2016 – Term 3 Week 7

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Principal’s News

In reviewing the Newsletter items prior to publication, I was delighted to read articles advising our community about the many opportunities there are for students to be involved in developing their leadership skills. I read with interest an opinion about pollution by Joshua Briggs in Year 7. A number of Music Ensembles are being led

August 26th, 2016|

Faster, Higher, Stronger

The Olympics is a fascinating event. Every four years we stay up and watch sports from exotic places like Rio de Janeiro that we would normally have little or no interest in. Not only do we become absorbed in these most obscure of sports, but, for a fortnight at least, we also become instant experts

August 26th, 2016|

Prayer for Justice

Father, you have given all peoples one common origin. It is your will that they be gathered together, As one family in yourself. Fill the hearts of humankind with the fire of your love And with the desire to ensure justice for all. By sharing the good things you give us, May we secure

August 25th, 2016|

Tinnies 4 Vinnies 2016

We are half way through Term 3 and our collection is well underway. Some students have been very generous already. Tins of food are being collected and tallied in each room. The Year 11 students have been selling Pizza to raise funds for the St Vincent de Paul Society, a great way to warm up

August 25th, 2016|

Updated School Bus Management System Information

School Bus Management System – User Account Emails Public Transport Victoria and the Department of Education and Training welcomes families to the School Bus Management System, the new online system where you can apply, renew and view your applications for travel on School Bus Program services. Existing Travellers A user account has been set up

August 25th, 2016|

A Trip to Ferny Creek

As part of our unit on Ecosystems, the Year 7s trekked down to Ferny Creek to investigate the creek and surrounding environment. Each student was allocated a particular factor to investigate during the visit. This included soil, water, plants, animals and rubbish. Every class collected water and soil samples from two different locations at

August 25th, 2016|

Year 8 Retreat

We had a beautiful, sunny and windy day at Lysterfield. We enjoyed great views and lots of time to play sports and relax, but the highlight was the guest speaker, Paul Zappa, who spoke to us about ‘Violence Prevention’. In particular, he was looking at how to break down barriers produced by the words

August 25th, 2016|

SRC CERES Excursion

CERES in some ways is quite similar to Valdocco in its history and development. They were both wastelands that have been built through community spirit and involvement. We went to see and experience all that has been created in order to bring back ideas to implement at the campus. Two areas that we looked at

August 25th, 2016|

Smart Generation Workshops

What words come to mind when you hear the word ‘DRUNK’? This very question was posed to the class by the 2016 Smart Generation leaders, Josh Hill, Jack Moses and Will Gardam, in their first student-led Workshop. The responses rolled in and were, at first, perhaps what you would expect from a 15-year-old boy: Alcohol

August 25th, 2016|

Calling Student Leaders

The midway mark of Term 3 always proves to be a significant time in the Senior School. For our Year 12 students, their collective focus has well and truly begun to turn towards their end of year exams. This is a critical time of year for them, a time in which significant gains can

August 25th, 2016|

Year 10 News

Term 3 is now in full swing with the students diving straight into it after a well-earned break. Since the return from holidays six weeks ago, the students have already been involved in several activities since their return. We have had boys working hard with the College musical production of The Addams Family, inter-house

August 25th, 2016|

Preparing For The Future

Year 12 students have now completed two late night study sessions and we have been extremely impressed with not only the number of students in attendance but also the quality of the work that has taken place. Students seemed to embrace the opportunity to work closely with their teachers or to form some small

August 25th, 2016|

iCode

Over the past few months, a group of dedicated Year 7 and 8 students has gathered in Chieri after school on a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon to explore a program called Snap. This program uses block coding to allow users to create animations and games. The students followed a course designed by Ms Cheryl Howard,

August 25th, 2016|

New Music Groups and Upcoming Events

This Semester, a number of new music activities are beginning in the Music Department. Below is a schedule of all the events taking place in Term 3. The teachers name is listed next to the activity and any further questions about a specific group please direct to the teacher running the group or alternatively

August 25th, 2016|

The Use of Technology for Teaching and Learning – Part 3

This article provides readers with further insights into “the use of technology within the classroom setting”. These findings of selected academic research are attributed to studies at the University of Wollongong. Using Technology to Communicate A child is not born a user of digital technology but can learn to become one. It is through a

August 25th, 2016|

What Course to Apply for Next Year?

Not all careers require a university degree but many do, particularly professional careers such as teaching and nursing. University or TAFE graduates have access to a wider range of job opportunities as well as opportunities to participate in research and collaborative skills required to excel in entrepreneurial ventures. A university degree or TAFE diploma will

August 25th, 2016|

National Science Week

Science week was an outstanding success. Posters outlining scientific achievements of notable Australian Scientist were prominent throughout the College. These included Australian Nobel Laureates Elizabeth Blackburn and Brain Schmidt. Staff enjoyed the science quiz during recess as did the boys participating in the daily homeroom science quiz and engaging lab activities conducted during lunchtime. Our

August 25th, 2016|

Connecting to School

The term ‘school connectedness’ is often used to describe a young person’s relationship to school. School connectedness can also refer to students’ beliefs that adults and peers in the school care about their learning as well as about them as individuals. With school being a compulsory aspect of most young people’s lives, the nature

August 24th, 2016|

Career News

Open Days – August VTAC Applications – August and September News from RMIT University Changes to Maths requirement for Bachelor of Environmental Science The mathematics prerequisites for the Bachelor of Environmental Science and the double degrees with Business (Management) and Environment and Society have changed from a VCE Units 3 and 4 study score of

August 24th, 2016|

VCAL News

Year 12 VCAL Construction Project at St Luke’s Primary School Day 1 – 9 August 2016 The Year 12 VCAL students completed the first day of the Construction Project at St Luke’s Primary School in Wantirna. The program involves the students with the designing and building of a variety of projects in the school grounds.

August 24th, 2016|