June 2022 Newsletter
Intensive Assessment Period Timetable 2022- Semester 1
Congratulations: Monthly Awards and Community Impact Awards
ACT Scaling Test (AST) Information RE: Year 12 Trials and Year 11 Special Provision Applications
Arts and Technology Update
Discover Faculty of Arts and Design at UC
We Will Rock You Musical 2022
Business Market Day
PPE and Global Perspective E Unit
Philosophy guest speaker Professor Christian Barry
Maths and Science Presentation- David Ham
White Card & Asbestos Awareness Training
Help shape the future 10-year ACT Disability Strategy?
UC - Seeking Participants for Head Lice Treatment
The College commemorated Reconciliation Week and took the opportunity to reflect, consider our own stories and to look for future ways to enhance togetherness and understanding.
The college held the ‘Partners in Learning’ study hacks session for parents/carers on Wednesday 1 June. This initiative commenced last year as a way to engage parents in supporting students to navigate college. The session was a great success and the focus for the next one in Semester 2 will be on Health and Wellbeing - stay tuned.
Congratulations for a terrific performance by our drama/dance students in ACTUP at the Canberra Theatre.The dance students were selected to do the finale for the evening performance. Well done to all the students involved and Dale Thain (Dance/Drama teacher) and the Arts team. We are all really looking forward to the school musical ‘We Will Rock You’ 27-30 July at Belconnen Arts Centre (See poster for more details).
Business classes ran a Market Day on Monday 7 June. Students designed, promoted and operated their own stalls with all proceedings going to charity. Picking up skittles with chop sticks is no easy feat I can tell you!
IT students recently participated in the Oxford University Computing Challenge in ‘Algorithmics’. Congratulations to two of our students Dylan Barrett (Year 11) – Distinction (top 25% in the senior division) and Tunc Can (Year 12) – Merit (top 50 % in the senior division).
An array of learning opportunities and experiences are open to students at the College with thought provoking discussions, guest speakers and excursions. Recently we hosted:
- Professor and Head of School, Philosophy, College of Arts and Social Sciences from ANU who explored “Free Will and Determinism.” http://www.christianbarry.net/about
- Dr David Ham Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Mathematics, Reader in Computational Mathematics, Imperial College London (Alumni 1994) on sabbatical at ANU for 6 months. https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/david.ham
Great ideas, discussion and problem solving involved here with many thanks to Christian and David for a wonderful learning experience.
Our Biology and Health, Medical and Applied Sciences R Unit students recently visited the ANU School of Biology and School of Medicine. And whilst we are warm at home, our sporting teams are out and about and the Outdoor Education activities continue with caving in Wee Jasper and downhill and cross country trips in term 3 - there’s sure to be snow.
The senior executive attended the ‘Leading for All’ Leadership conference 2-3 June in Canberra.
The conference focused on the four principles Equity, Student Agency, Access, Inclusion. These principles shape and guide thinking, planning, and delivery of education for every ACT student through the Implementation of our Future of Education Strategy. International, national and local leaders provided provocations and insights into their research, practice, and experiences around the conference theme.
The College welcomes the voluntary contributions families make to assist with student resources, improving learning spaces, library/research centre, equipment, student programs and learning/curriculum initiatives. A request for voluntary contributions will be sent out before the end of the term. Thanking you in advance for your support.
I look forward to chatting with many of you at the online coffee catchup on Thursday 16 June.
Google Meet joining info
Or dial: +61 3 8594 7075 PIN: 999 201 853#
A Leunig for some winter contemplation.
All the best for the break, travel safely if holidaying or skiing! And see you in Semester 2.
Photography by: Megan C
Please find below information relating to changes in University prerequisites.
Australian National University (ANU) - mandatory mathematics and English from 2024
Successful completion in senior secondary maths and English is mandatory for applications to the ANU from 2023 onwards.
Students currently in year 11 who wish to apply for ANU in 2024, will need to complete the following, to be considered for entry:
- at least one high school English course/unit in at least one semester during Year 11 and
- at least one high one high school maths course/unit in at least one semester during Year 11.
