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Year 11 Wellbeing Day

Year 11 Wellbeing Day

The Year 11 Wellbeing day was held on the 11th of May and despite it being a cold, rainy day the students who attended had their wellbeing nurtured with some fun activities, informative speakers and some comfort food!

Speakers included Senior Constable Jane who led an extremely interesting discussion around the laws that are very relevant to our youth, the Diversity Group ran through some basic, and not so basic information on the LGBTIQA+ community, answering many of the unanswered questions and Headspace presented a session on reducing stress!

One of the day’s highlights was the SOAR crew, who entertained the students with some sumo wrestling.

 

 
 

Castlemaine Jobs Fair

Last Wednesday our Year 10 and 11 students attended the Castlemaine Jobs Fair in the Castlemaine Market Building .

This was an exciting opportunity for students to connect with local employers, apprenticeship providers and training organisations. 

 

CSC Students helping out with the Primary Year 5/6 Netball/Footy

 

VCE English – Local Author Visit

Award-winning author Cate Kennedy visited CSC this week, and spoke to an attentive audience of Year 11 Students. As part of the creative writing task for VCE English, students have been busily reading, dissecting, analysing and discussing a diverse range of stories from Cate’s short story collection, Dark Roots. The visit from Cate enabled students to hear in more detail the author’s creative writing process and also highlighted some traps to avoid when building narratives. Here’s what some of the students said afterwards:

 

“I was really impressed by the way she could make up stories on the spot.”

 “I like how she added detail to each scenario and how it improved the story.”

“She showed us how important it is to get the reader’s attention.”

“It was interesting to hear how and when she likes to use different voices and tenses to add strength to her stories.”

“Listening to her really helped me understand some of things she wrote in the book.”

 

 

 

 

Paula Jenkins

Head of English