Below you will find the Sale College News from Term 2, previously published on the Latest News Page.
Respectful Relationships is a core component of the new Victorian Curriculum. Sale College has been selected as a Lead School to help deliver on this part of the new curriculum. Find out more by going to the new Respectful Relationships page.
On Tuesday, 50 students and 6 music teachers visited our three main feeder schools to do an hour long performance at each school. We started at 545 and played to a very enthusiastic group of students. Our Senior Concert Band, Choir, String ensemble, Rock Band and Little Band performed. After this first performance we went and had morning tea at the fauna park. It was then onto a small but very appreciative audience at Araluen. Our final performance was at Guthridge where it was a packed house and a great way to finish the day. It was a very positive experience for everyone. Thank you to everyone involved.
The Guthridge Campus Junior Music Soiree was held on Tuesday night. The music students played to a packed house of parents, students and staff. It was a talent filled evening with so much variety. The future of the Sale College Music Program with such a depth of talent at this age is assured. Thanks to all the staff in the program and those who were able to support the students as they take the risks of putting themselves out there to perform.
The Year 9 students were able to proudly share their personal learning journey this semester at the Exhibition that was celebrated on Wednesday afternoon. The exhibition provided students an opportunity to share and highlight what they had learnt about themselves as a learner over the semester. The students should be very proud of themselves for sharing their experiences so openly. The Year 8 students were able to visit the exhibition which was a fabulous opportunity for them to see the personal learning subject come to life, before they themselves have to pick a personal learning for 2018.
Sale College Big Band perform at Merimbula Jazz Festival over the Queeen's Birthday Long Weekend
Sale College Big Band were just one of 110 bands and 640 musicians that performed at the Merimbula Jazz Festival over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
The Big Band, conducted by Sale College music teacher Brett Glover, played at five different venues across the weekend including the Merimbula Bowls Club, the Merimbula Foreshore and the RSL Room.
The Big Band wowed the crowd with their big sound. A local dance group come along at the foreshore performance and performed a few dances as the Big Band played. There was plenty of positive feedback given to the band from appreciative audiences.
The Merimbula Jazz Festival is a great annual event that gives music students in Gippsland, such as those in the Sale College Big Band, the opportunity to perform alongside professional Jazz Musicians.
Over the course of the weekend, with each consecutive performance, the students grew in confidence. This is the sixth year that a band from Sale College has been part of the line up for the Merimbula Jazz Festival. The students have returned so enthusiastic that they are already planning for next year’s Festival.
Last Thursday the intermediate boys travelled to Maffra to take part in the interschool football carnival. We took a very strong squad to Maffra and we were filled with confidence that the boys could produce some strong results. We faced Sale Catholic College first up and they were also a very strong team. We didn't get the result we were after in the first game although the boys tried very hard and never gave up. The second game our boys managed to have more of the play and played some very entertaining and competitive football. The third game was a cross pool final against Traralgon College. Once again the boys tried hard and did the school very proud. The boys showed maturity and upheld our schools values to a very high standard in this game and as a school we should all be very proud of them.
Sale College Year 7 Boys Football Team
On Thursday June 5th Year 7 boys travelled to Maffra for interschool football. Coached by Cherie and Kara, the boys won their first 2 games against Maffra and Traralgon Secondary and were put through to the finals. Unfortunately the boys lost the final against a strong Catholic College side. Congratulations to the team as they showed excellent sportsmanship, played extremely well and represented the school fantastically.
Students in the Year 11 and 12 VCAL class recently attended a Trauma Workshop entitled PARTY in the classroom (Prevent Alcohol & Risk-Related Trauma in Youth) run jointly by staff from the Alfred & the Latrobe Valley Hospitals. The program seeks to impress upon young people the terrible consequences and long-term effects of alcohol related risk-taking behaviour. Consequences not only for those affected directly but also the long-term impact that death or injury can have on family, extended family and friends. The students were very engaged and asked lots of pertinent questions. It is the aim of the workshop that the graphic nature of the imagery and stories heard will make students stop and think twice before engaging in alcohol and risk related behaviour.
We have had some great celebrations this week with assemblies led by some of our Aboriginal students and a variety of activities including a wear black, red and yellow casual clothes day today. Money raised will go to Reconciliation Australia and The Cathy Freeman Foundation who seek to Stomp out the Gap in education for indigenous students.
Follow this link to listen to 8 and a half minutes of the most powerful speech from Stan Grant. We have come a long way and we have a long way to go.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA3UsF8yyho
Well done to all of our Sale College Art students who submitted work in the Art Prize it is fantastic to see the terrific work you've been doing recognised in a public art space. An exhibition of selected artworks will be held at the Maffra Exhibition Space from 1 June to 24 July 2017.
Last week the Year 10 Outdoor Education class ventured off on a three day hike at Wilsons Promontory National Park. This was their first hike with full packs after an introductory hike in Year 9. The students walked the eastern circuit to Sealers Cove and Little Waterloo Bay covering a total of 35kms. The group got to experience nearly all types of weather on the trip, from beautiful sunshine to pouring rain and thunderstorms. They showed great resilience through the whole experience motivating and helping each other during the trip.
On Friday night the school Big Band performed alongside Bairnsdale's Big Band in the back room at Sporting Legends. There were around 150 people who attended this fantastic night. People got up and were dancing to some great old and new tunes. New friendships were formed and a wonderful night was had by all.
Bairnsdale are going to now organise another get together at the Nicholson Pub in a couple of months. We raised much needed funds for the two schools with our half of the proceeds going towards the hire of a mini bus for our upcoming trip to the Merimbula Jazz Festival. A big thank you to Julie Ward who donated an original painting and Rohan Churchill from Gippsland Music and Sound who donated a guitar for the raffle. We very much appreciate their generosity.