Note: two units of English in either year 11 or year 12 are still required to be eligible for the ACT Senior Secondary Certificate.
Changes to ACT Government College Reports
New approaches to reporting are currently being explored by the ACT Education Directorate. The new format will provide more information to students and parents on students' learning.
Our reports this semester are part of a transition to a system approach to college reporting currently under development for reporting later this year.
As a result, the end of semester reports, due to be issued on 1 July, will look different from previous years.
The reports will indicate student performance against a range of learning behaviours rather than specific teacher comments.
The reports will continue to be accompanied by an Academic Record which indicates a student’s unit scores and grades on an A to E scale.
End of semester - Are you on track?
The end of first semester results for Year 11 students give a good indication of their areas of strength and how they have adapted to college studies.
The results are also a good indicator of what their Senior Secondary Certificate and Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) might look like.
Some things to consider:
- Students on a university entrance pathway should be aiming for a C minimum each semester
- All students should successfully complete a minimum of 5 standard units for the semester – this means no ‘V’ grades or voided units
- D or E grades are a possible indicator that a review of subjects enrolled is the next step to finding greater success at college.
Year 12 students on a university pathway will have access to an ATAR estimate at the beginning of term 3.
Students may arrange for an ATAR estimate by contacting a following staff member to make an appointment:
- Fiona Chester (Transition and Careers Officer)
- Emily Clarke (AST Coordinator)
- Narisha Deonarain (Assessment and Certification Officer)
- Louise Schmidtchen (AST Advisor)
Alternate pathways to university or CIT/Vocational pathways are also topics that students can discuss with the team.
Alternatively, Year Coordinators are available to discuss future pathways and can be contacted at LakeGStudentServices@ed.act.edu.au
Information sessions for students and parents/carers
- Lifelong learning
Join the ACT Government on Wednesday 15 June from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm for an online conversation on lifelong learning.
The Lifelong Learning conversation will look at learning pathways for people with disability across all educational settings: primary and high school, Canberra Institute of Technology, university and adult learning opportunities.
Register at Focused Conversation: Lifelong Learning | ACT Disability Strategy | YourSay ACT.
Attachments: Disability Strategy (250 kb PNG)
- JobTrainer – free vocational education and training for 17 to 24-year-olds
JobTrainer offers free vocational education and training, in areas of employment growth, to people aged 17 to 24 who have finished school and job seekers. There is a range of full qualifications, pre-apprenticeships and short courses on offer.
College teachers, please share the explanatory booklet with students who are finishing school this year.
Attachments: JobTrainer booklet for students finishing school (1 MB PDF)
Contact Skye Turner, Director, JobTrainer Fund, Skills Canberra on 02 620 57047 or Skye.Turner@act.gov.au.
It’s survey season, and the views and perspectives of our community are important to us.
The school is currently looking at a number of surveys to inform school improvement, including:
- students will be asked to complete unit evaluation surveys at the end of semesters 1 and 2
- inviting parents, students, and staff to complete the annual school satisfaction survey released on 19 August 2022
- an invitation from ACT Health for students to participate in a national survey - Australian Secondary Students' Alcohol and Drug Survey, which will be administered in September with a view to learn more about young people’s behaviour, and
- a University of Melbourne research project investigating how young people transition to further education and work.
We look forward to your responses help to shape future directions of the school.
Parents/carers may be aware of the potential health damage and habit forming behaviours associated with the on going use of E-Cigarettes.
Please find a recent news story relating to this issue: vaping at a NSW school.
You also might like to discuss the risks of this practice with family at home. For further support please contact Student Services.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY TERM 3
27-30 July College musical "We will rock you" at Belconnen Arts Centre
9-10 August Sexual Health education (SHLiRP)
18 August Moderation Day 2 (no classes)
6-7 September ACT Scaling Test (AST) for Year 12 T students
21-22 September Parent Teacher interviews
Monthly Awards and Community Impact Awards
The monthly awards are chosen from teacher nominations of students who are standing out for effort or excellence in their classwork. Community impact awards are for students also nominated by teachers for their positive community impact.
Congratulations to the following students for the months of April and May.
|Kushala Gregg||Year 12||Legal Studies and English|
|Oliver Withers||Year 11||English|
|Emily Costanzo||Year 11||Hospitality|
|Jirah Rontas||Year 12||English|
|Tunc Can||Year 12||Global Classroom|
|Amber Lawson||Year 11||Sport|
|Laura Topp||Year 12||Information Night|
Year 12 Tertiary Students AST Trials 22-23 June
- The AST Trials are being conducted on Wednesday 22 June & Thursday 23 June (during Week 19) as per the exam timetable.
- All Year 12 students doing a Tertiary package are expected to attend these important trials. The trials are a simulation of the AST itself, held in the Gymnasium, and form an important part of the preparation program.
Please contact Emily Clarke (AST Coordinator) firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Year 11 Tertiary Students Special Provisions Applications for 2023
All Year 11 tertiary students needing an ATAR for university entrance must sit the AST in September of Year 12, 2023.
If a student has a medical / health condition that requires special provisions for sitting the AST, they will need to provide the school with supporting documentation by March 2023.
The Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS) requires documentation of conditions which has been certified within the last two years.
For information on applying for special provisions and the categories please visit the ACT BSSS website: https://www.bsss.act.edu.au/
Examples of conditions
Any condition that may require the student to have a break during the test requires an application for special provisions.
- Health conditions may include chronic conditions such as diabetes, coeliac disease or migraines.
- For anxiety conditions and learning disorders such as ASD or ADHD any special provisions currently in use at UCSSC Lake Ginninderra may be applied for; this may include access to a C-pen reader, a small group setting, short breaks, extra time or the use of a computer.
It can be difficult to get timely appointments with practitioners, this notice alerts you to the AST special provisions requirement sufficiently early to organise any appointments needed.
If you have any questions regarding the special provisions application process, please email
Emily Clarke (AST Coordinator) email@example.com or
Suzanne Wright (School Psychologist) firstname.lastname@example.org.
It would be much appreciated if families could please provide this information to the school by December 2022 this year if intending to apply for AST Special Conditions in 2023.
Students have been busy this semester with their creative and practical pursuits.
In food and hospitality subjects food has been provided to students and staff through the Cafe at recess and lunch.
Highlights this semester included the coffee and cake deal, the berry smoothies and the amazing array of handmade biscuits, including crowd favourite lemon myrtle. The Hospitality students also showcased their talents at the recent College Information Night. Students served a range of entrees to our guests as they toured the school, and it was lovely to see their excellent serving skills and taste the delicious creations on offer.
Students have been busy making their end of semester projects. In Furniture they are putting the final touches on their carry tool trays and stools. While in Metal they have been preparing for our Canberra winter by making warm fire pits and barbeque trays.
In Fashion and Textiles we have been busy with the final semester creations in Design for Futures. The students are designing with the theme of "sustainability" and closing the loop on slow fashion.
In the Performing Arts talented dance and drama students performed during in the ACT UP festival at the Canberra Theatre. The Leadership in Drama students challenged themselves to create a 70 minute one Act play ‘Black Comedy’ by Peter Shaffer. This fast paced farce was full of excellent slapstick comedy, confusion and outright mayhem. The raucous laughter from the audience at the matinee and evening performances was evident; both the cast and backstage crew should be very proud of their achievements.
This semester in music we have given students the opportunity to enhance their performance skills beyond the classroom in assemblies, the annual Lake Idol competition and our recent Information Night. During this semester students were given the opportunity to research a musical artist of their choosing, and also improve their composition skills.
The Visual Art students have been exploring artists of their own interest and following their own line of inquiry to develop art work in response. Students have been learning about the more recognised art movements, including Impressionism, Pop Art and even some of the lesser known ones such as Glitch Art and Fauvism.
