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Year Eleven Food Science Excursion to Kailis Bros.

The Year Eleven Food Science and Technology students recently visited the Kailis Bros. fish market in Leederville, to have a guided tour of the retail outlet and fish factory. The students found it interesting to learn about the many varieties of seafood farmed and caught off the coast of WA by the Kailis company and to hear about how sustainable the fishing industry in Australia is when managed correctly. The visit ended with a delicious seafood lunch sampling some of the fresh produce they had been learning about in class.

Mrs Alison Peterson | Head of Home Economics

Year Eleven Bentley Pines Training Restaurant Excursion

Miss Cooper’s Year Eleven Certificate II in Hospitality students enjoyed an excursion to Bentley Pines Training Restaurant at South Metropolitan TAFE in Week Two this term. This excursion was to help the students have a better understanding of how the hospitality industry works. They were able to sit down to a fine dining experience that was catered for by the trainee chefs. After lunch, the students were invited to a tour of the commercial kitchen to see where their food was prepared. Furthermore, the students toured through many of the kitchen classrooms, where the apprentices were busy making culinary delights. They had the opportunity to talk with the lecturer and ask the trainee chefs questions regard their profession.

Ms Kirilea Cooper | Home Economics Teacher


Buyback of Science Quest 7 and 8 textbooks

The Science department will be trialling a new initiative in 2019. A textbook for Science will not be book-listed for Years Seven and Eight. Instead, students will be taught using alternative resources with class sets of the textbook provided by the College.

To obtain class sets, the Science department intends to buy back second-hand copies of the Science Quest 7 and 8 textbooks. The second-hand purchase price will be $30 for copies that are in good condition.

The buyback process will run during Weeks Six and Seven of Term Four (Monday, 12 November to Friday, 23 November). Please encourage your child to bring their Science Quest 7 and 8 textbooks to the Science office. The process will operate on a first come first served basis, with the first 60 Science Quest 7 and 8 textbooks being bought. The $30 payment for the textbooks will be in the form of a $30 credit to your 2019 school fees.

If you have any queries regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me at the College at or on 9247 9250.

Mrs Amanda Huke | Head of Science