2020 Year 9 Geography Students Design Sustainable Farms
31 Jul 2020
Year 9 Geography students in 9GEO1 and 9GEO7 with Ms Carah and Ms Nicholson have been learning about ‘sustainable biomes’ and were given the task to develop a sustainable farm on the rural urban fringe in Sydney’s west. Jasmine Ong, Year 9 has written about this task.
During Term 2 students in Year 9 Geography were learning about ‘sustainable biomes’ and as part of this unit we were required to explore food security and ways in which we could improve it.
To finish the unit we were given the task to develop a sustainable farm which could be set up on the rural urban fringe in Sydney’s west. Working in groups we created a farm that was sustainable and had a brand image of ‘locally grown sustainable produce’. Each group was required to select a crop to grow and to come up with a name for the farm which reflected this crop. Some of the names included ‘Broccoli Boom Farm and Co’, ‘Chick-Bee Farms’, ‘Strawberry Sunrise’ and ‘Robusta Rise’.
Groups then constructed a diagram of their farm which included the crops grown and the equipment and infrastructure required to build the farm. Groups created slideshows or intricate 3D models to present their ideas and showcased their designs to the whole class whilst explaining the diagrams and proposals.
Overall, this unit has been enjoyable and we have acquired a great amount of knowledge over the term.
25 Jan 2023
More than 600 leaders from Catholic schools across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains gathered in Parramatta today to prepare for the school year. At the beginning of 2023, these schools became part of Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD).
20 Dec 2022
Catherine McAuley Westmead wishes all our students, families and staff a very Merry Christmas and enjoyable break. 🎅🎄🎅 Staff return on Friday, 27th January 2023 Years 7 and 11 return on Tuesday, 31st January 2023 Years 8, 9, 10 and 12 return on Wednesday, 1st February 2023
20 Dec 2022
Olivia Payne might still be at school but this clever Year 10 student and young entrepreneur has been recognised for her ingenious business idea ‘Rolls Upon Rolls’, reaching the semi-finals at the recent National Future Anything competition.
18 Dec 2022
AROUND THE CLASSROOMS ➡ Years 7 and 8 students in Technology Mandatory and Year 9 students in Industrial Technology Engineering with Mrs Mani were using the Fusion 360 programme this year to create key tags. The students were able to use the 3D printers to print off their key tags. Great work! 😀
18 Dec 2022
AROUND THE CLASSROOMS ➡ Year 9 Japanese students of Mrs Reynolds participated in a fun in-class activity during the last week of school. The students looked at Japanese eating etiquette and learnt how to use chopsticks correctly. 🥢🥢🥢
17 Dec 2022
Catherine McAuley has had seven students placed in the Top 10 of the State for their subject; had 77% of courses studied above the State average; and has had one student awarded a NSW Premier’s Award for All-Round Excellence.
16 Dec 2022
JRS were very happy to receive the donated items from McAuley families which were dropped off by Mrs Nicolson yesterday afternoon. Thank you again to all families for their kind donations! ❤️
16 Dec 2022
Lovely to have many of the Year 12 students from the Class of 2022 return this morning for a morning tea with staff to celebrate their HSC results. Congratulations to all students! 🥰🥰
15 Dec 2022
AROUND THE CLASSROOMS ➡ Year 7 Technology Mandatory students of Mrs Hartman created tote bags this term. The students created bags based on the theme ‘Living Things’. Good work Year 7!