Year 11 Media students have re-imagined favourite animated films by creating re-cut trailers - Finding Nemo became a thriller, while Frozen became a new version of Romeo & Juliet. They have also created advertising campaigns as their first products of their own design. Year 12 students created short films with the aim of expressing a message of their own choice, and have studied how some favourite films, tv series and video games were influenced by the context of the time they were created in.
This term in Photography students have extended their photography skills through using the studio and low light slow exposures. Students have continued to explore editing techniques through a range of software. Students have been looking at Bill Brandt and modernist photography for their night time photograph inspiration.
The Arts & Technology Team.
Year 11 students have continued to develop their cookery skills with various dishes prepared using commercial equipment. Dishes prepared have included chicken curry with chapatis and mango lassi, chicken wings, lava cake and fish and chips.
Year 12 students have continued to ‘interact with customers’ during recess cafés including an Easter treats café and a BLT (Bacon Lettuce Tomato) cafe. To celebrate Reconciliation week, student sold barista beverages with a complimentary biscuit, flavoured with native wattle seed, lemon myrtle or strawberry gum.
The college Information Night allowed students to put their hospitality skills to the test with a selection of sweet and savoury canapes prepared during class and then served to guests during the evening. Students also prepared and served teachers supper prior to the event.
On Monday 6 June, business classes ran a market day, raising money for charity Beyond Blue. The classes ran many businesses, including ‘Pop-a-Choc’, a bake sale, and other food and carnival-style businesses. Students had autonomy over their business plan, marketing, product development and sales techniques, with each group learning about the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. Congratulations to all on a fun event and thank you to everyone who was kind enough to attend and support the students hard work.
Leading into our final assessment task (a research essay on political participation), the two Global Studies classes each developed a survey. The D Line survey was for the teachers, while the E Line survey was for the UCSSC Lake Ginninderra students. These surveys were designed to allow the classes to investigate local political engagement, so that they could supplement their research into global trends by drawing comparisons to their local situation.
It also allowed both classes to practise survey design. The students ran the process from start to finish, including:
- Brainstorming the best ways to design a survey, including the number of questions, kinds of language required and when to have quantitative and qualitative questions
- Developing a draft survey in small groups
- Pitching their survey design and purpose to the class
- Synthesising the best parts of the draft surveys into the final version, facilitated by two students who used a democratic process to decide on what questions to choose
- Writing the privacy and purpose statement to inform survey participants
- Marketing the survey by putting together a poster and writing the blurb to post on the Year 11 and 12 Google Classroom pages
- Analysing the data and thinking about how best to represent it within their essay
The poster, a photo of the whole class planning and some results from the student version of survey are included below, so that you get a sense of the wonderful work done by Global Studies.
Last Friday, the PPE and Global Perspective R unit hosted a workshop by Tash Gather, a grassroots environmental organisation founded in Canberra by 2020 Young Australian of the Year, Madeline Diamond. The aim of the workshop is to provide a program for Canberra youth, empowering them to become environmental leaders in their communities. The college wishes to thank Jamie Cardillo for volunteering their time by coming to Lake Ginninderra College to present the workshop.
On 1 June, students had the opportunity to attend an in-school lecture by Professor Christian Barry, an internationally renowned scholar, philosopher and head of the School of Philosophy at the ANU Research School of Social Sciences.
This talk was made possible thanks to the PPE R unit staff, and is one of many opportunities that students have undertaken in the program so far, with many more similar experiences to come. The professor engaged in deep and engaging dialogue with students, providing insights into contemporary issues of political and moral philosophy. Students and teachers from many subject areas in addition to the Humanities attended, and contributed to the discussion. The school thanks the professor for taking the time to provide such a great experience for our students.
Find out more about Professor Barry at his dedicated website: http://www.christianbarry.net/about
Jamie Irvine & Daniel Gray
Photography by Charlotte C
Check out some of the great fun activities that happened in Semester 1 for our Outdoor Education program.
