Our annual VCAL Celebration and morning tea is a wonderful opportunity where our VCAL cohort presents the success of projects completed throughout the year.
We would like to wish our Graduating Class of 2018 all the best as they transition into the next phase of their journey. They had a great time celebrating their last day of school before they put in the hard yards.
A team of Year 9 and 10 girls recently attended the Intermediate Basketball Competition held in Traralgon. The girls should all be really proud of their efforts on the day. They showed great sportsmanship, teamwork improved their skills each game which was amazing to see especially when they were up against teams that all played basketball at a high level in the state and nationally.
A team of our Year 8 girls competed in the Gippsland Regional Basketball Tournament at Traralgon. Unfortunately, we lost all our games but the girls did a fantastic job considering they only had five players. Well done!
VCAL students recently held our annual Loud Shirt Day fundraiser. Despite the weather the event was a huge success with many students enjoying the BBQ and taking part in the Fun Fair. A total of $320.36 was raised and will be donated to the Taralye Foundation who provides early intervention services for children with hearing loss.
Well done to all of our students who participated in the Gippsland Athletics Championships at the Newborough Athletics Track - great effort!
Forty students traveled to the Bairnsdale Recreation Centre to participate in the Basketball Championships. During the matches we saw some great technique, court vision, teamwork and amazing sportsmanship from all students. Well done to all teams, especially to our Year 8 Girls and Intermediate Girls for making it through to the next round.
Our Year 9 / 10 Outdoor Education students rode the mountain bikes in the vicinity of Blores Hill as a way of putting into practice what they have learnt throughout their current unit of work.
Thank you to staff and students from our local primary schools who participated in our Book Week activities. We hope you had a great time!
Our VCE Outdoor Education students braved the elements and took to the mountains on their ski camp at Mt Hotham. This was a fabulous opportunity to put into practice the skills and knowledge acquired during their theoretical lessons.
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!
Thank you to staff and Grade 5 / 6 student from Lakes Entrance Primary School, Swan Reach Primary School, St Brendans Catholic Primary School and Toorloo Arm Primary School who attended our Science Week activities. We hope you had a great time!
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.