Saturday, February 25, 2017

WSC Family Carnival

on Tuesday, 14 February 2017.

Literacy and Numeracy Absence

on Friday, 24 February 2017.

Dear Parents, if your child is in enrolled in our Literacy or Numeracy program you may notice that their attendance is showing an error. We are presently experiencing a technical difficulty with our new computer system and are hoping to recify all issues as soon as possible. We ask that you wait before contacting the Administration Office and thank you for your patience.

Chocolates For Sale

on Wednesday, 22 February 2017.

Vietnam Laos Volunteer Tour

On Friday 24.02.17 at lunchtime, our Tour Students will be selling chocolates outside of the office to raise funds for the renovation of the school in Laos.

The cost for these yummy chocolates (Freddos, Caramello Koalas, Strawberry and Peppermint Frogs) is $1.00 each.

They will also be out and about in the area at local events, sporting activities etc. Please support them in their endeavour.

Check Out The Bus

on Wednesday, 22 February 2017.

Our College On The Move - be on the lookout for our fabulous College advertisment on the back of the Seymour Coaches Bus.

Parents Please Read - Important

on Thursday, 16 February 2017.

Our thoughts and strength to our school community today.

As you may have already heard, we have had to speak with our students today about the fact that one of our students attempted to take his life last night.
At this stage the family have told us he is being cared for in hospital.

Our thoughts and heart felt sympathy are with the student's family and friends.

Your student has been given information today concerning this, we ask that you read the letter and accompanying information together tonight as a family.

AS THE PRINCIPAL OF WALLAN SECONDARY COLLEGE I ASK THAT YOU DO NOT SHARE THIS INFORMATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND MOST IMPORTANTLY DO NOT COMMENT. THIS INFORMATION IS FOR YOUR KNOWLEDGE ONLY. PLEASE RESPECT THE PRIVACY OF ALL AT THIS TIME.

Sally Lasslett | Principal

Senior Information Evening and Elevate Education

on Monday, 13 February 2017.

Monday 20th February 6:30-8pm.

Elevate Education Australia's #1 study skills provider will be presenting at WSC Senior Information Evening. Elevate's high impact seminars and workshops help students improve their study techniques, increase motivation, build confidence, and lift exam performance.

They will be presenting key research, skills and answer questions so parents can help their children navigate their final years at school.

Craigieburn Bunnings - Sausage Sizzle

on Friday, 10 February 2017.

 

Please come along to Bunnings Craigieburn, Saturday 11th February 2017 and buy a sausage or two in support of our students as they raise much needed funds to purchase building materials for their Community Building Project in Luang Prabang, Laos.

The students will be renovating a dilapidated school with the assistance of the local community. All students have volunteered their time and are travelling at their own expense but need assistance to purchase items for the renovations.

We look forward to seeing everybody there.

Parents as Partners in Education

on Friday, 10 February 2017.

• Praise kids for their effort, not their performance (but only do it when the child actually deserves it- our praise must be authentic).
• Let kids struggle (sometimes). We all want to help kids be more resilient and persistent- more gritty. Sometimes, as parents and teachers we can be too eager to help. Don't finish their sentences and carry their school bags for them. When it comes to building young people who stick with tough things, life is a good teacher. In a modern society where trampolines have nets and no springs, and when every layer gets a prize in pass the parcel, we must be willing to let kids struggle in the little things some times. Wilson McCaskill suggests that "for kids to develop perseverance, they need to be challenged by things that make them want to give up." If we jump in and help too soon, we can take away any chance the child has to hang in there and do it on their own. At the same time, give them opportunities to stretch their skills and be successful at something. Scaffolding is good, and the gradual release of responsibility is a useful mental model in this regard. There is certainly a balance here, and it's not easy to get it right. But the point is: a lack of support for children is not helpful, while too much support inhibits growth. They will get some answers wrong, they will mess up. Support them, love them and let them have a go at tasks that will challenge them. They might surprise you- and even if they don't- they'll learn about the process of sticking with things, struggling and working at it. They might even learn a little about disappointment- and that's not the end of the world.

It's Not Okay To Be Away

on Wednesday, 08 February 2017.

One of the most important things you can do to ensure your child has a bright future is to make sure he or she goes to school every day, all day and gets there on time.

It sounds simple, but it's true.

