Other School News

Upgraded Telephone System

To ensure that we continue to offer our best service to families and callers to the College, we have upgraded our phone system.

 

When you call the College, you will be greeted with 5 options

 

Dial 1 for Junior School              

(Year 7 and 8 enquiries) - select this option to speak to:

  • A Year Level Coordinator
  • A Teacher of students in Year 7 and 8
  • To report absences for students in Year 7 and 8

 

Dial 2 for Middle School           

(Year 9 and 10 enquiries) - select this option to speak to:

  • A Year Level Coordinator
  • A Teacher of students in Year 9 and 10
  • To report absences for students in Year 9 and 10

 

Dial 3 for Senior School            

(Year 11 and 12 enquiries) - select this option to speak to:

  • A Year Level Coordinator
  • A Teacher of students in Year 11 and 12
  • To report absences for students in Year 11 and 12

 

Dial 4 for Westall English Language Centre

 

Dial 5 for the International Student Program

 

If you wish to speak to someone in administration, please wait a few moments and your call will ring through to reception.

 

To speak to a staff member in any other area of the college – please hold for reception and they will direct your call.

 

If you are not sure of the correct area to select – please just wait a few moments and your call will be answered by one of our reception staff. Our reception staff will make sure that your call or message is directed to the correct area.

 

Every call is important to us, so if no one is available to answer your call in other areas of the College, your call will divert to reception to ensure that you will always be able to speak to someone.  Your message will then be directed to the person that you wish to speak with.

 

Ms. Laura Scott

Business Manager

iCreate:  Building and Construction

 

The storm water pipe installation has finally been completed by the Building and Construction iCreate students. The rectangular wall between the music and dance room that was in need of a revamp, became the perfect space for the execution of the pipe installation. The wall was prepared with a bright red exterior paint. Over fifty pieces of PVC pipe material were then painted in vibrant colours, cut to various sizes on the band saw, and assembled on the wall.

 

The idea for the work was to create a welcoming relief wall art that students can not only admire, but, offer a place where they can also congregate for lunch.  This is where the secondary stage of the project was developed, where the relief work spills out onto the sleeper timber seats below.

 

The students worked in all kinds of weather conditions to complete the assemblage of the pipes, piece by piece, held together with galvanized screws. The pipes were overlapped to create a third dimension, particularly when seen from a distance.

 

Ms. Helen Ifandis

Arts Coordinator & iCreate Building and Construction Teacher

Good results in 2018 Victoria Junior Chinese Speech Competition

 

Two students, Katie Sun and Huiquan Wang, from our college, participated in the 2018 Victoria Chinese Speech Competition at Carey Baptist Grammar School on 11th May. The competition was organised by the CLTAV (Chinese Language Teaching Association in Victoria), which provided a stage for Australian Chinese background speakers to develop a better understanding of Chinese heritage and improve their public speaking skills.

 

In the Junior Secondary section, Huiquan Wang came fifth, and Katie Sun placed sixth among all candidates in Victoria. Both students did their best to represent Westall and obtained great results in this, their debut in a state language competition.

“We were very pleased by the experience and the outcome for them! Hopefully they could encourage other students to enjoy learning the beautiful language in the future. “Ms Zeng said.

 

Ms. Minnie Zeng

LOTE Coordinator