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Learning News Week 8

Find some useful study tips, links and new apps to help students prepare for exams as well as the exam timetable links in this week’s LEARNING article. We also look at the concept of ‘communication through art’ when students are offered an opportunity to combine Reconciliation week celebrations with creative activities.

Exam Block
We have now hit the business end of the term with lots of our students completing assignments and examinations. All students in Middle School have already received their assessment calendar. They have received a copy of the examination schedule, which indicates the timing and rooming for examinations. The examination schedule links are below, for students in Years 7 – 9.

We wish all students the best of luck in their endeavours. Remember to use our Study Skills site this exam block. This is a great online resource for parents and students to address all their study skills issues and concerns as well as learn new ways to improve students’ results at school. The handbook has a huge amount of information for both students and parents as well as lots of interactive activities, multimedia experiences and useful resources. To access the handbook, click the link above or go to www.studyskillshandbook.com.au and login as a subscriber with these details:
user name: ATC
password: 60achieve
Please note, the above user name and password is for the use of the parents and students AT OUR SCHOOL ONLY – please do not pass our school’s details onto students or parents from other schools or other individuals or organisations as this is a prosecutable breach of copyright and also will result in frequent password changes for our school. We encourage all parents and students to take advantage of this opportunity to further develop their students’ study skills abilities through this great online resource.

Homework study club is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon 3.15 – 4.30pm for middle school students only and is a free service. It is supervised by two teachers in the Westcourt iCentre Library. It is a quiet, supervised environment conducive to study. The Club recommences in week 2 Term 3 Tuesday 12 July. Any queries please contact Mrs Michelle Pearl, PA to the Dean of Learning pearlm@atc.qld.edu.au.

Miss Kath Little, Dean of Learning
littlek@atc.qld.edu.au

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Reconciliation Week
As part of Reconciliation Week, students from years 4 and 7 were introduced to a collection of Australian Aboriginal artworks. We discussed the significant role that art plays in Aboriginal culture by way of communicating and telling stories through a system of complex symbols. As a class we identified how and where lines can occur within the natural environment. With a strong emphasis on line and pattern students were encouraged to decorate a small painted panel with lines that are commonly found in the natural environment. Each painted panel will contribute to a larger artwork that will demonstrate our commitment as a community to create positive change.

Mrs Monica Willoughby, Art Teacher
willoughbym@atc.qld.edu.au

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