Stu­dents raised money to pur­chase bags and fill them with es­sen­tials such as a sin­glet, tooth­brush, tooth­paste, a drink toy.’ bot­tle and a

Campaspe News - - AROUND THE SCHOOLS -

Rochester Sec­ondary Col­lege

ALL year 7 stu­dents are par­tic­i­pat­ing in their own project-based learn­ing task and are pre­sent­ing their learn­ing jour­ney to oth­ers.

Some stu­dents or­gan­ised a cake stall to raise funds for St Vin­cent De Paul to help those in our com­mu­nity do­ing it tough.

The stu­dents baked, cre­ated posters, wrote per­mis­sion let­ters to the prin­ci­pal and phoned IGA and St Vin­nies to make sure their event ran smoothly.

How­ever, the stu­dents soon learnt leav­ing things to the last minute made them feel a lit­tle dis­or­gan­ised and even a lit­tle bit un­com­fort­able.

It was a great learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for them as they re­flected on what went well, what didn’t and how they would im­prove their or­gan­i­sa­tional skills next time — such as let­ting their teach­ers know they would not be in class for the first two pe­ri­ods.

Other stu­dents or­gan­ised an af­ter­noon tea and a speech to say thank you to the vol­un­teers for all their hard work.

Stu­dents planned, in­vited and fa­cil­i­tated the af­ter­noon tea all by them­selves, it was fan­tas­tic to see how proud they were of their ef­forts.

Stu­dents also pre­sented buddy bags to Marie from St Vin­nies. They raised money to pur­chase bags and fill them with es­sen­tials such as a sin­glet, tooth­brush, tooth­paste, a drink bot­tle and a toy.

These bags were passed on to St Vin­nies in Rochester, where they will be dis­trib­uted to fam­i­lies with small chil­dren.

As we know some fam­i­lies in our com­mu­nity find it hard fi­nan­cially at Christ­mas time.

We hope these bags bring hap­pi­ness to their new own­ers. We re­ally en­joyed be­ing part of team that thought about oth­ers in our com­mu­nity.

An­other group of­fered a free movie and pop­corn to raise aware­ness of the need for vol­un­teers to help at the Rochester Com­mu­nity House and Men’s Shed.

Oth­ers had a ‘guess the num­ber of lol­lies in a jar’ to raise funds to make packs for chil­dren and an­other group sold soft drinks to raise funds for the CFA.

Year 10, 11 and ex-stu­dents were par­tic­i­pat­ing in the SRC try­out day on Fri­day at the tennis clu­b­rooms. Stu­dents were learn­ing the dif­fer­ent roles of the SRC ex­ec­u­tive and work­ing to­gether in team-build­ing ex­cer­cises to build pasta and marsh­mel­low struc­tures — among other things.

The morn­ing saw year 11 stu­dents give their prospec­tive cap­tain’s speeches be­fore the group came to­gether to speak about is­sues where the SRC can help stu­dents.

The group also spoke about what the op­por­tu­nity to lead would mean to them, and called in ad­vice from alumni.

‘‘In a smaller en­vi­ron­ment more voices are heard,’’ Ebony Hooper said.

Past and present Rochester Sec­ondary Col­lege stu­dents came to­gether to se­lect lead­ers for the com­ing school year.

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