Associate Professor David Ham from Imperial College London
On Wednesday 8 June David Ham, graduate from Lake Ginninderra College in 1994 gave a presentation to Mathematics and Science students. David is a reader (associate professor) in computational mathematics at Imperial College London, which is a science-based university in the UK. Currently on a research sabbatical at the ANU, he wanted to give back to the school that started him on his prestigious career.
In this presentation David took the students on a mathematical modelling journey. From mathematical formulas used in Year 11 and 12 Mathematics David was able to demonstrate how we can derive the computations for a wave model and simulate this using computer language Python. From here there developed a brief look at the development of geoscientific computer simulation over the last 100 years and how, using this modelling system the weather forecasting system developed into what exists today.
This gave students the opportunity to see how their learning in Mathematics and Science studies can be applied to the world and what opportunities there are in career futures.
Year 11 Biology
The year 11 biology classes have been having fun dissecting as they discover how tissues, organs and body systems work in a variety of organisms, from insects to humans. Students have closely inspected hearts, kidneys, and lungs and there was much amazement as we inflated a set of sheep’s lungs. We got to cut down into the lungs to inspect the fine tubules that carry air into the deepest parts of the lungs and feel the cartilage that holds the airways open almost all the way to the tiny alveoli. We also fine tuned our surgical skills by dissecting earthworms to look at their digestive tract.
Year 12 Biology
In year 12 biology the class has been discovering the mysteries of the human immune system and how it works to keep us all healthy. We’ve used knowledge from our previous studies to help us understand how the body can produce all the variations of immune cells that we need to recognise the variety of pathogens it may encounter. Students have grown bacteria and tested different antibacterial agents as well as undertaking a Gram stain to discover what different cell wall structures can tell us about bacteria.
Year 11 Human Biology
In Year 11 human biology the students have continued in depth exploration of the tissues of the human body, including how these tissues are structured to enable their function. We have looked at bones, both in their gross anatomy by doing a bone dissection, and also microscopically. We’ve discovered that the names of epithelial tissues give us a clue to their structure, and their structure gives us clues as to their function in the body. In our learning about nervous tissue we have appreciated the value of our nervous system doing handy things for us without us having to think about them, like digesting our food and moving blood around our body.
HMAS R Unit
The Health, medical and applied sciences R unit has had a busy few weeks with a couple of fun and hands-on excursions to ANU to keep us busy. Students experienced what it might be like to be a specialist doctor trying to diagnose and treat a head injury, at the John Curtin School of Medical Research. In week 16 at the Research School of Biology we undertook a mock forensics experiment where we analysed DNA samples to find out ‘whodunnit’ in a murder. The students were amazed at the tiny DNA samples used to tell us such valuable information.
This term in Spanish we have completed our inquiry task.
Students were allowed to submit their presentations in a video format to reduce stress over presenting in a different language in front of their classmates.
The 3 different levels of Spanish had different approaches to their inquiry, and we had very interesting ones, as follows:
BEGINNING STUDENTS DESCRIBING ONE ASPECT OF THE SPORTS IN SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES
Is Messi better than Ronaldo?
What are the differences between female and male soccer players in Argentina?
CONTINUERS STUDENTS COMPARING FAMILIES IN LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES AND IN AUSTRALIA
What’s the difference between an Australian family and a Chilean Family?
CONTINUING STUDENTS TALKING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
What is the impact of Climate Change in Spain?
ADVANCED STUDENTS ANALYSING TEEN CONCERNS IN LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES
Nicole Escobar Santander
Analysing drug use in Latin-American and Australian teenagers and the reasons behind its growth
Teen’s jobs in Mexico and Australia. Why do teenagers in Mexico not work nor study?
Kate Tominac and John Stelzer Cup winners
Lakers Basketball once again stamped their mark as the top ACT school in basketball in taking out the John Stelzer and Kate Tominac Cups. Lakers entered three boys teams and one girls team in the event.
The Lakers girls basketball team completed a very successful day in winning the Kate Tominac Cup for the 7th year running defeating St Clares by 10 points in the grand final. The girls went through the tournament undefeated and in winning the competition have qualified for the Australian Schools Championships (Championship division) to be held on the Gold Coast Nov 28th- Dec 2nd.
