Our 16 ASC Academies have commenced this week, registrations for some academies are still available via the Qkr! App. Academy registrations are open until the end of next week. Students had great fun participating in our AFL and Contemporary Arts academies yesterday.
We are delighted to start Term 3 off with the creation of ceramic tiles with our Year 7 students. Their tiles have been inspired by the work of ceramic artist Courtney Mattison, she creates her art as a way of drawing peoples attention to the protection of our planet and oceans, which our students have really engaged with. We can’t wait to see all of the tiles finished and displayed together.
Our college Teacher-Parent interview night was held on Wednesday 22 July. It was great for our teachers to receive so much positive feedback regarding learning, programs and support offered at ASC. Some fantastic work is being produced by our students and families are pleased with their child’s progress.
This week select students and parents in years 7,8 and 9 attended an information session about the new ASC Sports Elite Pilot Program – SEP. A pilot program will take place in Semester 2 this year with the launch of the 2021 Sports Elite Program to officially commence next term. Head of Health and Physical Education Mr Daniells provided parents with a tour of the Sports Hall and Mr Wheeler – SEP teacher showed parents the amazing new fitness suite. Students are keen to get started and are looking forward to the semester ahead.
Information in regards to the 2021 Sport Elite Program will be sent out to all parents next term.
Year 7 & 8 Wellness classes have been having lots of fun with their team building games over the last few weeks. Students have been doing lots of building and creating; marshmallow towers, cup stacking, mind fields and spider webs. They have been focusing on their collaborative and communication skills and will start to look at resilience and coping skills over the next few weeks.
In Printmaking, our Year 9 Students have drawn inspiration from tarot cards and the work of artist Bryn Perrott. They have engaged with drawing, painting and printing to create a series of Lino prints using both one colour and two colour reduction techniques. I’m sure you can agree their hard work is paying off with these fantastic outcomes.
Miss Leaver’s Year 9 Textiles class have been exploring fabric treatment this term. When deciding a medium to apply dye to, the students were interested in creating pillow cases to match with their own pyjama garment that they created last term. The students researched fabric treatment techniques and constructed the pillow, before customising their design with their chosen tie dye technique.
Room 1 are learning about Spain this term and made a traditional Spanish dessert for afternoon tea today. They kindly invited Room 6 and Ms Barrett our Associate Principal to share the churros with chocolate sauce. Austin delighted us all with a sweet poem about sugar.
All of our ESH students have been voting for their favourite name for Room 5’s classroom pet giraffe, we are pleased to announce the winning name is Tilly, we look forward to room 5’s new theme next term.
In Home Economics the newest group of Year 7’s have started the trimester with a practical activity. Each student is creating their very own customised iPad Case to use for the BYOD program at the college. Our students spent two weeks developing their sewing machine skills before beginning their iPad cases. Every student is showing our mutual agreement of perseverance during the construction process.
The link to our online form for our Year 9 and 10 Subject Selections has now been emailed to families. This is an exciting time for our students where they get to pick subjects around their interests, strengths or intended pathways. It is also a special year as it will mark the opening of our second stage buildings, which include exceptional Arts facilities.