VCE examinations begin
Finally - but all too quickly - VCE examinations began this week with the English Examination held on Wednesday. All we can ask of students sitting these 2-3 hour tests is that they utilise the skills and strategies that they have learned over many years and give it their best effort. Many students have been attending tutorials with their teachers in preparation and I wish them all well in this endeavour. I know that their positive efforts will bring rewards and that there will be many options open to them beyond School.
We continue to be vigilant regarding student safety at the bus stops around the School and I want to yet again remind parents that there are both regulations regarding parking adjacent to the School in Dawson and McGhee Streets, but also procedures that we have asked you to follow to maximise student safety. In particular, the pick of students in the afternoon is an ongoing concern.
Pick-ups should be made in Dawson Street adjacent to the School; please do not allow your child to cross Dawson Street through traffic. There is limited pick-up parking available near the Music Centre in McGhee Street, but no pick-ups should be made at the bus stop and students are not permitted to cross McGhee Street to attend a waiting car.
I encourage parents to use the anti-clockwise directional movement of traffic, which means travelling in a westerly direction down Dawson Street, before making a left hand turn on to McGhee Street to ensure you are adjacent to the School. Please help us to prioritise the safety of students during the few busy minutes at the end of each day.
Joey Rodda (Year 9)
Joey was elected Vice Captain of the Victorian Indoor Volleyball Under 15 team which competed on the Gold Coast in the National Junior Indoor Volleyball Championships over the September school holidays. The team performed extremely well, winning bronze in an epic five set match on the final day of competition. Joey is one of two boys from Victoria who has subsequently been invited to a National Selection Camp to be held in Bendigo from 8 to 14 December 2017. Here Joey will train with the elite players from across Australia in his age group and a small number of these players will be selected to represent Australia in National and International tours and training camps in 2018. Congratulations on an outstanding achievement Joey.
Eden McMillan (Year 7)
I wish Eden McMillan well and encourage people to support her entry in the 2017 ‘Your Health Link’ National Photography competition. Eden’s photo ‘Maternal Instincts’ has been selected as a finalist in the High School Category and she has also been nominated for the People’s Choice Award. The People’s Choice Award puts Eden up against photographers of all ages and may include professional photographers. Final judging for the High School category is completed by a panel of a photographers in mid-November and I encourage everyone to support Eden by voting. Details will be posted on the Daily Bulletin.