Congratulations to all involved and in particular to Lakers alumna Madison Wheatley, who is on a college scholarship in the USA and back home for end of year break, who stepped in to coach the girls on the day.
Girl's team: Alison Francis, Mailey Cunningham, Ilijana Matijevic, Maddie Farrah, Keira Mapley, Madi Lyons, Delany Connolly, Jayda Clark and Jess Petrie.
Lake Green played three games for the day. They had losses to Erindale and Lake White but finished strongly with a win against St Francis Xavier. Lake White and Lake Blue went undefeated through the pool rounds. Both teams came up against Erindale teams in the semi-finals and won to progress. Lake White and Lake Blue played off in the final for bragging rights. The first three quarters was an even display with Lake Blue taking a 3 point lead into the final term. Lake White were led strongly by Alex Condon and Jensen Bradtke with Frank Afor chipping in too. Lake Blue had a whole team approach but tough defence and offence was evident through Cam Pender and Alex Toohey with Bowyn Beatty strong in the paint. Lake Blue ran away with the game in the final quarter winning by 18.
Lake Green: Tani Hamilton, Oskar Rug, Tom Noble, Maverick Gigatone, Tim Donaldson, Aiden Sebbens, Haris Adilovic, Angus van Leent, Allen Mangattil Vincent
Lake White: Matt Beard Browning, Duot Duot, Linus Harris, Garin Beech, Lewis Fitzgerald, Frank Afor, Ayual Dau, Adam Zanardo, Jensen Bradtke, Alex Condon
Lake Blue: Mason Bruce, Spencer Musgrove, Will Goodwin, Che Peters, Toby Davis-Lyon, Cameron Pender, Alex Culver, Jeremy Hazlewood, Bowyn Beatty, Alex Toohey.
In 2022 we had 2 boys Futsal teams in the Schools competition, one made up of Year 12s and one of Year 11s. The Year 11s were very impressive with multiple wins before going down in a tight final game against Gungahlin to narrowly miss the Semi Finals. The Year 12s went through the Northside competition undefeated and easily accounted for Narrabundah College in their Semi Final. In the final they came up against a very impressive team from Erindale, who had a quick period of 4 goals just before half time that they carried through to the final whistle winning 9-5. Congratulations to all of the boys involved. Julian Smith, Jaidyn Croucher, Elliott Alberto, Sam Thomson, Daniel Husking, Milo Whittingham, James Godding, Blake Hodgins, Zach Illioski, Geordie Ringvall, Matt Ikoro, Erfan Mohseni and Jack Bitani.
Brumbies Rugby 7’s
Congratulations to the Girls Rugby 7’s team who finished runners up at the Brumbies Colleges gala day. The girls began with a loss to Erindale Red but then had strong wins against Girls Grammar, Erindale Black and Gungahlin. Lake progressed to the final where the team went down to Erindale Red 3 tries to 1. Our girls learnt the rules, tactics and skills as the day went on and played entertaining rugby. Congratulations to the girls who have now qualified for the regional finals.
Rugby 7s team: EJ Norris, Susan Sanft, Lola Fletcher, Salma Arellano Pachecho, Laila Williams Obeid, Mia Fisiikaile, Keira O’Connor, Hannah Fitzpatrick, Ivy O’Meara, Allie Booker, Amber Tilley, Aiesha Best, Tahlia Worth and Lisa Poulakis.
On Wednesday 25 May the Lake Ginninderra College girls football team, went to Harrison to compete in the ACT Football Tournament. The girls came out strongly in the pool games, with good wins against Mackillop, Narrabundah and Gungahlin, before Erindale held them to a 1-1 draw. In the final pool game, the girls came up against Canberra Girls Grammar, who were a high energy team, with some very eager players, who managed to score the second goal of the day against our highly accomplished goalkeeper Maya Osmond. Lake went on to win the game after goals from scoring machines EJ Norris and Tayla Hampson to qualify for the final against Erindale. In a close contest, Lulu Coleman scored in the second half with the game finishing 1-0 and Lake finishing as ACT Champions. Congratulations to all of the girls involved:
Maya Osmond, EJ Norris, Riley McQueenie, Tayla Hampson, Kara Thompson, Lulu Coleman, Amy Bongiorno, Polly Langdon, Olivia McHugh, Sarah Walker, Ella Palframan, Holly McPherson and Ivy O’Meara.
