Dear Parents / Carers,
From TODAY the College is open for any day or boarding students who can attend the College as a day student ONLY. Boarding is still closed until further notice.
Students who attend the College will have an adjusted timetable and will be supported by a combination of teachers and Education Assistants. Students will also be completing some work online but will also have their normal Workplace Learning (Farm) day and their allocated options. Parents need to be mindful that with some aspects of our Workplace Learning on the College farm it may not be possible to maintain the recommended social distancing on all occasions.
For those children learning from home, this will be delivered through online (including WebEx) or hard copy packages provided to you by the College ;
Year 11 and 12 students are strongly encouraged to attend school to continue their critical study program;
Parents are asked to drop their child/children in front of the College Administration, please do not drive further into the College grounds.
Students will require their Work uniform when involved in optional subjects:
Year 10 – Tuesday
Year 11 – Wednesday
Year 12 – Friday
Students will also require their work uniform for their Workplace Learning (Farm) day:
Year 12 ATAR – Monday
Year 12 Ag Studies / Trades – Tuesday
Year 10 – Wednesday
Year 11 Ag Studies (11A and 11B) – Thursday
Year 11 ATAR – Friday
The day student bus service from Albany will be operating as normal for day students. Residential students who live in Albany may catch this bus if they have registered with School Bus Services. This is completed online at https://www.schoolbuses.wa.gov.au Please note that to be accepted on the bus your child MUST initially be registered with School bus Services.
Once a student has registered they will be accepted on the bus subject to seating availability. This bus service departs from Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre at 6.50am or South Coast Highway opposite Bottlebrush Drive at 7.00am. The bus contractor for this service is Busy Blue Bus (Susan McCabe) who can also be contacted on 0488 175 432.
An updated Term 2 WebEx Timetable and summary of College arrangements for early Term 2 has been placed in the Document Centre.
Please feel free to contact me at the College on 98480200 or out of hours on Mobile 0438391280 if I can assist you in any way.
A long awaited new pasteuriser for the College Dairy is now fully operational. Year 10 students are getting a taste of working in an automated robotic dairy and the new pasteuriser is another piece of equipment managed by staff and students on-site. Offering practical experience to their set of competencies.
Milk is piped in one end of the pasteuriser, which then flows between a set of heating pipes or plates, heating the milk to a specific temperature to kill harmful bacteria – it is then cooled to complete the pasteurisation process. Pasteurisation was developed by Louis Pasteur in 1864 to kill organisms responsible for diseases such as listeriosis, typhoid fever, tuberculosis, diphtheria and brucellosis.
Students will be processing between 300-400 litres of milk per week, some of which will be used for general consumption and the College kitchen. The remainder of the College milk is sold to Harvey Fresh. This adds to the ethos of the College to be as self sufficient as possible, growing vegetables and producing meat and eggs for the College kitchen.