I look forward to writing my newsletter article because there are always student and staff achievements which have great cause for celebration. This fortnight is no exception.
On Monday 23 October four students from the Senior Campus competed at the State Athletics Championships at the Lakeside Track at Albert Park. Ryan H of Year 11 became state champion in the 17 boys long jump with a jump of 6.74 metres! Congratulations to all four of our athletes on the following results:
Ryan H (Year 11) – State Champion 17 boys long jump
Stefanie C (Year 9) – 3rd in 15 girls 100m and 4th in 200m
Emma T (Year 10) – 4th in 15 girls long jump
Hayley R (Year 9) – 9th in 15 girls high jump
Sports Awards Evening
Congratulations to Mr Danny Gwynne and Mr Matt Cara for their work in organising our first ever Sport Awards Night at the college on 23 October. It was fantastic to see so many staff and students in attendance, celebrating and recognising the great achievements our students have made in 2017. It was also wonderful to welcome back Mr Peter Handscomb, former Mount Waverley Secondary College Captain, current Australian test cricketer and captain of Victoria, who willingly gave up his time to come back to Mount Waverley Secondary College for this inaugural event.
Graduation and Valedictory Dinner : Farewelling our Year 12 Class of 2017
The Year 12 Graduation on 24 October and Valedictory dinner on 27 October were evenings of nostalgia as we celebrated the achievements of each of our Year 12 students from the Class of 2017.These evenings provided an opportunity to acknowledge the great contribution of all the past teachers from Prep to Year 12 who have significantly influenced our students’ development into fine young men and women – not to mention the invaluable guidance and support provided by parents and carers. Special thanks to Ms Maureen Theobald, Mr Nick Creed and the Senior School team for organising these highly enjoyable evenings. The Class of 2017 commenced their exams last Wednesday and our best wishes are with them as they do their best over the coming weeks.
World Teachers’ Day
On Friday 27 October Mount Waverley Secondary College celebrated World Teachers’ Day. Our teachers provide learning opportunities for our students way beyond what is expected. They strive to improve their professional practice at all times in order to support students to achieve excellent learning outcomes. Often the efforts of our teachers are not acknowledged, but the rewards they experience in supporting students to achieve success are priceless On behalf of all the students and parents I thank our brilliant team of teachers for always giving their best to make Mount Waverley Secondary College a great educational provider.
Night at the Museum – Year 7 Humanities students
Over the past few weeks our Year 7 students have participated in their Legacy of Ancient China unit. This has been an engaging and inquiry based approach to their learning completed in their English and Humanities classes. Each student spent many weeks researching, making an interactive activity and creating an artefact. The presentation evening was held on the Junior Campus on Tuesday 31 October and it was wonderful to see so many parents at the college to view and discuss their child’s achievements. Congratulations to the Year 7 students who have produced some outstanding work and also to their Humanities teachers for their efforts in running and supporting this great learning opportunity.
Parent Opinion Survey – confirms Mount Waverley Secondary College is a great school!
Each year we survey a randomly selected cohort of parents to measure parent opinion of our college. I am thrilled to report our parent responses were very favourable and, in terms of general satisfaction with the college, were much higher than in the past two years. I am sure everyone would agree the reason why we are becoming a leading school is due to the combination of excellent staff, wonderful supportive parents and enthusiastic students who collaborate as a team to do their best. Congratulations to all members of our learning community whose valued contributions ensure that Mount Waverley Secondary College is a great school.
Last Working Bee for 2017 – Junior Campus
Our last working bee for 2017 will be held on Sunday 12 November from 9.00am until 12 noon. If you can spare some time on this day to help it would be great to see you at the Junior Campus.
Thank you to all the families who ordered a tray of mangoes in this year’s Mango Drive. We are expecting the mangoes to be delivered in the week starting 4 December. Families will be notified when they arrive and where to collect your order.
Mrs Karen Wade