The Latest news and images, together with links to photo galleries of activities and events that occur during tthe 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
The Sale College Music Program proudly presents their annual Music Gala on October 16th at the Sale WEDGE.
Come and be entertained by the sweet sounds of the various student bands and ensembles. From Baroque to Rock and everything in between, there’s bound to be something to please everyone.
Tickets available online. Click here to book.
Get your Christmas shopping done early and come along to the VCAL night market on Wednesday 23rd October from 4-7pm at the Macalister Campus. On offer will be a vast array of products, such as recycled timber planter boxes, wooden Christmas trees, soy candles, fire pits, bath salts, knot blankets, lip gloss, concrete door stops and pots, resin coasters and placements and lots more great projects.
Inspire! was a huge success with speakers Steven Bradbury, Jonathon Kendal and Holly Whitford leaving the audience in awe. Sale College journalists Keira Hornby (7.2) and Alana Hall-Speight (7.6) interviewed the stars of the show.
Jonathon was the first speaker at Inspire! He told our Year Seven Sale College reporters that the event was good for the community because "it's a great thing to show that good things are happening to the wider community". A truly engaging speaker and genuinely nice person.
Holly impressed the crowd with her impressive life in the AFLW. She always wanted to play for Collingwood. When she isn't scoring goals and kicking footballs she is a full-time traffic controller, but she plans to pursue a career as a police officer. She said that she loved being a part of our event because she wants to inspire the younger community to do great things for the world.
Steven was the lead speaker because of his success as a speed skater. He won a bronze medal in the 1994 Winter Olympics and gold in the 2002 Winter Olympics. Steven has written an autobiography called 'The Last Man Standing', which is available now in the library.
Congratulations to all who were involved in such a successful night. Interviews conducted by Keira Hornby and Alana Hall-Speight.
Article written by Alana Hall-Speight
On Friday 6th of September Sale College had the opportunity to send three students to a state wide seminar on the life and achievements of Sir Alfred Deakin. Tia, Jess and Lily were treated to a music performance at Parliament before hearing from Marilyn Warren, the first female Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. We heard about the life and legacy of Sir Alfred Deakin and the way his achievements have continued throughout modern Australia, such as the establishment of the High Court. The lecture gave the students a great insight into some of the work covered in Unit 3/4 Legal Studies. While it was a very long day, we were very honoured to be one of the schools present for the event.
On 30th of August four of us, (Year 11 Biology students), had the opportunity to visit the Gene Technology Access Centre (GTAC) in Melbourne. Schools from all over Victoria were represented at this event and it was an excellent insight to the kind of education available in the city, especially the Biomedical Sciences offered at Melbourne University and possible pathways for country kids. We used various microscopes on very tiny things like maggot heads and mouse brains, and even used an electron microscope to look at a fly’s compound eye.
The Melbourne University Biomedical building was especially fascinating because we were allowed special access to the Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology which was full of creepy preserved specimens and plasticised human parts. We also experienced a virtual reality tour of the heart which allowed us to examine the organ in closer detail than ever. -Ms Daf
Congratulations to the Senior Girls Soccer team who represented the school at state level. On Monday the girls travelled to Darebin to take on three teams. The first game saw the girls play Ballarat in what was set to be a challenging match, filled with nerves the girls took on the responsibility of a team warm up to shake them off. The girls were kept on their toes the whole match, with most of the game being played in the defensive half they were able to hold off the oppositions powerful attacks only going down by five. The next match was against Brighton College, the plays shown throughout the game displayed the impressive skill and natural ability that our players possess. The girls put up a tremendous fight but were unable to match Brighton’s intensity, doing down by 2. The final match for the day was against Wodonga SC, with both teams having travelled some distance for this event fatigue was beginning to set in. Luckily our girls were able to step up to the plate, putting their best food forward they made their mark in the first half. They were able to successfully hold off Wodonga in the second half, finishing the game up by one. The girls represented the school with great sportsmanship and respect, they should be very proud of themselves.
On the 5th of September Sale College sent 2 students to represent the school at the 2nd ever Maffra Inter School Gymnastics Carnival. Abbie and Rebecca Harrington represented the school excellently and showed off the school values with pride. They were competing in the Australian Levels Program gymnastics level 6. They both shared a 3rd place finish in a single apparatus while Rebecca was able to take out the 3rd place overall for the competition she was in.
Unfortunately just due to sheer weight of numbers Sale College did not run out as the eventual winners of the school competition on the day but considering we have multiplied our numbers of participants by an infinite amount this year I know the school is hoping to increase the number of students we can get there next year.
In Unit 2 Biology students have begun learning about the role deoxyribonucleic acid plays in inheritance of characteristics. The focus of this week has been the structure and function of DNA. To consolidate their learning the biology classes made model DNA. -Ms Martin
On Wednesday the 4th of September 8.1 and 9.1 went to Melbourne and attended the annual Melbourne Writer's Festival. The first session was with Aurora Rising author Amie Kaufman and explored her epic space adventure. Students then had lunch at Melbourne Central getting on board with food trends like sushi and Starbucks. The second session asked the question, 'What is love?' Panel members looked at the science of love and other considerations that science could not fully explain. The long trip was definitely worth the effort with students discussing both sessions on the bus ride home. -Ms. Pristov
For the past three weeks we have had two calves named Rocky and Froggy. Froggy was a very happy and enthusiastic heifer calf, she was always raring to go, and loves to go on her morning run. She would always try to suck on our fingers sometimes she would slobber all over our cloths as well. She loved to make a lot of noise!
Rocky was a cheerful bull calf, he was a bit sick on and off over the first couple of weeks with scours which means he had diarrhoea, but for the last week he was up and flying – he stacked on 10kg in this last week to 10 days! By the end of their time with us, both were very fast milk drinkers. We have really enjoyed having the calves here. They are really full of character and loving and caring animals especially if you have the milk bottle! -Michaela Botting & Haylee Landers 9.7 Applied
Last week 27 intrepid student travellers and 3 weary yet happy staff members returned to Sale College after 10 days (and a 34 hour bus trip) exploring Central Australia. It was a wonderful 10 days, with all students working together, making new friends, challenging themselves, learning about Australian history and having lots of fun. It was an amazing experience.
Recently, Sale College was lucky enough to host a day of workshops run by GippyAg. Students took part in two different activities, Sweet Science and Fitbits for Cows. In Sweet Science students used refractometers to measure the sugar levels in different fruit. They then discussed the importance of knowing sugar content for farmers, and how supermarkets impose standards of sugar level and appearance on fresh produce. In Fitbits for Cows, students explored the use of accelerometers to track the movement of cows.
Students discovered that knowing when a cow is moving can tell a farmer a lot about their health, whether there are predators in the area, and even if a cow is calving. These sessions were a great opportunity for students to experience the wide range of jobs and research opportunities available in the agricultural industry.
We welcome Chiara, our new German exchange student to Year 10 at Sale College. Chiara is with us until May 2020 and we look forward to sharing her experiences with you over the coming months.
Hi I am Chiara. I am the German exchange-student. I've been at the school for two weeks now and it's been a very exiting time for me. This week, I went on an Outdoor Ed camp for three days. We went mountain biking and camping – we had a fantastic time together. I am learning new instruments in my music class. School here is very different from in Germany, students here have many more options for their classes than in Germany. It's fantastic.
This week the Year 11 Outdoor and Environmental Studies class had their term 3 camp. The focus of this camp was cycling, with the students riding the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail from Traralgon to Stratford with a day at Blores Hill Mountain Bike Park. The class camped at Camp Munjarra on the banks of Lake Glenmaggie for two nights. The camp pushed the students both physically and mentally with them riding more than 90kms over the three days. The highlight for most of the students was the day at Blores Hill even though they came back with some bruises and scratches. The groups would like to thank Miss Mowbray for being the support vehicle for the camp. The class is already looking forward to their final camp, hiking at Wilsons Prom early term 4.
Undermanned, the boys headed to Traralgon looking to advance to the third round. The first game pitted Sale College up against Wonthaggi. The boys stuck to their structures in what was a back and forth affair during the first half. Wonthaggi eventually running away with the game 23-41. Sale College were no match for the impressive Marist Sion in the second matchup, losing 21-54. Although a one-sided scoreline, Sale College failed to throw in the white flag showing a strong fighting spirit. The third contest against Bairnsdale was the closest of the day. The boys took the game all the way to the end, Bairnsdale only able to shake us in the final minutes. Final score 33-43. The results don't reflect the efforts Sale College gave, representing the school admirably.
