Parent Bulletin 19
Friday 15 October
Congratulations Year 12 Class of 2021
As we come to the end of what has been a tumultuous year, our Year 12 students are to be congratulated on what they have achieved under very challenging circumstances. It has been rewarding to see so many of them continue to realise the goals they have set for this year.
I am proud of their achievements.
Roadmap for Year 7 – 11 students returning to Onsite Learning
The Victorian Government has announced the Roadmap to Deliver the National Plan.
The Roadmap, which is based on advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, sets out the staged return to onsite learning in Term 4, with the plan being that all students return onsite by Friday 5th November. Details of this plan can be found below.
For our school, this means that the following arrangements will be in place:
Remote and flexible learning will be delivered to students on the days they are not onsite.
We look forward to welcoming our students back onsite during this term.
Save the Date - Term 4 eSafety Webinars
The eSafety Commission is running free on-line webinars to provide parents and carers with the knowledge, skills and tools to support their children to have safe, positive online experiences.
The following two webinars are open for registration now:
eSafety Parent Guide to Digital Technologies and Mental Health
This webinar will provide parents and carers with an understanding of how games, apps and social media can influence young people’s mental wellbeing. It is designed for parents and carers of young people aged 10-18 years and will cover:
This webinar is available the following times:
eSafety Parent Guide to Online Gaming
This webinar will provide parents and carers with an understanding of the benefits and risks of online gaming. It is designed for parents and carers of young people aged 8–13 years. This webinar will cover:
This webinar is available the following times:
Registration for term 4 webinars is open so get in early and select the date and time that works best for you.
For more information, visit the eSafety Commission website.
‘Poem Forest’ Competition
Zoe Warren of 9C2 recently entered the ‘POEM FOREST’ competition, a free nature writing prize that literally breathes life back into the natural world that sustains us.
Created by Red Room Poetry, in partnership with The Australian Botanic Garden, POEM FOREST deepens our connection with nature by inviting students and communities to use their words to make positive climate action. For every nature poem received a tree is planted to help heal habitats and create a POEM FOREST for future generations.
Zoe’s poignant poem ‘Ravaged’ has been published on their website.
The poem is both thoughtful and powerful, perfectly showcasing Zoe’s talent for creative writing.
She is also in the running for a $5000 prize! Well done Zoe.
Earth, our home, our land, our day and night
Hear its pleads, hear its plight
Turn your eyes to the forest aflame, turn your eyes to the forest’s endgame
In the darkness of the dead of night, flames flicker in our oversight
Enveloped in heat and swamped with fire
Oh how the forest longed for the winter through its transpire
In the dead of night, in the darkness there is a cruel light
A fire ravaging through a forest eons old
A fire ravaging through a story untold
In the morning’s rise, only ashes remain in the fire’s demise
An eerie stillness lingers in the air
As if in reminiscence of what was once there
Through the blood of a forest once strong
Ruby red shoots emerge where they belong
A forest eons old, arises from the depths of despair, behold
Chasing a former glory forgotten by all
A forest that once stood proud and tall
Lest we forget the nightcap oak
Now is the era for fallen to rise once more from the smoke
Years 7-10 Wellbeing Cook Along
On the evening of 14th October, students from our junior school were invited to participate in an online cook along session run by Clinical Nutritionist Angelica Pupillo and co-hosted by our wellbeing team.
Students chose between two delicious meals to cook and serve for their families. Angelica spoke about nutrition, practical strategies on maintaining balance between nutrition, self-care, and student life in general. She answered lots of questions from students about nutrition and how to have a more positive relationship with food.
Students enjoyed being able to cook, learn, speak with a nutritionist, and do something different in lockdown. This is what some of the students had to say about the session:
“This was a very nutritious and delicious recipe which could be adjusted to suit my family’s needs.”
“It was a very fun session and the food was absolutely delicious, all my family went for seconds!”
“Cooking the pasta was very fun and delicious, it also helped me learn more about nutrition and what some healthy snacks could be.”
“This was a wonderful opportunity to get into the kitchen while learning about health and nutrition from an expert, and I really enjoyed cooking along with everyone and hearing all of Angelica’s advice and experiences. Thanks everyone for organising and running this event, it was a great break from schoolwork and my family loved the recipe!”
