The Latest news and images, together with links to photo galleries of activities and events that occur during the term, will be published below. Links to News Archives from earlier this year as well as to Sale College facebook pages, also appear on this page.
Kylie Barnes, our school nurse is grateful to the students who took the time to enter the RU OK day Poster competition and think about how important it is to consider how others feel, especially during these unsettling times around lockdown and isolation.
The winners for the Poster competition were Jade Purdon Year 11 and Rachael Page Year 10, Macalister Campus and Joseph Gardner, Year 9, Guthridge Campus. You can see their posters below.
Year 12 Practice exams will be held Monday 27th September – Thursday 30th September. These will be held at school in the Macalister Campus student lounge. (adhering to COVID safety guidelines). Practice exams are an opportunity to see where you are at and what else you may need to study prior to your end of year exams.
We are also offering the opportunity for students to study together in the holidays. Tues 21st, Wed 22nd and Thursday 23rd Sept from 10 am– 2pm. This will be set up at school in the Macalister library with staff attending as a support.
What is THE LOCKDOWN CHALLENGE?
With the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown and our current inability to rehearse in-perosn, the Sale College school production team have decided to launch "The Lockdown Challenge." To keep our students engaged in their upcoming performance and to shake off some of the frustrations of lockdown we are launching THE LOCKDOWN CHALLENGE, a series of FREE, Dancing, Singing and Acting challenges open to any production participant (actors, dancers, choir, backstage) but also to any family member or supporter in the local community who wants to take part.
To make THE LOCKDOWN CHALLENGE even more exciting there are PRIZES on offer for the winners of each category as well as an overall "Champion." We are thrilled to work with a fantastic panel of guest judges who will kindly give up their time to judge each stage of the competition.
For more information see the Latest Edition of The Sale College Newsletter - The Buzz.
Attention Sale College Arts, Drama and Music students! Would you like the opportunity to share your talents and skills with the school community?
The 2021 Drama, Music and Arts Captains have organised an opportunity for our creative students to show off their hard work and gain exposure across the school community. Whether it's an artwork, a monologue, costume design, or piece of music, we'd love to see what talents our students have to offer! Complete our form using the link below if you're interested :)
Students and parents can book and/or change a vaccination appointment at a vaccination centre through the coronavirus.vic.gov.au website or contact the Coronavirus hotline by phoning 1800 675 398.
To find a vaccination centre and opening times, visit the coronavirus.vic.gov.au website. From 30 August, people aged 16-39 can get their COVID-19 vaccine at a doctor's clinic, pharmacy or community health service through the Australian Government Eligibility Checker. You can book your appointment online or by calling the vaccine provider nearest to you.
TICKETS FOR OUR ANNUAL COLLEGE PRODUCTION ARE ON SALE NOW THROUGH THE WEDGE WEBSITE:
***Any tickets you may have purchased privately will be automatically transferred to the new dates of performance. The Wedge will contact those effected.
Sale College Sale College presents F Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece adapted for stage; The Great Gatsby. Set in Jazz Age New York, the play tells the tragic story of Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, and his pursuit of Daisy Buchanan, a wealthy young woman whom he loved in his youth.
The play explores the American dream gone sour. The greed and duplicity of US society in the 1920s through the eyes of the narrator, Nick Carroway. It's a story of glamour, love and betrayal depicting the lure of the rich and glamorous society of Long Island and New York – and how sometimes all that glimmers is not necessarily gold.
Produced in partnership with KCC Theatre and realised by Sale College students from years 7-12, The Great Gatsby promises to be a night of singing, dancing, extravagance and decadence. Combining dynamic acting with a live choir and brilliant dance ensemble, the talents of a large ensemble cast are on show as they breathe new life into an ageless classic.
In a little over a month from now, lockdowns permitting, this performance will be staged!
Book now to avoid disappointment!
Sale College’s Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) students alongside Sale College’s arts students (including Visual Arts, Studio Art, Media, Visual Communication, Music Performance, Big Band, Music Elective, Drama Performance, Dance and 2020’s Drama cohort), wil be presenting the annual MAD (Music Arts and Drama) Festival with a twist in 2021.
Sale College will be presenting the festival as a collective celebration this year to promote and display our hands-on subjects that we offer at Sale College. The Arts Department has combined with the VCAL Department to bring you this fantastic Festival in 2021.
Madeline Gilmour (9.1) was also selected as a finalist in the 12-15 category for her portrait entry. Congratulations Madeline!
This competition is running alongside the Archibald Prize Exhibition which is visiting Sale from October 8th -21st November. Georgie's 'Distorted Self Portrait' and Bella's 'Pa' artworks will be on display at the Gippsland Art Gallery from September 13th until the 21st of November so please go and vote for them.
The VCAL students have recently been completing a numeracy project relating to the Olympics and Paralympics. Some of the tasks included designing a logo and mascot for the 2032 Brisbane Games. Below is an example of some of the amazing work, by Taylah Ropeti.
Name: Koaturrbal. KOATURRBAL is a bright and happy mascot that spreads happiness. The Flower on her head is a Cooktown orchid which is the flower of Brisbane. KOATURRBAL has the personality of a welcoming Australian who loves to invite people to Australia. Meaning: The Name Koaturrbal has 2 meanings - 'KOA' being short for Koala which is one of Australia's native animals and the mascot herself. 'TURRBAL' is the Aboriginal tribe of Brisbane. She shows strength, courage and brightness.
Above are some images of the amazing progress of sets for the production still being made in the garages and homes of some of our volunteer staff.
