Well, there have been many COVID-19 normal activities happening over the past few weeks. Again, thank you to all students, families and staff for making life at school ‘somewhat’ normal and getting back into our school life routines. We still need to be mindful of all the COVID safe protocols and restrictions but we can work through it all together making the best of the situation we are all in. Let’s keep safe and learning.
Year 12 Graduation
Congratulations to all our graduating students in Year 12. The celebrations on Wednesday 4th November were the most inclusive, engaging and respectful that we could create given all the COVID restrictions. From the live streaming viewing of handing out certificates and then the “walk of celebrations” it all worked.
Thank you to all the family and friends who turned up at the school, outside the school boundary, to share this great achievement.
Thank you as well to the Year 12 Graduation team, headed up by our event coordinator Imogen Short and also to our IT team for making the live stream happen. On Friday 27th November we will release the complete Year 12 Graduation ceremony video. Meanwhile enjoy the photo gallery on our Graduation Day page, in this newsletter.
All the best to the VCE students sitting exams. The English exams were completed on Tuesday 10th November. Give it your best shot, you have all worked so hard in trying circumstances. Thank you also to parents/guardians and teachers for your support leading up to and during the exam period.
“Always Was, Always will be” is the theme for 2020 NAIDOC week celebrations. NAIDOC originally stood for “National Aborigines and Islanders day Observance Committee”.
This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC week and the acronym has since become the name of the week itself. We would usually celebrate NAIDOC week each July but this year it occurred in November.
The week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
There were many celebrations at our College which included smoking ceremonies and speeches by the Indigenous leaders of our community. All students have been involved in the celebrations through Learning Mentor activities, lunchtime activities and flag raising ceremonies at each campus.
At 11.00am on the 11th November our College marked this important day in our history with an address over the school PA systems to all students and staff. The Ode of Remembrance was read, followed by The Last Post, one minute silence and concluded with Reveille. “We Will Remember Them”
Year 7 Art
I would like to acknowledge Nakyah Surha-Briggs of 7J. During one of my learning walks I was shown this outstanding artwork by an Education Support staff member. Hopefully we can all identify and encourage the many talents our students bring to our College. This is an excellent example of the many and varied talents our students possess. Well done!
Another of Nakyah's lovely works is featured on the 'Student Work' page.
Planning for 2021
In a year like no other we are busily organising our Year 11-12 Orientation week. Students will know their subjects and an orientation timetable next week.
Year 6 to 7 Transition
We are working hard to come up with a COVID safe solution for Year 6 into 7 transition. We will keep you updated.
Student Information packs have been delivered to the primary schools of all students enrolling at GSSC McGuire Campus in 2021.
Principal McGuire Campus
Oh behalf of the Principal team GSSC
The Executive Team
Greater Shepparton Secondary College