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LPC Week

18/09/2015

​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’s 7 & 8s have been very busy with excursions to the movies, Lawn Bowls, Reef HQ & Museum and tabloid sports, not to mention a multitude of activities that promote learning in an authentic and engaging environment.  The Barbeque was once again a highlight for the junior school as they waited on their guests and enjoyed the delicious food, catered this year by Chappies’ amazing Lunch Club volunteers.  

Also this year the 7 & 8s were given the opportunity to unleash their inner clowns! Students were taught about the variety of clown types and their role in comedy. The willing participants designed their own face make-up to suit their chosen clown type and even mastered the basics of slapstick comedy and the art of juggling.

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 dreaded 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.

In conjunction with our work experience program, this year the school joined forces with the agricultural sector of the community to initiate an Ag Experience program. Ten students from the school took part in this exciting new program during their work experience week. The program is designed to raise awareness about the agriculture industry and highlight the variety of career opportunities related to agribusiness, science and technology.

The entire work experience program plays a valuable role in preparing our students for the transition from school to the workplace.

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 before heading to our nation’s capital to explore national 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.