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Year 10 Photography

 

Year 10 Students are currently working on a unit called "Storytelling through Photography". Over the course of the unit students have learned about the structure of a Photo Essay, sequencing and editing through Photoshop.

 

Students focused on a variety of themes ranging from the relationship between humans and animals to the comradery shared between team mates. These are some of their images. 

 

Courtney Kempster

Art/Photography Teacher

Sustainable Garden Sculpture Workshop 

Artist in residence Hoss Ayres and students took part in a creative public artwork called "The Forest Forever” in the Whittlesea Community Garden. The students decorated iron tree frames with all sorts of material and colourful recycled objects. Loads of fun was had and there was a real buzz with creative making. 

 

Wayne Wilson Wong

Art Teacher

Enviro Duty Challenge 2017 - Inaugural Awards for Term 1

Last year was the year the school community made the conscious decision to say ‘enough is enough’ when it came to the state of our school environment. The 2016 Student Leaders, teachers, maintenance staff and the school administration backed the start of an initiative to clean up the school grounds called the Enviro Duty Challenge.

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.

Year 7 Cricket

Our Year 7 Cricket team had their first round of competition out at Epping in perfect cricket weather at the start of autumn. We had the tough first round challenge of facing Epping who are notoriously strong at this stage of competition.

Epping won the toss and decided to bat, and bat they did. They were dominant from the first ball, and in the 12 over game they failed to lose any wickets while making an unbelievable score of 101, short bowling being a main issue with our side.

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.

 

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