Kids Teaching Kids

Last week the Year 7-9 Student Leaders spent the morning at Whittlesea Primary School running a 'Kids Teaching Kids' workshop with the Grade 6 students. Split into groups, each group of four Student Leaders was in charge of looking after a group of 10-12 students, running leadership and teamwork games with them and helping them prepare for their transition to high school next year.

VET, VCAL and SBAT Awards

Last week the Hume – Whittlesea VET, VCAL and SBAT awards were held at Aitken College. We are proud to announce that the following students received awards on the night: Natalie Green, Brittany Solyom, Sarah Millar, Laura Cogan, Connor Broadhurst and Jack Dalton.

Textbooks

Information

Please note the date for the new booklist to be returned to the school has been changed to Monday 14 December to allow people to attend the second hand book sale before ordering new books.

 

Collection day for second hand books is Wednesday 2 December.

Melbourne Museum

Year 8 Excursion - IMAX and Melbourne Museum

Over a two day spilt excursion, all Year 8 students attended the Melbourne Museum and IMAX to discover the 'Unseen World' in 3D and view the body system showcase. There was a lot to see and students had a fantastic time in both the movie and exploring the exhibits at the museum.

 

See the photos for some highlights of the days.

 

Jacinta Greer

Science Coordinator

Melbourne Aquarium
As part of the Year 9 Science program at the College, students learn about the different ecosystems and the lengths animals go to for survival. On Thursday 29 October a group of Year 9 students travelled to the Melbourne Aquarium. The students arrived and had a bite to eat before we embarked on our tour. Students were guided by aquarium staff, where they were able to explore and study a wide range of aquatic animals and ecosystems.
Year 12 Students

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. 

Star Weekly

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.

http://leader.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

http://issuu.com/starweekly/docs/nsw-20151117

 

calculator

Maths Homework Club

Maths Homework Club will run on Wednesday 25 November after school in S9 from 3.30 to 4.30. 

Maths Exams

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.

Calculators

Attached is an order form for calculators. Please order between now and the 11th of January 2016.

 

Malcolm Hiho

Mathematics Curriculum Manager

Whittlesea Show

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

 

Senior School

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.

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