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Technical and Applied Studies

Mount View High School Triumphs at NSW Youth Week Cooking Competition

Mount View High School's strong ties with the local community have continually enriched our students' educational experiences, allowing them to engage in activities that extend beyond traditional learning. One such event was recently hosted at Mount View High School as part of NSW Youth Week, facilitated by TAS faculty teacher Ms. Linda Freeman. The annual ‘My School Rules’ competition brought together students from various schools in the area for a practical and exciting cooking showdown. This year's competitors included Mount View High School, Cessnock High School, Kurri Kurri High School, and Alesco. Mount View High School has a history of strong performances in this competition, having secured 2nd place in both 2017 and 2019, and 3rd place in 2021. This year, the Mount View team was composed of Year 10 Food Technology students: Olivia Pollock, Kayala Jaccups, Sienna Jopp, Emily Jackson, and Chloe Pritchard. These talented students were put to the test with four challenging tasks.

The first three challenges, each 30 minutes long, required the teams to create a mocktail, tacos, and a chocolate extravaganza. For the final challenge, teams had two hours to prepare a meal suitable for a family on a budget, considering dietary needs and cost-effectiveness.

Mount View High's team stood out for their thoughtful approach and culinary skills, particularly in the final challenge. Their well-planned and expertly presented dish impressed the judges, allowing them to secure victory over strong competition from Cessnock High School.

The final score for Mount View High was an impressive 184.5 points, earning them 1st place in the 2024 competition. This win is testament to the hard work and dedication of our students, as well as the supportive environment fostered by our community and faculty.

Congratulations to Olivia, Kayala, Sienna, Emily, and Chloe for their outstanding achievement. Your effort and excellence have made Mount View High School proud.

F1 in Schools National Finals

Mount View High School competed at the F1 in Schools National Finals in Adelaide at St Peters College from the 12th to the 15th of March. Our students did us proud competing against some of the best private and public schools in Australia. Arrow Dynamics came thirteenth in the Development Class division competing against the best 17 teams in the country. Congratulations to Fletcher Phillip, Kaleb Floyd, Xander Wilson, Payton Burke and Roman Ellis and a special thank you to Cayden Renfrew & Andrew Beer for their support and commitment to F1 in Schools at Mount View High School.

The teams would like to thank their sponsors and mentors for their support to get them to the finals: Mount View High School P&C, ME Program, Komatsu, Jurds, Dan Rapacholi, Austar Coal Mine, Signwave, Ingenia Holidays, Clayton Barr and our local hero's Cessnock Print Place, Jake Taylor, Grahame Chamberlain, Connor Green-Hill and Ben Galvin.

Building Skills, Creating Masterpieces: Year 11 VET Construction Class Update

We are thrilled to share the latest updates from our Year 11 VET Construction class. Throughout semester one, our students, with the guidance of Mr Foote, have been honing their woodworking skills, showcasing their creativity, and working together to bring their projects to life.

Individual Toolbox Projects:

Our students have been hard at work crafting their individual toolbox projects, each personalised to reflect their unique styles and preferences. From selecting the right materials to precise measuring and cutting, students have demonstrated their attention to detail and craftsmanship in every aspect of their toolbox construction. The pride and dedication they have shown in these projects are truly commendable.

Group Dog Kennel Project:

In addition to their individual toolbox projects, our students have been collaborating on a group project to build a dog kennel. This project not only enhances their teamwork and communication skills but also allows them to apply their knowledge of construction techniques on a larger scale. From designing the kennel layout to constructing the frame and installing the roofing, students have worked together to create a safe and comfortable shelter for our furry friends.

Skills Development:

Throughout these projects, our students have had the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills essential for careers in the construction industry. They have learned how to use various tools and equipment safely and efficiently, practice accurate measuring and cutting techniques, apply different joinery methods for strong and durable constructions, and implement finishing touches to enhance the aesthetic appeal of their projects. These practical skills, combined with problem-solving and critical thinking abilities, are invaluable assets that will serve our students well in their future endeavors.