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Year 9 News



On Monday and Tuesday of last week, we had 80 students visit Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged as a part of further educating students about the iGen program, set to commence in 2020. Below is a reflection from two of the students who attended the tour.

“I am excited about the iGen program because I am keen to break down the isolation the residents may face in an institutionalised environment. I feel that for people who don’t have families that are able to visit, the students can bring the outside world with them while learning about the history of the residents and our world. I liked being able to hear about the residents’ lives and learning about how to cater to their lifestyles, how that affects their mental state and how we may help support a positive mindset.”

Grace Devlin

“I really enjoyed listening to the residents’ stories about their lives and past experiences. The thing that excites me the most about the iGen program is being able to learn many things from the residents. I am looking forward to hopefully bringing joy to the residents.”

Ruby McMahon

PE – Orienteering

For PE this term we are doing orienteering. On the first lesson we learnt how to use a compass on the map so we could find out which direction to head in to find the tags and to roughly tell how far to walk.

We went out to the bush behind the school to find the tags. We had to try and find 10 tags within 90 minutes in groups of 4 or 5. We had a phone in each group so if anything went wrong we could ring the school and they could contact the teachers to come find us if we were lost or injured.

After the first lesson we found out that we will be having a race next week to see who can find all of the tags the fastest. The tags are worth points; the ones that were furthest away were worth the most points and closest ones were worth the least. Whichever group got the most points or if everyone found all ten then whoever got the fastest time would get a prize.

Harrison Lewis

Tim McNaughton-Perry, Riley Slevin, Ryan Hall & Joshua Hancock

Food Technology

Our Year 9s have been busy in Food Tech planning some budget meals for under $25. Whilst planning they’ve continued to refine their cooking skills. This week they cooked spinach, feta and ricotta gözleme.

Gözleme is a savoury traditional pastry, made of hand-rolled dough that is lightly brushed with oil, filled with various toppings, sealed, and cooked in a frypan. The name comes from the Turkish word göz meaning ‘compartment’, in reference to the pocket of dough in which the various toppings are sealed and cooked.

Amaya Schmidt, Carly Whalen and Macey O’Shea

Pork steamed buns

Year 9 Food Tech students made steamed pork buns. They learnt about leaving dough to ‘prove’ (double in size) and the importance of cooking pork properly to avoid the risk of food poisoning.

The recipe is in the download box below.

Jo Jan, Teacher

Student comments:

Arkie Donnelly and Lily Trimby:

‘The dough and meat taste perfect together’ Arkie
‘I had fun making them’ Lily

Chloe Holmes, Maddison Randall, Piper Smith:

‘Assembling the buns was really fun’ Maddison
‘Could adjust the sugar’ Chloe and Piper