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By this time next week, our current Year 12 students would have completed all of their HSC Science Exams.

Having completed Investigating Science and Biology in previous weeks, they will be sitting Physics this Friday and Chemistry next Monday. We congratulate the boys for the effort they have made in completing their studies and wish them every success for all coming endeavours.

The Extension Science Class

This term saw the College introduce the Extension Science course, for students who are passionate about science and have an interest in scientific research. The course lays a foundation for students planning to pursue further study in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) based courses offered at the tertiary level, and to engage in new and emerging industries. A small team comprising of Ms Aitken (who is teaching the inaugural class), Mrs Mantellato, Mrs Fink and Mr Foster have spent many months in preparing and planning for the delivery of this course. We look forward to witnessing the research carried out by this group of young men and reading their finished journal articles.

Lobster trap made in Mr Moloney’s class


Next week, Years 7, 8 and 9 will be undertaking their final assessment tasks for 2020. Notifications for the exams have been published to the College Portal. Students are encouraged to be undertaking revision at home, through reading over their notes, completing Chapter Reviews from their textbooks (found on Readcloud, located in Canvas) and seeking assistance from their class teacher.

During Week 8, Year 9 and 10 Marine Studies students will be celebrating the skills the have developed this year through two important excursions. Year 9 will be snorkelling at Toowoon Bay, checking their ability to dive with a buddy, clear their masks in the water, identify local marine species and enjoying a fun day to finish the year. Year 10 will be having a day fishing at North Entrance Channel, testing the quality of their craftmanship in manufacturing their own fishing rods that were completed earlier this year.