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.
Both Guthridge and Macalister library had the pleasure of having visiting Author Archie Fusillo visit our library on Monday 13th August. Archie had presence in the library captivating his audience, years 7, 8, 9 & 10. Archie's character and enthusiastic conversation engaged our students with his stories on life, had us in laughter and sadness.
Archie is a remarkable speaker having a positive affect on our students and teachers. Archie's titles include Sparring with Shadows (1997), The Dons 2001, Bruises (2004), The Last of the Braves (2009), and Dead Dog in the Still of the Night (2014).
The Choir attended the Eisteddfod on Friday and performed really well but unfortunately did not place. The ensembles travelled down to Yarram on Monday. The Soul Band received an Honourable Mention, Big Band received 2nd place, Junior Concert Band 3rd Place and the Rock Band received 1st place. Well done to all of the students and teachers involved.
Students at the Guthridge campus were treated to some tunes from the school Big Band in the courtyard last Tuesday. The weather was windy but students were able to find an area that was sheltered to enjoy the music. The Year 7 team purchased enough chips to feed students who wanted a handful. It was an enjoyable afternoon and we hope to do a similar event at the Mac campus.
Congratulations to those Year 10 students who have achieved an over 95% school attendance since the start of the 2018 school year. The students were rewarded today with a free takeaway lunch from an outlet of their choice. Keep up the great attendance record!
Over the past few weeks, the Year 11 VCAL group have undertaken a project called 'Learn a Skill. Teach a skill'. This task involved students having to independently learn something they had not ever done before to the level that they would then be able to teach it to others. They were required to plan out their process, develop lesson plans, construct useful and appropriate activities to share with the group, and present a clear and structured set of instructions in written and spoken form. The students did a wonderful job with their projects and we got to learn everything from creating origami and balloon animals, knitting scarves, decorating cakes, and playing poker, to how to ride a unicycle and fight a fire with the CFA. Great effort!
On Friday 3rd of August, the Senior Girls Hockey Team, including a number of students from Guthridge Campus, competed in the Gippsland Round of School Hockey at Bellbird Park in Drouin. With very little training as a full team, the girls, along with coach Sarah Collier, went into the competition with no expectations, only wanting to enjoy the game. Their first and only game of the day was against Chairo Christian School from Drouin. The Chairo girls put up a good fight but we were able to take the lead early, with 2 goals being scored in the first 5 minutes of the game. The team played extremely well, taking on all direction and showing great sportsmanship and teamwork, coming away with a 6-1 win. The girls have progressed through to the State finals which will be held on the 23rd of August at the State Netball and Hockey Centre in Melbourne. We wish the girls all the best at state!
Year 8 student, Tyrah Read has been selected again to perform in the Junior Theatre Celebrations. Only a handful of kids were selected around Australia to learn the pilot, a new musical Sister Act Junior. Tyrah will be performing it in Newcastle in October at the civic theatre.
On Wednesday 1st August, the Year 12 VCE English students visited the Harold Watson Theatre to watch a production of Bombshells and The Penelopiad. They are currently studying and comparing the two texts for one of the key outcomes in Unit 4 English. The students gained valuable insight into the texts and the issues they present. The group engaged with the performance, participating with enthusiasm in the group discussions. The actors were very pleased with the questions and interest from the group. The Year 12's were fantastic representatives of the school and will be able to take their newfound knowledge and put it into action!
On Monday the 30th of July, two calves arrived at our school, they are only three weeks old. We have had the calves for five days now, they have gained a bit of weight and are much more comfortable with us all now. The calves started on twice a day feeds but drink once a day now, they have 3 litres of milk for their breakfast feed, and have just started some calf meal today too.
This week the Year 12 Biology class had an opportunity to try DNA manipulation in the Federation University laboratories. They performed gel electrophoresis, a technique that can help solve crimes and test for paternity, and inserted foreign DNA into bacteria to make them resistant to an antibiotic. Laboratory staff praised their knowledge, skills and questions. Students will continue to apply their microbiological skills in the coming weeks as they explore the effectiveness of antibiotics
and the ability of essential oils to kill bacteria.
The intermediate boys and senior girls travelled to Morwell for the Gippsland regional badminton. Unfortunately the girls was postponed and they will take on Nagle College next week to decide the Gippsland championship.
The boys came up against Warragul in their first match and unfortunately we narrowly lost this. In the next two rounds we beat Wonthaggi and Mallacoota to make us the runners up. Congratulations to Toby, Jherson, Levi and Isaac on representing Sale College so well.
