Warwick SHS is always a busy place, but August is one of the busiest months at our school.

Science Week is always super busy with daily Science quizzes for student form groups, guest speakers for the more academic students that focus on careers in Science, Warwick Science Fair for local Year 5 students to attend, a Lego Masters competition during lunchtime and a staff quiz at morning tea. All events were well attended. And on the weekend, Science took our HPV (Human Powered Vehicles) pedal cars and student team to Busselton for the annual Pedal Prix event.

Thank you to Mr Johnson, the Science teachers and the lab technicians, who have worked hard to plan, prepare and conduct Science Week in 2019. Also thanks to Mr Jonhson, Mr Caspersz, Mr Srhoj, Mr Garnaut, Ms Cleaver and Mr Thomas, who accompanied the Pedal Prix team on Saturday, slept on the floor of the Busselton SHS gym (when it was 5°C overnight), spent all day at the 6 hour event and drove back on Sunday afternoon. These sort of activities go well beyond a teachers’ job description, and there is no “overtime” paid. I commend these people for their dedication to the school and the Warwick students. These events do not happen without the goodwill of staff.

Lesley Wintle