Parent Bulletin 18
Friday 26 July
2019 Parent Opinion Survey
Strathmore Secondary College is conducting a survey to find out what parents think of our school. The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents at each school and will be contacted via email.
It is designed to assist our school in gaining an understanding of parents’ perception of school climate, student engagement and relationships with our parent community. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.
The survey will be conducted online by ORIMA Research Pty Ltd and only takes 15 minutes to complete. The survey can be accessed via desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile at any convenient time within the fieldwork period from Monday 22 July to Sunday 11 August 2019. All
responses to the survey are anonymous.
For further information, please visit the Victorian Education website (click to open).
Strathmore Secondary College presents...
Government House Music Performance
On the morning of Wednesday the 24th of July, the Palm Court Strings were invited to play at Government House, as part of the official welcoming ceremony for the Jiangsu Sister Schools Welcome Reception.
The group of senior musicians, lead by our exceptional violin and viola teacher, Angela Huang, played superbly from the minstrel gallery high above the ballroom, while official guests were welcomed to Victoria.
It was an honour and a recognition of the outstanding music program we offer at Strathmore to be requested to perform for such a prestigious event. Congratulations to all involved.
Music Faculty Leader
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Year 12 Biology
Year 12 Biology students attended a practical workshop at Melbourne University this week where they were able to make use of a variety of gene technologies. In a university laboratory, students were investigating how to genetically modify bacteria and create new products in a lab setting. An example of an application of this technology is how to create bacteria that will create human insulin for diabetics.
Our year 12s were also engaged in finding evidence of evolutionary change in fruit flies by both looking at their physical characteristics and using technology to examine their DNA.