Our swim team competed in the first round of interschool swimming at the Coburg Olympic Swimming Pool recently. It was great to see the students excited to swim, with our biggest team in a few years competing on the day.
Our students produced outstanding results with nine students finishing 1st, 12 students finishing 2nd and 11 students finishing 3rd.
Our Senior Boys Basketball team played a friendly game against St Monicas College in March. The game was a close affair for the first half with only a couple of points in it. The second half saw St Monicas pull away and win comfortably. The students played well for their first time as a team. With the game played in a competitive but friendly spirit all students had a good time. Tryouts and then training for the senior boys’ basketball team begin early term 2. Look out for notices in the bulletin.
Senior Boys Basketball Coach
The intermediate tennis team took the trip down to Epping Tennis Club to take part in the District Summer Sports Competition in February.
The girls were very enthusiastic despite many of them playing tennis for the first time. They struggled early against some very difficult opposition but recorded their first win in the final game of the day. Congratulations and thanks to Jessie Hulett, Harley-Rose Luczkowski, Shannon Veit & Gemma Wilson.
The Year 8 Girls volleyball team recently took part in the 2015 District Summer Sports Competition. The girls had worked extremely hard in the weeks prior, recruiting and trying to get enough players to make up a team.
The Year 7 boys volleyball team took part in the 2015 District Summer Sports Competition. The boys started the day well with a convincing win over Epping but struggled against some of the other schools despite some very close games.
Thanks go to William Spriggs, Luke Taylor, Christopher Avramopoulos, Robbie Barnard, Mitchell Robertson, Brock Palling & John Ismail for their efforts and great sportsmanship.
The Year 7 camp to Howqua was a great experience for our 150 students who attended in March. Activities the students experienced were Horse Riding, Flying Fox, Survivor, Archery, High Ropes among many others. The School Captains attended on Wednesday along with Assistant Principal Tania Pearson which provided much entertainment for the Year 7 students. The following are some reflections form some students who attended the camp.
Camp Howqua Reflections from 7D
Year 8 Art students constructed clay busts inspired by Chinese born Australian artist, Ah Xian.
Xian uses decorative motifs derived from his Chinese heritage.
Students were asked to decorate their busts with Australian motifs and designs that reflect Australian culture, landscape or icons.
Host Families are Required For Japanese Students
We are fortunate to have 12 Japanese students visit in August. Each year a group of students from Japan make the Journey to Australia and are here with us for a period of six days, staying with families from our College.
A rough itinerary for the exchange students is:
Day 1 (Friday 31st July) –- Arrive at Whittlesea Secondary College
Welcome ceremony and lunch, host families invited. In the afternoon, exchange students go to class with Australian host students.
Sir Paul Nurse took the stage at the Melbourne Convention Centre on March 10 to lead the 2015 Graeme Clark Oration. Luckily enough students from theCollege were invited to be in the audience to hear about anew step in science and all the amazing opportunities that surround us by the Nobel Laureate. During his speech he spoke about his work on cell reproduction. He has been a geneticist and cell biologist for many years and has done major work on understanding how the cell cycle is controlled and how cell shape and cell dimensions are determined.