The TAP Spring Edition newsletter is now available by clicking this link. The Newsletter has been compiled by Robyn Vale and is an excellent summary of some of the great TAP programs that have occurred this year.
The engineering students have been working hard to design and develop an automated chicken feeder. They have been successful and proudly demonstrated the system to Dan Tehan. Dan also learnt a little about welding from our highly skilled engineering students.
After hearing about our TAP program Dan Tehan came to our school to learn first hand about the TAP and some of the programs currently running at the school.
Timboon P-12 School has been awarded a FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants for the TRACTA (Try Rural Australian Careers Try Agriculture).
It is outstanding news for the TAP program., We're thrilled to have won this grant. Our students are really excited about the prospect of sharing their passion and knowledge of careers in agriculture with the rest of Australia. They are really looking forwarding to using social media and face-to-face workshops to spread the word on the importance of agriculture and the need to consider careers that support the vibrant and essential ag industry.
On Monday, 11th August the Yr 4 class visited Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory as part of their science investigations. WCB Field Officer Joy Coulson organized the trip which included a visit to Cheeseworld where Kim Kavanagh showed us a DVD on how cheese was produced and let us sample cheese and FM milk. Craig Wallace explained to us about the Sungold production line and the various materials used while Charlie Torney, a Cheeseworld Museum volunteer, helped us learn about how equipment and tools had changed over the years.
We were also lucky enough to have Caitlin Croft who works in the Quality Dept at Fonterra in Cobden visit Timboon P-12 in the afternoon & talk about her career as a scientist, her work at Fonterra & she gave us M&Ms as an example of what milk powder is used for!
As part of their Camembert in the Classroom science unit, year 8 students have to create an ad to promote the Australian Dairy Industry & it's
products as part of the competition guidelines. Narelle Allen from GenR8
Business & Marketing from Warrnambool very generously explained to students about the extent of the research and background required to structure a creative and effective advertising campaign. We very fortunate to have people like Narelle, with no connection to the school who are prepared to support and encourage our TAP students. Thanks Narelle