Parent Bulletin 21
Friday 26 November
Congratulations to Year 12 VCE Art student Zoe Novacek.
Her outstanding artwork ‘Life of Repeat’ has been accepted into the Incinerator Gallery ‘Fireworks’ Exhibition.
The Exhibition opens Friday 10th of December. Check it out, with more information available on their website.
The Arts Team.
Good afternoon Burnet community. Five weeks of ‘back-to-school’ have come and gone and we’re down to our last three weeks! What a rollercoaster.
For our Year 10 students, it’s actually just one week. We will hold our Year 10 Burnet Graduation ceremony on Thursday afternoon next week. Unfortunately, it’s not the formal ceremony we would have liked to hold, but we still place massive importance on recognising the journey our students have been on, on celebrating the successes and good times along the way and on wishing them the best for their journey into the next pathway in their lives.
Just as we look forward to celebrating our Year 10 students, our Year 7 – 9 students have the opportunity to participate in our Junior School Picnic Day to Funfields. The event is up on Compass and the cost includes the bus, the entry fee and unlimited rides/slides for the day. As our booking was made prior to the 18th of November, we are NOT required to sight or provide any student's vaccination certificates if they are aged 12 - 15 years. They will still be permitted entry with our school excursion on the day of the event, regardless of their current vaccination status.
Before we start thinking too much about the future, there is still some work to do to finish this year on a positive. Students should be completing learning tasks and finalising assessment pieces over the next few weeks. Teachers will be busy marking and reporting on term four progress, so in order to ensure student efforts are appropriately recognised, they should all make sure they’re doing their best to complete their work to a standard they’re proud of.
We enjoyed kicking off our Peer Support program again with a fun and engaging session building on teamwork and communication skills. The Year 7s had a great time working with our Year 9 Peer Support students and it has become something to look forward to for all students. We have put the word out to our Year 8 students to become peer mentors for 2022. Any Year 8 students that would like to be part of the program have been invited to apply through their Form Assembly Google Classroom page.
We have also put out an expression of interest to our Year 9 cohort to apply for Burnet Leadership roles for 2022. We’re hoping that with less interruptions In our school year, we can work more closely and more often with our Year 10 leaders to include a stronger student voice in team related events and continue to build our community culture in the team. Applications are available through the Year 9 Form Assembly Google Classroom pages.
As we wind down toward the end of the year, we’d like to emphasize with our students that our regular routines and expectations around punctuality, uniform, conduct and approaches to learning still apply. The end of the year is fast approaching, let’s make sure it’s positive and rewarding.
Have a good weekend Burnet!
Year 7 Ancient Rome Research Posters
Year 8 Geography
Over the last two weeks our Year 8 Geography students visited the coastal area of Williamstown. Our students conducted fieldwork at the Botanic Gardens, Williamstown Beach, and the Jawbone Marine Sanctuary.
Students were able to gain an understanding of how landscape and management practices have changed over time by creating visual data, location profiles and comparing facilities. Students also had to investigate whether the land management practices at Williamstown were sustainable.
Overall, a great experience for our Year 8s.
Humanities Faculty Leader
Dear Parents and Guardians
The end of another school year is fast approaching. This is a great time to take a look at “unexplained” absences and clear any remaining notifications in your child’s attendance record.
You can view the list of unexplained absences under the attendance tab in your child’s profile on Compass.
Online help is available HERE.
Please call 9379 7999 if you would like assistance, I am happy to help.
Performing Arts Day 2021
Sunday 5th December
10am – 12pm
College grounds, between M Building and F Block
Please join the performing arts faculty on the morning of Sunday 5th of December and celebrate the achievements of the college’s students. All the junior music ensembles and most of the senior ensembles will be performing throughout the morning, as well as solo musical performances from junior and senior students. A selection of VCE dance students will be showing their solo performances and celebrating the first VCE Dance class at SSC.
The Visual Arts and Media will be showcasing student work in F Building, including gallery and digital displays.
Please note that this event is being run in accordance with current Covid guidelines and restrictions, and visitors to the college will be required to complete a Covid check-in and demonstrate vaccination status/exemptions as appropriate.
I look forward to seeing you on the day, and to be able to share in the incredible work that will be on display.
Leading Teacher: Music, Performing Arts & Media
Real or Unreal - Year 8 Art
Over the last 2 weeks, 8ART2 have been busy working on their abstract sculptures, with a focus on creating unique organic forms inspired by nature. We certain can’t wait to see how these masterpieces develop.
Keep up the good work!
The Arts Team
Year 9 Forensic Science
Year 9 students have been studying forensic science this term. This has involved investigating fingerprinting and blood spatter patterns as methods of collecting information about what might have occurred at a crime scene.
Students have also investigated hair and fibre analysis and the study of anthropometry.
Year 12 Biology
Students entering into year 12 biology next year spent 4 periods during transition week flexing their practical skills by designing and implementing an investigation into the movement of water across cell membranes.
Northcote Water Polo Club