Middle School Report
As the school year draws to an end, students in Year 10 and accelerated Year 9 students have been involved in VCE orientation programs to prepare them for their studies next year, and Year 9 students have started their ‘step up’ classes in preparation for their Year 10 studies next year. In the final assemblies of the year, students’ achievements and successes were recognised and celebrated, and there were a number of exceptional music performances too.
Year 9 Events
The final Year 9 assembly of the year also took place on Wednesday 7 December. It was great to see so many students recognised for their positive contributions to the school, their academic achievements and efforts, and their attendance and punctuality. At lunch time there was a BBQ for the students to celebrate the end of the year.
In the afternoon, the annual Dance Celebration took place. It was great to see so many students showcasing their talents in a number of different dance styles and genres, as well as engaging in games and competitions. A huge thank you to Ms Tania Segura for her work in leading the organisation of the afternoon including arranging for visiting choreographers to work with students.
Congratulations to Nhi (Stella) Nguyen who was awarded the ‘Student of the Year’ award having achieved 11 A+ grades and 5 A grades in her subjects over the course of the year, and achievement awards in three of her subjects. A fantastic accomplishment, and very well deserved.
Year 10 Events
Year 10 students have also been very busy over the last few weeks, with the orientation to VCE and VCE VM and courses taking place following the end of semester exams.
The VCE VM orientation program ran in school from Thursday 24 to Friday 25 November with students being introduced to the Literacy, Numeracy, Personal Development and Work Related Learning subject areas. The classes were very well attended and students were enthusiastic and engaged throughout. Any students that have not yet registered their USI number for their VET course in 2023, must do this as soon as possible.
From Thursday 24 November, Year 10 students who will study VCE in 2023 took part in a week’s worth of VCE orientation classes. Students were provided with an outline of the curriculum and VCAA assessments as well as introductory learning activities and tasks for independent study over the summer holidays.
The final day for Year 10 students was filled with celebrations and excitement. Music performances, speeches and a high number of awards were the focus of the final assembly, and a BBQ lunch was provided afterwards. Students received awards for their academic achievements and efforts, as well as for their leadership roles, attendance and punctuality.
Congratulations to Wilfrid Oo who was awarded a Kwong Le Dow scholarship from Melbourne University. This scholarship will support him to continue his studies at Melbourne University when he completes Year 12. Maybel Verma received the Long Tan Award for Leadership in recognition of her contribution to the school community as a Peer Mentor, member of SRC, House Leader and a number of leadership roles in the broader community. Her leadership and dedication to working with the Middle Sub School team over the last two years was outstanding and we thank her for her compassion and support of her peers.
Kelly Lam received the ADF Young Innovators Award in recognition of her excellence in the STEM subjects. Anhthu Nguyen was awarded the Roger Martin Science Award in recognition of her achievements in both her Year 10 and accelerated VCE Science subjects. Congratulations to them both.
To the Year 10 students of 2022, we wish you all the best for Year 11 next year. We will miss working with you all and thank you for two wonderful years working with you in the Middle Sub School.
On behalf of the Middle School team: Ms Emily Dickinson, Ms Ashwini Mana Mohan, Ms Ashley O’Dowd, Mr Sean Ryan, Mr Dane Stammers and Ms Lynda Vo, I would like to wish all students and their families a happy, safe and relaxing summer holiday. For those students leaving St Albans Secondary College at the end of the year, we wish you all the very best for the future.
Becky Annetts – Middle Sub School Leader