This was the official last day of school for our Year 12 students. We had breakfast with staff and students, followed by a whole school assembly to celebrate our graduating class of 2016. Students were dismissed after a clean up and morning tea with staff at recess. Well done to our Year 12's on the way you conducted yourself on Celebration Day. Good luck with everything that is to come in the future!
A bus load of our students headed down to Newborough to participate in the regional Athletics. A great day was held with lots of fabulous results. Only 1st place goes through to state level...Ryan Marsden will be representing in the high jump. Well done to all involved and good luck Ryan at state!
Thank you to our school captains for running the assembly. Also, well done to all who presented and received awards and recognition for participation in the Maths Competition, VCAL Community Projects and to those who have acheived 100% attendance for this term.
The VCAL class held a fundraiser for the Bairnsdale Hopsital Oncology Ward at Lakes Entrance Secondary College. On the day students could bring a gold coin to wear out of uniform, a BBQ was held at lunch and students could also have their hair sprayed with coloured spray for a gold coin donation. Over $450 was raised at this event...well done!
We had 37 Basketballers travel to Bairnsdale to compete in the East Gippsland Regional Championships. The teams were, Year 7 girls, Year 7 boys, Year 8 boys (who won against Swifts Creek), Year 9/10 girls and the Year 9/10 boys (who won against Nagle College). Well done to all who were involved!
Over 4 days our VCAL students took to the road to engage grade 3, 4, 5 & 6 students from 5 primary schools in our Numeracy Week activities. Thanks to the VCAL students for organising and running this fabulous event, also a big thanks to the local primary schools for having us!
Over 4 days we had 236 grade 5 & 6 students from 7 primary schools attend our Science Week activities. Thanks to Mr Sentry and the VCAL students for organising and running this fabulous event, also a big thank you to Jan for driving the bus to pick up the attendees!
Well done to all who participated in our whole school athletics! The winning house will be announced at our celebration assembly on Wednesay 10th August.
Ten of our male 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.
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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.