Thank you to the Junior School teams for supporting this event. Check out some the finished dishes below!
The Wellbeing Team
Premier’s VCE Award
Congratulations to Yigit Deniz Senen, who has been recognised with a Premier’s VCE Award for his outstanding academic results in 2020. Deniz studied Units 3 & 4 Turkish last year in Year 11 and received a Study Award for excellence in Turkish after receiving the top grade in the state.
The annual Premier’s VCE Awards recognise the top-performing students in the state. This year, 297 students were recognised with awards for their outstanding results.
The entire Strathmore Secondary College community is proud of Deniz and would like to congratulate him on being the recipient of such a prestigious award. Deniz is currently studying Year 12, and is hoping to achieve similar results in all his other subjects so that he can study Civil Engineering at a university in Melbourne.
To read more about the Premier’s VCE Awards, visit: www.education.vic.gov.au/vceawards
Year 7 Humanities
Year 7 students are currently studying Ancient Rome.
Students chose an activity to draw one of the Ancient Roman Gods or Goddesses, use the information they learnt about Ancient Roman baths to make a Twitter Recommendation, or contribute an Acrostic poem.
Burnet Team News
Good afternoon and happy Friday to our Burnet community.
We want to welcome you back to what will be a busy and, no doubt, eventful final term.
Today is World Student’s Day and we’d like to extend our appreciation and admiration to our Burnet student cohort. Student life can be challenging at the best of times, but the adversity you have endured will continue to develop your resilience long after these hardships have passed. As hard as it has been at times, the way you have overcome hurdles and obstacles through goal setting, resolve, hard work and mindfulness will have you prepared to face the challenges the future may hold. Happy Student’s Day Burnet, we’re proud of you.
In the next few weeks there are a couple of significant dates to be aware of that affect our students:
Friday 22nd of October: Student Free Day
Tuesday 26th of October: Year 7 students return full-time, Year 8 & 9 students attend Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Thursday 28th of October: Year 10 students return and attend Thursdays & Fridays
Tuesday 2nd of November: Public Holiday
Friday 5th of November: All junior students return full-time
…and some that may not affect our students directly, we’d like to draw your attention to:
Monday 18th of October: Last day of Year 12 classes
Wednesday 20th of October: Year 12 Celebration and Graduation
Completing secondary school is an incredible accomplishment. We’d like to congratulate the graduating class of 2021 on their achievements, wish them luck in their final exams and all the best in the years ahead. We fondly recall the current Yr 12 Burnet students’ first day of secondary college. We’re grateful to have been able to play even a small part in guiding them through their formative years and are delighted to see them reach this milestone. Time flies and it won’t be long until our junior students are in this same position. What happens in these junior years greatly shapes the outcomes in the VCE years. What can you start doing now that will benefit you then?
We’re continuing to hold our weekly Trivia & Wellbeing Surveys on Google Classroom for all Burnet students and are currently running a “Share Your Talent” challenge where we’ve asked our students to show off some flair be it sporting, musical, art or otherwise. Winners will be announced in our team assembly next Wednesday.
Just a reminder to all of our students to keep logging on to all of your lessons, doing your best to complete your work each week, stay engaged by interacting with your teachers and classmates and remember that the Burnet office is just an email away if you need support.
Have a great weekend.
The Burnet Team
Family Friday Trivia!
Lockdown 6.0 getting you down? Tired of everyone being on technology? Have some fun with our Family Friday Trivia! Get together for some no-tech family time and try to work out the answers to these 3 trivia questions posted in each parent bulletin while we’re in lockdown. For the competitors out there, try a Family vs Family, or Parents vs Students challenge.
Typical trivia rules apply: no technology, no external resources, and no consultation with non-members. Answers to the trivia will be posted in the next parent bulletin. Good luck!
The Daintree National Park is home to over 430 species of birds. One of which is closely related to the emu and ostrich, and is well known for its bright coloured feathers and casque atop its head. Name this species of bird that lives in the Daintree National Park.
“I’m just a girl with a crush on you. Don’t care about money. It doesn’t give me half the thrill.” These are the lyrics to which Britney Spears song?
Name these 4 board games.
PB18 Trivia answers: (1) Hans Christian Anderson (2) Pink (3) Sienna Miller