College Principal’s Report
VCE Parent Teacher Night
Thank you to all the students and parents who attended the VCE Parent Teacher interviews on Thursday 27 July. The feedback was very positive on the night and there is no doubt that students appreciate being supported by both the college and their families at this critical stage of their education.
Performing Arts – College Production
Our Performing Arts program goes from strength to strength. Last Thursday night I had the privilege of attending opening night of this year’s production “Legally Blonde”. I was very impressed by the quality of student performances. The singing, dancing and acting were outstanding in what has been the best college production for many years. A big thank you to Abbie Rose and Sonia Birch of Year 12 for their outstanding choreography, and Rick and Ray Liang from the Class of 2016 who worked tirelessly as vocal coaches and band members. Congratulations to the following students who were cast in lead roles and to all the other students who played a part in this magnificent show, well done!
Hannah Biggs James Hassell Elly Roufus
Alex Spicer Rachel van der Mark Lizzie Sotak
Sonia Birch Abbie Rose Natalie Christopher
Craig Tees Mia Washington Josh Leech
The college production band was made up of current and past students and directed by our Music Director, Ms Tijtje Ellis, and was outstanding. Congratulations also to our brilliant Director, Ms Jane Carter [Head of The Arts Faculty] as well as Ms Nicole Ness – Sets, Costumes/Props; Ms Belinda Gatward – Head Vocal Coach; Ms Jane Abley – Stage Manager; Mr Adrian Gavin – Vocal Coach/Fundraising; Mr Matt Hall – Digital Direction/Program; Mrs Stella Lumb – Producer; Ms Nicola Eveleigh – Vocal Coach; Mr James Davies, Mr Troy Downward and Ms Melanie Wilkinson (Instrumental Music Teachers) who were in the band, and all the other staff who helped behind the scenes.
On Thursday 3 August at the opening night of this year’s production, the college raffle was drawn. Congratulations to the following prize winners:
|Main draw:||1st prize||Max Hadzidimitriou|
|2nd prize||Debbie (c/- SC Canteen)|
|3rd prize||Dinna Liyanaradd|
|4th prize||Belinda Gatward|
|5th prize||Frescher family|
|6th prize||Maddison Schruhm|
|Ticket Book Sellers prizes:||1st prize||Angelos Kondogiannis Year 8|
|2nd prize||Olivia Kurta Year 7|
|3rd prize||Heather McGown Year 10|
|4th prize||Gautam Apte Year 9|
|5th prize||Megan Carlton Year 10|
|6th prize||Thihan Wijekulasuriya Year 12|
We raised $5600 in the raffle this year which is outstanding. The money raised will be put towards student resources. I would like to thank all our sponsors for their valuable support:
Honeylight Consulting Pty Ltd
Learning with Technologies
Link Educational Supplies Pty Ltd
Bunnings Notting Hill
Emerald Tourist Railway Board
Peridot Theatre Company
Kmart 1001 Burwood
Thank you to the college community who supported this important fundraising event by purchasing or selling tickets.
German Speaking Competition
On Thursday 3 August the Association of German Teachers of Victoria (AGTV) held the regional final of its annual German Poetry Competition. Thank you to Mr Tim Hocking and Ms Claire Brolsma who accompanied the following students to ACMI in the city. Congratulations to all students who participated. Please read the article appearing later in this college news.
Information Evenings 2018
Thank you to all the students and parents who attended our VCE information evening on Tuesday 8 August and the 2018 Year 10 information evening on Thursday 10 August. These evenings are very important for families to understand the courses, subjects and pathways available next year and in the future.
Thank you to Ms Lisa McKiernan (Head of Middle School) and Ms Maureen Theobald (Head of Senior School) for overseeing the organisation of these two evenings.
Mrs Karen Wade