Parent Bulletin 12
Friday 31 May
Strathmore Welcomes Additional Capital Works Funding
I am delighted to report that the Victorian Government has allocated $7,337,000 in capital works funding to our school in the 2019-2020 State Budget.
This funding will allow us to realise the next stage of our Master Plan and continue to build state-of-the-art learning facilities that match our outstanding teaching and learning program.
Vale Courtney Herron
Strathmore Secondary College is saddened to learn of the passing of Courtney Herron, a past student at Strathmore Secondary College in 2009.
Condolences to her family and any member of the College community who knew Courtney. Condolences also to the broader school community who may have been impacted by her death.
2018 Annual Report to the School Community
Just a reminder the Annual Reporting meeting will be held at the College from 6pm-7pm on 13th June. Please notify Rebecca Oosterhof via the school email of you attendance by 6th June so the meeting can be held in a suitable venue.
Outdoor and Environmental Studies
Outdoor and environmental studies Unit 1 and 2 trip to Tree Tops Adventure Glenn Harrow Park
On Wednesday the 22nd of May the Unit 1 and 2 Outdoor and Environmental class went to Trees Adventure - Glen Harrow Park.
We were encouraged to step out of our comfort zone on the nine different high ropes courses, some of which were over 15 metres high. Courses were broken down into six different difficulty levels allowing us to push ourselves as much or as little as we liked. We had to use a great deal of upper body strength, self-encouragement and team work in order to complete the courses. Although we have come away with a few blisters and sore bums we absolutely loved our time and would do it again.
The excursion linked heavily to our theoretical content and will assist us in our SAC next week. We would like to thank Mr Roberts for giving up his time to come along on the day although we think he may have had more fun than us.
Lachlan and Olivia
World Vision Youth Conference
On Thursday 23st of May, eighteen students from SSC’s Student Leadership Council attended the 2019 World Vision Youth Conference at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre in the city.
Joining over 1000 students from schools across the state, World Vision took the students through a day of guest speakers, presenting confronting yet inspiring information on what young leaders can do to incite positive change in the world. SSC were particular engaged in the day, actively participating in all questions put to the large audience. Post-conference discussions showed that the students found the event insightful and rewarding.
Thank you to all the students who attended, as well as those from the council who helped make the posters stating a social issue that students wanted to raise awareness about – the school is very proud of all of our leaders and their passion for positive change!
Year 9 & 10 Boys AFL
On Wednesday the 29th of May the year 9 & 10 Boys’ footy team headed to Buckley Park Ovals for the Moonee Valley round of interschool football. Testing condition faced the boys for their four games with howling winds and the coldest May day Melbourne has seen in almost two decades.
We got off to a great start defeating Essendon Keilor College comfortably in our first game 68-0. Nick Owens, Zain Yamak and Callum Matthews dominated the midfield while Zane Murphy and Isaac Dukic proved a handful up forward combining for five first half goals.
Our second game against Rosehill proved to be more testing with Rosehill coming off a sound win against the fancied Buckley Park College. Kicking with the breeze the boys were able to pile on four goals setting ourselves up for the second half. Luc Scutella and Ben Haste were resolute in defence limiting the opposition to one goal one while Riley Tabone and Tony Spataro provided some dash off half back.
Our third game against an undermanned Mount Alexander College went exactly to plan with the boys running out 61-0 winners. After playing as a key defensive pillar Harrison Frantz transitioned to the midfield with ease racking up possessions. Tom Goss was dangerous up forward but failed to convert kicking one goal three.
Our last game against Buckley Park College would decide who went on to represent the Moonee Valley Division in the Western Metropolitan Region Finals in term three. Captain Ben Haste won the toss a decided to kick with the strong breeze. We again dominated the midfield with Cooper Newton, Max Taylor and Zane Murphy the stand outs however inaccuracy in front of goal left us with a lot of work to do in the second half. A stirring speech from Mr Miller at half time rallied the troops to not only keep Buckley Park scoreless with the breeze but kick three goals of our own to run out eventual winners 18 -0.
The boys’ next game is Wednesday July 24 at Hansen and Etzel Reserve in Airport West.
Goal scorers for the day:
Z. Murphy 3, Z Yamak 3, L. Scutella 2, I. Dukic 2, P. Flatman 2, B. Haste 2, C. Matthews 2, A. Assaad 2, C. Charalambous 2, J. Savi, C. Cuthbertson, W. Owens, T. Sayers, J. Pelosi, M. Taylor, T. Goss
Z. Yamak, Z. Murphy, C.Matthews, C. Newton, M. Taylor