Parent Bulletin 4
18 March 2022
Interim Reports & Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences
Interim reports will be available to families on 1st April. These reports provide valuable information about your child’s progress during Term 1.
Scheduled classes will not run on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th April to accommodate parent-student-teacher conferences. We had hoped to run these conferences on-site; however, due to current COVID-19 restrictions, this is not possible. Consequently, they will occur remotely. Conferences will take place over two days to allow as many parents and carers as possible to speak to their child’s classroom teachers. Information about booking parent-student-teacher conferences and the process for how the telephone interviews will be conducted will be sent out on Monday 28th March.
Prior to the parent-student-teacher conferences, students will be expected to complete a guided reflection and planning for success task. The reflection and planning task will be discussed during the parent-student-teacher conference. As part of this process, students will be identifying Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Timely (SMART) goals for each of their subjects. This will assist them to be active participants in the discussions about their learning. Students should attend every interview with their parent or carer. The reflection and planning document will be provided at the time of booking.
Students not involved in conferences will be offered activities to participate in by the College’s Wellbeing Team.
Mission to Mars
Over the past couple of weeks, Year 8’s who have studying Geology this term had the opportunity to spend the day at VSSEC participating in the ‘Mission To Mars’ program. This program enabled students to become astronauts, mission controllers and lab technicians, travelling to the surface of Mars to collect and analyse rock samples, radiation and heat levels, to answer the fundamental questions of ‘What is the history of Mars?’ and ‘Why do we care?’.
It was a great hands-on experience for the Year 8’s to see Geology put in to practice. Those who participated also received a certificate congratulating them on their completion of the program. Well done Year 8’s!
Ms Kennett, Ms Barker, Mr Cole, Mr Kosowski
International Women’s Day
Eva Phillips, Mel McCabe and Jade Leahy represented Strathmore Secondary College Student Leadership Council attending the International Women’s Day breakfast on March 8th hosted by Moonee Valley Council.
Students listened to a panel of community advocates speak about their experiences working to break the bias. Students participated in discussion on how we can continue to enhance and foster women empowerment within our own school community.
Food Technology students have been busy getting creative this week.
Year 8 students have been learning how to modify recipes and they used this skill to adapt a basic pancake recipe.
Year 9 students have been learning about the functional role of ingredients and the bread making process. We trialled different bread shapes with great success. These skills will be applied in future practical sessions to make scrolls and pita bread.
Food Technology Teacher
Winds of Change Concert
Please join us at the college on Wednesday the 6th of April at 3:30 onwards for our end of term Wind and Brass concert. Performances will take place between M Building and F Block.
This is a chance for our ensembles to celebrate the achievements they have made this term.
COVID restrictions: This event is planned to be performed outdoors which avoids most complications with covid and check-ins. Should the weather not permit, the event will move indoors, where attendees will be required to provide evidence of vaccination status/exemptions as relevant.
Year 7 & 8 Swimming Carnival
The annual swimming carnival took place in near perfect conditions on Tuesday this week. The day was a huge success thanks to all the students who participated in numerous events throughout the day. The Year 7 & 8 students were enthusiastic about competing, swimming, participating and cheering.
Special thanks must go to the staff, Year 10 leaders and Year 9 coaching and fitness class, who all took on specific roles of responsibility to make sure the day ran smoothly.
The final results of the carnival are below:
Remi Ragusa – MTC Ambassador
As an MTC Ambassador, Remi will also take a leadership role. He will act as a youth representative within the Company as well as an advocate for the MTC within our school and social communities.
This is a great achievement, and we look forward to Remi sharing his experiences with his Drama class and the wider community.
High Ability Practice Leader
Moonee Valley Division Swimming
On Wednesday the 16th of March, we had 40 students represent Strathmore Secondary College in the Moonee Valley Division Swimming sports.
All students showed a great level of effort throughout the day and there were some outstanding individual performances from Oliver Moxon, Jade Leahy, Madi Wilson-Sims, Xavier Koch, Ty Davis and Ahmed Elgammal, who also broke the 16yr 50m Freestyle record with a time of 27.92.
Our relay teams were the strongest of all the schools with 11 of our teams placing 1st and making it through to the next round of competition.
Thank you and congratulations to all the students who came along on the day - you demonstrated excellence and represented Strathmore in such a positive way! The next round of competition will be on the 31st of March in Geelong.
Year 10 Industrial Design
Students are designing and constructing flat pack furniture using a laser cutter.
Images are Year 10 Industrial Design student Nathan Le's project.
Strathmore Secondary College is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K).
For further information refer to www.study.vic.gov.au
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