Parent Bulletin 26
Friday 11 December
Year 8 Debating Competition Final
The Year 8 Competition Debating Final was held yesterday in the Theatrette on the 9th of December.
The topic that was chosen was: That we should ban all violent video games. The final was won by the Affirmative side which consisted of the following students:
The Negative team consisted of:
Both sides demonstrated an excellent use of researched material, but the Affirmative side presented a more coherent case, and structured their roles more effectively that the Negative side.
The adjudicator, Miss Lydia Burns, discussed the need for both teams to engage more with the audience through a greater use of eye contact, and less reliance on their prepared notes. However, she also stressed that this was a skill which would be acquired through greater experience.
The best speaker in the debate was judged to be Alexia Kyriacou.
The Debating trophy will now be housed in the Dunlop home room.
Mr. C. Bassios
Celebrating Outstanding Student Achievement
I am pleased to announce that Micaela Xerri, Year 8 student at Strathmore Art work has been selected as one of the winners in the 2020 Young Australian Art Awards.
She is the winner of the Commonwealth Bank Art Award for her entry “Still Life Rustica”. Congratulation to Micaela on this outstanding achievement.
Library Holiday News
Want to read an eBook or listen to an audiobook in the holidays?
Use the Strathmore eBook collection. Download the Wheelers eplatform app, search for Strathmore Secondary College library and register using your Strathmore Compass details.
Find the latest additions to the elibrary here -
Marshall Medal Excellence in STEAM
Elizabeth Wotten of 9D2 was awarded the Marshall Medal for excellence in STEAM, presented by Danny Pearson, MP for Essendon.
This is an extremely high honour for students in our local area.
Year 10 Burnet Graduation
On Friday the 4th of December, we in Burnet were very grateful to have the opportunity to formally farewell our year 10 class of 2020.
After the year your students have endured, it was wonderful to be able to recognise and celebrate the time, the effort, the stresses and the successes, and the preparation and dedication that have gone into the last 4 years of their lives.
The majority of the graduating class have been at the College for their entire secondary school lives. It has been our privilege to witness their growth and development as students, but more importantly as young adults over the course of this time.
From navigating their way around the campus as incoming Year 6 students in 2016 to completing their foundation VCE year, the year 10 class of 2020 have shown resilience, maturity and tremendous personal growth to put themselves in the best possible position to enter the next phase of their education.
We are proud of the individuals we've witnessed these students become. We farewell those who are pursuing education elsewhere and wish our best to those moving into Yr 11 at SSC and the capable hands of Mr Hirons.
We in Burnet have enjoyed our journey through the middle years immensely and hope each student leaves with fond memories of their time in the team.
Good luck, be safe and look after each other.
Thank you to the staff who celebrated this milestone with us: Mr Beavis, Mr Soligo, Mr Whittle, Ms Riazati, Ms Trinh & Mr Peterson.
Matt, Erica & Teagan
Year 9 Street Art
Congratulations to our 9 Art students’ who worked enthusiastically on their skateboard designs. The results are a true testament to their hard work and creativity.
The unit involved designing, stencilling and spray-painting skateboards, with students becoming little Street Artists in no time. Well Done!