Visual Communication Design

Unit 3 and 4 Visual Communication Design

Visual Communication Design encourages students to think creatively, critically and reflectively to produce two final designs that are accompanied by a folio of work. Students look at three fields of design: environmental, industrial and communication. This year every individual participating in the subject created designs that reflected their personal interest. The photos below are of the final designs produced by students.

 

Danni Benham

Visual Communication Design Teacher

The School for Student Leadership

Congratulations to the following Year 9 students who have been selected to participate in the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood program of School for Student Leadership – Luke Rosier, Joshua Francis, Angus Paxton, Zahra Lyall, Harley-Rose Luczkowski, Bryce Stoneham and Bellanna Jenkins. This will take place in Term 4 for a period of nine weeks at the Gnurad-Gundidj campus in the Western District of Victoria.  Up to 45 students will live full-time at the campus to develop leadership skills, pa

Solar Power

Year 8 Science Experiments

 

During the year 8 Energy Topic we were able to use some of the fantastic resources from last year's Earn and Learn program. Here is the finshed product of two different solar power models from the kits we earned.

In this energy topic students made catapults using everyday equipment to investigate energy transformation.

 

Jacinta Greer

Science Coordinator

Japanese Student Visitation

Thank you to the host families who generously opened their homes to our Japanese students. This year, 12 students from Owari-Asahi visited for six days and thoroughly enjoyed experiencing the life of a typical Australian teenager. The students spent a day shadowing their host student from class to class comparing school life in Australia to that in Japan. Many families went to a lot of effort to show their guest as much of Victoria as possible, including visits to Werribee Zoo, Phillip Island Penguin parade, sightseeing in the city and lots of shopping.

Falls Creek

From 24th of August through to the 28th, several students from the Year 9 and 10 cohort along with Mr Joseph and Ms Benham went to Bogong Outdoor School. They spent the week learning how to ski and about the environment in the Victorian Alps. After a long first day on the bus travelling we were happy to arrive and enjoy the delicious food cooked for us by Phil, the resident chef. The second day we headed up to Falls Creek where we spent the day cross country skiing. It was a very cold and windy day but our teachers at the camp were very helpful in teaching us the skills.

VCE Exam Navigator

Year 12

As we near the end of Unit 4 classes students should ensure that they are up to date and seeking extra assistance from their classroom teachers. Although we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, it is an important time for students to focus on the end goal and make their last few months of secondary schooling their priority.

All coursework, SACs, extensions and re-sits must be completed by the end of week nine, unless subject teachers say otherwise.

 

Practice Exam Week

Monday 14th – Friday 18th September

Sports Day

On the 3rd of August as part of my VCAL project, we visited Reservoir High School for a day of sport with their VCAL students.  We played netball, soccer and basketball. Whittlesea Secondary Collage triumphed in the netball, beating Reservoir High 24/18 points, clearly showing our practice had paid off.

The soccer game and the basketball match were won by Reservoir High School. Soccer 6/4, Basketball 24/15.

It was a very successful, fun day and was enjoyed by all students involved.

Grease

This year we are excited to bring to you 'Grease' the musical as our College Production. A group of talented students are currently working hard to remember their lines and their moves to bring you the fantastic story of Rydell High's senior class of 1959. Duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s.

Photo credit to John Travers

Last week 30 students from our Senior Concert Band participated in the Victorian School Music Festival in Hawthorn. The VSMF consists of school bands and orchestras that perform in some of Victoria’s premier performing spaces and present the results of all that hard work and dedication of ensemble rehearsals, and experience the thrill of performing for their peers. The Whittlesea Secondary College Senior Concert Band were awarded a Gold Standard Award for their performance. This is a fantastic achievement that outlines the talent we have in the Music Department. 

 

 

Earn and Learn

This year we will be participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. Through this program we will be able to get new educational resources for our school – and all we need you to do is shop at Woolworths and collect the stickers.

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