The Middle School Meander will be held at Fraser Coast Anglican College on Thursday afternoon, 31st October 2013 from 3.30pm.
“The Meander provides students with an opportunity to organise and manage an event, and to perform and to display some of the products of their learning” said Ms Elizabeth Baff, Head of Middle School. “Of particular interest, are the Year 9 Personal Challenges which will be on display in the Coolibah Conference Room (Library).”
The Personal Challenge Program is one of the unique initiatives Fraser Coast Anglican College has developed over the years as part of its student development program and has been particularly targeted for Year 9 students. Students are asked to develop and work on a long-term project providing them an opportunity to hone skills in an area that they may otherwise not develop.
Early in the year, students discuss with their teachers a project they wish to develop. It takes almost a full year from the initial concept and planning stage to the final showing of their creation.
FCAC Principal Mrs Leisa Harper said she is amazed at not just the variety of the work accomplished but also the quality.
“The ingenuity of the students and for many of them the passion that they put into their projects is something for them to be very proud of,” Mrs Harper said. “This year we have seen recipe books written, fundraising events coordinated, and the construction of various items.”
“I’m excited to be welcoming Mayor Gerard O’Connell who will be attending and officially opening the event at 5.30pm.”
The relaxed format of the afternoon allows visitors to meander through the Middle School Classrooms from 3.30pm until 5.30pm, with a sausage sizzle, soft drinks, tea and coffee available in the piazza from 5.30pm, whilst the Coolibah Library will be open until 7.30pm.
“We welcome everyone for all, or part, of this afternoon and hope you are able to attend to meet and chat informally with some of the students, staff and parents of our Middle School” FCAC Principal Mrs Leisa Harper said. “This is a wonderful opportunity for those who will be new to the College, or are interested in enrolling in 2014 to have any questions answered.”