TERM 3 WEEK 8 - MONDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2023
With the change in seasons there has been change in the air in PDHPE this term and late in Term 3. Mr McCallie is readying the student population for the summer sports season and many of the students and staff have their finals coming. Good luck to Ms Dooley with her football finals over the coming weekends.
Year 7 have been honing their skills in soccer and building upon their spatial awareness in some basketball. In the theory lessons they have studied how they get the most out of living a healthy lifestyle and ways to improve overall wellbeing.
Year 8 have been working well throughout their 'Mental Health' unit and are completing their support network assessment task. In practical lessons, Year 8 have participated in volleyball and fitness and will be moving into some body weight gym tasks as the term wraps up.
The Year 9 'Commit to be Fit' unit focused on ways increasing ones physical activity with their task of designing a simple circuit completely at a high standard. Year 9 also participated in Fitness testing, circuit training and league tag this term and their skill level and game sense has improved markedly. Year 9 PASS studied 'World Games' and where they experienced a number of games from overseas. They excelled in USA games such as modified American football and softball.
Year 10 looked in depth at the sources of truth when it comes our personal health and reviewed various health apps and websites. In practical lessons the have been eagerly participating in basketball, ultimate frisbee and lacrosse while building their repertoire of skills throughout the term.
Our senior students have continued their hard work in CAFS, PDHPE, SLR and Sports Coaching as they progress towards their final HSC exams. We wish them all the best for the upcoming exams.
Mr Josh Edwards - Head Teacher
“WE FOSTER AN INCLUSIVE LEARNING COMMUNITY, INSPIRING STUDENTS TO ACHIEVE THEIR PERSONAL BEST BY BECOMING LIFELONG LEARNERS, CRITICAL THINKERS AND HEALTHY CREATIVE MEMBERS OF A GLOBAL SOCIETY.”
A busy time
It has been a busy few weeks at Banora Point High School, which doesn’t look like slowing down in the run down to the end of term.
A few activities to note:
- Year 12 completed their trial HSC exams and are now completing course work and fine tuning in preparation for the upcoming HSC examinations. Thank you teachers for your ongoing hard work in preparing our students for this milestone event.
- Year 12 Industrial Technology - Wood and Multimedia major projects were marked by an external marking team last Tuesday 29 August. Thank you Mr Les Hala and Mr Andrew Smith.
- The Year 12 Music HSC concert for parents and caregivers was held last Thursday 31 August. Thank you to Mr Richard Timbs for his hard work in preparing the students and organising the evening. By all reports it went very well.
Year 9 EKKA Excursion
By Mrs Kim Clurey
On Tuesday 15 August, 46 Year 9 students travelled to the EKKA in Brisbane. While there, the students got to experience many aspects of rural communities, which complimented the work on ‘Sustainable Biomes’ which is a unit studied in Geography. This included having the opportunity to spend time in the animal nursery, watch the animal judging, check out the horticultural displays and taste test many different types of foods. This was a great day and the students should be congratulated on their maturity and cooperation while on the excursion.
YEAR 9 & 10 COMMERCE EXCURSION TO ROBINA
By Mrs Kim Clurey
On Tuesday 29 August, 64 Year 9 & 10 Commerce students travelled to Harbour Town to undertake research for the two units they have been studying in class. The Year 10 students have been looking at running your own business, so the excursion gave them valuable information they could use in their business plans for the Earn & Learn program. The Year 9 students have been studying the topic ‘Promoting & Selling’. While at Harbour Town, the students had to complete an assessment task, where they had to investigate and evaluate the marketing strategies being used by businesses to sell their products. All the students had a great time at Harbour Town and their behaviour & work ethic should be congratulated. They were excellent ambassadors for Banora Point High School.