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.
Students were happy and relaxed at the adventure packed Licola Camp this week. Pictured are just some of the many activities the students took part in.
VCE Art students this week taking in the art in and around Hosier Lane in Melbourne.
Pictured: The beautifully dressed Debutantes and their partners perform their precision dances before an appreciative audience.
The Year 11 Debutante Ball was held on Friday the 29th of March. The debutantes and their partners have practised after school throughout the term and the many hours of practice paid off with their amazing dance moves. All of our debutantes and their partners looked amazing and had a brilliant night.
At the final Term One assembly for Macalister students, many students received recognition for their efforts over the Term.
Students were recognized for improvements to their grade point average as well those who consistently achieved to an excellent standard.
Badges were also presented to students in recognition of their commitment, involvement and excellence to the school in the following areas:
The Awards Presentation coincided with a special out of uniform day organised by VCAL students. The students who chose to come to school out of uniform each made a gold coin donation to raise money for the Good Friday Appeal.
Pictured above are the Academic, Sports, Civic & Citizenship and Arts Captains, proudly holding up their badges.
Congratulations to the Year 7 and 9 leaders on a very successful MasterChef. Dr Nicolson and I enjoyed the opportunity to share, with the parents, a most enjoyable and well presented meal.
-Leonie Phelan RN (Doctors in Secondary Schools program)
On Tuesday the Year 9 students spent a windy day at the beach collecting data for their assessment task. In the dunes they collected information about the types of plants and abiotic (non-living) factors such as temperature, humidity, wind speed, soil pH, soil type and UV. Digging in the sand on the beach they counted the number of sand dwelling animals such as pipis and sandhoppers. They also spent a session completing a Humanities worksheet.
On the 22nd of March, Sale College sent out 1 brave team of Year 8 and 9 girls to represent the school at the Wellington Level Tennis competition. The four girls were ably lead by Mr James Taylor as well as Guthridge Campus Captain Samantha Bannerman from Year 9. The rest of the team included Year 9 Imogen Williams and Year 8 Rachel Page. A huge thank you to Jessica Flint from Year 8 who was roped into playing so that the school could send a team. The girls enjoyed their day out and were very successful. The girls won a few sets between them and were a complete embodiment of the schools values throughout the whole day.
The opening moves of the Sale College Chess Club has been a resounding success. The weekly tournaments take place in the school library every Thursday during lunch welcoming all to get involved. Students have responded very positively attending in good numbers. The budding chess masters have demonstrated a very mature attitude observing the correct etiquette required. There is a broad range of talent on display from beginners to some very competent players and no shortage of the more experienced willing to help out newcomers to the game. Particularly pleasing is the number of girls attending, taking on some very nervous boys. It really is wonderful to see the students getting together seriously employing tactics and strategies in the true spirit of the game. All are to be congratulated on their excellent participation.
Year 9 Outdoor Education students have had a wow of a week at Sandy Point on the Bass Coast. The camp was jam packed with activities from Surf Life Savers Victoria and Offshore Surf School. The students have learnt fundamental ocean safety skills including beach rescues and how to spot unsafe waters. All 34 students over the 2 groups have mastered the skill of catching gnarly waves! A big thanks to all involved to get the camp running and of course to our fabulous students who represented Sale College, showing a high level of maturity and respect.
The Year 10 Studio Art class made the most of the last of the sunshine with some observation drawing at Victoria Park. These drawings will be used to create final artworks reflecting the art movement of Fauvism.
- Mrs Taylor
On the 13th of March Sale College sent out 20 Year 7 and 8 boys to represent the school at the Wellington Division Cricket Carnival. All in all a great day out for both teams, the day was a tremendous success and all the boys represented the school values excellently. It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of, just a shame the boys won't be progressing to the next round meaning we can't do it all again.
Year 10 Visual Communication & Design class have been testing the limits of their imagination with their latest challenge.
Using the media of Inktense Water soluable pecils, the students were asked to choose a random object and transform it in into a mode of transport and place it within an "other world" setting.
The solutions the students came up with showed great use of imagination and good control of the new media, which many students were only using for the first time.
In Year 10 Food Technology students are experimenting with recipes of their own choosing to investigate what happens as ingredient quantities are altered. Chocolate cup cakes are just one example. Students compared the appearance, texture and taste of those with and without eggs. There were some unexpected findings in what might otherwise be considered, minimal changes to a basic recipe. These investigations are an important component of the Year 10 Food Technology Study Design.
