Mount Waverley Secondary College
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COLLEGE PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

College Council Congratulations to our new members who were successful in their nominations for College Council for the term March 2016 to February 2018. They will join our other parents, staff and community representatives on our College Council with the first meeting of the new council to be held on 17 March. 2016 Parent Members are: Mr Russell Bunce Mr …

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News from Senior Campus Principal

University of Melbourne Network of Schools (UMNOS) I am working as the Success Coordinator for the network in conjunction with the University of Melbourne. I have attended two seminars this term and the focus is on using data to improve student outcomes and working on common educational issues. During the year the college will develop a more specific project and …

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News from Junior Campus Principal

PFA Year 7 Welcome Picnic The Year 7 Welcome Picnic run by the PFA was held on Tuesday 16 February at the Junior Campus. With parents talking over dinner and meeting other families from that year level the night was a great success. It was also pleasing to see groups of students playing on the oval and basketball courts over …

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News from Student Leadership team at MWSC

  Lions Youth of the Year Competition On Wednesday 24 February, College Captains Liz Chiem and Chester Ngan along with Deputy Captain Shivani Thiyagarajah, competed in the Lions Youth of the Year (YOTY) competition. Each competitor completed a written application at the end of last year, and recently they were visited at their homes and interviewed by a panel of …

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Monash Science experience

Monash Science experience On Tuesday, 19 January 2016, sixty students, all eager and passionate about science, gathered in Monash University to be greeted by the enthusiastic volunteers from the Young Scientists of Australia. The students were divided into groups and were introduced to their leaders, whom they would spend the following three days with, exploring the world of science. The …

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Careers

Careers Update

Work Experience Program – Year 10   Families are reminded that all Year 10 students are expected to participate in the compulsory annual work experience program. This year, the work experience program occurs between Monday 30 May and Friday 3 June. All Work Experience Arrangement forms are to be handed in at the Careers office by Friday 15 April. We …

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Year 10 Camp

A fantastic Phillip Island Camp!   On Wednesday 10 February, the Year 10 cohort (including myself) arrived at school, laden with luggage and anticipating the few adventure filled days away from home and homework ahead of us. For the first time since Year 7, our entire year level of over 300 students would all be on camp at the same …

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2016 College Production - Beauty and the Beast

2016 College Production - 'Beauty and the Beast'   Fundraising Bake Sale   On Thursday 17 March, during the Student/Parent/Teacher appointments, the college production team will be having a ‘bake sale’ to raise funds for costumes and props. Any donations of baked goods for us to sell on the day would be kindly appreciated (savoury or sweet muffins, cookies. cupcakes …

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Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) is provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities. If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. The allowance will be forwarded to the college to use towards expenses …

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Public Transport Requirements for school children

The following information relating to all students using public transport in Victoria: All students aged 17 years and over, or those requiring a half yearly or yearly Student Pass (regardless of age) are required to obtain a 2016 Victorian Public Transport (VPT) Student Concession Card as proof of their concession entitlement.   The Victorian Student Pass provides travel for students …

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Information for the school community

Personal Property Insurance Personal property is often brought to school by students, staff and visitors. This can include mobile phones, iPads, electronic games, calculators, toys, musical instruments, sporting equipment and cars parked on school premises. The Department of Education and Training does not hold insurance for personal property brought to schools and it has no capacity to pay for any …

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COLLEGE PRINICPAL’S REPORT

COLLEGE PRINICPAL’S REPORT College Council College Council nominations have closed however we still require two parent members to fill two year vacancies. If you are interested please contact Mrs Karen DeRoss at the college on 9814 2206.   Year 8 Parent Information Night It was wonderful to meet parents/carers at the Year 8 Information Night held on Tuesday 9 February. …

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Senior Campus Principal’s Report

Senior Campus Principal’s Report   Programs and activities It has been a busy start to the school year. A number of programs have already taken place including the Year 12 Residential at University of Melbourne, the Year 11 Flying Start at Deakin University and the Year 10 camp at Philip Island. Thanks to all of the students involved and to …

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Junior Campus Principal’s Report

Junior Campus Principal’s Report   Year 8 Parent Information Evening The Year 8 Parent Information Night was held on Tuesday 9 February and was well supported with a large number of parents and guardians attending. Mark and Phil, who run our Year 8 camps at the Rubicon Education Outdoors School, also joined us for the evening. Their highly engaging presentation …

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Senior School News

Senior School News   As the year settles into full swing, the Senior School seems to have moved enthusiastically into the business of learning. It is also extremely pleasing to see the majority of our senior students looking great in the blue and representing the college and themselves well.     Attendance I would like to take this opportunity to …

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Student Leadership 2016 – Off to a great start!

Student Leadership 2016 – Off to a great start! In their first meetings for 2016 our Years 10, 11 and 12 student leaders discussed meeting protocols and organised rosters for hosting assemblies and meeting minute-taker and chair. Our Years 11 and 12 leaders have started to organise a roster for ‘Maths Help’ for students in Years 9 and 10 after …

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College Captains’ Report

College Captains’ Report   As the 2016 College Captains, it is a great honour to welcome you all to 2016 - the dawn of a new era in student voice, student empowerment and student leadership. The beginning of each year is an exciting time for all, but especially for those who are commencing a new chapter in their education. We …

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Pride & Diversity

Pride & Diversity

City of Monash Youth and Family Services New Pride and Diversity program is a free and confidential program aimed at young people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, gender diverse or questioning GLBGDQ that live, play, work or study in the city of Monash. It is a free weekly program for young people aged 14 to 18 years old across …

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eSmart

eSmart Update for Parents and Carers

eSmart update for parents and carers   Mount Waverley Secondary College is an eSmart school. This means we have met a high standard in terms of process and communications around technology issues in education.  Part of this process also involves communicating with parents. The link I have listed below contains information about some apps that are now common place on student …

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"Our time at Deakin University" – Flying Start program

"Our time at Deakin University" – Flying Start program   On the 1st and 2nd of February the Year 11 cohort attended the Flying Start program at Deakin University. This program involved us making our own way to and from the university and attending a variety of lectures that gave us an insight into VCE life, how to manage the …

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