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Providing sanctuary

A sometimes forgotten consequence of clearing land for housing, industry or agriculture is the loss of habitat for native birds and animals. Mike’s classes in the workshops this year have been involved in projects that tied in perfectly with North Lake’s focus on sustainability. Using eco-friendly timbers the Year 11 General Workshop class made large…

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Books wide open

The theme for Book Week 2022 is Dreaming with eyes open. Antoinette kicked things off with an origami workshop in the library with the focus on making origami birds to decorate the Book Week display. Suhaila used a very old book as her guide – the book was published in 1956 and so is much…

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Disrupting, building and reinventing

Tomorrow Man and Tomorrow Woman workshops ask some big questions like:  What does it mean to be a bloke today? And what do we want it to look like tomorrow? And provide some big challenges like:  Through unpacking the history, expectations and facts of modern day womanhood we support women to reinvent an unapologetic version…

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Working in the real virtual world

What would you do if the gaming motherboard in your virtual reality computer gets fried? Google it? Go outside? Climb under the desk? Call for a translator? All perfectly reasonable responses – however for Craig’s combined year 11 & 12 Applied Information Technology class it became a learning opportunity. NLSC News came across Ganga Singh,…

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OLNA on the way

  The Round 2 Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) window commences 29 August and ends 14 September. Please check with your teacher of English to see if you are required to sit any of the OLNA tests. Your teacher of English will provide you with a testing roster that tells you when you are…

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Switched on to sustainability

The pillars of sustainability – social, economic and environmental – were on show at North Lake’s Sustainability Marketplace on 27 July. With recycled, homemade, homegrown, class-made, yummy, useful and ingenious items on sale and display the market was a great springboard for discussion and information.  Some staff and students also ventured out to continue the…

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Sell what you sew

The Year 12 Career & Enterprise students have been designing, making and packaging reusable makeup remover wipes. They designed the shapes, made templates then cut and pinned the fabric before sewing and finishing the item.  They had a stall at the Sustainability Market on Wednesday 27.

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Transition to uni – view from the inside

When school finally ends we head off to jobs, university, TAFE, other training or a combination of those adventures. But what is it like? Recently a Mentor class comprising Year 11 and 12 students held a discussion with Belle, Michael and Nick, who were Year 12s at North Lake in 2021, about the transition to…

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