The correlation between school attendance and children's achievement levels is well-established. The more time kids spend at school, the more likely they are to experience school success.
When kids miss school, not only is their academic progress impeded, forcing them to catch up on missed work (which some never do), they often miss important interactions with their peers which can compound issues of social isolation and low self-esteem.

Since the start of the school year, The College has had a large number of Parents/Guardians wishing to collect their students prior to the end of the school day.

If your student is required to attend a medical or other appointment please arrange to do so outside of school hours where possible. Students are also requested to provide a note from their Parent/Guardian to the Administration Office advising of the appointment, the morning of their absence.
This will enable our Administration Staff to have your student ready to leave when you arrive for collection.

Please note that from session 5 (2.25pm) onwards, students without prior notification, will not be permitted to be dismissed from class. As you can appreciate at this late stage of the day it causes a great disruption to classrooms and impedes our student's learning.

In case of an emergency, as always, please contact our Administration Office on 03 5783 0300.

Football Caller

on Friday, 24 February 2017.

OKR 98.3 FM
Wallan 97.1 FM

Local Football Commentary Team

OKR FM is looking for new footy commentators!

Broadcasts are live from Wallan, Kilmore and Broadford grounds, for selected home games.

Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or leave a message on 5781 0919.

Approximately 14 Saturdays, over five months, April to August, 1:30 to 5:00pm. This is a voluntary position. Some travel expenses reimbursement available. Training provided.

Yummy Chocolates

on Thursday, 23 February 2017.

Elevate - Study Skills

on Wednesday, 22 February 2017.

On Monday, our Senior (Years 10, 11, 12) Students were fortunate to take part in a study skills program by Elevate.
Later that evening the Parents of these Students also took part in a workshop organised by the College to help them better understand how they could help their student achieve a better study set.
Since 2001, Elevate has been transforming the way study skills programs are run across Australia. Drawing upon over 15 years of research into the habits of the country's top students, Elevate's high impact seminars & workshops help students improve their study techniques, increase motivation, build confidence, and lift exam performance.

Our Library

on Wednesday, 22 February 2017.

Quiet reading time in our Library.

It's Hot - Zooper Dooper Sale

on Tuesday, 14 February 2017.

IT'S ON AGAIN!!!!!

Escape the hot weather on Wednesday with a Zooper Dooper. They will be on sale outside the staff room at lunchtime. Cost is 50 cents with all funds raised going to Welfare.

Come along and support Robyn.

Can You Help Us?

on Monday, 13 February 2017.


The students attending the Vietnam & Laos Community Service Tour are looking for a donation of a trailer load of firewood for them to use as a raffle prize.

All funds raised are used to purchase items and building materials for the trip. If you can help please call the College on 03 5783 0300.

Our Vietnam Volunteers

on Friday, 10 February 2017.

Introducing our Community Service Tour Volunteers who are off to Vietnam and Laos in June. The students will participate in a 10 day educational journey through the two countries designed to enhance their awareness of the Asian region. Whilst also engaging in a series of active programs emphasizing the differences between cultures and lovels of development in this region, the highlight will be their Community Building Project.

The students will travel to a remote village on the outskirts of Luang Prabang where they will work alongside the local community to renovate a dilapidated school. This will entail a number of tasks such as sanding, painting, digging trenches, tiling and landscaping. Whilst the days will be long and will require students to work diligently their eforts will no doubt be rewarding.

Our students have not only paid their own travel fares but are frantically fund raising to purchase building items and materials for the project. Please stay tuned to our website and facebook to learn how you can help them achieve their fundraising target.

Thank You!!

on Thursday, 09 February 2017.

A huge thank you to all our Students and Parents for ensuring that they were in full College Uniform today and ready for their College photos.

Even with the heat, we managed to have the entire College and teaching staff photographed prior to lunch.

The representitives from the photography company remarked on the professionalism of our students in their dress and behaviour. Well done!

Don't forget to get onto the Compass website to order your photos.

A reminder that any student whom did not have their photo taken today, there will be a catch up session on the 21st February.

Sibling Photos

on Wednesday, 08 February 2017.

Sibling photos will be taken during lunch tomorrow. These photos will then be uploaded to the student's profile for ordering.
Please note that there is no deadline for ordering photos. All photos can be ordered at any stage throughout the year.

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