From Year 7

Anzac Day Assembly

Year 7 Students joined their peers in the Hall for a formal school assembly to reflect on and develop their understanding of Anzac day. This was a wonderful time to come together as a school community. The assembly had a focus on the role Indigenous Australians played in in World War 2. We were able to learn about the plight of the soldiers and the many challenges that they faced.

The Big Science Competition

The Big Science Competition has been arranged for a College group involving Year 7 Science students. The Big Science Competition is a 50-minute, multiple-choice competition testing science knowledge, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Questions are set in real-life, contemporary contexts, making them relatable.

The competition challenges students from Years 7 to 10 to track their performance against state or national averages. This report is only available to schools. Competition questions are aligned with the Australian Curriculum – Science.

Students receive a certificate indicating their performance. Sitting the Big Science Competition could lead to selection in science extension programs including the Australian Science Olympiads and Curious Minds.

Big Sister/Little Sister Picnic

On Tuesday the 3rd of May the Year 7 students and the Year 10 students participated in the Big Sister/Little Sister Picnic.

The Mentor & Big Sister Program at St Aloysius College contributes to the creation of a safe, friendly and caring environment for Year 7 students transitioning to secondary education. The Mentor & Big Sister Program is designed to provide support and build relationships between Year 7 & 10 students (Big Sisters) and Year 7 & 8 students (mentors). By applying the student-help-student principle, it empowers students to grow in confidence and responsibility.

The Year 10 Big Sisters and Year 8 Mentors are responsible for helping to integrate the Year 7 students into the student body and act as a guide to foster an understanding of school procedures.