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Stage 1 and 2 Visual Art Excursion

Stage 1 and 2 Visual Art students participated in an excursion on Thursday, 3 April (Term 1, Week 10). We visited the Art Gallery of South Australia to attend the 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Dark Heart exhibition. The Adelaide Biennial is the nation’s longest running survey of contemporary Australian Art and represents the Art Gallery of South Australia’s...

Stage 2 Food and Hospitality - ‘Healthy Food Fast’ Group Task

The second practical task undertaken by our Senior Students this term has involved a small group collaboration task. Students were set the challenge of researching, preparing and presenting a healthy meal that would be suitable for a family of four to have on the dinner table in a 40-minute timeframe. This replicates the weekday experience of many families who might...

Stage 1 Geography Excursion

On Monday, 31 March, the Stage 1 Geography class visited the Wayville Showgrounds. Fieldwork is a requirement of Stage 1 Geography and the showgrounds provided the perfect environment for in-depth Renewable Energy investigation. The Adelaide Showgrounds is the site of the second largest metropolitan solar panel installation in Australia, and generates enough renewable energy (1400 megawatt-hours annually from a 1-megawatt...

Art in Focus

The artwork of Year 10 Art students is currently being displayed in the foyer of the College. Some of the work is from the 'Methods and Media' unit, while the sculptures shown were created in a Studio Session, with artist Julia Robinson, during the students’ art excursion to the Art Gallery of South Australia. Kelley Lewis Faculty Director of Art...

Senior School Report - Wk 11

This week we are reminded of the most important time of the Christian calendar - Easter. We have been celebrating Holy Week, the last week of Lent, as part of our Anglican and Catholic traditions. It is when Christians remember the final week of Jesus' life and is the most important time in the Christian year. Palm Sunday marks the...

Art in Focus

Year 9 students were given the opportunity to create their own manga characters. Some students were inspired by manga artists in creating their work. Other students created their own, unique character. Kelley Lewis Faculty Director of Art 28/03/2014

SACE Report

At present our Senior School students are working very hard to prepare for end-of-topic tests or to complete important assignments and tasks. This coincides with our Senior School teachers who are working tirelessly to mark these tasks and provide vital feedback to the students about their Academic achievements. These grades will contribute to students’ Term 1 Progress Report which will...

Year 8 & 9 Aboriginal Paintings

These works were created in late 2013 by Year 8 and 9 students who attended a workshop at Carclew, North Adelaide, with Mrs Chapman. Our budding artists were given the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and understanding by working with Aboriginal painting techniques, earth tones and colours. Kelley Lewis Faculty Director of Art 28/03/2014

Executive Principal’s Report - Wk 9

Dear Parents/Guardians, With the academic year well and truly under way, it is a perfect time to take a few moments to think about learning and achievements to date. As well as taking time to think about ‘how things are going’, it is crucial to establish a ‘plan of action’ that focuses on what needs to occur for further development. Setting...

Primary School Lent Day

On Friday, 21 March, the students at the Primary School were involved in Lent Day. The day began with each student making a personalised cross in whatever way they wished. They were encouraged to bring items from home so that the cross reflected what was truly important to the students. What an amazing range of crosses in all different shapes...