I know I was not alone as an Educator in 2020, when our hand was forced to delay and eventually cancel our planned School Production of The Great Gatsby. I know I was not alone in feeling like I’d let my students down, kept their spirits as high as I could for as long as I could with the words “it’s just a delay” or “the calendar is being pushed back” – only to be the one to have to eventually burst that bubble with the inevitable cancellation.
2021 promised to be different. 2021 heralded a fresh chance. An opportunity to “make contact” once more. An opportunity to prove that my school truly is a life-long community. With the endorsement of my Principal, I was able to invite many of the graduate class of 2020 to return, if able, to their unfulfilled roles of their cancelled production. These “Year 13s” as I termed them had gone through a year of cancellations, delays and denials – so it was my intention to give them the chance to perform the production they so deserved.
With great fervour and enthusiasm, the 2021 iteration of The Great Gatsby has gained momentum. Students from Yr.7-12, joined by a number of recent graduates, began rehearsing the piece combining dynamic acting with a live choir and brilliant dance ensemble.
Alas, 2021 proved to be the younger brother it has always threatened to be – and lockdowns loomed large over the school and social lives of these terrific young people once more. Lockdown 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0 came and went, rehearsals continued, hope remained. We are now in the midst of lockdown 7.0, with all the stresses and pressures of remote learning and even the prospect of hugely reduced audience numbers. However, hope still remains – contact endures.
I am encouraged by all the contact I have received from students, parents and staff regarding the school production over the last week; images of remote rehearsals, sets being painted and costumes being sourced. These efforts have been nothing short of inspiring.
Congratulations to Georgie Donohue and Bella Thompson Hope for being selected as 'Finalists' in The Young Archie's Portrait Competition.
This competition is running alongside the Archibald Prize Exhibition which is visiting Sale from October 8th -21st November. Georgie's 'Distorted Self Portrait' and Bella's 'Pa' artworks will be on display at the Gippsland Art Gallery from September 13th until the 21st of November so please go and vote for them.
Congratulations to the winners of the food technology slice challenge .
First place was awarded to Vivian Huang, second place getters were Keeley Flynn and Mila Reid, third place went to Caitlin Bannerman.
A big congratulations to everyone, staff and students, for their efforts last Tuesday during the Sale College Athletics Carnival.
Despite a little rain in the morning, the sun came out shining and presented us with a beautiful day. So now here is the thing everyone has been waiting for, the results!
13's: Will Glover and Janella Archer
14's: Jimmy Love and Shae-Lee Evans
15's: Braithe Campbell and Scarlett Gerreyn
16's: Cody Lee and Krystal Archer
17's: Nate Jordan and Holly Ryan
18's: Huey Grubb and Kayla Sherlock
1st Place: McIntosh - 558
2nd Place: Guthridge - 441
3rd Place: Grainger - 290
1st Place with no handicap, Finn Staple
- Ms. Finlay
On Friday the 13th of August a group of Year 10 students went to Yarram Secondary College to participate in interschool table tennis. The students displayed the upmost sportsmanship to their opponents and teamwork, playing extremely well to defeat Kurnai College only losing one of their six games.
The students have progressed to the next round of table tennis, and we cannot wait for the students to replicate their performance in the next round.
STUDIO ART NEWS
This week VCE Studio Art students attended the Gippsland Art Gallery to gain valuable insight into gallery spaces within the art industry. Students were guided through The Art of Annemieke Mein exhibition by gallery curator, Erin Matthews, who explained the choices behind the layout of this gallery space and the measures taken to ensure artworks are protected through preventative conservation.
Over the past few weeks in Unit 2 Psychology, students have been exploring the processes of sensation and perception in relation to the two senses of taste and vision. One of the factors that influence how we perceive and measure distance as part of our process of perception for vision, relates to the use of depth cues.
At the end of this outcome some of the students headed out to Lake Guthridge to play around with creating visual illusions using the concept of depth cues, and came up with some fun pictures.
Last week the year 9 Outdoor Education classes went to Blores Hill Mountain Bike Park in Glenmaggie. The classes have been learning about Mountain Bike riding in class and practising the skills prior to spending the day at Blores Hill.
The groups rode a variety of different tracks, learning how to ride safely downhill and efficiently up hill. There were a few tumbles but we all had a great day out learning new skills.
—Mrs King, Ms. Meades and Bryson
We were all so happy to be able to cook this week. Year eights made pancakes and year nine food out there made apple sponge. The cooking challenge is still running, so enter your slice PowerPoint to win a great prize. The details can be found in learning tasks. While in lockdown, take the time to cook your family a nice meal or something special.
On Wednesday afternoon the Year 12 OES class visited the Sale Common Nature Reserve to collect information on the health of the environment for their upcoming assessment task. The students are investigating the health of outdoor environments and the importance of these for individuals and society. The students tested the health of the water, air and soil through observations as well as level of biodiversity and impact of introduced species.
On Thursday 15th July, 21 Year 11 Biology and Chemistry students travelled to Federation University to undertake practical workshops for each subject.
The Biology workshops began first, with students learning about DNA digests and having the opportunity to load a sample of DNA onto an agarose gel. Students quickly found out how delicate you need to be when working with the soft gel and how small 4uL of liquid is. The workshop supervisors were very impressed with the student's accuracy and skill in cleanly loading the gel!
For the next activity, students worked in pairs to complete a transformation of E. coli cells. A heat shock process was used to allow students to introduce a plasmid (small circular DNA molecule) containing an antibiotic resistance gene into the bacteria cells. They then spread the bacteria cells onto an agar plate that included antibiotics. We will leave these plates to grow for a few days and will check the results when we return from remote learning. Hopefully there will be bacterial growth on the plates, which means the students were successful in introducing the antibiotic resistance gene into the bacteria.
