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.
On Wednesday September 12th the College had 'Wear a Flanny for a Farmer' day to raise funds for the Lions Club 'Need for Feed' charity. As a school we raised over $800. On Saturday we will have students taking donations of food to the Port of Sale to meet the relief convoy as it makes its way through town.
On Monday the 10th of September the Year 7's all went to the Knob in Stratford, as part of their History unit. They participated in 5 activities during the day including:
The students had a great day and learned a lot about Aboriginal Culture.
On Thursday, students from year 11 Geography, the combined class of VCE Food Technology and year 12 Chemistry went on adventure to Phillip Island. Geography students were collecting data on the impact of tourism for their fieldwork report. This required students to investigate the ways tourism was managed throughout the island and to interview locals and tourists about their thoughts on the local tourism industry. Also, many discussions were had regarding the sustainability of food production and packaging, the molecules in different types of foods and how our body breaks them down to convert them to energy. Overall it was a fantastic day visiting many interesting and beautiful sites around Phillip Island. The clear favourite seemed to be the chocolate factory where students were treated to an interactive museum on the history and production of chocolate. Much fun was had and much chocolate was consumed during this stop and it was the perfect way to end a wonderful visit to Phillip Island.
After a quick practise ... it was time to hit the real rock face.
See more photos from the Rock Climbing at Gelantipy - including one the fence rails covered in the snow - yes SNOW! that fell during the camp.
The Year 10 Outdoor Education class recently attended a camp at Karoonda Park, Gelantipy in East Gippsland. The students had the opportunity to practise indoors on the climbing wall, the necessary skills and team work required before attempting the challenge of climbing and absailing on the real thing. Not a challenge for the faint hearted or those with a fear of heights! The students however, seemed to hold no such fears, and took on the real challenge with enthusiasm.
A number of Year 9 and Macalister Campus students combined last week to attend a two day snow camp at Mount Hotham. There was plenty of snow but sadly, also some rain. It's clear though that the inclement weather didn't deter the students' enthusiasm or energy for a chance to snow board as they made the most of their two day adventure on the slopes of Mount Hotham.
Over the three weeks that we had the calves for 'Cows Create Careers' we've learnt how to feed the calves and take care of them. We've learnt how to mix the powdered milk, how to measure their weight gain and monitor their behaviour and activity daily. Over the weeks our team has been working on a project for cows create careers we had to research different topics from their behaviour to their feeding habits and their reproductive systems and how it works in the dairy industry.
The students have been working in individual teams over the course of the term. Each team has gained different experiences and knowledge throughout the project. Some of the teams are pictured above with their calves.
Congratulations to the following students who have each achieved great results recently whether it was through being exemplary in demonstrating our school values or academically through great results for hard work.
Year Seven Values Award winners: Achievement: Hayden Lamb, Alex Boxal. Belonging: Krystal Archer, Harry Langford. Respect: Joslyn Schubert, Riley Kelsey Congratulations to Keely Tacey for being the first Year Seven student to graduate from Quicksmart in 2018.
Science Week winners: Year Seven Quizizz: Kirrily Bruce. Create your own Frankenstein monster: Corye Carpenter Blewitt
Recently the Year Seven group travelled to Walhalla to learn about the history of Gold Mining in the region. Whilst they were there, they took a tour through the long tunnel gold mine to see first hand the conditions the miners had to work in.
Below are a few sentences from students describing what they enjoyed the most.
“The best thing about Walhalla was the really nice town and people/community. It was also a great chance to learn a lot about new things we did not know.” Grace Lucas
“We moved around a lot which was fun and I enjoyed just walking around the town looking at things. The drive up was really fun and overall it was an eventful day. Thank you to the teachers!”
“I enjoyed walking through the dark gold mine and looking at the rocks that have been previously destroyed by explosions”
“On Wednesday the 29th of August the year sevens enjoyed an educational but fun filled day in Walhalla. We went on a tour of an old gold mine with temperatures getting colder but excitement getting higher, we also had a scavenger hunt and found out so much about the town of Walhalla. And I think that all year sevens would love to go again.”
The recent MAD festival held to celebrate the Arts at Sale College was a great success.
The Music, Arts and Drama Departments showcased their talent for an appreciative audience. A static exhibition of Visual Arts pieces from across Years 7-12 drew a lot of interest. The exhibition showcased works in both 2D and 3D in a range of media including Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Film, Mixed Media and Sculpture. You can see some of these fabulous works in the Visual Arts web gallery.
