 9 and 10 studying an Advanced Agriculture Studies class (primarily Project Based learning) and 14 students electing to enrol in the Agriculture Studies class. During the COVID-19 lock down and subsequent staggered students return to school various programs were kept afloat with the skeleton crew of students and the help of volunteers, but now it is all systems go with a variety of daily activities for the Grade 8 students and Project Based activities for senior students.
Grade 8 students have been completing activities in the DPI Student Workbook called AUSTRALIAN HAMBURGERS which delves into where our food comes from and focuses on the value of Agriculture to Australia as well as completing the “Unpack the Big Mac” activities in the UTAS / TIAR STEM for Agriculture Students. By the next edition our final infomercials & news reports will be ready. Students have had a great time making movies and posters about the processing, transporting and packaging of raw ingredients in the context of deconstructing the famous and popular burger. We have had some funny “bloopers” to share of students trying to re-create the famous two all-beef patties promotion from the 70s as well as what we have on our school farm that does NOT belong in a Big Mac.
Grade 8 students also engage in activities relating to soil health composting and worm farms as well as growing food without soil (hydroponics). Thanks to our amazing volunteer Maryanne MacDonald for all her assistance with these smaller scale activities.
Senior students have been busy around the farm researching poultry production, looking after our plants, animals and facility including planning and building new enclosures. Thanks so much to Bryan Cunningham who supervises building projects and Edwin Wood our TA with his Alpaca House crew.
We have hit the ground running with a lot of time to make up as the 2 month break means the wet and cold has come upon us and our goals for Term 1 and 2 have been set back.
We are looking forward to a more settled Terms 3 and 4 as well as getting to know and grow some calves with the annual Cows Create Careers Program.
Agriculture Studies Teacher