Thai Beef Salad

Thai Beef Salad

This week in Café Culture, students made a Thai Beef Salad using lots of fresh lettuce mix, coriander, mint, red onion and a marinated steak with a spicy chilli dressing.


All students' presentation of the meal was exceptional; a meal worth serving in a restaurant.


Steve Lascelles

Food Technology Teacher

Ms Vine- Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge

Some very brave staff participated in the ‘Ice Bucket’ challenge during August, with proceeds going to raise awareness for Motor Neurone Disease and in particular former teacher Mr Reiter, who unfortunately is currently battling with the illness. Many staff and students feel particularly touched by the cause.

These photos show Ms Vine, Mr Bumpstead and Mr Hiho having a bucket of ice water tipped over their heads on a below 15 degree day.

Thanks to everyone who supported the cause and are still doing so.

Senior VCAL

The Senior VCAL class went to the Jewish Holocaust Museum. The group had lunch at a European restaurant and visited the Melbourne City Synagogue. Everyone had a good day, it was a great experience and a big eye opener. Once the class arrived at Elsternwick station, they then walked to the Jewish Holocaust Museum.

Finding My Place

Early in September the ‘Finding My Place’ group listened to Tyrell Moore, the founder of the non-profit organisation Sole Fathers United.  Tyrell is a single parent of his ten-year-old daughter.  He spoke about Perceptions: How you are perceived can make a huge differenceand how those perceptions can affect your decision making and also your relationships.  Tyrell commenced his presentation wearing a suit, then returned minutes later wearing casual clothes and a cap.  The students actually thought it was a different person!  Tyrell also presented information regarding Juvenile Justice and s

Ski Camp

On the 22nd of August a group of Year 9 & 10 Students travelled to Bogong Outdoor Education Centre with Mr Joseph and Ms Kelly. Students spent the week learning to ski and about the sustainability of the Victorian Alpine region.

Senior Boys Basketball- NMR

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.

Intermediate Basketball

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.

Japanese and Australian Students

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.

Steven Lascelles

Food Technology Teacher

Lemon Meringue Cakes

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.

Year 9 Computer Graphics

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. 


Courtney Millett

Art Teacher