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!
We are very pleased to welcome back our Year 7 students who attended camp at Mt Bogong. We hope you all had a fun, exciting and challenging week!
Our VET Sports and Recreation students, as well as the leaders of our college had the fortune to take part in a session led by members of the St Kilda Football Club. Discussion was had about what it is to be a leader at a football club and how students can use these skills to further their leadership aspirations.
Our Year 11 & 12 students saw some spectacular scenery on their VCE Outdoor Education Camp at Wilson's Promontory this week. They had a great trip and are already looking forward to their next camp!
The Industry Information Session which our VCAL students took part in during their Work Related Skills class was a great success. Thanks to all of the presenters who attended and spoke to our students.
Thank you to the families of our Year 7 students who attended the Information Evening. We hope you got a lot out of it and look forward to undertaking this learning journey with you all.
Our annual Swimming Sports was a huge success, with a large proportion of our school participating in events. Well done to everyone who took part, this was a fabulous display of what a supportive environment we encourage at Lakes Entrance secondary College!
What a year! Our annual Presentation Evening was a huge success. We would like to congratulate all of our recipients and thank our sponsors, staff and families who made the evening such a success.
At the end of the year our Year 7 - 10 students had the opportunity to undertake a range of exciting and engaging activities. These included laser tag, archery, bike riding, paddle boats, cooking, dance, movies and much much more!
To celebrate the last day of Year 8 - 12 classes our VCAL students organised a BBQ and music in the courtyard at lunchtime. Well done to all involved - we hope everyone enjoyed the event!
Welcome to our new Year 7 class. Our Transition Program runs for four days and we are very pleased that you are a part of our college community. We look forward to seeing what a fabulous effort you put in to your education over the next six years!
Our Year 12 students celebrated their graduation with a dinner at the Lakes Entrance Golf Club to share their success with family, friends and members of the College staff. We are very proud of you and hope you had a fabulous evening!
Last Friday a group of our Year 7 girls headed down to Dandenong to participate in the State Volleyball Championships. They played a fantastic 3 matches. Lost first 2 games 2-0. Played well in the last game which ended up being 1 set each then lost the third 16-14. It was a great day! Our players were Brooke Perrett, Abbey Bills, Chelsea Lavery, Sophie McKenzie, Paige Carter and Hannah Korwa. Assistant Coach was Julia Baker.
At the end of last week a group of our students participated in the interschool mountain biking competition held at Mallacoota. It was a difficult track and a warm day but our students gave it their best!
To celebrate the many successes of our VCAL program, the school held its annual presentation and morning tea in the library. All VCAL students delivered to parents, teachers, members of the School Council and other stakeholders, presentations highlighting some of their achievements in the projects they undertook throughout the year.
Congratulations to our graduating 'Class of 2017'. Today we celebrated their last day of schooling before our VCE cohort commence exams next week and out VCAL students wrap up the last of their assessments. We are very proud of you all and wish you well in the coming weeks. Feel free to drop in anytime if you need a hand with anything and we will see you all at Graduation!
Well done to our Year 7 student Rielly Wigg who travelled to Albert Park to represent Lakes Entrance Secondary College in long jump at the State Championships. Rielly did not place but put in a tremendous effort jumping 4.47 metres. Well done Rielly!
During health & PE Week Breakfast Club ran each morning.There was also be numerous activities before, during and after school including; Boxing, Cricket, Walk/Run, Dance, Bootcamp and Downball. Our 'Retro Active Wear / Favourite Sporting Star' dress up day and Jump Rope for Heart events raised much needed funds for the Heart Foundation.
The VCE Studio Arts class headed to Bairnsdale and Sale to check out the latest exhibitions out local galleries had to offer. What the class experienced will be invaluable for their final assessment.
At lunchtime our VCAL students held a ‘Loud Shirt Day’ which was an out of school uniform day, requiring a gold coin donation for the ‘Taralye’ charity First Voice. At lunch time the VCAL students also had a BBQ selling sausages and cans of drink, with all proceeds going to First Voice. In addition, the VCAL students also offered colored hair spray for a cost at lunchtime. The total amount of funds raised from the event was $273.16 - well done everyone and thank you for your support!
To acknowledge Mental Health Week, and National Headspace Day, the crew from Bairnsdale Headspace, Kirsten and Marilyse, came along to Lakes Entrance Secondary yesterday. We held a BBQ which was a fundraiser for a family going through extremely challenging times in Omeo, had free give-a-ways in exchange for the students writing up 'when I'm Not in a good headspace, what makes me feel better?' The responses can be viewed on the library wall, and there were some great suggestions. Being with dogs came out a favourite! Our SLC made the day possible, with setting up and cooking the BBQ. Some young master chefs in the making! Our own DJ Fish-Dog provided some tunes for the lunch hour. Remember to always look out for each other, and check in with others by asking 'Are you OK?'
On the last day of term we took 14 students on our Rewards Day Roadtrip! Once we left school we headed to Buchan for a walk and a delicious cupcake before driving to Bruthen to have lunch. After lunch we headed to Metung for muffins and a run around before making our final stop back at school.
Today our students headed down to the Newborough Athletics Track to take part in the Gippsland Athletics Championship. Well done to Deja Hood who came 2nd in Shot Put and Rielly Wigg who came 3rd in the 200 Metres. A special mention goes to Rielly who also came 1st in Long Jump so he goes through to the State Championships!
Thanks to VicRoads for organising the Bike Education held at St Brendans. Our VCAL students had a great morning scoring the Grade 4 & 5 students from Swan Reach Primary School, St Brendans Catholic Primary School and Newmerella Primary School as they navigated their way through the course. See you all again at Bike Ed next year!
Last Thursday was our School Social. With DJ Fishdog on the decks and everyone in attendance ready for fun a great night out was guaranteed! Thanks to everyone who came and a special thanks to those who helped set up and organise the event.
All Year 9, 10 & VCAL experienced NAO the humanoid robot, Samsung Gear 3D glasses, introduction to the Next Steps - Virtual Careers Expo, a talk about career development and received a show bag with career goodies.
At the Inter-School Basketball in Bairnsdale our Year 7 boys won 3 out of 4 games and our Year 9 & 10 boys played really well and had one draw. Well done also to our girls teams! Everyone was great and had a really fun day. Stay tuned for our Table Tennis results!
This week our VCAL students went on a Book Week road trip to the local primary school to celebrate and share Book Week with the Prep students. Activities for our students were also held at lunchtimes for our secondary students to engage in - the 'Bookshelfies' were a huge success!
On Saturday night nine gorgeous couples took the floor at our annual Debutante Ball. Thank you the Rotary Club of Lakes Entrance, parents, students and staff who helped make this night a success!
National Science Week was recently celebrated at Lakes Entrance Secondary College. As well as lunchtime activites for our students to participate in; Grade 5 and 6 students from Lakes Entrance Primary School, Metung Primary School, St. Brendan’s Catholic Primary School and Nowa Nowa Primary School attended this National Science Week event.