Hands-on Projects by the Year 10 Pathways Numeracy Class
The Year 10 VCAL students have been busy with a number of terrific projects beautifying the College grounds.
These projects have the main purpose of providing students with engaging hands-on projects that require the application of maths skills and the development of their numeracy skills.
The learning outcomes are many:
Numerical Skills and Processes; Planning and Organising; Measurement, Representation and Design
Raised Vegetable Garden Beds
Our Year 10 VCAL students have been using their estimation and measuring and skills to install weed mat and a thick layer of mulch around the raised vegetable garden beds outside the Senior School Centre
Memorial ANZAC Garden
Our Year 10 VCAL class have prepared scale drawings and planned a project which will become a Memorial ANZAC Garden at the school. We contacted and had a visit from the President of the Pakenham RSL, Mr Gary Elliott. We learned about the role of the RSL in our community and will work with Mr Elliott to prepare and install a plaque on a central granite stone in our garden. We have cleared and cut back vegetation, begun landscaping an upper and lower terrace and are awaiting a delivery of rocks that we will use to form the garden.
Clearing the site
Site cleared at the end of Term 1
This is were we got at the end of term 1, then Covid -19 locked us out of school into remote learning.
Term 4, week 4 we finally had our Year 10’s back at school and we resumed our work on this project….
Tylah and Raana working on cementing in the first course of rock in the retaining rock wall
Holcim Quarries donated over $2,500 of rock products for our landscaping materials. Thank you!
Indigenous ‘Walking on Country’ project.
Another College beautification project is the Indigenous ‘Walking on Country’ project which will be a tribute to our Indigenous Autralians – past, present and future. We are currently in the process of removing some overgrown daisy bushes and will begin preparing the site and planning the installation of local rock and stepping stones with the inclusion of artwork and local Indigenous plant species. We are working with Mr Max Godber from the Pakenham Living and Learning Centre and Sustain on these projects.