The Friends' School

High School Information 07.04.2017

Students on Track Experience
Students from the High School Automotive Studies class travelled to the Symmons Plains International Raceway today (Friday 7 April). The class took part in the Students on Track experience run in conjunction with the Supercars Race Meeting. This program offers students a chance to look at motor racing, while drawing links to many related educational factors. Educationally, students approached the day from an Automotive Engineering perspective, exploring mechanical principles relating to material that has been covered in the classroom and workshop. They also were able to look at potential career options. These included observing the industry first hand, including the roles of engineers, mechanics, computer programmers and fabrication trades. Media, advertising and marketing representatives were also on show so students were able to view these occupations within a real situation that supports the biggest sporting event hosted in Tasmania annually.

Year 10 Tassie Icon Program
Over the Easter break Year 10 students have the option of participating in two outdoor education programs in two of our iconic national parks.  In the first week we travel up to Freycinet National Park where students will sea kayak down to Schouten Island and back (weather dependent). Students will travel each day, camping at different locations along the peninsula on the way. During the second week students will travel to Maria Island and camp at the Darlington campground. From there they will explore the island through hiking, snorkelling and mountain biking.  Both of these trips are optional, and are designed to challenge students in a supportive and caring manner, whilst teaching the students resilience and independence skills and increasing their connection with the natural environment.

Year 8 Outdoor Education Days
We wish the Year 8 students and Outdoor Education staff all the best for the Outdoor Education Days beginning Monday 10 April. Parents and guardians of this cohort are reminded to view information shared via email to ensure students are well equipped and prepared for the exciting program ahead. Further information can been accessed via the Outdoor Education Website. If there is a need to contact any group during the program, please ring the High School Office on 6210 2235.

Holiday Well Wishes
The Heads of High School would like to wish families, students and staff all the best for the forthcoming holiday period. Term 1 has provided a range of experiences and opportunities, from which the students have been able to grow, learn and enjoy. From Outdoor Education experiences to innovation in the classroom it has been a whirlwind of a term and student endeavour, and engagement has been high.
Staff have worked tirelessly to deliver realistic yet challenging programs that have supported the students to represent the values of our Purpose and Concerns, and we continue to be motivated by the learning that takes place in our classrooms every day.
The holidays provide a time for rest, relaxation, rejuvenation and fun. We look forward to working in partnership when the new term begins and wish everyone a safe and enjoyable break.

High School Progress Reports
Thank you to parents and students who met with staff this Thursday to discuss learning outcomes from Term 1. The second session for High School Learning Conferences will run Wednesday 12 April 3.00pm – 6.00pm on the High School Campus.
Bookings for these Learning Conferences can be made up until the day before the session. If you require assistance you will be able to make Learning Conference bookings by contacting the High School Office on 6210 2235, ensuring that you indicate the day and times when you are available.
If the teacher you are wishing to meet with is unavailable please forward an email to them and they will endeavour to make contact before the end of term.

Changes to Bus Route 243 Blackmans to Ogilvie High School via City
From the start of Term Two on 1 May the Route 243AM bus will be departing Blackmans Bay 10 minutes earlier at 7.30am, with a scheduled arrival at Friends’ of 8.21am. Metro has advised that this change should assist in getting the bus to school on time.
Flyers detailing the new timetable for the Route 243 bus will be available at the end of this week.
Route 243AM: Blackmans Bay to Ogilvie High via City Depart Illawarra Rd 7.30am; Kingston Beach 7.39 (approx.); Kingston Central North 7.43; Browns Road 7.46 (approx.); Hobart College 7.57 (approx.); St Mary’s Harrington St 8.13 (approx.); arrive Friends Argyle St 8.21am

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