In Year 10 Studio Art students are experimenting with developing their ideas using the media of acrylic paint, as part of their art production process. Some of their subjects include landscapes and figures, some with the theme of pollution within the environment.
The finished pieces will come together by the end of Term 1 and will be featured at a later date on the website.
The Student Leadership Team at the Guthridge Campus initiated and organised an 'Orange' day for the Leukaemia Foundation today. This is a great example on how education is not just about academic achievements but is also about developing active citizens who will make a positive difference in the world and their local communities. I would like to congratulate all the students that were involved in organising this as well as praise them for their level of initiative and organisation. A great example of what Sale College students are capable of.
Last Friday the 8th of March Sale College sent out some of its best and brightest to the Wellington Division Swimming Championships.
We had 13 students represent the school. The students who attended the day were Alana Hall-Speight, Alexander Peters, Michael O'Brien, Jade Scott, Cody Lee, Krystal Archer, Annika Mastus, Draven Taylor, Brendan Anthonisen, Tyler Griffioen, Brysen Nottle, Charlotte Carpenter-Blewitt and Madeleine Bannerman. Of these students we had 7 progress into the next round for at least one event.
Special mention to Tyler Griffioen (Year 11) and Cody Lee (Year 8) who will be representing Sale College in 2 events each and Madeleine Bannerman (Year 12) will also compete in 2 events in her final year of representing the school. The day was a great success and all of the students gave their all for the school.
Well done to the Year 7&8 Boys' Cricket teams. You all represented the school extremely well and a great day was had by all!
Jack and Jayden (Year 8). Jack made 50no Jayden 30no 90 run partnership.
Did you know that the Philippine Crocodile's sex can be determined by the temperature that their eggs are incubated? On Thursday this week both Biology classes combined went to the Melbourne Zoo. We had a fantastic day learning about the different adaptations of animals. We studied four critically endangered species; the Philippines Crocodile, Southern Corroboree frog, the Helmeted Honeyeater, and the Asian Elephant. We then got to choose our own animal to study, looking at their habitat, abiotic and biotic factors, and their adaptations. Big thanks to Andrew and Frazer, the Zoo Education Officers, for sharing their knowledge on the critical endangered species.
-By Tyelah, Rachael, Isabelle and Rhea
Hi, my name is Jack! I have been packing my food in plastic containers for pretty much my whole life. I don't really use wrappers at all. If there's something in the cupboard that's in wrappers, I will take it out and put it in a reusable plastic container so that I don't have to worry about the rubbish later. If you have a sandwich in glad wrap, you'll never use it again. I put my sandwiches in plastic containers which I can reuse again and again for years! I have a container that I have been using since 2007, and I was born in 2005.
On a school wide scale, if more people used reusable containers we would have less litter around the school and be contributing less rubbish to landfill. The less rubbish we need to have collected from the school each week, the more money we will have to get LED lights for the school and start other sustainability projects. I put name labels on all my containers so they always come back to me.
Sale College Year Sevens had the privilege of a guest speaker at a recent assembly. A member of Victoria Police visited to talk to the students about violence in and out of school. The Leading Constable spoke passionately about unnecessary violence and how it can very quickly lead to visiting the magistrates' court. She highlighted the importance of being an up stander, as did Mr Duursema in a recent assembly. Being a bystander and in particular filming and distributing can be a criminal offence. Students listened respectfully and were able to ask questions about various aspects of the Leading Constable's career. We may have some future police people among us!
Year 12 Biology students and Year 9 SEAL students have been learning all about the importance of DNA in living things. The Year 9's made edible DNA models and the Year 12's wrote a genetic code which was translated into a protein. They then explored biochemical pathways and learnt about the importance of enzymes, before eating the product.
Sale College Art students recently created some fabulous art works paying homage to some of the great French Impressionist painters. The works, done in pastel, are vibrant and colourful and certainly make an impression.
You can see more of these impressionist style works by clicking here.
On the beautiful sunny Wednesday 27th of February over 150 primary & secondary students representing schools from Trafalgar through to Orbost, got up and going bright and early with their beautifully presented horses at the Sale Showgrounds for the Stratford Pony Club Interschool Gymkhana.
