Parent Bulletin 23
Friday 6 September
Karate World Cup
The GKR Karate World Cup X was held in Milton Keynes, England.
This year Ayaan Ahmed Butt, Dunlop Year 10, represented Australia and achieved 4th place.
His upcoming major goals towards his karate career is to compete in the 2024 summer Olympics in Paris.
Risk Rainbow Youth & State Schools Relief
Last Friday 30th of August the Senior Student Leadership Council hosted a casual dress fundraiser across the school, raising funds for two charities: Risk Rainbow Youth and State Schools Relief.
The Risk Rainbow Youth fundraiser was tied in with Wear It Purple Day. Many students and teachers showed their support for fostering supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for rainbow young people by wearing purple on the day. The Stand-Out club also hosted lunchtime karaoke with a Disney theme!
State Schools Relief is an important initiative that Strathmore S.C. has shown ongoing support for over the years. It aims to support the needs of underprivileged Victorian government school students by providing new school uniforms, shoes and educational resources, and is utilised by 1 in 10 Victorian government school students.
$957 was raised on the day. Thank you to all students who donated.
This week we had Peven Calais from Deakin University in to speak with some of our Year 10 General Maths students. She spoke about Finance (the topic currently been studied) and how this can be applied day to day as well as in business.
Peven is an Accounting & Finance graduate and is currently employed as a Learning Mentor at Deakin University.
Year 10 Drivers Education
There are still vacancies for any Year 10 student wanting to be involved with the Driver Education program in term 4.
The program is conducted during Year 10 sport and involves a combination of practical driving (off site) and theory lessons. The program is run by a local Driving school. The cost of the program is $186 and permission and payment forms can be collected from the Dunlop office.
District Athletics Carnival
Strathmore student’s outstanding performance at district athletics carnival.
Our students put in many strong performances at the athletics carnival on Tuesday. We had a big team of over 70 students from all year levels represent the school. Whilst we came a close 2nd to Buckley Park college on the total points score many of our students won their events and will therefor compete at the next round of competition, the western region athletics on the 19th of September.
The most outstanding performance came from Jed Snowden who won 4 individual events and a relay, and also broke a record. Ben Williamson, Amanda Williamson and Katie Baynes were also outstanding, each won 3 individual events and their respective relays. In the process Ben Williamson broke 2 records and Katie Baynes broke 3 records. Maeve Bousie and Ezra Liaw both won 3 individual events and broke 1 record each. Lauren Bowen and Michael Dimozantos both won 3 individual events each. Others who won an event and broke a record on the day were Hayley O”Regan, Sam O’Toole, Elijah Michael, Lara Ryan, Eden Curija and Austin Ganino.
34 students qualified for WMR athletics in the events below.
Helping Hands Mission
Senior Student Leadership Council is running a donation drive for the Helping Hands Mission, asking students to please donate hygiene products via the donations box located at the school front desk.
Helping Hands is a Victorian not-for-profit organisation that provides emergency support to families and individuals who are suffering as a result of extreme circumstances.
Donations will be collected and handed over to Helping Hands at the end of week 9.
Accepted items must be unopened and unused, and can include: soap, shampoo/conditioners, sunscreen, tooth paste/tooth brushes, hand sanitisers, tampons, sanitary pads, menstrual cups, deodorant, and wipes.
If you have any questions, please contact a Senior SLC member (member list posters are up at every team office). Thank you for your support.
‘Paracosm’ 23rd Senior Art Exhibition Celebration Night
Strathmore students, families and friends are warmly invited to this evening’s (Friday 6 September) celebration night for the Senior Art Exhibtion, ‘Paracosm’.
Opening from 6pm-8pm at Neon Parlour, 791 High Street, Thornbury, the exhibition features 62 artworks from 29 students in years 10, 11 and 12. Come along for a drink and to celebrate the excellent visual art being produced and exhibited by our students.
September 1st to 7th is National eSmart week. The web is a great place to learn, be creative and stay connected. However, with one in five young Australians found to have been cyber bullied – and the many other challenges young people face online – it’s important we invest in giving our community the skills they need to be responsible digital citizens.
The Alannah & Madeleine Foundation provide excellent, research based strategies to assist families in upskilling young people to thrive in the physical and digital world. Read more here:
Top 10 Cyber Safety Tips:
Cyber and Digital Literacy Resources:
Strathmore Secondary College is proud to be an eSmart school.
International Student Adventures
We have been busy exploring our community. On Sunday 25th August myself and Ms Di Battista took the students to watch their first footy match in Australia. This gave them an experience they will never forget. A very big thank you to Mr Gouley for organising our tickets! Please read two of our students’ recounts about their experience.
Then on Friday the 30th August, we went to Mars! What a day it was! We travelled through space and experienced what it would be like to be an astronaut. Students were involved in an all-day event involving work on a set of collaborative and problem solving experiences, involving simulation of a scientific mission to the planet Mars.
Lastly, our English Language Centre (SELC) students have been learning to swim as part of their PE curriculum. They have all made progress, while they are learning how to swim in a fun environment. Thank you to Ms Di Battista and Ms Hutchinson for their commitment to the program.
5 – 8 September
11 – 15 September
21 Sept – 6 Oct
24 Sept-1st Oct
9 – 17 October
Senior Art Exhibition
Chisholm Years 9 & 10 Central Australia Trip
Burnet Tasmania Camp
Parent Teacher Interviews, Student Free Day
Last Day Term 3
Year 12 Practice Exams
Term 4 Commences
Italian Bologna Exchange
‘The Mahoneys’ Performing Arts Awards
Year 7 Immunisation [2nd visit]
Last Day of Year 12 Classes
Year 12 Celebration & Graduation