Friday, 20 May 2016
Thursday, 19 May 2016
by Mr Mike Newton
On Monday 9 May, Year 8 students travelled to the Waterslea Conference Centre on the South Coast for their annual camp. The trip was a huge success, meeting and exceeding all our goals and expectations. Students took part in a variety of fun, challenging and team building activities including archery, billy carting, abseiling, raft building and water sliding. During our trip we split the cohort into male and female groups and sent them out on an overnight hike and campout. We talk a lot about resilience in educational circles, but we really can’t build it without going through some sort of a struggle, and I think pretty much everyone struggled with some aspect of the hike. Whether it was carrying a heavy pack through 5kms of bushland, setting up and packing down a tent, cooking our own dinner on a trangia, wading through a murky river or sleeping on a wafer thin mattress, we all faced and overcame challenges. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and a great chance to build community amongst our cohort, and learn more about ourselves and our great God. Special thanks to the teachers who gave up time away from family to attend the camp. Mrs Childers, Mrs Grant, Mrs Goodwin, Mrs Mann, Mr Sing and Mr McGovern.
by Mr Glenn Snowball
A group of Inaburra Media students were recently able to serve the wider Baptist Church community by using their developing skills in the operation of live cameras and vision. Inaburra has partnered with “Revive” Conference for the past 5 years now, which has allowed students a more intense and ‘real world’ environment to practise their live vision skills along side a professional audio-visual team.
The students professionalism and commitment to making this event run so smoothly was greatly appreciated by all.
Yr 12 Legal Studies visited the High Court and Old Parliament House in Canberra.
by Mr Greg Crawshaw
The day started at 7:00am with a 3 hour bus trip to the High Court in Canberra. A brief introductory tour of the highest court in the land was followed by observing a case about the validity of the cut-off date for voter enrolment in the upcoming election. The students got to experience a sitting of the full bench, all 7 justices, and the interplay of debate over constitutional law. The case was made relevant by the fact that the outcome may see one of the students missing out on voting in this election. In the debrief session the students were able to clearly articulate the cases presented and even predicted the outcome!
After lunch it was off to the Museum of Democracy in the Old Parliament House. The self-guided tour began with a viewing of the ‘Memories of the Struggle’ exhibition about the anti-apartheid movement in Australia and their fight against the highly discriminatory practices of the South African Government. As the group moved through the building they discussed the various processes in the development and creation of laws in Australia and the influences on the legal and non-legal responses to the evolving nature of Australia’s legal system. The conversation on the return bus trip showed the value of engaging in the process first hand.