General Office Staff
Meet our General Office staff:
Amy Jones Reception
Lisa Gray Reception
Ashlee Johnson Assistant Business Manager
Angela Skinner Business Manager
OFFICE HOURS: 8:00am - 4:00pm
TELEPHONE: 03 5127 9200
Parents must first present at the General Office when visiting the school or trying to make contact with their children.
Appointments with teachers can be made by telephoning the College or emailing the staff member directly via Compass.
Gippsland Water Issue
Due to the current Gippsland Water Issue, we ask that families send a bottle of water with their child/children to school.
Whilst we have bottles of water and water stations to refill from, this will help with the demand due to the size of our school.
School Photo Catch Ups
If your child missed the first school photo day, there will be a catch-up day on Monday, March 2nd, 2020.
The Year 12 Group Photo will also be taken on this day.
Please note that due to delays with the envelopes, the photographer has extended the online payment deadline to Monday, March 16th before a $20 late fee is added.
Cash payments are accepted via the school office until Monday, March 2nd.
Our annual swimming carnival was a great day where the rain held off and our students were able to showcase their swimming abilities.
It was great to see so much enthusiasm and support from both staff and students on the sidelines cheering our competitors on.
The final scores were:
Blue Sharks: 862
Green Crocs: 835
Yellow Eagles: 389
Red Devils: 350
Well done to everyone who participated and was involved in the carnival, and good luck to everyone who has progressed on to the next round.
Year 7 Camp- Phillip Island
On Monday, February 10, Year 7 students and staff attended a 3-day camp at CYC in Cowes, Phillip Island.
"On an overcast morning, we boarded two coaches and were soon on our way. We stopped at San Remo for lunch where we stretched our legs and enjoyed the view of the water, local birdlife including pelicans, and the famous Phillip Island Bridge. We arrived at camp at approximately 1:00 pm where we were greeted by the friendly CYC staff. After a quick induction to camp, we settled into our rooms and became familiar with the campgrounds. The weather was warm and humid which was great as we were able to participate in all our planned activities which included going swimming in the camp’s pool, walking to Cowes Beach and participating in beach activities before finishing with the Penguin Parade. At the Penguin Parade, the temperature dropped significantly and patience was needed as we waited for the penguins to make their way from the ocean, onto the beach, and to their burrows. It was a special sight to behold and the close encounters as we walked along the boardwalks on our way back to the coaches were very memorable and the highlight of the night.
The next day students were put into two main groups for activities. One group went to YCW Beach for a surfing lesson, the other group participated in activities at the camp which included the Giant Swing, Mechanical Climbing Wall, Archery and the Flying Fox (Zipline). The weather was again warm with little to no wind, which was perfect for our activities. After lunch, the groups swapped so everyone was able to participate in all activities. Students were very brave, encouraged each other, had lots of fun and experienced success. After dinner, students had a swim in the camp’s pool and with a lot of tired students and staff from the day’s activities, took time before bed to unwind and watched a movie together. It was a very exciting, fun-packed day!
The next morning, we cleaned our rooms and packed up our belongings. After breakfast and room checks we had the opportunity to buy souvenirs from the camp’s shop. We then walked to the main street of Cowes where students got the opportunity to socialise with their new friends whilst exploring the shops in search for souvenirs and bargains. We returned to camp for lunch, packed the coaches, said our goodbyes to the lovely CYC staff and returned home, tired but with smiles on our faces.
Overall, we got a chance to meet new people, make new friends, build good relationships, share fun and memorable experiences with each other.
A big thank-you to all involved for making this camp such a success!"
Year 12 OES- European Discovery Camp
At the beginning of the week the Year 12 Outdoor & Environmental Studies class went on their Year 12 European Discovery Camp to Point Nepean. While on camp students explored Gunners Cottage, Fort Nepean, The Quarantine Station at Point Nepean, 1803 Collins Settlement site, Coppins Lookout in Sorrento and the Cape Schank lighthouse. Students completed their journal while on camp and the information learnt has been linked back to their learning in the classroom. Some responses from the students:
It was fun other than the rain
It was good to link our learning to specific places
Seeing all the historical places gave us more information and understanding of the work
Seeing the timeline of Point Nepean at the quarantine station was really valuable
We are lucky to live in a time of peace
Applications are due by the last day of Term 2 (26th June, 2020).
If you require more information please contact the General Office on 5127 9200.
Physical Activity- The Way to Better Heart Health.
Here is an article from Karen Thurgood our School Nurse.
Sports Excellence Program
The Lowanna Sports Excellence students have been super busy this year. They had the opportunity to attend RSEA Park to watch St Kilda Football Club train, they enjoyed a visit from Collingwood Football Clubs' newest recruits: Matt Scharenberg, Will Kelly and Anton Tohill as well as as Collingwood AFLW stars Steph Chiocci, Katie Lynch, Machaelia Roberts and ex-student Annie Lietzau.