News archives from Term 2 2018 activities as well as links to Sale College facebook pages appear on this page.
On Tuesday and Wednesday this week, Year Seven and Eight students participated in science workshops run by undergraduate students from the University of Melbourne. These university students had developed interactive science activities to engage students with science in exciting and meaningful ways. Sale College students learnt about angular momentum, visualised sound waves in flames and saw how Bernoulli's principle can be used to inflate a large balloon. Students then participated in hands-on activities, seeing who could make the strongest, tallest and most creative tower, and used lasers to measure the width of hairs. This was a fantastic opportunity for students to develop their scientific knowledge and to talk with university students about science and university life in general. All our students should be commended on their respect, attention, participation, insightful questions and creative thinking.
Thie Year 9 Melbourne Camp has been an experience we will remember and cherish for a long time, and we applaud students on their behaviour and responsibility. We visited places that many had not been before such as the Melbourne Museum, The Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne Central, Vic Market, and Docklands.
The majority of year 10 students travelled to the city to visit the Melbourne Museum recently. It was a fantastic day and students had a great time exploring the exhibitions, from fossils, the wild animal room, WWI walk through, Earth's history, rocks and minerals, to the human anatomy including looking at slices of the brain, the history of Melbourne and much much more!
Student comment on the excursion: "On the bus trip up to Melbourne I was extremely excited for the dinosaur exhibitions (as I love dinosaurs!!!), I had an overall great day going through the many exhibitions in the museum and came back with many memories and gifts." Maddi Curtis.
Thank you to all the staff who made the day possible, and the students who represented the school with pride.
A dedicated group of students from the VCAL & Business Management classes visited Springvale & Melbourne last week. Students braved the early morning freeze and departed Sale at 7.30 am. We enjoyed a bowl of Pho – Vietnamese beef soup in Springvale and explored a myriad of cultures and family businesses. From there students visited Melbourne Central and later Ikea to study different franchises and business models. All students are to be highly commended for their acceptance and their desire to experience new sights, sounds and smells!
The theme for the Wellington Youth Art Prize this year was ‘Unity’ and we are very proud to announce the winner of the Age 16-19 event. This was our very own Skye Ashford with her acrylic on paper work “Untitled’.
Congratulations Skye and well done to all of our Unit 1 Studio Art students who entered the competition. The 2018 Wellington Youth Art Prize Exhibition is currently on display at the Maffra Art Space.
Above: Competitiors get off to a flying start, staff and students dress up in colourful House Colours and staff at the recording table rug up in the cold morning air.
Sale College held its first whole school Athletics Carnival recently. The festival vibe provided opportunities for students of all interests and abilities to be involved in the day with our incredible music students providing entertainment and novelty events. A HUGE congratulations to each and every student who competed on the day.
Thanks to all staff and students who helped out on the day. A special thank you goes to Ms Pentland for her organisation and coordination of the day's events.
The results from our school Cross Country are in:
HOUSE POINTS 1st- Grainger (148) 2nd- McIntosh (145) 3rd- Guthridge (140)
AGE CHAMPIONS & HOUSES
Age Group 12-13 Female - Camryn Roberts, Grainger Male -Seth Shiels-Baker Grainger
Age Group 14 Female -Jade Purdon Guthridge, Male -Harry Langford Grainger
Age Group 15 Female - Kayla Sherlock, Grainger Male - Cooper Whitehill Guthridge
Age Group 16 Female - Shannon Hunt Guthridge, Male - Brysen Nottle Guthridge
Age Group 17 Female - Kimberly McMahon Grainger, Male - Brendon Swarbrick Grainger18-20
HOUSE CUP TALLY
Above: Year 12 chemistry students perform their experiments.
Year 12 Chemistry students have been busy planning their experiments which they investigated, analysed and reported on, creating an informative poster as part of Outcome 3 for Unit 4.
Amir compared the energy content of a variety of Arnott's Savoy crackers while both Ariana and Callum combusted various alcohols to compare the energy released. Darcy investigated the efficiency of different water types in electrolysis and Nicole and Emily aimed to prove Faradays law, and that the amount of metal being deposited during electroplating it not influenced by the surface area of the electrodes.
Year 7 students together with their teachers Mr K and Ms Cook, have just commenced work on the Buddy2Buddy School Solar Program by running a small lunchtme fundraiser. In the coming weeks we hope to hear more about how the project is going.
The Year Seven cohort completed their Cross Country recently in the bright sunshine and with plenty of enthusiasm. The decision was made to make the Year Seven Cross Country a whole year level event and it was a great success. Our Year Sevens should be very proud of the efforts they gave and their behaviour on the day. Congratulations to all students and good luck to the students who will represent our school at the Wellington round.
Recently our Year 8 to 12s competed in the Sale College Cross Country. Unfortunately due to timetable clashes we were unable to make the Cross Country a whole school event. Students who did participate were treated to a great morning although the weather was very fresh. All students who volunteered to either run or walk the course need to be commended. Our students competed in the right spirit and conducted themselves to a very high standard while out in the community. A big thank you needs to be given to teachers and support staff who volunteered their time.
Congratulations to Grainger House who won the Cross Country with a final tally of 148 points. They were closely followed by McIntosh on 145 points and Guthridge on 140 points.
