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.
Click here to download a letter for Parents & Carers regarding Term 4 from Sale College Principal, Brendan Staple.
Please click here or on the image link below to watch the video on Youtube. It contains important information about the return to school in Term 4.
See some of the staff silly sock pics below that staff have sent in for Silly Sock Day. Students can send their silly socks pics to their pastoral care teacher through the pastoral care learning task.
Click here to go to the Corona Virus Family Guide website to find information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and protective hygiene, plus tips to help you and your family cope.
If your child needs to be on site at Sale College in Term 3 please download the Request for on site attendance form (Term 3 Rural and Regional Victoria).
You will need to fill it in and and either email the completed form to Sale College: firstname.lastname@example.org or have your child bring it with them when they attend.
Please note you need to complete this process weekly to ensure adequate staffing onsite.
On Friday 11th September we will be holding our virtual subject selection day. Students and parents will be contacted by a staff member to set up a time to discuss your subject selections for 2021.
For information click here or on the Careers Expo heading on the global menu of the Sale College website.
VCAA have released the 2020 VCE Exam Navigator. This should be read by all students completing a Unit 3/4 subject. The Navigator contains information regarding the rules for exams, materials allowed into exam centres and the exam timetable. This year it also contains information about the GAT. You can access the navigator on the VCAA website here.
A range of revision lectures have been made available to students for a number of classes (English, English Language, Business Management, Legal Studies, HHD, P.E, Further Maths, Maths Methods and Specialist Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Food Studies, Studio Art and Vis Comm.)
Yesterday the Year 12 Studio Art class of 2020 submitted their final artworks. All year they have been working through an individual studio process working with a chosen theme. This year has obviously been quite different and the students had to complete most of their work at home. I am so proud of their achievements and the level of resilience they have shown through what has certainly been a challenging year.
An exciting new initiative from the Department of Education is the Student Excellence Program. It is designed to cater for high ability students across the state, targeting students in government schools from Years 5 to 8. At Sale College, this will compliment the SEAL program that we already have in place, but is not just for those students.
The Program has three main components, the Victorian High Ability Program, the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series and network Master Classes.
The High Ability Program is the first to start and will commence in Term 4. Nominated students will have weekly lessons through the Virtual School in their areas of expertise. Sale College has three students selected for the English stream, and one student selected for the Mathematics stream. The Challenge and Enrichment Series and Master Classes are currently being planned and will involve more students and a wider range of subjects.
We are excited to have the opportunity to challenge and extend students even further and hope that they will benefit positively from this program. For further information on any of these initiatives, please contact Debbi Daff via email at Deborah.Daff@education.vic.gov.au
Recently Year 8 Art students have been creating work focusing on the use of positive and negative space in their art as well as creating landscapes that consider how to create the illusion of space. They considered foreground, middle ground and background in making some terrific artworks. You can see some of their work below:
Year 9 Media studies first task this term was the creation of a meme.
Definition of a meme
1. an element of a culture or system of behaviour passed from one individual to another by imitation or other non-genetic means.
2. an image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by Internet users, often with slight variations.
Shani and Hayden's memes pictured below have used digital technology to turn some well recognised Renaiassance paintings into humourous memes about social distancing and panic buying during the current pandemic.
By Shani Joubert
By Hayden Lamb
Last week in Forensic Science, students processed a crime scene. Working in teams they systematically searched a crime scene to find evidence and minimise contamination of the site. Everyone worked well as a team to complete a very thorough search – there are some budding forensic investigators in our midst!
Outdoor Environmental Studies classes has looked quite different to other years, as for all subjects. Unfortunately, the Year 12 OES class were unable to attend their Phillip Island camp however, this week they were able to participate in a virtual education sessions provided by Phillip Island Nature Parks.
Students participated in two sessions focusing on the balance of tourism and conservation at the park. Students were virtually guided around the new sustainable visitor centre and the penguin parade. They were able to see how the park manages impacts and still provide an great experience to guests.
