Message from the Head of Campus
This week, Week 7 of Term 4, has really reminded us that the year is fast drawing to a close. The last of the VCE exams were held on Wednesday, with Drama rounding off what started with English as the first written exam back on October 26th. I am tremendously grateful for the coordination of the entire VCE examination process by Mr Daniel Fanning, our VCE coordinator.
With exams behind them, Year 12s can now look forward to this Sunday’s Graduation Service at Middle School, followed by a celebratory dinner at GMHBA Stadium. I am sure their parents will be equally as excited to be there to witness this significant milestone in the life of their young person.
For our Year 11 students, their year is also coming quickly to an end, with final classes and Thanksgiving Service next Wednesday, followed by their internal VCE Unit 1-2 exams commencing with English on Thursday morning. These exams provide a great preparatory experience for our Year 11s going into their final year of VCE.
A reminder to families that there are no classes next Monday due to the holiday Senior School is having in lieu of Geelong Show Day public holiday.
Year 10 Health Explore 2 Big Issues
The year 10 Health class travelled to the Melbourne Museum to take part in the Road to Zero program and the Big Issue Classroom to investigate the impacts of both road safety and homelessness on health. Students made advertisements that increased awareness of road safety for both cyclists and pedestrians. They looked at safe roads, safe cars and safe speeds – such important issues as students gain their Learner Permits.
At the Big Issue classroom, students participated in an activity that highlighted the negative impacts of being marginalised in the community, particularly for people who are homeless. They investigated different types of homelessness and heard from David who had experienced homelessness at various times throughout his life. Students were encouraged to do the simple things when seeing a person on the street who is homeless – it was suggested that a wave, a smile or a greeting can go a long way to making people feel valued. These rich experiences provided many examples for students to link to health and wellbeing and health status indicators when back in the classroom. I was very proud of the empathy and respect showed by our students during the presentations.
Media Showcases at the Art Festival
This year in Media we were so blessed to be able to select some talented and creative Print and Moving Image from a range of students, to display at the Art Festival. I feel so excited when I see the final products coming to life and being displayed. As the teacher at Senior campus, I get overwhelmed when I see and hear the students commenting on their displayed work. The students work so hard in all their subjects and to design, produce and display their final products is a gift they can share with our community. They should feel very proud of their achievements.
Below are just a few examples of the Print Productions produced and displayed by the Senior Media students. I look forward to seeing what they produce in the coming years.
Students: Cody Stiles, Oscar Saffin, Alice Stewart, Seth Wilkinson, Chester Shanks.
This week you will find two newsletters – our general newsletter and a newsletter directed to Year 12 students.
Topics this week in our general newsletter cover:
- Summer school programs
- Free career development programs – career and job planning and how to manage your finances
- Year 9 – 11 students: university early admission programs that use Year 11 grades.
- Year 10 – 11 students: La Trobe University early admission program
- Passionate about sport?
- Dates for your diary
Canteen not Open on Last day of Term
Please note that on the last day of Term 4, Friday December 9, the canteen will not be open.
Thank you to all volunteers for your fantastic help during the course of this term, and throughout 2022.
Recycling Uniform Items
As part of the transition to our new College wardrobe it was important that we consider the environmental impact of clothing items no longer required. Whilst it is still possible for students to wear items from the traditional uniform, when items are no longer able to be worn, they can be recycled.
Any such items can be dropped off and placed in recycling bins at each campus. We are working with our wardrobe manufacturer to ensure that these can be recycled as part of the introduction of our new wardrobe over the next 18 months.
A MYTERN Thought for This Week
Things can get hectic at this time of the year, often throwing a random curve ball, making you skid out of control. At first your reaction will be extreme. That's ok. Once the panic is over, stop and breathe. Regain control. Don't judge it. Give it space to unfold... and then inspire you 👍😊
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