News archives from Term 1 2018 activities as well as links to Sale College facebook pages appear on this page.
The Year 11 Debutante Ball was held on Friday the 23rd of March. It was a very special night. All of our debutantes and their partners looked amazing and had a brilliant night.
A HUGE Thank You to the front office staff for all their hard work in ensuring a great event, Ron and Pauline Wilson for the training, Leanne Chester for the lovely decorations and the very helpful parents committee who spent the weeks leading up to the event planning and organising.
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. Special mentions go to Keely Van Ekeren and Reghan Perry, who were responsible for developing and teaching the group their brilliant Girls and Boys dances. They did a wonderful job! We would also like to thank all our staff for ensuring a special night for the Year 11 Debutantes and their partners. Well done to all the 2018 debutantes and their partners, you made us proud!
The Diabetic Youth Group meet every term at the Macalister Campus for a talk with Diabetes educator Sue Kewming. Students come from Gippsland Grammar, Catholic College and sometimes Yarram. After the talk they make a snack or lunch and have a group discussion. It's great to see the students supporting each other.
Last week a number of Year 10 students had the opportunity to visit Federation University for their experience days, with the focus of the day being science and art. The science students had the opportunity to be epidemiologists to determine where a disease came from; they investigated carbon dioxide effects in sea water and dissected owl pellets (undigested food that they regurgitate).
The art students had the opportunity to create a number of their own artworks by screen-printing. They were also able to experience a dark room and produce photos during a photography session. A great day was had by all students involved.
On Tuesday afternoon, VCAL students participated in a Q & A session with members of RAAF Base East Sale. The presentation took a relaxed approach and opened up conversation about Defence Careers, lifestyle and the varying work roles within Australia's Defence Force and particularly the RAAF.
Cassie and Caitlyn spoke about their pathway into defence, as well as their pathways within defence and into their current positions. Both member's pathways were different and many students learnt that they have many varied ways to achieve a career that they may choose. Students asked a variety of questions and both Cassie, Caitlyn and Nick stayed at the end of the session where many students asked many more questions which lead to further enquiries and investigation the following day.
With RAAF East Sale here in our own community, Defence may be a career avenue for many local people. As a group, VCAL will continue to be in contact with Cassie, Caitlyn and Nick and aim to develop a partnership with RAAF Base East Sale to support our learning and achievement.
Early Tuesday morning a group of students set out to Melbourne to play touch football. The team was made up of senior and junior students and a majority of them play in the local touch football competition on Wednesday nights representing Sale College. It took the first game for the students to get used to playing together and warm up from the long drive. In the first final they drew 2 all and had to play a drop off to get a result. Each team has to drop a player after each set until someone scores. The team got to 3 vs 3 until the other school scored a try. They played a total of five games including finals in which they placed 3rd. Well done to the team for putting in a huge effort and we look forward to continue working with them throughout the Touch Football season.
This week the Year 9 Advance students were given an amazing learning opportunity to participate in the Next Gen: Illuminate Challenge.
Students have learnt what it takes to start a new business in a week, going through the process of developing the idea, refining it, making sure it connects with customers and is viable – all the way up to pitching for investment to get it off the ground! It has been a roller coaster of a week with some students immediately recognising the learning opportunities presented to them, whilst others took a few days to warm up to the different style of project based learning, which is the employment future of so many of our students.
It has been amazing to watch the students develop their Enterprise and Employability Skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, citizenship and character. There have been some interesting discussions about how job interviews at some large corporations now take a similar format where part of the application process places applicants into teams to work on a challenge and whether you get the job depends on how you perform in the challenge.
This morning you may have heard one of our participating teams on talkback radio on ABC Gippsland. We look forward to the final presentations this afternoon by the participating schools (Maffra, Sale and Yarram). Regardless of whether a Sale College Team takes the win or not, the students who participated have gained so much more personally in extending themselves well out of their comfort zone and embracing the challenge than any first place can award. We have seen Sale College's core value of Achievement shine bright this week.
