News and images, together with links to photo galleries of activities and events that occur throughout the year, will be published below. Links to Sale College facebook pages and the school App, Tiqbiz, also appear on this page.
Respectful Relationships is a core component of the new Victorian Curriculum. Sale College has been selected as a Lead School to help deliver on this part of the new curriculum. Find out more by going to the new Respectful Relationships page.
The Sale College Big Band along with the Bairnsdale Secondary College Big Band performed to a packed venue on Saturday night. The venue was the Nicholson Pub which overlooks the river. Friends and family enjoyed a meal before the music started at 7.00pm. Each band performed a set on their own and then combined forces for an awesome Big Band sound. The dance floor was overflowing with people dancing. It was a fantastic night and was also a great fundraiser for both schools. $2000.00 was raised on the night and we received half of the money. Well done to Brett Glover and all of the students in the school Big Band.
It has been an exciting week welcoming our two 3 week-old calves on Monday. They are a part of the Applied Learning Program 'Cows Create Careers' that 9.6 is involved with. Students have had to use their maths skills to prepare food and collect data on each calves growth. A great learning opportunity for all involved and a cute addition to the school yard! "I am excited to learn about all the different careers in farming" Chloe Bethune. "The cows are cute and playful" Chloe Baker.
Congratulations to the Year 7&8 Boys soccer team who came runners up in the Gippsland round. The boys played extremely well and showed excellent school spirit. A big thank you to Mr. Leeson for training and taking the team to the competition.
On Tuesday 1st August the year 12 English classes visited the Guthridge Campus - Harold Watson Theatre to watch The Complete Works theatre company perform extracts from the texts they are studying for Unit 4. Two actors performed parts of the play 'Bombshells' and 'The Penelopiad' for the year 12 cohort. The students gained an insight into the texts themes and ideas, allowing them to understand the texts more clearly. They were also given the opportunity to ask questions and mingle with the actors and director after the show, which many students took advantage of. Well done to the year level for highlighting strong examples of respect and leadership. A big thank you to Miss Wood for organising this fantastic opportunity for the year 12's.
The girls travelled to Trafalgar on Wednesday 2nd August to compete in the Gippsland round. They had a hard fought game against Bairnsdale's Nagle College. Jess Cull scored first for Sale College but the girls ended up with a 3.1 loss. This was their first game together as a group. Their second game saw the girls come out firing with a 5.0 win against Mary McKillop. Goal scorers were: Tahlia Campbell x 1; Jess Cull x 2; Tahleah Taylor x 1; and Shantelle Kennedy-Hills x 1. The team demonstrated communication, teamwork and persistence. The team were runners up for the competition. Well done girls!
On Thursday our Year 8 Boys Badminton team travelled to Morwell to compete in the Gippsland Round Badminton competition. This was the second level of competition after they had won the Wellington division last semester. The boys started off with a very convincing win before being beaten in their second game by a strong Wonthaggi side. The boys played very well against Wonthaggi but unfortunately they were defeated. In the final game the boys had another convincing win. The team was a very close second on the day and did our school very proud. Well done to Max, Liam, Brendan and Kyson.
On Friday the 28th of July, Ben, Vince, Connor and Thomas ventured to Morwell to represent Sale College in the Gippsland Senior Boys Badminton team. The boys played hard in every game and won a few of the single matches. The double matches provided some nailing biting results with the boys finishing 3rd overall. Well done on a successful day out at sport.
The intermediate (Year 9 & 10) Sale College basketball team competed in Traralgon last week in a pool consisting of 7 other schools. In our half of the draw we came up against Maffra, Yarram and Sale Catholic College.
Though our team only consisted of Year 9 boys they stood tall on the court and played together like a well-oiled machine. Their use of the ball and willingness to wait for an open shot was impressive and showed on the score board.
The first two games reflected the team effort with wins over Maffra (36-18) and Yarram (42-26). The traditional grudge match against Catholic College saw our boys initially shell shocked by the bigger bodies of the mostly Year 10 squad and they took an early lead. Once our boys settled into the match and realised that size didn't matter at all and went on to win the second half. Unfortunately we lost the game over all 14-26. I am looking forward to seeing our team go one (or two) better next year with more training and experience. Well done Sale College.
