The team played 2 games at Coburg Stadium on 4th August. Their first game was against Northcote where they were very competitive against much bigger players. Playing an up-tempo style and shooting a lot from outside we provided Northcote with some issues. They eventually overcame us and we lost 41-30. The next game was against St Helena. The boys started with a 9-0 lead and that scared St Helena after they comfortably defeated Northcote earlier. The team continued to play extended defence which St Helena had trouble adapting to.
Our best basketballers across our middle school ventured out to Mill Park Basketball Stadium on Thursday August 18 to compete to be the winners of the Whittlesea Division for 2016.
Our girls started their campaign strongly against Gilson College, who struggled throughout the day. Taylah Naumovski was our standout for the match, scoring early baskets to set up the win, which was 42 – 0.
Earlier in August the college hosted several Japanese Exchange Students. The exchange students and their Australian hosts went for an excursion to Healesville Sanctuary, which unfortunately had to close for the day due to high winds. Instead, the students visited the Yarra Valley Chocolatier and Sky High at Mt Dandenong.
Food Technology Teacher
Last week in the kitchen students enjoyed making beautiful Lemon Meringue Cakes. The cakes are a requirement of the Year 10 Food Technology Café Culture program. These photos will form part of the evaluations that students undertake to further their understanding of ingredient knowledge and cooking processes. The cakes are made in three sections. The lemon flavoured cake is baked in muffin tins and when cooled, they are filled with fresh homemade lemon curd. The finishing touch of meringue is then piped on with a piping bag and a star nozzle.
Over the last term in Year 9 Computer Graphics we have been completing a unit on Experimental Portraiture. During this unit we have been utilising Adobe Photoshop to create a series of unique and quirky portraits. Some of these include digital collages, zombie portraits, double exposures and lego portraits.
Last week Whittlesea Secondary College held a 'Love is Love' Film Festival, a celebration of the LBGTI community. The festival ran every day in the PAC during lunch hours, showing films such as Gayby Baby and Love in Full Colour. The festival was a success, averaging 25-30 students each lunch hour. Not only did the festival support the local LBGTI school community, we also raised a small amount of funds for Minus 18, an organisation that supports LBGTI youth in Australia.
The SOFA Group (Same Sex, Other, Friends Alliance)
Students in Year 7 learn about colour and colour mixing with paint. They then needed to apply their knowledge to create an abstract painting that used their initials, bright colour and pattern. 7D have just completed the task, refining their understanding of the development process required to create Art as well as their skills in how to paint a neat, eye-catching design.
Just after the holidays, Year 11 VCE students went on an excursion into the city to see the RMIT University. The VCE students had a chance to be shown the ins and outs of how RMIT works and to hear the experiences of RMIT students – both present and past. The students arrived in the city at 9am where they had a chance to wander around and grab a coffee before being exposed to the possibilities of their future.
Earlier in the term, the Intermediate boys football team ventured out to Northcote to play off in the 2016 Northern Metropolitan Region Finals.
The boys' first game was against Princess Hill Secondary College. It was a closely contested game with the wind playing a big factor. The boys led early but Princess Hill fought back getting within 5 points at the final siren.
Our second game was against Northcote Park Secondary College. After Bailey Stewart put on 3 goals within 5 minutes, we took the lead and held it for the rest of the match.