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.
Theatre Studies Cast from the production of Shakespeare's, ' The Tempest.'
Theatre Studies teacher Mr Kemp, pictured (centre) with the Cast and backstage Crew of 'The Tempest'.
Before an appreciative audience VCE Theatre Studies class performed a classic interpetation of William Shakespeare's, The Tempest on Thursday night in the Harold Watson Performing Arts Centre.
From the fabulous cast, who put on a great performance, to the hard working backstage crew, the production was a real team success.
The team consisted of students from Years 10, 11 and 12 (also a past student), covering Units 1 and 3 of Theatre Studies. The camaraderie amongst the students was obvious, regardless of the roles they played on or off stage.
Congratulations to all those involved, in particular to their Theatre Studies teacher, Richard Kemp who helped the students maintain their focus in spite of the disappointment of knowing that Victoria's snap lockdown had cut short any opportunity for a further performance.
Click here to see the Year 11 Visual Communication pieces currently on display in the foyer at the Macalister Campus.
The Outdoor Education class recently spent some time at Phillip Island doing a range of indoor and outdoor activities. Whilst there, they learned about the fragile ecosystem and how Parks & Wildlife protect and manage it, in spite of the thousands of visitors that flock to the island every year to catch a glimpse of the famous fairy peguins.
This week in Year 11 Biology classes, students have planned, conducted and reported the findings of their own experiments. The experiments were looking at topics such as the rate of photosynthesis, factors affecting cellular respiration and the process of water transport in plants.
Erin Fahy has been volunteering in the library as part of her voluntary service for Duke of Edinburgh. She has created this great display for the foyer of the library.
With the conclusion of week 5 we are officially half way through the term. It has been a really positive term so far. This week the students received their Grade Point Average (GPA) for every class and during assembly GPA excellence and GPA improvement awards were given out.
Congratulations to Natasha Cook, Ashley Bennett, Sophie Ball and Janella Archer for receiving a GPA excellence award. Congratulations to Caeden Carrol, Mark Padilla, Riley Wynn, Seth Green and Tannah Lee for receiving a GPA improvement award.
VCE Studio Art and Distance Art students attended the Gippsland Art Gallery's 'Accessing Art VCE Seminar' recently.
To begin the day, students gathered in the John Leslie Theatre at The Wedge to hear from both established and emerging artists about their individual art practices, inspiration and the journey they've taken to get to where they are today. Students then walked across to the Gippsland Art Gallery to attend a workshop with Dandenong Ranges based printmaker, Rona Green, to listen to her experience in the art industry and creative process.
Students then heard from Gallery Curator, Erin Mathews, about preventative conservation techniques used to protect artworks from deterioration and damage, and even got the chance to see inside the artwork storeroom! Overall a really interesting opportunity with a lot of valuable insight into the art industry and gallery practices!
Sale College had 38 students representing us at the recent Wellington Cross Country Carnival held at Alberton West. The students had a spectacular day with 26 of the qualifying to move on to the Gippsland division event to be held at Lardner Park on the 3rd of June.
Congratulations to the following students: Matilda Farley and Nate Jordan came first in their age group. Mitchell Norwood and Krystal Archer came third in their age group. The 12/13 Girls who as a team came first and the 12/13 Boys who as a team came second.
Year 7 students have been undertaking a unit of work within biological science. Students have created some fantastic dichotomous keys when classifying birds, animals along with many other living organisms of their choice. Students are now beginning work on our ecosystems, exploring those around them and what impact humans are having on specific ecosystems.
It has been great to get out into the environment and explore our surroundings. Pictured below are students from 7.1 examining our school oval for producers, primary and secondary consumers and decomposers within our ecosystem.
Week 3 saw 68 students make the long trek up to Gelantipy in the foothill of the Snowy River National Park for Year 8 camp. While the weather was not on our side for the start of the camp, students were full of enthusiasm and made the most of every opportunity. Students and staff alike challenged themselves in caving underground at Buchan, while students loved the opportunity to go horse riding and take the flying fox down the hill as many times as they could.
Students competed fiercely in their Activity Groups to earn money in the Camp Cash Competition, and were closely following the clues to find the hidden Immunity Idol, which was only picked up on the last morning of the camp! Staff enjoyed taking the opportunity to recognise students who were going above-and beyond to help their classmates and get the most out of the camp.
It was wonderful to see students encouraging one another, trying out new things, stepping outside their comfort zone, or just hanging out by the fire and the pool table, having fun! Congratulations to Sophie Gunther for achieving Camp MVP, Brock Martin on finding the elusive Immunity Idol, and Activity Group 8 on winning the Camp Cash Competition.
Congratulations to the Senior Girls footy team who have successfully made it through to the Gippsland round on May 27th.
On Monday, the team set out to the College Ovals in what was set to be a tough day, going up against two strong sides in Traralgon College and Kurnai. Beginning the day with small numbers the girls rallied and went in with a solid team of 18. Pushing their nerves aside they started off the first half of their game against Traralgon College very strongly, setting them up well for the second half. The girls led the way the whole game, showing great encouragement and skill in both defence and offence.
