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What’s happening in Year 9


During our first week of term we had a year level assembly to highlight some amazing efforts of service demonstrated by students on Mercy Day last term. The students nominated by staff for their efforts were Ethan Sharp, Claudia Scott, Tahlia Backman, Joshua Gillies, Zavia Roberts and Maya Howe.

We also introduced our Term 4 pastoral period theme: ‘Being job ready’. Throughout the term students will look at the job market of the future and skills necessary to enter the workforce. Students will also complete a resume and some students will have the opportunity to participate in mock interviews.

Our first unit in focus this term is Pythagoras. Our students have been busy learning the basics of Pythagoras’ theorem and identifying its use in our world today. Pythagoras was an Ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher. He is best known for the Pythagorean theorem named after him. Often referred to as Pythagoras’ Rule, Pythagoras’ Theorem states that in a right-angled triangle, the square on the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides.

This term the students are going to be doing something new and exciting in Veritas. The students will have the chance to get an in-depth look at the way our musculoskeletal systems work and then use that knowledge to try and build a prosthetic arm. They will use the design think theory to work through a process to create something that has real functionality and mirrors the way our human arm works. It is a chance for students to apply what they are learning in a hands-on way, and hopefully give them a greater understanding of the human body.