News and images, together with links to photo galleries of activities and events that occur throughout the year, will be published below.
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The Hands on Learning students recently rebuilt the Koorie Garden in the area adjacent to the oval at the rear of the Guthridge Campus.
The Hands on Learning students together with the assistance of Steve Walsh who is the Koorie Co-ordinator for the Wellington Shire and some of Sale College Koorie students, reconstructed the seating area and planted a number of native plants in the surrounding space.
The students worked hard with great results. The seating area will be well used over the coming years and its beauty will be enhanced as the plants grow to full term.
Another great addition to the outside environment by the HOLs team. Well done!
Thursday the 9th and Friday the 10th of November saw this years' Duke of Edinburgh 'Bronze Award' students step out and complete their last commitment towards completing their award. They travelled day 1, by bus to Nowa Nowa, where they set up their campsite, went paddling in canoes from Mingling Waters heading towards Lake Tyers, stopped off for a bite to eat and a break then paddled back to the boat ramp.
Cooking dinner was much more fruitful this trip, with less food casualties compared to the previous journey. Toasting marshmallows on the campfire was a lovely relaxing way to end the day. Day 2 saw the camp packed up and loaded in the bus and trailers, bikes prepped, our class handy-man Charlie made sure that tyre pressures were all a-ok, to which I am certain the rest of the group were grateful! Then they were off and peddling on the Rail Trail, headed for Bruthen. The weather was quite warm and though the majority of the first section of the ride was uphill, it was fantastic to see the teamwork and comradery within the group. Assistance with running repairs, bike swapping to ease the strain & share the pain, caring, sharing, encouragement and enthusiasm were freely given from one and all, and the jubilance of knowing the last 6.2km was all downhill was evident. Lots of smiling faces came through the gates of the Bruthen footy oval, knowing they were done and dusted.
The Year 10 Science Class at Macalister Campus have taken the opportunity this week to enjoy some beautiful sunshine in the outdoors and also learn a thing or two whilst catching some rays.
As part of their Physics unit, Mrs Daff's class have been measuring the power of the sun's rays as captured by miniture solar panels. By hooking their solar panels up to a multimeter device they were able to measure the amount of amps and volts being outputted. It was exciting for the students to see in real time how when light energy hits the solar panels it excites the electrons, moving them around and creating energy.
In VCAL, Personal Development Skills (PDS) class, Kyah Penkara-Bush, Zac Hider and Dylan Salisbury were required to plan and implement a community awareness project. On Monday the 13th of November, Peter from WheelTalk, visited Sale College, Macalister Campus, to share his story as life as paraplegic. Peter also introduced the participating students to wheelchair basketball. Peter's overall message, 'it's not where you start, but where you end up'. Therefore he encourages everybody to make the right choices and continue to take on the endless opportunities available to all Australians.
Last week students travelled to Apprenticeships Group Australia Trade Training Centre in Bairnsdale to attend their last day of VET in Electrical and Plumbing for 2017. Students pictured are: Jamin Norkett (1st year electrical), Marques Guedelha (1st year electrical), Lachlan Whitewood (1st year plumbing), Kadin Jarvis (1st year electrical), Riley Cashin (1st year plumbing) and Brad Rodgers (2nd year electrical). Mitch Whykes and Brady Kennedy also completed their 2nd year in Electrical but were unable to attend. Congratulations to all.
In PDS students are given the task of choosing a community issue to bring aareness to. Hayden Russell and Tashce Havinga chose the community issue of bullying. Multiple students in the College were surveyed then a PowerPoint was created from the findings. The PowerPoint was then displayed on the TV's in the student lounge and to the heads of the school. It is hoped that the findings will assist both staff and students in resolving issues related to bullying that may arise in the future.
VCAL students Bobby, Kadin and Darcy have chosen the school community issue of what staff and students at Sale College would like to see sold in the school canteen. They surveyed 100 people and presented their findings to the Macalister Principal Mr Malone and the Canteen Manager. It is hoped their findings will be taken into consideration and perhaps some of the students' suggestions will be available for sale in the school canteen in the future.
Year 10 Student Jacob Thompson Hope is currently on exchange in Japan. Here is an excert from an update on his travels:
" My host family is really nice and kind. My school is great, but I was surprised by the size – its larger than I’d imagined. So much happened. These have possibly been the most intense/busy months of my entire life, and I've loved it.
If you would like to read Jacob's complete update on his travels, please click here.
