Remote learning teaches Timboon students new skills

COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Primary students have built scarecrows for 'Spoonville' which celebrates the sense of community in Timboon. Photo: Supplied.

COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Primary students have built scarecrows for 'Spoonville' which celebrates the sense of community in Timboon. Photo: Supplied.

DESPITE the challenges of remote learning, students at Timboon P12 have been engaged in a wide variety of activities to ensure that their learning continues and they remain connected to their friends and teachers.

During the term, students across the school have participated in 'Science Week', completing experiments at home and learning about the marine environment on the Great Ocean Road and careers in the marine science field.

A highlight has been 'Timboon Kitchens Rule' where students from Prep to Year 12 were provided with a basket of goods and then they had to, with their families, cook up an exciting dish.

Whether this be delicious Italian dishes or the 100's and 1000's spaghetti bolognese, there were some outstanding dishes and fun times had by all.

In the coming weeks, the school will have Spoonville set up at the front to celebrate the sense of community and bring a smile to everyone who travels through Timboon.

Students have been very creative during this time with scarecrows built by the primary students.

What has been impressive is the way all students and staff have embraced the challenge of remote learning and have given everything a go.

'Jump Rope for Heart' has been a major highlight when students were at school in Term 3 and even in remote learning. This year the students raised more than $3000 for the prevention of heart disease.

The student leaders organised some great activities as part of 'R U OK?' day and they have been heavily involved in preparing some activities when they return to school in Term 4.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: Students have faced the challenges of the past few months head on and are continuing to engage with the curriculum. Photo: Supplied.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: Students have faced the challenges of the past few months head on and are continuing to engage with the curriculum. Photo: Supplied.

Students in Year 8, before they went to remote learning, were busy making their Camembert cheese and, in the last week of term, Simon Schultz from Schultz Organic Dairy was available to judge the best cheese.

To encourage reading at this time, students in the secondary school have been sending in pictures of themselves reading in isolation.

Under the leadership of Ms Leonie Wallace, students have taken on the challenge and seen the benefits of reading for not only the academic path but their overall well being.

SWEET TREAT: Sophie whipped up these delicious treats for the Timboon Kitchens Rule challenge which involved students from Prep to Year 12. Photo: Supplied.

SWEET TREAT: Sophie whipped up these delicious treats for the Timboon Kitchens Rule challenge which involved students from Prep to Year 12. Photo: Supplied.

Our Year 12 business management class have used WebEx to engage with businesses during this remote time. Mr Dean Mckenna, general manager of Midfield Meats, presented to the students on the challenges of operation in this current business environment.

So, despite the events of this year, learning is taking place every day at Timboon P12 and it is a great place not only to live but to have an outstanding education.

From all the staff at Timboon P12, we say thank you to the school community for their support at this time.

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