HSP – A New Generation

By this stage, everyone has got to know each other and have already developed lasting friendships. They have even got to know some of the past HSPers as they have come in to visit, an they have certainly learned a lot about life in high school from them! Join us as we take a look at what has been going on lately in the HSP classroom and beyond …

LEARNING THROUGH GAMES … IS AWESOME!

We have had our fair share of class games and activities all aimed at teaching and practising a different skills and knowledge areas. Take a look at a few of the fun times we’ve had warming up to a lesson, engrossed in a game!

A BIG welcome to Sohee (pictured above) who joined us from South Korea last week. She has settled in very quickly and is a valuable part of our HSP family!

AN INTERVIEW WITH PAST HIGH SCHOOLERS

In this last week, we were very lucky to have a surprise visit from 3 of HSP’s past students who are currently enjoying their school holidays. Naturally, we brought them into the classroom and interrogated them (in a nice way) about their experiences in their Australian high schools. This interview lasted for quite a while as our current students were so eager to clean as much information from them as they could! A successful lesson which helped to open our students minds to their future in high school. A BIG thank you to Ed, Pris and Alice for taking the time to come in and talk to the new generation of students!

A Visit From Students Past

SCIENCE: PAPER CHALLENGES

As part of our science unit, we got the chance to design, hypothesise and create several paper challenges where small groups were given a piece of paper and asked to complete a challenge. These challenges were to support the weight of a heavy dictionary, and to make a bridge between a gap in the tables that will support the weight of a bunch of coins. Well, we definitely have a bunch of ‘out of the box’ thinkers in the class! Here are the results …

All teams did very well … although, I think they may have moved their desks closer together when I wasn’t looking!

Now for the 2nd challenge – to hold up a heavy dictionary with a single sheet of paper …

FUN IN THE SUN

With a new group of students comes a new lot of sporting activities for Friday afternoons! There’s nothing like letting off a bit of steam on a Friday, and the students have been having a great time.

A great game of soccer. Wow, what a game it was … those boys are quick! Meanwhile, the girls decided to chill out a bit with a game of handball and other (not so rough) games.

We have a lot lined up for the next several weeks, I can’t wait to share it with you all. Stay tuned for our next update from HSP, Sunshine Coast!

Until next time …

Owen (Teacher of H.S.P.)

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