Planning has also commenced for MCC “Harmony Day” celebrations which will be acknowledged 21 March. Harmony Day celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity.It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. Students at all year levels will be contributing to the day in some capacity. The day will be a celebration filled with music, food, dance, art and traditional culture. We are extremely fortunate to have a diverse range of cultures represented in both our student body as well as our staff. More details will be included in the following weeks.
Marian held its Swimming Carnival on Friday 10th February. I was very impressed with the rate of participation from all students and the extremely high level of House Spirit on the day.
The House Captains and Vice Captains lead their houses well in the House Meetings and at the carnival. They encouraged their students and were actively involved in all events. It was pleasing to see the number of senior students also involved in the day, with some strong results recorded.
Whilst the winning house will be announced on the assembly, I would like to congratulate all the Houses on their efforts to break Patrick Houses strong grip on the shield. Good luck!
It has been a very busy start to the year in the Science Department. Lots of experimentation and learning as students build their brain and become experts!
All year 7 and 8 students now have a login for Into Science so they can interact and complete activities both in class and at home. They have been learning about what Scientists do, the equipment they use and the process they follow to do experiments and explore the natural world.
Year 9 have been learning about the chemicals that make the world they live in. These are nature’s gifts that we use in the kitchen, in the home and to make materials and other substances. Students are learning the names, symbols and properties of the chemicals.
Year 7 have been introduced to the laboratory equipment and the different scientists and what they study. Today, 7.1 had a bingo game to check their memory and understanding of different terminology, safety rules and equipment names.
Teachers are working hard on the development of a program to improve comprehension skills. We are looking forward to improving literacy in Science and building brainpower so students can become experts, scientist in training.
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