Congratulations to the following Year 9 students who have been selected to participate in the School for Student Leadership program – Mitchell Allen, Paige Brice, Trent Stoneham, Jamie Kupisz and Josh Biancon. This will take place in Term 3 for a period of nine weeks at the Gnurad-Gundidj Campus in the western district of Victoria.
On Wednesday June 8, 50 Year 10 students were active participants in the pilot program of Lovebites, which was run at the school in collaboration with three members from Victoria Police, two staff from Plenty Valley Community Health, three DET Health Educators and five Whittlesea Secondary College Staff.
This program was divided into three sections;
BBQ Kangaroo Tasting and Art Project – Our National Reconciliation Week Event
On Wednesday 1st June our Indigenous student group and friends hosted a lunchtime event with BBQ kangaroo and damper tasting. An all-student and staff art banner was created for the College. We screened video clips with musicians singing Indigenous stories and supporting Indigenous rights.
Visual Communication Design- Year 9
Keith Haring was an influential artist of the 1980’s who focused on making his art accessible to the public by creating street art and often placing his works on clothing. His artwork frequently addressed social issues of the time, some that are still relevant to this day. By studying this artist, students are seeing the connection between art and design.
Year 10 Get the Edge Science: The Physics of Rollercoasters.
As part of our unit looking at Motion, Forces and Energy, the Get the Edge Science students have brought their knowledge together and have been applying it to design and create a model rollercoaster that obeys the laws of physics. The Year 10’s have had to come up with a name, a description, and design that includes at least one loop and have completed calculations to describe the rollercoasters’ speed, energy and size based on the mass of their passengers.
Thursday the 26th of May marked National Sorry Day to honour the children and families devastated by the impact of the Stolen Generations. Our students across the year levels, representing indigenous and non-indigenous students, gathered together at the City of Whittlesea to mark this solemn occasion and to pay their respects to children and families impacted by the separation and removal of either living through the Stolen Generation or having a family member who was stolen.
Ronald McDonald House - VET Hospitality
Students from VET Hospitality 3 & 4 supported one of our VCAL students, Sarah, in her school community project. Students cooked an array of foods for the families living at Ronald McDonald House. RMD House currently has 51 families staying with them and they were very appreciative of the home baked foods we provided. Our students demonstrated amazing teamwork skills and I was very proud to be assisting them on the day.
VET Hospitality Teacher
Victorian Young Achiever Awards Gala - Friday May 6
Our Indigenous students were finalists in the Victorian Government Group Achievement in the Community Award category at the highly prestigious Victorian Young Achiever Awards Gala held at Docklands on Friday May 6. Our finalist position was in recognition of our students who come together to reunite with their heritage and culture through artworks and events. The group have been commissioned to create three community murals reflecting their personal journey and culture.
SENIOR BOYS FOOTY
On Thursday 19th May 2016 the Senior Boys Footy team competed in the Whittlesea Division interschool round-robin against Epping SC and Mill Park SC.
In our first game we came up against a strong Mill Park outfit and we were always playing catch up footy as they won the toss and kicked with a strong four goal breeze in the first half, piling on seven goals to our solitary one behind. In the second half Whittlesea fought back but just could not sustain pressure on the opposition and were outscored five goals to two.
Year 10 FOOD TECHNOLOGY
Year 10 students studying the Café Culture program enjoyed making hamburgers this week. The Café Culture program features many food items that are popular in cafes. Students have enjoyed making Café Breakfast, Devonshire Tea and many other popular food items. They are currently learning how to make coffee using our espresso machine and will soon be experts!
Food Technology Teacher