News archives from Term 2, 2019 activities as well as links to Sale College facebook pages appear on this page.
Vicky Valacos, a Centrelink representative from the Department of Human Services, visited our Year 12 students on Wednesday to talk to them about Financial Support, Job Seeking, Carer assistance and other support payments and services that Centrelink offer on completion of the school year.
Congratulations to the students who were awarded GPA and Academic awards at assembly this week.
Well done to all the students who have maintained an attendance rate between 95-100% throughout the term. They were rewarded with a lunch at the start of the week. Thank you to Dione for organising their lunch. Congratulation to these students and keep up the good work in your attendance!
Guthridge Campus students had a a great evening of dressing up, music, games and prizes at the recent Masquerade evening held at the Old Hall in Sale.
Art students at the Guthridge Campus this term have been busy producing some amazing 3D ceramic heads. The students learned all about portraiture and facial proportions as well as how to portray emotion as part of their study. You can see more of their sculpted head creations in the web gallery.
The Visual Communication and Design Students were asked to design a graffiti-styled sign where the type had to be in one point perspective and they had to make use of the design elements and choose a complimentary background. The target audience for the design was students aged between 12 and 18.
You can see some of their design solutions below and more in the web gallery. Some individual work is also on display in the Open Learning Centre at the Guthridge Campus.
VCE Chemistry classes travelled to Melbourne University recently where they had the opportunity to perform quantitative analysis of water using spectroscopy and chromatography techniques.
With a chilly and wet forecast sixty Year 9 students and six staff headed to Melbourne this week for an overnight camp. You can read all about their adventures in Melbourne in this week's Buzz.
The Student Voice group organised and held the 2019 Senior Campus Formal last night. The students all looked fabulous in their eveningwear and had a wonderful night. Well done to the Student Voice team for organising a fantastic evening for the student body. Thank you to all the staff who helped support the students in their efforts for last night and thank you to the staff who helped supervise and set-up/pack-up the event.
You can see more great photos from the Macalister Formal in the web gallery. Photo credit goes toTenille Page.Thank you for taking time to document the event.
On Thursday, Two representative from each year level attended the Wellington VicSRC Student Voice workshop at the Wellington Shire Library. The students gained an understanding of the importance of student voice and ways to bring about change within the school community. This provided students with the opportunity to further develop their leadership skills. The students were provided with time to work together to develop an idea that they would like to implement with the school. The students will now bring back their idea, so that they can collaboratively work together with the rest of the Student Voice group on their focus area. The students felt inspired and excited by this opportunity and we look forward to working with them to see their idea come into fruition.
Lunchtime Activities/Clubs are in full swing on Thursdays at the Guthridge Campus with many students taking advantage of the opportunity participate in some of the extra curricular activities on offer. The Chess Club held in the library and run by Mr Holden, is growing in numbers each week with some serious competition by some no doubt, future chess masters. Music students in the String Ensemble practise their repertoire under the expert guidance of Mrs Stemberger and Mr Curtis' Academy of Badminton students are hard at practice in the gym. It is great to see the students at the Guthridge Campus making the most of what is on offer - and not only on a Thursday. There is plenty on offer during lunchtimes on other days the week at the Guthridge Campus as well.
See what Ms Daff's VCE Biology and Ms Beath's VCE Chemistry classes have been up to this week. Between dissecting rats and measuring the conductivity of various metals, there was a lot of science happening.
Congratulations to Brendon Swarbrick and Will Mckenzie on receiving their Bronze Medallion for Surf Life Saving. The boys were presented the award at this weeks assembly.
Caleb Allanson, Daniel Croft & Ash Jans Sale College Academy of Badminton After six weeks of tryouts and training Sale College had four teams to compete at the Wellington District Badminton Competition, which was held at Yarram Secondary College on Wednesday. Cody Lee, Jack Love, Jordan Griffioen and JJ Hanley made up the Year 8 boys team and finished 2nd (out of 6 teams) for the day, narrowly losing to Yarram Secondary College. Michael O'dea, Alex Peters, Marc Jordan Gonzales and Tayde Molden won the Year 7 boys competition and progress to the next stage. The Year 7 and 8 girls teams were ready to go but unfortunately there was no other teams willing to play against them so they automatically progress to the next stage of competition. Go SCAB!