There was a range of events on offer, and 5 rings of competition all running simultaneously letting all the riders and their horses show off their skills! And show off they did! We had two teams representing Sale College and our riders were: Tenille Page, Molly Courtney, Lauren Wheeler, Chelsea Page, Nickyra Burley, Bree Watkins and Charli Mowbray. Whilst we didn't place in the overall teams event this year, the girls all rode beautifully and represented our school with pride. Special mention to Nickyra Burley for winning her 'Rider' class in a large field. I will publish more specific results and a range of action shots soon. Huge thank-you to the parents for helping out on the day! Bring on the Bairnsdale Comp in September!
The Year 12 Outdoor and Environmental Studies class recently went on their first camp of the year to Wilsons Promontory National Park to investigate historical relationships with outdoor environments. The students learnt about how The Prom was used by humans through different historical periods.
On the first night they were put through the Mount Oberon test that the Army had used when they occupied the area as a training facility during World War II. The test was to complete the 3km climb up to the top in under 25 minutes! Luckily, they were not trying out for the Army but they enjoyed the beautiful view of The Prom when they got to the top.
The next day they visited Darby River to see how the indigenous used the area and the Big Drift to investigate characteristics that shaped The Prom before humans. After all their research, they were rewarded with a surf session and watched Storm Boy under the stars. The Year 12 class would like to thank Miss Pahina for coming along and supporting them.
On Tuesday, the Year 12 PE class visited Federation University to participate in practical sessions run by the Exercise and Sport Science department. The sessions were an opportunity for students to learn from experts in the areas that they are studying and to use specialised equipment that they would not have the opportunity to use at school.
They participated in two sessions focusing on energy systems and biomechanics. In the first session, two reluctant volunteers participated in a VO2 max test. The test measures the participant's maximum amount of oxygen they can utilise during exercise. Both of our volunteers were able to achieve over 55, which were some of the highest scores achieved in previous sessions. The second session covered biomechanical principles and feedback. They participated in mini sessions looking at qualitative analysis, force and feedback. In the feedback session, they investigated the impact of types of feedback given to participants on performance. Three participants were asked to throw a beanbag at a target blindfolded with each participant given different types of feedback focusing on only results or execution of the throw.
The students has a great day and very grateful for the opportunity they given.
Recently theYear Nine Body Balance girls have explored different types of physical activity and exercise. The girls worked up a sweat with CrossFit Coach Marty and put in huge efforts with each of the movements. Natalie from Yoga Indigo Luna had the girls performing Yoga and exercising relaxation techniques.
Our Body Balance girls are very grateful to Sale CrossFit and Yoga Indigo Luna for their passion about physical wellness and are excited to experience a range of physical activities and community establishments within the subject. Miss Pahina and Miss Pentland thank the girls for their positive participation and looks forward to seeing the students engage in a variety of physical activities throughout the semester.
Click here to see over 50 photos great photos taken by Ms Lang during the Carnival.
On Wednesday the 20th of February, Sale College staff and students made their way to the outdoor pool in Sale to compete in the 2019 Swimming Carnival. The sun shone bright as students earned points for their houses, in swimming events (Butterfly, Backstroke, Freestyle, Breaststroke and Relays) and the notorious novelty events (Gumboot Toss, Tug of War, Inflatable Race, Water Polo, House Swim and Tennis Ball Scramble).
It was an active, fun day thanks to great organisation by staff as well as the involvement of student leaders in the running of activities and events throughout the day.
The final results are as follows:
1st - Grainger (830)
2nd - McIntosh (745)
3rd - Guthridge (666)
See the Age Champion Results on the Sports Page.
Recently a team of 10 embarked on the journey down the highway to take on Traralgon College on their own synthetic wicket. Down a man from the outside, the challenge was upon the side. Losing the toss, Sale were sent in to bat in what appeared to be reasonable batting conditions.
Captain Toby O'Reilly set an early pace with some exceptional stroke play, hitting 5 boundaries off the first 9 balls he faced before being caught attempting to clear the boundary. Things got tough for a few overs with only 15 runs coming from the next 5 overs whilst the team lost 3 wickets. Liam Harris came to the crease and steadied the ship, contributing a team high of 26. The last ball of innings saw Kaiden McNamara making every effort to add to the total, being bowled for 0. After 20 overs the side had put together a score of 103.
A tight opening 5 overs from Toby O'Reilly and Nathan Denney had Traralgon College at 1/18 at the change of ends. Connor Lay had a reasonable first over before the Traralgon batsmen gained the upper hand averaging 9 runs an over for the next 10 overs to surpass the total.
