Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Carols 2017

on Monday, 11 December 2017.

2017 Year 10 Formal

on Tuesday, 05 December 2017.

      

Friday 1st December 2017, our Year 10's held their Formal at Kilmore Trackside. It was an amazing night and our students looked absolutley fantastic. 

There was dinner, dancing and the photobooth was a huge success.

We would like to thank all of our Year 10's and their Parents for the marvellous effort.

    

 

YEAR 10 FORMAL

on Tuesday, 28 November 2017.

Please note for the safety of our students, all students must be collected by a Caregiver from the venue at the conclusion of the Year 10 Formal. Should you be leaving with another student's Caregiver you are required to bring a note to the office prior to Friday. The formal concludes at 11:30pm, any event that occurs after this is NOT a College sanctioned event. No backpacks/bags will be allowed into the venue for security reasons.

Step Up Week

on Tuesday, 28 November 2017.

Today, 2018 Year 12's, visited RMIT University as part of their Step UP Program. They received an overview of courses at RMIT, a through introduction to VCE / VCASL from Miss Griffiths and a very motivation presentation from Device Technologies CEO, Mick Trevaskis, who encouraged them to finish Year 12 and enjoy the journey.

Parenting Teenagers

on Wednesday, 22 November 2017.

Please note we have extended the registration time to 5:00pm today (Wednesday 22.11.17).

If you would like to gain valueable ideas and tips in working with your teenager.
Comne and join us. Phone 03 57 83 0365 to save your place.

HOMEWORK CLUB STUDY TIME

on Tuesday, 21 November 2017.

Don't forget Homework Club is on this week. Make sure you come along and study for your exams!
We will be having a small celebration on Wednesday 29th November, 2017 during homework club for all those students who have come along during the year. There will be games with prizes on offer and some great treats to eat.
We look forward to seeing all our Homework Club Students!

Term 4 - HATS

on Tuesday, 21 November 2017.

A reminder that students should be wearing WSC hats in Term 4 when outside. Sun screen is also available from the Administration Office.

Tallarook BBQ

on Tuesday, 21 November 2017.

YEAR 7 OLYMPICS

on Friday, 17 November 2017.

 

Congratulations to the Year 11 Intermediate VCAL class who successfully put on an Olympics for all of the Year 7 classes.
As part of Positive Week and their last project of the year, the VCAL students organised a range of activities including a bean bag toss, longest footy kick, sack race, spoon race and free throw basketball.
The Year 7 students all showed excellent teamwork and gave it their best despite the afternoon heat. The VCAL students showed impeccable leadership and were extremely encouraging and supportive of all the competitors.
Thank you to all the teachers and students who participated, a great afternoon was had by all.

Last Days Ticket Sales for Year 10 Formal

on Wednesday, 08 November 2017.

Tickets for Year 10 Formal will close on Friday 24th November, 2017. Please come into the Administration Office to purchase your tickets as soon as possible.

End of Year Celebrations

on Thursday, 07 December 2017.

 

Friday 15/12/17 is the day out for our Year 7, 8, 9's.
Year 7's are off to bounce and then onto the Sun Moth Park for a supplied BBQ.
Year 8 & 9's are off to Funfields. Students attending this event are to bring their lunch or can purchase from the venue.

HOMEWORK CLUB CELEBRATION

on Wednesday, 29 November 2017.

Today we celebrated a great year of our Homework Club with a small party.
Thank you to all the students who have come along each week and have benefited from the extra study and assistance from the Teaching Staff.

A very special thank you to Ms Chris Cesarin, Ms Jenny Clark, Ms Bonnie Williams, Ms Carol McLean, Ms Robyn Snedden and Ms Lauren Mozina. These wonderful ladies not only donate both the food and their time to make the great treats served to the students each afternoon but also take turns to run the homework club each day. Whilst serving the food to the students, they chat and check in with each student to see how they are going and what they are studying. A great effort Ladies!

Thank you also to Ms Clare Hegarty for her assistance throughout the year.

YEAR 8 CAMP 2018

on Tuesday, 28 November 2017.

• Extended Deposit Due Date: 1st December (This Friday) is the due date for the $150 deposit to lock in your childs spot on camp. You are able to give your child permission and pay for the deposit via Compass.
• Wednesday 14th February (2018) is the due date for the $200 balance for camp. You will be able to pay for the balance from Monday 20th of November via Compass or alternatively you can visit the general office at Wallan Secondary College if you would like to pay in full.
• Camp will run from 26th of Februrary till the 2nd of March (2018).

It is strongly recommended that all year 8 students attend year 8 camp as it is a great experience with 8 hours of surfing, kayaking and rowing lessons. The camp will also enable the students to build social cohesion and rapport with one another which can have a positive influence on their academics throughout the year. For more information on the camp please visit the 2018 year 8 camp event page on Compass.

