Fare Share Kitchen

Our Year 12 VCE Food Technology and VET Hospitality students volunteered their time to cook at Fare Share in Abbotsford recently.

Fare Share is an organisation whose mission is to rescue food that would otherwise be wasted and to produce and distribute food to people in need. They rely on volunteers to prepare food and a myriad of food suppliers to donate surplus food supplies to service many charities across Melbourne.

Success for Jayden and Aaron

Year 12 students Jayden Happel and Aaron Dowel have been having some success in the designing of T-Shirts and stickers. The two students are working collaboratively to create a series of designs and have recently been featured in the local Leader Newspaper. We are looking forward to seeing more of their work in the future.

Black Saturday Memorial BBQ and Concert

On the eve of the 6th anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires, the College's Student Leaders held a memorial barbeque and concert.Towards the end of last year, the Student Leader Team brainstormed ideas of how we would like to mark the anniversary, particularly since it fell on a Saturday this year.

Holocaust Museum and Jewish Museum

The Year 10 20th Century History class visited the Holocaust and Jewish Museums last week. This was an all-expenses paid excursion sponsored by a grant from the Gandel Philanthropy Group, so we were very lucky to go. Miss Kenrick, Miss Hardwick, Flyn and Deanna, two of the Year 11 Student Leaders, accompanied us. The museums were very moving and left us feeling sad, but also grateful for the life that we all live. 

Humevale Memorial

Students from Whittlesea Secondary College and Kinglake Primary Schools worked together to paint murals on two water tanks at the Humevale Bushfire Memorial site at the end of 2014.

Six students from 2014's 7A worked over three days. Initially students painted the tanks green and blue to create a background. Small groups then formed to devise how they would create a bush landscape with trees, animals and a waterfall. The 12 monarch butterflies were painted last and represent each member of the community who lost their life in the Black Saturday fires.

Science Students

A number of Middle and Senior School students had tremendous experiences in various fields of Science over the break.  We look forward to future newsletter articles from the following students, and we congratulate them for their involvement in the 2014/15 Science Experience, National Youth Science Forum, and the Strengthening Engagement and Achievement in Mathematics and Science Camp.


The 2014/15 Science Experience

new microscopes

Thank you to the Parents Association Whittlesea Secondary (PAWS)!

On behalf of the Science faculty and students at the College I would like to say a huge thank you to our PAWS group for the funding of our six new microscopes. Year 10 classes are using them this week in their study of Cells and DNA, and appreciate the high-quality instruments provided by PAWS.  We are lucky to have such a passionate group of parents!

Jacinta Greer

Science Manager

Clean Up Australia

Clean Up Australia Day is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Sunday 1 March! In 2014, thanks to an estimated 572,406 volunteers, 15,708 tonnes of litter were cleared at 7,140 sites across Australia.

Why not get involved with your local council. See their website for more information.