School News

Year 7 Wellbeing Day

Positive, healthy friendships support positive wellbeing and the potential to thrive in learning. 

Year 7 Wellbeing Day’s theme was friendship and diversity. This was an opportunity to

to hear from school leader Tiffany Tracey speak on friendship,  a leadership team Q&A panel,

participation in building skills for healthy friendship and an activity circuit including: House activities, art & the MDI survey. It was a great day with fun had by all.

Year 9 Camp

Due to low numbers for Year 9 Camp to Camp Bridgewater, both camp 1 and camp 2 will be combined and will run from Monday 26th August - Wednesday 28th August. Payment will remain open until Monday 12th August at 4:30pm; any payments after this date will not be accepted. Students will be given medical, dietary and consent forms to complete. These forms must be completed and returned before they depart.

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Carmen's Story

All Year 11 students had the opportunity to hear about the significance of road trauma from John who has both been in a car accident and had his daughter killed in a car accident.

Every student was quiet, many cried, many wanted a hug after the presentation and we hope all went home and gave their parents or significant people in their lives a hug. The message was simple – don’t drive whilst fatigued or on drugs – the impact could be fatal and effect not only your family but the friends and loved ones of those connected.

For more information or to post a comment about the positive impact this had for you or your family, please look for Carmen’s Story on Facebook.

Quote from our current Year 12’s – “Oh that guy who talked about Carmen is coming, can we come and watch it again, he was amazing and I still remember crying whilst he talked about losing his daughter”

I would like to thank all the students who showed a high level of respect for John during the presentation, the teachers who gave up a lesson’s teaching for this important message and to John who comes back each year to keep teaching the next generation such an important lesson.

 

Brad Henriksen

Senior School Leader

Eisteddfod Debating

Well done to 8G for an outstanding performance in Eisteddfod debating!! In a tightly contested competition against Timboon P12, Kings College and Hawkesdale P12 our students won four out of six debates on the day, with special mention awarded to Klara Holland (1st Speaker), Eliza Hoffman (2nd Speaker), Eliza Mclauchlin (3rd Speaker) and Elissa Ross (Timekeeper/Support), arguing for the Negative ‘That Schools should focus on Mathematics and Science and leave Music, Cooking and Art for parental guidance’. Not only did they win but the adjudicator commented that it was “the best debate of the Eisteddfod” so far. Congratulations to all for a fantastic effort!

Legal Studies Police Visit

 

The Year 11 Legal Studies class had a visit from 2 members of the local police force. They talked to the students about what it was like working as a police office, gave tips on applying to the police force and police powers and law.

The class would like to give a big thank you for the experience.

 

Ms O'Donnell

Legal Studies Teacher

Lost Property

If a student has lost any books, uniform or other personal items, the main office will generally collect the lost property. Students are encouraged to come and see us to try and find their items. We encourage students to also check the house offices, the gym office and the HPC centre for any lost property. The main office will hold any of these items for up to a month before being donated.