David Janevski | Year 8 Level Leader

2018 YEAR 12 JUMPERS

on Friday, 24 November 2017.

2018 YEAR 12 JUMPERS
Final day for payment for the Year 12 Jumpers is Monday 27.11.17.
Could all current Year 11 Students please share this post so that your fellow Year 11's who are yet to finalise their payments don't miss out?
Thanking everyone for their assistance.

SECOND HAND UNIFORMS

on Tuesday, 21 November 2017.

Do you have uniforms that your Student no longer requires or has grown out of?

As part of our commitment to our Community, WSC is working with the Wallan Uniting Church. Should you have any uniforms that you no longer need, we would be grateful if you would donate them to the Wallan Uniting Church op Shop so that others may benefit.

https://www.opshop.org/details/Wallan-Uniting-Church

Year 7 Information Night

on Tuesday, 21 November 2017.

Thank you to all the Parents and Students who attended our 2018 Year 7 Information Evening.

It was a fantastic opportunity for our Staff to meet our incoming families.

We hope that you found the evening informative and we look forward to seeing our future Year 7's on the 12th December, 2017 for their Orientation Day.

If you did not attend the evening please ensure you call into the College to collect your Year 7 Information Packs.

PARENTS OF YEAR 10, 11's

on Tuesday, 21 November 2017.

Please find following a copy of the letter, given to your Year 10 and 11 students concerning their exams, leaving the grounds and Step Up Program.

To Parents and Caregivers,
Wallan Secondary College will start both Year 10 and Year 11 Exams on Monday 20thof November. All students have been issued with an exam timetable.
Students are expected to attend all exams and the study sessions between exams. Students will be dismissed for the exam week at the conclusion of their final exam. Students will only be allowed to leave the College grounds once have handed in their signed permission slip to student services. Those students with catch up exams or outstanding work will need to attend until all work is completed. There will be no formal classes conducted on Friday, this will be a time for students to complete catch up exams if required.
Our 2017 Senior School Step Up Program for both VCE/VCAL will begin Monday 27thof November – Friday 1st December. It is compulsory for all students to attend the week of Step Up classes. If students do not attend it will affect their attendance figures for 2018.
This year we have tried to create a varied experience for our Senior School students. Our future Year 12's will be going to RMIT in the City on the Monday to look at life after Secondary School. Our Year 11 students will be going to Victorian University in Footscray to learn about the many aspects in the transition from Year 10 to VCE/VCAL and begin to understand what is required of them to complete their chosen pathway.
Please note VCAL students are required at school for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for activity day. On Wednesday VCAL students are expected to be finalising their work placements for 2018.
Year 11 and 12 students will celebrate the end of the year on Friday 1st with activities. The Year 11's into 12 will go to Highpoint. The Year 10's into 11 will have their end of year formal. Permission forms are available online.
VCAL classes will run as per normal during the exam week.
All VET subject are required to attend Wallan Secondary College during the exam period. Your trainers have been informed that you be will absent due to the exams.
Regards,
Abbey Griffiths (Senior Programs Manager)

I __________________ give permission for __________________________ of Home group________ to leave Wallan Secondary College early after the exam.

Date:____________ Signature: ___________________________________

2018 BOOKLISTS

on Friday, 17 November 2017.

Please be advised that your student has received their booklists for 2018. These are due back by FRIDAY 8TH DECEMBER, 2017 for collection by Campion.

Books/stationary will be available for collection from the College Library between 9:00am - 4:00pm, Tuesday 30th January, 2018 only and will not be held at the College unless prepaid afetr this date. (This is the date of the 2018 Welcome Interviews)

Should your student have mislaid their copy please access via www.campion.com.au using the code"63XK" 

The Georgy Awards

on Thursday, 16 November 2017.

Congratulations to Ms Sian Clarke who received two awards at the 2017 Georgy Awards for Excellence. The Georgy Award is for all Regional Victoria Theatre Companies and is judged by a panel of notable members of the theatre community.

Ms Clarke was awarded Excellence in Artistic Design and Scenic Design for the production of 'Return to the Forbidden Planet' in conjuction with the Seymour Performers Workshop. Ms Clarke directed the show in 2016 and was also nominated for the award for Wardrobe Design.

The Georgy Award is given to people who display excellence in many fields, such as Performing, Directing and Design.

We are very proud of Ms Sian Clarke and her achievements. Ms Clarke has Directed our College Production for the past two years and we look forward to the 2018 Production.

STAFF CARPARK OUT OF BOUNDS

on Wednesday, 08 November 2017.

Given the tragic circumstances at Banksia Road Public School yesterday, we wish to remind all Parents and Students that our Staff Carpark is a restricted area.

Parents are not to park, drop off or collect students from this area. Students are not to enter or leave the College Grounds from the carpark.Public parking is available across the road at the football ground.

Our thoughts and condolences are with Staff, Students and Parents of the Banksia Road Public School.

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