Music bands performed sets throughout the afternoon/evening, with the Rock and Soul Bands, being particular favourites. The breadth and depth of the musical talent at our college is amazing. The dedication of the students and their teachers is commendable, it is always wonderful to see and hear them perform with such enthusiasm and professionalism.
Theatre Studies students presented various sketches and Year 12 students presented monologues.This was a great opportunity for students to perform and display their talents. For Year 12s it was a chance to refine their monologues before they present them for assessment later in the year. There were some very spirited deliveries that engaged and involved the audience in a dialogue with the presenter. A display of memorabilia from previous college productions including posters, costumes and props was also on display. There was also display of fantastic 3D masks that will be used in the September school production of Animal Farm, to be performed at the WEDGE in Sale.
We are indeed fortunate to have so many talented, creative thinkers, makers and performers within our College. It was a great festival.Thank you to all those students and teachers who made it happen.
On Wednesday the Year 12 VCAL students hosted a mini-market day which brought to conclusion a number of projects that have been in planning throughout this year. Students at Mac Campus were treated to a lunchtime performance by the College Soul Band who performed a number of songs in the area outside the student lounge. The music created a welcoming atmosphere and it was a great opportunity for the band students to showcase their talents. Riley Powell, one of our Year 12 VCAL students has created an online radio station.
Inside the students lounge, a mini market had food stalls including smoothies, taco's and soup. The Taco's proved to be quite popular amongst the students and there was a huge pot of pumpkin soup that sold out.
Additionally, a stall was set up selling an assortment of homemade soaps, candles, melts and bath bombs. These were colourful and provided a variety of scents. Some of these will be available throughout the remainder of the term.
The next stage of this collective project will see the students complete an evaluation of the success of their stall and preparation of advice for future students.
On Friday the 24th of August a group of Sale College athletes attended the Joe Carmody Athletics Track in Newborough for the Wellington round Athletics, hosted by Maffra Secondary College. Students participated in numerous events and supported their peers throughout the day. Sale College came away with 45 placings (1st, 2nd or 3rd), and as a community we are very proud of the effort and participation of each student involved.
On Monday, the Year 10 Outdoor Education class ventured off on a two day rock climbing camp at Gelantipy and Buchan. The group spent their first day of their trip at Karoonda Park learning basic climbing skills on an indoor rock wall and investigated perceived vs real risk on the flying fox. It was a cold start to the second day as the group was greeted with a layer of snow and even snowed as they loaded the bus. Once they packed up they headed to Rocky Knob at Buchan to test their rock climbing skills on real rock and test their nerves on the 30m abseil. They all worked well as a team and communicated effectively to ensure that they participated in the activities safely.
Year 12 students were presented ‘The Finish Line’ by Elevate Education recently.
The Finish Line seminar addresses the two biggest concerns faced by students in the lead up to exams; optimising their preparation time and managing stress. This session encourages students to identify their ‘blind spots’ and to assess their relative strengths and weaknesses in exams by codifying their mistakes. Students are also encouraged to form study groups and to assist each other by providing one another with peer feedback on exams, as well as discussing and debating topics in the course by justifying their positions when grading each other’s exam papers. Students were also guided on how to utilise an exam study schedule to optimise their output during the final weeks before exams.
Given that the lead up to exams is typically the most stressful time of year, exposing students to mindfulness techniques may prove beneficial for students emotional management during this time. Assisting students to identify the symptoms that they feel when stressed, to investigate the cause of those symptoms/stressors and to find a constructive response to feelings of stress, helps students to gain perspective on stress and deal with it actively, rather than ignoring it or distracting themselves with other things. Students can find more information, tips and tricks by visiting the Student Portal at https:// austudent.elevateeducation.com/ and using the password “rondo”.
We had a great day today at the State Finals for Senior Girls Hockey. After an early start and running late due to traffic and roadworks, the girls won their first game against Patterson River Secondary College with a score of 1-0. They then faced off against Koonung Secondary College. Being a metro team, they were very strong on the field, however, the girls held their own and played some really good hockey, with Hollie Ryan really stepping up as Goal Keeper and playing a superb game. Unfortunately the girls lost this one but should still be very happy with how they played. Our final game for the day was against Warrnambool Secondary College, who were also a very strong side. The girls played exceptionally well as a team in their final game and while the score did not reflect this, with the girls not coming away with the win, we should all be very proud of how well they represented Sale College. Overall, the girls had a great day and they played as a team, with exceptional sportsmanship.
It is titrations week! We started the week titrating an acid and a base, analysing titration curves to show the changes in pH and learning how to choose a suitable indicator. We are finishing the week performing redox titrations to determine the amount of Vitamin C in various fruit juices and then comparing the content with each other and the product label.
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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