In the chemistry workshop, the students used chemical instrumental analysis techniques to analysis various samples of water. The students rotated around three activities and were able to determine the concentration of iron in creek water by UV- visible spectroscopy, the amount of calcium in bottled water using atomic absorption spectroscopy and the amount of caffeine in soft drink samples. This workshop gave the students the opportunity to learn new practical chemistry skills and an understanding of the realworld applications of these analytical techniques.
Following these workshops, we were given a tour of the Federation University campus. We were very lucky be able to see inside the nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and anatomy practical areas, as well as being able to explore lecture theatres, classrooms and student support areas. All students should be very proud of their focus and effort throughout the day.
-Ms Welfare & Ms Sherrif
Sale College would like to welcome Inglis Street Medical Centre, our new Doctors in Secondary Schools provider.
A doctor and practice nurse will be at Sale College each Wednesday, Guthridge campus 9:00am – 10:30am; Macalister campus 11:00am – 12:30pm. Dr Sana Fiezi and Dr Noman Ahmed will be our medical practitioners, accompanied by Practice Nurses, Elizabeth Gamble or Fawne Merry.
This week in Year 10 Visual Communication we started looking at Typography. Below are some excellent examples of student work submitted. Keep up the great work everyone
Sport Commentators would likely have compared this match to a David and Goliath story as our year 9's took on Lavalla Secondary College's year 10s, who must have a height requirement in their team. Our boys saw the challenge that was ahead of them and despite hesitation put in a great deal of effort to metaphorically slay the giant. Marc Jordan Gonzales showed an expert level of ball reading as he took a number of spectacular intercepts, Bailey Harrison jumped out of his skin to try and get passes that were well over his head. Ned Heathcote used the resources around him to learn a game he had not really played before and Bayley Waller put his body on the line to take a backwards running intercept that saw him on the ground but stopped an inevitable goal. Kobe Schoenmaekers, Nathan Chisholm and Toby Lock demonstrated a great deal of speed bring the ball down the court. However, it was Maddix Malone who stole the show being the leading goal scorer of our team. Unfortunately the height and speed of the opposition was too great this time but the boys all showed a great deal of promise and are ready for the challenge next year.
On Wednesday 15th July, the Year Nine girls competed in the Wellington netball competition. Throughout the day, students played four games against a number of local secondary schools.
Results from the Day: Kurnai (6) defeated Sale College (4) Maffra Secondary College (6) defeated Sale College (2) Sale College (6) defeated Traralgon Secondary College (5) Traralgon Secondary College (19) defeated Sale College (0)
All students demonstrated teamwork skills by encouraging and motivating each other. The team positively represented the college and showcased the values of Respect, Achievement and Belonging throughout the day.
On Wednesday five teams of dedicated netballers headed to the GRSC for an exciting day of competition. The Year 10 girls played two very competitive games, convincingly defeating Kurnai College and giving Lavalla a real run for their money.
The girls worked excellently as a team in both games. The defensive wall of Sharna and Jade, the speedy centre connection of Jess, Sharlise and Taz, and the shooting superstars Krystal and Ella should all be very proud of their efforts. The goal set prior to the first game of having fun was certainly achieved. It was also great to see the quick change to cheer squad mode, as the team spent the remainder of the day moving between courts to support the other Sale College teams.
The Senior Girls team had four very tough games against Lavalla, Kurnai, Traralgon and SEDA. Each game the team improved and throughout the day all the girls displayed outstanding sportsmanship. Congratulations to Kayla, Emily, Tahkirra, Shelley, Koda (we hope your elbow is ok!), Jade and Klaudia for your great games and excellent representation of Sale College.
A raining and freezing morning marked the beginning of this Wednesday, while our badminton players from junior and senior levels were ready to go to Yarram Secondary College for inter-school matches.
Music on, our young souls were more or less unsettled during the trip because no one yet knew how the day was going to unfold. After arrival, all players quickly changed into the uniform for sports and did a couple of stretches to get their bodies ready. Almost every player was involved in singles and at least one doubles against other schools from neighbouring areas.
Badminton etiquette was demonstrated by many of our players during the matches, and we celebrated heaps of victory and some failure altogether. "You didn't give up, that was good already!" "I am not a quitter, I got to finish this!"
On Thursday 17 students from all year levels headed down to Lardner Park to compete in the Gippsland Cross Country event where they ran against students who came from schools all across Gippsland.
All 17 of the students ran exceptionally well and had a fantastic day with Matilda Farley, Nate Jordan and Natalie Begovic qualifying for the State level event. A special congratulations go to Matilda Farley who also qualified for the State level event by coming first in the 12/13 Girls events by running 3km in 10:55.
-Miss Finlay and Mrs King
Eight year 11 & 12 students represented the college for interschool boys netball on Wednesday at the GRSC. Their first game was against Traralgon in which they unfortunately lost but played great as a team. The next game against Kurnai they won by 6 goals with Jason Brown scoring 8 goals and a fantastic effort from Ashton Francis in the centre.
On the morning of Wednesday 14th July, the Sale College Senior team, made up of students in yr.10-12, journeyed to the Baldwin Reserve in Sale to participate in the Gippsland round of soccer.
