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.

School for Student Leadership

Congratulations to the following Year 9 students who have been selected to participate in the School for Student Leadership programMitchell Allen, Paige Brice, Trent Stoneham, Jamie Kupisz and Josh Biancon. This will take place in Term 3 for a period of nine weeks at the Gnurad-Gundidj Campus in the western district of Victoria.

Lovebites program

LOVEBITES PROGRAM

On Wednesday June 8, 50 Year 10 students were active participants in the pilot program of Lovebites, which was run at the school in collaboration with three members from Victoria Police, two staff from Plenty Valley Community Health, three DET Health Educators and five Whittlesea Secondary College Staff.

This program was divided into three sections;

National Reconciliation Week

BBQ Kangaroo Tasting and Art Project – Our National Reconciliation Week Event 

On Wednesday 1st June our Indigenous student group and friends hosted a lunchtime event with BBQ kangaroo and damper tasting. An all-student and staff art banner was created for the College. We screened video clips with musicians singing Indigenous stories and supporting Indigenous rights. 

Painting

Visual Communication Design- Year 9

Keith Haring was an influential artist of the 1980’s who focused on making his art accessible to the public by creating street art and often placing his works on clothing. His artwork frequently addressed social issues of the time, some that are still relevant to this day. By studying this artist, students are seeing the connection between art and design.

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