VCE Parent Teacher Night
Thank you to all the students and parents who attended the VCE Parent Teacher interviews on Thursday 26 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 “Bring it On”. I was very impressed by the quality of student performances. The singing, dancing, acting and gymnastics were outstanding. A big thank you to our Alumni Abbie Rose and Sonia Birch for their outstanding choreography, Rick and Ray Liang who worked tirelessly as band members, Natalie Christopher in charge of marketing and the program, Felicity Jenkins who attended rehearsals and was the fly operator and Sarah Marshall who worked on projections. 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!
Nikki Max Aidan Rebecca
Jacquelyn Neave Breanna Alex
Chana Rebecca Ellery Laura
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; Mr Tom Frost and Mrs Cecilia Carlill – Vocal Coaches; Ms Jane Abley – Stage Manager; Mr James Davies and Mr Troy Downward (Instrumental Music Teachers) who were in the band, and all the other students and staff who helped behind the scenes.
This show was dedicated to the late Mrs Bindi Gatward and I know that Bindi would have been so proud of everyone’s achievements!
On Thursday 2 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 Vineth – Year 7
2nd prize Steve Martin
3rd prize Oshen – Year 10
4th prize Dylan B
5th prize Rhonda Palstra
6th prize Panduka – Year 12
Ticket Book Sellers prizes: 1st prize Jessica – Year 8
2nd prize Ally – Year 7
3rd prize Daniel – Year 8
4th prize Antonia – Year 8
5th prize Rachel – Year 9
We raised over $5,000 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:
Scorpion Technology Computers
Honeylight Consulting Pty Ltd
PSW Mount Waverley
Learning with Technologies
Link Educational Supplies Pty Ltd
Bunnings Notting Hill
Quinces Australia Group
Emerald Tourist Railway Board
Peridot Theatre Company
Thank you to the college community who supported this important fundraising event by purchasing or selling tickets.
Information Evenings 2018
Thank you to all the students and parents who attended our VCE information evening on Tuesday 7 August and the 2018 Year 10 information evening on Thursday 9 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