Careers Briefing

We often host past students in the building. Arrangements are made by the indomitable Mrs. Manifold.

Today we had a visit from Lucy Bunge (School Captain several years ago) who was talking to attendees about living at St. Mark’s College in Adelaide.

Another school captain who lives here is Lukas Egger.

She shared positive comments about her course, her accommodation and her decision to take a gap year after finishing school. She worked at Oakham, where many of our gap students come from.

At the same time, the amazing Amy Steer (whip cracker) – class of 2018, talked to students interested in studying Agriculture – she attends the University of New England. Some keen attendees picked her brain!

 

Minecraft at the VIBE.

Two different computer based games were engaging our students and visitors alike: Minecraft and Code Combat.

The first session was Minecraft.

                                                                                                                                                                               The second session was Code Combat.

 

Using Merge Cube with Year 5

The brief is to teach Science, the subject, the Solar System. So far we have worked on the International Space Station – having a go at the Minecraft Challenge to design a new module, watching Commander Chris Hadfield  as he cleans his teeth, goes to bed and eventually comes back to earth with a thud and eventually holding the whole universe in our hand courtesy of the Merge Cube.

It’s been a steep learning curve this term for all of us!

VIBE Festival 2019 – Shh! There are spies everywhere!

Our Senior School Library is Always a Bit VIBEy!

The VIBE Festival is on again – the annual event that allows visitors to join us and see what College is like. As always, the Senior School offered a range of events, two of which occurred in our Winifred Berry Information Centre.

 

my VIBE T- shirt gets another airing!

Our theme this year was Spies and we talked about Nancy Wake (The White Mouse) and her heroism in World War 2. Nancy recently passed away in her nineties. She is Australia’s most militarily decorated woman of all time.

Nancy was not alone. There were 10,000 people working on code breaking at Bletchley Park in the UK and over 75% of them were women. In Melbourne, and Brisbane: “The secret work that took place in Monterey – and complementary intelligence slog in a suburban house named Nyrambla in Ascot, Brisbane – changed the course of the war in the Pacific.” Tony Wright, who grew up near Portland and went to school in Hamilton, has recently written about their work, click here to read more.

The IT room hosted Minecraft, see more here