Parent Bulletin 4
5 March 2021
Burnet & Napier Orientation Camp
The 2021 Burnet expedition to Camp Wilkin at Anglesea set off this year on the 24th of February with our friends from Napier.
The Year 7 students were divided into six marine-themed activity groups and took part in canoeing, high ropes, rock climbing, surfing and mountain biking, accompanied by our Year 10 leaders and a selection of the college’s most fearless, adrenaline-craving teachers.
The activities were ‘challenge by choice’ and it was inspiring to witness many students stepping outside of their comfort zone and conquering some personal fears by trying their hand at new experiences. Many got to hang ten for the first time with the Go Ride A Wave surf school in some fantastic conditions, navigate the Anglesea River by boat and bike or conquer their fear of heights.
The Burnet team would like to thank all Year 7 students who attended for the manner in which they conducted themselves during our stay in Anglesea, the Year 10 leaders who did a fantastic job assisting students and staff, and the staff below who assisted in making the Orientation Camp a success.
Ms Lim & Mr Downie (Napier team), Ms Scott, Mr Daniher, Mr Hirons, Ms Bradley, Ms Kersten, Mr Landy, Mr Nelson, Mr Hill, Ms Rigden, Ms Wood & Ms Higgins.
Matt Roberts and Teagan Fraser
Burnet Junior Team
Year 9 Science
Students in Year 9 are currently studying body systems in science and investigating the link between the nervous system and our actions and reactions.
To help to understand the structure and function of the brain, students have been engaging in dissections in recent weeks.
Not only does this allow a close up investigation of the brain itself, but also encourages cooperation, safe use of dissecting tools, and for students to push the boundaries of their comfort zone.
Art Club kicks off next week in B4 and will run each Wednesday at lunchtime.
All Year 7 to 9 students are welcome. Hope to see you there!
The Arts Team