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.
Year Nine students have enjoyed the Sydney Camp this week. They have been fortunate to see and experience first hand some of the fantastic iconic sights of Sydney.
Students have had a fantastic time during Activity Week. Below are some photos from what they have been up to!
Sale College students together with a number of students in the Wellington Shire recently demonstrated their commitment to addressing gender inequality.
The walk was an initiative of the Sale College Respectful Relationships cluster of schools, comprising Gippsland Grammar, Yarram Secondary College, Maffra Secondary College and Sale College.
The students were joined by other local students and community representatives as part of ‘Victoria against Violence’ and ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence’ initiatives.
Organiser Gippsland Women’s Health has been working with Department of Education and Training, Gippsland, as part of a regional strategy to promote respectful and equal relationships.
Last night the Year 9 students, their families and staff celebrated their Graduation from Year 9. It was a fabulous fun evening of dancing and the photo booth was a roaring success. Thank you to all staff and students to making the night a wonderful evening.
This week we celebrated our students who achieved exemplary attendance over the school year. All students from Years 7 to 11 who finished the school year with an attendance percentage of 99% or above were invited for a picnic lunch with our Principal Mr Staple.
There have been some great films produced by this year's VCE Media studies class. Links to three of the films created by students are below. They are hosted on Google Drive so you will need to have a Google Account to view them.
Short Film: 'The Big Decision' by Renee Leah Writer, Producer, Director, Actor, Cinematographer, Editor : Renee wrote and completed all stages of production herself.
Short Film: 'The Inventor' by Hannah Felsbourg Writer, Producer, Director, Actor, Cinematographer, Editor : Hannah wrote and completed all stages of production herself.
Music Video: 'I'm too scared' by Lexie Streitberg Music video directed and produced by Lexie Original song written and performed by Amelia Hunt (Also a Sale College student)
As we approach the end of the academic year, the students at Year Seven continue to actively demonstrate our values of Respect, Achievement and Belonging. Congratulations to all students who recently obtained awards for Sport Education for Physical Education Program (SEPEP), Values Awards, GPA Improvement Awards and GPA Excellence Awards.
Above is a sneak peek at some of the fantastic work our Year 12 students have created over the course of this year.
To see more (over 80 pieces of VCE Art and VCE Visual Communication and Design work), click here to open the Web Gallery.
As the academic year winds down, the Green Team is only just amping up! On Wednesday, fifteen students from Year Seven paticipated in a workshop facilitated by Ryan from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. The workshop was a follow up session from the Latrobe Valley AYCC Climate Justice Summit, which many of these students a ended earlier in the year. We spent the morning engaged in rich discussion about how we are going to ‘save the world’. Since the Green Team’s current focus is around minimising waste in the school, the workshop centred around how they can campaign for and educate their peers on the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. We should all look forward to seeing how the discussions from the workshop are put into action in our school community, helping us all to become more sustainable.
Congratulations to Year 7 students, Sophie Higgins and Courtney Day whose Respectful Relationships poster was chosen as one of the ten finalists in the Gippsland Respectful Relationships schools poster competition. The poster competition had 680 entries in the wider Gippsland area with ten students' work being selected as excellent promotions of respectful relationships. Courtney and Sophie partnered up to explore and challenge gender stereotypes in their poster, which is now available for viewing at the Sale Art Gallery along with the other prize winners.
Gender equality is an important part of preventing violence against women and family violence in our community. Gippsland Women's Health is working with Department of Education as part of a regional strategy to promote respectful and equal relationships and is hoping to create a suite of resources for use schools and other spaces to support the work to prevent violence against women and their children across Gippsland. Locations displaying the posters and 16 days of Activism events across Gippsland, will be listed shortl y on the Gippsland Women's Health website.
The Year 10 Outdoor Education class has spent this term developing knowledge to safely participate in bushwalking and last Wednesday headed off to the Wilsons Promontory National Park for three days to place this knowledge into practice. Unfortunately the weather was not the greatest to be able to participate safely in the hike that they had planned however the group were able to adapt to the conditions and make the most of the time they had. On Wednesday they set up camp at Tidal River campground and went for a day walk to Little Oberon bay and a walk up Mount Oberon for sunset. They managed to clock up 12kms for the day. The group had then decided to test their overnight hiking skills by walking to halfway hut, staying overnight and returning the following day. The group worked well ensuring that everyone arrived safely.
