Week 17 News

Stem Camp

A couple of weeks ago, Elliot, Scott and Brooke took 37 students out to overnight at Birragai Outdoor Education Centre, where they took an immersive and informative look at Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM). The STEM camp allowed students to explore the wealth of possibilities available in these subjects and to hear from experts in their fields. The reviews from the students who attended the camp were overwhelmingly positive.

“The camp gave me a good view of the many subsections of STEM and all of the professions that are a part of it. The camp gave a good all round view of the ways that subsections of STEM interact with each other and how without one, another may not be possible. I enjoyed the numerous activities and was happy with the knowledge and real world applicable skills that I obtained due to them.” – Caleb

Mentoring at Bonython Primary

Delia Thompson, Yara Yassine and Steven participated in mentoring a number of year 5/6 students of Bonython Primary during Friday afternoon Media Arts sessions.

The purpose of involving College students in these sessions was to foster a relationship between students to make the educational pathway less daunting as they move from primary to secondary schooling.

By mentoring the primary students in media arts Delia, Yara and Steven were able to answer both media arts and general questions the students had around college. The primary students really enjoyed interacting with older students.

Vinnies Winter Appeal

Students in Year 11 and 12 have running, organising and collecting donations for the St Vinnies Winter Appeal over the past week and half, with tomorrow being the last official day. They’ve been accepting donations of:

  • Non Perishable Foods
  • Blankets
  • Loose Change Money Donations.

Please help us fill the window in Careers in Pav 6 with Non-Perishable food donations (or feel free to donate any of the others above), and help out those who are doing it tough in Winter in Canberra. Donations are accepted in Pav 6.

Thank you for helping make a difference!

Student achievement spotlight – Stuart Tharle Baseball

Stuart has been an ACT representative for 6 years, an ACT Academy of sport member and a local club player. In 2016, Stuart was selected to join the Canberra Cavalry Program. This program is for players from the ACT who are currently studying and wish to pursue baseball as a career and prepare them for a college scholarship.

This consists of a gym program , an intensive training program throughout the year and competing in the local first grade competition.

Throughout the last 2 years he has been given many opportunities to attend a variety of international opportunities to prepare him for college baseball and one day major league.

During this term alone he has participated in:

  • Week 11 – The Australian Schools Baseball Tournament representing the ACT in Geelong
  • Week 13 to Week 15 Baseball Australia Academy development program in Florida, USA
  • Week 19 till start of Term 3 – World Baseball Showcases (USA) 

Here is an overview from Stuart on those events:

“The first tournament was the Australian school sports baseball tournament where I played for The ACT school sport team I pitched and played my primary position which is third base, I pitched a total of 10.2 innings with 11 strike outs and an era of 2.5. ACT came 3rd which (to my knowledge) is the best we have come in 10 years..

The next trip I did was a trip to southwest Florida where the team played 3 exhibition games, then we had a showcase at JetBlue park with perfect game USA. This was a part of a program which hosts many tournaments and showcase to show off the athletes of the future and show them to better baseball in front of colleges and major league scouts. I also played in the 18U Memorial Day classic in the green and gold where I did well with my fastball sitting 84-86 mph (how fast I was throwing when pitching) 

Then the next trip is another sort of showcase where we travel around Oregon and California playing baseball against college and other teams we play 30 games in 30 days and I leave for that on the 21st June. ”

It is quite amazing to hear all about Stuart hard work and dedication to achieve what he wants in baseball. Well done Stuart!!!

Photos from the success assembly are now available https://laketuggeranongcollegeblog.com/photos-2/2019-term-2-success-assembly/

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