Parent Bulletin 8
Friday 3 May
State Swimming Championships
9 students represented SSC at the state swimming championships and 5 of them collected medals. All of our swimmers performed well on the day with several PB’s in individual events.
A silver medal was won by Georgia Duggan in the 13 girls 50m freestyle, her time was 29.82sec. She also achieved a 4th place in the 13 girls 50m backstroke.
Ahmed Elgammal swam a PB to get 5th in the 13 boys 50m butterfly in a time of 32.98.
Ollie Salmon came 7th in the 13 boys 50m backstroke in a time of 36.50, also a PB.
Next were the 4 x 50m freestyle relays. The 13 boys team consisted of Ollie Salmon, Kaito Nakada, Ahmed Elgammal and Luke Panknin. They claimed the bronze medal in a hard fought race. The 15 boys team consisted of Youseff Elgammal, Todi Raychanovski, Sam Duggan and Alex Raychanovski. They were competitive and finished in 8th place.
Congratulations to all of our swimmers. 2019 has been a very successful year for us all.
Underpass Mural Unveiling
In collaboration with the artist in resident program, students at Strathmore and other local schools were involved in the design process for the new mural installation. Moonee Valley Council has been installing murals at a number of sites to help add visual interest and celebrate identity throughout the municipality.
The official unveiling of the mural by Councillor Narelle Sharp, Mayor of Moonee Valley, took place on Saturday April 6. Tom Lindsay, Year 12 student, was employed to provide musical accompaniment for the celebration and was a highlight of the event.
Leading Teacher Music & Performing Arts
Moonee Valley Youth Forum
On Wednesday 1st of May, seven students from SSC’s Student Leadership Council attended the Moonee Valley Youth Forum at Ukrainian House in Essendon.
Joining over 70 students from 10 schools across the district, the Moonee Valley Council called upon participants to workshop a variety of topics, including urban planning, neighbourhood engagement, youth and cross-school leadership, local Indigenous culture, mental health and wellbeing, climate action and more.
The students found the forum engaging, rigorous, informative and fun. Data collected from the forum will be used by the council to inform action planning over the next two years.
Thank you to MVC for inviting SSC to participate in the event, and to Elley Gravina, Isabelle Houghton, Alana Bagnato, Halle Williams, Jessica Strah, Patrick Davis and Thomas Evangelou for representing SSC at the event.