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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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