Our School is a Safe School
The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence was held across Australia on Friday, 16 March 2018. Mount Waverley Secondary College joined over 2300 schools who signed up for the day to commit to take a stand against bullying. Our students were involved in a variety of activities on the day including signing a pledge against bullying in our school.
Term 1 – Working Bee
Thank you to all the parents, students and staff who attended the Term 1 working bee on Sunday 18 March at the Junior Campus. A lot of great work was achieved including mulching and weeding of our garden beds.
Our Community, a Global Community
As the world is changing it is not enough for us just to be citizens of Mount Waverley Secondary College, but we also need to be global citizens. We need to be active participants in our multicultural society and respect the people for their similarities and differences. One way we can achieve this is by welcoming international visitors to the college.
On Thursday 22 March a delegation of New Zealand educators from Mountainview High School and Te Aroha College visited our college, to see and hear about the great work being achieved in our Student Voice area. Congratulations to Ms Hayley Dureau our Head of Student Voice and all of our student leaders who helped host this visit.
On Tuesday 10 March thirty students and two staff arrived from our sister school Justus Leibig Schule in Darmstadt, Germany.
On Wednesday 21 March we welcomed staff and students from our sister city Natori in Japan. I would like to congratulate Mr Tim Hocking and Dr Les Mullins for overseeing the organisation of these visits and sincerely thank all of the families who volunteered to be host families. I know that the experience of hosting an international visitor is enriching and rewarding for all involved.
Last night I had the pleasure of attending the MWSC Jazz Night which was held at Dizzy’s Jazz Club in Richmond. Congratulations to our two Music Captains Alex and Kelvin who oversaw the organisation of the night. I was proud to see our students perform with such joy and dedication in a professional venue. Performances included student solos from Aneka, Gavin, Kelvin, Alex, Vuyo and Julian and ensembles such as the Senior Choir, VCE Guitar ensembles and Senior Stage Band. Also performing for the first time was the Year 9 group called ‘You’re Out of the Band’. Special thanks to alumni Sylvie Tang and Mitch Hand who performed on the night and all of the Instrumental Music teachers who also took the stage. I know that all members of the audience thoroughly enjoyed the evening’s entertainment.
Shade Sails on the Junior Campus
Our shade sails have been installed on the Junior Campus and look great. Congratulations to Mr Bill Thomas our Head of Community Engagement for writing a successful grant application for the Department of Health and Human Services Shade Sail Grant, which enabled this to happen.
End of Term 1 – Start of Term 2
Students will be dismissed at 2.30pm on Thursday 29 March and we look forward to their return for Term 2 on Monday 16 April.
Uniform Changeover Time
Winter uniform starts in Term 2, although for the first two weeks of term there is a change over period where the students can wear either summer or winter uniform. Please ensure that your students have the correct college uniform which is only supplied by PSW located at 290 Stephensons Road, Mount Waverley.
First term 2018 has been an exciting time for teaching and learning at Mount Waverley Secondary College. I hope everyone enjoys some family time over the holidays and I encourage all senior students to ensure a balance between study and relaxation. Develop a study timetable and stick to it, it will be worth it. Have a safe and relaxing holiday.
Mrs Karen Wade