As we approach the end of term (1 week to go!) we’re starting to wind down a little here at HCS….and when I say wind down, I mean by HCS standards.

After a slow and very chilly start to the week, our Marni Kanthi class of First Nations students were cooking up a storm on Tuesday as they invited friends to try some native flavours as part of their recent investigations into traditional farming, hunting, and cooking techniques.

The students were able to taste kangaroo, wild boar, emu, crocodile and even green ants…which were surprisingly zesty! They also had the chance to try native plants like muntries, bush apples, ice plant and pepperberry.

Even though leftovers were scarce, they were more than happy to swing past classrooms to share the unique tastes and traditional knowledge with their friends.

Wednesday brought the battle of the ages: Staff Vs Students Challenge 2: HCS Feud!

The staff took the round 320 to 277 but with round 2 coming up next Wednesday, there’s still all to play for!

Our Year 12 Marine and Environment class got a chance to tour the Flinders University Animal House today in preparation for their next assignment.

They got up close to some Port Jackson Sharks and got to feed them lunch, they engaged in a study of clownfish behaviour and attended a workshop on the science of taste and flavour.

In sports news this week, our year 9/10 girls and boys volleyball teams headed over to Brighton Secondary School to compete in the Knockout Volleyball State Finals.

The boys played Brighton, Adelaide High and had a fantastic game against Blackfriars. Serving under pressure improved throughout the day and they finished 6th overall.

The girls played Paralowie, Heathfield, Brighton and Beat Reynella East 25/5 and 25/14 to finish 3rd overall!

Well done to both teams for their magnificent efforts!

One of our Year 6 classes this week got the opportunity to head into the High School kitchen as part of their Technology Unit, “From Farm to Family”.

They researched low sugar fruits and ways to make smoothies healthy, delicious and nutritious with plenty of hidden fruits and veggies so a 5 year old would have no problem guzzling it down….I’m sure we can all agree, not an easy task!

They had a blast using the kitchen equipment and getting creative with flavours and colours!

Now all our staff our essential at HCS but the year would be a complete mess without this week’s staff under the spotlight: