Select Entry Schools Success

Congratulations to the following Year 8 students who have been selected to attend Department of Education and Training Select Entry Schools in 2018.  Whilst we are sorry to see you go we know the preparatory work and educational grounding you received at Mount Waverley Secondary College over the past two years will hold you in high stead for every success in the future.

 

Adam T Forest  L Sophia A
Advaith P Harry  C Suying T
Alexander W Hayeon C Thi Hai T
Amina D Jiny J William W
Anmol T Leo Y Yunjung S
Dennis W Nina M Kurukulusuriya F

 

Principal for a Day

On Monday 4 September, the college took part in ACER’s Principal for a Day Program. Dr Michael Kennedy, Lecturer in Sustainable Management from the LaTrobe Business School, La Trobe University, was our special guest on the day.

Dr Kennedy toured the Senior Campus, met our Teach the Teacher students and thoroughly enjoyed learning about the amazing student leadership opportunities on offer. Michael also spoke to some VCE Business Management classes about the challenges and opportunities of young people in the digital revolution and a changing employment environment. He spoke of the need for young people to develop transferrable skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and interpersonal skills.In the afternoon he enjoyed a tour of the Junior Campus visiting many classes. 

 

 

Senior Stage Band takes Second Prize 

Special thanks to Mr Nathan Liow and Ms Tijtje Ellis who accompanied our Senior Stage Band when they attended the South Street Competition in Ballarat on Friday 15 September. This was the first time our Senior Stage Band has performed at this prestigious competition, which is attended by schools from all over Victoria.
The Senior Stage Band, which comprises students from Years 8 to 12, came second overall to Eltham Secondary College. Congratulations all of the students in this ensemble for achieving such excellent results in this highly regarded event.

 

 

 

Cyber Victoria Schools Challenge

On Wednesday 13 September we hosted the launch of the Cyber Victoria Schools Challenge here at Mount Waverley Secondary College.  The initiative aims to inspire and build awareness about career opportunities in cyber security for the next generation of Victorian students.  The launch acknowledged the importance of building the cyber capacity of Victorian teachers and tertiary educators. 

Special guests included Ms Renee Hoareau (Director of Education and Engagement, Life Journey), Mr Frank McGuire (Member for Broadmeadows, Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Research, Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Innovation), Ms Karina Mansfield (State Director Victoria, Optus) and Professor John Yearwood (Deakin University). 

Special thanks to Mr Matt Hall, Head of Technology at the college, for his involvement in organising this opportunity and thank you to all the students who attended the launch.  See also the Cyber Victoria article later in this newsletter.

 

MWSC Gala Concert 

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Gala Concert which is one of the highlights of the school year.  I was so proud to see our students perform with such joy and dedication.  I was particularly proud to see our Year 7 students perform who have been learning their instruments since February.
The following college ensembles, with students from every year level, performed at this concert, demonstrating the hard work and dedication our music students and staff put into preparing for this event:

Chamber String Ensemble Junior String Ensemble
Senior Guitar Ensemble Junior Guitar ensemble
Percussion Ensemble Junior Choir
Clarinet Ensemble Training Band
VCE Guitar ensemble Senior Stage Band
Concert Band String Orchestra
Senior Choir Symphonic Band
Rock Band  

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know that all members of the audience would have thoroughly enjoyed the evening’s entertainment.  Congratulations to all of the students and staff involved on the night, and a special thank you to Ms Tijtje Ellis, our Director of Music, for all of her tireless work in this area.

 

Mango Fund Raiser

Mount Waverley Secondary College is again conducting a Mango Fundraising Drive. Details on how to order have been sent to all families via Compass. Please read Mr Batchelor’s report for more details.
Thank you in anticipation of your support.

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Karen Wade

College Principal