Students keeping busy
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.
ISIS DISTRICT STATE HIGH SCHOOL: Principal Allan Cook.