Parent Bulletin 6
Thursday 1 April
Celebrating a Successful Term 1
Thank you to all our students for their hard work and perseverance throughout Term 1. I am proud of all your achievements. I wish our school community a safe, happy and restful holiday and look forward to welcoming our students back to commence Term 2 on the 19 April.
Report from School Council March Meeting
Update on Building Project -Stage 2
The construction program continues to be ahead of schedule. Cladding works have been completed and the initial phase of installing the waterproof substrate barrier and the external rain skin installation has commenced. All window frames have been installed and glazing is under way.
I am pleased that the architects continue to report that the quality of workmanship remains high.
Professional Development Day: Thursday 22nd April 2021 – Student Free Day
Strathmore Secondary College is partnering with Corwin--Visible Learning. Corwin is the sole provider of Visible Learning globally and currently partners with more than 1400 schools across Australia translating Professor John Hattie’s research into practice.
Visible Learning will assist the college to further embed our agreed Teaching and Learning Framework.
Thursday 22nd April is a student-free day to enable all teaching staff to participate in this professional development program.
2020 Annual Report
The Annual Report was discussed and approved. This report is available to the school community on the College website (click to open).
Parent Seminars to Support Parents of High Ability Children
The VAGTC in partnership with the Department of Education and Training (DET) is facilitating FREE parent seminars which aim to educate and support parents of high ability children. Based on themes that arose as ‘high interest/high needs’ in the 2020 seminars, these seminars are designed to foster positive and collaborative home/school partnerships, and to connect parents with each other to provide networking and support. Please see the flyer for further details.
High Ability Practice Leader
Please check Compass Calendar.
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RENT – Production 2021
Rehearsals for Strathmore SC’s 2021 musical of RENT are underway! The students involved were required to prepare and audition, and those selected have been working hard to learn the material, songs and choreography at rehearsals on Monday and Wednesday nights. The students are engaging in the material, singing away and having fun getting to know each other.
RENT is a rock musical that tells the story of one year in the life of a group of New York artists as they struggle with their careers, love lives and the effects of the AIDS epidemic on their community. Music, lyrics and book by Jonathan Larson and loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Boheme, the musical delves into themes of philosophy, love, death, life, respect, acceptance and friendship.
The Production team is made up of dedicated teachers, Director Lachlan Brown, Musical Director & Conductor Luke Steward, Producer Amy Lowe and Choreographer Mustafa Osmanoski and Stage Manager Madison Carter and other staff behind the scenes.
The principal cast features the following students: Bartholomew Atwell as Mark, Aydin Suitela as Roger, Tia Vasilopoulos as Mimi, Liam Wren as Tom Collins, Jack Diffey as Angel, Victoria Kokkinos as Maureen, Niamh Cristofaro as Joanne and Matilda Hill as Benny.
The ensemble and featured roles will be played by: Declan Alphey, Timothy Broderick, Ella Dunn, Johanna Fifis, Scarlett Finlayson, Clara Joyner, Jimmy Kassis, George Kieck, Amelia Kiose, Jamie Koulbanis, Dinu Patabendige, Jessica Reed, Damien Reynolds, Annay Rodriguez-Salinas, Giselle Sammartino, Laura Smith, Sophie Tisdall, Melina Vampatella, Olivia Vecchiarelli, Lucy Whitmore and Elizabeth Wotten.
The production will run over two weeks. Opening night is Thursday 29th July, followed by shows on Fri 30th, Sat 31st, Wed 4th, Thurs 5th, Fri 6th & Sat 7th. Tickets for the show will be available closer to the performance. Keep your eyes out, you won’t want to miss RENT.