Year 7 News

HELPING WITH HOMEWORK AND GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEQTA

Many parents have mentioned that they are unsure of how to get the most out of SEQTA and how to support home learning. You are welcome to meet with other Year 7 parents to share ideas and helpful hints. This is intended to be an informal meeting with tea and coffee available.

  • When: 2:30pm - 3:30pm, Tuesday, 22 March
  • Where: Osborne Room

LIFE SKILLS

All students have now completed the introductory lessons on how to negotiate a time for homework, setting goals, prioritising homework and long term planning. The Student Planner is very useful in helping student and should be kept through Secondary School.

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One of the areas of focus in the Year Life Skills Program has been TRAVELSMART. TravelSmart is a project by Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments asking people to make voluntary changes in their travel choices, encouraging people to use other ways of getting about rather than driving alone in a car. For example - using buses, trains and ferries, carpooling or by cycling or walking.

Earlier this term, Mr David D'Alessandro, a Transperth Education Officer, presented to our students. This 'Get-on-Board' presentation guided students through how to plot journeys, seeking help when using public transport and being safe and respectful.

In class activities have supported these concepts with poster making, timing journeys and plotting journeys. The interclass TravelSmart poster competition was judged by the Year 7 Sport and Recreation Leaders. The winning poster was designed by: Grace Barbour. Her poster has been 'attached' to the wall of the bike shed.

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Congratulations to all students for making strong links to the English Consumer Culture unit of work with creative layouts, persuasive text, target audience and the need for a clear message: BE TRAVELSMART.

Finalists

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Shannon Dempsey Caitlin Green Oscar Hegge

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Last weekend, Cameron Leggett and Oscar Line competed in the Junior Surf Life Saving State Championships at Trigg Beach. The boys did amazingly well by qualifying and then reaching the finals in the Beach Sprints, Surf Race and Board Race. They also made the finals in the Surf Teams Race, Cameron Relay and Board Relay. Cameron went on to win Gold in the U/12 Beach with both boys competing strongly for the Silver in the U/12 Beach Relay.