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  • IMCC Newsletter 6 Friday, 15th March 2019

    Year 10 Photography Excursion

    On Friday, 8th March the Year 10 Photography class had their first outing to experience taking photos on location. The class spent two periods at Mindarie Marina exploring the coastal location with a creative eye. Firstly, students took a series of landscape photos that demonstrated the techniques of the ‘rule of thirds’ and ‘leading line’ to create interesting photographic compositions. These shots will be used later this term for the next assessment task. The second part of the excursion was conducted like a scavenger hunt, where students were challenged to find buildings or objects that looked similar to letters of the alphabet. The class is currently working on compiling their own ‘photobet’ (an alphabet made through photos), and the work from this excursion will add to their assortment of shots for their final submission. The class battled high humidity and felt challenged by this, as many photographers do when shooting in different environments and weather conditions. A range of the work from the excursion will be on view as part of the Creations Exhibition in Term 3.

    Mrs Amy Richardson Head of Visual Arts

    Parish Weekend Mass Times Clarkson Parish St Andrew’s Catholic Church Parish Priest. Fr. Robert Carrillo Tel. 9407 7512 Email. Saturday 8.00am, 6.00pm (Vigil). Sunday 7.30am, 9.00am, 5.30pm.

    Yanchep & Lancelin Pastoral Area Parish Priest. Fr. Augustine Puthota. Tel. 9561 2172 Saturday 6.00pm (Vigil) at Yanchep Community Centre. Sunday 8.00am Guilderton Community Hall. Sunday 9.45am, 33 Gingin Road, Lancelin.

    Ocean Reef Parish St Simon Peter Catholic Church Parish Priest. Fr. Franciszek Kot Tel. 9300 4885 Email. Saturday 6.00pm (Vigil). Sunday 8.00am, 10.00am, 5.00pm.

  • Open Day – Wednesday, 20th March

    Wheelchairs for Kids

  • Visiting Wheelchairs for Kids was a self-developing experience for me. I realised how many children are disadvantaged around the world. The wheelchairs will help them to move around and become part of their communities. We were introduced to Beppie and Brother Ollie who told us how they have been volunteering for 20 or more years and getting so much joy by helping children. I shared this amazing experience with Chanel, Harrison, Will and Mrs Pearce, and we were allocated different jobs such as making knee separators, working with harnesses, making brakes and headsets. At morning tea, we joined the volunteers who told great personal stories and mentioned how much they love volunteering and being part of the community. Helping at Wheelchairs for Kids is a service that will remain with us all for a long time. Thank you to Ms Milne who organises the visits to Brother Ollie’s project as part of our Irene’s Service Learning Program. Natasha Pereira, Year 10 Student

    Year 10 Wolfpack Program A group of enthusiastic Year 10 students have had the fantastic opportunity to learn valuable life skills through the Wolfpack Program. The eight-week course helps us with advice on how to be successful in the modern technological world and to keep a positive mindset when achieving personal goals.

    After the first session and meeting with our energetic leaders, we looked forward to the Program and all that it has to offer. The sessions so far have included interactive activities, chocolate (donated by Mrs Pearce, Assistant Deputy Principal Year 10), and plenty of facts and skills that will serve us well into the future. There are five sessions remaining and we are very much looking forward to the presentations. Kirsty Carmichael & Emelie Mathew

  • Aboriginal Summer School in Townsville

    At the end of 2018 I attended the Aboriginal Summer School of Excellence in Technology and Science (ASSETS) in Townsville, Queensland. I arrived on 13th December and was almost immediately engaged in activities. As part of Fire Ecology Victor, a fire ecologist took our group into the bush where he showed us traditional fire-starting methods and how to measure the area of the bush with a quadrat. Uncle Russel then showed us a variety of plants that could be eaten, used as medicine, soap or perfume. Victor and Uncle Russel took us to Turtle Rock, where we saw 100,000 years of amazing Indigenous artwork on the rocks.

