SECONDARY & VCE
Yr 10 Work Experience Every year, the Year 10 students undertake two weeks of Work experience. This is a valuable time for the students to gain an insight into the real world of business and of a possible future vocation. In Term One Year 10 students completed their first week of Work experience. These are their reflections:
Rachael Gvalda: I worked at the Knox Private Hospital. My favourite ward was the maternity ward. I was able to see the gorgeous babies in the nursery and I was fortunate to see a new born baby having tests done. Emily Merrigan: At Heany Park Primary school I worked in the PE department. I taught years 2 to 5 Long Jump, Discus and Shot Put and I also assisted in the school cross country. Jeremy Slight: I worked in a music store “Allans Music and Billy Hydes” in Blackburn. I enjoyed working there because I play drums and got to work in the drum section. Sasha Song:Working in a retail shop ‘Jeanswest’ was a very insightful and also a very positive experience. Matthew Albertus: I worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Parkville. I undertook I variety of activities. Most of the time I worked in the Support Services Department, assisting with monitoring safety hazards and doing administrative work. Andrew Ligris: I undertook Work Experience at Webstar Computers in Camberwell. It included retail sales and troubleshooting. Brodie Mclean-White: I did my Work Experience at State Youth Network in Carlton. It is a youth based volunteer organisation, which has a radio station and TV program. They broadcast on Channel 31 every night at 5 pm. I did lots of really cool and fun things while working for a week in this organisation. Nathan Beovich: I had a great time in my Work Experience at the Guardian Pharmacy in Mount Waverley. I served customers, marked off and stacked stock, dispensed prescribed drugs and worked at the cash register. Jee Oh Lee: I worked at a Greencross Veterinary Clinic in Ashburton. I worked mostly with nurses and realised they have a lot of passion for their job. I learnt that it is very important to have a positive attitude and passion for everything you do.
I would like to congratulate all Year 10 students on their positive attitude, enthusiasm and the exceptional qualities they have demonstrated while being on the Work Experience. The feedback and reports from employers were outstanding. Our students were described as responsible workers who carried out all tasks efficiently and independently; showed initiative, worked with enthusiasm, tackled challenges and were always ready and eager to learn. The second week of Work experience is from 16 to 20th of July and all Year 10 students are currently busy arranging their work placements. Any parent who is able to provide our students with suitable work opportunities or placements, please contact Mrs. Irena Yevlahova as there are students who are still seeking placements for the
second week of Work Experience. Mrs. Irena Yevlahova—Work Experience Coordinator
Yr8 Medieval Incursion On Monday the 26th of March, the Year 8s had an incursion where we learned about medieval life. We learned about various types of armour and weapons, and also about the Vikings raids and how town citizens worked together to pay a local knight who would protect them. We learned about the various types of torture associated with different crimes, such as hanging, branding, castration and fines. We also learnt about weaponry and got a chance to use a bow and arrow. Later on, we learned how to dance certain medieval dances. Lastly, we learned about tournaments between knights. We also had a chance to try to strike the presenter while he was defending himself. The day was fun because we did lots of hands-on activities and the presenter was funny. What we learned was interesting and it helped us understand what it was like living in medieval times. Life was pretty hard back then!
ntinued New Parliament House was a grand and spectacular building and it was very busy when we arrived as there were debates going on in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. We were privileged to meet Mr Alan Tudge, our Ashton representative, who joined us for some refreshments, a chat and photo-taking.
After dinner that night, we had a special treat at Rubees, a delightful ice-cream parlour in the city. We chose our own flavours and toppings and spent an indulgent hour relishing our ice-cream!
After an intensively packed programme of activities, we headed back to Melbourne on the morning of Day Four. We stopped at the ‘Beechworth Bakery’ for a delectable lunch consisting of meat pies after which we bought bags of lollies from a charming lolly shop further down the street.
We arrived at school at 6pm, exhausted but grateful for a safe journey and a very memorable time.
We wish to express our thanks and appreciation to Mrs Krishnan, Mr Broadbridge, Mr Idrees and the school, for the opportunity of a wonderful experience in Canberra.
Submitted by: Gabrielle Longden(8K), Nicole Jones(8K), Emily Kuo (8B) & Melanie Chin(8B)
We also wish to acknowledge the Australian Government’s contribution of $30 per student through the PACER program.
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