On Tuesday afternoon the Year 11 Outdoor and Environmental studies participate in a tree planting session at Ross Street Reserve with a local land care group and the local council. The class has been studying impacts on outdoor environments and strategies to improve
health of outdoor environments. They planted native hedges, yams and daisies along a billabong to encourage the extension of the native habitat and increase biodiversity to the area. They look forward to revisiting in the future to see the positive impacts they have had on the local ecosystem.
Krystal Archer & Finn Staple represented Sale College in the AV Victorian All Schools Track & Field Championships. Krystal placed 5th in the U14 long jump (4.66m) & triple jump (10.09m), 7th in discus (23.74m) & 13th in javelin (22.67m) Finn placed 6th in the final of the U14 400m - 46.3sec which was a pb. Congratulations to Krystal and Finn!
The Sale College Green Team is working on the Resource Smart Schools program to increase sustainability across the college. Today, we counted all of the waste collected across Guthridge Campus on Tuesday. There was 122L of soft plastics, 235L of rubbish for landfill, 28L of organic material, and 487L of recyclables. This information is going to allow the college to make better decisions about what we are bringing in to the school and how we are disposing of it as rubbish. It also provides the students involved excellent educational opportunities and to become leaders among their peers.
The Great Cycle Challenge started in 2013, and after just 5 years, the event has grown to become one of the biggest cycling events in Australia. People of all ages, abilities and from every state across the country set themselves a personal riding goal and challenge themselves to pedal throughout October to fight kids' cancer. Why? Because cancer is the largest killer of children in Australia. Over 600 Australian children are diagnosed with cancer every year and sadly, 3 children die every week Jai Kerton (7.5) participated in the Great Cycle Challenge this year, riding his bike all the way from Longford! In doing this, he has raised more than $1000 to help kick cancers butt! Go Jai!
The ICAS Maths competition results for 2018 are out and many students from Sale College were recognised for their high ability and deeper understanding of mathematical concepts. Well done to Kirrily Bruce and Michael O'Brien for achieving a distinction certificate for the 2018 ICAS Maths competition. A further congratulations to Michael O'Brien for earning the Principal's Award for the highest score across the Year Seven level.
Year 8 student, Tyrah Read has just got back from Newcastle where she performed in a new performance at Junior Musical where she got one of the main parts, Sister Mary Roberts. Her idol, Lucy Durack was there and commented on her singing. Tyrah was able to audition again for the Aussie All Stars Program for 2020 and was selected. In January 2020 she has been chosen to fly to America where they'll perform at Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles 40 kids from all around Australia were chosen to embark on this wonderful experience. Well done Tyrah and good luck!
In Science, students have been exploring concepts surrounding physics including movement, forces, gravity and parachutes! This week has been a busy week designing, creating, modifying, timing and trialling parachutes. Students have had to consider the mass of their parachute, the effect of gravity and the amount of air resistance their chute creates, causing it to slow down.
Last week the Year 11 Outdoor and Environmental Studies class ventured off on their last camp of the year to the Alpine National Park: Tali Karng area near Licola. Lake Tali Karng is a significant Gunai Kurnai site and is the only naturally formed lake in Victoria. The group started off their hike at McFarlane Saddle and finished along the Wellington River. The class visited the area to study the impacts on outdoor environments.
On the first night of camping, the class got to experience camping in the clouds. The campground is situated 1500m above sea level which meant that it got very cold overnight.
On the second day they ventured down to Lake Tali Karng following the steep and rocky Gillious track. By the time the group got to the lake the clouds had lifted and they could enjoy the lake in the sunshine. A small group of explorers set off around the lake to find Snowden falls. They were greeted with a great rewards for all their hard work.
On the last night they camped along the Wellington river which they followed back to the road on their last day. The last day involved crossing the Wellington river 16 times! At the end of the three days and covering 29kms the group were very happy to find the road and head back to school.
The group would like to thank Miss Pahina and Brandon Salisbury for coming along and supporting them through their journey.