On Sunday 18th March, Year 11 student Abigail Cordell, participated in the Lions Youth of the Year event. Abi went through an interview process, presented a prepared speech on a topic of her choice and also two impromptu speeches. Students from Catholic College Sale and Gippsland Grammar also participated in the event. Well done to Abigail, who came 3rd and represented the school with pride.
Last week both Year 10 Outdoor Education classes ventured off to Wilson's Prom for their first camp of the year. The group spent three days camping, hiking and surfing at Tidal River. They had great surf conditions with nearly all students being able to stand up. On the last night the students reluctantly hiked up Mount Oberon for sunset. When they arrived at the top they were greeted with a beautiful sunset over Wilson's Prom and did not regret the hike up the Mountain. Next term the students will be participating in a canoe camp a Lake Tyers State Park.
On the Monday the 5th of March the first group of Year 9 Outdoor Ed elective students made their way to Tidal River in Wilsons Promontory where they were greeted warmly by the sunny weather and ideal surf conditions. While on land, students were equipped with the fundamental skills of surfing and were prepped to take on the waves. The class was fortunate to catch sunset at Pillar Point, one of the most breathtaking views that Wilson's Promontory has to offer. On Friday a group of select students were rewarded with a Sunrise Surf in the picturesque Squeaky Beach. One student described the whole experience as "unforgettable".
Year 7 student Finn Staple competed in the Australian Junior Athletics Championships on Thursday 15th of March at Olympic Park in Sydney. In the 400m event, Finn placed 4th in his heat while achieving a personal best. He then ran in the final and placed 7th – achieving his second personal best of the carnival of 57.94 seconds. This is an outstanding performance and we are very proud. Well done Finn!
On Tuesday the 13th of March, Sale College students competed in the Wellington Division of Tennis and Volleyball. After taking the scenic route to Morwell, students represented the school with excellent sportsmanship and school spirit. Unfortunately, for our volleyball teams it wasn't our day, with most teams only losing out by a set to the opposition. In the world of tennis a great day was had by all. We were a little low on numbers for the day which made it difficult to win matches. Our students represented the school to a very high standard and won some games without winning a match. The students who represented our school at tennis should be very proud of themselves and should continue to follow their tennis ambitions.
On Thursday the 15th of March, Sale College students had a phenomenal day at the pool with Tyler Griffioen qualifying for the State Swimming Championships in Melbourne on Tuesday the 17th of April. A huge congratulations to every student who swam. Good Luck Tyler!
A large group of Year 10 students travelled to Federation University on Thursday to participate in an experience day for the Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education degrees as well as the IT and Engineering degrees. Students participated in a range of activities run by 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students from the different degrees offered by Fed Uni. It was a great opportunity for students to begin thinking about what it may be like to be a university student in only a few years time.
On Tuesday the 6th of March, Mr Curtis and Miss Pentland took Sale College students to the Wellington Swimming Carnival held in Traralgon. All students that competed and represented the school, did so in a positive and enthusiastic nature.
The following students have progressed to the Gippsland Swimming Carnival, held on Thursday the 15th of March at the Sale swimming pool. We wish you luck as you swim towards an opportunity to represent Sale College at the State Swimming Championships.
Cody Lee- Breaststroke and Freestyle
Tyler Griffioen- Breaststroke and Freestyle
Draven Taylor- Butterfly
Madeline Bannerman- Butterfly and Freestyle
Kane Watkins- Backstroke
The digital education program, Digital Thumbprint was delivered this week to students at both campuses. The program's fun and interactive workshops are tailored to the needs of specific year groups. Designed to empower and inform Australia's young digital natives, the workshops taught students the advantages of having a positive online presence and armed them with the vital information they need to stay safe online. Our school has proudly joined Optus' Digital Thumbprint program in its commitment to ensuring our students are savvy, responsible and proactive members of Australia's online community.
Thanks to Brianna Dennett, Murray Erbs and Maddie Dyce for also speaking with various media outlets and positively representing our school.We are very proud of you.
Click here to see a gallery of photos taken during the Year 11 Outdoor Ed Camp at Wilson's Promontory.
