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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.