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!
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!
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.
Today we had a whole school assembly in the Gym where the age group champions and winners of the Athletics Carnival were announced - Well done Gannet!!! A huge congratulations also to all of the students who participated last Thursday. At our assembly we also handed out the Geography Competition certificates, special mention goes to Elle Stroud who was awarded a distinction and Lachlan Chester who received a high distinction, placing him in the top 6% of students in the nation!
We were very fortunate that the weather held out for us on Athletics day! Everyone who attended put in a great effort and should be commended on their sportsmanship and willingness to 'have a go'. The winning house will be announced at assembly this week...stay tuned!
Well done to our team of four Year 7 & 8 who travelled to the Morwell Leisure Centre to compete in the Gippsland Badminton Championships. Our students played 3 games and unfortunately lost all of them, but were very competitive and displayed great sportsmanship.
This event recognized and celebrated the positive contributions our students have made throughout the term. Selected students had a viewing of 'Despicable Me 3' at Lakes Squash & Movie Theater. This was followed by fish & chips for lunch near Rotunda on Esplanade and a game of Mini Golf at Footbridge Mini Golf, Ice-cream & Lolly Shop before heading back to school for an early dismissal on the last day of term!
Well done to the 70+ students who took part in this event across various location in Bairnsdale. A commendable effort was put in by all, especially our Junior & Senior Boys Netball teams who have made it through to the next level of competition - congratulations!
The Competition is prepared by the History Teachers’ Association of Australia and aims to provide an interesting and challenging competition for students, we also see this as an opportunity to support teachers in the implementation of the new Australian Curriculum: History. Well done to our students who took part!
Happy Education Week everyone! The theme this year was 'Healthy Mind, Healthy Body' and our VCAL students ran activities with several of our local primary schools. Thanks to everyone who took part in this years event - especially our VCAL students who did a fabulous job!
Our Year 9's headed off to Melbourne for our three day camp. Everyone had a blast and took part in a myriad of activities. From Jump & Climb to visiting the Melbourne Aquarium & Melbourne Star, graffiti workshops and tours of the old Melbourne Laneways. Our group also had the pleasure of seeing the stage performance of Aladdin at Her Majesty's Theatre.
Thank you to Gippsland Lakes Community Health who hosted a 'Taster Day' for students last Friday. This was a great opportunity for those interested as a potential future pathway to see what occupations were available in the industry.
Well done to all who participated in our annual Fun Run. Congratulations to Gannet house for taking home the shield this year! Also a big congratulations to all who made it through to the next level of competition which will be held at the Lakes Entrance Golf Course on Monday 29th March.
The VCE Visual Communication and Design & Media classes headed off bright and early to Melbourne. They went to the Top Design exhibition at the Melbourne Museum - the Visual Communication and Design class had the opportunity to sit in on a forum with Illustrator Kate Pullen. The VCE Media class also had a look at Top Arts at the NGV which was excellent.
Well done to all of our Year 7 & Year 9 students who took part in NAPLAN testing this week. A huge thanks to all of our staff and students for their help and understanding - there were a lot of variations to our timetable but it was definitely worth it to give our students the best chance at success while sitting their Literacy & Numeracy tests!