Every term, the Sale College Diabetes Group meet in the Macalister Food Technology rooms with Sue Kewming, the Diabetes Educator with Central Gippsland Health. Students from schools within the Sale district get together.
During these sessions, one of which was held recently, Sue runs small information sessions with the students which can involve short video presentations, games, management issues and general discussion. The students have made short videos about their feelings on diabetes and these will be used to help other children with diabetes. Sheryl, the Food Technology assistant puts on a delicious spread for morning tea with all diabetes friendly foods. Sheryl and the students organise what sort of food they will have for each session, which can have the students making their own food.
The Sale College Diabetes Group provides a great bonding session for all of students as they have a common issue about which they can freely discuss their feelings. Students are able to bring a buddy and that has been very helpful to the buddies as they get to understand the disease and how to help when their friend/diabetic has a hyper or hypo.
A phone app called 'Game Changer' was the beginning of a major game changer in the life of one of our Year 9 students, Kade Eicke. A keen Baseball player for the Sale Rangers, Kade was invited to Melbourne Ball Park along with 45 other hopeful players to try out for the Australian team. Out of a possible 14 players selected, Kade got the call that he had made the team! After six months of training and getting to know his team mates Kade was off to the USA to play against some of the USAs top teams.
Kade and his team mates departed Melbourne on the 3rd of July, landing in Dallas, Texas just in time to celebrate the 4th of July. After watching 5 movies and having just 4 hours sleep Kade found himself watching his first live Major League Baseball game on one of America's most celebrated evenings.
The group were lucky enough to tour the home of the Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium. Their first matches were played at Myrtle Beach where they won the second match 5 to 3. This was followed by two night matches the next day, the team fought hard but were defeated in both matches. The next match was hosted by Coastal Carolina College Stadium, the best college stadium in the USA. The team won their game 9 to 3 with Kade a star player catching the game and hitting two doubles. The team made the championships but were seeded against the number one team and lost their match.
Besides the excitement of playing baseball for Australia, Kade also experienced life as an American teen by being hosted by Bobby Hollands family. He also visited many exciting places whilst over there, including Disney Land with his favourite ride being Space Mountain.
The whole Sale College Community is super proud of you Kade and your efforts. What an absolute champion! Verdict on the 'Game Changer' App is that it really is a game changer.
The Year 12 Biology class had an opportunity to try DNA manipulation in the Federation University laboratories this week. They performed gel electrophoresis, a technique that can help solve crimes and test for paternity, and inserted foreign DNA into bacteria to make them resistant to an antibiotic. University staff were impressed by their knowledge, skills and questions. Students will continue to apply their microbiological skills in the coming weeks as they explore the effectiveness of antibiotics.
Year 11 student, Kaitlyn Francis is holding her second solo exhibition called 'Zenskost' at the Brunswick Street Gallery in Melbourne from 21st July until August 2nd. 'Zenskost' which translates to 'femininity' in English is a series of photographs on film. Kaitlyn and has curated the exhibition herself and it is free to view. Congratulations Kaitlyn!
Towards the end of last term, Mr Taylor's Year 11 class were given a Master Chef style Mystery Box challenge. All students were given the same Mystery Box of ingredients and challenged to each create something that was both unique and flavoursome. An inventive range of dishes were produced as a result.
Mrs Daff's VCE Biology class have been studying some pretty interesting pathogens recently to discover how the body responds to them. As a result of this study the class has produced a range of posters that are designed to educate people about how the human body reponds to various pathogens such as Bird Flu, Pneumonia, Malaria, SARs, Ebola, Leprosy and many more.
To get the app on your mobile Apple or Android device, download Tiqbiz from the App Store on your smart phone, ipad or tablet.
Tiqbiz is easy to use! For instructions on how to download and use the Tiqbiz app on your device, click here.
You can also find notices and news on our Facebook pages: