Parent Bulletin 28
Friday 1 November
School Council Report - October
As mentioned in our September update Strathmore Secondary College will be engaging in a School Review during Term 4 this year. Once every four years a review is conducted in every government school.
A panel for the Review, that represents the school community, will be formed to guide the process. As part of the review, to address the Panel’s Terms of Reference, parent focus groups will be conducted on Friday 8 November and Monday 11 November. If you would like to participate please contact the college to register your interest.
The outcome of the Review will be used in the development of the school’s Strategic Plan for the next four years.
Stage One Capital Works Update
It was reported at the meeting that all aspects of the project are progressing well. The roof is installed, internal and external wall framing complete on all levels, external wall cladding is 45% complete, services rough in 90% complete and school air-conditioning rough in 100% complete.
SELC Footy Clinic
After experiencing the excitement of a real AFL game last term it was time for the student in SELC to put their skills to the test.
As part of their sport program we were lucky enough to have Brad from the AFL North West Essendon District Football League come and take us for a football clinic. For the majority of students it was their first hands on experience of AFL and enthusiasm was at an all time high. After a quick drills and skills session it was straight into a modified game of footy with some very entertaining moment from both teams.
Congratulations to all the students who completed the clinic and a special thank you to Mr Gourley for helping organise the event.
Dates for all of term 4 are now available in Compass Calendar.
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Year 8 Girls Basketball
On Thursday the 31st October the Year 8 Girls Basketball team played in the Western Zone round of competition at Altona Stadium.
After playing well in 2018 as Year 7’s and narrowly missing out on the final, we were looking forward to a great day of matches. In our first game against Hoppers crossing a team who we defeated last year, we got off to a slow start. We had little time to warm up as our bus was late and we were down by 3 points at half time. After a strong second half and some great shooting by Kayley and Charlotte we won by 11 points. Our second match against Footscray city we won easily by 20 points, with all girls playing well. Expecting a tougher game against Williamstown again we again won easily by 21 points. We were expecting to face Maribyrnong in the final who we lost to last year by 3 points. A close match right from the start with both teams slow to score in the first half. With some great attacking moves by Ava and interceptions by Victoria we were ahead by 2 points at half time. Some great shooting by Kayley at the free throw line and a great 3 pointer just kept us in front of Maribyrnong to see us win by 5 points.
The girls ran incredibly hard, never gave up and there effort was fantastic. The state finals are the next challenge in a few weeks.
Thanks to Eliza Ogilvie and Lily Sayers for the terrific job in coaching the girls.
Team members: Victoria Bosio, Ava Britt, Mia Burlak, Georgia Duggan, Matilda Hollis, Samantha Holloway, Kayley Kavanagh, Katrina Le, Charoltte Ryan.
Experience Victoria 2019
Students from SELC (Strathmore English Language Centre) and a handful of selected year 9 students were busy exploring Victoria the last couple of weeks. This program was organised by the Department of Education, to encourage international students building friendships with the other students at their school ‘local buddies’ and other schools.
Our 3 day tour started with students visiting the Ballarat Wildlife Park where they were able to feed and pat kangaroos. Later we visited Federation University and were taken around the evolving campus. The second day involved students visiting the Dandenong Mountains where we fed the parrots. This was an interesting experience for all! We then visited Rayner’s Orchard, where we taste tested some fresh and juicy oranges, grapefruit and mandarins. Our final day with our ‘local buddies’ included a tour of the MCG, a visit to the Chinese museum, followed by a tasty lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. Lastly, we visited Melbourne University where we worked on a Robotics program and had to program our Lego robot to manoeuvre in a particular way. Day 4 was at the Melbourne museum but this was only for international students. Students surely missed not having their ‘local buddies’ with them.
I would like to thank all the students who participated. Their behaviour out in the community was of exemplary standard!