Yr 10 Geography & Yr 11 Biology Excursion
On Wednesday 8th March the Yr 10 Geography & Yr 11 Biology classes travelled to Coffs Harbour to conduct fieldwork for the respective subjects. Yr 10 Geography are studying the impacts of humans on a river system and the Yr 11 Biology class are completing an Assessment Task on river ecosystems.
The classes conducted various water tests on three different sites along the Coffs Creek Catchment. The students had fun learning about different aspects of rivers/creek systems and how you can assess the health of a river by testing certain parameters and analysing the results of the water tests.
The excursion was led by Mr Stephan Soule, who is the Education Program Manager at National Marine Science Centre, Southern Cross University. The classes had a quick tour of the Split Solitary Aquarium which expanded their understanding of topics such as climate change and options for careers in the Marine Science field.
St. Andrew’s Primary School Grandparents Day was a huge success. The grandparents joined in the classes for morning lessons and then has a morning tea in the playground. Many of our grandparents were impressed with the wonderful atmosphere in our Primary school classes. It was an enjoyable time for students, teachers and grandparents.
Northern Zone Touch Football
St. Andrew’s send 3 touch football teams to the Northern Zone Touch Football Championships in Ballina on Thursday last week. The championship was a round robin format tournament with the school fielding one Primary mixed team, one Junior Boys and a Senior Girls Team. All teams represented the school exceptionally well and did the school proud. All the teams one a couple of games and lost a few too. Thank you to our Sports Coordinator Mr James Kidd for coaching the teams and for his organisation. Thank you to Mrs Barron and Mrs Corrigan who also attended this day.