On Wednesday, 15 of our Year 7/8 students gave up their day off to represent Sale College in hockey at Churchill. The team played two games and whilst they didn't win they showed great improvement and were fantastic ambassadors for the school. Their participation is to be commended. We are extremely proud of those students that volunteered their time to play, well done all! Thank you to Sarah Collier for coaching and Mr Buckley for his assistance.
On Tuesday the Macalister Campus had their Formal at Sporting Legends. The Student Voice Group did a fantastic job of organising the evening. All the students had a great time. Thanks to all the staff who attended and helped out on the night.
Macalister Campus Sport Champions proudly display their medals.
The Macalister Campus House Sports Age Group Champions were awarde their medals at the College Assembly this week. Congratulations to all the champions for their efforts, particularly to those who earned medals in more than one category.
During the recent school holidays, Lexi from 7.2 was awarded a scholarship to participate in the Monash University Year 8 Engineering Challenge along with more than one hundred and seventy students from around Victoria. Even though it was a Year 8 event, Lexi proved herself a capable high level participant. Throughout the event students were actively involved with demonstrations and hands on workshops in all areas of engineering that Monash University offer. Activities included, communications engineering with fibre optics, constructing an electronic model vehicle in electrical engineering, making 3D digital models with software that is used to create effects for movies in games design, teaching a German industrial robot how to work in aerospace engineering, experiments in chemical engineering, bridge building in civil engineering, pit stop and racing simulation activities with the Monash 2016 formula student racing car that was raced in Europe in mechanical engineering, wind engineering data testing in resource and environmental engineering and, even more. Lexi was a magnificent ambassador for Sale College at the event. It is possible that a rural female scholarship may be on offer in 2019. Who will be ready to take up the challenge?
Before and After. Students work with Jeremy to cretae the mural.
Students were delighted to arrive back after the semester break to find a new mural on the side of the technology building at Macalister Campus. It was the project of one of our Year 12 VCAL students Isabelle Ghaida. Isabelle as part of her Personal Development subject, designed the image. Then she organised the funding and creation of the giant 8m x 5m Artwork. Isabelle contacted local street artist Jeremy Kasper to help make her idea a reality.
She also organised a team of students Jackson Murray, Jai Trewin, Caitlyn George, Corran Williams and Amber Turner to come into school during the holidays to support her and Jeremy to get the image on the wall. Congratulations Isabelle we are proud of you and your efforts and are excited to have such an appealing addition to our school.
1st Place Abigail Cordell - Grainger 100 points
2nd Place Seth Tassie - Guthridge 75 points
3rd Place Elizabeth Bannerman - Grainger 50 points
Congratulations to the above students for placing in this year's short story house competition. The standard of writing was extremely high and all of the students who entered thoroughly engaged with the theme of 'belonging' in interesting and diverse ways. Winners will receive their certificates and prizes at next week's assembly. Thanks to everyone who participated, your house will receive 30 points for your efforts!
Abigail & Elizabeth proudly display their award certificates for their short stories.
Pictured are Year 7 students proudly holding up certificates awarded for this year's ICAS International Science Competition.
Students at Sale College demonstrated outstanding results in the recent international ICAS Science Test.
Distinction awards were obtained by Year Seven students Kyal Beddows and Oliver Gilmour, and by Year Ten students Jack Doust and Kyle Iseppi. A range of students obtained a total of seven credits, four merits and twenty participation awards. Congratulations to all who participated.
Guthridge students and their teachers participating in the Science and Tech Clubs held during Tuesday Lunch time.
Lunch time Clubs are off to a flying start for Term 3.
In the Science Club Mr K, Ms Cook and student Grace experiment with a range of chemicals to see how they react when placed in water. Amazingly, one chemical bursts into flame!
Mr Pattie’s Tech Club are learning how to repair 3D printers with a series of spare parts that Mr Pattie has manufactured on his 3D printer at home. Welcome to the amazing world of Technology and Science!
These are just two of the clubs run during lunch times at the Guthridge Campus. The Science and Tech Clubs run every Tuesday. All students are welcome to come along.
Year 7 students proudly display those "Wicked Inquiry Projects" voted as most impressive.
The first week of Term Three has been an overwhelming success, with Year 7 students actively demonstrating their ability to maintain already established high standards. The cohort participated in the Wicked Problem inquiry project on the first day of term as a means to once again become familiar with their peers, whilst simultaneously experiencing a deep level of learning. The picture below was taken of the students whose projects were voted as the most impressive.
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