Anzac Day

Last week our student leaders, along with many other students in various clubs, teams and groups, marched in the annual ANZAC Day Parade here in Whittlesea. As always, our students conducted themselves with the utmost respect and did a wonderful job of representing the school.

Year 10 student Shanae Watson read the Requiem beautifully in front of the huge crowd. Well done to all students involved once again for representing the school so well on a special day in the community and the country. 

Vic Roads Scholarship

Congratulations to Mitch Allen, Year 10, for being one of only 12 indigenous students across Victoria who successfully gained a scholarship from VicRoads. With more than 200 applications, Mitch was one of the first students selected. He will receive financial assistance for his studies each year until the end of Year 12 and may be offered work experience and other employment opportunities at VicRoads.

Helen Heaney

Indigenous Education Coordinator

 

Intermediate Volleyball

 

The intermediate boys and girls went down to the Darebin Sport Centre down in Reservoir to compete against Mill Park, Hazelglen, Gilson, Lalor, Epping, Lalor North, The Lakes and Thomastown secondary college students.

Girls

Our Swimming Squad set out on an exciting day representing the Northern Metropolitan Region for their events which we sent out 12 swimmers for the day.

We had some fantastic results, showing that swimming at the school is on the rise.

Star swimmer Alesha McIntosh finished as our best swimmer on the day with 3 thirds and a second, racing against much older racers.

Jack Hayton finished with a 5th place.

Our girls and boys 4 x 200m freestyle relay both finished 6th in their respective events.

Indigenous Incursion

On 24th March Friday, Year 7 students took part in an incursion. Our Indigenous Elder for the area of Whittlesea, Ian Hunter, presented to students stories about the ways of life for Aboriginal people from the past and made connections to the present. He identified the past struggles, their beliefs in nature and the environment and place people have in this world.

Year 7 Tennis and Volleyball

Our newest cohort had their first interschool sports competition when we hosted volleyball at our recreation centre. A full boys and girls team were very excited when they entered the nine team round robin.

 

Hands on Learning Family Pizza Night

Year 8 Tennis

Our Year 8 Tennis team played in torrential conditions in our district competition. Our young and inexperienced team came up against some strong tennis teams in what was a tough day out.

Our team was well beaten across both their games against Epping and Mill Park. Zachary Baker was our best performer on the day playing in the number 2 position, winning both his games against his opponents. Our boys showed fantastic sportsmanship on the day and enjoyed the tennis experience Melbourne style.

Year 8 Volleyball

Whittlesea Secondary College hosted our district Volleyball for our Year 8s. Playing against nine other schools, it was a tough day of competition where a lot of ability was shown.

Our girls completed their three games with one big win against Gilson College. The two games that we lost were close encounters where our girls fought gallantly but were beaten by physically bigger sides.

Holocaust Museum

On the 27th of March the students in Year 10 History went on an excursion to the Holocaust Centre in Elsternwick. Whilst we were there we saw numerous sources of first hand evidence of what happened during World War Two and we heard stories from survivors David and Abraham.

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