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Luzie Gillard selected to attend the National Youth Science Forum

Written by Michaela Brighella. Posted in Newsletter, Timeline

Luzie Gillard (Year 11) has been congratulated on her selection to attend the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) early in 2021.

The NYSF program is a 10-day residential program designed to give Year 12 students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage continued studies in these fields.  

At the NYSF Year 12 program in January each year, participants will visit science and technology-related laboratories and facilities, complete onsite tours, listen to lectures, take part in workshops and social events, and participate in group activities that improve communication and presentation skills.

Well done Luzie on this exceptional achievement.

Nandhini Ramanathan wins Nagle Prize 2020

Written by Michaela Brighella. Posted in News, Newsletter

We wish to congratulate Nandhini Ramanathan (Year 9), who won the secondary category Nagle Prize 2020 of the Nagle Education Alliance of Australia (NEAA) competition. 

Nandhini’s design will be used to create a pull-up banner that will be used for NEAA events in the future. Congratulations Nandhini, what a beautiful piece of artwork! 


Prefect fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Tasmania

Written by Michaela Brighella. Posted in Newsletter

Thank you to everyone for your support of the 2020 Prefect Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Tasmania. The event was a huge success with the auction beginning online and continuing on the night of Friday 18 September to raise an amazing total of $3,234! 

The splash of red made for a fun event for staff who battled it out with the silent auction! Thank you to the wonderful sponsors who provided fantastic auction items: Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Willie Smiths, The Running Edge, L’occitane,  SupaWorld Adventure Centre, Village Cinemas, T2 Tea Australia, Savoy Baths and Day Spa, Sheepskin and Opal World, Cooper Automotive, art by Naomi Rose, A&A Mitchelmore, Dymocks Bookshop, Cage Keyrings, Shambles Brewery, Glow on Collins, and Routleys.

A special thank you to Angela Mitchelmore, VET Hospitality students and the Year 12 Prefects for their hard work and the running of a fantastic event!

Student Spotlight Profiles 2020

Written by Michaela Brighella. Posted in Newsletter

This year we have discovered lots of interesting facts about some of our students’ learning passions across a wide range of subjects, including English, maths, science, art and design, Italian and Chinese. 

Have a read of the insightful and inspiring student showcase profiles here!

Performing Arts student profile with Cecilia Hutchinson

Science student profile with Amelie Cox

Italian language student profile with Miranda Guy

Science student profile with Caitlin Marr

Art and Design student profile with Nandhini Ramanathan

Chinese language student profile with Molly Topham

Science student profile with Emily Walter

EAL student profile with Ornina Saliba

We look forward to sharing more student spotlight profiles with you soon. Each one firstly features in The Fountain newsletter.

Year 9 History class visit TMAG

Written by Michaela Brighella. Posted in Newsletter

We would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community as the traditional and continuing custodians of this land. We would also like to pay our respect to Elders past and present. 

As a part of our studying of colonisation and the impact this had on the Aboriginal community, Year 9 undertook an excursion to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery right here in Hobart. This excursion focused on how we could view many sources and artifacts directly from the time to allow us to have a better understanding of the land we live on today, whilst taking into account both perspectives to create a bigger picture on the overall impacts and ideologies of both groups.

In the museum, two main exhibitions were explored, Dispossessions and Possessions and Parrawa, Parrawa! Go Away. Dispossessions and Possessions are full of colonial work dating back to the early 1800s. This exhibit included renowned early colonial artists like Benjamin Duterreau, who was known for his portraits of leaders and members in the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community alongside George Augustus Robinson. As well as, John Glover who is more well known for his landscape works which arguably, are seen as less accurate depictions of the Tasmanian landscapes.

Parrawa, Parrawa! Go Away tells the story of both the Aboriginal people and colonists after the invasion with a major focus on the Black War. It features all sorts of different texts and sources, including films and audio clips containing quotations, and also objects from the time, like weapons and machinery. One of the most confronting sources from this exhibition is Governor Arthur’s Proclamation to the Aboriginals, the primary source itself was an idea to create peace and end the Black War. However, future events after the publishing of this source convey that it was used to stop the Aboriginal people from disrupting the production and development of the colony while other ideas were being discussed on how to eradicate them and take them from their homelands. This exposes a huge layer of understanding around the perspective of the colonists and how they viewed the Aboriginal Community.

It was a lucky experience, during this year of 2020, to be able to leave the classroom and go out on an excursion to allow us all to learn more creatively. This excursion enabled the entire cohort to learn about these significant issues relating to the impacts of colonisation and the history of Tasmania, the land we all live on today.

Hannah Korn
Year 9

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