Mount Waverley Secondary College has a lot to offer
It is a very important time of the year for parents of Year 6 students who are visiting secondary schools to decide which school will best meet the needs of their child. During the past few weeks we have had hundreds of people visiting Mount Waverley Secondary College to assess the learning opportunities on offer.
Prospective parents and students discover that our college has a culture where everyone values learning with students and teachers who work their hardest to achieve excellence in learning outcomes. We inform these visitors that our college is supported by the local community and adheres to strong traditions.
Open Night was held on Thursday 26 April. Over 600 people attended throughout the day and the feedback from the community was again extremely positive. I know the local community recognises Mount Waverley Secondary College as a great school. Congratulations to Mr Andrew Batchelor for organising our Open Night and a big thank you to my dedicated team of staff and students who attended and ensured our tours and displays were both enjoyable and informative.
State Swimming Success
Five students represented our school at the School Sport Victoria State Swimming Championships, held recently at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. Our students achieved some excellent times in the pool and achieved some of our best ever results at the State level.
Congratulations to our gold medallist Merryn H who won the Girls 50m Backstroke, Merryn also won a silver medal in the 200m Freestyle.
Congratulations also to Alex L who won a silver medal in the boys 50m Breaststroke and to Jordan H, Alex L, Tony S, Tolly N who won silver in the 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay. A fantastic achievement!
Senior Campus Assembly
Today – Friday 4 May, we held a successful Senior Campus assembly which focused on the theme of ‘Celebrating Success’. I spoke to the students and staff not only about the importance of setting goals but the need to celebrate success when they achieve their goals.
Our Commonwealth Medallist, Emily Whitehead from Year 12 and Pacific Rim Gymnastics Gold Medallist, Talia Folino from Year 11 were our special guests and they shared their experience of their recent competitions and spoke about their journey in achieving their goals.
The assembly exemplified how strong our student leadership program is growing. Year 11 leaders Demitri, Heather and Laura did a great job as MCs and other leaders spoke to the students regarding various items. Julian L of Year 12 sang the school song and National Anthem with pride and Jessica Y performed a brilliant violin solo.
Congratulations to all of the students and staff involved in this assembly. It was another wonderful celebration of our learning community.
Term 2 Working Bee
Our Term 2 working bee will be held on Sunday 20 May on the Senior Campus. There are many tasks we need to attend to including planting, mulching, painting and weeding. Please keep this date free in your diary. If you have any time spare between 9am and 12 noon on this day we would love to see you.
Mrs Karen Wade