Y11 Biology ATAR students at revising their systems via rat dissection.
A rat dissection is conducted to explore the internal structure and function of basic mammalian anatomy.
Science Teacher/ Assistant Dean Timae
In Human Biology we are learning about the effects of macro and micro nutrients in the body. We had samples of common foods we eat and identified what food groups they belong to, and how the body would digest each type of food. Georgia La Monte and Georgia McCluskey are the stars who got positive results in their experiment.
Science teacher Mr Ben Nicholson, equipped with his GoPro, has accompanied our Year 11 Marine and Maritime Studies students on their scuba diving adventures this term. He captured some awesome footage of the students during their course, from when they began learning about the equipment to their open water boat dive off Rottnest Island. Take a look!
The rules of conduct for the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) Year 12 ATAR course examinations will be published in the Year 12 Information Handbook Part II: Examinations 2020, which will be uploaded to the SCSA website in July 2020.
Given the challenge of identifying and determining the use of mobile technologies in the examination room, please note that we have just been notified that a new rule will be implemented from 2020 for the Year 12 ATAR course examinations: no candidate will be permitted to wear or take any watch or wireless-enabled technology device e.g. Fitbit, into the examination room. These items will be considered unauthorised items.
Unauthorised items include:
analogue or smart watch or Fitbit or similar device
mobile device that has wifi and/or bluetooth capabilities
mobile storage device
non-transparent pencil case
non-approved notes or any other print material relevant or irrelevant to this examination, (for example, writing on the back of your hand or arm, or blank paper)
headphones, earplugs, earbuds or other unauthorised listening device
wallet, purse or bag
food, lollies or chewing gum
or any other unauthorised item.
The school Year 10-12 Examination Regulations will be updated to include this change, and it will be mentioned to Year 11 and 12 students in Education Plus.
Deputy Head of Secondary (Teaching & Learning)
Y11 Biology students investigated the range of ecosystems down Busselton. They explored the underwater observatory and was amazed by the marine life, the beaches and their unique vegetation to sustain life in harsh environments, nocturnal organisms by spotlight and the awesome Ngilgi cave.
What an amazing world we live in!