Caring for Chicks

Year 10 Biology students have been conducting an investigation to examine how birth order impacts the growth rates of newly born chickens. 

The investigation involves learning how to care for the chicks, all the way from egg incubation through to adolescence. This involves daily measurements of height and mass, visual recordings, photo and video cataloguing, data logging and more.

During the investigation, key scientific skills are developed such as critical thinking, statistical analysis and an understanding of, and appreciation for, animal ethics.

The girls formed some deep attachments and will be sad to see the chickens go home but have thoroughly enjoyed their time with the hatchlings.

Equipping Our Year 10 Students for the Future

Santa Maria College’s Future10 Program empowers Year 10 students with comprehensive guidance for academic and career planning. Through personalised course counselling, resources like the Learn Curriculum Handbook, and interactive events such as the Course Expo, students gain clarity and confidence in their subject choices. The program fosters a collaborative approach involving parents, teachers, and external representatives, ensuring students are well-prepared for their future pathways.

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the Winter Appeal and Outreach Mass at Santa Maria College.

Term 2 – Empowering Students and Community – Jennifer Oaten

As we conclude another remarkable term at Santa Maria College, we celebrate the myriad achievements and growth of our students. Term 2 was filled with empowering opportunities, from faith-based activities and learning innovations to social awareness projects and community engagements, embodying our Mercy values and commitment to excellence.

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