Parent Bulletin 25
Friday 4 December
Report from School Council November Meeting
Update on Building Project
The first floor slab has been poured and the first floor steel is being erected. The second floor slab was poured on Wednesday 25th November. Steel erection for the second floor and roof structure commenced on Friday 27th November. The roof is scheduled to be on by Christmas.
Remote and Flexible Learning Parent Survey Results
A short survey was completed by parents/carers in term 2 designed to collect information on their experience of remote and flexible learning. It was then repeated in term 3. Feedback from students, teachers, parents and carers, along with evidence-based research, informed our planning and lesson delivery for online learning in the term 3 period of remote and flexible learning.
The attached chart provides a summary of the parent and carer responses for both terms.
I am very proud of the commitment and professionalism of our teaching staff and education support team. The school demonstrated agility in fine tuning the remote and flexible learning instructional practice model. This had a significant impact on student engagement and learning outcomes during the second period of remote and flexible learning. Thank you for taking the time to complete the surveys.
We highly value engaging with our school community. A reminder that the first point of call when communicating about your children is via Team Leaders and Coordinators. I am always happy to meet with parents or carers to discuss learning and to hear your feedback. Please contact my Assistant, Rebecca Oosterhof, to make an appointment.
College Uniform Update
Council has received requests to extend the ‘grace’ period for transitioning to the new uniform. This is due to the impact that the current COVID-19 pandemic is having on some families’ financial situation. Council has approved this request, and extended the transition period until the end of 2021.
Mosaics at Strathmore
Students in the Artist-in-Residence classes in Semester 1 and 2 have been fortunate to work with local artist Bev Plowman, making mosaic panels that will eventually find themselves as murals at the College.
Bev is a painter and mosaic artist. You may be familiar with her work on a racing theme at Moonee Ponds, or a vast mural at the Royal Children’s Hospital. She has been very generous and engaging in mentoring our students.
Despite the challenges of this year, Year 8 and Year 9 students have learnt new skills and concepts in making art with mosaics. They have produced some wonderful pieces and had a lot of fun along the way.
Visual Arts Faculty
Year 7 Maths
This week, students in Year 7 Maths have been working with moving spherical robots called Spheros.
When coding a Sphero, students choose how fast the Sphero moves, on what bearing it travels , how long it moves for and other features such lights and sound. Students were challenged to make the Sphero travel around the map of a town to visit different destinations.
In order to achieve this goal groups had to create an algorithm and problem solve in order to create code that resulted in the Sphero robot travelling around the town.
Fireworks Student Art Exhibition 2020
Fireworks 2020 exhibition and awards showcases the accomplishments of high achieving art and design students in Years 11 and 12 who live, work or study in Moonee Valley.
This exhibition, shown both at Incinerator Gallery and online, provides a platform for our young creatives to share their works with the greater community and to encourage their ongoing ingenuity.
We celebrate the achievements and resilience of students working towards completion of their Victorian Certificate of Education during this challenging year.
The Fireworks 2020 exhibition will open Tuesday 8 December, with an opening celebration at 6pm on Friday 11 December. This is a fantastic opportunity for young student artists and designers to gain exposure and have their art and design works showcased in a professional gallery space.
The following students from Strathmore Secondary College were selected to exhibit.
"The End of Creation"
acrylic paint on canvas
digital print, perspex, paper
super sculpey clay, artificial fur, acrylic paint, cage
The Incinerator Gallery is open to the public from Tuesday 8 December 2020, Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm.
180 Holmes Road, Aberfeldie, 3040
03 9243 1750
VicRoads Changes to Clearways
VicRoads has advised of changes to existing clearways near the college.
"From 1 December 2020, every existing clearway within 20 kilometres of Melbourne's CBD will become a tow-away zone. While it will remain an offence to park in a clearway during the restricted times, once the new tow-away zones are in place, drivers parked illegally will also have their vehicle towed and receive a fine on top of the vehicle release fee. No new clearways are being created as part of this program."
Download the PDF for more information.