Winter Sports Carnival 2020
With Coronavirus restrictions being lifted, Education Department guidelines now allow us to once again hold our annual Winter Sports Day on Wednesday 26 August.
The main purpose of the day is to provide students with enjoyment and opportunity to participate in a sport/activity promoting skills such as teamwork, cooperation, leadership and initiative.
Please note the pictures below with the students participating in their various activities.
Mountain Bike Action
Grade 8 Science
Currently in Grade 8 Science our students are learning about atoms, elements and compounds. Over the next 2 weeks all grade 8 students will be completing their Chemistry Common Assessment Task. In this assessment students will be required to write a Scientific Report on how they made a compound by combing Magnesium and Oxygen to make magnesium Oxide.
This CAT will consolidate students understanding that there are many different materials in the world, but only around 100 elements. These elements can be combined in many different ways to make thousands of compounds. Additionally, when two or more elements react in a chemical reaction, the atoms do not just mix together, they become joined to one another to make compounds.
Grade 8 students are really enjoying their chemistry unit and looking forward to their future success on their up and coming assessment task.
Mrs Chloe Strochnetter and the Grade 8 Science Team
Grade 9 Science
Students are learning about acid and bases. So far, we have learnt that an acid can be neutralised by an alkali. One particular neutralisation practical that we have recently done is the reaction of a metal carbonate with acid. In this experiment, the metal carbonate bubbles and gives off carbon dioxide gas and the reaction makes the salt and water. The particular products of this reaction between a carbonate and an acid are a salt, carbon dioxide and water. We can identify that by evaporating the water to obtain the salt in the way of blue crystals.
Mathematics & Science Teacher
Review of Education Regulation
The Tasmanian Government has commenced a review on the governance framework for the three statutory entities that regulate education in Tasmania - the Office of the Education Registrar, the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification, and the Teachers Registration Board.
These entities provide critical education regulatory oversight and support services.
What they do impacts:
- the quality of the teaching that learners experience
- how learning is assessed and recognised
- the quality and safety of our learning environments
- the extent to which students are participating and engaged in learning pathways that are right for them.
A Steering Committee, including representatives from all three education sectors (government, catholic and independent) has been set up to guide the Review.
They are seeking community input into the review through the release of a Discussion Paper. Your feedback is invaluable to ensuring broad community views are captured and reflected in a future governance framework for education in Tasmania.
For further information and to view the Discussion Paper please visit https://www.education.tas.gov.au/about-us/legislation/review-of-education-regulation
Responses to the Discussion Paper close on 4 October 2020.