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Host Families are Required For Japanese Students

We are fortunate to have 12 Japanese students visit in August. Each year a group of students from Japan make the Journey to Australia and are here with us for a period of six days, staying with families from our College.

A rough itinerary for the exchange students is:

Day 1 (Friday 31st July) –- Arrive at Whittlesea Secondary College

Welcome ceremony and lunch, host families invited.  In the afternoon, exchange students go to class with Australian host students.

2015 Graeme Clark Oration

Sir Paul Nurse took the stage at the Melbourne Convention Centre on March 10 to lead the 2015 Graeme Clark Oration. Luckily enough students from theCollege were invited to be in the audience to hear about anew step in science and all the amazing opportunities that surround us by the Nobel Laureate. During his speech he spoke about his work on cell reproduction. He has been a geneticist and cell biologist for many years and has done major work on understanding how the cell cycle is controlled and how cell shape and cell dimensions are determined.

Girls Volleyball

Sport Report, March 13th

Coach – Ben Omizzolo

Congratulations to all the girls for putting up a fantastic performance throughout the day. The girls were brilliant throughout all seven matches and represented the College brilliantly on their first sporting experience for 2015. Our girls team came third overall.

Game 1 Defeated by Epping (competition winners) 18 - 25 13 – 25 Best player: Taylah Braddock

Game 2 Defeated Lalor 25 - 15 25 – 17 Best player: Shelby Young

Game 3 Defeated Lalor North 25 - 21 25 - 14 Best player: Mikaela Doherty

Boys Volleyball Team

Sport Report, 10th March Coach – Ben Omizzolo

Congratulations to the Senior Volleyball side for a fantastic tournament. The boys were extremely competitive against some very skilled and mature opponents. Special mention to Tom Watson in Year 12 in his final Volleyball competition in representing Whittlesea Secondary College.

Game 1 Defeated by Thomastown 22 - 25 23 – 25 Best player: Tom Watson 

Game 2 Drew with Epping 25 - 22 13 – 18 Best player: Kyle Richardson

Game 3 Defeated by Lalor (competition winners) 15 - 25 16 – 25 Best player: Jay Tait

Elevate Education

This week, VCE students and parents were invited to an information evening presented by Elevate Education on effective study skills at home. Both parents and students were given hints and tips on important skills, such as time management, study regimes and how to avoid procrastination! Many familiar stories about distraction were shared and presenter Jeremy gave useful, effective tips for families to work together to achieve maximum outcomes in VCE.

Metropolitan Remand Centre

Year 12 VCAL (Intermediate and Senior classes) went on an excursion to the Metropolitan Remand Centre recently. This was an educational program that helped people who were awaiting sentence in a rehabilitation program. We used public transport to get to the venue which was in Raven Hill. We were given an induction of the place and what we were to expect. We were then split into two groups and got a half an hour interview with some of the prisoners which everyone really enjoyed.

Worlds Greatest Shave

This coming Saturday (14th March), Year 12 student Claire Halliday will be participating in the World's Greatest Shave. She is hoping to raise money for the Leukemia Foundation to find a cure for blood cancer.Please search for Claire on the World's Greatest Shave website and help her reach her goal!

Graduation Dinner/Awards Evening

Come and celebrate successfully completing Year 12.

Graduation Dinner/Awards Evening for the Year 12 Class (VCE & VCAL) of 2015

When:  Thursday 20 November 2015 7.30pm

Where: Eucalypt Room, Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre

Cost: $85pp (includes 3 course meal, soft drinks, DJ, valedictory vake). Family, friends and partners invited

Dress: Formal

Tickets will be available from the General Office, Term 2.

Fare Share Kitchen

Our Year 12 VCE Food Technology and VET Hospitality students volunteered their time to cook at Fare Share in Abbotsford recently.

Fare Share is an organisation whose mission is to rescue food that would otherwise be wasted and to produce and distribute food to people in need. They rely on volunteers to prepare food and a myriad of food suppliers to donate surplus food supplies to service many charities across Melbourne.

Success for Jayden and Aaron

Year 12 students Jayden Happel and Aaron Dowel have been having some success in the designing of T-Shirts and stickers. The two students are working collaboratively to create a series of designs and have recently been featured in the local Leader Newspaper. We are looking forward to seeing more of their work in the future.