Bingara Central School News: Week 1, Term 4 (October 14, 2010)

October 14, 2010

Two black Angus steers are being prepared by Year 7 and Year 9 Agriculture students for the Northern Schools Steer Competition to be judged at Inverell Show Ground next Wednesday and Thursday, 27th and 28th October.

Both steers are in excellent condition having been on feed now for almost 90 days. Both weigh in excess of 450kg. Agriculture teacher Mr Gary Hansen and the students are working intensively on the steers to get them to lead properly and safely by competition day.

The important annual Hoof and Hook Competition has been running for more than 20 years and schools, both public and private from across the New England and North West NSW, will be attending. The steers are first judged on the hoof then they are killed at the abattoirs and the carcass are judged on the hook.

It is great to see our young Agriculture students involved in this way. We are hopeful of a successful result in the competition and look forward to reporting these results after the competition.

Our six 2010 Year 12 students begin their HSC exams tomorrow. Kristen, Jade, William, Michael, Ben and Mitchell will sit the first of two English papers beginning at 9.00am in the St Mary’s School Hall.

The exams continue according to the state wide timetable over the next four weeks concluding with the Senior Science exam on Wednesday 10th November.

We wish all students success in their exams and look forward to celebrating the completion of 13 years of schooling with them at the Year 12 Formal on Friday 12th November.

Mark Vale

We welcome to Bingara Central School a student teacher from Southern Cross University, Mr Adam Culbert. Adam will be conducting observation sessions during his first week and then undertake a teaching load for the following three weeks. Mr Culbert’s experience in a number of fields will benefit the student’s overall education whilst he is here.

Mr Ben Wright