Parent Bulletin 19
Friday 16 September
Message from the Principal
I wish our school community a safe, happy, and restful holiday and thank all our students for their hard work and perseverance throughout Term 3.
I often say we have much to celebrate at Strathmore. Recent highlights include Jazz Night held at the Jazz Lab in Brunswick and our Music Chamber Concert. Both events were outstanding and showcased the high-quality music program we have at Strathmore. The Senior Art Exhibition also showcased the outstanding work of the Senior art students.
Along with excelling in the academic program, our students have been involved in the Year 7 and 8 Athletics Carnival, the highly engaging and successful school production ‘Sin’ and the Year 11 Formal held at the Lakeside Convention Centre.
Report from School Council September Meeting
Site Security – Fencing
Fencing the school has been given approval to proceed by various authorities including the Victorian School Building Authority. Haskell Architects are contacting approved contractors for final pricing and programming. Final plans will be presented to School Council.
General School Operations
Planning is well underway for 2023. Leadership and teaching positions have been advertised with Positions of Responsibility to be confirmed and filled over the coming weeks. Subject numbers have been analysed and evaluated in preparation for the completion of the timetable.
Jazz Night @ Jazz Lab Brunswick
Students from the school’s contemporary and jazz ensembles performed at the incredible Jazz Lab on the evening of the 8ths of September to a sold out crowd.
The room was bustling with energy as students presented improvisatory works as well as prepared pieces from artists such as Crowded House and Aretha Franklin.
Congratulations to all students who performed on the night, and thanks to the ensemble leaders for their efforts in preparing the students.
Outdoor & Environmental Studies – Werribee Gorge Hike
Our VCE OES class ventured out to Werribee Gorge State Park on Tuesday 6th September with the sun shining, wattle blooming and birds chirping!
We got to put into practice some student planning leading up to the 10km hike around the Gorge Circuit Walk - including mapping skills, hiking equipment, weather analysis, food and water requirements. The hike is an essential lead up activity to our Wilson’s Promontory hiking camp coming up in Term 4.
The walk was challenging in sections with uphill, downhill sections and some rock scaling as the Werribee River has had a lot of rain flow in recent weeks.
Western Metropolitan Regional Athletics Championships
Strathmore wins the Western Region Athletics carnival!
Strathmore finished on top of the grand aggregate at the WMR athletics carnival ahead of 59 other schools.
Strathmore competed at the Western Metro Regional athletics championships this week with a team of 33 athletes who qualified from the previous round.
Our athletes have made us proud with their attitude, conduct and performances. We won medals in 22 events and 10 of our students have qualified for the State championships which will take place early next term.
Congratulations to the following students on their outstanding performances.
Ty Davis 1st 3000m Open, 2nd 1500m 17boys, qualifies for State championship
Katie Baynes 1st Long jump, Triple jump and Relay 17girls, qualifies for State championship
Jesse Lumby 1st 800m, 2nd 1500m 14boys, qualifies for State championship
Aiden Davis 1st 1500m 14boys, qualifies for State championship
Sahara Ball 2nd 1500m 15girls, qualifies for State championship
Matilda Fitzpatrick 2nd 1500m 18girls, qualifies for State championship
Hayley O’Regan 1st Triple jump 16girls, qualifies for State championship
J Williamson 1st Relay 17girls, qualifies for State championship
Tessa Rumble 1st Relay 17girls, qualifies for State championship
Kayley Kavanagh 1st Relay 17girls, qualifies for State championship
The following students also performed extremely well picking up medals in their respective events.
Maisey Gasper 2nd Long jump, 3rd Hurdles 14 girls
Holly Clough 3rd Shot put, Relay 13girls
Eden Curcija 2nd Long jump 15girls
J Williamson 2nd 100m, 200m, 3rd in Discus 17girls
Hollie Capuano 2nd 800m, 400m, 3rd in Relay 13girls
Mia Mallon 3rd 800m 16girls
Matilda Fitzpatrick 2nd 800m 18girls
Finnley Watson 3rd 200m 18boys
Jesse Lumby 2nd 400m 14boys
Oliver Moxon 3rd 1500m 15boys
Ruby Anderson 3rd Relay 13girls
Zandalee Veneziano 3rd Relay 13girls
Riding to Fight Kids Cancer
Year 7 student Sharkya Fernando is participating in his 4th Great Cycle Challenge to support Kids with Cancer.
You can sponsor Sharkya on his sponsorship page on the Great Cycle Challenge website (click to open).
VCE Art Folio and Artwork Submission
Congratulations and well done to the year 12 Art students who handed in their final artworks and folios for 2022.
What a mammoth week for all involved. Big thanks to the Arts Faculty and Art Technician Simon, who gave their time to support the students to resolve their final works successfully.
Unit 4 saw the Year 12s spending the past 12 weeks or so exploring, developing, refining and resolving a concept they started at the beginning of the year. It’s was an ongoing process of dedication, enthusiasm and passion for creativity that culminated in finished artworks that represent them and the effort they put in – amazing work everyone!
Here are a few photos of some of these artworks.
Year 8 Food Technology
Year 8 Food Technology students designed and produced their own flavours of muffins this term. After producing both sweet and savoury muffins showcasing vegetables earlier in the term, students were set the challenge to create their own flavouring combination using vegetables.
We had some great sweet and savoury combinations including but not limited to; pizza flavoured muffins, pumpkin pie inspired muffins, beetroot and chocolate muffins and spanakopita inspired muffins.
Well done Year 8’s!
Victorian State School Spectacular
On behalf of the Music and Performing Arts Faculties, I’d like to extend congratulations to Jamie Koulbanis of Year 10 for his outstanding performance in the Victorian State School Spectacular.
Jamie’s contribution to the performance was an absolute standout, and it was fantastic to be able to share in his achievements.
Year 11 Formal
On Thursday the 1st of September the Year 11 students gathered together at Lakeside Reception centre for their Year 11 formal. It was a great night enjoyed by all, with an amazing display of style and fashion from the cohort (and teachers).
A special congratulations for the formal prize winners Jaydine Dongalen, Stelios Keranakis, Ahmad Jammal, Riley Martin, Ramel Kamber and Piper Campbell.
Class of 2022 Graduation Dinner
Many Year 12 students and their families will attend the Graduation Dinner on 19th October to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of our graduating Class of 2022.
HM Photos will be in attendance to provide professional photography services.
Our aim is to ensure that quality photographs will be available as a memento should graduating students and families wish to purchase them. Printed photos will be on sale on the night and available for purchase online afterwards.
We look forward to celebrating with you!
Senior School Team
Emergence: Senior Art Exhibition
Congratulations to all 37 artist-exhibitors, from years 10, 11 and 12, on a fabulous exhibition, which ended on Sunday the 4th.
The Celebration Party on Friday was an exciting event, with so many people attending. There was a real buzz in the gallery. Artists, parents, siblings, friends and teachers mingled in a happy atmosphere. A number of sales were made on the night and the following days.
Thank you to past-student and artist Jessie Scott for speaking about her art and life experiences as a way of talking about creativity and team-work.
“Art, even a solo practice, is not a solo venture. Art doesn’t have to be that cliché we are still burdened with of the genius burrowing in their studio and producing masterpieces in isolation. Art can be a party. In fact, I would go so far as to say that whether it is acknowledged or invisible, art is always produced in the context of a community of people working for and with each other, supporting each other, inspiring each other or combatting each other, and thus urging each other on. A community just like this.”
So…. thanks to Victoria Kokkinos for entertaining us with her delightful singing, to the students who helped set up the exhibition - Georgia Cully, Johanna Fifis, Fotini Kottaras and Micaela Xerri - as well as the teaching and support staff who were responsible for bumping in the work, dismantling the exhibition AND transporting the work to and from the gallery. Yes, team work!
We encourage all our creatives to take the brave step of participating next year’s exhibition.
Visual Arts Faculty
Students from the senior classical ensembles gathered on Monday evening to perform a concert of works at Essendon Baptist Church. The calibre of performances was incredible, and it was fantastic to witness the dedication shown by the students to their musical studies.
The music faculty would also like to recognise the contributions of the graduating class of 2022, and thank them for their leadership and musicianship.
We wish them the best in their future endeavours.
