2015-03-17-newsletter - Burnett State College

17 March 2015, Issue 7
From the Deputy
Principal’s Desk
The last few weeks has seen many sporting events, the Gallipoli: a manual of trench
warfare stage production and the investiture Ceremony for our School Leaders. I
would like to congratulate all students on their behaviour during these events as
they have represented Burnett State College. The director of the Gallipoli
production made very positive comments about the engagement of our students
towards the stage show (in extremely hot conditions). This is great to hear from a
company that tours most of Australia each year and performs at many schools.
Term 1 is now approaching an end, but the work rate remains as high as ever. All
students will have assessment for a number of subjects in the next couple of weeks.
Staff are in the process of marking this and completing Mid Semester Report Cards.
Mid Semester Report Cards will be issued in the first two weeks back after the
holidays. Following on from this will be the first round of Parent Teacher
Interviews. Parent Teacher Interview booking sheets will be included with your
child’s report card and need to be returned to secure a time slot.
Parent Teacher Interviews: Monday 4 May 2015 from 3.20 to 6.00pm.
Inside this issue
Industrial Design ........ 3
PBN results ................. 9
Assessment Planner..10
Community Notices...11
Students need to look at the electronic Assessment Calendar on the Burnett State
College website and manage their time over these next few weeks.
Tuckshop OPEN
Every Day Counts
Of concern at the moment is the amount of students who are missing days from
school for less than acceptable reasons. As a parent / guardian you have a legal
obligation to have your child at school for every possible day that the child can
attend. Students who are too sick to attend is an acceptable excuse. The excuses
that are causing concern are: “my child was tired so I let them sleep”, “they stayed
home to complete school work” or “they have a doctor’s appointment at 2pm so
they stayed home”. For a 2pm doctor’s appointment they could attend school until
lunch time and not miss four hours of teacher contact. We have a number of
students who attend doctor’s appointment and attend school either side of the
A child who misses on average 1 day of school a week, over 1 year will miss nearly
40 days a year (8 weeks) = they would miss 2 years of school in their first 10 years
of school.
If you can assist in our
Tuckshop please contact
the school office or our
Convenor, Gerry Trusz
Somerset Literature Festival
This Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will see a group of students from Years
10, 11 and 12 attend the Somerset Literature Festival on the Gold Coast.
Accompanying these students will be Robyn Geddes, Judy Beasley and Ross
Pattinson. Our school is very grateful to the Somerset Literature Festival
Committee for their ongoing and very valuable sponsorship of our students to
attend this event.
P & C Meeting
Term 2
Term 2 will start on Monday 20 April – there is NO Student Free Day. The first
Tuesday back (21 April) will see the running of the Burnett State College Cross
Every third Tuesday of
the month
6.30pm start
At the Burnett State
If I don’t see you before the holidays, please take some family time to unwind
and rest up during the break, for what will be a very full on school calendar for
Term 2.
Russell Kemp (Deputy Principal)
College Common Room
All welcome!
Arts Council
Industrial Design & Technology
Term 1 of 2015 is well and truly into the swing of the hammer. This semester we
have 4 classes running in the Industrial Design & Technology department – 9/10
elective The Great Outdoors, 9/10 elective Junior Engineers, Certificate I in
Engineering and LIFE Manual Arts. The students involved in these classes are
completing great work and taking their time to produce quality products.
The Great Outdoors
During this course students have been focusing on the process of
construction and creating a product from a demonstration model. The
product they are creating for this term is a collapsible camping chair;
students create their chair out of hoop pine and canvas. The construction
of the chair involves the students’ knowledge and skills of bridle joints,
mortise & tenon joints and dovetail joints. I’m sure your child would love
to tell you all about the three types of joints they have been studying. All
students involved in the course spent the first 3 weeks practising the skills
associated with constructing these joints using hand tools and machines,
before beginning their final product. Feel free to ask your child about any
of the tools & machines and how to use them correctly. Students have
also been working through two workbooks to assist them in the
construction of their chair and with their assignment; which is due in on
the 20/04/2015. Below are some photos of the tools they have been
using and some student work.