The day got off to a shaky start, with the weather seemingly "perfect" for a sport hailing from the shores of England, the temperature a balmy 10 degrees and the pitch a lovely shade of brown. To exacerbate the issue, due to absences and illness, Sale College could only field 10 players in our first game, the "Sale Derby" against the Catholic College. Despite playing a man down, at HT scores were locked at 0-0. As the second half commenced, Sale College's forward pressure, through the likes of Sam Norwood, Hollie Ryan and Jason Macleod finally bore fruit – with a well taken goal after a fast counter attack. With CCS now on the ropes, Sale College continued to press, and soon won over the watching crowd with their determination and willingness to dig deep. Jacob Mayne, playing as a central midfielder rose to prominence as CCS began to tire – picking up the ball in space, Jacob was able to evade a number of challenges as he drove toward goal. In a clash of bodies Jacob was brought down approximately 30 yards from goal. Sale College committed its tall men forward, with the expectation of a floated cross into the box. However, when Jacob spotted the GK off of his line, and with the crowd encouraging him to "take a shot!" – Jacob struck the ball sweetly and suddenly 10-man Sale College were 2-0 up! The remaining minutes were a hard-slog, with CCS chasing a goal and Sale College's defence, the likes of Huey Grubb and Zac Levey (returning from a serious ankle injury), putting in a valiant effort to keep them at bay. In the closing moments of the match CCS were controversially awarded a penalty for an apparent handball in the box; final score 2-1 to Sale College.
Sale College's next opponent was Traralgon College. Buoyed by a hard-fought win and the arrival of 2 additional players, SC took the field and confidently controlled play, but were unable to make their early pressure count. Moment before HT Traralgon were able to capitalise on an unfortunate error and go into the break with a 1-0 lead. Making use of some fresh legs, SC took the field and soon equalised through a smart finish by centre forward Luke Williams. With the scores locked the heavens opened and the match turned into an arm-wrestle with neither side able to find a solid rhythm of play due to the worsening conditions. It wasn't until a moment of brilliance from Jason Macleod that the deadlock was broken, with the pacey winger breaking down the right flank before cutting in toward goal form a smart finish, beating the TC GK at his near post. As the match wore on TC's full bench started to play a role, with their fresher legs enjoying much more of the ball. TC were able to equalise through a fast break and with the final play of the game SC were again marred by a controversial referee decision. In the final minute of the match, scores at 2-2, TC were awarded a penalty for a handball in the box. With the final kick of the match TC came out victorious 3-2.
The final two matches of the day were tough tasks, against the undefeated Lavalla College and the unpredictable Kurnai College. The two valley teams had arguably enjoyed the kinder half of the draw, with breaks allowing for a freshness not afforded to the Sale College team, who were tasked with playing 3 games back-to-back-to-back. This scheduling and the draining nature of the conditions took their toll, with Sale College finishing both fixtures with only 10 men due to injuries. Lavalla running out 8-0 winners, with Kurnai winning 7-3. Overall, despite not progressing, the Sale College Senior team can be proud of their efforts.
The NAIDOC 2021 theme – Heal Country! - calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. There are local events happening, so please keep an eye out and get involved if you can.
Year 10 students finished off their semester of Science with a unit on genetic inheritance. They created veggie babies to demonstrate how physical traits are passed down from parents to children, using Ma Onion, Pa Potato and their colourful children to model this.
On Wednesday 23rd June, two Year Seven netball teams competed in the Wellington netball competition. In wintery conditions, students played four games against a number of local secondary schools.
The Year Seven A team won two games against Maffra Secondary College and Traralgon College. They also lost two games against Catholic College Sale and Lavalla Catholic College. At the conclusion of the competition, the Year Seven A team finished third in the competition. Whilst the Year Seven B team did not win any games over the course of the day, the students developed their netball skills and acted on feedback from coaches to make noticeable improvements.
Throughout the day, all students demonstrated teamwork skills by encouraging and motivating each other. The teams positively represented the college and showcased the values of Respect, Achievement and Belonging throughout the day.
On Wednesday 24/6, 13 year 8 netball hopefuls made the short walk to GRSC. The girls looked amazing in the Sale College netball dresses, and were able to brave the freezing outdoor conditions.
The girls competed in four games against, Catholic College Sale, Maffra Secondary College, Lavella Catholic College, and Traralgon Secondary College. Games consisted of 10 minute halves.
Unfortunately the girls were unsuccessful in all of their games, however, for a team that had never played together, they really banded together and managed to be a competitive side in their last game. Well done girls!
On Wednesday 23rd June, 12 Year 7 and 8 students went to Yarram to represent Sale College in junior badminton.
Throughout the day the students demonstrated good sportsmanship and the college values when playing two teams from Yarram, a team from CHAIRO and each other. Ultimately, the Year 7 boys team automatically moved through to the next stage due to forfeits and the Year 8 boys teams fought hard, however, were pipped at the post by Yarram.
A good day was enjoyed by all attended, and a massive thanks to Ms Finlay for organising the day.
Year 7 students with a great attendance record were this week treated to a special reward lunch.
Click here to see more photos taken during the stage performance of The Tempest.
Theatre Studies Cast from the production of Shakespeare's, ' The Tempest.'
Theatre Studies teacher Mr Kemp, pictured (centre) with the Cast and backstage Crew of 'The Tempest'.
Before an appreciative audience VCE Theatre Studies class performed a classic interpetation of William Shakespeare's, The Tempest on Thursday night in the Harold Watson Performing Arts Centre.
From the fabulous cast, who put on a great performance, to the hard working backstage crew, the production was a real team success.
The team consisted of students from Years 10, 11 and 12 (also a past student), covering Units 1 and 3 of Theatre Studies. The camaraderie amongst the students was obvious, regardless of the roles they played on or off stage.
Congratulations to all those involved, in particular to their Theatre Studies teacher, Richard Kemp who helped the students maintain their focus in spite of the disappointment of knowing that Victoria's snap lockdown had cut short any opportunity for a further performance.
Click here to see the Year 11 Visual Communication pieces currently on display in the foyer at the Macalister Campus.
