Parent Bulletin 6
Friday 6 March
Burnet & Napier Orientation Camp
The 2020 Burnet expedition to Camp Wilkin at Anglesea set off this year on the 26th of February with our friends from Napier.
The Year 7 students were divided into six marine-themed activity groups and took part in canoeing, high ropes, rock climbing, surfing and mountain biking, accompanied by our Year 10 leaders and a selection of the college’s most fearless, adrenaline-craving teachers.
The activities were ‘challenge by choice’ and it was inspiring to witness many students stepping outside of their comfort zone and conquering some personal fears by trying their hand at new experiences. Many got to hang ten for the first time with the Go Ride A Wave surf school in some pretty heavy conditions, navigate the Anglesea River by boat and bike or conquer their fear of heights.
The Burnet team would like to thank all Year 7 students who attended for the manner in which they conducted themselves during our stay in Anglesea, the Year 10 leaders who did a fantastic job assisting students and staff, and the staff below who assisted in making the Orientation Camp a success.
Ms Lim & Mr Downie (Napier team), Mr Soligo, Ms Scott, Mr Daniher, Mr Hirons, Ms Li, Mr Miller, Ms Kersten, Ms Trinh, Ms Wood, Ms Jovanovski & Ms Milham.
Matt Roberts and Teagan Fraser
Burnet Junior Team
Drop & Go Map - Strathmore Secondary College
Strathmore Secondary College and Moonee Valley City Council are committed to creating a safe and more sustainable environment for students. Walking and cycling to school is a great way for your child to start the day, as it stimulates the mind and improves overall health.
We ask parents to follow the advice outlined in the Drop and Go map (click below to download).
We also remind parents to not drive on to school grounds. Parent vehicles are not to enter the Pascoe Vale Road car park or the rear driveway, it is a serious safety issue.
Please respect the use of the disabled parking bays, we have families who require these spaces for students with special needs.
Year 12 Drama – ‘Black Ties’ Excursion
On the 25th February, the Year 12 Drama class were lucky enough to attend a performance of ‘Black Ties’ at the Arts Centre.
The play was ‘a hilarious and heart-warming theatre experience’ created by ILBIJERRI Theatre Company (Australia) and Te Rēhia Theatre (Aotearoa/New Zealand.) The play, which told the story of a crazy wedding rom-com, allowed the students to experience immersive theatre, as in the second act the students became guests at a wild wedding full of family drama.
The actors interacted with the students at tables, which were set with beautiful decorations, lollies and thank you cards. ‘Black Ties’ explored themes of family, cultural clashes and issues faced by first Australians and New Zealanders. The storyline involved a Maori woman marrying an Aboriginal man, and the collaboration between the two first people’s theatre companies is the first of its kind.
The play featured Aboriginal Elder Uncle Jack Charles, the respected and talented actor and activist, who was a privilege for the students to see in action.
The students came out smiling and the content of the play has sparked some valuable conversations in class. The funs not over yet, the students now complete an assessment analysing ‘Black Ties’ for their Unit 3 studies, and also write about the play in their end of year exam.
Please check Compass Calendar.
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