Drill Press
Hand Tools
Band Saw & Disc
Whole class practice work
Student Work from the Great Outdoors
Top Left: Jasmin McGregor’s & Jhye Kreis’ Practice Frame; Top Right: Mitchell
Oppermann’s & Sam O’Brien’s Practice Frame; Bottom Left: Brett Emmerton’s
Camping Chair Frames; Bottom Right: Ethan Shepherd’s Camping Chair Frame &
Back Rest.
The Great Outdoors Workbooks and Assignment
Left: Cody Drayton’s Camping Chair Frames
Junior Engineers
During this course students have been focusing on the process of construction
from a plan and designing a product. The product they are creating for this term
is a 3 compartment shelving unit; students create each compartment out of galvanised steel and then design and construct how they should be joined together.
The construction of the compartment involves the students’ knowledge and
skills of folding, cutting and joining metal. I’m sure your child would love to tell
you about all of the methods they have been studying. All students involved in
the course spent the first lessons ensuring they understand all safety practices
and some practising the skills of cutting, folding and joining metal with hand
tools and machines, before beginning their final product. Feel free to ask your
child about any of the tools & machines and how to use them correctly. Students
have also been working through a workbook to assist them with safety in the
workshop and with their assignment; which is due in on the 20/04/2015. Below
are some photos of the tools they have been using and some student work.
Hand Tools
Pan Brake
Hatchet Stake & Anvil
Spot Welder
Student Work from Junior Engineers
Left: Class introduction work by
Jessica Porter, Dylan Weier,
Tarliya Baxter, Dean Wells,
Harrison Fraser, Megan Café,
Michelle Prendergast and Amie
Left: Damon Bust helps out with
the plans on the board.
Cody Drayton shows his
artistic skills.
Brett Emmerton has completed his 3
compartments and is practising his
spray painting artwork.
Damon Bust’s
Junior Engineers Workbooks
and Assignment
Certificate I in Engineering
Students studying MEM10105 Certificate I in Engineering are working on a
number of projects currently. Year 11 students are working between: Oxy
Welding, Arc Welding, Jewellers Clamp, Soft Faced Hammer and Sash Clamp.
These students are spread over a number of tasks to allow all students to access
equipment in a timely manner, by the end of the course all students will have
completed all tasks.
Year 12 students are quickly approaching their final projects for their Certificate I.
This class has worked well and all students should complete the full qualification.
PBN Results
Week 6/7 PBN Draw
($5.00 at tuckshop)
Thanks to the following
Junior school: Koebie Colvin
Senior School: Charlotte Jacobi
Congratulations on your
positive behaviour!
members who have helped
in our tuckshop recently
Numbers PBN Distributed -
Jenny Prendergast
Week 6/7
Amy Ezzy
Junior school: 171
Your help is always greatly
Senior School: 143
Well done to staff and students for
“accentuating the positives”.
Assessment Planner Changes
Please note:
Year 7 HPE Assessment task NEW due date 30 March 2015.
7 Science Assignment - Water Issue - CR was due the 23rd of March is now due
the 27th of April.
Year 11 BCT Business Environments Exam will be in class on Wednesday 25th
March 2015.
Year 10B Science – Life Blueprints (Genetics) exam – that was scheduled for
Thursday 19/03/15 is now Monday 23/03/15.
Year 9 Maths Assignment Road Trip (LD,RP). Was due 18-05 now due 25-05.
Should any of the above date changes affect you please ensure you make a
note in your diary.
