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Central Australia Trip

October 15th, 2019

 

Recently a group of 44 Year 10 students visited Central Australia. We left early on a Wednesday, filled with excitement and enthusiasm, and we were not disappointed when we arrived at Alice Springs airport. The dusty expanse was a new experience for many of us and we eagerly set up our tents despite the heat.

Year 11 Wellbeing Day

October 15th, 2019

 

The Year 11 Wellbeing day took place in September. The focus of the day, as guided by the student elected Year 11 Council, was how to find and maintain balance in life.

The first part of the day consisted of a three-part presentation from Felstead Education Consultants.

Year 8 Reflection Day

October 15th, 2019

 

On Reflection Day the Year 8s participated in various activities that related to the Benedictine values. This included learning about the Good Samaritan Foundation and its role helping communities in Australia and overseas, including in the Philippines.

Hope is something that you create, with your actions

October 14th, 2019

Principal’s Address - Term 4 College Assembly

Good morning and welcome back for our final term.  I do hope that most of you enjoyed the recent holiday period as a productive break, with time for study especially for those undertaking VCE exams soon.

Year 11 VET Chinese City Excursion

October 14th, 2019

On 17 September students from the Year 11 VET Chinese class went into the city for an exciting excursion.

We were split into groups of two or three and given a landmark, such as Federation Square, to make a one-minute tour guide, in Chinese of course!

After each group filmed their guide we went to China Town and had a hot pot buffet lunch, which was delicious.

Year 10 Mater Chef – serving the community

October 14th, 2019

As part of our Year 10 Mater Chef class, we were asked to provide a service to a local community organisation, as a way of giving back.

Our group decided to provide a service to Waterford Valley Lakes Retirement Village for their ‘Happy Hour’.

We cooked 10 different foods, including five savoury and five sweet items.

Opportunity to host a Japanese student

We are looking for expressions of interest from families able to host a Japanese student for Term 1, 2020.

The College has accepted a student from Japan to join our community for a cultural and language development experience.  She is capable, enthusiastic and very excited about the prospect of learning more about Australia.

Announcing our 2020 SRC

October 7th, 2019

Congratulations to our 2020 Student Representative Council (SRC) members announced at Assembly today.

College Captains - Lillie Park Jenkinson and India Griffiths

Faith and Social Justice Captains - Avreet Sandu, Chelsea Carlyon and Louise Punterere

Arts Captain - Millie Metcalfe

STEM Captain - Shivangi Palliyil

International Captains - Victoria Chi and Shirley Shen

Blended Families – A SchoolTV Resource

October 7th, 2019

The blended family is the fastest growing family dynamic in the world with one in five families now being a ‘step’ or ‘blended’ family. However, when families “blend,” it rarely progresses smoothly. Some children resist change, and parents become frustrated when the new family doesn’t function in the same way as the previous one.

Action on Climate Change – Geospatial Mapping Project

September 19th, 2019

Climate change. It will affect and could define our future. Climate change is already impacting the lives of millions of people around the world: from unpredictable seasons to rising sea levels, floods and droughts. Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events.