The senior girls basketball team represented the school in what was set to be a challenging Gippsland tournament. Their first game put the girls skills and fitness to the test, Wonthaggi was clearly an experienced team. Keeping it close in the first half unfortunately the girls were not able to keep up with their pace, going down to Wonthaggi. Warmed up and ready for their second game the girls were prepared to put up a fight, keeping the game competitive throughout the match they sadly went down to Lowanna College. The girls final game displayed great determination and natural ability. Running out the game to the end they had the audience on their toes in what can only be described as a close match. Putting all of their effort in right until the end they went down to Bairnsdale by 6. The girls represented the school with great sportsmanship and team spirit, they should be very proud of themselves.
We have had two 'Bovine Exchange Students' at the Guthridge Campus for the last 2 weeks, they will only be here for 1 more week. The students are required to record vital info daily as well as care for the calves each day. The program is designed to encourage and educate kids about the variety of jobs and career options available within the Dairy Industry. Students are also currently working on research projects on various industry related topics which are all due in the next couple of weeks.
Science sudents have been been busy this term carrying out forensic investigations in Year 9, making a range of precipitates in Year 10 and performing and comparing different reactions between organic molecules in Year 12. In addition to learning about science in the classroom, recently students had the opportunity to participate in a range of activities at both campuses that were run in conjunction with Science Week.
Year 7 students also had an exciting trip to historical Walhalla on Thursday. While some students stayed at school to host local Grade 5 transition students, the rest of the year level travelled to Walhalla for a scavenger hunt to learn about the history of the Walhalla area. Some delighted in visiting the Lolly Shoppe, while others visited the graveyard. All experienced life inside the gold mine with a tour learning about the riches and great struggles of the gold miners in the late 1800's.
A small group of Year 9 History students had the opportunity to experience Vietnamese cuisine and aspects of Asian culture in Springvale this week. Although hesitant at first, students enjoyed the famous beef noodle soup originally from the city of Hue in Vietnam called Bun Bo Hue – a mix of lemongrass, mint, chilli and coriander. Perhaps, a little more palatable for some was the Taiwanese bubble tea with pearls – that are actually little spheres of tapioca, a form of starch. In a more spiritual light, the students visited two Buddhist temples called pagodas. Their teacher, however, revealing his ignorance failed to remove his shoes upon entering the temple – thankfully the local worshippers were a little more forgiving than his students at the oversight.
Last Monday was our annual trip to compete in the Yarram Eisteddfod. This year there were more entries from more schools which created exciting competition performance opportunities. Congratulations to all our musicians. Your terrific attitude always makes this a great day out.
Results: 1st VCE Band
3rd Celtic Session Band
3rd String Ensemble
3rd Big Band HM Rock Band (Teenage Headache)
HM Junior Band
The Intermediate Boys and Senior Girls Badminton teams travelled to the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre to represent Sale College at the State Badminton Championships. Both teams competed extremely well and did our school proud. Both teams were ranked in the top 8 schools in Victoria! Well done to the intermediate boys team: Max Cashion, Josh Glanvill, Draven Taylor, Brendan Anthonisen, Brianna Spaull (assistant coach) and the Senior girls team: Sharna Spaull, Abby Lee, Kim McMahon, Rhea Conde and Cyverg Gandia.
This week was very busy in Year 7 with multiple students attending the AYCCClimate Justice Summit in Morwell on Tuesday and Wednesday. Students heard a lecture from Dr Jessica Reeves from Federation University about what is causing climate change and what it will mean now and into the future for Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley.
They also heard from a panel of locals who are making a difference in the Latrobe Valley through various projects including Coal Hole. Students learned about how the coal mines in the Latrobe Valley are being rehabilitated and the struggles of how to communicate this with the local community. The students were inspired and came up with some action they can take in our local community. Well done to all the students involved, all contributed and made Sale College proud.
Sale College held its second whole school Athletics Carnival on the 30th July 2019 at Lions Park. The weather started overcast but the excitement of the whole school participation made for a great day even with a few showers throughout. The School Sports Coordinator begun the day with some announcements, including the introduction of a new event; 'Sale College Gift'. This is awarded to the fastest person across the school in a final 100m race. Student, staff and spectator enthusiasm throughout the day was evident and friendly inter-house competition was enjoyed by all.
The house points competition throughout the day was very close, with a total of 7 points separating 1st place from 3rd. Hats off to McIntosh for willing the overall competition. Well done to all of the athletes on their individual efforts and sportsmanship while competing, and congratulations to the Age Champions for their athletic excellence.
A special congratulations goes to Grace Lucas for winning the 1st ever Sale College Gift.
