Parent Bulletin 17
Friday 19 July
'Tomorrow’s Leaders Today' Boot Camp Program
During Term 2, selected year 9 students participated in a 9 week leadership program covering topics such as values, choices and consequences, communication, goal setting, team work, opportunity and sacrifice. The program is supported by Strathmore Secondary College’s Wellbeing team and facilitated by Jamie Luscott who has been running the program for over 10 years.
"Throughout the Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Program, I have seen a conscious shift in the work ethic of everyone in the bootcamp program. The past 10 weeks have changed the way we all think about everything we do. The things we have learnt, we will recall on for the rest of our lives and we are all so very grateful for the opportunity. I would strongly recommend the program to anyone who is interested. " – Flynn Gray
All students involved are commended on their dedication and engagement with the program and should be congratulated on their achievements.
Building Project Update
Cross Country State Finals
Strathmore students compete at State Cross Country Championship
On Thursday 5 students braved the cold and ran against the fastest students from all over Victoria. The event at Bundoora park was a 3km race of undulating hills and a fair amount of mud.
Congratulations to our students on their results.
Curtis Rawlings 13 Boys 49th
Kayley Kavanagh 14 Girs 61st
Taylor Moxon 14 Boys 23rd
Ty Davis 14 Boys 35th
Luna Nakada 15 Girls 38th
Psychology Units 3 & 4
Students studying Units 3 and 4 Psychology took part in a Sleep incursion at school with the Epworth Sleep Clinic on the last day of term 2.
Students were able to learn all about sleep and were able to investigate some of the equipment the sleep scientist brought in with her, that showed them how special lights and glasses can be used to help people with sleep problems and disorders. Student volunteers (thank you Stavros Avraam and Patrick Logan) who were feeling extra drowsy, volunteered to be 'wired up' and then they tried to sleep in a nearby room while the rest of the group analysed their brain wave patterns and other physical measurements to see if they were sleeping.
Students are learning about the importance of sleep as part of their year 12 studies - and encouraged to improve their own sleep habits to get the 9 1/2 hours sleep their bodies require and to think about lifestyle habits to improve sleep such as limiting screen time, particularly late at night!