Stu­dents keep­ing busy

Isis Town and Country - - Life - By PRIN­CI­PAL ALLAN COOK, ISIS DIS­TRICT STATE HIGH SCHOOL

YEAR 12 stu­dents will be sit­ting the Queens­land Core Skills Test on Tues­day and Wed­nes­day.

Stu­dents have been in­volved in prepa­ra­tion for the test from the end of last year and should now be well-pre­pared and con­fi­dent in per­form­ing at their best.

Many thanks to Miss Webb (Head of Depart­ment, Maths), who has been lead­ing the prepa­ra­tion and co-or­di­na­tion of the QCS Test and my very best wishes to all Year 12 stu­dents com­plet­ing the QCS Test for a pos­i­tive out­come.

Ear­lier this month, a group of en­thu­si­as­tic stu­dents put their hands up to do the 40 Hour Famine.

The ac­tiv­ity in­volved liv­ing with­out some com­fort or priv­i­lege for just 40 hours, to demon­strate the prob­lems faced by those in im­pov­er­ished com­mu­ni­ties across the world, and to en­cour­age do­na­tions to WorldVision’s re­lief work.

Stu­dents study­ing Cer­tifi­cate II in Ru­ral Oper­a­tions have been very busy this last month on nec­es­sary prac­ti­cal tasks.

Year 11 stu­dents have been busy learn­ing all the as­pects of grow­ing a crop of snow peas from ground prepa­ra­tion to the pick­ing stage.

As well as this, they have been do­ing a unit on op­er­at­ing and main­tain­ing small en­gines.

Mean­while, the Year 12 stu­dents have been study­ing the the­ory and prac­ti­cal as­pects of graft­ing of plants, pest and dis­ease iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, as well as the proper treat­ment of plants within a tree crop.

Year 12s have also been busy at the mo­ment work­ing with cat­tle and other live­stock.

These im­por­tant prac­ti­cal learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences em­pha­sise the value of agri­cul­tural learn­ing and the ru­ral ex­pe­ri­ence to stu­dents.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ISIS DIS­TRICT STATE HIGH SCHOOL: Prin­ci­pal Allan Cook.

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