Last week music student from Bairnsdale Secondary and Guthridge Primary joined some of our students for a fun and casual afternoon of playing through some concert band music and then they put on an informal performance for some of our Year 7 students. A lot of fun and enjoyment was had by all and we hope to do more things like this next year .
Several students in Years 10 & 11 at the Macalister Campus were recently recognised for improvements to their GPA scores. Student GPA scores are based on work quality, student effort and student behaviour. Well done to all students whose GPAs showed significant improvement throughout October.
Above: Year 10 students recognised for improvements in the October GPA round.
Above: Year 11 students recognised for improvements in the October GPA round.
Today is a special day for all our Year 12 students to celebrate together, the conclusion of their formal schooling.
We are really proud of the way they conducted themselves in respectfully celebrating this milestone and the way they worked together to coordinate the day (hopefully they apply the same level of enthusiasm they displayed in organising today to their studies!). We saw many creative outfits, and maybe we saw too much…
We wish the Year 12's all the very best in their exams and subsequent choices and remind them that talent and opportunity can only take them so far in life. It's the other qualities of passion, resilience, commitment, determination and sheer hard work that will take them the rest of the way to achieve their dreams.
Has the end to your classes got you feeling nostalgic already? If so, you can revisit them all in the web gallery.
It is important to acknowledge and celebrate Year Seven students who are upholding the values of respect, achievement and belonging at Sale College and we take pride in being able to showcase this at weekly assemblies. Congratulations to the recipients of values awards for this week. Finn Staple and Cody Lee received Achievement awards for their success at the State Athletics carnival on Monday. Both students placed second in their events and were excellent representatives of Sale College. I would also like to acknowledge Felicity Clissold, Krystal Archer, Isabelle Elson, Camryn Roberts and Alli Kuhnell who also represented Year Seven at the State Athletics. It is great achievement for these students and is exciting for the future of athletics at the college. Felicity Clissold was the Respect award recipient for always respecting staff, students and our classrooms at Sale College. The belonging award went to Kate Ryan for being a great peer role model and always being polite and friendly.
Year 12 – the heat is on! Students in Year 11 and 12 who are studying Units 3&4 in Biology have had many great learning opportunities recently. They visited Maffra SC to work with students and the Melbourne GTAC team on a on human evolution workshop, have played board games related to natural selection and attended a holiday revision lecture to hear expert advice from their guru, Andrew Douch. With only 2 weeks until the final exam, they are now busily revising so that they can do their best.
On Monday the 23rd of October 13 students from Sale College competed in the State Athletics Championship located in Albert Park, Melbourne. The students competed against the top eight in their respective age groups and events. Congratulations to the following students who represented Sale College in spectacular style; Felicity Clissold, Krystal Archer, Cody Lee, Kane Watkins, Brysen Nottle, Rhea Conde, Ryan Stammers, Dylan Roscoe, Camryn Roberts, Isabelle Elson, Finn Staple and Alli Kuhnell. A special mention to Rhea who made a PB in shot put, Kane Watkins who placed 3rd in triple jump, Cody Lee 2nd in Javelin and Finn Staple who finished 2nd in the 400m!!!
It was great to see the music students and staff perform at the Music Gala that was held at the WEDGE entertainment venue in Sale this week. A range of bands performed throughout the evening, as well as the Sale College Choir.
Long standing Music teacher Claire Cochrane's tremendous contribution and integral role in building up the Music Program at Sale College over the past 30 years was acknowledged on stage by Sallyanne Barclay. Claire will be sadly missed but we wish her all the best in her retirement as she pursues further travel and when home, tends to her lovely garden. Congratulations also to all the final year music students who received awards. We wish them all every success with their music in the future.
Thanks to the Music Program staff and students who put in such a lot of hard work to make the Music Gala Evening a success.
Pictured Top : Kaitlyn on Flowervale Sancierra and below Kaitlyn with judges Kerry Swan-Bates from Tasmania and Susan Hobson from New Zealand on the right.
Kaitlyn McGill a Year 12 student has this week competed in the 2018 FEI World Dressage Challenge.
