There are a number of School Events planned for Term 2.
Parents/carers will be emailed with details of each event, and where permission is required, we ask that you give permission through the Compass Portal as instructed. This will ensure that your response goes to the staff member who is responsible for that event.
Students without parent/carer consent provided cannot be included in the event. Phone calls, handwritten notes and texts are not accepted unless a prior agreement has been made with the Assistant Principal. Some events will be limited due to transport or other considerations, so getting in early will be important once you are notified that bookings are open.
Premiers Reading Challenge
Dates: 28th February – 18th August 2022
In 2022, students at ETASC will have the opportunity to participate in the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge.
The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading and to enable students to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge for each student to read, read more, and read more widely. The Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) is open to ETASC students in Years 7, 8 and 9. The challenge involves reading 20 books between March and August each year.
Year 7 HSIE Excursion
When: Wednesday 4 May 2022
Location: The Gap Lookout, Sydney Harbour National Park
On this engaging and hands-on Geography excursion for Landforms and Landscapes, students walk from the iconic ‘Gap Lookout’ north on the ‘Gap Bluff’ nature trail, then head south along the awe-inspiring ‘Federation Cliff Walk’. Soaking up the entire exquisite Sydney Harbour coastal landscape, students discover a range of natural environments as they embark on this short, 400 metre walk surrounded by scenic natural beauty.
Students will observe and assess the various features and characteristics of natural landscapes and examine a variety of landforms. They will discover the value of natural and built environments and investigate the perspectives of people and organisations on a range of geographical issues. While discussing the management and protection of environments for their sustainability, students will also examine various issues of land degradation and environmental hazards, exploring how these environments are sustainably managed and protected by local councils and National Parks.
Students will investigate the diversity of landscapes and landforms on Earth and participate in geographical fieldwork. Students will actively interpret graphs, use maps, experiment with geographical tools and acquire geographical information.
Years 7 & 8 Camp
When: 9 May – 11 May
Location: Great Aussie Bush Camp, Tea Gardens
Stage 4 students are all going to attend the Great Aussie Bush Camp at Tea Gardens in Term two, Week three, 2022.
Students will participate in a range of educational and challenging activities and meet some practical outcomes from the Physical Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) syllabus.
The activities students will be enjoying are archery, high ropes, raft building, gully crossing and a half-day at Jimmy’s beach. This is always a memorable experience for ETASC students and staff. We are looking forward to seeing all Stage 4 making new friends and challenging themselves throughout the three-day camp.
HSC and Careers Expo (for students in Years 10, 11 & 12)
When: Friday 3 June 2022
Location: Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park, Sydney
The HSC and Careers Expo 2022 is an event that connects students with organisations to help them make informed decisions about their future and highlights the support that is available. The Expo will include seminars on topics including:
- Information and resources for the HSC
- Information about tertiary study, university, TAFE and training courses
- Career advice
- Study advice
- Employment advice and opportunities
- Apprenticeship and traineeship advice
Year 11 Student Incursion Ace Your Exams and Mnemonics Elevate Workshops
When: Wednesday 22 June 2022
Location: ETASC 11 & 12 Campus
Two workshops have been organised to help students prepare for their yearly exams next term. The first workshop assists students to ace their exams by outlining how to prepare for exams and techniques to use during exams. The second workshop is on memory and mnemonics. It will give students an understanding of how memory works and techniques to help them recall information. It also looks at regulating distractions to help the student stay focused.
Year 10 Work Experience
When: Monday 27 June – Friday 1 July 2022
ET Australia Secondary College Year 10 students will be undertaking work experience in week 10, Term 2 (27th June- 1st July). This is part of the pathway plan process that ETASC began with Year 10 students in Term 1. Work experience involves secondary school students in short-term industry placements, which broadens their experience and understanding of the world of work and career opportunities. Placements with parents are not recommended as the student benefits from meeting new challenges in new environments. In general, students will observe different aspects of work within the industry and may assist with tasks allocated by their supervisor.
Parents and Carers are encouraged, with assistance from the school, to help find suitable work experience for your child.
If you are in the position to offer work experience to any of our students, please let us know as this would be very welcome.
All students will be visited by an ETASC staff member during their placement. If your child has not secured work experience, we encourage them to contact businesses during the school holiday period. Once a business has agreed to take your child, please forward details to email@example.com. The school will facilitate the exchange of documents and forward the relevant insurance certificates.
Year 12 Business Studies and Mathematics Excursion
When: Friday 1 July 2022
Location: Luna Park, Sydney
Year 12 students will go to Luna Park on the last day of Term 2. Business Studies students will have a presentation about the various operational logistics and marketing objectives of Luna Park. This will provide a great business case study for their most recent topics. Year 12 Mathematics students will have a worksheet with real-life questions to solve. Students will also have time to enjoy the rides on completing these tasks.