    During our visit to the Australian Institution of Marine Science (AIMS) we learnt about coral, DNA extracting, and how carbon dioxide and plastic affect the ocean. At the Museum of Tropical North Queensland, we had a group research activity in either Marine or Fire Ecology. My group chose Marine Biology and focussed on plastics. Our task was to collect items found on the beach. We collected large samples like lids, ropes and the sole of a shoe, and smaller samples like paint, oil and horse hair. As part of the assessment, our group created a PowerPoint, presenting our findings to other students, our mentors and parents. This was our final assessment for the ten days.

    During the ten days I learned a lot and practised new skills. It was an amazing experience and I made so many new friends. I highly recommend this opportunity to other Indigenous students. The experience has taught me to do as much as I can and look out for all opportunities in life. Tarzara Kelly, Year 11 Student

    Harmony Day

    On Friday, 22nd March the College will celebrate Harmony Day. Harmony Week celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.

    Students are asked to dress in orange or cultural dress from their country of birth for a gold coin donation. Proceeds will go to Wheelchairs for Kids. Celebrations will include assembly, student versus staff sports games and an array of multicultural performances.

    Ms Francesca Christie Head of Religious Education

  • Irene’s Service Learning Opportunity

    Serve Our Anzacs is a fantastic opportunity to get some really valuable service hours. When: 23rd April Time: 9.00am-12.00pm Where: Kings Park Students would be helping to clean the plaques of the men and women who gave up their lives for our country. For more information or to sign up please see Mrs Bell in the Campus Ministry Office. Mrs Janice Bell Irene’s Service Learning Coordinator

    Languages Week in Week 7 Bravo to Roxsan Hamilton for winning the Year 7 Languages Week Canteen Poster Competition. Roxsan has won an international meal each day of Week 7 from our canteen, Irene’s café. Quiz - Win canteen vouchers Each morning of Week 7 students will receive an email from Mademoiselle Harrison at 7.30am with a cultural question. The first student to email Mademoiselle Harrison with the correct answer wins a canteen voucher. Japanese and French Languages Competitions All Languages students (Year 7-12) are enrolled in the College Languages Week Competition on Education Perfect. There is one competition for Japanese and one for French. The top Japanese and French classes will win a class Pizza Party. Both competitions start on Monday, 18th March at 8am and end on Friday, 22nd March at 4pm. Mademoiselle Harrison Languages Coordinator

    Introducing the Year 7 Rock Band Last week auditions were held for the Year 7 Rock Band. Students presented themselves very well, making the final decision very difficult.

  • We are delighted to announce the following students in the Band: Paige Kirby – Drums Grace O’Keeffe – Vocals Catherine Pusey – Vocals Jack Self – Guitar Asha Stainton – Piano Kavanagh Wild – Bass/Piano Thank you to all students who attended the auditions. We appreciate that you shared your talents and time with us. Students in the Rock Band will rehearse every Wednesday morning at 7.45am with Mr Bastow. We look forward to hearing our Year 7 Rock Band perform.

    Sounds at Sunset The first music concert of the year, Sounds at Sunset, will be held on Thursday, 28th March in the College Undercroft. Pre-concert dance and DJ entertainment will start at 6.00pm, with a BBQ and refreshments available. The concert will start at 6.30pm. Tickets are available from the Performing Arts Office for $2 each. We look forward to seeing many of you in the audience to support our young musicians. Ms Kylie Malam Head of Performing Arts

    Instrumental Scholarships Year 7 in 2020 Application forms and Instrumental Scholarships Information are now available on the College website at Applications close on 20th September 2019.

  • Slavery Free Easter Chocolate Pope Francis said that “every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic – act.” Cocoa is a key ingredient of chocolate and many children in West Africa are enslaved to pick the cocoa beans. They will never taste the delicious chocolate their slavery helps produce. Buy only slavery-free chocolate to ensure no enslaved children were involved in the production. To buy slavery-free Easter chocolate look for any of these three

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