Friday, June 23, 2017

Attention Parents - 22nd June 2017

on Thursday, 15 June 2017.

A reminder that Thursday 22nd June 2017 is our Taster Day for our upcoming 2018 Year 7's.
Due to the number of students who will be attending WSC, normal classes will not run and we will be offering an alternate program for our current Year 7, 8 and 9's on that day.

Year 11 and 12 Exams

on Monday, 05 June 2017.

Please be advised that students will not be permitted to arrive late or leave early during their exams. Students will be in normal classes or supervised study sessions when not in an exam.
Upon the completion of their final exam, students may be permitted to leave the College with a note from their Parent. All Year 11 and 12 students wishing to leave, are to see the Senior Management Team in the library. Students will only be allowed to leave if they have no outstanding work.

Compass Student Identification Card

on Monday, 05 June 2017.

Could all students please ensure they carry their Compass Student Identification Card at all times. You will need to use your card to sign in when late and to sign out when leaving for an appointment or illness.

Doctors In Schools Building Arrives

on Friday, 02 June 2017.

 

The construction works continues here at the College with our new Doctors In Schools Program building arriving today.

    

Thermomix Auction

on Wednesday, 31 May 2017.

Thermomix Auction
Congratulations to Ms Caroline Jory who was the successful bidder for our Thermomix Auction. Her bid of $1300 was the highest bid.
We thank everybody for particpating and look forward to putting the funds to very worthwhile Welfare projects for our students.

Student Free Day

on Tuesday, 30 May 2017.

Please be advised that Friday 9th June, 2017 is a student free day and students are not required to attend school.

On this day Teachers and ES Staff will be participating in Personal Development activities.

Donation to The Alfred

on Monday, 29 May 2017.

On Thursday last week the students held a 'Casual Clothes' Day with all funds being donated to the Heart Transplant Unit at The Alfred.
It was also an opportunity for our students to learn and talk openly about organ and tissue donation.
www.donatelife.gov.au
Our students were very generous and a donation was made for $310.65.

 

Division Athletics

on Monday, 29 May 2017.

Division Athletics
Please note that the Division Athletics has been postponed due to the predicted bad weather. We will post the revised date when advised.

Rhiannon Tracey - Guest Speaker

on Wednesday, 24 May 2017.

Yesterday during a full College assembly, our students were fortunate to hear from a guest speaker Ms Rhiannon Tracey.
On September 18, 2009, Rhiannon, on holiday in Bali, suffered an accident after she dove into a pool and changed her life forever. A spinal cord injury from the accident meant that Rhiannon was diagnosed as a C-5 quadriplegic. She was given only the faintest of hope of being able to walk again, just a few months away from turning 21.
After the accident, Rhiannon's emergency surgery was delayed by nine hours due to a horrific earthquake on Indonesian shores. She was moments from death after her lungs had collapsed, and a hospital ward was left deserted as people ran for cover. Finally two weeks later, she was flown to an Australian hospital and underwent two more lifesaving surgeries.
With a strong love for animals, Rhiannon worked as a veterinary nurse before the accident, was an aspiring singer and had a bright future ahead of her. But when doctors told her she would never walk again, they advised her to sell her beloved RAV4, as she would never be physically able to drive it again. Being the tenacious person she is, Rhiannon would not simply accept this, and she set out to prove them wrong.

It's Crazy Hat Day

on Tuesday, 06 June 2017.

A huge thank you to our fantastic staff for getting behind our Crazy Hat Day. Not only did they decorate their hats with the theme of 'About Me' but they donated for the privilage.
Monies donated will go towards the VCAL Projects and also The Cancer Council.

Parents Entering School Grounds

on Monday, 05 June 2017.

Please be advised that no parent is to enter the school grounds. Should you need to speak with a teacher or find a student please go to the General Office first.
Ms Sally Lasslett
Principal

Year 11 VCAL

on Friday, 02 June 2017.

Our Year 11 VCAL students have joined the throngs of 'high vis' uniforms happening at the College and have started building a picnic area with pizza oven. We are all looking forward to the warmer weather when we can share in the beautiful pizzas that will be cooked in the oven.

VET Meets With The Minister

on Friday, 02 June 2017.

The importance of Vocational Education and Training (VET) was discussed and acknowledged during a meeting at Wallan Secondary College between the Lower Hume VET Cluster, Central Ranges LLEN, the member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes and the Minister for Training and Skills the Hon. Minister Gayle Tierney. Minister Tierney spent time with the cluster finding out about the many challenges confronting schools in providing diverse pathways for their students. Her positive outlook and commitment to the sector was greatly appreciated by those in attendance.

Doctors in School Program is Coming

on Tuesday, 30 May 2017.

We are very excited about the soon to arrive doctors in school program. We are led to believe that our new purpose built building should arrive this week and early next week – weather permitting.

The building will form our new Wellbeing Hub. We will have a nurse here with us all day on Tuesday and a GP from 11am until 4pm on Tuesday.

The intended start date for this program is Tuesday 18th July.

We ask that all parent update the medical information of their students via our Compass portal or by ringing the general office.

Learning to Use Our Compass Program

on Tuesday, 30 May 2017.

What does Compass do for me?
Using Compass allows you to access up-to-date and meaningful information about our school and your child's progress. Compass includes many different features, including the ability to:
• Monitor your child's attendance, and enter an explanation for absence or lateness
• Communicate with your child's teachers, and update your family contact details
• View your child's timetable and the school calendar
• Monitor your child's homework and assessment tasks
• Download and view your child's progress and semester reports
• Book parent-teacher conferences
• Pay and provide consent for events and school fee

Each week we will providing information on an aspect of using our Compass program. This week we will be starting at the very beginning, covering logging into Compass

To log in you will require your unique family username and password. These details were provided to you by our school at welcome Interviews.

Upon first login, you will be required to change your password and confirm your email address and mobile phone number. These details may be used by our school for SMS, password recovery and email communication throughout the year.

If you have lost your details or forgotten your password, you can recover your details by clicking the 'Can't access your account?' link on the front page.

Please note: There is Compass Parent Booklet located on the College Website under 'Student Life' which provides an overview of key features and information within Compass.

Preston Centuolo's Presentation

on Tuesday, 30 May 2017.

Today our Years 8, 9 and 10's listened to a dynamically engaging communicator, Preston Centuolo who visited the College at the invitation of The Gateway Church.

Preston's presentation speaks right to the heart of youth, helping them see beyond pressing obstacles to seize their own unique purpose. For over two decades, Preston has tirelessly shared his inspiring story with young people around the world. His words resonate with youth struggling to find balance in an increasingly chaotic, high pressure, information-overload age.

A masterful storyteller, Preston's message offers a fresh outlook, helping youth find renewed hope and direction in spite of pressing circumstances. He expertly addresses common issues facing youth and demystifies confusing, mixed messages that come from all directions in today's technological era.

Our students were definitely enthralled and inspired with Preston's tales of overcoming adversity and his vision is to reignite hope for a bright future in the lives of young people. Preston wants every young person to recognize they have immeasurable, irrevocable purpose and value no matter what their past or present circumstances. These special gifts and even their struggles can be transformed into platforms of success. He wants to diffuse societal messages misconstruing success and challenge young people to chase after meaningful, authentic dreams as specially-made individuals.

WSC Staff and Students would like to warmly thank Preston and The Gateway Church for providing such a captivating discussion on inclusivity, compassion and challenging oneself.

The Play That Goes Horribly Wrong

on Monday, 29 May 2017.

Tickets for the WSC 2017 Production - The Play That Goes Horribly Wrong are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased from the Administration Office.
Adults $15 Children/Concession $10
Please share our post with friends and family

Introducing our ACE (Acceleration, Commitment and Excellence) program for 2018

on Monday, 29 May 2017.

This is a wonderful opportunity for extension of learning for current year 7 students and for our 2018 year 7 students.

The ACE program is an educational program designed to meet the needs of high performing, highly motivated students who are ready for the challenge of a complex, fast paced and integrated program of learning.

The aim of the ACE program is to engage high ability learners to reach their full intellectual, social and emotional potential in an enriched education program. It challenges and encourages students to:
• Demonstrate exceptional academic outcomes in the following subjects; Pastoral Care, English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities and Health and Physical Education as well in a range of other opportunities which will contribute to the breadth of their educational experience
• Foster inquiry and the qualities of lifelong learners
• Develop responsible and active citizenship in their communities

This is a select entry program:
• our current Year 7 students who have shown us that they are independent, self-motivated, well organized and have high level literacy and numeracy skills will be invited to participate in 2018
• our year 7's for 2018 will undergo testing during orientation, these results along with NAPLAN and primary school reports will enable us to select the most independent and responsible learning to join the program also.

Any further questions please ring and ask to speak to our Principal Ms Sally Lasslett.

THERMOMIX SILENT AUCTION

on Wednesday, 24 May 2017.

Thermomix – estimated value $2089

The ‘Silent Auction’ for the Thermomix will begin today Wednesday 24.05.17 at 12:00pm and bidding will close Wednesday 31.05.17 at 12:00pm.

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