Parent Bulletin 9
Friday 20 May
Report from School Council May Meeting
School Site Security
Haskell Architects have been engaged by the VSBA to design a security fence for our school.
The following items are still to be completed:
Once approval is received, a site walk is to be held with the fencing contractor, school, Haskell Architects and the VSBA to confirm the scope and price.
Professional Practice Day for teachers - Term 2 Wednesday 8 June
It has been recommended by the Department of Education that for Term 2, due to a state-wide shortage of Casual Relief Teachers, the Professional Practice Day for all teachers should occur on one day, Wednesday 8th June. Students will not be required to attend school.
Year 8 Girls Netball
On Tuesday the 16th of May, the Year 8 Girls Netball team played in the Moonee Valley Division first round against Sirius College, Buckley Park, EKC and Rosehill Secondary College.
First up was Rosehill Secondary College and the girls started well with a 21-3 win. Next the girls played Sirius College and won 30-0. This brought the girls to the semi-final match of the day against Buckley Park, in which they also won 27-4. The girls then found themselves in the grand final against EKC and their winning streak did not end here. The girls won the grand final 27-4- an amazing result!
The girls played so well together and demonstrated exceptional teamwork skills. A special mention to Anna Doni-Dona and Madeline McAndrew for being excellent team leaders for the day and for their outstanding performance on the court. Olivia Nation and Marley Ciantar worked really well in defence whilst our star mid court players, Evie Michael, Samantha Rizzo, Ayda Osman and Charlie Damonze Lorenzetto, moved the ball very quickly and easily to one of our key shooters, Holly Kalimeris.
The girls had such a fun day and put in such a great effort! They should all be very proud. We are all looking forward to the next round.
Art students have been busy exploring various galleries and exhibitions around Melbourne.
Excursions included Year 7 NGV Visit, Year 11 & 12 Top Arts Outing and a 12VCD Top Designs Trip.
All involved had a wonderful time with students left feeling inspired. Thanks to a wonderful Arts Department for making these excursions possible.
2022 Cross Country Results
Last week students in Year 7 & 8 participated in a cross country event during their sports block.
All students who completed the event earned points for their team. Congratulations to Burnett for earning the most points and taking out the overall win.
The top 5 individuals in each year level are below. Well done to those students on their outstanding performances. Many of these students were automatically selected for the inter school cross country team which will compete in week 6 of term.
Year 7 Girls
Winning team Chisholm
Year 7 Boys
Winning team Burnet
Year 8 Girls
Winning team Burnet
Year 8 Boys
Winning team Napier
A belated welcome back to the term to our Burnet community. Time flies when you’re having fun and we’re almost halfway through this term already. A busy start has seen plenty of events to celebrate and a short term means there are plenty of events to plan and prepare for.
Burnet has won the 2022 Junior Cross Country! Congratulations to all of our competitors, both fierce and friendly, on your efforts last week during your sport sessions. An extra special mention must go to our race winners - Year 7: Amelia H, Eddy C, Year 8: Estelle S, Tore L. All runners that finished in the top ten in their races are invited to join the school Cross Country team that will be training each week after school. Well done Burnet! You bunch of superstars.
Congratulations to Year 9 students Mia & Viktoria who successfully completed the end of term one wellness challenge. The wellbeing team provided 2 x REBEL Sport gift vouchers for their efforts! Well done for completing the scavenger hunt and the steps challenge, and for the great slideshow you put together!
The Burnet team would like to recognise all of our Year 10 students who completed the work experience program. We hope you learned some valuable skills and that the experience has given you a clearer picture of what the ‘next steps’ in your life might look like. Thank you also to our parents and wider community for giving our students the opportunity to experience a workplace for a week, we hope you made them earn it! The Year 10 students have some important dates on the near horizon that they need to be mindful of:
Well done to all of our Year 7 & 9 students on completing the NAPLAN tests over the last two weeks. Your effort and conduct in these sessions was excellent. If any students need to catch-up on missed tests, the deadline for catch-up tests has been extended for another week. Catch-up sessions should appear on student schedules on Compass.
We are excited to be able to offer our Year 8 cohort the opportunity to attend the inaugural Year 8 PRIDE Camp at PGL Adventure Camps, Campaspe Downs. The camp will run from Wednesday the 8th of June and conclude on Friday the 10th of June. This will be an opportunity for the whole year level to challenge themselves through a range of activities as well as reinforcing the schools’ core values of Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Diversity & Excellence. An event has been created on Compass for you to provide consent and payment for your student. Payment is strictly due by Friday the 27th of May. The cost of the event is $250 which includes two nights’ accommodation, transport to and from the campsite, all activities onsite and all meals (except lunch on the first day). We appreciate that the time frame for payment is short, if necessary, please contact the school finance office should you have any questions regarding payment.
To our parents and carers, a reminder that winter is very fast approaching. If your students have outgrown their winter uniform, it might be time to update some wardrobes. Hoodies, grey tracksuit pants are not part of the uniform. If you would like to chat with someone about uniform purchasing, please get in touch with the front office.
We have welcomed Delanie Molloy to the Burnet team as our wellbeing support person. Delanie has already worked with some of our students and has been busy getting to know many more. Burnet students are reminded that if they’d like to chat to Delanie about school, relationships, organisation or anything on their mind, they can speak to us in the Burnet office about setting up an appointment.
As always, thank you for your continued support of us in the Burnet office.
Matt, Erica & Dion
Artist in Residence
This semester, Year 8 students in this Individual Program Unit have been fortunate to work with visual artist Sarah Summers. Her studio practice is centred around painting and drawing, where she explores darkness as a space of strangeness, imagination, and growth. Informed by poetry, literature, and hours of quiet looking, Sarah paints and draws her house, garden, and local suburb – the familiar transformed by night. Her process allows for an openness of subject, so that the material can speak, and surprises can emerge.
Students have been using the media of charcoal, oil paint and watercolour to explore their immediate outdoor environment using Sarah’s work as inspiration, whilst also developing their own ideas and styles. Skills in applying various media and techniques have been learnt, as well as art terminology to express thoughts about their own work and that of others.
Sarah currently has work in an exhibition in a gallery in Coburg North. All are invited to visit the show and see her wonderful drawings.