Winner Sale College Gift
Excursion On Wednesday 7th August the combined Year 11 and 12 VCE Theatre Studies class travelled to th Playhouse Theatre at the heart of Melbourne's Art precinct to view Melbourne Theatre Company's stellar interpretation of Shakespeare in Love.With so much to take in on the day, students were hard pressed to keep accurate and legible notes, between bouts of laughter, throughout the performance – which will be used in the coming weeks and months in-class as they continue the process of analysing the interrelationship between acting, design and direction in performance. Mr. Kemp
Sale College was the host for a full-day simulation of the UN General Assembly this week. Student delegates had the opportunity to step into the shoes of ambassadors from around the world and discuss a contentious global issue – with the aim being to find the best possible solution through dialogue, negotiation and multilateral diplomacy.
Our Model United Nations Assembly was asked to establish a proposal to address climate change which was agreeable to the majority of nations. No small task! There was lively debate and spirited discussion throughout the day in response the various proposals put forward by individual nations.
I don't think we came up with a one size fits all solution but there was lots to learn throughout the course of the Assembly.
MUNA is organised and run by the United Nations Association of Australia, Victorian Division.You can find out more about who they are and what they do on their website at https://unaavictoria.org.au/what-we-do/model-un-conferences/
This week award-winning author Mark Smith visited Sale College . His presentation highlighted that it's never too late to get into reading and one event can be life-changing. Reading truly became his super power.
Mark engaged his audience, with story-telling and an explanation of his writing process. Mark was inundated with questions from students and rewarded the most interesting with a copy of his book "The Road to Winter".
This week we say goodbye to April Macdermid who is going on student exchange for 5 months to Indiana in the United States of America. We wish April safe travels and all the best for the exciting opportunities that await her. We look forward to hearing from April throughout her stay and when she returns in December.
On Monday, the Unit 2 Legal Studies class went out to the Sale Magistrates Court to see justice in action! We observed a range of cases and were very lucky to have the Magistrate ask everyone to leave the court just so they could talk to our group. The students had the opportunity to ask questions about how he made his decisions and what it was like sentencing people when you felt sorry for their choices. This was a follow up excursion after visiting the LaTrobe Valley County Court last week, where the students had a chance to talk to Judge DA Sexton about his criminal cases and how he became a judge. It was a great opportunity to see sentencing in action and reinforce what we have been studying in class.
On Tuesday the 30th July, a group of Year 11 and 12 VCAL students attended a Job Skills Expo at Lardner Park. The expo is designed to target students and young people from schools to engage them with hands on activities, advice and information about the various skills, jobs and industries that make up our regional workforce. The day was thoroughly enjoyed by those students who did attend and they were all able to speak to many service providers in our area.
This week, Kim and Abby spoke on ABC Radio with Jonathan Kendal and Kevin Hogan about the three Sale College Academy of Badminton teams going through to the state finals. Well done girls!
On Wednesday the Senior Girls Soccer team travelled to Drouin to face Nagle College in what was set to be a challenging match. With the team missing some key players and being down one player on the field the girls were understandably nervous, yet determined to make it through to state. Nagle put up a good fight but our defensive structure proved too strong in the end, our girls winning 2-1. Congratulations girls and best of luck at state, a great accomplishment.
Thursday saw our Senior Girls Hockey team travel to Drouin to compete in the Gippsland Hockey tournament. Their first competitors for the day were Nagle College, the girls were able to block many shots throughout the game and show great defensive pressure only going down by 2 in what could only be described as a highly competitive match. Sticking together as a team the girls kept up impressive intensity during their final match, although Chairo Drouin proved too strong for our girls winning by 6. Throughout the competition great sportsmanship was displayed as well as enthusiasm, they should be very proud of themselves.
Sale College was represented well at the Gippsland round of Hockey. Our senior boys team comprised of a majority of under age players and were outclassed by an older and more polished team. Despite the challenge ahead of them, our boys held their heads high and played with an incredibly high level of sportsmanship in the wet and slippery conditions. - Mr Pell
On Wednesday all year 12 English students attended a performance by The Complete Works Theatre Company. The company performed extracts from the two texts that students are currently studying: Photograph 51 and The Penelopiad. This experience enabled students to see the texts come to life and provided them with opportunities to compare and contrast key scenes and themes within the texts. The students then had the opportunity to ask questions of the cast and showcase their knowledge and understanding of the texts.
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There is currently a display of some fabulous Lino Print work created by Semester 1 Year 10 & VCE Studio Art classes in the foyer of the Macalister Campus. Drop by and check it out. If you can't make the time, you can also see them here in the web gallery.