Countries are split into Zones to give young riders, without financial ability to travel overseas, a taste of international competition. Australia is in Zone 8, alongside New Zealand, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei and South Africa. Kaitlyn placed 3rd of 11 Australian competitors. With other countries yet to compete, the final international results will be published in January.
From Thursday onwards, Kaitlyn is competing at the Australian Dressage Championships in the CDI-J class ("Concours de Dressage International" - International Dressage Event [for Juniors]). Providing Kaitlyn's horse "Flowervale Sancierra" passes the Fitness Inspection on Thursday, they will compete in the Team Event on Friday, again for Australia; the Individual Event on Saturday; and finally on Sunday the Freestyle Event, where the rider choreographs their own dressage test to music. The horse and rider combination with the highest average score across the three days will claim the 2018 CDI-J Championship.
The College Production of George Orwell's Animal Farm with its sophisiticated themes and symbolism performed at the 'Wedge 'recently was a great success.It is a credit to the students involved under the direction of Richard Kemp and Connor Hodges.
If you missed this year's Sale College Production or just want to relive some of the highlights from the perfomances, you can click here to see some fantastic photos.
It has been fantastic to see the Year 9 students continue to set themselves up for success with lots of positive choices taking place and strengthening the learning communities within classes. Well done to the students who put up a good challenge to the staff in the end of term indoor soccer match. The staff were victorious in the heavily contested match and I look forward to the next staff v student game at the end of the year.
On Thursday the 20th of September, a group of Sale College staff and athletes attended the Joe Carmody Athletics Track in Newborough for Gippsland Region - Track and Field, hosted by School Sport Victoria.
Students par cipated in several events and supported their peers throughout the day. Our athletes were highly successful in their field of competition, and Sale College finnished 11th of 29 schools on 224 points. performing above the team average of 184 points. As a community we are very proud of the effort and participation of each student involved.
Felicity Clissold - 1st 100m Krystal Archer – 1st Long Jump, Triple Jump and 2nd in High Jump Cody Lee – 1st Javelin, 1st Discus April Macdermid - 6th Long Jump Draven Taylor – 2nd High Jump, 4th 100m, 3rd 200m Kane Watkins – 1st Triple Jump, 1st Long Jump, 1st 100m Brysen Nottle – 1st 1500m, and 800m Rhea Conde – 1st Shot Put, 5th Discus Ryan Stammers – 1st Javelin, 7th Triple Jump, 5th Long Jump Roderick Cussack – 2nd 1500m Tyler Grifieon – 2nd Discus Dylan Roscoe – 4th Long Jump, 1st Triple Jump Cameryn Roberts - 7th 800m Isabelle Elson – 6th Javelin Finn Staple – 1st 400m 13 Girls Relay – 1st.
Sale College would also like to highlight the achievement of two new Sale College record holders for School Sport Victoria, Gippsland Region - Track and Field: Cody Lee (12-13 Boys Javelin Throw - 34.4m) and Finn Staple (12-13 Boys 400m run 59.11s). These two students are excellent models of the school values - Respect, Achievement and Belonging - as they conducted themselves professionally and with humility in their success. Well done Finn and Cody.
The last week of Term 3 was a busy on for VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies classes. The year 11 class participated in two mountain bike sessions at Blores Hill and Colquhoun Mountain Bike Park to investigate different types of outdoor environments. The students has a great me testing their mountain bike skills.
The year 12 class ventured out on their last camp for the year on Wednesday and Thursday to Dargo to study sustainability of outdoor environments. They participated in a tree planting session at Flooding Creek with the local Landcare group and the council to revegetate the area. They also visited the Den of Nargun in the Mitchell River National Park to investigate management strategies adopted by public land managers to sustain outdoor environments.
On the last Wednesday of Term 3 Krystal Manning(Yr12), Tenille Page (Yr10), Lauren Wheeler (Yr9), Bree Watkins(Yr8), Nickyra Burley(Yr8) and Chelsea Page (Yr8) par cipated in various equestrian events, including games, at & jumping. All of the girls were beautifully presented and had a wonderful day out competing. There was no overall placing this time, but the girls all came home with plenty of individual ribbons. A big thank you to the parents and Kaitlyn McGill (yr 12) for helping on the day.