Even though the class were not able to physically visit the island, this was great opportunity thanks to advancements in technology. -Mrs King
The Wellington Youth Art Prize winners were announced over the holidays. Congratulations to Sale College students Madeline Gilmour and Jade Guedelha, who both received first prize in their age division. This is such a fantastic achievement by both students. Well done! The theme for this year was 'Slice of Life'. There were many entries submitted by young artist's aged 12-25 living, studying or working in the Wellington shire. Congratulations also to everyone who had work exhibited in this year's exhibition.
Madeline Gilmour, 'Regeneration', 2020, grey lead and coloured pencil
'After the recent bushfires and the destruction of many trees and animals, I wanted to draw something reflectingthe new life emerging. There are many different forms of life but I think trees are a very important one. I have worked really hard on this piece and this is my third attempt. It has been challenging and is different to what I usually draw'.
Jade Guedelha, 'Connection with the Ban', 2020, ABS filament and found objects
' I have chosen to make this art work 'Connection with The Ban' to match the theme of 'A Slice of Life' to show the connection we used to have with our mobile phones and music, and how we have now all been disconnected by the ban on mobile phone use by students in Government schools.The three 3D hands have been digitally designed and printed with ABS filament using a recycled broken phone and headphones. This piece represents that most students follow this ban from the government, however some do not follow this and still get away with it'.
Sal Barclay has been the face of our music program since 1989. Sal has built the music program from its inception to what is a highly regarded program well beyond our school gate.
Over many years, Sal has given students the opportunity to develop from novices to proficient musicians, many of whom are now professionals or just continuing the passion that was ignited in them with lifelong skills. Learning an instrument and playing in front of an audience (often your peers), as an individual or part of an ensemble has so many transferrable skills that help young people become confident, resilient adults.
Sal has provided opportunities for students to perform at Eisteddfods, Galas, Music Camps, Festivals, Exams, Tours and Community events for over 30 years.
This is a massive contribution to generations of students at Sale College and a legacy those future generations will benefit from. Thanks Sal, may the wind fill your sails on the next adventure.
This week at the Mac Campus we had a BBQ and Casual Clothes day. Thanks to the student leaders and other students who helped prepare this. It was a nice way to lead into the end of the term. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and look forward to their return for term 3.
This week the Year 9 Outdoor Education students finally had the opportunity to do a half day mountain bike ride at Blores Hill Mountain Bike park. Unfortunately, COVID-19 put a stop to a large portion of the outdoor education program, so as soon as restrictions were lifted, we jumped all over it and headed out.
All groups were fantastic, and the students rode wonderfully. It was great to put the past few weeks theory lessons to the test.
Leading up to the trip, students learnt about the fundamentals of mountain bike riding. This included safety, mountain bike codes, basic skills and techniques. These pre-skills came in handy for one of the groups when a tyre shredded during the ride. Fortunately, all students had the knowledge and skills on how to handle the situation and we were able to continue on.
It was great to get back out into the outdoors and provide opportunities for students to engage with the environment and what our community has to offer with outdoor recreation. Thanks for a great first half of the year and I am looking forward to experiencing more of what the Gippsland outdoors has to offer with you next semester. -Mr Foster
Have You Thanked Your Immune System Today?
Biology students in Years 10 and 12 have been studying the role of the immune system in combatting diseases and keeping us safe- very topical at the moment! To help their understanding of something very complicated, the Year 12 students have made an Immunity Zoo, showing the key players in the three lines of defence.
Year 10 students have been growing bacteria that they have found around the school, testing disinfectants and finding out how vaccines work. If you have a child in one of these classes and want to know more, they should be able to explain it to you!
Year 11 Biology students have been investigating how the needs of cells are met by various body systems. Last week they made a working model of the digestive system, and this week they dissected rats. It has been great to be back in the lab again!
During Term 2 Year 7 Visual Communication students have been designing a variation of products. After completing a design for their name in a graffiti style in week 9 using digital and traditional design methods, students have moved on to creating creative designs for shoes and shirts this week.
