Saturday, April 29, 2017

Newsflash March 2017

on Tuesday, 14 March 2017.

Year 10 Hospitality Students You Rock!

on Friday, 10 March 2017.

To our Year 10 Hospitality Students, thank you, thank you, thank you! Lauren, Chris and Jenny (Administration Office) loved our afternoon tea today. It was absolutely delicious.

Brain Freeze

on Thursday, 09 March 2017.

Day 1 of Positive Week saw students participating in an Ice Block Eating Competition. Students from all year levels lined up at lunchtime to challenge for the title of 'Fastest Ice Block Eater'.
Students experienced the inevitable brain freeze as they tried to beat the other competitors.
There was much fun, laughter and funny faces being pulled as students pushed through the pain barrier.
Well done to all our Champions who each won VIVO points for their endeavour.

College Council

on Wednesday, 08 March 2017.

Colour Dash

on Tuesday, 07 March 2017.

Year 7 Humanities

on Monday, 06 March 2017.

Students in year seven at Wallan Secondary College were engaged in hands-on learning in Humanities. Students completed a very unusual activity encouraging them to learn about the continents as well as latitude and longitude.

Below, year seven student Ned Munro provides further details of the activity.

School Sport Victoria

on Monday, 06 March 2017.

School Sport Victoria Team Vic State Team Trial Registrations are closing Friday 10 March 2017, for the following sports; Australian Football 12 Years and Under, Basketball 12 Years and Under, Football (Soccer) 12 Years and Under, Netball 12 Years and Under. Swimming and Volleyball have a different closing date.
You can find all the details via School Sport Victoria's website.

http://www.ssv.vic.edu.au/team-vic 

Zooper Dooppers at the Canteen

on Friday, 03 March 2017.

From Monday 06.03.17, Zooper Doopers will be on sale from the Canteen with all proceeds going to Welfare.

Thank you to Priscilla (Canteen) for your assistance.

Now We Are Cooking!

on Friday, 03 March 2017.

It was Thursday morning and the smells of Italy were eminating from the Food Tech Kitchen. If you listened closely you could probably hear the sounds of Luciano Pavarotti blowing on the wind.

Year 7A and Ms De Prinse were cooking up a storm with Spaghetti Bolognese on the menu. The beautiful aroma of garlic, onions and tomatoes were quite enticing.

I was fortunate to be invitied to the Kitchen to watch the students in action; chopping, stirring, frying and creating their masterpieces.

It was wonderful to see such skills being on show. Finally their masterpieces were finished and the results -  BELLISSIMO!

To Year 7A - Sei fantastico! (You're fantastic!)

Ms Lauren Mozina

Shrove Tuesday

on Monday, 27 February 2017.

Tuesday 28/02/17 is Shrove Tuesday, so to celebrate Breakfast Club will be serving pancakes.
All students are welcome to come along and enjoy!

Carnival Wristbands On Sale Now

on Friday, 10 March 2017.

It's Nearly Carnival Time
Wristbands for the rides at our Family Carnival Day (31.03.17) are ON SALE NOW! Make sure you save by buying them before the day. They can be purchased at the Administration Office online at https://www.trybooking.com/OWNF or https://www.trybooking.com/261279
There is no cost to attend the Carnival, so make sure you come along. There will be food, drinks, rides, cake sale and much more.

MOBILE PHONE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES

on Friday, 10 March 2017.

A reminder to all students and Parents/Caregivers.

The use of mobile phones, pagers, iPods, MP3 players and similar electronic devices in class can be disruptive to the school environment and to the wellbeing of students. Mobile phones are NOT TO BE USED within the school grounds during school hours.

This is to encourage appropriate and mature use of electronic devices in daily life, to reduce the risk of cyber-bullying, sexting, cyber harassment, discrimination etc and to ensure that teaching and learning is not interrupted by the use of mobile phones and other electronic devices. It is also to ensure that valuable mobile phones and other electronic devices are not lost, stolen or damaged at school as neither the College nor the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) provide insurance cover for mobile phones and personal belongings lost or damaged at school.

Parents and caregivers wishing to leave messages for their children should do so by telephoning the College on 5783 0300. Staff will endeavour to pass messages on.