On Monday, the year 11 Outdoor and Environmental Studies class went off on their first camp of the year to Wilsons Promontory National Park. The students spent three days at the Prom investigating motivations and responses to outdoor experiences and environments. On the first day the students attempted to surf in the small surf and ventured off to Pillar Point to watch the sunset. The second day the students got to try stand up paddle boarding along tidal river and snorkelled in Norman Bay. One group was lucky enough to see a stingray. On the last day the group had to venture off the Sandy Point to find the surf as the Prom had minimal. The students all had a great time and are looking forward to their camp in term two kayaking at the Gippsland Lakes.
I was fortunate enough to take a great team of Year 10 cricketers away during the week to play in the Wellington round competition. The boys played games against Maffra Secondary College and Sale Catholic College to decide which school had the best group of Year 10 cricketers. Our school managed to chase down the target comfortably in the 6th over and went on to score a total close to 100. Notable performances in this game included Max Cashion with the ball, and Kyle O'Reilly with the bat.
The second game we played was against the other undefeated team of the day, Catholic College. With the winner of this game progressing through to the next round tensions were high. We lost the toss and were sent in to bat first. In the end, thanks to tight bowling from our bowlers Catholic College fell short of the target and our school were the winners for the day.
Congratulations team and good luck in the next round of the competition.
Riders were graced with a lovely sunny day on Wednesday the 21st of February, where they all convened on the Sale Showgrounds for the Stratford Pony Club Interschool Gymkhana. We had three riders represent Sale College with their beautifully turned out horses. Kaitlyn McGill, Lauren Wheeler and Bree Watkins had options to compete in events ranging from Rider, Handler, Height & Pleasure Mount classes, Show-jumping, Novelties as well as Fancy Dress. Overall they had a great day, lots of ribbons won by all, Kaitlyn winning Age Champion for Year 12, and the entire team coming 6th at the end of the day. Huge well done to all the riders & thankyou to their parents for helping out.
On Friday the 16th of February, Guthridge Campus hosted its' first House Cup Competition. Students participated in Human Hungry Hippos, Gumboot Toss and Scooter board Swimming activities in the gymnasium and on the soccer field. The House Captains came all the way over from Macalister Campus to support the Guthridge students in earning house points. A great time was had by all staff and students involved in this activity day, and we look forward to more House Cup competitions to come.
What a day? What a turn out? What a result? A HUGE shout out to our Sale College Community who all got involved in the house spirit that the Swimming Carnival had to offer! It was a fantastic opportunity to bring our entire school together, in all the activities we had on offer; swimming events, novelty events (house swim, tennis ball scramble, inflatable race, water polo, gumboot toss and tug of war), chill out zone and live music.
Swimming House Cup Results 2018
1st- Grainger 893
2nd- McIntosh 836
3rd- Guthridge 791
Age Champion Results
12-13yo - (F) Hannah Levey (Guthridge) – (M) Cody Lee (McIntosh)
14yo – (F) Jade Purdon (Guthridge) – (M) Draven Taylor (McIntosh)
16yo – (F) Elizabeth Bannerman (Grainger) – (M) Brysen Nettle (Guthridge)
17yo – (F) Ellie Thacker (McIntosh) – (M) Cody Felstead (Grainger)
18-20yo – (F) Madeline Bannerman (Grainger) – (M) Will Page(Guthridge)
It was great to see the Sale College staff particpating in the Whole College House Swimming Carnival. The teachers were decked out in some great outfits which added a great deal of colour and fun to the day's events. Well done to Teagan for doing such a fantastic job as organiser for the House Swimming Carnival.
As part of the VCAL Senior Learning Outcomes, students are required to plan and orgainse a community project. Gus Goldsworthy and Thomas Ferguson worked in collaboration with staff to successfully cater for the entire school at the Sale College Swimming Carnival. Additionally, Tabetha Smith highlighted her photography skills by being our photographer for the day. Tabetha hopes to share her photographs with the Sale College community, in the upcoming days.