The Outdoor Education class recently spent some time at Phillip Island doing a range of indoor and outdoor activities. Whilst there, they learned about the fragile ecosystem and how Parks & Wildlife protect and manage it, in spite of the thousands of visitors that flock to the island every year to catch a glimpse of the famous fairy peguins.
This week in Year 11 Biology classes, students have planned, conducted and reported the findings of their own experiments. The experiments were looking at topics such as the rate of photosynthesis, factors affecting cellular respiration and the process of water transport in plants.
Erin Fahy has been volunteering in the library as part of her voluntary service for Duke of Edinburgh. She has created this great display for the foyer of the library.
With the conclusion of week 5 we are officially half way through the term. It has been a really positive term so far. This week the students received their Grade Point Average (GPA) for every class and during assembly GPA excellence and GPA improvement awards were given out.
Congratulations to Natasha Cook, Ashley Bennett, Sophie Ball and Janella Archer for receiving a GPA excellence award. Congratulations to Caeden Carrol, Mark Padilla, Riley Wynn, Seth Green and Tannah Lee for receiving a GPA improvement award.
VCE Studio Art and Distance Art students attended the Gippsland Art Gallery's 'Accessing Art VCE Seminar' recently.
To begin the day, students gathered in the John Leslie Theatre at The Wedge to hear from both established and emerging artists about their individual art practices, inspiration and the journey they've taken to get to where they are today. Students then walked across to the Gippsland Art Gallery to attend a workshop with Dandenong Ranges based printmaker, Rona Green, to listen to her experience in the art industry and creative process.
Students then heard from Gallery Curator, Erin Mathews, about preventative conservation techniques used to protect artworks from deterioration and damage, and even got the chance to see inside the artwork storeroom! Overall a really interesting opportunity with a lot of valuable insight into the art industry and gallery practices!
Sale College had 38 students representing us at the recent Wellington Cross Country Carnival held at Alberton West. The students had a spectacular day with 26 of the qualifying to move on to the Gippsland division event to be held at Lardner Park on the 3rd of June.
Congratulations to the following students: Matilda Farley and Nate Jordan came first in their age group. Mitchell Norwood and Krystal Archer came third in their age group. The 12/13 Girls who as a team came first and the 12/13 Boys who as a team came second.
Year 7 students have been undertaking a unit of work within biological science. Students have created some fantastic dichotomous keys when classifying birds, animals along with many other living organisms of their choice. Students are now beginning work on our ecosystems, exploring those around them and what impact humans are having on specific ecosystems.
It has been great to get out into the environment and explore our surroundings. Pictured below are students from 7.1 examining our school oval for producers, primary and secondary consumers and decomposers within our ecosystem.
Week 3 saw 68 students make the long trek up to Gelantipy in the foothill of the Snowy River National Park for Year 8 camp. While the weather was not on our side for the start of the camp, students were full of enthusiasm and made the most of every opportunity. Students and staff alike challenged themselves in caving underground at Buchan, while students loved the opportunity to go horse riding and take the flying fox down the hill as many times as they could.
Students competed fiercely in their Activity Groups to earn money in the Camp Cash Competition, and were closely following the clues to find the hidden Immunity Idol, which was only picked up on the last morning of the camp! Staff enjoyed taking the opportunity to recognise students who were going above-and beyond to help their classmates and get the most out of the camp.
It was wonderful to see students encouraging one another, trying out new things, stepping outside their comfort zone, or just hanging out by the fire and the pool table, having fun! Congratulations to Sophie Gunther for achieving Camp MVP, Brock Martin on finding the elusive Immunity Idol, and Activity Group 8 on winning the Camp Cash Competition.
Congratulations to the Senior Girls footy team who have successfully made it through to the Gippsland round on May 27th.
On Monday, the team set out to the College Ovals in what was set to be a tough day, going up against two strong sides in Traralgon College and Kurnai. Beginning the day with small numbers the girls rallied and went in with a solid team of 18. Pushing their nerves aside they started off the first half of their game against Traralgon College very strongly, setting them up well for the second half. The girls led the way the whole game, showing great encouragement and skill in both defence and offence.
The team's fitness was put to the test quickly moving into their next game against Kurnai in a back to back match. Due to Kurnai having fresh legs and fewer players the girls played down to even out the sides, putting our team on the backfoot. A combination of these factors played a large role in the girls falling behind in the first half. Going into the second half playing down yet another player to even out the teams the girls could have given up but instead they lifted their intensity and voice resulting in another win.
Everyone in the team played an integral role in the success of both games representing the school very well. Best throughout the day were Ashlee Sciortino, Emily Ogden, Kayla Sherlock and Kirrily Bruce.'
This week our Year 11 & 12 VCAL Students had the TAC’s Road to Zero regional in-school program attend. The program is a mobile version of the Road to Zero Education Complex at Melbourne Museum and visits schools in rural and remote Victoria. The program features highly interactive and immersive technology to engage students on road safety, human vulnerability and ways young people can reduce their personal risk before they get their driver’s licence. Over the past five years, 20 per cent of drivers who died on regional Victorian roads were aged 18 to 25 – despite making up only around 10 per cent of licence holders. The program focuses on the role of speed in crashes, the importance of safety technology in vehicles and safe road infrastructure as well as human vulnerability and personal risk.
Samantha Cockfield TAC Head of Road Safety states, “Young people in regional Victoria are more likely to experience road trauma, so we’re making sure they have access to the very best road safety information no matter where they live.” The Youth Resource Officer, Leading Senior Constable Reggardo visited on Tuesday to see the program and is pleased that the Secondary Schools in Wellington Shire will have the upcoming opportunity for their students to experience the program.
