Camp Howqua

Year 7 Camp Wednesday 2 – Friday 4 March.

Camp is fast approaching and students have many exciting activities to look forward to, such as Horse Riding and Flying Fox. The bus will be departing the college on Wednesday 2 March at 9:30am, please ensure students are at school by 9am.  We will return at 3:10pm on Friday 4 March.

Please refer to the Camp Booklet for what to bring, camp policy, rules of the camp, and other important camp information.

Shoes

Uniform – Footwear

Please refer to the diagram below as to what is acceptable footwear for students attending Whittlesea Secondary College.

The college understands that families may have already spent a large sum of money purchasing new shoes and we don’t wish to add extra burden or expense to families. We would like to point out for future purchases, what is recommended and accepted by the college.

Term 1 2016 Student Activities/Clubs 

Maths homework club- Wed 3.25pm S9

English/Humanities homework club- Thu 3.30pm Library

PE/Health homework club- Thu 3.30pm Library

Art/Visual Communication Design (Year 11 & 12)- Thursday 3:30pm, F2/F4

 

Cricket Team

Year 9/10 Cricket

On Tuesday 16 February the Year 9/10 Boys Cricket Team travelled to Epping Reserve to compete against schools from Epping, Lalor, Lalor North and Thomastown on a cold and wet day.

In Pool A, the first game the boys participated in was against Thomastown and they played very well and won the game comfortably.

 

WSC: 1/81 (10 overs)                                                 

Jeremy Ladiges-Tucker: 25*                                            

Jack Rickards: 25*

Lewis Kambouris: 2/0

Year 7 Swimming Carnival

Whittlesea Swimming Pool was the venue for the College’s inaugural Year 7 Swimming Carnival which took place last Friday in sunny 28 degree weather. This initiative came about to further smooth the new students' transition into the College from primary school. The main aim of the carnival was for the students to strengthen personal development skills with their peers, however we saw some fantastic swimming across the day.

Hospitality

VET Hospitality

Students who complete our two year program at the College will receive a VCE ATAR score and a Certificate II in Hospitality Kitchen Operations. We have now changed Registered Training Organisation and are very excited to now be affiliated with William Angliss College, a very highly regarded institution in the hospitality industry.

Lino Printing

Year 9 Drawing and Printmaking

Students are in the process of finishing their three colour lino print.  This process involves cutting the lino to create an initial shape, printing with one colour, washing the lino and cutting into it again. Students repeat the steps three times in order to have the prints with various colours.

Students have demonstrated perseverance of a complex process to achieve their results.  Well done everyone.

Louise Hannay

Art Teacher

Sports 2016

2016 brings about a very busy term one with a large amount of sports on offer for students. The following dates are pencilled into the school calendar for Whittlesea sports teams to compete in:

 

Periodic Table

A huge thank you to all the staff (especially Geoff Waters) and students involved in the periodic table wall project over the last year. Much time and effort has gone into this project. This wall is located in a Chemistry room (S6) in the S-block laboratories.

Student Leadership

Remembrance Day

On the 11/11 Deanna Berry, Flyn Atwood-McInnes, Kirsty Lord, Kobe Hay, Rachael Oh, Anastasia Avramopolous, Connor Parkinson, Jake Charity, Mitchell Allen and Mikayla Gibbons, our representatives from Student Leadership, visited the Whittlesea Shrine to attend the Remembrance Day service. This was a moving ceremony and the students enjoyed mixing with community members at Morning Tea after the service. 

Lauren Kenrick

Student Leadership Coordinator

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