Final score Sale – All out for 103 (20 overs) Traralgon – 2/109 (16 overs)
Students has a rare opportunity to feel what it's like to be flying a jet during an immersive flying lesson inside the RAAF Super Hornet simulator when it visited our College recently.
The Air Force Simulator Experience is an Air Force funded motivation program aiming to increase awareness and develop interest amongst young people in aviation careers (Pilot, Mission Aircrew and Mission Controller) within the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
The following comments are from Year 11 Physics students who were lucky enought to experience the flight simulator:
"The simulator was a great insight in the technology the Air Force uses for their aircraft." – Kyle Iseppi
"I found learning about the effect of hypoxia on pilots, and the training they do to learn the signs of it quite interesting." – Alex Cordell
Click here to see more photos.
A huge thankyou to all those involved in the transformation of the garden outside our portable classrooms.
Teacher Reece Traeger contacted Bunnings last year initiating the Project, which was then taken on by Sale Bunnings employee Leanne Chester, as well as Bairnsdale and Warragul store employees. Leanne liaised with the school to involve Bianca Mowbray's Year 9 class and the Hands on Learning Team as well as parent Jess Evans to carry out the works.
Bunnings have donated all furniture, plants, wood, mulch etc and we are extremely appreciative of their ongoing support of our College.
We would like to thank all the people in the Sale College community that braved the weather and attended the Welcome BBQ this week. Hopefully you got the opportunity to meet some of the staff here at Sale College.
The information session introduced the Year Seven Team, discussed upcoming events, highlighted the need to contact the school if your student is absent as well as covered the ever growing use of the school program COMPASS. Again we would like to thank those who attended and should anyone have any questions don’t hesitate to call and ask.
The Year 11 biology classes have been learning about ecosystems & habitats and food chains & food webs in class.
On Thursday both classes joined together to investigate and compare the local ecosystems of Lake Guthridge and the Port of Sale. Students measured pH levels, turbidity, temperature and light intensity. Students collected water samples to observe microorganisms under the microscope once back at school.
2019 is a new beginning for our club. It is taking on a school community focus. A number of Year Sevens and Nines have answered the call. Technology at Guthridge Campus is very well resourced with modern equipment. The arrival of ten new Flashforge Creator Pro 3D printers for our Year Eight program has created real life opportunity for our club members. During lunch time, the club members are actively engaged in unboxing, assembling, calibrating, testing and commissioning our new machines.
A special thank you to the following students for their voluntary efforts. Year Seven: Alana, Abbie, Annabelle, Keeley, Macey, Mercedes, Rebecca and Teune. Year Nine: Ashia, Hollie and Jade.
- Miss McIntosh & Mr Pattie
On Thursday the 7th of February the Year Nine Body Balance girls visited The Movement Hub to explore different types of physical activity and exercise. The girls worked up a sweat with Personal Trainer Sarah and put in huge efforts with each of the movements. Sarah had the girls doing bear crawls, sit ups, lunges and boxing. Our Body Balance girls are very grateful to The Movement Hub for their passion about physical wellness and are excited to experience a range of physical activities and community establishments within the subject. Miss Pahina thanks the girls for their positive participation and looks forward to seeing the students engage in a variety of physical activities throughout the semester.
The Year 10 Art class are studying the ISM's of art. This week we've been trying our hand at Impressionism using soft pastel and layering colours to create depth and texture. Keep your eye out over the next few weeks for Cubism & Fauvism.
On New Year's Day, two students from Macalister along with two students from Catholic College departed on an adventure of a lifetime as part of the G'day USA exchange program.
At the end of 2018 four of the longest serving members of staff at Sale College decided it was finally time to retire. They will be sadly missed by their work colleagues as well as students; all having all made a tremendous contribution to the education and lives of hundreds of students over many years . The retiring staff members are pictured below:
Congratulations to all this year's awards recipients. You have worked hard and are to be congratulated for your efforts.
A big congratulations also to our Sale College Dux for 2018, Emily Field. We wish you all the best with your future studies.
Remember if you did not receive an award in 2018 it is something you can work towards in 2019. As long as you have done your best you should be proud. That is all you can ask of yourself.
Last year's Dux, Connie Doust attended the Awards Ceremony to speak about her year at university and congratulate Emily on her achievement of Dux of Sale College for 2018.
Pictured below is Emily who spoke briefly, thanking her family, friends and teachers for their support over the past year.
You can download the slide show using the link below. It is 352 slides and 22MB so be patient, it may take a while.
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