What’s Happening at Middle School Highton  

Week 5 

  • Mon, 23 May – Tues 24 May – Year 9 GEOS – The Prom Camp #1 
  • Tues, 24 May – GISSA Inter Girls (Y9 & 10) Netball Championships 
  • Tues, 24 May – Year 8 Medieval Day 
  • Wed 25 May – Friday 27 May – Year 9 GEOS – The Prom Camp #2 
  • Thurs, 26 May – GISSA Inter Boys (Y9 & 10) AFL Championships 
  • Fri, 27 May – Yr 9 Editorial Excursion – The Lume, Melbourne

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Highton Campus Learning Support Needs Lego!  

We are looking for:

  • Loose Lego pieces
  • Full sets with or without instructions
  • Mini figures

If you can donate in any way, we would be truly grateful.

Please contact me via my email address: k.bowyer@ccg.vic.edu.au or donations can be left at the Front Office.

Kathrine Bowyer

Six Thinking Hats 

Edward De Bono, author of Six Thinking Hats, developed the term, lateral thinking. He inspired and challenged educators to always be better.  

Our role now, more than ever, is to teach students to become critical thinkers. It is becoming increasing difficult for students to decipher what information is appropriate and accurate due to the amount of digital misinformation that is imposed on them daily. It can be confusing and often misleading. 

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Jaki Groves

Fun With Film  

This term our year 7 Media Arts students will plan, write, film and edit a short film. They may choose any topic to create an entertaining or documentary style short film using a variety of media such as photographs, videos and audio.

Students will then collate a sequence from their filming and sound recordings and use software to edit, mix and arrange their digital materials into their short film. Students are currently in the planning stages of their work, and I look forward to seeing what the students create later this term. 

Felicity van Kan

Year 8s Rock out at the Coast 

Year 8 students attended an excursion this week to explore the geological features in our local environment. It was a great opportunity for students to apply their knowledge to the real world. Living near Anglesea and the Great Ocean Road provides us with great examples of different geological features to study and examine. 

The excursion provided the classes with experiences of field work. Activities conducted included examining samples of sand in different locations, collecting samples to study back in the classroom under microscopes and discussion of the formation of the shoreline and other features.  

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Victoria Corkin

Year 6 Excursion to Melbourne 

On Monday, Year 6 students had their excursion to Melbourne to visit the Immigration Museum and Sandridge Bridge. 

The hands-on session began by acknowledging that Australia has been home to First Nations People for over 60,000 years and immigration began 234 years ago. Students heard real stories of immigration and were shown artefacts and images of people and their journeys to Australia. It was fantastic to see students grasp a more in-depth understanding of the hardships and challenges people faced coming to a land of new opportunities.  

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Gemma Steenholdt

Stephanie Hambrook

Year 9 Textiles – Sustainability


This term, the Year 9 Product Design Textiles curriculum is highlighting the problems caused by fast fashion and ultimately aims to inspire the students to create more sustainable items. Students learn how to reduce products going to landfill by designing products to last. They also look at how design features, sustainable natural fibres and fabric quality can increase a product’s life. Students are currently designing a skirt that is adjustable in size to increase its longevity – the wearer can get multiple uses out of the garment due to clever design. By the end of this term, students will reflect and demonstrate how sustainable textiles design can have a positive impact in our world.

Felicity Rogerson

The Back Creek Farm Experience

Hi! We’re John McClure and Oscar Kattwinkel and in Term 1 we were at Christian College’s Back Creek Farm. The farm was an amazing experience where we strengthened bonds with friends, created new ones, and learnt life skills. However, this was only ever going to be a single term experience, and now that we’ve been back in regular classes for a month, the reality of normal school has truly set in. We’re now here to share the highlights of being back.

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Living of the Future

Throughout Term 1 and 2, Yr. 9 students have been investigating how measurement concepts are used to develop the houses we live in today. Through initially determining surface area and volume of given designs, students are prompted to design and construct their own “tiny home”, a popular housing trend that has continued to grow in recent years.  

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Sam Nichols

We’re Hiring! 

As is currently the case in many workplaces Australia-wide, there have been staffing challenges for our College. We currently have a number of vacancies, including for casual Bus Drivers, an Assistant Café Manager at Back Creek Café (full or part-time), Basketball/Netball Coaches and various teaching roles  

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Golf Tournament 

The Foundation Golf Tournament is set for Thursday, 27 October 2022. Join us at 13th Beach Golf Links from 8:00am for a shotgun start. Tickets are $190 each ($150 for members) or $750 for a group of four. RSVPs close on Thursday, 6 October 2022 at 5:00pm. 

Funds raised from this event will be allocated to our Foundation Scholarship Fund, supporting current students who are in need of financial assistance.  

Book online at: The Foundation Golf Tournament

A MYTERN Thought for This Week 

No matter what road you are travelling down, there is one decision that only you can make....to either take control or to blame others.  Your perspective has the power to change your life. Your wheel, your choice 👍👏 

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