21st Apr 2019 (all day) - Easter Sunday
22nd Apr 2019 (all day) - Easter Monday
25th Apr 2019 (all day) - ANZAC Day
29th Apr 2019 (all day) - Term 2 - Begins
7th May 2019 5:00pm-6:30pm - Year 7 Open day for schoolyear 2020
9th May 2019 5:30pm-6:30pm - Year 10 Information Session - 2020 and Beyond
27th May 2019 (all day) - Reconciliation Day
30th May 2019 - Réunion d'information - Passage en classe de 5ème
10th Jun 2019 (all day) - Queen's Birthday
5th Jul 2019 - 6th Jul 2019 - Term 2 - Ends
The French Navy Ship L’Astrolabe is a Polar Patrol Vessel / Icebreaker which will be based in Hobart (TAS) each summer during the next 30 years in order to resupply the French Antarctic bases Dumont D’Urville and Concordia in support of the French scientific Polar Institute (IPEV).
Teaming up TPS and L’Astrolabe is thus a perfect tool for a French Australian education project involving STEM around Antarctica.
The L’Astrolabe Project is an initiative by the Military Mission of the French Embassy and TPS as an opportunity for students to:
- work collaboratively and enhance the binational nature of the school
- work in a cross-curricular approach /perspective, to extend/build on skills developed in STEM
- transfer skills from STEM to this project
Year 10 English Stream (ES) students Quantum Science and Year 10 French Stream (EFS) collaborate on this project.
Student projects must have applications to the community – they aim to help solve a problem or to make an improvement.
The team with the best project will be offered a flight to Hobart in March and an overnight stay in order to spend half a day o/b L’Astrolabe, and possibly visit the Australian Icebreaker Aurora Australis, the Mawson’s Hut museum and industries catering to Antarctic support.
You can also watch the video that was edited for this occasion :