Students were treated to an afternoon of fun with a dunk tank, boxing ring complete with oversized gloves, gladiator game, adrenaline rush, cool dude surfboard, bucking bull, velcro icky stick wall and a slam dunk ring. Some students chose to relax in the shade with their boost juices whilst others chatted with teachers in the sun. The fantastic activities were organised by our fabulous Program Co-Ordinator, Ms Nottle. To all those students who attended well done and keep up the good work!
On Monday 5 December the Year 9 Science AE class visited the BioDiscovery Centre at the Harry Perkins Institute. Students had the opportunity to enrich their classroom studies on Biology by working with leading medical researchers. They were highly engaged in laboratory techniques involved in diagnosing diabetes, utilising technology (including glucose meters, an ELIZA protocol and spectrophotometry) to determine glucose and insulin levels in patient samples. Using the digital technologies they analysed patient samples and arrived at possible treatment plans. Students gained an insight into medical research as a future career path and had a tour of the world renowned research facilities.
Our fourth workshop on 8 December saw us 'dressing' Elemental with scales - a huge task, given he is yet to be fully measured in length (though it seems he will be over 8 metres long). The scales, made of colourful soft plastic, are to cover his rattan structure and will be beautifully set to life with lights and movement for the City of Joondalup Display in early April, before being displayed at the College.
The Learning Resource Centre was converted into Woodvale’s very own ‘Scitech’ and was buzzing with excitement as students from the Young Einstein program attended their end of year showcase. This was a wonderful opportunity for the students to celebrate their achievements and to take their family through the various hands-on exhibits and activities. The activities were expertly presented by students from the Year 8 and 9 Science Academic Enrichment class.
On a balmy December evening Year 10 students gathered at Barrack Street Jetty for the Year 10 River Cruise. As they looked at the glistening Swan River, little did they know that the night that lay ahead would be one of the most memorable of their school lives.