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Secondary School Tasting a Treat for Year 4sPosted in College Community on Friday, 10 May, 2019

The annual Year 4 Taster Day was held yesterday at Mandurah Catholic College, to the delight of the Year 4 students from the Primary School, along with feeder schools of St Damien’s Catholic Primary School, Assumption Catholic Primary School, St Joseph’s School, Pinjarra and St Joseph’s School, Waroona. The Taster Day invited 203 students to experience Mandurah Catholic College Secondary School and see the vast range of what is on offer.

The students enjoyed ‘tasting’ a variety of options subjects like Media, Science, Dance, Drama, Food Technology, Design, Visual Arts, Outdoor Education and Learning Technology, where the students learning about coding. The students went absolutely mad for Media, where some took part in a “dance party” while others used the industry-quality equipment, including cameras, microphones, live-action monitors and lighting, to capture the party on film. Students also learnt about creating special effects, like the ones seen in big Hollywood blockbusters, and movie props and makeup, getting to play with fake blood and create realistic-looking wounds.

Food Technology was also a popular option, where students decorated biscuits for their mums for Mother’s Day, and decorated a beautiful box to present them in.

The Technology & Enterprise Learning Area was a popular (and noisy) place to be, with Co2 dragster racing enthralling the young students, while a visit to Dance had the students learning a brief choreographed routine. Lab coats and safety glasses were donned in the Science learning area so participants could conduct an experiment with bases and acids, with interesting results.

All around the College, Year 4 students were getting a glimpse into their futures here at MCC, and based on their responses, can’t wait to get to high school!

Taster Day organiser, Registrar Mrs Michelle Thorn said, “Parents were invited for a tour of the College while their children tried out the various subjects on offer. ‘Parents seemed very happy with what they saw, with one student insisting he start Secondary School now! One parent, who was a former student, commented that the College was amazing with such fantastic facilities. The students’ smiling faces said it all.”

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