COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
Women’s Football has really grown in popularity in recent times, with MSB girls
playing with the Malanda Team who travelled to Townsville recently, winning all
their games. Congratulations girls.
Students had a valuable day on
Wednesday 24th June—with Year 11 and
12 students participating in a Pathways Day.
Students looked at Resumes, Job search skills and Interview processes, considered
their work readiness and discussed this with providers such as Skills 360, and
looked at employer expectations and workplace responsibilities. The Year 10
students had the opportunity to experience subject tasters for senior, with
students working in rotations with senior teachers. This information will be
invaluable as they look at their senior Subject Selection early in Term 3.
Year 10 students – we will be continuing to discuss SET Plans and Subject
selection early in Term 3, so that planning for 2016 can get under way. Please
make sure you discuss your future aspirations with your Parents and Carers over
the coming break, including your experience of subject tasters. Interview
information will be disseminated early next term.
PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS
Parent/Teacher/Student conferencing is to be held on Thursday 30th July.
Interviews are to be held from 4pm until 6pm including refreshments. I will
be available during this time to discuss QTAC information for interested year
12 students and Parents/Carers. I will disseminate the QTAC information to
all students early in Term 3, so that discussions and investigations into a
variety of options can begin. If you have any queries, please feel free to
contact me through the MSB office. - Janine Conolly, Assistant Principal - Curriculum
YEAR 9 DIGITAL TECH: LEARNING COMPUTATIONAL THINKING
Year 9 Digital Tech students have been learning
Computer Programming this term. Pupils have been
using KODU software to create their own games; this
included designing their own concepts and
environments for a game, creating characters and
objects that needed to be programmed for user control
and creating a scoring element.
Photo right : Janae and Marcus test Rion's game to help
find any improvements
Some pupils went on to add sound and multiple levels to
enhance the user experience. Pupils have really enjoyed this
creative, problem solving unit and have displayed fabulous
team work when helping each other test and improve their
Kodu is a great piece of free software that introduces pupils
to the concept of computer programming and control. If you
would like to try it at home, visithttp://www.kodugamelab.com.
In Week 8, we were very lucky to have a visit from
acclaimed performance poet David Stavanger. David ran
three poetry writing workshops and encouraged Year 8, 9
and 10 students to discover their inner poets. Even
initially reluctant students were inspired to use similes
and metaphors to express their identity. With David
giving students a few words to start each line,
imaginations ran riot... see the newsletter for some examples of students' poems.
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