Friday 10 August
Year 11 into 12 Course Selection for VCE and VCAL CLOSES
Monday 13 August
VCAL Community Project
Friday 17 August
VCE Photography CCA Excursion
Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 August
Please also refer to the Senior School Calendar on the school website for the full list of important dates/events.
The 'Gratitude Board' is back this semester with new coloured markers and a new prompt! Make sure you add to it, outside Room V5 with what you’re grateful for this term.
Mindful Mornings- VCE Points!
Mindful mornings are still happening every morning at Steamworks from 8:15-8:25 am.
Come down to Steamworks and enjoy a relaxing start to your morning. VCE students will receive one point for every session they attend, so make sure that you put your name down when you drop in.
Course Selection for 2019
Students entering into Year 11 or 12 VCE or VCAL for 2019, need to submit their subject choices to the Senior School Office by Friday 10 August. These must to be signed by a parent or guardian.
Year 12 Captains' Report
Year 12 has been a busy year, but also one full of fun. A highlight of the end of terms have been the student vs staff sport. Heated competition and most of all fun was had by all and with a close result who could complain?
Furthermore, on a more academic note, the Year 12's have now completed Unit 3 of their VCE studies and move on to their final term. Students have shown what proper study and constructive in-class discussion can achieve with many students receiving tremendous scores and displaying substantial individual improvement. Keeping this up and remembering to take time out for fun, will be the key as we get to exam time.
This year has passed so quickly already. At the beginning of the year, we were lucky enough to spend the first 3 days of term at Deakin University where we got to experience a little bit of Uni life. We stayed in apartment like accommodation on campus and during the day, we attended lectures about study habits and exam prep. We also experienced an inspiring talk from “The Resilience Project”.
At the end of February we had the swimming carnival where we spent the day at Aquanation, which was a fun and competitive day of swimming and dressing up in some crazy costumes to represent our house colours, alongside the rest of the school. There were some amazing swims from students on the day.
Year 12 students have also enjoyed the social and nutritious breakfasts, that run every Friday morning from 8.00 am. Breakfast usually consists of fruit, toast and juice. This is a time where most of us get involved and look forward to, after a long and serious week. It’s a bit of fun and a relaxing way to end each week.
As a year level, we have completed many SACs and sat a practice English exam to prepare us for the end of the year. Our preparation included some serious study with some possible late nights, but it was a real taste of what we will have to do at the end of the year.
This year is only going to get better and better with lots more exciting things to come. With only being 4 weeks into Term 3, we have already had our annual Athletics carnival, where we spent the day at Knox Athletics track. Despite the wind, we saw lots of ribbons being handed out and some very creative costumes. Now we are all back studying hard in our final full term of high school.
Olivia Marceddo and Rocci Pitasi
Year 12 Captains
Year 11 Captains' Report
This year has gone by so fast. Between exams, the GAT and extracurricular activities, we’ve barely had time to take a breath.
Our Unit 1 exams took place in Week 9 of Term 2 and I hope we were all happy with our results. It was a struggle to get through them alive, but somehow, we have made it out the other side.
To add to the pressure of exams, some of the Year 11’s had to sit the Units 3 &4 GAT in June. Some people weren’t stressing, while others were freaking out. It is a state-wide test that takes three hours and covers Maths, English and Science. It took a toll on a lot of the students, but we all had fun with the ‘GAT memes’ immediately after.
Extracurricular activities that we have participated in so far this year include, the 'Swimming Carnival' and 'Athletics Day'.
The 'School Production' is also right around the corner and we’ve never been more excited! After much hard work and stress over the last couple of months, we’re proud to say that we are so close to finishing the show and we’re all super excited to present 'We Will Rock You' to the public on August 23, 24 and 25. The show’s plot takes inspiration from the song, Bohemian Rhapsody, taking characters names from the song (such as Galileo Figaro and Scaramouche), pitting the protagonists against the evil mega corporation, Global Soft. The heroes of our story, must find the last remaining musical instrument on the planet and revive 'Rock and Roll' so that future generations can be free to express themselves as individuals, through the power of rock!! The show features a long list of Queen songs and should be an absolute blast to come and watch, regardless of age or knowledge of the band. Hope to see you all there!!
Chloe Saunders and Benson Rowntree
Year 11 Captains
Absences on COMPASS
Any absences from school must be parent/guardian approved. You can do this through a signed note or you can approve your child’s absences via the Parent Approval Button on Compass.
You can also use Compass to view your student’s past absences.