Parent Bulletin 19
Events in the Middle East
All of us are upset and disturbed by the awful events depicted in media footage and images. This time is particularly distressing for staff, students, families and carers who have family and friends in Israel and Gaza. We are also aware that students of diverse backgrounds, including Jewish and Muslim students, may be significantly affected by public events, mainstream media coverage and social media at this time. Please be assured that all staff are aware of the extreme emotional toll on many in our community at this time. But please also feel free to get in contact with your child's relevant Team Coordinator at our school if you would like to ensure we are aware of what your child is going through at this time. Our support staff will continue doing all they can to support all our students, and support is also available for our staff. I also want to assure you that the department is monitoring the situation from a school security perspective and have advised there is no further action we need to take at this stage. It is possible that extremely distressing scenes from the conflict may be posted online in coming days. Please ensure your children are aware of where they can find support in the event they come across such images. At our school, this includes our Wellbeing Staff. You may find some aspects of this resource helpful:Helping my children after trauma: A guide for parents.
Support is also available through external services including:Headspace: 1800 650 890 Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800 Lifeline: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636 My door is always open, and I am sure we will all look to support one another in this very difficult time. Kind regards,
Jillian EnglishPrincipalStrathmore Secondary College
VSSEC Education Team Award
Maribyrnong Seniors Morning Tea
The delightful melodies of the octet resonated through the venue, creating a harmonious backdrop for the gathering. As attendees sipped on tea and enjoyed morning treats, the string ensemble, directed by Amy Warlow, added a sophisticated ambiance, making the event a memorable and culturally enriching experience for all.
Year 9 Food Technology
Students were shown how to cook eggs 4 different ways and were given some extra ingredients to include in their breakfast. Here are some of their creations.
Sculpture and Ceramics
This week we looked at Andy Goldsworthy and headed out to the oval to make ephemeral land art sculptures focusing on the art elements of line, shape and colour.
Hamish Keenan - Tri Series Para Athlete
The competition was held over 3 days and consisted of four teams, Victoria, Western Australia and two from New Zealand. Swimmers from the four teams raced for points with only the top three swimmers collecting points. Hamish won 8 races and took out the Tri Series Para Athlete award and helped Victoria achieve the overall Tri Series Trophy.
Congratulations Hamish on your fantastic effort and achievements!
The Mahoney Awards
Congratulations to the following students on their awards.
1. Best Screenplay – Steph Skouris (Porcelain)2. Best Sound – Will Strachan (Randall the Candle Man)3. Best Editing/Visual Effects – Rayner Ekholm (Madness)4. Best Cinematography – Eden Curcija (The Pursuit)5. Best Direction of Actors – Javier Lumsden (Critique) 6. The Mahoney Award (Best Film) – Rayner Ekholm (Madness)
In addition to the recipients listed above, the efforts of all students from the Media class should be acknowledged. The competition this year was extremely fierce, and they should all be incredibly proud of the work that they put into their final projects.
Inter School Athletics
The day had many outstanding performances with several students taking medals home. All athletes who competed contributed to the team’s overall success on the total points tally.
Special congratulations go to Katie Baynes who won 3 individual events in the 18-20girls category and Gillie Lumby who won 4 events in the multi class category.
13 athletes have progressed to the State championship to take place on Monday next week, we wish them well.
Medalists:Gold Ty Davis OpenM 3000mGold Katie Baynes 20F 100m, Long jump, Triple jump Gold Alexander Carrol 13M Long jumpGold Luke O’Regan 15M Triple jump Gold Owen Veltman 13M 100mGold Kayley Kavanagh 20F JavelinGold Marion Luck 13F 400mGold Gillie Lumby 12-15 MC 200m, 800m, Shot put, Long jumpGold Eden Curcija, Kayley Kavanagh, Matilda Fitzpatrick Zara Babic 4 x 100m relaySilver Oliver Moxon OpenM 3000mSilver Luke O’Regan 15M Long jumpSilver Eden Curcija 16F Long jumpSilver Aiden Davis 15M 1500mSilver Gillie Lumby 12-15 MC 100mSilver Kayley Kavanagh 20F 800mBronze Maisy Gasper 15F Triple jumpBronze Luke O’Regan 15M Shot putBronze Estelle Sacco 15F 400mBronze Marion Luck 13F 200mBronze Maisy Gasper, Estelle Sacco, Mia Mallon, Anna Dona-Doni 4 x 100m relay
Interschool Art Exhibition
Congratulations to Dinithi Devendra 12N for being awarded runner-up in the Interschool Art Exhibition. The painting of two friends at a bus-stop, part of her Art folio, was worthy of commendation.
Visual Arts Faculty