Year 12 Students have now completed their exams and celebrated with a graduation dinner Thursday night this week. Earlier in the term they celebrated their last day of school by dressing up to celebrate the occasion. The students put a lot of effort into their costumes and looked fantastic. Below are a few photos from the day.
This week the College has two articles published in the Whittlesea Leader and the Star Weekly. The articles relate to the fantastic Indigenous Culture opportunities we offer at the College.
Click on the links for more information.
Maths Homework Club
Maths Homework Club will run on Wednesday 25 November after school in S9 from 3.30 to 4.30.
Year 8-11 students, just a reminder to all students that they are to have their own calculator for the Maths exams. You are not permitted to use your phone in the exams.
Attached is an order form for calculators. Please order between now and the 11th of January 2016.
Mathematics Curriculum Manager
Whittlesea Show 2015
Once again our students have had a very successful year at the Whittlesea Show. Students collected awards in both the Arts and English, demonstrating the array of talent from around the college.
Below is a list of our successful entrants.
Short stories 500 words: Year 8
Blake Preddy - 1st Prize
Aidan Rizzotto - 2nd Prize
Short stories 1000 words: Year 9
Georgia Walker - 2nd Prize
Emma Lord - Very Highly Commended
2016 Subject Selections
Students have received their 2016 Subject allocation and will begin year 12 classes during Transition Week (Monday 23rd – Friday 27th November). This week is compulsory and contributes to student’s year 12 attendance records. Students will be introduced to the courses, be given course outlines and plans detailing all SAC/SATs for next year, as well as beginning the learning for the first Area of Study.
All students will be expected to begin some work for all of their subjects over the summer break.
Marnie Wills and Emily Kealy of 8E are holding a Walkathon at the college on Wednesday 16 December to raise funds and awareness for Cancer Council Victoria. To participate in the event it is a gold coin donation with all profits going to cancer research. The girls have a website where you can donate by credit card directly to Cancer Council, or you can donate in person.
An excursion for all Year 7 students over two days: 11th (7A, B, E) and 13th (7C, D, F, G) of November to the Werribee Zoo investigating animal classification and adaptations.
Year 8 student, Mitchell Allen, has been well rewarded for his hard work. With the help of his science teacher, Ms Batty, he entered the annual Science Talent Search run by the Science Teachers' Association of Victoria. Science Talent Search is an annual event and is open to all primary and secondary students up to Year 12.
Twelve boys from Year 9 participated in the Finding MY Place program at the Whittlesea Library. The session involved a local resident Jo Young who was born with a disability. Jo presented her family’s story of living with a disability right through their lives. Jo introduced some real disability issues to the boys and real every-day struggles which she is able to take in her stride. The purpose of the event was to bring disability awareness, confidence and a real life story to the group. The students were able to visit a new world of determination and spirit.