Parent Bulletin 19
Friday 2 August
Variation to the School Day - Wednesday 7 August
In an analysis commissioned by the Department ‘collective efficacy’ was found to be one of the top predictors of student achievement.
Mr Greg Cameron from the Centre of Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs USA, will be working in our school during this term.
On Wednesday, Greg will be conducting an interactive session with us that will build staff capacity and understanding of ‘collective efficacy’. It is very important that all staff have the opportunity to be involved in this event.
The school day will conclude on Wednesday 7 August at the end of period 5. All students will be dismissed at 2:13pm.
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Senior Girls Netball
Our Senior Girls Netball team played off in the Western Zone finals on Tuesday at Altona Netball stadium.
After winning the Moonee Valley division comfortably the next level of competition was a huge step up. We had very creditable and intense games against Melton SC and Maribyrnong SC but unfortunately lost both.
Members of the team were Kardelen Corkhill, Eliza Nicholas, Milla Watson, Annie Stavrakis, Maddie Bosio and Kate Phillips our school Netball captain. All of these year 12 girls have played in the school netball program since year 7 and I thank them for their contributions and efforts in representing the school.
Year 11 team members were Maeve Bousie, Niamh Whelan and Meagan Cecchini. Thank you girls for a great effort.
Year 7 and 8 Athletics Carnival
On Thursday the 15th of August, Strathmore Secondary College will be holding our annual year seven and eight athletics carnival at the Moonee Valley Athletics centre in Moonee Ponds. The carnival will be run in the same format as last year with students signing up for the events prior to the day. Students will complete an online preference form allowing them to choose at least two track and two field events to compete in (total of four events). Students may compete in an additional four events on the day (two track and two field, equalling to a total of eight events) if they wish. All students who compete will earn points towards their team’s overall score. The online preference form will be completed in Health and PE classes.
This year, we are heavily promoting team spirit and are encouraging students to come dressed in their team colours. Each team will also organise a group of students to compete in the 100m mixed relay race at the end of the meet. At the end of the day all team points will be calculated and the winning team will be presented with the Athletics Cup. Argyll will be attempting a three-peat having won the cup in 2017 and 18.
It is important to know that the carnival will be used as a qualifying round for students to be selected as part of the Strathmore Secondary College Athletics Team who will compete at the Moonee Valley Athletics meet on the Tuesday the 3rd of September.
The compass event for the Athletics Carnival is open for payment and consent to be given. The compass event will close on Tuesday the 13th of August at midnight. Thank you to those who have already completed this.
I’m looking forward to what will be a wonderful and rewarding day for all students!
Interschool Sport Coordinator
Intermediate Boys AFL
The Intermediate Boys AFL Western Metro round took place in Werribee on the 24th of July. The boys started off the day very well, organised and approached the day with enthusiasm as we had success in 2018 winning this round.
First game vs Copperfield College
Strathmore 7 – 5 – 47 Copperfield 1 – 5 – 11
Goal Kickers:J.Piescik 2, Z. Yamak 2,T.Sayers 1, J Pelosi 1, Z Veneziano 1
Second game vs Sunbury College
Strathmore 6 – 7 – 42 Sunbury 5 – 10 – 40
Goal Kickers: L. Scutella 2, T. Sayers 1, C Newton 1, J Piescik 1
Third game Vs Maribyrnong
Strathmore 2 – 4 – 16 Maribyrnong 6 – 5 – 41
Goal Kickers: L. Scutella 1, C. Charalambous 1
Best players for the day included Max Taylor, Harry Frantz, Zain Yamak, Tristan Truong and Callum Matthews. All of the boys who assisted in various duties are to be thanked for their contribution.
Mr Miller and Mr Soligo
37 Year 7 and 8 students have enthusiastically enrolled to be special library helpers, which we celebrated at a morning tea in the library on Thursday 1st August.
They were sorted into two teams, Lawson and Paterson and will all be enjoying induction sessions next week where they will learn to help with lending and returning, shelving, displays, helping other students, choosing books and other special activities.
Intermediate Boys Football
On Wednesday the 31st of July, SSC Boys intermediate soccer team competed in the Western Metropolitan Regional Finals.
They defeated Taylors Lakes Secondary College in the first match 3-0, won 4-0 in the second match against Sunbury Downs College and drew in the final match of the pool against Maribyrnong Sports Academy 1-1.
In the Final, the boys displayed some excellent football and defeated their opponents Northern Bay College 2-0 to cement a place in the State Finals which will be held later this term. Congratulations to the team!
Well done Strathmore!
WMR Boys Intermediate Soccer Squad:
Alec Becvinovski, Lucas Smaragdiou, Austin Ganino, Luca Tasevski, Xavier Tasevski, Ethan Tasevski, Andre Colakovski, Jack Warrick, Isaac Lanza, Joseph Guerrera, Pierce Malliaris, Marc Radoslovic-Clemente, Sebastian Kounetas, Jason Samardzic, Liam Sacco, Jackson Curcija, Anthony Manduca, Steven Karayiannis