Student News

Athletics Carnival

The athletics carnival is planned for Thursday 25 February 2021. It will be located at the tracks at the Victory University site, across from SCHS. It is a compulsory event.

 

Students are to arrive at school at normal time in house colours, and we will walk together across the road. Sign ups for events will be on Monday 15 February in house assemblies.

 

Well-being 

 

Therapy Dogs:

By now you have met or should be familiar with our resident therapy dog Zaija….and our therapy-dogs-in-training Arlo, Tessa, Yoda and our further addition, Opal.  The therapy dogs are here to support students’ well-being and welcome them anytime (when free) for a pat and a cuddle.  Please check with Student Support Services (SSS).

 

State School Relief:

For students from families experiencing difficulties, there is support from the State School Relief Program (an initiative of the Department of Education and Training) to provide Victorian school students with swimwear, textbooks*, graphing calculators, shoes, uniforms*, laptops and Myki cards* etc.  For more information, please check with Ms Paye.

*Limits and conditions apply

 

Breakfast Club:

We run a Breakfast Club every Tuesday morning from 8:00am – 8:40am in the Agora.  This program is supported by the ‘School Breakfast Club Program,’ a State government initiative in conjunction with Foodbank Victoria.  This is run by student volunteers. For further details or if interested in helping out, please see Ms Paye.

 

 

Student Support Services (SSS) Team:

Ms Bec Cavanagh (Manager of SSS) – Bec.Cavanagh@education.vic.gov.au

Mr Pat Cavanagh (Mental Health Practitioner) – Patrick.cavanagh@education.vic.gov.au

Ms Lina Paye (Academic Advisor) – Lina.Paye@education.vic.gov.au

(03) 8734 2800

 

Chicago - Auditions Opening Soon!

A reminder that Auditions will take place for the school musical - Chicago on Wednesday Week 4 (17 February). 

There are four female chorus and four male chorus positions available. 

Rehearsals are on Wednesdays until 5.30pm, plus biweekly CC time.

There is potentially some holiday and weekend rehearsals however this will be confirmed.

 

 

 

Performances have been tentatively planned for Week 4, Term 3 in the evenings.

 

Sign up by Friday 12 February for your chance to audition.

Further information can be found on compass. 

  

Ms. Wu & Ms. Kinnane

Music

Welcome back to our Suzanne Cory Families to another year of music-making!  It is good to be back and we have lots of activities and concerts prepared for our great community after last year.  A quick note to remind families and students that we still have some vacancies in our Instrumental Music Program in most areas.  

 

We cater for all instruments of the symphony orchestra, concert band as well as singing and guitar.  Our ensembles are ever growing larger and we would love to have come and play in our Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band/Jazz Band, contemporary ensembles, Drum Line and Choirs.  

 

If you learn from a Music Teacher outside the school, you are still most welcome to play in our groups.  Please see Mr Paye or email him for more information.  All information regarding Instrumental Music Tuition is available on our School Web site.  We hope you can join us!

 

Mr Paye - Music Director

Taekwondo Club

Calling all students interested in Taekwondo!

Every Thursdays at lunchtime, we run our Taekwondo club and train together. 

 

If you are interested in joining please come along, or speak to Mr Yang for more information. It's a great opportunity to get involved, and you never know where it could take you. 

 

We have had alumni students (class of 2020) receive scholarships to the Monash & Melbourne University's Elite Athlete program. The opportunities are endless. 

 

Mr Yang - Health and Physical Education Faculty Leader

 

House Badges

Did you know you can purchase your very own House Badge? 

Badges cost $5, and are available for purchase at reception during recess and lunchtime. 

Blackwood - we're working on getting your house the new logo badge. :P 

 

Wyndham Young Person of the Month Award

Wyndham City Youth Services is committed to supporting and promoting the ingenuity and accomplishments of young people across the municipality.

Each month Council will select a Wyndham resident aged between 12 – 25 to be awarded the ‘young person of the month. This includes students who live, work, study, or socialise in Wyndham. 

 

 

The award aims to build the profile of young people who are positively contributing to the Wyndham community and thank them for their dedication. The selected monthly candidate will be a positive role model to other young people in the community who may have similar aspirations and goals.

 

What the award entails

Winners of the One Wyndham Young Person of the Month will receive:

  • A $200 gift voucher of their choice, for materials that will help with their education, work or voluntary commitments
  • A certificate, which they can reference in their CV and job applications
  • A professional video showcasing their accomplishments, to be published on Council’s social media accounts and in Council centres
  • A profile article in the Council magazine, Wyndham News, and on the One Wyndham webpage
  • An advert in the Star Weekly newspaper, highlighting their achievements
  • The opportunity to take part in youth-led podcast, to discuss their passions.

More information can be found here.