Some of the feedback from the students was: “I learnt so much and now know so many road rules that I did not know before” “it was pretty good and I learned a lot from it and I am going to tell my mates to stay safe, be careful and don’t do dumb stuff on the road”.
Click here to see a gallery of photos taken by Ms Lang at the recent Sale College Cross Country Event.
We are so impressed with how so many of our Year 7s have settled back into the routine and expectations for schools. During our assembly this week, we celebrated our recent success in a number of ways. Firstly, we celebrated the GPAs which we got at the end of Term One. We recognise those students who achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA in addition to those who had the most growth since their first GPA in March.
Congratulations to: Janella Archer, Jasher Gardener for Excellence and congratulations to: Riley Donohue, Natasha Cook and Jasher Gardner for Most Improved .We also recognised three more students through our values awards. These are awards that are given to students who live and breathe our values of Respect, Achievement and Belonging. Congratulations to: Hunter Millar for respect, Sophie Ball for achievement and Brandon Johnson for belonging.
Students in Unit 3 Psychology recently explored the theory of observational learning, and were active participants in learning how to make balloon dog animals.
Observational learning uses a model to demonstrate an action or behaviour. In this case, the model was the teacher, Ms. Doumas, and the students performed the steps required to create a balloon dog after closely watching and listening to the instructions. While the end results were perhaps a little questionable everyone had fun, and were able to apply the key concepts of this theory of learning.
On Tuesday the 27th of April the Year 7 and 8 boys Sale College football team competed in a carnival like competition against Catholic College Sale and Maffra Secondary College. Unfortunately, we lost both games throughout the day but it was amazing see everyone trying their absolute best.
Many of the boys on the team had not played football before but were super eager to come and give it a go. Throughout the day all players played their role and we could not have been happier. Best players for the day were year 8 boys Ashlee Muir and Jimmy Love.
On the following day the year 9/10 boys had their turn at the district football carnival. The team had an extremely tough first game, going down to a very well drilled Catholic College Sale squad. In the second game it was a tight contest eventually losing to Maffra Secondary College 28-14.
The team all represented the school in fantastic fashion whilst some standouts were Nathan Chisholm leading the goal scoring with 2 goals for the day and Jason Reid and Toby Lock racking up plenty of disposals.
On Wednesday the Year 12 Studio Art and Year 12 Media Studies class visited the TOP Arts and TOP screens exhibitions in Melbourne. Thanks Ms Taylor for organising and taking us.
Camp to Licola Wilderness Village provided valuable opportunities for students to connect and work with peers and staff members outside of their core class. Students encouraged each other and worked as team, highlighting the Sale College value of belonging. Throughout the week, students showed resilience and moved outside of their comfort zone to participate in the challenging activities.
Congratulations to the camp award winners: Jade Joubert – Helping at the camp talent show. Liam Kerton – Demonstrating the Sale College values on camp. Janella Archer – Demonstrating the Sale College values on camp. Jasher Gardner - Demonstrating the Sale College values on camp.
Congratulations to Lockie Bellion of Year 7 who represented Sale College at the State Swimming Carnival in Melbourne yesterday. Lockie swam exceptionally well and came 3rd in Breaststroke and 4th in both Freestyle and Backstroke. Well done Lockie!
Hi I’m Emily Thompson and am in year 8 at Sale College. I have been growing my hair for a number of years. For the past few months I have been thinking about donating my hair. I did some research and I found a charity named Hair with Heart (Variety Foundation) that accepts donated hair and makes wigs for kids who have lost their hair due to medical reasons. They also help fundraise money for children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. I decided to donate my hair to this charity but I am also fundraising for the charity. If you would like to contribute go to the link below:
Hair with Heart
Last Friday three teams represented the school for volleyball in Morwell, year 8 girls, intermediate girls and senior boys. Senior boys’ team played against Maffra and Kurnai for the best of five sets. The first game against Kurnai they fought hard and lost three sets to zero. This score did not reflect the closeness of the games and unfortunately only losing by a few points in each set. Their second match against Maffra was a great game with it also being close in each set with Sale coming away with three sets – zero.
The team has put in a great effort since the start of the year training every week and the results do not reflect the progress in skills and tactics that they have developed over this time. The intermediate and year 8 teams played best of three sets for the day in a round robin format. Unfortunately, they did not win any of their games but their skills improved throughout the day and had a great day being able to represent the school in interschool sports.
Last week both VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies classes ventured off on their first camp of the year to Wilsons Prom National Park.
The classes were meant to spend three days surfing, hiking and collecting information that they studied in class to apply in the field. Unfortunately, upon arrival at Wilsons Prom they were meet with high winds and low surf that meant they had to put contingency plans in place, which was to explore Tidal River. Their luck only got worse with a severe weather warning put out for Wilsons Prom for high winds and heavy rain for Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday. This meant that the camp had to alter and resulted in them leaving a day early and heading to Phillip Island to find some surf.
After spending a wet night at Tidal River, the students packed up and went to Phillips Island where they were greeted with beautiful surf conditions and no rain. The groups enjoyed surf sessions and walk to the Nobbies. Even though the conditions were not the best the group made the most out of the opportunities presented and were able to see how risk managements are put in place.
Last week we took out three Cricket teams to play in local carnival at the College ovals. On Wednesday we had an Intermediate team play, unfortunately we had a large number of players pull out last second and we were left with 8 able bodied players and another that was only allowed to walk.
In our first game against the Catholic College they won the toss and elected to bat. In the 15 overs faced they made a formidable 143 runs, heading in with only 8 batsmen in the shed the task was intimidating to say the least. At the end of our innings we were all out for 11 runs, which did not reflect the effort these boys put into the match in which they never dropped their heads and played the game the way it is meant to be with respect and mateship.
