Year 10 Photography

At WSC we are lucky enough to have access to a darkroom. Over the last couple of weeks Year 10 Photography students have been experimenting in the darkroom with photograms and shooting film. Students had to experiment with organic shapes and objects found in nature for their photograms and for their portraits they needed to make work inspired by Cindy Sherman's series Untitled Film Stills. These are some images of their Photograms and contact sheets.


Courtney Kempster

This term, Year 7E Humanities have learnt about liveable cities in class . Based off what they have learnt, students had to design their own ideal liveable city. These are some examples of the incredible work students submitted.


Nadia Portella

English/Humanties Teacher


Poetry Prizes!!

Congratulations to Ms Daines’ VCE literature students. Each of the students who submitted poems to the Whittlesea Show won a prize! Chrissy-Ann Beattie of Year 12 Literature deserves special mention; her poignant poem ‘Nanajill’ was awarded “Best in Show”. Well Done Chrissy!! You will be able to read this poem in the School Magazine, alongside some of the other prize-winning poems.

Merryl Daines

VCE Literature Teacher

Year 9 Drawing and Printmaking

Students studied artworks by Vincent Van Gogh and selected artworks as inspiration.

The focus of the task was to create movement and rhythm using colour and line.

Using a paint brush like a pencil to apply short repetitive lines students have created vibrant and energetic artworks.


Louise Hannay

Art Teacher

Year 7 Art

 Focusing on working collaboratively with their peers, students from 7F spent an afternoon in the sunshine creating chalk mandalas. They first learnt about what a mandala is and how the designs are based on symmetry. As a class we then went to the community garden and drew our own designs on the footpath.

 Danni Benham

Art Teacher

Celebrating Year 8 Excellence

The inaugural Year 8 Academic Excellence Club Gold Member Luncheon was held on Wednesday 2 August 2017. This lunch celebrated the outstanding effort and commitment that many of the Year 8 cohort have shown towards their learning. To date, each of these students have received all three academic excellence awards as they have continually demonstrated a willingness to strive for their personal best in order to achieve personal academic excellence.  

Congratulations Mitchell Allen

Mitch Allen was successful in his application for the CSIRO Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Science (ASSETS) program. In early December he will spend eight days studying Marine Science in Townsville.

He also gained a position with the Whittlesea Reconciliation Group (WRG). The WRG is a community-based committee that meets regularly to discuss issues, opportunities, initiatives and programs that impact Aboriginal people living in the City of Whittlesea.

Coffee School Bus

On Thursday 24 August, 10 students from Years 10-12 participated in the Coffee School Bus program that visited the school. They learnt about the history and preparation of coffee and spent time on the commercial machines on a specially fitted out bus. They had a great time, polished their barista skills and received an industry certificate.


Steve Lascelles

Food Technology Teacher

Connect Girls

At Whittlesea Secondary College we have a strong focus on student engagement and wellbeing. On Fridays we run 'Connect' which encourages students to meet new people and engage with the school community through projects. Our girls Connect group has been making polymer clay jewellery.


Courtney Kempster

Art/Photography Teacher


2nd Year VET Hospitality

During the course of the year VET Hospitality students are to complete 12 shifts of work experience in a commercial kitchen environment as part of their workplace training. On 23 August VET students simulated a restaurant environment within our school to host a formal four course dinner for their parents and official guests. This event also showcased the amazing talents of our students and the progress they have made within the two years of studying VET Hospitality Kitchen Operations at Whittlesea Secondary College.