St Paul's College warmly welcomed family and friends to the induction of our 2020 College Captains, Sports Captain, School Representative Council President and Vice President and the Year 12 cohort. We wish them all the best in their roles next year.
Thank you to our Walla Walla community volunteers who have worked with our students sharing their extensive knowledge and experience. It is truly a wonderful partnership!
Students are learning the incredible skill of saving seed, monitoring plants, collecting seed, storage and treatment of seed. Students have learnt how to prepare the seed for each species ready for planting. Three indigenous plants have been monitored - which have proven to be tricky! Preparing the seed for planting with hot water or smoke has been a new experience for the students. Too much water / not enough water / not treating the seed correctly, has been a real trial!
Well done to all involved. We can't wait to see the fruit from your learning.
St Paul's Year 8 Agriculture students are busy undertaking two hands-on projects! The first being the building of new garden beds for their "Vegetable Garden" unit. Thank you to Peards Albury for supplying the concrete sleepers at a very discounted price and Baker Farms for donating and cutting the star pickets to assemble the beds. To complete this project students have worked collaboratively and used lots of problem solving skills. The area is looking fantastic and we are very proud of their efforts.
The second project is setting our chicken eggs in our newly purchased incubator in preparation of our "Poultry Production" unit.
Students are enjoying the frosty morning and sunny days preparing their areas to produce some incredible eggs and vegetables!
St. Paul' College Year 10 students and staff paid their respects to former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer in a guard of honor at Gerogery Railway Station, as his coffin was taken by heritage train from The Rock to Albury, where it was met by hundreds of mourners.
Representing the College at the funeral was Year 11 student Rory McNamara and Mr Matthew Noll our Business Manager, who said it was inspiring to hear our Prime Minister Scott Morrison and so many other speakers pay tribute to Mr Fischer.
St Paul's community welcomed our Federal Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley, to turn the sod on our new Learning & Teacher Hub.
In addition, Ms Ley conducted an informal discussion with leaders of our Student Representative Council (SRC) about the role of parliamentarians and the important issues in her current position. Throughout the conversation, Ms Ley asked the SRC what issues are important to them or are influencing their decision making. Students shared about their concern for farmer's mental health, the environment and issues around water allocations, plus the role social media places on youth.
As our local Minister and an ex-parent of the College, Ms Ley is passionate about St Paul's and is always willing to return and see the developments and meet with students and staff. We are fortunate to have this opportunity to meet with Ms Ley, it was a valuable experience to continue these important conversations that are shaping out future.
St Paul's College students during school holidays, 14 students, 3 ex-students and 4 staff participated in a two week cultural and spiritual experience through immersion and service in rural Cambodia.
This was both encouraging for the Cambodian communities visited, where one person thanked us bringing them hope by visiting, and for our students to see the amazing work God is doing through his people in development and empowerment at the local level.
Our College is committed to immersing our students to a wide world or cultural and learning experience - providing them a wonderful opportunity to serve other communities.