The team's fitness was put to the test quickly moving into their next game against Kurnai in a back to back match. Due to Kurnai having fresh legs and fewer players the girls played down to even out the sides, putting our team on the backfoot. A combination of these factors played a large role in the girls falling behind in the first half. Going into the second half playing down yet another player to even out the teams the girls could have given up but instead they lifted their intensity and voice resulting in another win.
Everyone in the team played an integral role in the success of both games representing the school very well. Best throughout the day were Ashlee Sciortino, Emily Ogden, Kayla Sherlock and Kirrily Bruce.'
This week our Year 11 & 12 VCAL Students had the TAC’s Road to Zero regional in-school program attend. The program is a mobile version of the Road to Zero Education Complex at Melbourne Museum and visits schools in rural and remote Victoria. The program features highly interactive and immersive technology to engage students on road safety, human vulnerability and ways young people can reduce their personal risk before they get their driver’s licence. Over the past five years, 20 per cent of drivers who died on regional Victorian roads were aged 18 to 25 – despite making up only around 10 per cent of licence holders. The program focuses on the role of speed in crashes, the importance of safety technology in vehicles and safe road infrastructure as well as human vulnerability and personal risk.
Samantha Cockfield TAC Head of Road Safety states, “Young people in regional Victoria are more likely to experience road trauma, so we’re making sure they have access to the very best road safety information no matter where they live.” The Youth Resource Officer, Leading Senior Constable Reggardo visited on Tuesday to see the program and is pleased that the Secondary Schools in Wellington Shire will have the upcoming opportunity for their students to experience the program.
Some of the feedback from the students was: “I learnt so much and now know so many road rules that I did not know before” “it was pretty good and I learned a lot from it and I am going to tell my mates to stay safe, be careful and don’t do dumb stuff on the road”.
Click here to see a gallery of photos taken by Ms Lang at the recent Sale College Cross Country Event.
We are so impressed with how so many of our Year 7s have settled back into the routine and expectations for schools. During our assembly this week, we celebrated our recent success in a number of ways. Firstly, we celebrated the GPAs which we got at the end of Term One. We recognise those students who achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA in addition to those who had the most growth since their first GPA in March.
Congratulations to: Janella Archer, Jasher Gardener for Excellence and congratulations to: Riley Donohue, Natasha Cook and Jasher Gardner for Most Improved .We also recognised three more students through our values awards. These are awards that are given to students who live and breathe our values of Respect, Achievement and Belonging. Congratulations to: Hunter Millar for respect, Sophie Ball for achievement and Brandon Johnson for belonging.
Students in Unit 3 Psychology recently explored the theory of observational learning, and were active participants in learning how to make balloon dog animals.
Observational learning uses a model to demonstrate an action or behaviour. In this case, the model was the teacher, Ms. Doumas, and the students performed the steps required to create a balloon dog after closely watching and listening to the instructions. While the end results were perhaps a little questionable everyone had fun, and were able to apply the key concepts of this theory of learning.
On Tuesday the 27th of April the Year 7 and 8 boys Sale College football team competed in a carnival like competition against Catholic College Sale and Maffra Secondary College. Unfortunately, we lost both games throughout the day but it was amazing see everyone trying their absolute best.
Many of the boys on the team had not played football before but were super eager to come and give it a go. Throughout the day all players played their role and we could not have been happier. Best players for the day were year 8 boys Ashlee Muir and Jimmy Love.
On the following day the year 9/10 boys had their turn at the district football carnival. The team had an extremely tough first game, going down to a very well drilled Catholic College Sale squad. In the second game it was a tight contest eventually losing to Maffra Secondary College 28-14.
The team all represented the school in fantastic fashion whilst some standouts were Nathan Chisholm leading the goal scoring with 2 goals for the day and Jason Reid and Toby Lock racking up plenty of disposals.
On Wednesday the Year 12 Studio Art and Year 12 Media Studies class visited the TOP Arts and TOP screens exhibitions in Melbourne. Thanks Ms Taylor for organising and taking us.
Camp to Licola Wilderness Village provided valuable opportunities for students to connect and work with peers and staff members outside of their core class. Students encouraged each other and worked as team, highlighting the Sale College value of belonging. Throughout the week, students showed resilience and moved outside of their comfort zone to participate in the challenging activities.
Congratulations to the camp award winners: Jade Joubert – Helping at the camp talent show. Liam Kerton – Demonstrating the Sale College values on camp. Janella Archer – Demonstrating the Sale College values on camp. Jasher Gardner - Demonstrating the Sale College values on camp.
Congratulations to Lockie Bellion of Year 7 who represented Sale College at the State Swimming Carnival in Melbourne yesterday. Lockie swam exceptionally well and came 3rd in Breaststroke and 4th in both Freestyle and Backstroke. Well done Lockie!
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
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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