Year 13 Biology Trips – Term 2, 2022

As part of the Year 13 Biology course, we are looking at a 4-credit internal assessment as part of our 3.1 practical investigations. With our context being predator control at Bushy point and the impact of predation on a native bird species. 

The students will carry out a full scientific monitoring programme on a chosen predator. Where they decide on the appropriate locations for tracking tunnels and traplines. From here they will set traps and monitor them each week during a 1.5-hour Biology lesson.  

They will set the traps, move the traps, label the traps with markers on corresponding trees and at the conclusion of our monitoring programme they will collect the traps and clean them. They will also look at different types of bait and what bait is more effective at catching predators and why. They will need to be critical thinkers and reflect on how to improve and evaluate their chosen course of action. 

Please read through the following information below, and complete the permission form for your child to attend the trips.  Permission is due by Monday 13 June 2022.

If you have any questions please contact your child’s Biology teacher, Mrs Pirini [email protected] or Mrs Young [email protected]

Class  Week 1 – 1st Field Trip  Week 2 – 2nd Field Trip  Week 3 – 3rd and final Field Trip  Week 4 – 4th and Final Field Trip 
Mrs Young Wednesday 15 June
Period 2
10.30 am -12.30 pm 
Thursday 23 June
Period 1 8.50 am-10.30 am 
Wednesday 29 June 
Period 2 10.30 am -12.30 pm 
Thursday 7 July
Period 1 8.50 am – 10.30 am 
Mrs Pirini Thursday 16 June
Period 1 8.50 am – 10.30 am 
Wednesday 22 June
Period 2 10.30 am – 12.30 pm 
Thursday 30 June
Period 1 8.50 am –10.30 am 
Wednesday 6 July
Period 2 10.30 am – 12.30 pm 
  • Who: Year 13 Biology classes
  • Venue: Southland Community Nursery, 185 Grant Road, Otatara
  • Cost: no cost
  • Transport: students and staff will be transported to and from the venue by the SGHS school vans.  These will be driven by our staff, Mrs Young, Mrs Pirini and our Science Technician – Adair Caudwell.  Students and staff are to wear face masks when travelling in the school vans.
  • Uniform requirements: No uniform is required. Warm clothing (merino/poly props) is recommended as we will be in the bush. Each student will also need the following:
    • Hat
    • Gumboots
    • Old shoes
    • Dry shoes to change into afterwards
    • Full drink bottle of water
    • Lunch and snacks
    • Change of clothing in case they get wet

Permission form is now closed, please contact Mrs Pirini or Mrs Young.

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