Students used pencil, markers and watercolour predominantly to create their designs for their products. Students were asked to design a shirt or a shoe for someone in their age group. This was a short task and we received some really great work.
Images featured above are only some of the designs we received this week after working on them for one class – we're really impressed with the great work we have received in visual communication this term, thanks to our wonderful year 7 students.
Above photographs by Mia Spark Year 10 entitled "Jump" & "Monty".
Above image of Wellington Youth Art Prize Exhibition & "Untitled" photograph by Layla Tatt Year 10.
This week we welcomed back the Year 7 – 10 students onto campus. Working from home did not deter most students from completing work with a high amount of creativity and enthusiasm. A great example of this work ethic is the work of Mia Spark and Layla Tatt (Year 10) with their submission of work for Year 10 Photography, great work Mia and Layla!
Also, remember that the Wellington Youth Art Prize is being exhibited at the Gippsland Gallery Sale until the 5 th of July. There are numerous works created by Sale College students in this exhibition. The gallery is now open to the public or you can view these impressive works on their website.
VCE science students have enjoyed being back in the laboratory doing practical work after 6 weeks of learning online. Here Unit 1 Biology students are testing how the concentration of sugar affects the rate of cellular respiration in yeast- much more fun than Webex!
The Wellington Youth Art Prize is currently being exhibited at the Gippsland Gallery Sale until the 5th of July. There are numerous works created by Sale College students in the exhibition, including the fabulous 'Slice of Life Pizza' sculpture by our very own Kat Macreadie. Kat's work has been used by Meg the Education Officer as inspiration for an 'Art at Home' workshop.
Check out the exhibition and online art activity via the link or go to the Gippsland Art Gallery and see them for yourself.
-Connor Wilson, Art Captain
We’ve had some really great submissions across all Year 7 visual communication classes from Ms Stephens’ and Miss Duyn’s classes. Students began term 2 with a lot of enthusiasm for their work and we received a lot of great work.
For week 2 in Vis Comm in Miss Duyn’s class, students were asked to use tone to create half of a portrait. For this 'half face portrait task' students selected a portrait image, folded it in half, removed one half of the image and then drew the missing half of the image using pencil and various shading techniques.
As an arts team, we thank students for their enthusiasm and commitment to learning even though it has been remote and has presented many challenges with it. Great learning tasks from all of our classes, keep up the great work.
Monday May 25th was National Sorry Day this week and then Reconciliation Week began on Tuesday May 26th . I think it was significant that Monday May 25th was the day all staff returned to our Campuses.
We started the day with an Acknowledgement of Country. On Tuesday 26th May, we welcomed our Year 11 and 12 students back to Sale College to recommence our learning on the lands of the Gunai Kurnai people.
The theme of reconciliation week 2020 was determined in January and who knew that it would have so much meaning for not just reconciliation but also the way our community has sought to band together in these times of the COVID 19 pandemic.
Our traditional owners of the lands throughout this island nation are among the most vulnerable to these diseases. To see our whole country respect the sacrifices and disruption to our lives in order to minimise the impact of the pandemic on our citizens is indeed a heart-warming example of being in this together.
The outcome has been to protect our people and in particular the original custodians from the worst that this disease could have inflicted. We must protect our people, the lands and the cultures we have and recognise that past wrongs must be addressed and reconciliation sought to produce a strong and healthy future for everyone. The only way to achieve this is to be In this together.
- Mr Brendan Staple
This week the Year 11 Media class celebrated Chiara Eberhardts last class before she returns back to Germany after being on exchange. We wish Chiara all the best and hope she takes fond memories of her stay in Australia and her experience at Sale College, back with her.
On Tuesday this week VCE & VCAL students returned to school as part of the staged return for students in Victorian Government schools.
Our students enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with friends after the strict stay at home rules were relaxed and schools reopened this week for face to face classes. Some took advantage of the beautiful weather to play a game of basketball at recess or just sit and relax and soak up the sun.
Signage, whether footprints reminders of social distancing for visitors, or posters about maintaining good hygiene, are prominently displayed throughout the school.
Year 10 Media students have designed and created using Adobe Photoshop, some great movie posters. The posters designs represent the codes and conventions of the thriller genre.
Like a closer look? They are on display now in the office foyer of the Macalister Campus.
Thank you to everyone who has sent their Online Cross Country submissions. The points tally so far is:
SCORING of POINTS:
Thanks to Ethan in 8.4, Eden in 8.3 and Elise in 8.4 for sending in their artworks. Very creative everyone.
While working from home, Abbie Harrington has been busy sewing. Abbie has helped her mum to make 21 scrub bags for local hospitals. The hospitals are in desperate need of these during the coronavirus pandemic. Well done on showing great community involvement.
Studio Art Students have been introduced to the art of French modern artist Henri Matisse, and have recreate a work of their own after one of his cut-outs. Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures.
Studio Art Workshop Last week, the Unit 1 Studio Art students visited GAG specifically to see the Peter Cole Exhibition. Georgina Glanville, the Art Education Officer gave us a guided tour of the gallery and spoke in depth about Peter Cole and his thought provoking sculptural work. Students were then given the opportunity to express themselves with a hands on workshop using Peter Cole’s work as their inspiration. The focus of Unit 1 Studio Art is to explore, experiment and learn about the wide range of materials, techniques and processes artists use to create their work, and then students are expected to try some of these themselves.
Maddisyn Curtis has raised well over $200 for The Worlds Greatest Shave 2020. Her efforts will help fund critical research to deliver advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of blood cancer. Maddisyn had her head shaved by a talented hairdresser from Salon AK. Well done Maddisyn!
Year 8 camp this year has been a fantastic experience shared by most of our students. For an event like camp to run it takes a huge amount of work from staff to ensure it runs smoothly. Ms Lisa Anderson put in a considerable amount of work in the organisation of the camp and I thank her for it. Numerous staff gave up their time to allow the experience to go ahead, both at camp and back at school, and I am grateful for their dedication.
Students have shared many awesome experiences this week and have supported each other along the way. They have pushed themselves beyond previous fears and limits on activities such as the giant swing, high ropes and the climbing wall. They have worked in teams to solve the challenges in the labyrinth and to build rafts that lasted longer than it took to make.
We have discovered so much about our kids that we didn’t know before and they have formed great connections with staff they would normally not get to know. From my perspective, camp gives me an opportunity to get to know even more of our students, so I see it as an invaluable experience.
On Wednesday, the Year Eight students who did not go on camp walked down to Lake Guthridge to investigate how people were using the precinct as part of the geographical fieldwork component for the Geography CAT. Students collected primary data, to support them in answering the question 'How is the Sale Lake Precinct used by people?’
As part of their investigation the students were required to ask members of the public how and why they were using the various areas of the Lake Precinct and what improvements they would like to see. Staff were impressed by the student’s tremendous amount of bravery and respect when it came to asking members of the public for their responses.
One member of the public provided positive feedback to staff, impressed with the lovely manners of our students. They also completed a sketch map, field sketch, frequency table of activities observed, and took some photos as evidence of how the space is used. The wonderful afternoon was topped off with beautiful weather, a hot chip lunch and a bit of a play at the Fauna Park.
-Miss Finlay and Miss Cook
Last Thursday, a group of 21 Sale students competed for spots at theWellington Division Swimming Championships. From the large group of students we had 4 students progress into the next round for a number of events.
Congratulations Rebecca Harrington (Year 8), Cody Lee (Year 9), Brysen Nottle (Year 12) and Elizabeth Bannerman (Year 12) Yesterday, at the Gippsland Regional Championships held at Warragul Swimming Centre Cody Lee (Year 9) and Brysen Nottle (Year 12) represented the school and the Wellington Division. Congratulations should go to the two boys for working hard and showing their dedication to represent the school. Brysen Nottle had placed second in 50m freestyle and 5m butterfly on the day.
