Christmas Scratch coding challenge

That time of the year is almost here. We have explored a range of STEM based challenges over the year and you have all shown that you have what it takes to be a scientist, engineer, mathematician and that you are tech savvy!

Here is my final challenge for you for 2017 – Create an animation or game in scratch based on a Christmas theme. If you need some brushing up on Scratch – follow this link to a tutorial on how to make things fly and interact. You have one session to complete the challenge. Good luck!

Click on this image to take you to the Scratch Tutorial

S.T.E.a.M. Survey – How do you feel about STEM learning?

Congratulations to all POD 3 students on your efforts this term in the STEaM room. We have worked hard to develop our scientific and engineering understandings around electricity and the design process.

The day at Earth Ed was a highlight for me and it was great to see you all embrace the opportunity of learning in a different setting.

To finish off the term I would like to get some feedback on how you are feeling about STEM learning. Can you please complete this quick 10 question survey. Thank you

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Making ‘Cantankerous’, our Begonia Festival fish.

Fold one corner of your A4 so that two edges of the paper align perfeectly.

Cut the excess paper off so you are left with a square piece of paper.

Fold in two opposite corners so that the edges of the paper line up with the centre crease.

Unfold these folds to see the square, then fold in half along the center fold (making a triangle).

Cut along the crease (only as far as to creat the backbone.

Stick the two uncut parts of your fish together (to creat the stomach).

Press down to flatten the head and cut off the pointy nose to make a rounded lip.


You need to add a tail and fins using your second colour (both you can cut to your desired shape).

Lastly, add your eyes, any size and shape you like.

Canberra task

To make sure everyone is ready for our upcoming camp to Canberra (it’s only 12 days away!!!), you are required to complete a task which will demonstrate your knowledge of Canberra and an understanding of some of the places we will visit.

In pairs, you will create a poster about Canberra. Some things you might like to put on your poster include;

A Map, Parliament House, Questacon, The War Memorial, The Royal Australian Mint, The Burley Griffen, The Australian Institute of Sport, The National Museum of Australi, the National Gallery of Australia and any other significant landmarks or attractions that interest you.

Make sure your poster is eye catching and informative! (DO NOT COPY AND PASTE)




Pod 3 Elective Outings

Tuesday morning- Pod 3 were fortunate to go out on some mini-excursions.

The kitchen group visited the Lake View and spoke to head barista Cory.

The Art group went and viewed ‘The Archibalds’ exhibition at the Ballarat Art Gallery.

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The Sport group visited CB Fitness and spoke with Kay a professional boxer.



Please comment below about your experiences..

Things to consider/include in your recount…

-A summary of the experience (who, where, when & why?)

-Something interesting you learnt

-Any questions you still have

-After meeting a professional in that field- is this a pathway you would be interested in following? Or a similar occupation?