There has been a lot of team sport happening during this term including Football, Socer, Netball and Badminton to name just a few. You can see photos of many of the teams who have competed during Term 2 in the Team Sport Gallery by clicking here.
This week we had to say goodbye to our German exchange student Lasse Bialas. He had been a student here for the past year, staying with families in Stratford and Rosedale. While here Lasse had a great time making new friends and experiencing new sports such as AFL. Everyone was very sad to see him go and will miss him. We wish Lasse a safe trip home and hope that he comes back to visit soon.
Rockfest provided an opportunity for music students at Sale College to perform in front of an appreciative audience and be inspired by other bands.
This year we took 3 bands to Trafalgar high school: 'Soul College', 'Economy of Motion' and 'The Little Fossils'. All students overcame their initial fears to perform which was followed by a sense of pride in their achievements.
Special awards went to Olivia Lay for best guitarist and James Macreadie for best bass guitarist. I would like to also make special mention of Brendon Swarbrick who rose to the occasion and took on the role of lead singer to ensure his band didn't have to cancel.
Well done to all students for representing our school values on the day.
Year 9 Science Classes recently went on an excursion to Paradise Beach where they carried out a study of the changes to coastal topography from the shoreline back to the sand dunes.
There were around 100 candid shots taken of students taking part in the Bug Blitz. You can check them out in the web gallery.
Year Seven students ventured away from Guthridge Campus for a day of discovering friendly invertebrates. The program was conducted at Heart Morass on the banks of the Latrobe River. Once a degraded wetland, the Heart Morass is now becoming an excellent base for bird watching and environmental research. During the Bug Blitz program the students took part in Water Watch, Rapid Biodiversity Assessments, Geocaching, Yoga in the Swamp, Our Water Our Catchment, Duck ID and the Nature Art Activity. The activities students participated in were designed to understand the importance of the iconic wetland regeneration.
Congratulations to Brett Glover and the students who have participated in this year's Sale Eisteddfod. It was great to see all of the students taking pride in their appearance and in their stage presence. They looked dazzling up on the stage in their band uniform or school uniform. All of the groups performed very well and there was a diverse range of groups performing.
Results: Percussion Ensemble – 1st Place
Sale College Little Band – 1st Place
Sax group- 2nd Place
Soul Band – 2nd Place
Vocal Ensemble – 1st Place
Last Wednesday the Year 12 Outdoor and Environmental Studies class ventured off on the second camp of the year investigating societal relationships with and management of outdoor environments.
The first stop on the trip was at Cape Paterson to visit a sustainable housing development. They had a guided tour through three of the sustainable houses ranging from an 8 star to a 10 star house which cost the price of a coffee to run each year. On their way to Phillip Island they also stopped to visit the Wonthaggi Desalination plant and walked around the ecological reserve. At Phillip Island the students participated in a high ropes course, had a ranger talk about the management of Phillip Island Penguins and watched the Penguin Parade.
The students had a great time and gathered lots of information to put into their Outdoor Ed journals ready for their assessment task.
Congratulations to Tyler Griffoein who competed in the State Swimming Championship on Wednesday the 18th of April in THE 50m Breaststroke competition. This is the third time Tyler has represented Sale College at the state level but the first time for swimming. Congratulations Tyler!
On the last day of term one, Thursday the 29th, the year 11 and 12 Systems Engineering students, and the year 11 and year 12 Physics classes got the opportunity to take part in an Air Force Simulation Experience (AFSE).
Activities include using Virtual Reality headsets to experience a joy flight in a PC9 plane, trying on the life support gear aircrew wear when flying, playing an Air Traffic Control game, and the main event the FA18 Super Hornet Simulator. Throughout the activities participants learned about what it's like to fly, while being immersed in the simulators.
Representing the Air Force, we had local personnel from RAAF Base East Sale leading the program. During our flight brief, we got the chance to ask questions, and provide answers for hypothetical situations, like turning a plane mid-air, or take off procedures. The personnel shared their personal experiences, telling students what its like to be in the Air Force. The goal of the program is to motivate students to excel in school and perhaps consider an Air Force career after school, such as being a pilot, Air Combat Officer or an Air Traffic Controller.
In the last week of Term 1 VCE students of Art, Studio Arts, Media and Visual Communication and Design have enjoyed their annual trip to Melbourne on Wednesday and Thursday this week.
Students viewed the best VCE folios from 2017 at the Top Designs exhibition at the Melbourne Museum and viewed the best Art and Studio Arts folios from 2017 at the Top Arts exhibition NGV – Australia in Fed Square. They also attended a lecture and viewed folios and art works from the top 2017 Art students. This supports students to understand what is required in producing a high level folio of work and final designs.
A very exciting night was had at the Regent Theatre where students watched the stage production of Pricilla Queen of the Desert. A real highlight! A huge two days was jam packed with new and exciting things to view and explore. The students are to be congratulated on their stamina, enthusiasm and courtesy.
During the last week of Term 1 the Year 7's had a fantastic few days at Licola Wilderness Village. Here are some snaps of what they got up to!
The Licola camp was all about interacting with new people and trying new things. Rock climbing, giant swing and canoeing are just some of the variety of things to do on camp that were new to the some people. The staff at Licola were very welcoming and were never shy to have fun with us. The Licola camp was a fantastic experience that the Year Seven group were able to share.
Liam Macreadie (7.5)
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