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Year 8 News


Well done to all Year 8s for a continued positive start to the year. The wearing of correct uniform, including hats, has improved and we are certainly looking smart. Keep up the good work.

Year 8 Camp

Camp preparations are well underway. Information is now available on PAM. Permissions are to be completed by Friday 24 February. Don’t forget to ensure that your child’s medical information is up to date. If you have any questions, please get in touch with your child’s Student Advocate.

Camp 1: Monday 20 – Wednesday 22 March
Advocate Groups: A1, B1, C1, D1, A3, B3

Camp 2: Wednesday 22 – Friday 24 March
Advocate groups: A2, B2, C2, D2, C3, D3

Week 4 is a busy week at CMC with the Opening Mass, Laureate Assembly, Ash Wednesday and Swimming Carnival all taking place. Participation in these events helps our students connect with our College culture and can be a lot of fun. All Year 8s are encouraged to get into the spirit of dressing up in their appropriate house colours for the Swimming Carnival.

Subject focus: English

This year has started well for the Year 8 team. This term in English, Year 8 students will undertake a study of the novel Us Mob Walawurru. The unit involves a close reading of the text as a work of historical fiction and intercultural exploration.

An accompanying weekly reading journal is to be completed, which includes comprehension questions, personal reflections and additional learning activities designed to create opportunities to interpret, analyse and evaluate this text. Throughout the unit, students will learn about situations and dilemmas resulting from cultural differences – education, language, family, relationship to country and environment, and ideas of ownership. The unit will conclude with the completion of a text response essay, where students have the opportunity to create and share their own texts that raise issues and advance opinions in response to this novel.

Mrs Jan Lake
Year Level Learning Leader – Year 8