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.

Psychology

Year 12 Psychology: Animal Training

The Year 12 Psychology group had an incursion with an animal trainer from the Melbourne Zoo recently. Our presenter Laura runs a program called Dog Therapy, where she discusses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and its applications.

In the session she consolidated the key terms and concepts of Operant Conditioning that the students had been learning in class with real life animal training examples. Operant conditioning can be described as a process that attempts to modify behaviour through the use of positive and negative reinforcement.

Biology Prac

Year 12 Biology: Gel Electrophoresis 

Gel electrophoresis is a technique used to separate mixtures like DNA and proteins. The separation is based on how positively or how negatively charged a molecule is, and its size. Gel electrophoresis uses a gel and an electric field is put through the gel.

Science Week at WSC

Students are encouraged to come along and help us celebrate National Science Week.

The Science Department will be hosting an array of activities and would love to see students get involved.

All activities will be run in S7 starting at 1.20pm every lunchtime from 17-21 August.

Please sign up prior to guarantee your spot- located on the Science/Math’s office side window.

Cross Country

During June, six students from Whittlesea Secondary College competed in the Northern Metropolitan Region Cross Country at Bundoora Park. Our students competed very well in fields of up to 50 other competitors from schools around the region.

  • Matthew Newton (17 – 20 Boys 5000m) – 1st
  • James Davies (16 Boys 5000m) – 28th
  • Jackson Gregory (15 Boys 3000m) – 19th
  • Emma Newton (15 Girls 3000m) – 17th
  • Makayla Gibbons (14 Girls 3000m) - 32nd
  • Alexis Larner (13 Girls 3000m) – 35th

 

Year 7 Football Team

Recently the Year 7 Football team took part in the 2015 District Winter Sports Competition at Mill Park Lakes Reserve.

The boys' first game was against Mill Park Secondary College. We had the breeze in the first half and put the score on the board early, putting the pressure on Mill Park to do the same in the second half. Whittlesea continued to score well against the wind and ran away with the win.

Step Back Think

STEP BACK THINK – GUEST SPEAKER

SpinChat

SPINCHAT GUEST SPEAKER – Tuesday 21 July 2015

The College has been invited to participate in the “Finding My Place" program which will be run in conjunction with the Whittlesea Community Activity Centre at various times throughout semester 2.

Netball Team

Year 7 Girls Netball.

The Year 7 Girls Netball Team faced some challenging opposition last term at Mill Park Stadium. The girls played 9 games of netball, each with 9 minute halves. They were immediately challenged by Hazelglen and unfortunately lost this game. However, warmed up and working more cohesively, the team went on to win the remaining 8 games.

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