Happy Friday and happy end of term Burnet.
We’d like to wish all of our students and their families a relaxing and safe break in preparation for our last term (and the end of our first full year back at school since 2019 – touch wood).
Congratulations to Aurelia W, one of our Year 10 leaders, who was awarded the Australian Defence Force Future Innovators Award. The Future Innovators award recognises students who have demonstrated motivation and innovation in the areas of STEAM within our school and who display strong personal ethical values. Among an outstanding field, Aurelia was chosen as the winner and we’re very proud of her achievements.
Congratulations also to our junior Athletics stars that competed in the Western Metropolitan Regional Athletics Carnival yesterday. We had many great performers, well done to our Burnet students who received a medal for their efforts:
Eden C, silver medal – 15F Long jump
Mia M, bronze medal – 15F 800m
Ruby A, bronze medal – 13F 100m relay
We’d also like to recognise our Burnet musicians that contributed to last week’s Jazz Night and the Chamber Concert: Aurelia W, Mars T, Toby W, Nina B, Julian F, Chloe H, Kaitlin H, Electra K, Natasha M, Arya P, Willow R and Steph S. Our music program at Strathmore is such a wonderfully and passionately led program and opportunity for students to pursue their love of music, it’s awesome to see our Burnet students involved and performing so well.
A reminder to our Year 9 students that consent & payment for the Rubicon Leadership Camp is now available to process on Compass.
Thank you to our Year 10 Leaders that contributed to our final Year 7 & 9 Peer Support session for the term by cooking a BBQ lunch for our Year 7 cohort and the Peer Support mentors. They displayed culinary skills that wouldn’t be out of place in any Michelin Star kitchen and served sausages to salivating students on a production line that Henry Ford couldn’t help but to admire.
Well done on getting through another busy term, take the time to put your feet up, reflect, relax and (eventually) start setting some goals to make sure Term 4 is as positive and productive as you can make it.
Happy holidays Burnet.
Ms Fraser, Ms Trahar & Mr Roberts
Moonee Ponds Primary School Science Night
On Wednesday the 14th of September a number of Strathmore Secondary students participated in the Moonee Ponds Primary School Science Night.
At the event, the students gave presentations showcasing and demonstrating the work they have been completing in Science and STEAM classes this year. The students were able to engage the students of Moonee Ponds Primary School and their families and did a fantastic job at promoting curiosity and excitement for Science and STEAM.
Well done to all students involved!
VCE Visual Communication Design Folio Submission
Well done and a huge congratulations to the year 12 Visual Communication Design students who handed in their final presentations and folios for 2022.
You did it!
I would like to thank the Art and Design faculty members who supported the students in fulfilling their briefs. A special thanks to James Borrelli, Lauren Zovi, Georgia Trousdale, Alessando Licul and Simon Davidson.
All students should be extremely proud of their efforts; with their final presentations a true testament to their commitment and passion for design.
Amazing work everyone. Here are only few photos of some of these designs.
Celebrating Term 3 in Product Design & Technology
The end of Term 3 is a great opportunity for us to showcase and celebrate work by our Product Design & Technology students. Shown here we have Year 7 timber and laser paired servers, Year 8 serving and chopping boards, Year 8 zipper cases which are constructed from individually printed fabric and completed with a 3D printed zipper pull name tag, Year 9 boxes with pewter casted features, Year 9 3D printed chess pieces, Year 10 Textiles printed bags and Year 10 Industrial Design flat pack furniture.
At this time we would also like to congratulate our Year 12 Product Design and Technology class. Due to COVID and remote learning it has been a very difficult past few years for subjects with a practical requirement. This is the first time in 3 years that our Year 12 students have been able to see the design process through to completion and we have products to show for their efforts. Amongst the showcase of images showing work from all year levels, we have two Year 12 products by Tim Liersch (12A) and Shobhit Mehra (12A). Tim’s coffee table focused on creating a product which emphasised the natural quality of materials, whilst Shobhit took on the challenge of designing a multipurpose coffee table come desk for a small apartment.
These products, along with other Year 12 works, will be on show in Term 4 at our Creative Arts Expo.
Coburg Little Athletics
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