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Hands on Learning

The Hands on Learning (HOL) students have been really busy all term. Two of their recent projects were tie dying their own shirts and painting the tiered concrete blocks at the Whittlesea Skate Park so it was ready for our Indigenous students to paint their art designs on Wednesday 8th March. 

Chloe, Jake and Callum are with the City of Whittlesea Youth Development Officers, Hans Gregory (Skate Park portfolio) and Rex Taylor (Aboriginal portfolio). 

Year 9 Girl's Cricket

Year 9 Girl's Cricket

Our Year 9 Girls took on Lalor on our home ground at Whittlesea Secondary College Oval in hot conditions on the first day of autumn for the year.

Many of our girls were new to the game but the enthusiasm in training was outstanding, which meant the day was always going to be a fun one.

Athletics Carnival

Athletics Carnival

The College Athletics Carnival took place on the last day of February, and one of the hottest of our summer, on a scorching 34 degree day out at Meadowglen International Athletics Stadium, where our four College houses of Melba, Yarra, Barak and Waratah would battle it out in our yearly athletics meet.

We had a record number of participants on the day, meaning a long day on the track and field where students from all year levels broke old records for certain events, as well as new school athletes stepping onto the scene and dominating the day.

VCE Literature

VCE Literature 

Ms Daines’ VCE Literature class took a ‘novel’ approach to its study of Chris Wallace-Crabbe’s poetry. As part of their ‘Creative Response’ task they swapped pens for paintbrushes and produced their own visual responses to one of his most painterly poems, ‘Sunset sky near Coober Pedy’. The students expressed their personal interpretations of the poem by representing the creative act he describes-not in their words, but in ‘dashes, daubs, streaks, smears and dollops’. 


Ms Daines

English/Literature Teacher

Elevate Information Evening

Elevate Parent Information Evening

Elevate Education presented to a packed Performing Arts Centre of parents and students last week. The evening offered practical advice for both parents and students on managing stress during VCE, developing realistic study habits as well as motivation and goal setting. The presenter also highlighted three of the most important things that top performing students do, that are not explicitly taught in the classroom:

  1. Organised study notes
  2. Extra reading
  3. Practice exam papers throughout the year
RMIT Excursion

Year 12 RMIT Excursion

Year 12 VCE students attended RMIT University in the CBD to experience university life and get inspired about the busy year that awaits them! Elevate Education presented two workshops for students, teaching them about memory mnemonics and how to successfully build their study habits this year. Students also participated in a university challenge to familiarise themselves with all that RMIT has to offer. Congratulations to the winners!

A Phelp's Finish

Interschool Swimming Squad

Our Swimming Squad led the way in success in the pool in the Whittlesea Division round when our team ventured out to Coburg Olympic Swimming Pool.

We had multiple first placings from a small yet strong squad.

Oliver Stewart, Connor Matzkows, Riley McLay and Alex Luscombe were all members of the first placing Boys 4 x 50m freestyle.

Crazy Kaleidoscopes

Crazy Kaleidoscopes


In Year 9 Computer Graphics students complete a unit on experimental imagery. Over the course of the unit students will explore and manipulate images through Adobe Photoshop in order to create digital artworks. These are some of the beautiful end results from a task on Kaleidoscopes. 


Mrs Kempster

Art Teacher

Year 7 Swimming Carnival

Year 7 Swimming Carnival

On Friday February 10th was our annual Year 7 Swimming Carnival. The day was held at Whittlesea Swim Centre where we had our entire cohort involved in what was a fantastic day. In 29 degree sunshine we saw some fantastic competition across 25m and 50m sprint races, as well as our longer distances of 100m and our relays. The highlight of the day was watching students participate in our “doggy-paddle” race, as well as our main event of water volleyball.

Parents are invited to nominate for the three parent vacancies on College Council. The term of office is for two years. No experience is necessary, just an interest in your child’s school and a desire to work in partnership with others to help shape the school’s future. More than one third of the total members must be in the parent category and there is an opportunity to share your skills in developing the direction of the College.