Year 8 Transition into Year 9 2017 Parent Information Evening – Wednesday 3rd August at 7:00pm in the Performing Arts Centre.

There will be a Parent Information Evening for students going into Year 9 next year, with information provided on subjects on offer. Students will receive information packs for 2017 and will be shown how to select elective subjects online. 

Intermediate Boys Netball Team

On Friday 22nd of July the Intermediate Boys Netball team travelled to Nets Stadium in Macleod to compete in the Northern Metropolitan Region Final. In the first game we were up against University High, with only seven players we were a bit worried going into this game. The boys played extremely well together and came away with a convincing 35 to 2 win. The second game was a must win to make it into the final. St Helena were a strong opponent for the first half but the boys were then able to push out their lead in the last half winning by 15 goals.

Computer Anatomy

Year 10 Advanced Computing

As part of their 'Anatomy of a Computer' investigation, the Year 10 Advanced Computing class were required to collaborate in small teams to investigate the internal components of an assortment of different computers, including servers, desktop PC’s and notebooks. 

The students exhibited great enthusiasm, thinking and problem solving skills throughout the investigation, while they negotiated their way through the disassembly and assembly of each machine. 

Tennis Success

Congratulations to James Macfarlane in year 9!  He has been selected to play in the ITF Tennis Juniors - The Juniors Championships Wimbledon which will be held in the UK between 16th October – 23rd October 2016.

He will be training at Wimbledon with other junior tennis players from around the world in 10th Division.  James’ team is made up of 4 boys and 4 girls. 

 

We wish James well in this tournament.

 

Julian Holland

Middle School Manager

Senior Boys Basketball

Last week, the Senior Boys team competed in two preliminary games in which we defeated Thomastown and Mill Park. In the final we lost to Epping in a very defensive game where our shots didn’t drop and we didn’t hit our free throws. The boys should be congratulated on their great team work and spirit.

Malcolm Hiho

Coach

Olympic Academy

On Thursday 23rd June, Blake Watson, Deanna Berry & Kyle Richardson represented the College at the Olympic Academy held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. During the day the students had the unique opportunity to connect with Olympians such as Nicole Livingstone and Loudy Wiggins, as well as discuss contemporary sporting issues with representatives from other schools.

2nd year Hospitality

Students studying VET Hospitality had a very busy end to semester 1.

Our 2nd year students invited a teacher to a sit down lunch served in our Café as part of their work experience requirements. This situation simulates a working commercial kitchen environment with ‘real customers’, it also provides positive relationships amongst students & staff.

Year 7 Netball Team

Late in Term 2, the Year 7 Netball team took the short journey to Mill Park Stadium to play several teams from the area in netball. The day started off well with the team defeating Mill Park Secondary College and Gilson College. They were unfortunately defeated by only 1 point by Lalor Secondary College. The girls rounded off the day with a win against The Lakes. The team displayed good sportsmanship and commitment to improvement throughout the day.

VCAL

Late in Term 2, our Year 12 VCAL class attended the Hospitality Training Australia Institute and participated in an RSA Course. The course ran smoothly and was delivered well. We learnt about standard drink sizes, signs of intoxication and the laws around serving alcohol. This course will assist us and improve our employment opportunities in the hospitality industry.

 

Aleisha Mizzi

Year 12 VCAL student

Hands On Learning

Hands On Learning (HOL)

Our HOL students meet once a week on a Wednesday or a Friday. They start the day setting personal goals, planning lunch and daily projects. Learning by doing, teamwork, personal development and safety are key features of the HOL program. At the end of the day the students clean up and reflect on achievement of their goals.

The students had a very busy first semester working with the supports from our HOL leaders Steve Miller, and City of Whittlesea Baseline Youth Support Officers Bec Ferris, Hans Gregory and Sarah Rocca.

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