This week schools from Orbost to Yarram competed in the 2020 Riviera Secondary Schools Shooting Championship at the Bairnsdale branch of Field and Game which was a simulated sporting event involving two rounds of 5 stations with two single targets. This year’s event had its largest attendance in its history with over 150 participants from Year 7 to Year 12. Sale College took a squad of 6 experienced shooters to the event after having 22 students register their interest to try out the sport later in the year.
Overall all 6 participants did us proud with fantastic etiquette and respect shown for the sport as well as the volunteers and parents that helped throughout the day. Luckily for our squad we had Olympic shooter Keith Ferguson working with our group who was very impressed by our shooters and that with training we can only get better. A special mention goes out to Bodi Murrell for coming equal 3rd in his age group with a 16 from 20 targets, and to Marcel Van Lier for an outstanding performance for his first competition hitting far over 60%. Well done to all and watch this space.
On Tuesday, the Year 11 Biology class started the morning bright and early in order to catch the train to the zoo. On arrival the students got to have a look around the range of enclosures, some of the favourites being the lemurs, otters, elephants, giraffes, penguins and butterflies.
The students then got down to business on their SAC and learnt all about the southern corroboree frog, and brainstormed ways that we can help protect the frog from the fungus that is killing them. After this, the class broke up into small groups and studied different parts of the butterfly enclosure to see where the butterflies were mostly located – and if they were lucky, have a few butterflies mistake them for a flower. The students then went off and became an expert in an animal of their choice by studying their behaviours and interactions with other members of its species.
They then wrapped up the day with a couple of hours of exploration around the city, and dinnertime at Southbank food hall before catching the train home. All in all, I think everybody could agree that this trip is the best SAC ever!
Last week, our Year 12 PE students ventured up to Churchill to visit Federation University. The students had the chance to participate in two ninety minute tutorials taught by experienced university lecturers. In these tutorials, students learnt about biomechanical principles and energy systems, where the students were able to enhance their understanding through a variety of different practical activities. Student feedback was overwhelmingly positive about the entire experience, thankful for the opportunity to further develop their understanding on a number of different concepts.
- Mr Granger
Equestrians are a tough breed! Presented with all seasons in one day partnered with their horses and navigating all the challenges in their events in such conditions, a huge well done to the five students who represented Sale College on Wednesday at the Maffra Showgrounds, for the Stratford Pony Club Interschool Challenge.
Tenille Page, Lauren Wheeler, Nickyra Burley, Charli Mowbray and Kate Mawson all with their trusty steeds, were among riders from all over Gippsland from Prep to Year 12 competing in a range of events such as Showjumping, Obstacle Course, Bending Race, Mug Race, Rider, Handy Mount and Handler just to name a few.
The weather blew in and wreaked a little havoc, and the day didn’t finish until nearly 6pm for some, but a special mention should be made to Nickyra (& Tonto) for her outstanding result of Reserve Champion for Year 10! Well done! Huge thankyou to the organisers and all our helpers throughout the day.
This week the Year 12 Outdoor and Environmental Studies class had their first camp of the year to Wilsons Promontory National Park. The students spent three days at the Prom investigating a range of human relationships with the outdoor environment from various Indigenous cultural experiences, through to the influence of a number of major historical events subsequent of European settlement. Unfortunately the weather conditions did not favour the group with rain and minimal surf which resulted in a very short surf session. Despite all this, group morale was still high and they made the most out of the learning opportunities presented to them.
Emma pictured at Parliament House with her father and sister.
Emma Tibballs in Year 9 was yesterday awarded the Aunty Dot Peters scholarship. This important award is named in honour of Aunty Dot Peters a champion for reconciliation and recognition. In honour of her father who died in service as a prisoner of war on the Thai-Burma railway, Aunty Dot initiated the Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service in 2005.
It is now a signature annual event for Aboriginal Victorians.
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, The Hon Gavin Jennings yesterday presented Emma and other recipients with their awards at an event at Parliament House. The recipients were selected as scholarship winners by the Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Committee from a highly competitive field. The Committee said the four students selected displayed great commitment to their education and service to their community.
