Friday, September 22, 2017

Welcome to Term 4, 2015 - Uniform Reminder

on Sunday, 04 October 2015. Posted in From the Principal's Desk

A UNIFORM REMINDER:
I hope that everyone has had a wonderful holiday, enjoying this great weather and that you are all on daylight savings time.

A reminder to all of our students and families term 4 is Summer Uniform. All students should be in full summer uniform tomorrow.

See you all for the start of the last term of 2015, let's hope it is a successful term for everyone. Looking forward to seeing all of you, Ms Lasslett.

From the Principal - May 2015

on Friday, 29 May 2015. Posted in From the Principal's Desk

Schools are such busy places, I am sure that I comment on this in just about every newsletter. So many things have happened in the last month that I could not possibly list them all.

Our students have been busy working in their classes to prepare themselves for their end of semester exams and assessment. Much preparation is also occurring for new electives at year 8 through to 10. We are also beginning the planning process for the 2016 school year already!

The Senior Students of the College who are completing a unit 3/4 study have the GAT (General Achievement Task) ahead on 10th June. It is very important that parents and our students recognise the importance of this three hour long exam. The GAT is an essential part of the VCE assessment procedures. All students enrolled in one or more VCE or scored VCE VET Unit 3 and 4 sequences must sit the GAT. Although GAT results do not count directly towards a student's VCE results, they play an important role in checking that school-based and external assessments have been accurately assessed, and in calculating Derived Examination Scores. The GAT is used in these ways because achievement on the GAT is a good predictor of achievement on other assessments. If students have done well on the GAT, then their achievements are likely to be high on their school-based and external assessments. Please encourage your senior student to approach this exam seriously and we ask that they ensure that they give it their best shot!

From the Principal - February 2015

on Tuesday, 24 February 2015. Posted in From the Principal's Desk

It is amazing how quickly time passes in schools, already this term we have welcomed our new Year 7 students and our new staff. Our student numbers have increased significantly over the holidays, something that we are all very excited about. Our year 7 students have been on camp, our staff have already completed one reporting cycle and are preparing for Parent Teacher Interviews, we are beginning the process of Priority Review (a department initiative, intended to improve the outcomes of our students) and we have welcomed "new" and "old" families at our 2015 Welcome BBQ and have also held our very successful Senior School Information Night.

From the Principal - December 2014

on Thursday, 04 December 2014. Posted in From the Principal's Desk

Our December newsletter! How quickly the year goes.

It was with excitement that we planned and then put into action our first ever Family Fun Day on Saturday 29th November. What an amazing event. So many of our staff and students gave up their time before the event and on the day to make it a huge success, for this we thank you.

The day bought with it beautiful sunshine and no wind. The College grounds looked amazing and the atmosphere was fantastic. We welcomed so many members of our current school community and also others who had never experienced all that Wallan Secondary College has to offer.

The day produced wonderful results and some much needed fundraising for school equipment for various learning areas and to make some ground improvements – sun shades are high on our priority list.

I would like to mention a few people who made this day possible and thank them so very much for all of their hard work. Firstly to Annette Kirby a member of our College Council who took the project on and spent the last 4 months of her life getting it of the ground. Thank you Annette, without you this event would not have been possible. To College Council members Regina Neven, Lisa Villegas and Jo Ann Brooks for their work on the day of the event, thank you for your time. Finally a big thank you to our staff Julian Connors (Assistant Principal), Robyn Snedden (Wellbeing Manager), Carol McLean (Business Manager) and all of our staff who worked hard both before and after the event and on the day.

From the Principal - November 2014

on Wednesday, 05 November 2014. Posted in From the Principal's Desk

Term 4 started with the sad news of the death of one of our staff members – equity ESO Deirdre Mason. Deirdre worked in our equity program for a number of years and will be sadly missed. Many of our staff and students celebrated Deirdre's contribution to our College with a Celebration Ceremony. We were so proud of Ben and Nathan Netley and Daniel Canty who each told us about their favourite memories of their time with Deirdre. We thank Deirdre from the bottom of our hearts for her contribution to our College.

We need your help - Family Fun Day

on Thursday, 30 October 2014. Posted in From the Principal's Desk, Wallan Life

CAN YOU HELP?

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

I am sure by this time you have heard about our Family Fun Day – happening Saturday 29th November, 9am-2pm.

This is our very first Family Fun Day. This will be our major fund raising event for the year and will allow for the College Council to designate funds to improvements in our school environment and teaching resources.

We need your help - Family Fun Day

Farewell Heather Sadler

on Friday, 17 October 2014. Posted in From the Principal's Desk

In August 2006, WSC employed a woman who was to become an integral part of the College.

