Deniliquin High School Year 11 students are preparing to take care of a computer-operated doll next term.June 27, 2014 3:10am
D Year 11 students Kyle Geary, Chloe Gray and Sarah Heagney with Year 11 community and family studies teacher Nicole Jenkins.
Deniliquin High School Year 11 students will be given a first-hand insight into the responsibilities of being a parent.
Starting next term, the students will be given a computer-operated doll to care for for three nights as part of their community and family studies class.
They will take care of ‘Charlie’ as they would a real life infant.
Charlie mimics a real baby which cries any time of the day and night and needs constant care and affection.
Community and family studies teacher Nicole Jenkins said it was a fantastic program.
‘‘The high school has been carrying out the program for years,’’ she said.
‘‘We’ve had Charlie for about one-and-a-half years and this is the second time he’s been used in this program.
‘‘Charlie cries at any time just like a new born. He also has to be fed, burped and rocked.’’
Once students have looked after Charlie, Mrs Jenkins said the students’ parents will provide an evaluation.
Mrs Jenkins will also view data stored in Charlie, including whether he was dropped and how quickly students responded to his needs.
Charlie was purchased with thanks to the Deniliquin Lions Club, which donated $2000, and Deniliquin Kiwanis Club ($200).
McDonald's owners to pass on baton
The first preliminary final on Saturday saw the Tungamah seniors start their campaign against Waaia at the Rennie Recreation Reserve.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
If too much footy is never enough for you then get down to Echuca South’s oval on Sunday and catch the Echuca Moama United masters, the EMUs, in action.
TRUCKS, cars and vintage machinery took over Rochester Recreation Reserve on Tuesday last week.
KYABRAM’S Margaret and Leonard Flint have come a long way since meeting in the early 1950s.
Avenel win over Nagambie to take top spot
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
YOU probably wouldn’t expect to find an intensive care nurse running an award winning hotel and brewery, but that’s exactly what you will find when you visit Tooborac.
The preparations for the 10th Cobram Swap Meet have been given a boost with a brand new line marker. The Rotary Club of Cobram, which organise the swap meet, applied for a volunteer grant from the Federal Government, from which it received $4600.
At 77 years of age, popular local golfer Paul ‘Tango’ has claimed his second hole-in-one.
Tuesday, August 16
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.