Tin Can Bay School – Garden Club is back

Tin Can Bay State School - The Garden Club has been harvesting fresh vegetables this month!

The Garden Club has been harvesting fresh vegetables this month!

Fruit break and morning tea had a delicious crunchy ring to it as students at Tin Can Bay P-10 State School celebrated the return of Garden Club, with a large harvest of sugar snap peas and sweet corn! Next on the harvest list are butternut pumpkins, carrots and the first strawberries of the season.

With some Covid-19 restrictions easing, life at school is getting a little more normal. Education Queensland has announced the return of some sport in term three, with volleyball training included.

The Tin Can Bay Taipans are determined to be prepared! Students are focused on keeping their individual skills and fitness levels up so they are ready to go!

Wonderful wind ornaments

Our preppies have been learning about materials, looking at a variety of materials that objects are made from and how the properties of those materials suits its purpose.

Students then designed and selected materials to make these wonderful wind ornaments. The shininess and strength of cds were a favourite, as was the metal cutlery and bells! What fabulous creativity and a lasting memory to hang at home!

Digital Technology students, Ethan, Blake, Chloe and Jackson with the drones they made at the Tin Can Bay State School

Digital Technology students, Ethan, Blake, Chloe and Jackson with the drones they made at school

Drones in digital technology

During Semester One, Year 9 and 10 students in the Digital Technology elective subject had the opportunity to undertake an introduction to flying drones. After working through the CASA guidelines and regulations for recreational drone operators, the students took to the air, having an awesome time exploring and using the drones.

Students have used coding and free-flying apps to pilot the drones through a range of obstacle courses. They used camera, grabber and shooter attachments to complete a range of challenges and eventually tried flying using VR goggles.

Although their course was only short, many of the students showed a real aptitude for flying. When asked, the students said they definitely preferred the freedom of free-flight and the competition against their classmates. Coding and drones are quickly becoming an integral and very enjoyable part of the Digital Technology curriculum at Tin Can Bay School.