Minister for Education Sue Ellery and Jessica Shaw MLA attended the College yesterday, along with a large number of special guests to open our second stage building program. These buildings are a great addition to the College and include a specialised Performing Arts Theatre, Dance Studio, Visual Arts Studio, Media Labs, Music specialist facilities as well as a general learning block. Our students did a great job hosting the event.
Our Term 2 Academies are now open for enrolment via Qkr! The Academies will commence Week 2 (or Week 3 if it is on a Monday due to the Anzac Day Public Holiday) and conclude Week 9. We have a range of Academies this term including Taiko drumming, homework club, a running club, chess club, futsal, career skills and ATAR extension chemistry.
Academies are run by staff on a voluntary basis and we are proud and grateful of the commitment our staff make to our students’ wellbeing and extra curricula opportunities.
Due to building works nearby the school there is a partial road closure on Maffina Parade in place just for this week. There is a detour via Bordeaux Lane and Devitt Way to assist parents in collecting students after school.
Our fantastic Home Economics staff have been working with our Year 10 students in their Catering & Café Culture course to design their own café and brunch menu. Students were able to produce and plate their creations. We had a variety of different dishes that catered to a range of different dietary requirements and showed the diverse talents of the class. The Technologies department think they are worthy to be featured in any café in Perth!
Our Year 7 Academic Extension Program students recently competed in UWA’s da Vinci Decathlon, an academic competition designed to challenge students across a range of fields. Each school has a team of eight students that face challenges in: English, engineering, mathematics and chess, code breaking, art and poetry, science, ideation, creative producers, cartography and legacy.
The Aveley SC team did an amazing job and placed first in the cartography category!
Well done to the students and staff involved, congratulations on a fabulous effort.
Just a friendly reminder that Term 1 finishes on Thursday 1 April and students return for the start of Term 2 on Tuesday 20 April. Our term planners can be found on our website and these are updated regularly as new events and excursions are approved.
We wish all our staff, students and the community a happy and safe holidays.
Our students undertake a range of practical subjects in our purpose built facilities as part of their programs. Pictured below is one of our Year 8 students Maddie Malins in her Design and Technology classes with Mr Imrie and Mr Richardson. Maddie engages wonderfully in all of her practical subjects and overcomes any obstacles in her learning due to her vision impairment. Maddie demonstrates perseverance perfectly which is one of our College Agreements. Great work Maddie.
We were lucky to receive some food donations from our community partner Ozharvest which our Year 10 student leaders crafted into individual family hampers for families in need in the area. We donated the Term 4 2020 Christmas food drive to Ozharvest and we really appreciate that this has resulted in an ongoing connection that allows us to give back to the community.
Our Year 10 students have been learning about sustainability within the Textiles industry and creating items that focus on reducing wastage. Recently they have completed their first project, to upcycle a reusable bag into a fashion item and we are loving their creative usage of an everyday item.
We are so pleased to see students challenging themselves to lunch-time chess battles in Ms Merten’s classroom. Chess is wonderful for improving student’s problem-solving skills, spatial awareness, memory and creativity.