Casual clothes day

The Term 2 Casual Clothes Day will be held next week at both campuses on Thursday 21 June. The money raised will go towards this year’s College Production.  Students who wear casual clothes on Thursday should bring a $2 donation to the cause. Thank you to the Year 11 and Year 8 student leaders who are organising a range of events on their respective campuses to celebrate the day.


VicSRC Ambassadors program

Earlier this term Gautam and Lynn (Year 10 Leaders) were selected to represent the students of Victoria in the inaugural Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) Ambassadors program. VicSRC Ambassadors are responsible for liaising between their student council and VicSRC, and representing the voices of their school’s student body to VicSRC.  VicSRC Ambassadors participate in a range of VicSRC events, and learn new skills to take back to their school.

This Wednesday this week Gautam and Lynn attended the Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS) Summit on behalf of the VicSRC.  The summit was held in Melbourne CBD and featured Dylan Alcott OAM (Paralympian and disability advocate) Jill Gallagher AO (Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner), The Hon. Daniel Andrews MP (Premier of Victoria), Matthew Guy MP (Leader of the Opposition), Deborah Glass OBE (Victorian Ombudsman) and many more influential Victorians.

Being selected as ambassadors is an incredible achievement, and attending this summit is was amazing opportunity for Gautam and Lynn.


Monash Youth Survey

Monash Youth Services, together with the Monash Youth Ambassadors, are currently encouraging all young people aged 10-25 who have a significant link to the City of Monash to complete the Monash Youth Survey.  The result of this survey will contribute to the Monash Youth Action Plan which guides the themes and actions that the City of Monash will take in response to the needs of young people in the community.

Everyone who completes the survey can go into the draw to win a year’s worth of Netflix and Spotify.  The winner will be notified via email on Monday 2 July. 

The survey is available online at or click here Monash Youth Survey.


New Zealand visitors

On Friday 8 June Andrea Griffin and Greta Hampton from Ashburton College in Christchurch New Zealand visited Melbourne to visit Mount Waverley Secondary College and find out more about our Student Voice program. Thank you to Year 11s Demetri and Jessalyn, Year 12s Maddy, Emma and Vidarshana and Year 8s Alanna and Anna who hosted Greta and Andrea, and demonstrated student voice and leadership in action.  Our visitors had an opportunity to meet students and staff at both our Senior and Junior Campuses, and had morning tea with Mrs Kate Rose (Student Leadership Coordinator, Junior Campus) and our Principal team. Thank you to everyone involved on the day.


Mount Matters Forum

The Mount Matters Forum will be held on the morning of Tuesday 26 June at our Senior Campus, and is an opportunity for our Mount Matters teams at Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 to share their findings and recommendations with the broader college community.  Student leaders will attend the forum along with the Mount Matters representatives from each year level and the college leadership team.  We look forward to hearing a summary of what our Mount Matters Representatives have discussed this term.


Monash Youth Services events

Monash Youth Services provide a range of resources and organise events and opportunities for young people in the City of Monash. Current opportunities include the Young Women’s Leadership Program and an upcoming movie night. More details can be found here:


Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) 

RYPEN is a Rotary sponsored personal development program. The program is open to young people aged between 14 and 17 years of age and is in the form of a three day seminar designed to assist the young participants to form their own values and moral standards.  Conducted by the District RYPEN Committee and in compliance with the RYPEN Program guidelines, awardees are sponsored and paid for by Rotary Clubs throughout District 9810. We are fortunate enough to be able to send two Mount Waverley Secondary College students to RYPEN again this year. 

Benefits of participating in RYPEN include developing skills to enhance self-awareness and self esteem; development of personal values and life skills; working in teams and building team dynamics; understanding how to set goals and the importance of goals in all areas of life; learning how to create motivation for oneself and for others; opportunity to focus on community as well as how and why we contribute.

The program includes a mix of presentations, discussions and demonstrations with practical applications; it includes personal challenges, outdoor activities, music, theatre and sport.

Location: RYPEN 2018 will be held at the Oasis Youth Camp, 66-72 Monbulk Road, Mt. Evelyn.

Dates: 4.00pm Friday 14 September to 3.30pm Sunday 16 September, 2018.

Cost: The cost of the camp is covered by the Rotary Club of Mount Waverley.

If you wish to apply: 

– Speak to a parent/guardian and seek their permission. 

– Email Miss Dureau ( by 3pm on Friday 29 June. Please describe briefly how you believe you would benefit from attending the RYPEN program. 

If you have any questions at all, please email me or see Miss Dureau.  


Parliament Prize 

Parliament Prize is competition for Victorian students in years 7-9 and years 10-12

The topic is: What event or person has had a major influence on the Victorian Parliament over its 162 year history?

You get to choose how you want to address this topic. Write an essay, make a video, design a poster, create a multimedia presentation – it’s up to you!

You could win $500 and $1000 for your school, presented at a ceremony in Parliament House!

Entries close on Friday 20 July 2018.

More information can be found here:


Miss Hayley Dureau
Head of Student Voice