Year 10 Students Connect to UniSA

Earlier this week, ten PLHS students flew to Adelaide to participate in the University of South Australia’s three-day UniSA Connect program. This annual initiative involves regional students spending a day at the four metropolitan UniSA campuses. We stayed at the Central YHA and students were given the responsibility of getting us to and from the campuses via public transport.

On Tuesday, we spent the day at Magill, where the students were exposed to UniSA’s Education, Psychology and Media Journalism courses, even having a go at reading the TV news and recording a radio segment (clip below). The morning began on Wednesday at City East, which has a focus on Health Sciences including Medicine and Physiotherapy, before we walked down to experience the Art, Architecture and Design offerings at City West. We are spending Thursday (today) out at Mawson Lakes, looking at STEM, Engineering and the Planetarium.

Our students have all enjoyed some amazing experiences that will assist them to make informed decisions about their futures. They have been wonderful ambassadors for PLHS; I would like to thank them, Mr. Shaun Maxfield for accompanying me and UniSA’s Nathaneal Scherer for his enthusiasm and organisation.

~ Mrs Amy O’Brien (Middle School Assistant Principal)

Participating students: Demi Collins, Tia Freeman, Mia Humphries, Chloe Treagus, Kellie Lessue, Bella Borlase, Connor Haines, Matthew Freak, Jesika Cain, Ella Stephens.

  • Radio segment: Mia, Bella, Kellie & Mr Maxfield
  • News readers (L-R): Matthew & Connor
  • Soldering: Chloe & Mia

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