Heather Sadler has held numerous roles over the past 8 years including Library Technician, even when we had no library, various roles in the administration area and her enormous efforts as producer and director of our school productions. Heather has an intricate knowledge of many areas of the College and has been a wealth of information for staff and students during her time here.

Farewell Heather Sadler

From the Principal - October 2014

on Friday, 10 October 2014. Posted in From the Principal's Desk

It is with great excitement that I begin my role as the Substantive Principal of Wallan Secondary College. I hope throughout my time with the College I can show a strong, hardworking, hands‐on leadership. It is my intention to inspire our staff to make Wallan Secondary College a better place for all of our students.

Celebration Ceremony for Deirdre Mason

on Thursday, 09 October 2014. Posted in From the Principal's Desk

A celebration ceremony will be held to thank Deirdre Mason for the contribution she made to our College on Tuesday 14th October at 10.15am. We invite the community to attend.

Further details available from our office (03) 5783 4335.

Celebration Ceremony for Deirdre Mason

Acting Principal Position

on Wednesday, 02 April 2014. Posted in From the Principal's Desk, Wallan Life

Dear College Community,

It gives me enormous pleasure to announce that the successful applicant for the Acting Principal position at Wallan Secondary College is Ms Sally Lasslett.

Sally will commence in the Principal role on Thursday, 1st May.

I know that everyone in our school community joins with me in congratulating Sally on her appointment.

She is the perfect choice for the job of maintaining the culture and expectations of our school.

I know that our students and staff are very fond of Sally and that she will do an excellent job as my replacement whilst I am on leave from 1st May to the end of Term Three.

During Term Three a statewide search for the new substantive Principal of Wallan Secondary College will take place.

Please welcome Sally Lasslett as your Acting Principal until then; enjoy and support her leadership of our school.

Yours sincerely,

Wendy Caramarco

Acting Principal Position

New School Council

on Wednesday, 26 March 2014. Posted in From the Principal's Desk, Wallan Life

Welcome to our new Office Bearers

Last week we held the first meeting of our new College Council for 2014-2015.

New School Council

A Message from the Principal

on Monday, 24 February 2014. Posted in From the Principal's Desk, Wallan Life

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

This morning I spoke to all our students at Year Level Assemblies.

 

A Message from the Principal

Farewell Pam

on Tuesday, 18 February 2014. Posted in From the Principal's Desk, Wallan Life

As Principal, it is with sadness but a great deal of gratitude that I announce the impending retirement of our Business Manager, Pam Hunter.

Farewell Pam

End of Year Staffing News 2013

on Friday, 20 December 2013. Posted in From the Principal's Desk, Wallan Life

Good bye and good luck

As the school year ends, we farewell a number of staff

End of Year Staffing News 2013

Year 12 Exams

on Sunday, 27 October 2013. Posted in VCE, From the Principal's Desk

a reminder to all year 12 students

Your final exams are just around the corner.  Please read this information carefully and ensure ALL these conditions are met.  They are in place to help you. 

Year 12 Exams

The Last 8 Weeks

on Thursday, 24 October 2013. Posted in Showcase, From the Principal's Desk, Curriculum

Term 4 Parent Calendar

The final eight weeks of this term are shaping up to be extremely busy for all members of the College community.

Term 3 Student Reports

on Tuesday, 17 September 2013. Posted in From the Principal's Desk, Learning

Available now

The Term 3 Interim Reports have been printed and will be made available to students in Years 7, 8 and 9 today (Tuesday).  Reports for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 will be distributed tomorrow (Wednesday).

Year 10 Formal

on Wednesday, 04 September 2013. Posted in Extracurricular Activities, From the Principal's Desk

Tickets Available Now

This annual event is the highlight of the Year 10 Calendar.

The Hidden Valley venue is unavailable but we are pleased to be able to hold the Formal at Kilmore Trackside this year.

Year 10 Formal

Term 3 Student Progress Interviews

on Wednesday, 04 September 2013. Posted in From the Principal's Desk, Curriculum

Student Progress Interviews - BOOK NOW

Wallan Secondary College will be holding Student Progress Interviews on Wednesday, 18th September, 2013. The interviews will be conducted from 4.00 - 8.00 pm and each interview will take approximately 5 minutes. VCE/VCAL appointments may be booked in for 10 minutes.

Term 3 Student Progress Interviews

Staffing Update

on Tuesday, 27 August 2013. Posted in From the Principal's Desk

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

I must first apologise for the delay in providing this information to you; Term 3 has proved to be a particularly challenging term with regard to staffing!

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