The second match of the day was against Maffra, after our first match Maffra elected for us to bat first as they had limited time before their bus arrived, with both teams rushing through the game to get the game completed which led to lots of fun had by both teams. We made a total of 56 with our first wicket falling at 48. In reply Maffra crumbled early and we had them on the ropes until their star player came out to win the game for them.
On the Friday we had a Year 7 and Year 8 team playing, with the year 8 team being a mixed team. Much like the intermediate team our Year 8’s started against Catholic college and conceded 115 from the 10 overs. We went in to bat looking at learning to bat in partnerships but were unfortunately all out for 13. In the second match against Maffra we kept them to a total of 58, with the team really acquitting themselves nicely with the bat they were in the game, but in the need for quick runs towards the end of the innings fell just short with some untimely runouts costing us the game.
Year 7 boys cricket team were extremely competitive with the highlight of the day being an 81 run partnership by cricket superstars Navdeep Singh, Riley Lowe and Riley Donohue (pictured above). The game was an exceptionally close, coming down to the wire- only losing by 12 runs after a huge second wicket partnership nearly got them over the line.
Overall, it was a great week, without focusing on the scores we had players learning different aspects of playing cricket and mateship, and hopefully we have given the cricket bug to some budding future cricketers.
During this week Year 9 outdoor ED students enjoyed a 3 day surf trip to the Bass Coast. Students enjoyed surfing and hiking activities!
The Year 11 VCAL Numeracy classes are currently working on a project called “Mixed Tape”. Students have been creating playlists that will fit onto a 42 minute long CD and then making amazing cover art to go with their album. Next the students will be developing their planning and organising skills by mapping out a tour and determining the best method to travel between each venue.
Finally, they will be calculating how much merchandise they can afford to purchase, and how much profit they could get from their merchandise sales. It has been wonderful to see (and hear) the wide variety of music being selected by students, and the support shown to classmates as they all show off their creations. We look forward to seeing the final products displayed around the school.
- Megan Welfare
On 11th of March the VCE Food Technology class visited Sunny Creek Organic Berry in Trafalgar for the purpose of learning more about organic farming and sustainability. While at the farm they listened to a talk on organic farming and were allowed access to pick their own berries. The task of picking was made all the more inviting as students were able to taste the berries as they picked.
In the meantime the berries picked will frozen. They will be used later in the year to create some amazing dishes when the students study a unit on organic farming and sustainability.
On Wednesday 10th March, the Year 11 Biology class travelled down to Melbourne Zoo for their SAC on “How do living systems sustain life”. Students participated in several zoo sessions, learning about the conservation efforts of the zoo to protect the Southern Corroboree Frog, then gathering data on the distribution and behaviour of Orange Lacewing Butterflies. Students then split into groups to explore the zoo and identify adaptations of an animal of their choice – from elephants to giant tortoises, meerkats to crocodiles.
Everyone did an outstanding job representing Sale College, and despite the very long drive home, it was a really fun day out.
Congratulations to Ashley Bennett, Matilda Farley and Archer Wilson on being the recipients of the belonging value award, to Jasher Gardner for the achievement value award and to Liam Kerton for the respect value award.
Congratulations to Brodie Brown, Brianna Leenders, Sienna Lucieer, Ashley Bennett and Loren Felipe for achieving outstanding GPA results.
This week in Food tech students tested their skills using delicate filo pastry to make chicken and sweet potato filo parcels. Students used chopping skills, microwave cooking, frying and baking to produce their filo parcels, with a focus on temperature control of the frying pans.
Stand out final products had to be golden brown, neatly folded at each end and presented on a clean plate, as well as completing the practical steps as directed in the recipes.
Students who achieved a score of 10/10 for this recipe were: Blair Johnson, Tobi Karys, Jack Miller, Annie Nguyen, Rachael Page, Hudson Tollner, Olivia Unthank, Kirrily Bruce, Courtney Day, Georgia Johnston, Alyssa Kuizenga, Keely Tacey, Cora Cheyne, Hannah Levey, Paige Freeman, Steph Bacon, Jordan Griffeon, Cayden Ponton, Alex Boxall, Liam Macreadie, Allie Jeffs and Sara Brown.
Click here to see a web gallery of over 50 action photos taken by Ms Lang that highlight the fun and action of the Swimming Carnival.
The whole school gathered together to celebrate at the swimming carnival where students participated in exciting activities to win points for their houses. It was great seeing everyone wearing their house colours and showing school spirit! Well done to everyone who got involved in an activity!
We would like to congratulate the students who qualified for the next round of swimming! We wish you luck in your next competitions.
12-13 Years - Janella Archer (McIntosh) - Riley Lowe (Grainger)
14 Years - Jessica Van Balen (Grainger) - Dalton Pennings (McIntosh)
15 Years - Rebecca Harrington (Grainger) - Joseph Gardener (Guthridge)
16 Years - Krystal Archer (McIntosh) - Cody Lee (McIntosh)
17 Years - Samantha Bannerman (Grainger) - Alex McKenzie (Guthridge)
18 Years - Kayla Sherlock - Brodie Towers (Guthridge)
2021 House Swimming Champions:
Sale College Sport Captain Kayla Sherlock is pictured below holding the Sale College House Cup which was won at the Swimming Carnival by Grainger House.
1st – Grainger
2nd – McIntosh
3rd - Guthridge
Year 12 Work Related Skills students have commenced hands on tasks in both classes. Mr Radford’s students are developing key fundamental skills in woodwork and making children’s toys. In theWork Related Skills class, students are learning skills in leather work. In the last two weeks students have been learning how to use stamping tools on leather and are all making a drink holder. Stay tuned for lots more photos of their finished products in both wood and leather.
