Parent Bulletin 9
Pat Cronin Foundation 'Be Wise' Presentation
The presentation focused on making good choices, being aware of your surroundings and how to diffuse aggression. Students also heard of the impact that violence can have on other members of their community.
We were privileged to have Pat’s story shared with us, as well as the experiences of our presenter. For more information - https://patcroninfoundation.org.au
Year 9 Japanese
The Consulate building kindly arranged a Japanese Cultural Seminar called "Travel in Japan." The Seminar explored many different aspects of Japanese culture such as different foods, temples and castles, clothing and even famous tourist attractions. The presentation continued on with fun games and videos to deeply investigate the beautiful Japanese Culture. The Consulate also explained what their job is, and why Australia has such a meaningful connection with Japan. Sadly the convention came to an end, and we thank the hosts and staff for organising the wonderful experience. ありがとうございます At lunch time we walked to the Miyako Japanese Restaurant. An authentic and superb restaurant influenced by Japanese culture. The classes enjoyed delicious freshly made bento boxes, with a side of miso soup and a bowl of rice. We could choose between teriyaki chicken, grilled salmon, beef and vegetable bento boxes. Of course there was the crisp, deep fried goodness of tempura vegetables. Lastly we headed to Daiso, a famous Japanese store. The store was filled with stationary, accessories, household items, snacks and drinks, small toys and trinkets and a lot more. Every item in the store was packaged in Japanese and even the cashier served us in Japanese. It was an exciting experience and it would definitely be a store we would all go back to. At the end of the day, we walked to Flinders street station, caught the train, got off at Strathmore Station and walked back to school. It was an exhilarating day, filled with joy, excitement, and new knowledge.
Vivian Startari 9S1
It was a fun and competitive day, and all the boys played well. It was a pleasure to go out for the day with them.
VSSEC Work Experience
Working at VSSEC was a collaborative environment where students were able to develop and build upon their teamwork and communication skills with the guidance of Ciara, Emma and Peta. On Tuesday the 9th of May we went to Swinburne University which gave us an insight to understanding the path of an astrophysicist and also what they do after university as not everyone goes to NASA. This tour allowed us to explore the pathway of university through experiencing a lecture and having the opportunity to observe some of Swinburne's own contributions into the world of astronomy. Additionally we spoke with some people who have their pHd as well some who are still writing theirs.
Using the information we learnt we were able to apply our knowledge to the operation of VSSEC’s own radio telescope located in Tallarook. When we access the telescope remotely we were able to observe radio frequencies from different celestial objects thousands of lightyears away, such as Orion Nebula, Pictor A, Tarantula Nebula and Fornex A. When viewing the objects we were able to see radio waves that gave off astronomical radio sources producing radio maps.
Year 10 Jewellery Design
Well done Year 7s.
Senior Boys and Girls Football
Best players: Yasmin Welsford, , Valentina Maljkovic, Kayley Kavanagh, Ruby Lawson, Kyla Forbes, Tacita Siliato, Milla Murphy Zoe Taylor, Zoe Elek
Goal Kickers: 3 Zoe Elek, 2 Yasmin Welsford , Olivia Rizzo, 1 Kyla Forbes, Milla Murphy, Valentina Maljkovic, , Sienna Rossi, , Jena Osman, Kayley Kavanagh, Kiella Sax-Williams.
The boys began their campaign slowly trailing 33-7 at half time against Buckley Park in their first game but they fought strongly in the second half to take out the game 37-36. We then played Rosehill and were able to win 49-7. The final game was to be played against EKC and the two undefeated teams played a tight contested brand of football the whole way through with Strathmore running out winners by one goal 37-31 qualifying for the Western Zone Finals.
Best players: Brodie Catania, Ryan Brodie, Curtis Rawlings, Sam Houston, Harry Ryan, Kade Mueller, Mitch Barrett, Phil Pannunzio, Jack Viola
A great result to get both Senior teams through to the next round.