On Tuesday, 20 February the Year 10 Food Technology elective classes took part in a fun and exciting program known as Ready Set Cook! Students discovered new tastes they could bring to the table in multiple styles, colours, textures, and flavours using very delicious varieties of pasta. Dishes were served to our staff, who then judged the dish they established was most pleasant, favourable and tasteful to the tummy! It was a tough competition alright!
Maddison Brymer, 10W
Year 9 Pastoral Care - Young & Confident "Best Me" Program
On Monday 19 February and Tuesday 20 February the students of Year 9 took part in an enriching program called ‘Young and Confident’. As the program states, it was a strengthening experience that taught us about who we are and what we can be. This program started off with a gathering of the whole grade in which we took an online test to discover what our personal traits and strengths are. The questions ranged from knowing how we treat others to how we approach different aspects of life, such as learning and spirituality.
“The survey was very engaging and I was excited to see my results.” Hayden Bryson
After the completion of the survey, we reviewed our results which was a list of 24 traits, in order of strongest to least like us. This informed all students on the attributes that fit our character profile the most, some of which included perseverance, love of learning, spirituality, zest, humility, gratitude, creativity and more. After learning about who we are, each class had a personal lesson with the presenters, where we discovered more about our personal strengths and how we can use them. This was a very educational lesson, as it was useful and helpful, due to the fact that students could discover their true identities.
“This session was very beneficial, as I explored what I was best at, and how I could apply this into my everyday life. We worked in small groups, and also listened to what other people’s strengths were.”
This program gave us the opportunity to express ourselves, allowing us to demonstrate and give examples of our strengths in our everyday lives. We received a small folder holding our top 3 strengths from the survey, which went into further detail about what these talents were. All in all, we are certain that we speak for the entire grade, when we say that this was a constructive and well presented program that taught us about who we are as a person.
Alana Forrester and Hayden Bryson, 9W