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Year 7 Art

 Focusing on working collaboratively with their peers, students from 7F spent an afternoon in the sunshine creating chalk mandalas. They first learnt about what a mandala is and how the designs are based on symmetry. As a class we then went to the community garden and drew our own designs on the footpath.

 Danni Benham

Art Teacher

Celebrating Year 8 Excellence

The inaugural Year 8 Academic Excellence Club Gold Member Luncheon was held on Wednesday 2 August 2017. This lunch celebrated the outstanding effort and commitment that many of the Year 8 cohort have shown towards their learning. To date, each of these students have received all three academic excellence awards as they have continually demonstrated a willingness to strive for their personal best in order to achieve personal academic excellence.  

Congratulations Mitchell Allen

Mitch Allen was successful in his application for the CSIRO Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Science (ASSETS) program. In early December he will spend eight days studying Marine Science in Townsville.

He also gained a position with the Whittlesea Reconciliation Group (WRG). The WRG is a community-based committee that meets regularly to discuss issues, opportunities, initiatives and programs that impact Aboriginal people living in the City of Whittlesea.

Coffee School Bus

On Thursday 24 August, 10 students from Years 10-12 participated in the Coffee School Bus program that visited the school. They learnt about the history and preparation of coffee and spent time on the commercial machines on a specially fitted out bus. They had a great time, polished their barista skills and received an industry certificate.

 

Steve Lascelles

Food Technology Teacher

Connect Girls

At Whittlesea Secondary College we have a strong focus on student engagement and wellbeing. On Fridays we run 'Connect' which encourages students to meet new people and engage with the school community through projects. Our girls Connect group has been making polymer clay jewellery.

 

Courtney Kempster

Art/Photography Teacher

 

2nd Year VET Hospitality

During the course of the year VET Hospitality students are to complete 12 shifts of work experience in a commercial kitchen environment as part of their workplace training. On 23 August VET students simulated a restaurant environment within our school to host a formal four course dinner for their parents and official guests. This event also showcased the amazing talents of our students and the progress they have made within the two years of studying VET Hospitality Kitchen Operations at Whittlesea Secondary College.

St Kilda Mums Intermediate VCAL


As a part of the Year 11 Intermediate VCAL Personal Development project students Beau Freeth and Kale Upton collected donated goods from the local community for the non-for-profit charity St Kilda Mums.

St Kilda Mums supports children and parents experiencing hardship. They provide material aid in practical partnership with maternal child health nurses and social service agencies. All donations go directly to the families that they support, and each item to someone who specifically needs it.  

Year 8 English ‘Runner’ excursion

Year 10 Photography

 In Year 10 Photography students have been learning about the elements of composition, Adobe Photoshop and manual camera techniques. For this task students capture the beautiful natural surroundings of the school yard.

Courtney Kempster

Art/Photography Teacher 

Love Bites Program

All of our current Year 10 and Year 11 students have now completed the Lovebites Program, an excellent program designed to assist student understand Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and have a voice to speak up and say “NO”.

Our Year 10 students were educated in the Lovebites program last week, spending the entire day with the program leaders, our teaching staff Mr Bumpstead, Ms Calvert, our Health Educator, Nurse Jackie Weepers and four trained members from Victoria Police also assisted in the program delivery.

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