… unsure about what to do when you finish school?
… keen to learn and explore different careers?
… looking for ideas and inspiration?
Inspiring Young Men 2016 might be just right for you!
Ten of our female students attended this worthwhile event with several other schools from our region. The luncheon helped with ideas about what to do when you finish school, learning and exploring different careers and ideas and inspiration in regards to what possible career pathways are out there.
On the second last day of Term 2 students who had exhibited ongoing good behaviour and a positive contribution to our College were rewarded. Those involved went on an excursion to the Buchan Caves Reserve and a great day was had by all. The Positive Recognition Tally has been reset to zero for everyone so start trying to gain a place on the Term 3 Rewards Day!
Students participated in a graffiti workshop and a Melbourne lane-way tour, visit galleries, and saw the theatre production of Matilda. In addition to these activities students also visited the Melbourne Zoo, went ice skating, rode the Melbourne Star, took part in the Old Melbourne Gaol Ghost Tour and an orienteering challenge through the city.
Well done to all of our students who sat the GAT, it is an essential part of the VCE assessment procedures. Although GAT results do not count directly towards a student’s VCE results, they play an important role in checking that school-based and external assessments have been accurately assessed, and in calculating Derived Examination Scores.
The workshops covered topics ranging from getting your first job to basic investment principles and setting savings goals. Year 10’s took part during session 1; VCAL students participated in workshops during sessions 2 & 3.
Our school social theme was ultraviolet! Face paint was provided upon entry and all who attended wore their brightest and whitest clothes. Thank you to all of the staff and students who made this possible, especially Mr Fisher and the Student Leadership Council.
This was an opportunity for the students taking part in our Koorie Mentoring Program to learn about and see cultural artefacts from days past.
Welcome home to all who attended our Year 8 Camp in Ballarat. The camp included elements that covered the Year 8 Humanities curriculum regarding Medieval Europe. It also reinforced knowledge previously learned about Australian history.
Students were given the opportunity to visit different faculties within the University, where they gained in-depth information on the range of degrees available. Whilst in Churchill students engaged in a full day of hands-on activities led by University staff.
Well done to the students who went to Dandenong to take part in the School Sport Victoria (SSV) Secondary Volleyball Senior Girls State Finals.
Well done to the students who participated in The Australian Geography Competition! We hope you had fun demonstrating your geographical knowledge and skills. The Competition aims to encourage student interest in geography and to reward student excellence. All who took part will receive a certificate; these will be distributed at assembly when they arrive.
Thank you to everyone who came and supported our Open Night and Information Evening. It was a great chance for families to mingle with members of the school and wider community. Activities prepared by the various Key Learning Areas were a hit and the school band did a superb job of entertaining the crowd. A big thankyou also to Bec Jackson of Kombi Koffee who provided beverages to all attendees free of charge!
Well done to the VCAL students on the fabulous job you did during Education Week working with the Grade 5, 6 & Year 7 students. From Monday to Thursday they ran various workshops relevant to the theme of Technology that were challenging, engaging & exciting. Bring on next year!
Well done to all who took part in our annual Fun Run, it was great to see so much house spirit and comradery. A big thank you to the PE/Health department for all of the organisation that went into the event.
Recently our Year 7 & 9 students took part in annual The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). Congratulations to all who took part and tried their best, also a big thank you to the Home Economics Team who put breakfast on for our students each day before testing took place.
VCE Media, Studio Arts, Design Technology and VET Interactive Digital Media students were up bright and early to head down to see Top Arts & Top Design exhibitions (held at Federation Square & Melbourne Museum). This was an invaluable opportunity for students to look through top quality folios as they prepare to create their own design plans back at school.
It was great to see and hear about all of the wonderful things that have been occurring in our school community. Parents, guardians and community members are welcome to attend these events and help celebrate our accomplishments, keep checking the ‘Upcoming Events’ on the College website for more information.
Our Year 12 VCE students travelled to Bairnsdale to attend an information session run by the Tertiary Information Service (TIS). Representatives from each of Victoria's universities, TAFEs and several independent colleges delivered information on the application process for tertiary courses and the range of study opportunities available. The program was provided free to schools so all students can make well-informed choices about their futures.
Lakes Entrance Secondary College & Lakes Entrance Primary School staff and students gathered together to remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service. The spirit of ANZAC, with its qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.
Well done to VCAL student Kayleigh McShane who planned and organised Market Day. A total of over $450 was raised for Melon’s Cottage, a local charity who provides respite for families dealing with Leukaemia. Thank you to all of our staff and student for attending, as well as Lakes Entrance Primary School and St Brendans Catholic Primary School for supporting our annual event, see you again next year!
We would like to thank all of the parents and guardians who attended parent teacher interviews. We had a great turnout and look forward to seeing even more parents and guardians in the future. It takes the whole school community to help educate our students to achieve the most out of life.
The day was hard fought with Kingfisher being the victors in the end. Our other houses will need to pull together and try their best to finish ahead of Kingfisher at the upcoming Fun Run and Athletics events. Congratulations to all who took part!
Our senior students recently headed down to visit Federation University at Churchill. This was an opportunity to experience what university life might be like, a great day was had by all the attendees.