On Wednesday 12th of June, a group of Year 7 girls represented the College at the Wellington Netball tournament. The team were very successful and finished 2nd on the ladder at the conclusion of the tournament with three wins, a draw and a loss. With each game played, the girls improved on their netball and teamwork skills. It was a privilege to see the development of the entire team throughout the tournament. The girls should be proud of themselves for representing the college to a high standard and demonstrating the school values in the community. Congratulations to all team members: Lily Aho, Madeline Gilmour, Alana Hall-Speight, Jesiah Ropeti, Maddison Roscoe, Chloe Scott, Julia Spence and Kira Stirling.
Sale College Year 7 and 8 boys had the opportunity of representing the school in the Wellington Level Soccer competition. Throughout the day the Year 7 team built confidence and great team work to pull through with 3 wins out of the 4 games. Year 8 team had 2 hard grilling games that took them to the last game with energy levels depleting rapidly and ending short for a pass into the next stage. Both teams should be congratulated on their hard work and determination on the day. Big congratulations should be passed on to Kobe Schoenmaekers, and Bailey Harrison for most improved players on the day.
Senior Girls Netball on Wednesday was a successful event for Sale College. We took along 11 girls, and despite the large team, all girls contributed to both of our victories. The girls faced Maffra Secondary College in the first game and then played SEDA in the second game, winning both convincingly (SC 13 def MSC 3, SC 11 def SEDA 5). Key shooters were Rebekah, Mia, Shadai and Ellie, Mid court was made up of Emily, Ambah, Keeley and Mollie, Defenders were Bree, Tiffany, Rebekah and Ellie, and Isobel worked hard both in centre and defence. A credit to all these players for stepping into different positions where needed, and working together to achieve a positive result!
- Miss Clark
After a last minute recruitment of some champion Year 8 students, and a promotion to Section A, the Intermediate Girls began the day with a tough game against Catholic College. Across the game, and throughout the other four matches played on the day, the girls steadily improved their skills and flow down the court. All players happily tried out new positions and took turns scoring for the team. Although no wins were achieved, all players are to be commended for their outstanding sportsmanship, team work and respect shown towards the umpires, opposition and each other. Congratulations to all players for a fun day, we will be a force to be reckoned with next year!
- Miss Welfare
The Intermediate Boys Netball team had a great start to the day with a 12 point win over Maffra SC, unfortunately we lost our form in the second game against Traralgon going down by around 6 points. We finished off the day with a nail bitter against Lavalla CC which we lost by 1 point. I congratulate the boys on their sportsmanship, behaviour and effort on the day.
On a very chilly 29th of May we headed to the Sale United Football Club with our Intermediate Girls and Boys teams. Due to Kurnai College girls team being a no show, our girls have advanced straight through to the next round, where we wish them the best of luck. Our boys may not have had success on the score board going down to Catholic College Sale 1-0, Kurnai 0-0 and Lavella 3-0, they should however be commended for their sportsmanship and teamwork which was first class. Great leadership was shown by Jordan Misseos, Jayson Jorgenson and Jacob Mayne who captained our games. Playing one man down, against some tough competition our boys held their own and should be proud of their efforts.
Year 12 VCAL students completed a fundraiser to assist the Sale CFA. A major aim was also to raise awareness of the role of the CFA. Sale of hot dogs and gold coin donation from students raised $300 to assist purchase of equipment. Thanks to Sale CFA for attending school with the tanker and allowing students to learn how to use the hoses. Significant interest in the role of the CFA was evident.
It has been a busy few weeks for the VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies classes. Year 11 class spent two days canoeing Lake Tyers, investigating impacts on outdoor environments. The class looked at how they can reduce their impact on environments and what affects their access to these.
The Year 12 class went to Phillip Island for three days to study contemporary relationships with outdoor environments. The camp was jam packed full of study visits and activities including kayaking, ranger talks, cycling and of course the penguin parade. Students also learnt about green building design.
The classes would like to thank all the staff that could make these great experiences happen and are looking forward to their next camp.
On Friday 10th of May, GuthridgeCampus Captains and SLC members worked together to organise a Mother's/Significant Other Day Fundraiser. The Captains and SLC members went around to classes period 4 to hand out flowers to students who participated in the casual clothes day.
