Senior School News

ELEVATE & COMPASS INFORMATION EVENING

Thank you to all parents and students who attended the information evening presented by Elevate Education. The presenter discussed common concerns of students and parents such as motivation, time management and technology as a distraction, with helpful strategies to deal with these issues.

Elevate’s research and proven strategies show that it is not always the smartest students that achieve the best results, but students who work consistently and diligently throughout the whole year.

Vietnam Tour, 2017

INVITATION TO INFORMATION EVENING

WHERE: Whittlesea Secondary College, Performing Arts Centre

WHEN: Tuesday 1 March 2016 at 7pm

 

Parents and students, you are invited to attend an information evening to learn more about the fantastic opportunity for students to travel to Vietnam in June 2017.  Find out more information about the tour and have all of your questions answered.

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:

 

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