Mila VanItallie presenting her proposed changes to upgrade facilities in Biloela.
Mila VanItallie presenting her proposed changes to upgrade facilities in Biloela. Contributed

REDEEMER COLLEGE NEWS: Exhibition night, sports and EKKA

REDEEMER LUTHERAN COLLEGE:

Our first whole-of-college exhibition night has come and gone.

The air of excitement, and admittedly some "tension” as presentations were practised and finalised, has been replaced with an accomplished and satisfied tiredness today.

It seems a bit mean to say that I enjoyed watching both the students' pleasure, and discomfort, as they shared their learning from the various inquiry tasks throughout the college, but I want the students to both enjoy learning and also be challenged.

It is only by challenging students and taking them out of their comfort zone that they truly progress and become genuine learners.

Keira Lowe led us through the processes in Visual Media Arts.
Keira Lowe led us through the processes in Visual Media Arts. Contributed

Using inquiry and project-based learning tasks is an ideal method for catering for students' differing interests, academic levels, integrating and connecting subject areas providing depth in learning, as well as developing the students' collaborative, innovative, problem-solving, technological and communication skills.

In a project-based learning task, the greatest learning takes place throughout the process, however the exhibition process, sharing with familiar and unfamiliar people is essential for the communication element.

Mrs Jenni Krenkse, Principal

EXCITING TRIP: Abby Buhlmann with the other scholarship recipients at the Brisbane Ekka.
EXCITING TRIP: Abby Buhlmann with the other scholarship recipients at the Brisbane Ekka. Contributed

THIS term I was lucky enough to be nominated and chosen to participate in the Richard Porter Youth Sponsorship program.

Myself and five other students across Australia and Tasmania made our way to Brisbane the week of the royal show, all eagerly awaiting the time to come.

Once all arrived, we were put to work straight away.

As the program was part of the poultry section, our first job was to sort and classify groups of eggs into their classes.

Soon enough, day turned to night and it was time to head home.

The next day consisted of judging.

I was lucky enough to steward alongside a bantam soft feather judge, who was eager to talk with me and show me some tips and tricks about fowls.

Judging took up a large proportion of the day, so there wasn't much time to spare, with the exception of a couple of rides.

The last day involved the novice judging.

Novice judging works a lot like junior judging in cattle work.

You are given a class of fowls and you have to judge the birds.

After you have decided on your placings, you have to also give the reasoning for your decisions.

The rest of the day was given to us kids to explore the show and experience the entire Ekka, including the night show and the spectacular fireworks.

I would like to thank Jane Cockerton, Kevin Smith and Ben and Cathy Newton along with all the other young fanciers for the great time, as it was a pleasure to meet you all and I couldn't have asked for a better group to share this event with.

HAVING A BALL: Students get set for the Red Ball Challenge.
HAVING A BALL: Students get set for the Red Ball Challenge. Contributed

Congratulations to our students who participated in the Brisbane International Schools Red Ball Challenge at the Biloela Tennis Courts earlier this month.

Our team members were an absolute credit to the school at the September 7 event. Each and every one of them gave their best effort and they were always polite and respectful.

Sam Hicks (centre) collects his sportsmanship award.
Sam Hicks (centre) collects his sportsmanship award. Contributed

Their sportsmanship was phenomenal and congratulations to Sam Hicks for being only one in three awarded a sportsmanship award.

Sam was consistently congratulating others, communicating with his teammates and encouraging everyone.

A very big thank you to our team managers Patrice Dahlitz and Stacey Barron for supervising and umpiring the team.

It's that time of the year with end-of-season break-ups.

Alex Wieden with his award.
Alex Wieden with his award. Contributed

The Biloela Junior Rugby League presentation night was held on September 7 and Alex Wieden was awarded Junior Club Person of the Year.

He played more games than any other player in the club and conducted himself really well at training and games each week.

This is a young man we can be super proud of. Well done.

Three Redeemer teams participated in the Callide Dawson Woolworths Master Blaster School Cricket at Magavalis Sports Complex on September 7.

The Redeemer girls team combined well to finish overall winners in their division.

They will now participate in the regional titles to be played in Rockhampton next month.

The Redeemer A boys team finished level with St Joseph's on four wins but had to settle for second after a countback.

The Redeemer B mixed team also impressed, finishing the day with one win.

Thank you to parent volunteers Mr Wass and Mrs Burnett.


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