Year 10 Art recently completed a session of observational drawing of the environment around the school and of the boats at the Port of Sale, focusing on creating a realistic landscape with a foreground, middleground and background. The drawings will be used as a plan for a landscape painting that the students will complete as part of their term 1 CAT.
Friday the 20th of February saw our boys senior cricket team travel to the College ovals to take on Catholic College and Maffra Secondary.
The first game against Catholic College resulted in a loss. We bowled quite well managing to take 4 wickets in just the 10 overs but weren't able to score enough runs. The 2nd game against Maffra Secondary was a nail biter. It came down to the last ball but unfortunately we weren't able to get across the line. It was quite the spectacle.
Special mention to Adam Russell and Malakai Nico who both batted superbly hitting boundaries at will to keep us in the game as well as keeping the crowd entertained. Jack Love got us off to a good start scoring 17. Adam Russell scored 47 not out, most of his runs coming from 4s and 6s. Malakai came in and made 23 not out, finding the boundary often. Final score 94 to 91.
A fantastic effort from the team matching it with Maffra Secondary with 6 of our boys being year 10s. Both games were played in great spirits and our boys should be proud of their efforts with half the team playing above their year level.
Lauren Wheeler, Charli Mowbray and Kate Mawson, along with the trusty steeds, had a fabulous day in the sun at the Maffra Showgrounds on Wednesday along with LOTS of other primary and secondary aged riders from schools as far as East Gippsland right through to Metro.
After a quiet 12 months, everyone was keen to be out, completing with and against mates in a variety of classes. There was plenty of choice with ridden and led, rider and height hack classes, novelties for the speed demons, obstacle course, and two jumping classes throughout the day.
Competition was tough in most classes with huge numbers, so the fact that the girls came away with placings and ribbons at the end of the day is a testament to their preparation and dedication. Well done!
Melbourne Victory visited Sale College on Tuesday to run soccer clinics with Year Seven students.
Victory for Schools is a fun, engaging, football (soccer) program, which encourages participation and skill development for young people. A key school program that Melbourne Victory deliver is through Sporting Schools. Sporting Schools is an Australian Government initiative designed to help schools increase children’s participation in sport.
The students learned new soccer skills and enjoyed the opportunity to be out of the classroom. Pictured below are some photos from the clinic and Melbourne Victory members Johnny and PK with Sale College students John and Lockie.
At the Macalister Campus assembly last week we had six aspirng leaders present to the student body as to why they would be the best School Captains for Sale College. They all spoke well and with confidence, proudly talking of their vision for Sale College and what they could bring to the role of Sale College Captain.
The results of the election are as follows:
Alyssa Currie and Daniel Gell - Sale College School Captains 2021
Jordan Misseos and Tahkirra Wilkinson - Vice Captains
Paige Hughes and Orlando Jarvis - part of the 2021 Student Voice Leadership Team.
Congratulations to all our Macalister Campus student leaders for 2021.
The Koorie Academy of Excellence (KAE) is an out of school hours program supporting young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to develop a connection to culture, leadership skills and their academic capabilities. At Sale College we are very proud to have a number of students involved with the Academy. Congratulation to these students:
Rhianna Abdullah Year 9, Mercedes Coombes Year 9, Nate Jordan Year 10, Ruby King Year 9, Darlene Mullett-Kenner Year 11 , Emily Ogden Year 12 , Justin O’Sing Year 12 , Zac Pepper-Duggan Year 10 , Beltana Quigley Year 9 , Allora Quigley-Neilson Year 8 , Jack Reid Year 10 , Jason Reid Year 9 , Matthew Reid Year 10 , Xander Sievewright Year 12 , Emma Tibballs Year 10.
Many (but not all) photos on the Sale College website were updated over the Christmas break. Due to COVID not as many photos were taken throughout 2020 so all website photos will gradually be updated over the course of 2021. The slide show on the home page is all new as well as the one on the Welcome page.
We are proud to share that the 2020 Sale College Dux is Ruarai Morton, with an ATAR of 95.6.
Along with Ruarai we would also like to congratulate two of our other top scoring students, Skye Linson with a score of 89.05 and Kyle Iseppi with a score of 87.25.
To say this year's Year 12 students have had a year like no other is understating what they have experienced in comparison to all previous years. The way our students have supported each other and worked together with their teachers to keep moving forward to successfully complete their final year of schooling, is to be commended.
As we congratulate the class of 2020 on all their achievements, we also wish them well as they embark on the next phase of their life. Thank you to all the staff who supported the students through this most difficult of years and to all the staff who have contributed to and had an impact on the class of 2020 as they have moved through their schooling journey.
After a difficult and unprecedented year, we still looked forward to being able to celebrate and recognise students' achievement. Due to Covid-19 restrictions however, the Awards Day(s) event looked a little different this year.
The Awards Ceremonies were held over two days, with one day being held at the Macalister Campus and the other at the Guthridge Campus.
Below are group photos of those students in Years 7,8,9,10, VCAL and VCE who received an award this year for excelling in their area of study. Congratulations to all awardees for 2020, especially given the difficulties all students faced in completing their couses of study throughout this pandemic year.
Year 10 Awardees
Year 9 Awardees
Year 8 Awardees
Year 7 Awardees
A copy of the Awards Ceremony Program that lists Awardees and the Awards received, can be downloaded using the link below.
A copy of "A Look Back at the 2020 Sale College Year" slide show in the form of a PDF, can be downloaded below.
The slide show comprises around 400 photos that were taken throughout this year across both campuses and during extra curricular activities such as the Swimming Sports and a variety of outdoor camps.
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