Arts and Technology Week 

Thank you to the Art and Technology Domains for a great week of activities.  A fantastic array of student work was showcased in the lower gym. The work encompassed many mediums and styles and demonstrated the talent of our students and the great skill of the teaching staff. We are lucky to have the expertise and passion of Helen Briffa, Amy McLellan, David Foote, Kirby Sens, Georgina Russell, Richard Leask, Allison Hart and Kelly Szlachetko.  They have been well supported by Sandy Angliss and Debra Amon Cotter (Artist in School).   The beautiful Koonung mural is nearing completion and will be a fantastic addition to our school environment. Each day of the week has provided  different activities for students and staff to try. Special highlights were the cupcake decorating competition, the diary cover competition, the Media Quiz, Art Prize and the fantastic wood designs for the phone amplifiers. The Arts Captains, Erin Smillie and Marina Plithakis have done a very good job building the profile of Art and Technology in the school. Congratulations to all involved in this great week which celebrated Cultural Diversity through Art and Technology.

Welcome to Arts/Technology Week opening by Arts Captains, Marina Plithakis and Erin Smillie:

Good Afternoon everyone,

As 2019 Arts Captains we are thrilled to welcome you to this year’s Art and Technology Week. We are surrounded by artworks produced by the Middle Years students who have chosen to showcase their work to you. The overarching theme for the week is to celebrate Cultural Diversity. Being able to be a part of the Arts team  this week has been a wonderful experience. I was blown away with the calibre of art that the Middle Year students produced. This week was a good opportunity for students to showcase their art work to the rest of the school. I hope students walk away from this week with a new love and appreciation for art and be able to recognise the time and energy that goes into constructing the piece of art.


 Helen Briffa 

Arts Domain Leader

Arts/Technology week competition winners 

Well done to all young artists who entered  the Arts Competition based on the theme of Cultural Diversity.

Prizes and  certificates are awarded to:

  • 1st Jasmine Nicol (10D)
  • 2nd Tahlia Vosnakis (9D)
  • 3rd Amelie Storrar - Carey (9F)
  • Highly Commended -Jack Stabek (9F)
  • Highly Commended - Irene Diakoumopoulos (8C)

Participant Awards

  • Siyi Niu
  • James Lonnen
  • Maddy Mikhael

Awards, certificates and prizes will be given out by the Arts Captains at Year Level Assembly in the next week.


Ist prize  Jasmine Nicol "Brofist at 100 subs"



  2nd Prize Tahlia Vosnakis 'The Skin I Wear'


3rd Prize Amelie Storrar-Carey 'Everything is beautiful'


   Highly commended - Jack Stabek  'This is Me'


Highly Commended Irene Diakoumopoulos "European Diversity' 


Helen Briffa 

Arts Domain Leader

2020 KSC Diary Cover 

Congratulations to the following students whose diary designs have been shortlisted to be chosen as the finalists for the 2020 KSC Diary Cover:

  1. Design 5- Charlotte Fields
  2. Design 6 – Zoe Guan
  3. Design 2 – Courtney Blyth
  4. Design 20- Dan Tang
  5. Design 21- Zixuan Zhang
  6. Design 12 – Zac Macfarlane


The above designs will be taken to a Principal Team panel who will decide on the winning design which will feature on the front of the 2020 KSC Diary.


Well done to all Year 10 VCD designers who produced such individual and creative diary cover designs.



Helen Briffa

Arts Domain Leader

Year 9 Urban Art 


Our Year 9 Urban Art students were very fortunate to have a workshop recently with Brett Ashby a renowned Melbourne Street Artist. Brett spoke to the students about the history of street art and how it has become an integral part of Melbourne’s cultural identity. Brett then led the students in a practical session where he shared his specific techniques and assisted each student to create their own stencil artwork.


In addition, the project which has been running with our artist in residence is nearing completion and the final panels are soon to be grouted. Information about the official opening will be distributed early next term.

David Foote 

Art Teacher