Year 7s Head to the Zoo

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Year 7 Science classes have been learning about the habitats of different animals from various parts of the world. Perth Zoo provided the perfect opportunity to further the students’ learning on this topic. The girls visited the Australian Bushwalk, African Savannah and the Asian Rainforest. This excursion allowed students to observe the animals and learn more about threats to their population.

“During our excursion to Perth Zoo we were able to observe the amazing animals. We learnt about their lifestyle, diet, their features and colouring. I loved the zoo because I like exploring ideas about animals and learning about the way they live. I personally enjoyed going through the African Savannah because I like giraffes.” Arielle Martino

“The first animals we saw during our zoo excursion were the elephants. There were two elephants in the enclosure with two zoo keepers. During the excursion we were required to fill out worksheets noting what the animals ate. After the elephants, we saw the gibbons. They mostly swung around the top of the enclosure and then rested. As we watched them we filled out a chart in our workbook on what they do in a three-minute period.

“On the way around the zoo, we went to the Australian Bushwalk where we visited the koalas and kangaroos, we saw emus, crocodiles, turtles and more. We quickly went to the African Safari where we saw zebras and giraffes. Unfortunately, we couldn’t see a lot of the African safari because some of it was closed off. We saw the African painted dog and we think they’d recently had pups! Then we popped into the nocturnal house. There were lots of frogs, bats etc.

After lunch, we went to the reptile encounter. This was a big room with lots of snakes and lizards. There were all different sized snakes. They also had the world’s longest snake.” Sienna McMaster

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Linda Stade
Santa Maria College
Santa Maria College is located in Attadale in Western Australia, 16 km from the Perth CBD. We offer a Catholic education for girls in Years 5 – 12 and have 1300 students, including 152 boarders. Our goal is to assist students to become self-directed and independent learners. Santa Maria College consistently performs well and ranks in the top 10 schools in Perth in terms of median ATAR.
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