Sandy 7-10 Book Club held its first meeting for 2015 last week. Students meet every week to discuss books, compete in Sandy Readers’ Cup and participate in fun activities based around YA fiction. Students were lucky enough to meet Jack, an original member of book club run by Mrs Holmquest. Jack completed Year 12 at Sandringham College last year and will continue his studies at Deakin University, he was an avid reader during his time at the college.
During the first meeting students discussed World War I fiction, new books are being released regularly to coincide with the 100 year commemoration of the landing at Gallipoli. Popular titles amoung students are
The year it all ended by Kirsty Murray
When the guns fall silent by James Riordan
The trenches by Jim Eldridge
2015 book club members are in the process of deciding which two books to read for the Sandy Readers’ Cup. Students have so far recommended
The young elites by Marie Lu
Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi
Michael Vey the prisoner of cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
The International Language Centre students have been busy this week planning and preparing an International buffet for themselves and staff. The students first presented a PowerPoint presentation where they introduced the foods and eating habits of their country of origin to the class. Their English skills were developed further by the translation of home recipes and the writing of food orders for the forthcoming practical session. The students each had 90 minutes to cook their dish for the banquet and as can be seen from the photos they produced a range of interesting and delicous products for everyone to sample. Most importantly, the students really had a fantastic time. They were proud of their achievements and I was proud of them.
Sandringham College Unit 4 Food & Technology students have been busy cooking and presenting a wide range of products for their Design Folio. The students have had fun producing products of a very high quality. Check out the photos.
Sandringham VET Hospitality students are able to cater in their very own Sandy’s Training Restaurant situated at the Senior Campus. The VET Hospitality class is made up of Year 10, 11 and 12 students. Throughout the year they have gained experience by working in a commercial kitchen at Holmesglen TAFE, through Industry experience and by catering for a range of functions. Their most recent function was to cater a two course meal for sixty Senior staff within one hour. The student’s worked efficiently and presented themselves in a highly professional manner. The teacher’s were very complimentary of the standard of food served. We look forward to preparing and serving lunch at our Training Restaurant over the next couple of months.
Food & Technology Unit 3 / 4 students produce food items to suit themes and /or specifiactions of individual Design Briefs. See if you can identify the following themes for the photographed food items; A Circus Theme, French Desserts, A Children’s Birthday Party, A Spanish Menu, An Asian Dinner Party, Cooking with Eggs, A Sesame Street Birthday Party, A Rustic Lunch, To suit a Japanese Menu, A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
Unit 3 / 4 students must complete a folio for assessment. They write their own Design Brief which means that they choose the theme and type of food product they will cook to meet the Design Brief theme and criteria. The students have just completed cooking all of their food items. The types of food cooked are varied and all use complex cooking techniques. As can be seen from the photo slideshow, the food is of a high standard.