Senior Boys Tennis

Our Senior Boys Tennis team went in as hot favourites in our Whittlesea Division Round at Lalor tennis courts in what was wet and miserable conditions. This current team made the finals of Regionals in 2016 and we started our quest to go one step better with a bang.

In what was nothing short of a complete dominant display of tennis, Whittlesea defeated other schools in a near perfect display, dropping only 2 games in the entire competition, an amazing feat.

VET Hospitality 

As part of our 2nd year VET Hospitality workplace training, students were able to utilise their skills and volunteer their time at Fare Share.
Fare Share provides meals for homeless and disadvantaged people of Victoria. On the day students prepared and cooked 1100 sausage rolls, packed and labelled 1000 quiches, lined 900 quiche dishes with pastry and chopped 120kg of capsicums all in a 3 hour period.

Senior Volleyball

Our Senior Volleyball Squad headed out to Reservoir for the Whittlesea Division Round for 2017. In what was a packed competition, full of all the schools in our district, our class of 2017 were optimistic going into the day.

Our Girls started their campaign on fire, winning their opening two games by a comfortable margin. Round 3 however was the end of our success, succumbing to losses for the rest of the day where Lalor and Lalor North dominated the competition.

Hands on Learning

The Hands on Learning (HOL) students have been really busy all term. Two of their recent projects were tie dying their own shirts and painting the tiered concrete blocks at the Whittlesea Skate Park so it was ready for our Indigenous students to paint their art designs on Wednesday 8th March. 

Chloe, Jake and Callum are with the City of Whittlesea Youth Development Officers, Hans Gregory (Skate Park portfolio) and Rex Taylor (Aboriginal portfolio). 

Year 9 Girl's Cricket

Year 9 Girl's Cricket

Our Year 9 Girls took on Lalor on our home ground at Whittlesea Secondary College Oval in hot conditions on the first day of autumn for the year.

Many of our girls were new to the game but the enthusiasm in training was outstanding, which meant the day was always going to be a fun one.

Athletics Carnival

Athletics Carnival

The College Athletics Carnival took place on the last day of February, and one of the hottest of our summer, on a scorching 34 degree day out at Meadowglen International Athletics Stadium, where our four College houses of Melba, Yarra, Barak and Waratah would battle it out in our yearly athletics meet.

We had a record number of participants on the day, meaning a long day on the track and field where students from all year levels broke old records for certain events, as well as new school athletes stepping onto the scene and dominating the day.

VCE Literature

VCE Literature 

Ms Daines’ VCE Literature class took a ‘novel’ approach to its study of Chris Wallace-Crabbe’s poetry. As part of their ‘Creative Response’ task they swapped pens for paintbrushes and produced their own visual responses to one of his most painterly poems, ‘Sunset sky near Coober Pedy’. The students expressed their personal interpretations of the poem by representing the creative act he describes-not in their words, but in ‘dashes, daubs, streaks, smears and dollops’. 

 

Ms Daines

English/Literature Teacher

Elevate Information Evening

Elevate Parent Information Evening

Elevate Education presented to a packed Performing Arts Centre of parents and students last week. The evening offered practical advice for both parents and students on managing stress during VCE, developing realistic study habits as well as motivation and goal setting. The presenter also highlighted three of the most important things that top performing students do, that are not explicitly taught in the classroom:

  1. Organised study notes
  2. Extra reading
  3. Practice exam papers throughout the year
RMIT Excursion

Year 12 RMIT Excursion

Year 12 VCE students attended RMIT University in the CBD to experience university life and get inspired about the busy year that awaits them! Elevate Education presented two workshops for students, teaching them about memory mnemonics and how to successfully build their study habits this year. Students also participated in a university challenge to familiarise themselves with all that RMIT has to offer. Congratulations to the winners!

A Phelp's Finish

Interschool Swimming Squad

Our Swimming Squad led the way in success in the pool in the Whittlesea Division round when our team ventured out to Coburg Olympic Swimming Pool.

We had multiple first placings from a small yet strong squad.

Oliver Stewart, Connor Matzkows, Riley McLay and Alex Luscombe were all members of the first placing Boys 4 x 50m freestyle.

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