A group of students attended the Wellington Step Up Youth Summit recently. Students worked with facilitators to look at Action Areas in the Youth Strategy and come up with 5-6 areas for discussion groups on the day. Topics discussed were safety & security in the community, transport, Mental Health, more educational opportunities and acceptance of diversity Laura Pintur, 2017 Young Victorian Achiever of the Year was the guest speaker and presented an engaging and thought provoking presentation on self-acceptance and the challenges of being a teenager. Well done to Nicole Danks and Izzy Van Der Velden who were facilitators on the day.
Recently a series of photos were taken at the Guthridge Campus.They show students working in the OLC and relaxing in the outdoor environmnent during a sunny recess break.
Call For nominations and Notice of Election.
An election is to be conducted for members of the school council of Sale College. Nomination forms are available below or in hard copy from the front office of either campus. Nominations must be lodged by 4:00pm on Friday March 2nd . The ballot will close at 4:00pm on Friday March 9th .
We are seeking 3 new Parent members to serve from March 2018 to the declaration of the next poll in March 2020.
Sale College is a school that seeks to engage with their wider community to support the work of all our staff in shaping the future of our students. Please consider this important opportunity to be a guiding part of the future of Sale College. In the Parent category, you can nominate yourself or be nominated by another person.
Download the School Council Election Forms below:
This week the Broadening Horizons Personal Learning class hosted a focus group on the proposed Broadening Horizons Online Platform. The students were thrown in the deep end, well out of their comfort zone with most never having been part of a formal business meeting. They had the fabulous opportunity to put the 21st Century skills we had been focusing on in the classroom into action with some staff and students from Yarram Secondary College, staff from Broadening Horizons as well as one of the industry partners. Students now have a video task to complete which will be shown at the next regional workshop for Broadening Horizons teachers from participating schools and their industry partners.
Congratulations to the Year 9s below who are this years Vice House Captains.
Over the past two weeks Year 12 students have had the opportunity to apply for House Captain for 2018. Students were required to complete a written application form and interview process. Thank you to all who applied. The field was very strong and students should continue to pursue leadership opportunities. Congratulations to all the successful candidates who are pictured below:
Welcome all our new staff across the College who have joined our Family. We have many new faces in the Teaching and Education Support roles.Below is some information about each of them and their role at Sale College:
Mr Andrew Stock is the new Learning Team Leader for Year 7 and comes to us with an extensive experience in the management of students across the primary to secondary transition years.
Ms Courtney Wallace-Smith is teaching Business Management and managing Special Needs Education. Courtney is joining a new Inclusion Team at Sale College who will work together to support all of our students.
Ms Ash Jans and Ms Sarah Collier are new to the Education Support Team.
Ms Sarah Cook will join the Year 7 Team teaching Discovery (Maths and Science).
Ms Jamieson Rendall is teaching Steps (English/Humanities) in the Year 7 Team.
Selamat Datang to Mr Jared Wytkamp who is our new Indonesian Teacher.
Mr Liam Bullock has joined the English Teachers on the Macalister Campus.
Mr Nicoll Sandison has moved from Education Support to teaching Steps and Discovery in the Year 7 Team this year.
Ms Joanne Burgess has joined the Year 8 Team teaching Maths and Science.
Mr Rodney Curtis has returned to his old school as a Teacher of Physical Education and Health across both Campuses.
Mr Prathu Khairnar (Mr K) is teaching Discovery (Maths and Science) in the Year 7 Team.
Ms Angelica Pahina also joins the Year 7 and Year 9 Teams as a Physical Education and Outdoor Education Teacher.
Ms Kate Pristov is teaching English in the Year 8 Team.
Ms Molly Savage is teaching English in the Year 9 Team.
Mr Robert Russell is teaching Maths and Science in the Year 9 Team.
It has been an exciting start to 2018 with the refurbishment of the Macalister Campus Library/Resource Centre. Students are encouraged to visit and use the wonderful new spaces in the library.
If you want to look back at the 2017 Sale College year highlights, you can download the Awards Day 2017 Slide Show by clicking here.
Be warned, it is 17mb so might take a while!
If you received an Academic, Sporting or Citizenship Award at the 2017 Sale College Awards Afternoon, you are probably featured somewhere in this web gallery.
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