Technology & Applied Studies (TAS)
Ambulance and Police Golf Day
In the early hours of Friday November 1st, the Moruya Golf Course hosted the Police and Ambulance charity golf day. The day helped raise funds for the Ambulance service in Moruya and was held state wide for local services around the state. Moruya High School entered a Teachers and Sents Golf Team. The year 10 hospitality class also helped with the cooking of the food provided for the participating golfers.
Year 11 Successful Seniors Day
Students from Year 11 attended workshops in the library on Monday 7th April that were aimed at improving study skills and responses to HSC questions. The students were taught about ALARM (a learning and responding matrix), and the University of Wollongong presented workshops on future paths available to high school students and University entrance.
Our Careers Advisor, Mrs Hogg, presented workshops on future careers and processes involved in University placements. The students enjoyed a barbeque for lunch, provided by the TAS department. Another Successful Seniors day is planned for Year 12 students in Week 5.
Year 9 TAFE Taster Day
Around 65 students from year 9 and 10, along with other students from Batemans Bay High School, attended a day at TAFE taster day on Wednesday, 25th June. The day was designed to show students what TAFE was like and to give them an idea of what TAFE courses would be available to them if they choose to participate in a course in the following year.
The hundred students were split up into groups of around ten. They travelled around the campus to the different courses available to them. At each course, students were given a ten minute talk and a small demonstration that outlined what students would learn. They also learnt the opportunities that would be available to them, and what the course requirements involved. The courses included child care, construction, brick laying, horticulture, maritime, commercial cookery, hospitality, tourism, hairdressing, business studies, automotive, beauty and aged care.
Overall it was a fantastic day for students. It gave them a clear understanding of what courses were available, what career paths students could follow and the wonderful opportunities that TAFE can create for students.
As the weather is cooling down and the school holidays are approaching, we thought you might like to try these delicious muffins that Mrs Holden’s Year 12 Hospitality class recently made.
Yogurt, Berry and White Chocolate Muffins
Preparation and cooking time: 40 minutes
Makes: 12 muffins
Nutritional count per muffin: 7.2g total fat (2.5g saturated fat); 807kJ (193 calories); 25.3g carbohydrate; 5.6g protein; 2.4g fibre
1 ½ cups (225g) wholemeal self-raising flour
½ cup (110g) caster (superfine) sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 eggs, beaten lightly
1 cup (280g) low-fat yogurt
1 cup (150g) frozen mixed berries
100g white eating chocolate, chopped coarsely
Turn on the oven to 180°C and let it heat up. Spray the holes of a 12-hole muffin pan with cooking oil.
Use a flour sifter to sift the flour and sugar into a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients (make sure the berries are still frozen), and stir with a wooden spoon about 10 times – not too many, as the batter should be lumpy.
Spoon the mixture into the pan holes. Put the pan in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes. Take the pan out of the oven and leave for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the muffins from the pan and put them on a wire rack, top-side up, to cool down. Best served warm.