Parent Bulletin 7
Friday 30 April
Congratulations Melissa Wu Year 12
Melissa was one of the five state winners of Japanese Poster Competition 2021.
The event was organised by JLTAV (Japanese Language Teachers Association Victoria) to encourage students to learn Japanese culture through Art.
As you can see, Melissa, who demonstrates an excellent understanding of Japanese language and culture, has incorporated many themes in her outstanding work. Her winning poster will be used in this year's JLTAV conference brochures and promo for JLTAV. She will receive a prize and certificate from the organisation.
Well done, Melissa!
School Sport Victoria State Swimming Championships
Last Thursday the 22nd of April, we had 6 students represent Strathmore in the State Swimming Championships at MSAC.
Youssef Elgammal, Ahmed Elgammal and Taylor Moxon all qualified and competed in individual events with Ahmed placing 3rd in the 50m Butterfly.
Our 16 year old boys Medley Relay, consisting of Ty Davis, Taylor Moxon, Ollie Salmon and Ahmed Elgammal, also placed 3rd, a great effort shown from all boys.
Hamish Keenan competed in the multiclass events and placed 1st in the 50m Breastroke and 3rd in the 50m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke event, an amazing result.
Thank you and congratulations to all the students who competed in the swimming championships - you demonstrated excellence and represented Strathmore in such a positive way!
The library has been inundated by insects thanks to our Year 7ART 1 and Year 10 Sculpture and Ceramic students.
Over the course of term 1, 7ART1 students produced outstanding lino prints in response to line, shape and pattern.
With our Year 10 Sculpture and Ceramic students constructing extraordinary oversized insects.
All students should be very proud of the results.
Well Done, and keep up the hard work!
The Arts Team.
Year 7 Principal’s Reading Challenge
During Term 2 the library staff, in conjunction with the English Faculty, will be hosting a reading challenge for students in Year 7.
The aim of the project is to encourage students to engage in and enjoy reading. The program will be commencing Week 2 of Term 2 and continue for the duration of the term. Library staff will explain the program to the Year 7 classes in their Library reading session. Students will be able to select from a variety of book categories to encourage the development of their literacy skills. They will be able to borrow from the school or local library or read books from home.
All students are encouraged to participate in this activity, by reading both at school and at home. There are prizes for the class that reads the most books as well as the student who achieves the highest total. Students will be able to track the progress of their class on the leader board in the library.
The Year 7 Principal’s reading Challenge is going full steam ahead with students reading through the books in the categories at a great pace. The Picture Books, Quick Reads and Manga books are all getting a good workout and the scoreboard is gradually being filled with various stickers including books about nature, stories from the past and stories written by a female author. Here are some of the stickers available.
Artist in Residence
Year 8 ‘Artist in Residence’ students are enjoying the hands-on plaster mould-making and ceramic unit with local Melbourne artist Kristen Perry.
We can’t wait to see the finished results!
Year 10 Food Technology
After learning about aesthetic considerations of food, Year 10 Food Technology students were set a challenge to turn the humble sausage in bread into a fine dining experience.
All students were given a sausage, a piece of bread, some caramelised onions and had a selection of sauces.
Year 8 Food Technology - Getting More Veg in Their Day
This year, Year 8 Food Technology students have been investigating the benefits of vegetables and some creative ways of including them in our recipes.
Their design brief was to create a sweet or savoury muffin suitable for teenagers, that contained at least one vegetable. Students applied their knowledge of recipe modification to design and make their own creative muffins.
The delicious results, including Zucchini, Banana & Chocolate, Sweet potato, Feta & Cashew, and Beetroot & Chocolate, were enjoyed and reviewed by the students.