End of Term 1

After a very busy term, we have quickly come to the end. We would like to thank everyone for there hard work and support. It has been a successful term, with lots of activities, excursions and of course learning. We would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Easter holiday, and enjoy your Term 1 break for those having some time off.

Grade 6 Night

We recently held our information night for prospective students in Year 7 2025. We had a great turnout, and the presentations provided were high quality. Thanks to Ms Honeycombe and Mr Brown for their organisation of the evening, and to all the Learning Area Leaders and other leaders for their time and effort in supporting the evening.

School for Student Leadership

This term we have had 6 students attend the School for Student Leadership, at the Gnurad-Gundidj Campus near Warrnambool.

The students who attended were:

  •  Daniel Bobadilla 9A
  •  John Nguyen 9E
  •  Alvin Ye 9E
  •  Delphi-Zeng Lagas 9I
  • Sally Wang 9I
  • Steven Lam 9L

Last Friday were able to visit the students at the Campus, hear what they have been doing, and listen to the presentation about the projects they will complete on their return. Congratulations to these students on representing the College so well, and thanks to Mr Adams for his support and leadership of the program.

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent teacher interviews were held on Wednesday 27 March.  We thank all those parents and guardians who took the opportunity to meet teachers to discuss their child’s progress. The conversations are always useful for all involved and assist us to provide the best outcomes for students as well as providing a forum for parents to meet all their child’s teachers.  Please contact your child’s Year Level Coordinator if you were unable to attend and would like some feedback on your child’s progress.

Swimming Carnival

All Year 7 to 9 and selected Year 10 students travelled to Oak Park Aquatic Centre on Tuesday 5 March for our annual Swimming Carnival.  It was a wonderful day, both weatherwise and in terms of the enthusiasm of both staff and students. Many students made use of the giant waterslide and took part in volleyball, badminton and other activities run to win house points throughout the day.  You can read more about the Swimming Carnival later in this newsletter.

The final points for each house were:    


Well done to all participants, and to Rosewall House for being named the overall winner. Thanks to Mr Dang, the Physical Education staff, House Leaders and all the staff who attended and helped plan this event.

Western Chances Scholarship Award Ceremony

A number of our scholarship recipients participated in the Western Chances Scholarship Award Ceremony held at the Edge in Federation Square on 13 March where they were presented with their scholarship certificates.  This was an event to celebrate and support this year’s recipients and alumni.  Western Chances is a not-for-profit organisation that provides support to students in the western suburbs of Melbourne to complete their education journey from school to further education and training.  The support includes both financial support and connection to opportunities provided by the very broad network within the Western Chances community.  As expressed by the scholarship recipients themselves, this support helps them to build their self-confidence and relieves the financial barriers to completing their education.

We were delighted that the winner of the Helen Worladge Award for long term support of Western Chances, by nominating many students over an extended period, was our own Marion Mortimor. Marion has nominated students since 2006 and is dedicated to ensuring all students have access to a range of opportunities. She is the Coordinator of our Scholarship Program and puts in a huge effort to achieve the best outcomes for our students.  Marion spoke of the joy she gets out of seeing students succeed and grow and have opportunities to thrive in their education. Thank you to Marion and Myers Nguyen who accompanied students and families to the event.  Myers is a Western Chances alumni from our school and is now a staff nominator so he has come full circle within the Western Chances community. Please take a look at the photos and more detailed information later in this newsletter.


Interact Club

The Interact Club is well underway for 2024 with more than 50 students attending the most recent club meeting which Yvonne Osborne from our local Rotary also attended.

During this meeting the club president, Minhthu Huynh, was presented with her Chain of office, as seen below.


We look forward to hearing how the Club goes with their fundraising to assist Rotary equip the schools they are building in East Timor with the provision of stationary being the focus for our support in this project.


Wishing all our school community a happy and safe Easter and an enjoyable term holiday.