This week, VCE students and parents were invited to an information evening presented by Elevate Education on effective study skills at home. Both parents and students were given hints and tips on important skills, such as time management, study regimes and how to avoid procrastination! Many familiar stories about distraction were shared and presenter Jeremy gave useful, effective tips for families to work together to achieve maximum outcomes in VCE.
Year 12 VCAL (Intermediate and Senior classes) went on an excursion to the Metropolitan Remand Centre recently. This was an educational program that helped people who were awaiting sentence in a rehabilitation program. We used public transport to get to the venue which was in Raven Hill. We were given an induction of the place and what we were to expect. We were then split into two groups and got a half an hour interview with some of the prisoners which everyone really enjoyed.
This coming Saturday (14th March), Year 12 student Claire Halliday will be participating in the World's Greatest Shave. She is hoping to raise money for the Leukemia Foundation to find a cure for blood cancer.Please search for Claire on the World's Greatest Shave website and help her reach her goal!www.worldsgreatestshave.com.au
Come and celebrate successfully completing Year 12.
Graduation Dinner/Awards Evening for the Year 12 Class (VCE & VCAL) of 2015
When: Thursday 20 November 2015 7.30pm
Where: Eucalypt Room, Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre
Cost: $85pp (includes 3 course meal, soft drinks, DJ, valedictory vake). Family, friends and partners invited
Tickets will be available from the General Office, Term 2.
Our Year 12 VCE Food Technology and VET Hospitality students volunteered their time to cook at Fare Share in Abbotsford recently.
Fare Share is an organisation whose mission is to rescue food that would otherwise be wasted and to produce and distribute food to people in need. They rely on volunteers to prepare food and a myriad of food suppliers to donate surplus food supplies to service many charities across Melbourne.
Year 12 students Jayden Happel and Aaron Dowel have been having some success in the designing of T-Shirts and stickers. The two students are working collaboratively to create a series of designs and have recently been featured in the local Leader Newspaper. We are looking forward to seeing more of their work in the future.
On the eve of the 6th anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires, the College's Student Leaders held a memorial barbeque and concert.Towards the end of last year, the Student Leader Team brainstormed ideas of how we would like to mark the anniversary, particularly since it fell on a Saturday this year.
The Year 10 20th Century History class visited the Holocaust and Jewish Museums last week. This was an all-expenses paid excursion sponsored by a grant from the Gandel Philanthropy Group, so we were very lucky to go. Miss Kenrick, Miss Hardwick, Flyn and Deanna, two of the Year 11 Student Leaders, accompanied us. The museums were very moving and left us feeling sad, but also grateful for the life that we all live.
Students from Whittlesea Secondary College and Kinglake Primary Schools worked together to paint murals on two water tanks at the Humevale Bushfire Memorial site at the end of 2014.
Six students from 2014's 7A worked over three days. Initially students painted the tanks green and blue to create a background. Small groups then formed to devise how they would create a bush landscape with trees, animals and a waterfall. The 12 monarch butterflies were painted last and represent each member of the community who lost their life in the Black Saturday fires.
A number of Middle and Senior School students had tremendous experiences in various fields of Science over the break. We look forward to future newsletter articles from the following students, and we congratulate them for their involvement in the 2014/15 Science Experience, National Youth Science Forum, and the Strengthening Engagement and Achievement in Mathematics and Science Camp.
The 2014/15 Science Experience