Construction Group Shelter
Year 11 and 12 Construction classes have completed the construction of a covered pathway for students from the entrance of the school to the main area. This shelter was constructed to provide cover for the students in wet conditions.
Also there is an improved outdoor storage area at the contruction shed site. This included work with both concrete and timber.
Moruya High School would like to thank the construction classes and Mr Gray for their hard work and the fantastic contribution that they are making to improve our school.
Term 1, fifty students travelled to Sydney Olympic Park to attend the Royal Easter Show. Students who study textiles, food and agriculture left Apex Park in Moruya at 5am with Mrs Constable, Mrs Jones, Ms Maxwell and Mr Halverson.
Arriving to the show at 10am, students had around six hours to explore the show. Students enjoyed themselves and made the most of the day.
Year 12 Annual Excursion: Textiles, Hospitality & Food Technology
Unfortunately this excursion didn't eventuate this year. Looking forward to 2018.
Ambulance and Police Golf Day
In the early hours of Friday November 1st, the Moruya Golf Course hosted the Police and Ambulance charity golf day. The day helped raise funds for the Ambulance service in Moruya and was held state wide for local services around the state. Moruya High School entered a Teachers and Sents Golf Team. The year 10 hospitality class also helped with the cooking of the food provided for the participating golfers.
Year 11 Successful Seniors Day
Students from Year 11 attended workshops in the library on Monday 7th April that were aimed at improving study skills and responses to HSC questions. The students were taught about ALARM (a learning and responding matrix), and the University of Wollongong presented workshops on future paths available to high school students and University entrance.
Our Careers Advisor, Mrs Hogg, presented workshops on future careers and processes involved in University placements. The students enjoyed a barbeque for lunch, provided by the TAS department. Another Successful Seniors day is planned for Year 12 students in Week 5.
Year 9 TAFE Taster Day
Around 65 students from year 9 and 10, along with other students from Batemans Bay High School, attended a day at TAFE taster day on Wednesday, 25th June. The day was designed to show students what TAFE was like and to give them an idea of what TAFE courses would be available to them if they choose to participate in a course in the following year.
The hundred students were split up into groups of around ten. They travelled around the campus to the different courses available to them. At each course, students were given a ten minute talk and a small demonstration that outlined what students would learn. They also learnt the opportunities that would be available to them, and what the course requirements involved. The courses included child care, construction, brick laying, horticulture, maritime, commercial cookery, hospitality, tourism, hairdressing, business studies, automotive, beauty and aged care.
Overall it was a fantastic day for students. It gave them a clear understanding of what courses were available, what career paths students could follow and the wonderful opportunities that TAFE can create for students.
As the weather is cooling down and the school holidays are approaching, we thought you might like to try these delicious muffins that Mrs Holden’s Year 12 Hospitality class recently made.
Yogurt, Berry and White Chocolate Muffins
Preparation and cooking time: 40 minutes
Makes: 12 muffins
Nutritional count per muffin: 7.2g total fat (2.5g saturated fat); 807kJ (193 calories); 25.3g carbohydrate; 5.6g protein; 2.4g fibre
1 ½ cups (225g) wholemeal self-raising flour
½ cup (110g) caster (superfine) sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 eggs, beaten lightly
1 cup (280g) low-fat yogurt
1 cup (150g) frozen mixed berries
100g white eating chocolate, chopped coarsely
Turn on the oven to 180°C and let it heat up. Spray the holes of a 12-hole muffin pan with cooking oil.
Use a flour sifter to sift the flour and sugar into a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients (make sure the berries are still frozen), and stir with a wooden spoon about 10 times – not too many, as the batter should be lumpy.
Spoon the mixture into the pan holes. Put the pan in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes. Take the pan out of the oven and leave for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the muffins from the pan and put them on a wire rack, top-side up, to cool down. Best served warm.
Moruya High School Textiles Excursion
On Thursday the 6th March six Narooma High School students joined seventeen Moruya High School students to attend the Textiles Expo in Rosehill. With an early pickup of 5:30am from Moruya and a return to Batemans Bay at 9:30, it was a long and busy day.
Overall, it was a fun experience that everyone enjoyed. We all had an exciting time looking at the projects of 2013 HSC students and Moruya Highs own Hannah Berry and some students were able to get some great ideas to inspire their future projects.
Moruya High School textiles students travelled by bus to Sydney for the day on the 4th December 2013. Whilst in Sydney, the students went to two great fabric shops which contained a huge and diverse range of materials that the students were able to purchase for in-class projects. After this, the students, accompanied by Mrs Constable and Mrs Lindsay, visited the Jewish Museum where an inspiring fashion show was being held. The day was a lot of fun, and the students would like to give a huge thank you to Mrs Constable for organising the event.
Textiles Excursion to Sydney
Year 12, 11 and 10 Textiles students got off to a very sleepy morning on Friday 8th March. Thirty students from Moruya High and Narooma High Schools travelled by bus to Sydney along with Mrs Constable and Mrs Timms from Narooma High School.
When they arrived in Sydney they went to the Rose Hill Centre to see some of the best Yr 12 major Textiles works from last year, and gather inspiration for further projects. They then journeyed to Paddy’s Market, had lunch, and searched the shops.
After this, they went to the Remnant Warehouse in Alexandria, which held all their sewing needs. After stopping off at Spotlight, a bead shop and an old lace shop, they drove home. A big thank you must go to Mrs Constable and Mrs Timms for organising the excursion.
Girls in Trade
Workers from the Council coordinated Girls in Trade organisation, who have visited Moruya High School in the past, informing girls of the options they have to work in male-dominated trades, came to the school to film girls in a woodworking class.
Representatives of Girls in Trade have been visiting different schools and making a short video, which will include the filming from Moruya High School. This video will be able to be viewed on the Girls in Trade website: www.alinknsw.org.au/girls-in-trade/