Term 2: Off and Running!

Climate Change Rally – article and photos by Year 11 Student Delia Thompson

On the 3rd of May 2019, my sister and I travelled to Gunghalin to be a part of the climate change rally. The rally began with a number of speakers expressing their opinions and their ideas on climate change, with the crowd often cheering or chanting along with their words. I did not expect so many people to show up and there were a lot of older people, mothers and fathers who brought their young children, and even a group called Grey Power Climate Protectors, who made some of the really large banners.

After the speakers had finished their personal speeches, they called a few government officials up to the stage — one from The Australian Greens party and one from The Australian Labor party. They had invited another speaker from The Liberal Party of Australia, however, he did not respond or show-up. They explained what their party’s opinion was, as well as what their personal opinions were, and then we had a few independent politicians come on stage as well.

Then, we began to walk to Zed Seselja’s office. It was supposed to be a queue in and ask questions but that did not go according to plan as we received the news that they had locked their doors and said they took the rest of the day off. We continued anyway, and we chanted the entire time. The rally then ended and we all headed home with sore throats. This was a fun experience and I think it is important to raise this issue. Next time, hopefully even more students will decide to join us and we can help make a difference.


Live demonstrations for our Animal Science students


Our Animal Science class had a special set of visitors on Monday: Liam Thornton came by with some scaled and furry friends. Liam is an ex-LTC student, and a wonderful herpetologist and presenter at Canberra’s National Zoo & Aquarium. He is out and about in the ACT as a snake handler and educationalist.

Our current animal-loving students were treated to some fascinating info about reptiles and we got to meet a tawny frogmouth! 

Thank you, Liam, for your continued connection to LTC, and for sharing your knowledge and skill with us. 


ParentLink

ParentLink provides parenting education to the community, from birth to teenage years. It is available for parents, carers, kin, teachers, and the broader community, providing information and links to local resources and services.

The ParentLink website provides links to all ParentLink guides including a variety of topics – Starting School, More than Reading and Writing, Optimism and Cyber Safety.

The ParentLink suite of resources includes guides specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, and access to resources for diverse cultural groups.

ParentLink guides are available to view and order via the website at, https://www.parentlink.act.gov.au/


Celebrating a successful program!

The Year 11 Business Studies class has been fortunate to have Ben Stevens (the owner of Aussie Home Loans and Cash Converters) in their classroom as a mentor to develop the students’ skills in business planning. This finished up last week and teacher Darlene Smith celebrated the completion of a successful 6 week mentoring program.

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