On Wednesday 31st July, a number of Hopkins Student Leaders were invited to the annual Francis Foundation “Christmas in July Dinner.”
At this event were a number of the people that have made significant contributions in various ways to the Francis Foundation throughout its’ 39 year history. During a speech made by Joan Grace (the founder + heart and soul of the Foundation) during the evening, she specifically acknowledged and thanked the student leaders and the wider Hopkins community for the valuable contribution, and expressed gratitude for the relationship that we have developed over the past 8 years. It was a really special night to be a part of, the Francis Foundation holds a special place in the heart of Hopkins House and we look forward to continuing with and building upon our connection to this wonderful community organisation.
Hopkins Student Leadership Team
Childers’ philanthropic events during Term 3 aim to raise awareness and attract much needed funds for the Cancer Council Australia. This year, Daffodil Day is Friday 23rd August. On this day we will be running an out-of-uniform dress-up day where the theme is to wear a uniform – but not your school uniform! Rock up to school in your footy gear, your dad’s work uniform, or even your primary school uniform… if it still fits! (Don’t forget your gold coin donation).
During the week of Daffodil Day some of our Childers students will be wandering around the school selling Cancer Council merchandise in an effort to raise money. If any Childers students are interested in selling some items to their family members or community groups outside of school, please see staff in the Childers Office. There are a few to choose from including soft teddy bears, pens, soft footballs, arm bands, badges, and keyrings.
We will also be running a “Hair raiser”. This selfless and daring event attracts a crowd – involving cutting off hair to donate to services who make wigs for those who are receiving treatment for cancer to help them feel a little more comfortable and confident. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to donate their hair for this cause. It takes a level of fortitude and commitment, but a totally satisfying and rewarding experience! Hair length must be 35cm or more. We have a display in the Childers office where we will showcase the names of our generous volunteers! Come in and ask to have your name listed!
Staff and students of Childers House are looking forward to seeing some unique and varied uniform choices on Daffodil Day and we hope you can help support our philanthropic events this term for a well-deserved cause.
Welcome back to term 3, our wonder Logans House Leader, Ms Emma Vesey. Ms Vesey had a wonderful opportunity with her young family to spend term 2 travelling around Western Australia. We thank Ms Jen Penn for her enthusiasm and leadership in Logans house during Emma’s absence.
Merits: students above 70 merits include – Eva Beckel 78, Ramona McGillivray 83, Lily Jenkins 83, Jalen Griffen 85 and Tara Alexander 95. These Logans students have demonstrated strong College values of persistence, resilience, mutual respect to earn these merits. Congratulations.
Inter-Tutorial Friday Competitions:
During term 2 we ran an inter-tutorial competition that included fun activities such as scattergories, pictionary, building towers with balloons, silent ball and more. Competition was fierce and after 8 weeks a tie was awarded to joint champions Logans 4 and Logans 8.
In August, Maddison Drake and Brianna Kilpatrick are competing in two National Championships, a week apart in Queensland for Sports Aerobics and Hip Hop. We are very proud of these two Logans Legends who demonstrate great resilience and determination to train so hard in their preparation for this prestigious event. We wish you well girls.
The Deakin University Female Football League Under 18 girls have many students from Warrnambool College playing for South Warrnambool. Logans House team members include Ramona McGillivray-Priedkalns, Jarrah Sharp and Abbey Lacey. The team were undefeated all year, and deservedly won the Premiership. South Warrnambool 16 defeated Horsham Demons 3.
Congratulations South Warrnambool girls football team.
Our year 11 students swirled and danced around the floor in front of their proud parents, families and staff from Warrnambool College. A form of a ‘rite-of-passage’ the Deb Ball provides an opportunity for the whole community to celebrate together our youth’s journey into adulthood.
Congratulations to our amazingly talented actors, Ginger Conquest, Elliot Cooper, Ethan Crameri, Jacob Duggan, Liam King, Charlotte Townsend and Millicient Lee for rehearsing hard for the upcoming musical. We wish you all the best of luck and cannot wait to come watch and cheer you on.
Food Share week is coming – August 19-23 – Food Share needs your support. Please support their vital work and donate food. As a not for profit organisation, Food Share relies on the tremendous community support provided. All food can be dropped off to the Warrnambool College front office or into Logans House at any time. Thank you for your support.
Emma Vesey (House Leader)
Sandra Skilbeck (Assistant House Leader)
Kim Gration (Assistant House Leader)