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Address

Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(P)+61 8 9314 9393

 

Important News

Important News

YEAR 12 HUMAN BIOLOGY EXCURSION TO HARRY PERKINS

Over the past week our Year 12 Human Biology students have had the opportunity to visit the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research as part of the Biotechnology section of the course.

 

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Year 9 Soccer Lightning Carnival

The girls soccer carnival proved to be a success once again this year. The heavy fog that riddled the grounds soon lifted to allow fierce competition to take its place.

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Year 9 Soil Science

During a lesson in week 4, Miss Kim’s Year 9 class conducted their third lesson on Soil Science, where they ran soil moisture tests on the samples they had collected from Wireless Hill in Term One.

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Year 11 Career & Enterprise – Muresk Agricultural College

DRONE V DOG EVENT

 

Last Wednesday the General Year 11 Career & Enterprise students visited Muresk College near York to participate with nine other schools in the Drone V Dog interschool competition.

 

Tom Darlington was our enthusiastic drone pilot who represented the school along with his cheer squad. Students got to see how science and technology play an important part in the agriculture industry.

 

Muresk Institute’s Drone vs Dog Trials is an opportunity for schools to encourage and promote education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and the pathways to an ever widening range of career opportunities.

 

This excursion was a fun way of exposing students to the agriculture industry and the innovative ways to use modern technology in agriculture and beyond. Hands on activities introduced the relationship between drones and the technology.

 

Students also learned about:

• the basic anatomy of a drone (UAV);

• UAV industry opportunities;

• other technologies used in agriculture;

• careers in agriculture; and

• agriculture course options – short courses, articulation pathways from vocational courses to TAFE and university.

 

Tom Darlington our pilot undertook drone pilot training, and was led by a professional instructor to participate in the timed competition flying a drone through an obstacle course.

 

The pilot who completed the course in the fastest time wins a drone for their school. Spectating students cheered on Tom, but unfortunately we did not win the prize of the $1200 Drone for our school. Maybe next year!

 

Julie Reed

Work Place Learning Coordinator

 

 

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