18 March
BIOLOGY - Plant Survey Exam
19 March
SCIENCE - Electricity & Heat Exam
20 March
23 March
24 March
25 March
SCIENCE - Life Blueprints Exam
HPE - Multiple Choice & Short Response Exam
HPE - Multiple Choice & Short Response Exam
CHEMISTRY - Material World Exam Part A
GEOGRAPHY - Task 1 Exam
GERMAN - Dialogue Oral
ENGLISH - English Assignment Task 1
GEOGRAPHY - Research Booklet A & B
HOME EC. - Travel Brochure Assignment
HOME EC. - Travel Brochure Assignment
SCIENCE - Life Blueprints Exam
ENGLISH COMM. - Australian Brochure
MODERN HISTORY - Category 1 Essay Vietnam
HPE - Research Assignment
ENGLISH - Feature Article Assignment
INDUSTRIAL - CERT I Theory Submission #2
BIOLOGY - Collection Assignment
CHEMISTRY - Air Up There Exam
ENGLISH COMM. - What is Classic? Film Review
INDUSTRIAL - CERT I Theory Submission #2
MODERN HISTORY - Category 1 Essay Vietnam
MATHS B - Optimisation 1 Exam
HPE - Exam
HPE - Exam
BCT - Business Environment Exam
CHEMISTRY - Material World SA Exam Part B
18-20 March
Somerset Literature
20 March
National Day of Action
against Bullying
Monday 23 March
WB Cluster Trials
24 & 25 March
WB Softball & AFL
2 April
First Aid
(Selected students)
2 April
Last day of Term 1
U14 and U16 Girls Burnett Rep Trials PLAYNRL.COM
Murgon Showgrounds
29March 2015
9am to 12pm
Girls born in 2001 and 2002 are eligible to trial for u14s and girls born in 1999 and 2000
are eligible for u16s. Any inquiries call Colin Huxtable on 0417466759
The Burnett River Pistol Club, Inc. will be running a Course in Firearms Safety
(30989QLD), which is needed to apply for a firearms licence in Queensland, on
Saturday, March 21. Course cost is $130 (includes lunch).
Registration in advance is essential as places are limited.
To register, contact the Secretary, Mark Harm with your details at
[email protected] or on 0417 620 393.
You can get a registration form for the course from http://brpc.gayndah.org/form.pdf.
2015 NRL Development Camp
Currimundi 8th - 10th April For players eligible for U9s - U14s in 2015
Further information and to Register online: www.playnrl.com
Limited numbers - Book early.
Gayndah Development Association Markets held the first Sunday of every month in
Jaycees Park.
For more information contact Shane Stumm on 0427658270.
Next market Easter Sunday 5th April.
Kahla Henke Fundraiser Raffle
Rum City Motorcycle Club in conjunction with Mega Motorcycles in Bundaberg are
raffling either a 2015 Suzuki or 2015 Honda Motorcycle valued at between $10190$11490 to raise funds for Kahla Henke for ongoing medical costs following her tragic
accident in February.
Tickets $50 each
For information and terms and conditions either call/sms 0408762773 or email
[email protected]
Raffle drawn 2nd May 2015 at Rum City Motorcycle Club Practise Day
North Burnett Field Archers Inc.
Shoot Days/Times: 1st Saturday of the month and 3rd Sunday of the month
Arrive 8.30 am for a 9am start
Further information: Gary Harris 0429164558, Pauleen Dakin 0428877649 or email
[email protected]
All welcome!
Gayndah Junior Tennis
Junior Tennis played Wednesdays weekly 4.30-6.00pm
Further information: Greg 0408745969 or Lisa Baker 0428745969
TENNIS: Gayndah Tennis Association in conjunction with Bundaberg Tennis
Academy, Professional Tennis Coach, Kevin Banner have lessons on Fridays at the
Gayndah Tennis complex. Beginners: 3.45pm - 4.30pm; Intermediate Beginners:
3.45 - 5.00pm; Intermediate: 5-6.30pm; Advanced High school: 6.30pm - 8pm.
Please contact Kevin to Register: 4152 0753 or 0409 520753.
Young Ladies of Gayndah ….. we need you!
It is Gayndah Showgirl Competition time again
We are seeking entrants for
Gayndah Miss Showgirl 2015 (18 to 28 years -18 years by 1/8/14)
Gayndah Miss Junior Showgirls 10 – 13 years and 14 -17 years (inclusive of that age
for 2015)
Please contact Stacey Duncan 41408899 for entry forms or further information.
Date Claimer: Gayndah Miss Showgirl Presentations
Saturday 28th March – Gayndah Showgrounds
Doors open 6.30pm Wine and Cheese Evening
$15 adults includes complimentary wine, beer or softdrink + nibblies
Bookings – Cam and Sues Meats 10 Capper Street or Helen Cherry
Soccer Soccer Soccer
Soccer Returns to Gayndah after Easter Holidays
We are seeking interest from parents or community members experienced in
coaching Juniors.
We will also be offering a free Grassroots coaching clinic in Gayndah for interested
people. Open to high school students as well.
Great Social Club, not a huge time commitment - 1hr training per week/ 6 games
for the season.
For more info contact Laine - 0428931151