The Girls Futsal team came to the competition with big shoes to fill after Lake Ginninderra College had won the previous 4 ACT titles in a row. They did not disappoint. The team was excellent in pool games winning every game by a significant margin, while maintaining great sportsmanship and gaining respect from the other teams. The final was a close affair, with Erindale coming in well prepared after studying video footage of our pool game closely. Lake pulled together, and were very solid at the back closing down Erindale and preventing many scoring opportunities, while also being strong in attack and creating multiple chances. The Erindale goalkeeper was very impressive and made a large number of saves to keep Erindale in the game. The Lake girls were able to score three goals and take out the title as ACT Futsal champions for the fifth consecutive year. Congratulations to all of the girls involved! Tayla Hampson, Meg Roden, Riley McQueenie, EJ Norris, Ivy O’Meara, Lulu Coleman, Ella Palframan, Holly McPherson & Maia Cameron.
Thank you to everyone who came to trials for Intercollege Netball this term. A squad of 12 were selected and additional players were recruited throughout the term due to COVID and external commitments. Throughout the season Amber displayed excellent leadership and defence. Caitlin demonstrated exceptional commitment and ball handling skills. The team wore their Lake Ginninderra dresses with pride in each game. Results were wins against Gungahlin 30-8, Erindale black 35-16, Narrabundah 25-18, Canberra 33-8. In a very tight game against Erindale Red the result was a loss 26-24. Finishing the season in third place. A big congratulations to ALL who participated in the competition this term. We hope to see the year 11 players again in term 2, 2023.
JA Cup Rugby League
Lake Ginninderra were one of five teams entered in the John Allen Cup for 2022. It was played on a sunny but cold and windy day. Our boys had a challenging time but tried hard and represented the college well with three losses and a win. There were a few highlights during the day including some hard tackles and good ball movement to score tries. Thanks to all the students involved.
Rugby League team: Jamieson Norris, Joseph Hewett, Jonathon Wagey, Tani Hamilton, Brandon Hopps, Anthony Isaacs, Preston Watkins, Jesse Pumpa, Aidan Hayes, Bayley Reid, Jaxon Reid, Mitchell Reid, Kayan Watterson, Kaya Irfan, Ethan Ayodele and Xanda Georgevski
Past and present students playing for the AFL Giants against the Sydney Swans (2021 sport star of the year Hayley MacDonald, AFLW star Em Pease as well as soon to be drafted 2022 student Cynthia Hamilton).
Three teams left at 5am to complete in the Sydney futsal regionals. Year 11 boys did well winning their last pool game but did not make finals. Year 12 boys made the semi finals where they lost a tight game. Our girls, minus our regular team captain and main scorer made the grand final in great effort. Congratulations to everyone.
Congratulations to the 31 students who recently completed White Card and Asbestos Awareness Training at the college. These qualifications are mandatory for all people who are:
- thinking of a career in the trade areas – plumbing, carpentry, electrotechnology etc.
- wanting to find an Australian School Based Apprenticeship (ASBA) in Building and Construction
- wanting to undertake Work Experience (WEX) in a trade area or on a building site including surveyors, architects, landscaping, or Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) in College Vocational Courses, such as Furniture Making.
The cost was discounted by CIT for ACT secondary students at $150 for both qualifications or $75 for one qualification.
White Card: You need to apply through Access Canberra within 60 days from the issue of your transcript. The cost is $39, payable at the time of applying for the card. If you ever lose your card, please contact Access Canberra for a replacement card.
Asbestos Awareness Card: CIT will post you a copy of your Asbestos Awareness Card in the mail.
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