Over the past two weeks, a group of Year 9 students, joined students from Maffra Secondary College, Sale Catholic College and Gippsland Grammar to head along to this year's Inspiring Young Men and Women conferences. Students listened to ten guest speaker's talk about their different career paths and their journey from high school into the workforce. The students then enjoyed a morning tea and split into small groups where they had the opportunity to ask the presenters questions. All students had a great day and gained some great ideas for their future.
Click here to see over 100 images taken on the day
On Wednesday, the Year 12 students spent their last day at the Macalister Campus before preparing for exams. The night before there were some staff and student spaces decorated with string, balloons, streamers and glad wrap, etc. This was done in a very sensible and fun way. All of the students made the effort to come along on the Celebration Day dressed up. Unfortunately the weather wasn't kind, but they still managed to have their BBQ and plenty of fun was had on the jumping castles. Special thanks to Miss Mrad and Mrs Staple for organising the day and making it such a success.
Year 12 classes had informal group photos taken with their teacher late in term 3. If you are feeling nostalgic for your class that was (even at this early stage) you can see these photos by clicking on the link below:
On Tuesday, 54 Year 8 students visited Loy Yang B power station to find out lots of information about how brown coal is turned into electricity. They were shown where the coal comes up the conveyor belt from the mine. One of the huge pulverisers was out for maintenance, showing the size of the grinding wheel that crushes the coal into dust. The dust is then sent into the tall boiler tower, where the coal is burnt, and where the slurry from the burning is precipitated out. The students got to touch the housing around one of the generators, feeling the vibrations (3000 per minute) and the heat generated through friction. Each generator is producing 500 MW and Loy Yang B contributes 17% to Victoria's electricity. In the building the students got to try a few activities related to electricity.
The end of the year is rapidly approaching, and with that the Year 9 Personal Learning 'Duke of Edinburgh' students are getting to the final stages of completing their Bronze Awards. One of the final requirements is completing an 'Adventurous Journey' which they undertake twice, students completed their Practice Journey on the 12 & 13th of October, riding their bikes from Bruthen to Nowa Nowa along the Rail Trail, camping at Mingling Waters, and paddling towards Lake Tyers on the second day. Many 'tetris-like packing skills' were tried and tested to get all of the gear into the trailers, and then their determination, peer support and perseverance throughout the ride was also challenged. We enjoyed being out and about finding baby turtles, frogs, jellyfish, baby magpies and plenty of goanna's just to name a few!
Congratulations to Bakhtawar Ahmad, Jamie Borg, Codie Powell, Madeline Swarbrick and Tooba Ahmad who have successfully completed the Monash Mentor Program. Students are paired with a current Monash University student to help our students with their year 12 studies and transition to university. Our students have found the program to be extremely useful and recommend our 2018 VCE students to apply.
Congratulations to Tyler Griffioen, Cameron Hood and Draven Taylor who made it to the State Athletics at Alberton Park. All boys placed 5th in their event!
Year 9 students involved in the Cows Create Careers program went to Bairnsdale on Thursday 11th October for a celebration day of all their hard work. Congratulations to each student for having a go at competitions and activities offered. We are very proud of the students who participated in this program, being awarded a 'Winning School Team" ribbon.
Some of the student comments about the Celebration Day included:
"It was great competing in some fun activities against other schools" Chloe Baker
"It was great to finish off our dairy industry learning in a fun way" Chloe Bethune
The Sale College Annual Production for 2017 was again held at the Wellington Entertainment Centre and was a great success. The performances by the students were outstanding and the live band and solos that accompanied it were just fantastic.
Congratulations to all those involved with the 2017 production, either on stage or behind the scenes for all their hard work in putting on such a terrific show. It is certainly testimony to the wealth of creative talent that we have in our students at Sale College.
Members of the Educational Support team at Sale College, Guthridge Campus.
The Educational Support team at Sale College, Guthridge Campus has been shortlisted for a Victorian Education Excellence Award: Outstanding Education Support Team.
The Victorian Education Excellence Awards recognise inspirational teachers, principals, business managers and support staff who improve young lives and give Victorian children the skills, courage and curiosity they need to be their best.
Twenty-eight individuals and teams from government schools across Victoria have been shortlisted for the 2017 awards which will be presented on Friday 27 October at the Plaza Ballroom, Melbourne.
As part of their VCAL Personal Development Skills (PDS) class, Connor Hughes and Jackson Day are required to plan, implement and evaluate a community awareness project. The boys have identified that their classmates aren't eating breakfast and believe this impacts negatively on their individual abilities to focus and ultimately learn. Therefore they have decided to run a breakfast club for their class on a Tuesday and Wednesday morning, in which they make delicious ham, cheese and tomato toasties.
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