Student Service staff will assist students who need to contact family or other persons.

Students who misuse electronic devices/mobile phones, or use them in school time, will have the device confiscated until parent pick up from Student Services.

4WD Mega Muster

on Thursday, 09 March 2017.

Week 6 Reports Published

on Wednesday, 08 March 2017.

The first cycle of reports have now been published, and are available using student and parent Compass logins. All students and parents are encouraged to view these reports at your earliest opportunity, and engage in open and honest conversations with teachers to celebrate achievement and plan for improvement.

An explanation of the Wallan Secondary College Progress Report is as follows:
The aim of the progress reporting system is to increase feedback to students, parents and teachers of a student's academic achievement as well as their attitude and effort towards their learning. Over the course of the year students, parents and teachers will be in a position to follow student progress in each subject studied.

There are two components to each progress report:
1) Achievement Score: Teachers will make an on balance judgement about each student's achievement, informing you and your child about how they are performing in that subject. From the second reporting cycle, student achievement will be plotted on a graph. As a result, over the year you will be able to follow the progress of your child's achievement in each subject.

Attitude and Effort Score: The table shows your child's score for attitude and effort in the subject. From the second cycle, over the year you will also be able to follow the progress of your child's attitude and effort in each subject.

2) Our expected level of student achievement has been set at 70%; this should be used as a guide of our expectations of all students.
The scores in the table are recorded in increments of 10 on a percentage scale. If you are unsure why data is missing from a subject area please contact your child's year level leader for an explanation.

Please refer to the Wallan Secondary College website for curriculum documents for each year level as well as the guideline for assessing attitude and effort. www.wallansc.vic.edu.au

Download the 2017 Attitude and Effort Descriptors - www.wallansc.vic.edu.au/images/downloads/2017-Attitude_and_Effort_Descriptors.pdf

Year 7 Girls Volleyball

on Tuesday, 07 March 2017.

The Year 7 Volleyball girls played great yesterday, almost winning the first game, but got pipped at the post by Mt Ridley 21 – 19, and lost the second match 21 – 6.

They all deserve a pat on the back for a hard fought match.

Well done girls.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION DRILL

on Monday, 06 March 2017.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION DRILL

Please be aware that WSC will be holding a emergency drill today at 3pm.

The Administration Office will be closed during this time.

Positive Week 06.03.17

on Friday, 03 March 2017.

It's Positive Week again next week, so here's the run down of activities for lunchtimes. Please make sure you get involved.

Monday - Icy Pole Eating Competition on the green

Tuesday - Obstacle Course 

Wednesday - Trivia Competion - D Block

Thursday - BBQ Lunch and Casual Clothes ($2 donation)

Friday - Teachers v Students Cricket

Remember causal clothes policy applies.

The Minister's Visit

on Friday, 03 March 2017.

 

On Wednesday 1st March, The Honourable Mr James Merlino, Deputy Premier Victoria, State Member for Monbulk, Minister of Education and Emergency Services visited the College to turn the first sod for our construction. He was joined by Ms Danielle Green MP, Member for Yan Yean and Member for Northern Victoria, Ms Jaclyn Symes MP.

The College has been granted a $5 million upgrade which will be used to expand the school's food technology facilities, convert a courtyard into a café and provide senior students with a brand new building featuring quiet learning areas, a seminar room and lecture theatre.

During his time at WSC, Mr Merlino visited our Aspire Tram project.  This project will see the students of the Aspire Flexible Learning Program acquire hands on skills.

Our Year 11 Food Studies class also met with Mr Merlino as did our Year 9 Textile class. The students all enjoyed the time spent with him.

His final stop was a visit to one of our VETiS programs which is being conducted with the assistance of the SAGE Institute. The students involved in the Early Education and Care program come from a variety of different Colleges and Schools and meet at WSC each Wednesday for their tutorial.

WSC would like to thank Mr Merlino, Ms Green and Ms Symes for their time and support given to the College.

Zooper Doopers On Sale All Week

on Monday, 27 February 2017.

Due to the predicted hot weather this week, Zooper Doopers will be on sale outside the staff office all week from Tuesday.

Cost is 50 cents with all monies raised going to Welfare.

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