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.C
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
Year 7 Students and Staff have been enjoying themselves on Camp this week. We cannot wait to hear all about it in Term 2!
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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