We’re pleased to present our first edition of In Focus. A publication designed to share new learning initiatives and programs, and strengthen connections between school and home. Edition 1 has a focus on developing environmental sustainability at REC. We hope you enjoy it.
Worm Farming Sustainability
Students in the Glencoe Unit are beginning a unit of work on sustainability by learning about worms. They have learnt that worms are amazing creatures with FIVE hearts! The worms pictured made their way back into our worm farm to continue munching their way through the children’s organic scraps.
Congratulations to Montana Edwards on her selection in the Under 17 Australian Softball team competing in the International Friendship Games to be held in Queensland next month.
On Tuesday this week, many of our students were treated to a performance from the “Poetry in Action” group. The first session: ‘Words of War’ was presented to the Year 11 and 12 English Literary Studies students, the second session: ”Words that Changed the World” to the Year 10 and 11 students and finally the third session: “The Citizenship Test” to the Year 8 and 9 students. The students thoroughly enjoyed the live performance as did the performance troupe who were very impressed with the behaviour and involvement of the very large student groups.
Congratulations to Caitlin Ducaine (Yr 11) who has been accepted to participate on a student exchange to the United States with Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd. Caitlin departs in August 2017 for 5 months to a destination yet to be confirmed. Caitlin is to be commended for her efforts with the application process which involved 52 pages of questions, 2 phone interviews, 1 face-to-face interview and two interstate pre-departure orientations. We wish you an amazing time in the US Caitlin and look forward to hearing all about your adventures.
For more information on this Student Exchange Program click here
Our junior primary students are enjoying the ‘Ride-a-Bike Right’ bike education program here at school. Over terms 2 and 3 all JP classes will experience 4 x 1 hour sessions learning to go from training wheels to two wheels on a bikes. The students pictured with instructor Lee-Anne are learning to balance a bike (without pedals) before they move on to bike with pedals. Now watch their confidence soar at home on their own bikes!
For more information about the ‘Ride-a-Bike Right’ program see here