Two teams of Year 8 & 9 students attended the Mathematics Challenge Day at Federation University in Churchill. All of our students put in a valiant effort, our best result of the day being fourth place. Well done on your commendable effort - we will work on bringing home the medal next year!
On Saturday night ten gorgeous couples took the floor at our annual Debutante Ball. Thank you to the Rotary Club of Lakes Entrance, parents, students and staff who helped make this night a success!
Well done to our junior boys netball team who travelled to the Traralgon Basketball Stadium to compete in the inter school sports.
Year 10 students attended ‘Inspiring Young Men’, an event initiated to increase the aspirations of young men in our regional areas to continue with schooling and to encourage consideration of appropriate training pathways which will allow them to achieve their objectives.
Our whole school athletics carnivals saw students demonstrate amazing team spirit, we also had outstanding participation from those who attended. Well done to all involved and thank you to the staff and students who made the day a success.
Four of our Year 8/9 students attended the Intermediate Girls State Squash Championships at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre in Albert Park. Well done on the way you represented our college!
Year 10 students attended ‘Inspiring Young Women’, an event initiated to increase the aspirations of young women in our regional areas to continue with schooling and to encourage consideration of appropriate training pathways which will allow them to achieve their objectives.
Students from Year 9 participated in the Gippsland Badminton Championships at the Morwell Leisure Center. They played some great games, beating teams from both Wonthaggi and Drouin. Unfortunately, the day finished with losing to Traralgon so we did not make it onto the next stage of the competition. A fabulous effort by all who attended, your efforts made us all very proud!
Today our VCAL cohort held another very successful fundraising event. The BBQ was a hit with dozens cueing up for the delicious sausages and hamburgers. Between the BBQ and gold coin donations for out of uniform a total of $412 was raised for 'Kiss Goodbye to MS' who works to accelerate research into multiple sclerosis. Well done VCAL and thank you to all of our students who contributed to making the day a success!
Last night was the Annual East Gippsland Music Festival held at Boucher Hall. Students who participated from Lakes Entrance Secondary College put in an amazing effort. Well done!
Thank you to Bairnsdale Secondary College for inviting us to watch the comedian Wayne Deacon today at Forge Creek Theatre - we loved it! Also a huge thank you to the Freeza group for covering the cost of the event and our transport. A fabulous way for our Year 11 & 12 students to see the term out.
Congratulations to the fabulous efforts demonstrated by our Year 7 - 10 students at the East Gippsland Soccer, Netball & Badminton Championships held in Bairnsdale this week!
Today our VCAL students are in the midst of preparing the food for their Pop-Up Cafe at lunchtime. This is part of their VCAL Work Related Skills class and meets outcomes for planning and organising and OHS. Our staff and students have pre-ordered their fried rice, chicken burgers, nachos and pizzas which will be ready at lunchtime and should be delicious!
Last night we held our annual School Social. An 80's & 90's theme saw many a mullet and attendees listened to a rocking soundtrack from those fabulous decades. A huge thank you to our Student Leadership Council who organised and managed the event!
Well done to our twelve students who travelled to Lardner Park yesterday to compete in the Gippsland Cross Country Championships!
Reconciliation is acknowledging past mistakes and trying to make amends for what has been done. The beginning of the week marks the day of the referendum which was held on the 27th May 1967 that officially acknowledged Aboriginal Australians as full citizens. The week ends on the day the Mabo case of 1992 concluded, which was a court case that recognised the land rights of the Meriam people, the traditional owners of the Murray Islands.
The theme for this year’s reconciliation week is “don’t keep history a mystery” which means that we must always remember and learn from the past.
Thank you to the local primary schools who attended the Education Week activities organised by our VCAL students. The theme for this year is 'Celebrate the Arts', students undertook a variety of activities including collaborative mindful colouring, chalk drawing, sculptural teepees and foam stamping.
A number of our Year 12 students headed into Bairnsdale to listen to advice from the Tertiary Information Service (TIS) about how to apply for tertiary study. This was a fantastic opportunity for students to speak with a wide range of tertiary representatives, including all major Universities, and key TAFE and independent providers from across the state. Following this we went to Apex Park and had a delicious lunch before returning to school for our afternoon class.
Recently the Year 7 girls and Year 8 girls volleyball teams travelled to Morwell to compete in the Gippsland Volleyball Championships. Both teams were fantastic, playing as a team and supporting each other throughout each of their 3 matches.
Well done to all who participated in yesterday's annual Fun Run. Scores have been tallied, a huge congratulations to Pelican! Their efforts definitely show that participation matters!
Our Year 9 & 10 Outdoor Education class recently hiked in the Mitchell River National Park. It was hard work but they are already looking forward to their next trip!
Thank you to all of the staff, students, and especially all of the families who attended our Open Night on Wednesday this week. It was wonderful to see such great support from our local community. We can't wait to see you all again next year as part of our Year 7 cohort!
A huge congratulations to our VCAL students who planned and organised another successful Market Day! Also a massive thank you goes out to the local primary schools, community groups and our students who also contributed to making this day a success. A total of $313.25 from the BBQ & Out of uniform day will be donated to Melon's Cottage.
Anzac Day, 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. Every year, thousands of people join together to pay tribute to and remember those who have served. Staff and students of Lakes Entrance Secondary College paid their respects yesterday and would like to thank the representatives from our local RSL who joined us.
What a lovely way to end the term! Today our group of students who received the most positive recognition awards for the term went out and about, stopping off at Metung and then to the Footbridge Mini Golf, Lolly Shop & Ice Cream Shack before having a delicious feast of fish and chips.
Our annual Boardies Day was a huge success, raising a total of $429.43 for our local Surf Lifesaving Club! Congratulations to our VCAL students who planned and organised this fabulous event.
Well done to all of our students who participated in the inter-school East Gippsland Volleyball and Tennis Championships today in Bairnsdale. Well done on representing the college at this fabulous event!
Our Year 8 students had a fabulous week at camp experiencing all that Ballarat has to offer including Kryal Castle and Sovereign Hill. We are happy to welcome them home again and look forward to hearing all about it!
Our Year 10 students attended a 'Careers Taster Day' aimed to providing careers awareness and enhancing aspirational development. This was done via a tour of various local enterprises and by providing a structured and managed environment in which they can engage with local employers and gain an understanding of their business and general expectations of the workforce. Everyone had a great day, thank you to all of the local community members and businesses who assisted in making this day a reality!