On Monday, the Year 12 PE class visited Federation University Churchill to participate in sessions focusing on their Unit 4 studies on training to improve performance. Their first session focused on training programs which involved learning about components of a training program and sessions including how to conduct a proper warm up. The students also learnt about recovery strategies, in particular rehydration strategies which they learnt that Gatorade and Powerade are not legitimate sports drinks and they tried a properly mixed sports drink which most did not enjoy the taste! The second session focused on fitness components and fitness testing. One of the students participating in a Lactate Inflection Point test investigating the point at which the body cannot mitigate lactate leading to fatigue. The day was a great opportunity for the students to learn from experts in the field of exercise performance. -Ms Martin
Sale College Academy of Badminton (SCAB) enjoyed considerable success at the Gippsland Regional Badminton competition at Morwell on Thursday. Three teams from Macalister campus qualified for the regional competition and after some hard-fought games. The Sale College senior girls and the intermediate boys teams both won their rounds and will progress to the State Finals at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre on August 15. The Sale College senior boys team played with determination but unfortunately were not able to progress through to the next round.
The senior boys travelled to Traralgon in what was set to be three tough, grinding games against Maffra Secondary, SEDA and Traralgon College. Without star player Kyan Ropeti who was a late withdrawal, a team effort was going to be required in order to advance through to the next round, and the Sale College boys didn't fail to deliver with all players having an impact on the result.
The opening game against Maffra Secondary seen the boys open up a handy lead which was maintained for the majority of the game. Daniel Byron was particularly influential, controlling the offence with his dribbling and passing ability. A late comeback brought scores level with only a handful of minutes remaining, but the boys rallied and claimed a 1 point victory. Final scores 22-21.
Sale College would then turn their attention to SEDA, which was set to be a tougher encounter. Lead changes were the theme of the game, with both teams unable to draw away from the other. With scores tied and under a minute remaining, Jack 'clutch' Butcher stepped up and hit a decisive 3 point shot in what would eventuate to be the game-winner. Final scores 24-21. With a win required from the final game to advance to the next round, Sale College were relentless in attack and controlled the game from the outset. An early lead was set and maintained for the entirety of the match, with the final scores 36-27.
The Senior Girls team headed to the Traralgon stadium to take on Traralgon College and Seda in the senior basketball. With neither the intermediate or senior team having enough players to field a side the intermediate girls were ready to step up to the challenge, moving up to the senior side to create numbers.
The girls set to send a message in their first game against Traralgon College, they were here to play and they were here to win. The girls delivered, displaying great skill and teamwork they defeated Traralgon 22-14. With their new found confidence and energy the girls were prepared to take on Seda, leading the whole game the girls were successful in defeating Seda 26-14. Congratulations girls, you have made the school very proud.
Congratulations to Brysen Nottle, Kimberley McMahon, Finn Staple and Nate Jordan who competed in the State Cross Country Championship on Thursday the 18th of July. They either completed a 3km or 5km course around Bundoora Park against the state's fierce competitors. It's great to see fast times from each Sale College representative.
Alana Hall-Speight (7.6) and Ashia Dawson (9.1) have been working tirelessly with local businesses and community organisations to gain support for our upcoming community event at the Wedge, Inspire! So far these two aspiring leaders have been heavily involved in the acquisition of over 15 sponsors. Congratulations to both students on their tenacious efforts to make our community an even better place to live.
Art students at the Guthridge Campus have been busy producing some amazing 3D ceramic heads. The students learned all about portraiture and facial proportions as well as how to portray emotion as part of their study. You can see more of their sculpted head creations in the web gallery.
The Visual Communication and Design Students were asked to design a graffiti-styled sign where the type had to be in one point perspective and they had to make use of the design elements and choose a complimentary background. The target audience for the design was students aged between 12 and 18.
You can see some of their design solutions below and more in the web gallery. Some individual work is also on display in the Open Learning Centre at the Guthridge Campus.
Guthridge Campus students had a a great evening of dressing up, music, games and prizes at the recent Masquerade evening held at the Old Hall in Sale.
The Student Voice group organised and held the 2019 Senior Campus Formal last night. The students all looked fabulous in their eveningwear and had a wonderful night. Well done to the Student Voice team for organising a fantastic evening for the student body. Thank you to all the staff who helped support the students in their efforts for last night and thank you to the staff who helped supervise and set-up/pack-up the event.
You can see more great photos from the Macalister Formal in the web gallery. Photo credit goes toTenille Page.Thank you for taking time to document the event.
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