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LPC Week

15/09/2016

​LPC week is coming to a close for another year. This jam-packed week celebrates the core principles of our school - Learning, Performance & Citizenship.

The year 7 and 8 students were involved in activities that enhance the curriculum and promote Home Hill State High School’s three key elements of Learning, Performance and Citizenship. These activities are not only extremely valuable educationally; they also encourage students to excel in what they do, while developing positive attitudes, and as a result these activities build on what is regularly taught in their subjects.

Some of the more notable activities for the week included the ‘Welcome’ barbecue where student volunteers served up tasty steak sandwiches for two family members for each student on Tuesday 13 September; the Yoga for Schools program led by Jasmine from Sundahla on Wednesday 14 September and the Delta Cinema visit on Friday 16 September for both year levels.

The year 8s were also fortunate enough to experience an Agribusiness excursion to the Chapman’s farm to see one of Australia’s major suppliers to supermarkets in action. They also went to the Ayr Library to share their skills in the robotics STEM program.

The year 9s have revelled in that “rite of passage” famous to our school, the Year 9 Terrible Creek Camp.  Five nights of sleeping in tents, cooking over an open fire and being without the creature comforts was a unique experience for most.  Everyone tried their hand at abseiling, archery, low ropes, orienteering and the infamous overnight hike!  The Year 9 Camp is always remembered fondly by past students and this year’s cohort will have their own stories to tell.

The majority of the year 10-12 cohort have participated in the Work Experience program. Students were given the opportunity to see first-hand what is involved in being a plumber, dental technician, shop assistant, teacher aide, mechanic, as well as a variety of other occupations. The entire work experience program plays a valuable role in preparing our students for the transition from school to the workplace and we acknowledge the support and generosity of our local businesses who make these opportunities possible.

The rest of the year 12 group travelled down to Canberra, Sydney and the snow. This lucky group of seniors learn to master the ski slopes, explore our nation’s capital icons including Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial and the Museum of Australian Democracy. They will also attend a rugby league finals match in Sydney and visit Taronga Zoo. This experience will certainly expand the minds of our year 12s as they learn more about their country.

We thank the staff, parents/carers and the wider community who have all contributed to making this LPC week a memorable and educational experience for all of our students.