The first evening performance of the 2019 Theatre Studies production of Boy Out of the Country was a resounding success – with an encouraging turn out from members of our school community. Staff, students both current of former, parents and friends were all in attendance to see a powerful performance from students in Year 10-12.
During the show's interval a complimentary BBQ was offered to attendees – with the chance to also purchase light refreshments and mingle with fellow audience members. All proceeds taken will be donated to local Drought Relief Initiatives. We are very pleased to say that close to $300 was raised through ticket sales, the BBQ and donations in our opening night.
On Wednesday all Year 12 VCE students participated in the Elevate 'Study Sensei' session, aimed at improving their study skills in preparation for exams. The session focused on studying efficiently to get the most out of your time. The session covered current study practices used by students and improvements that they can incorporate.
Students can find more information, tips and tricks by visiting the Student Portal at https://austudent.elevateeducation.com/ and using the password "rondo".
On Wednesday the 1st of May, students competed in the 2019 Sale College Cross Country. With the warm sun shining, it was perfect conditions for running around the new Lake Guyatt track. Students had the opportunity to either run or walk, and all participants competed in the right spirit and should be applauded for conducting themselves to a very high standard while out in the community. Thank you to the significant number of supporting staff that contributed to the overall success of the day.
On Monday and Tuesday, all Year Seven students travelled to the Heart Morass in Sale for our annual Bug Blitz fieldwork excursion. The site boasts 1349 hectares of rehabilitated and restored Australian wetlands, providing habitat to many endemic species of plants and animals. The theme for Bug Blitz this year was "Fish 'n' Trips", the focus of which was to learn about how aquatic ecosystems are affected by human activity and introduced species.
It was a fantastic two days for all involved and provided students with some real-world insight into working as an environmental scientist.
Congratulations to Tyler Griffioen on following up his first place at the Gippsland Swimming Carnival with a 7th in the under 17s Breast stroke at the State Swimming Championships. An amazing achievement and great representation of the school at such an elite level.
On Tuesday our Intermediate Girls went out to represent the school in AFL at the College ovals. They played with pride and each player put in a terrific effort, displaying great competition against Lavalla. Due to immunisations on the day our Year 10 students were bumped up to our senior team to play at a later date, we were very impressed with our Year 8 students who stepped up to fill their place. The girls faced some tough competition and unfortunately did not get the win, although the teams attitude and positivity throughout the match was second to none. The bests for the day were Hollie Ryan, Kirrily Bruce, Bree Watkins and Monique Farrugia. Great effort girls.
It was with pride, both as an Australian citizen and the Principal of Sale College that I attended the ANZAC ceremony at the Memorial Hall yesterday. Sale College was represented by our Macalister Campus Leaders; Rebekah Hector, Riley Fahy, Brendon Swarbrick and Abi Cordell, who lay the wreath on behalf of our community. There were also numerous students representing a variety of groups from Scouts to Cadets. Earlier in the week each Campus held their own commemorations for ANZAC day to reflect the values of Respect, Achievement and Belonging. These values are equally applicable to the ANZACs as they are to our own Sale College community.
The Macalister Campus marked ANZAC day with a service at assembly. Thank you to Mr. Martin Tanzer from the Sale RSL who came in to speak with our students about ANZAC day and the services that people have given for our country. Thank you also to Tilly Korbman who came back to school to contribute to this assembly by playing the Last Post and to Maddi Norwood who performed the National Anthem.
At the conclusion of the ANZAC assembly, the College Captains, together with Mr Tanzer, lay a commemorative wreath at the base of our flag pole.
Click here to see a video on our Facebook page of our School Captain, Rebekah Hector, reading the ANZAC Requiem at the ANZAC Day service in Sale.
Congratulations to our College Captain, Rebekah Hector who received the Jack McMillan Memorial Award for youth leadership. Apart from receiving her medal from Darren Chester, Rebekah also read the ANZAC Requiem at the 11:00am service. Rebekah is not only one of our College Captains but she is also the Wellington Shire Youth Mayor and a Netball Umpire. Rebekah has a supervisory role in her part time job at Aussie Disposals, and also works at the Criterion Hotel.
Rebekah's roles beyond the school gate are many and varied and she puts her heart in to all of them. She was a worthy winner of this award.
VCE Art students this week taking in the art in and around Hosier Lane in Melbourne.
After being presented, the beautifully dressed Debutantes and their partners perform their precision dances in front of an appreciative audience.
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