Flanked by two high flying long jumpers, Kyan stands in front of the high jump bar showing how high he jumped on the day!!!
Last Friday's Athletics Carnival was a great success. A report on the day together with the results is in The Buzz. Catch a glimpse of all the action in the web gallery which contains over 100 images captured by Ms Lang of the day's events.
The Annual Cross Country Event was held at the Knob at Stratford last Friday. The weather was perfect and the students got into the spirit of the house competition with several students and staff dressing in house colours. The results from the Cross Country will be published soon in the Buzz.
VCE Theatre Studies production of the play "Sylvia" was a great succes. Entirely produced, directed and performed by the Theatre Studies students, it was very professionally put together. From the unique presentation of the Programme for the play as a1950s news sheet, to the music, atmospheric lighting , quirky storyline and strong performances; it was very entertaining from start to finish.
Recently, 9 students travelled to Bairnsdale for the Riviera Schools Clay Target Event. Each student shot 20 targets throughout the day of verifying degrees of difficultly. All students shot very well and should be very proud of their efforts.
VCE students of Art, Studio Arts, Media and Visual Communication and Design went on their annual trip to Melbourne on Thursday 4th and 5th May.
Students were very excited at the opportunity to see the 'Van Gogh and the Seasons' Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. Students also visited ACCA, the Australian Contemporary Art Gallery and a Bill Henson exhibition. Students then ventured to ACMI to watch 14 short movies from Top Screens.
Students viewed the best VCE folios from 2016 at the Top Designs exhibition, Melbourne Museum; observed the latest graffiti works in the lanes of Melbourne CBD; viewed the best Art and Studio Arts folios from
2016 at the Top Arts exhibition NGV – Australia on Fed Square; attended a lecture and viewed folios and art works from the top 2016 Art students.
The jammed-packed two days was a great success and the students are to be congratulated on their stamina, enthusiasm and courtesy.
Year 11 and 12 classes have just completed their second camps for the year with both classes sea kayaking on the Gippsland Lakes. These practical opportunities are part of their studies in Outdoor and Environmental Studies. The Year 11 class were investigating different ways people interact and understand the outdoor environment while the Year 12 class were analysing factors that influence relationships with outdoor environments. The two classes experiences were very different with the Year 12 class only being able to get on the water safely for a few hours and the Year 11 class managed to paddle from Paynesville to Bunga Arm and back. Both groups would like to thank Brett from Gippsland Kayak Tours for teaching them sea kayaking skills.
On Frday May 5th a group of senior campus students went to Melbourne to visit Monash University, we had the opportunity to talk to some uni students and ask questions about different pathways available. Afterwards they went to the VCE Careers Expo, this gavthem the chance to look around at all the different university's and talk to people who have taken these different career paths.
On Friday May 5th 10 students represented the school in the state round of touch football at Elwood Park. The team played other regional winners from around the state. They played a total of 6 games and showed improvement with each match. Jack Neesham was the top try scorer for the team with a score of four. The last game of the day was fittingly against Bayview College in Portland both teams had travelled the furthest to play in the competition. The team had a great day learning new skills and look forward to continue improving.
The Year 9 Outdoor Education class recently spent some time in East Gippsland at Buchan Caves.
Their experience of caving within the vast depths of Buchan Caves was not for the faint hearted and definitely not for the those with clauastrophobic tendencies! Their caving adventure had them squeezing through some pretty tight spaces. You can see them sandwiched between horozontal slabs of rock face and emerging from some pretty tight spaces, often with only a few centimentres to spare, in the Year 9 Caving photo gallery.
The Students with Diabetes Group met recently at Sale College to discuss how they manage their diabetes and get a few tips. It was an opportunity to meet with other students from schools in the area for whom managing their Diabetes is part of their everyday life.
The meetings give students the opportunity to raise issues that affect their health, such as how they deal with their diabetes in a social situations, enable them to ask questions about the specific risks associated with consumption of certain foods and also share their personal tips for management.
Students from a range of year levels from Year 7 through to Year 12 from Sale College, Yarram Secondary College, Gippsland Grammar and the Catholic College Sale, all attended the meeting.
The Student Diabetes Support Group meetings are held on a regular basis at Sale College and are run by Diabetes Nurse Educator Sue Kewming from the Wellington Health with the assistance of Sale College staff member, Sheryl Maxwell.
Nurse Educator Sue Kewming challenges students with questions about how they manage their Diabetes at the Student Diabetes Support Group Meeting held at Sale College this week.
Thank you to Connor Hodges, Alex Simmons and Tayla Clavarino forrepresenting Sale College at the Anzac Day ceremony and the laying of the wreath on behalf of all staff and students. There was a good turnout on the day from the community and other local schools. Our students looked fantastic in their blazers and made the college proud. Lest we forget.
Recently the Year 7 students took part in the Bug Blitz program at the Heart Morass. Students took part in a range of activities looking at the environment and human impact around the regenerated wetlands site. The activities included identifying and tasting edible weeds; locating bones around the wetlands using a GPS device; water testing; discussing human impact on the local water catchment; creating environmentally inspired art works on Frisbees; hunting for macroinvertebrates; and learning how to treat a snake bite.
On Thursday the 27th of April, the Sale College Senior Girls Softball team ventured to Drouin to compete against Chario Christian School in the Gippsland division. The girls continue to develop their softball skills and showed great sportsmanship in the wet weather. Next year we will be bigger and better!
At the end of last Term, Year 7's travelled to Licola for school camp. All the students had a great time canoeing, rock climbing, bush cooking, mountain bike riding and raft building. This was a chance for the students to get to know their peers and teachers from outside their class group.
Below are a just a few of the photos of Year 7 Camp Activities that were captured during the camp. Click here to see a gallery of more Licola Camp images.