Parent Bulletin 18
Principal's Message Term 3
The 25th annual Senior Art Exhibition was a display of outstanding student artwork and was held at Neon Parlour in August. I congratulate the Music and Performing Arts Faculty on the outstanding performance events. We gathered together as a school community to celebrate the artistry and dedication of our talented musicians at both the Jazz Night and Chamber Concert.
This term I also recognise some outstanding sporting achievements. Year 7 and 8 Girls Football team won the State Final; Senior Girls Basketball team participated in the State Final; and Boys Under 15 Cross Country team won the State Title in their age group.
Nothing pleases me more than the knowledge that, as a school, we continue to excel. I thank all students, staff and families for their commitment to the many wide-ranging extracurricular activities.
Next term is, of course, crunch time for our Year 12 students, who will be completing practice exams during the break. These last few weeks are crucial in ensuring that they achieve to the very best of their ability. I encourage them to use their time fruitfully and wish them well for the examinations.
It remains only to wish the Strathmore school community a safe, relaxing and enjoyable holiday period in preparation for a successful and rewarding Term 4.
Music students featured in two concerts that highlighted various aspects of the music program. Our contemporary students gathered at Jazzlab in Brunswick, while the classical stream performed at the Baptist Church in Essendon. Both events were well supported with attendance, and the calibre of performances was outstanding. Thank you to all of the performing arts staff for their efforts this term.
We farewell an incredible group of musicians this year, and each was recognised at one of the concerts. These students have participated in events throughout their time at the college, and we thank them for their dedication while also celebrating their achievements, and wish them well for their future endeavours.
Year 11 Food Technology
The product was to be appealing, healthy, cheap and easy to eat while standing. The students conducted research into the consumer needs in the school community to ensure it was an appropriate solution.
Headstart - Secondary School Apprenticeship Program
We have students from Schools in the Essendon, Keilor, Strathmore and surrounding suburbs that are looking to start their careers while finishing their secondary school studies.
You get a part time apprentice to teach and inspire in your trade.
If this interests you please email or call Head Start Coordinator Kylie Martin for more information.
Kylie.Martin4@education.vic.gov.au0493 712 973
Year 12 Product Design & Technology (Wood)
Student studying in the timber/resistant materials stream sought to solve a wide range of problems in their major folios (SAT). Their solutions included a modern desk, a sleek gaming controller and head set organiser, versatile magnetic storage, boutique book storage, a small side table for plant lovers, a contemporary take on a hallway stand, a statement drinks table, unique jewellery storage and more.
Congratulations to all of our Product Design students for taking on this challenge as part of the Year 12 studies.
Senior Girls Basketball
In their opening game against Box Hill, they played a thrilling match that was decided by a narrow 6-point margin in favour of Box Hill. Strathmore displayed strong defensive skills, with players intercepting passes and pressing their opponents. It was unfortunate that the games had shorter durations, as Strathmore had built momentum.
Strathmore bounced back and secured victories in their next two games against Bendigo Secondary and McKinnon Secondary. Box Hill ultimately triumphed in the tournament, facing Warrnambool in the final, as they emerged as victors from the other pool.
Every member of the team played a crucial role in reaching this level of competition and competing admirably against tough opponents. Kayley Kavanagh's unstoppable drives to the basket and numerous defensive rejections were notable. Tessa Rumble displayed exceptional effort on both ends of the court, fiercely contesting every play. Samantha Holloway and Ava Britt exhibited excellent teamwork in offense and defence, seemingly as if they had been playing together for years. Mia Burlak excelled in rebounding and showcased her ball-handling skills and smart passing. Anastasia Guk proved to be a versatile threat, both inside and outside, positioning herself effectively for rebounds and executing slick inside moves. Scarlett Limond demonstrated solid defensive skills and positioned herself effectively for inside shots and rebounds. Victoria Bosio showcased her ability to read the game, intercepting passes in defence and making an impact in offense.
Congratulations to the entire team for their outstanding efforts throughout the tournament. Their hard work and dedication have made their school proud!
Year 7 Design and Technology
Students were tasked with designing new characters for the Monsters Inc franchise and making soft toys to be sold as merchandise for the films. As always their designs were all unique, creative and original.
Students are to be congratulated on their meticulous hand sewing skills and new found ability to use the sewing machines!
Year 10 Sculpture and Ceramics
Next term the pots will be dip glazed so they are vibrant, strong and waterproof. We wish this first group of vessels very good luck for their bisque firing over the holidays.
Year 8 Pop Art
Helen KostiukVisual Arts Faculty
Pat Cronin Foundation
The workshop focused on managing feelings of anger, making wise decisions and avoiding violence. Feedback from the students was very positive.
For more information please visit https://patcroninfoundation.org.au
Year 10 Art Figure Drawing
These artworks are truly wonderful, reflecting thoughtful execution and consideration. We extend a warm invitation to all staff and students to explore the entire collection on the third level of G-block.
Great Cycle Challenge
Click on the link to support the boys -https://greatcyclechallenge.com.au/teams/FernandoBrothers
Art Excursion to the NGV: A Dive Into The World Of Peerre Bonnard
As our young artists wandered through the halls of the NGV, they found themselves utterly enchanted by the transformative power of Bonnard's brushstrokes. His mastery in the application of paint, his astute sense of composition, and his uncanny ability to capture the essence of light left an indelible mark on their artistic sensibilities.
In a world often dominated by digital distractions, this excursion provided a unique opportunity for our students to immerse themselves in the timeless beauty of traditional art. Each stroke of Bonnard's brush seemed to whisper secrets of the past while offering a glimpse into the profound emotions he experienced during his creative process.
The NGV Winter masterpiece not only showcased Bonnard's artistic evolution but also allowed our students to reflect upon the importance of colour and emotion in their own creative endeavours. It was a day of inspiration and learning, as they absorbed the wisdom of a masterful artist, letting it seep into their own budding talents.
Thank you for all involved for making these excursions possible.
Coburg Little Athletics Centre
City of Moonee Valley
Inter-school VCE Art Competition
Three students from SSC, Dinithi Devindra, Lola Tasevski and Micaela Xerri, are participating in this new initiative by a local gallery. Come and see their work on display amongst those of students from neighbouring schools.
The Competition Launch begins at 6pm (until 7.30pm) on Thursday 5th October. Announcement of winners at around 6.30pm. They will officially have the students work on display for one week up until 12th October. Manyungs standard opening hours are from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm.