Stu­dents utilise small busi­ness know-how for Christ­mas ap­peal

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NIE HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS -

Talk­ing spir­i­tu­al­ity

ON TUES­DAY, Novem­ber 7, Years 3/4 classes had the plea­sure of a visit from Year 11 Re­li­gion and Ethics stu­dents who made a pre­sen­ta­tion on Indige­nous Spir­i­tu­al­ity.

The fi­nal unit of study for the class was on Indige­nous Spir­i­tu­al­ity, study­ing the two indige­nous groups of Aus­tralia – Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der peo­ples.

In groups, stu­dents chose an indige­nous group as the fo­cus for a project based task.

The Years 3/4 classes were en­ter­tained and in­formed by en­thu­si­as­tic read­ings, ex­pla­na­tions and demon­stra­tions of how the Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple had taken care of the land for thou­sands of years.

“It was great to see how well the two cam­puses worked to­gether and how the cur­ricu­lum links through­out the year lev­els com­bined,” Years 3/4 teacher Mr Irvin said.

Busi­ness in prac­tice

DUR­ING the course of this term, Year 9 stu­dents have been work­ing dili­gently on build­ing their own small busi­ness ven­tures.

As part of Year 9 busi­ness stud­ies, stu­dents were re­quired to de­sign a small busi­ness, com­plete a busi­ness plan, pro­duce a prod­uct to sell, and draw up a fi­nan­cial plan.

Stu­dents spent lunch times and af­ter school plan­ning, pre­par­ing and cook­ing to get ready for their ven­tures.

The four busi­nesses in­cluded a com­mu­nity bake sale, a morning tea café, a pop-up restau­rant for lunch time na­chos and, much to the ex­cite­ment of stu­dents, a pri­mary pan­cakes stall.

Be­tween the four groups, stu­dents raised $676, which will all be do­nated to the St Vin­cent de Paul Christ­mas ap­peal.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

BUSY BUSI­NESS: Stu­dents were tasked with cre­at­ing busi­ness ven­tures for a Christ­mas ap­peal.

Year 3/4 stu­dents joined a class on indige­nous spir­i­tu­al­ity.

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