Parent Bulletin 10
Friday 21 May
Survey - Parent Engagement Opportunities
Dear Parents and Carers,
The Parent Engagement Subcommittee of School Council conducted a survey in 2020 to identify activities and events to build our school community. The responses indicated that school events and parent information sessions were viewed as highly valuable.
Consequently, the subcommittee is keen to gauge your interest in school events and also possible topics for parent information sessions.
When completing the survey, please put a mark next to any of the sessions that are of interest. Your responses will be anonymous. We will not be able to identify you or your child.
We value your feedback and would encourage all parents and carers to complete the survey by 4:00pm, 4 June, 2021.
Please click on the following link to access the survey:
Year 7 & 8 Intra school Cross Country Results
All students in years 7 & 8 have recently participated in a cross country event at school. Every student who participated earned points for their team and some students who placed in the top 10 of their respective races earned several points.
The results were extremely close with Dunlop taking the overall win in the grand aggregate.
Congratulations also to the individual place getters in each category listed below.
Year 7 Girls
Year 7 Boys
Year 8 Girls
Year 8 Boys
Moonee Valley District Senior Soccer
Senior Boys and Girls soccer teams competed in the Moonee Valley District Soccer tournament on Thursday. Both teams progressed through to the Western Metropolitan Region quite comfortably.
The Western Metropolitan round will take place at the end of Term 2.
Strathmore 5 - Rose Hill 0
Strathmore 4 - Buckley Park 2
Strathmore 5 - Rose Hill 0
Strathmore 10 - Mt Alexander 0
Plain English Speaking Award
A state heat of the PESA competition was held last Tuesday morning at Overnewton College in Keilor.
12 students were gathered to present two speeches. Each student was required to present a 6 minute prepared speech followed by a 3 minute impromptu speech. The topic for the impromptu speech was ‘Feeling Lucky’. Strathmore Secondary College was represented by two Year 11 students, Eva Phillip and Charlotte Vostri.
Eva Phillip was judged RUNNER-UP. This was a significant achievement given the quality of the competition that she faced. Eva spoke on the topic of Femininity during her 6 minute prepared speech. She delivered both of her speeches with passion, eloquence and courage.
The decision to choose the eventual winner took the three adjudicators up to 35 minutes due to the fierce competition that existed between the 12 speakers. All delivered speeches of great quality. The fact that Eva was able to achieve second place demonstrates her ability as a persuasive speaker. The audience members were rivetted to her as she delivered her speech. Charlotte Vostri spoke on the topic of Eating Disorders, and delivered a sophisticated, expressive speech that was informative and deeply personal.
Both students are to be congratulated for their achievement, hard work, persistence and courage.
Mr. Chris Bassios
Debating and Public Speaking Coordinator
Year 7 Art
Year 7 students have started painting their Howard Arkley inspired homes, complete with bright colours, random lines and varying patterns.
We can’t wait to see the finished result.
The Arts Team.
Building Project Stage 2
Our Stage 2 Building Project is progressing, the exterior work is near completion as well as a considerable amount of the internal fit out.