Minister Jennings said it was Aunty Dots dream to establish this award to support young emerging Aboriginal Victorians and it is wonderful to be fulfilling that dream.
The BBQ was a fantastic event and it was great to see so many members of theschool community here to share the evening. Not only was there excellent service on the barbeque but there was also a great buzz around the night. Key information about how the school operates, such as attendance, class schedules and the all important Year 7 camp was presented.
Thank you all that attended the night.
On Friday the 12th of February, Sale College held its 2020 Swimming Carnival which saw a great number of staff and students embracing the house spirit. Nothing could stop the competitive spirit amongst staff and students not even the average weather.
Thanks to all the students for giving it their all in the races and the novelty events. A huge thank you must go out to the staff and students who continue to go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure a fun filled day at the pool was had by all.
- Caleb Allanson, Daniel Croft & Ash Jans
Click here to see a web gallery containing more photos taken by Ms Lang at House Swimming Carnival.
Pictured above with Sport teacher Daniel Croft are the Macalister House Sport Captains for 2020. From left to right:
Co-Thani Phenghakji, who will represent Grainger house (Yellow), Isobel Dunn, who will represent Macintosh (Blue) and Brysen Nottle, who will represent Guthridge (Red).
Harry Langford (Blue)
Jordyn Tilley (Yellow)
Jack Love (Red)
Congratulations to Ruarai Morton who is the successful Sale applicant for the Sigurd Malmo Memorial Scholarship for 2020. The Malmo scholarship was set up in memory of Sigurd Malmo who migrated from Norway in the 1930s.
Sigourd was a practising vet in Maffra for many years as well as being an active member of the local community, serving as Maffra Shire President. Two scholarships have been awarded every year since his death in 1970, one to a Maffra Secondary College student and one to a student from a Sale Secondary School.
Many thanks go to Margo Carruthers who came to the school to personally present the award to Ruarai at the Macalister Campus student assemby this week.
What a fantastic start to 2020 we have had in Year 7! The Year 7 students have gone above and beyond our expectations this week. Whether it’s in the classroom or out in the yard our new students have demonstrated how they can uphold our three values of: Respect, Achievement and Belonging. Staff have reported how impressed they are with students in the classroom. Students are attempting all activities, getting involved in class discussion and trying to find success in all of their subjects. On behalf of the Year 7 team we would like to congratulate all our Year 7’s and let’s keep up the amazing work!
Sale College Dux for 2019 Calvin Fahy with a score of 96.15, is pictured at the Sale College Awards Day with Emily Field, Sale College Dux in 2018.
A big congratulations to Calvin Fahy who is the Sale College Dux for 2019. Calvin gave a heart warming speech at the conclusion of the Awards Day where he thanked his teachers, family and friends for all their help and support through out this year.
Calvin made the comment that the first question from his peers when the ATARs came out wasn't "what was your score, but are you happy?" Calvin was recognising and acknowledging the importance of our well being, especially at this time in the academic year when there is so much focus on ATAR scores.
Calvin, you inspired and moved us with your comments. We wish you all the best with your future and your studies.
Today was a day to celebrate Achievement and look back at some of the special events of 2019.
Congratulations to all the award recipients and all the best for the future to our Year 12 Class of 2019 as they move on to the next stage of their lives post school.
If you received an award, the chances are pretty good you are pictured in the photo gallery of over 300 photos taken on Awards Day. Click here to open the gallery.
You can see 300+ photos of the past year's activities and events at Sale College that was on the screen on Awards Day by clicking here. The file is 28MB so be patient, it could take a while to download fully!
Congratulations to Mollie Barnes & Murray Erbs on being selected as Macalister Campus Captains for 2020 and to the Vice Captains Ruarai Morton & Broadie Anderson.
Congratulations to Tobi Karys and Jack Miller on being selected as the Guthridge Campus Captains for 2020 and to the Vice Captains Arielah Phelps and Jade Scott.
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