STARTING: Monday 30 April (WEEK 1, Term 2)
WHEN: Monday lunchtimes, 12:30-1:30pm
DURATION: 1 term
WHERE: LTC Library, upstairs seminar room
Give yourself a head start with the skills you need to get ahead at LTC. Learn about researching effectively, find out how to tackle assignments easily, discover tools that can make completing your assessment easier, discuss issues around digital citizenship, find out how to avoid plagiarism, and define the mystery that is Creative Commons.
This R Unit is worth 0.2 points towards your Senior Secondary Certificate.
Come and see Lori and/or Holly in the LTC Library by Friday 13 April if you’re interested.
As a young adult learner, it’s completely natural to find looming assignments and exams stressful.
Mindfulness (positive psychology) is about many things, but most importantly it is about stopping, pausing, taking a deep breath and being kind to yourself. One can be mindful at any time and anywhere.
But hey, what is the catch, it can’t be that simple? No, it is not always easy to do especially when you are feeling stressed. These books on display are a reminder that there is a wealth of information, insight, tools and resources to get you started.
Marion Deena – LTC Library
Lake Tuggeranong College is holding an information evening at 5:30pm on Tuesday the 3rd of April for parents, guardians and students who would like more information on:
- Obtaining an ACT Senior Secondary Certificate
- Rules on packages (majors, minors)
- Changing subjects, and how this relates to package rules
- The ACT Scaling Test (AST)
- General Q&A
Please join us in the Lecture Theatre for this session. Enter via the front entrance of the school, and follow the signs to the Lecture Theatre.
Six LTC students recently performed at the Playhouse Theatre as part of a 25-strong volunteer chorus ensemble. 30 students attended the performance as audience.
Hilarious, shocking, confronting, irreverent, intelligent, thought-provoking and subversive. No one got out alive! Or untouched by the power of theatre.
Gerard Atkinson, mathematician, scientist, artist, professional opera singer and actor, and LTC graduate of 2000, generously donated his time to discuss all things STEM with current LTC students. Gerard started by giving the students a maths problem to solve: how many golf balls can you fit into a Volkswagen Beetle? He called it ‘the most useless maths problem in the world’. The answer to the question is irrelevant, it’s the ‘real world’ process of creative thinking and the problem-solving approach that really matters.
This became the theme of his presentation: maths is more than just numbers and answers, it’s about questioning, creative thinking, and discovering stories within the numbers. Data analysis and evaluation combine mathematics with psychology, anthropology, law and other disciplines to understand what data says about human behaviour and why.
The students were enthralled. During Q&A they had some really good questions. But nothing speaks the success of the presentation more than a story from one science teacher at the school; upon returning to class, a number of students started asking more questions about studying science at university. Perhaps this presentation just changed the course of their lives…