Select Entry Schools Success
Congratulations to the Year 8 students who have been selected to attend Department of Education and Training, Select Entry Schools in 2019. Whilst we are sorry to see you go we know the preparatory work and educational grounding you received at Mount Waverley Secondary College over the past two years will hold you in high stead for every success in the future.
Victoria State Schools Spectacular
Two of our talented students performed in the State Schools Spectacular on Saturday 15 September. Felicia and Joseph played in a strings band called ‘Playing with the Beat.’ Our Senior Choir and Flute ensemble also performed in the foyer on the day. Thank you to Mr Tom Frost, Ms Alahana Somerville and Mrs Tijtje Ellis our Head of Music who attended on the day.
Choose Maths Awards
Congratulations to Ms Hayley Dureau who was one of ten Mathematics teachers from around the country shortlisted for a Choose Maths Teacher Award, an award presented by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute. Hayley then went on to win the Outstanding Secondary Teacher Category. Hayley was nominated by Deakin University lecturer Mrs Gaye Williams (pictured left).
Well done Hayley!
We had a great turn up to the Term 3 working bee on the Junior Campus on Sunday 9 September. Thank you to Mr Ian MacLeod for organising this important community event. Special thanks to all parents, students and staff who attended on the day. New plants were planted at the entrance of the Junior Campus and a lot of mulching was achieved.
The Melbourne Principals’ Scholarship
Congratulations to Emma G of Year 12 who has been awarded a Melbourne Principals’ Scholarship. Offered from 2019, this scholarship is available to Victorian Year 12 VCE or International Baccalaureate students in recognition of their academic achievement and contribution to their school or wider community.
On Tuesday 18 September we hosted another international delegation, this time from China. Staff from Beijing Chinese Language and Culture College and the Principal of No. 2 High School of East China Normal University in Shanghai visited our Senior Campus to hear and see the wonderful programs we have to offer. These visitors were hosted by the Xin Jin Shan Chinese Language and Cultural School which operates from our college on the weekends.
It was great to see so many students accompany their parents at parent/student/teacher interviews on Thursday 13 September. A three-way discussion with parents, students and a teacher is highly productive in assisting students to plan for continued improved learning. Thank you to all parents and students who acknowledged the importance of these interviews by their attendance. Also thank you to teachers for their earnest preparation, allowing comprehensive, helpful feedback to be provided to families.
Emily W of Year 12 incredible year continues as she was announced the winner of the 2018 Leader Junior Sports Star Award, not only for the Mornington Peninsula region, but overall for Victoria as well! The award was presented at a gala ceremony held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and was presented by Mr Stephen Quartermain, with special appearances from sporting legends Mr Mathew Richardson, Mr Michael Klim and Dr Jessica Gallagher. Congratulations Emily!!
Mount Waverley Secondary College is again conducting a Mango Fundraising Drive. Details on how to order have been sent to all families via Compass. You can order a tray of 14-20 ‘Kensington Pride’ mangoes for only $27 (approximately 7kg of fruit, number per tray varies with size). Orders must be submitted online by Wednesday 31 October via trybooking.com: https://www.trybooking.com/YDSV
Families will be notified closer to the time when delivery of the mangoes are expected and the date, time and venue to collect your order. Thank you in anticipation of your support.
I wish all students and their families a safe and restful holiday. Year 12 students will be attending revision over the holidays and need to ensure that they are consistently revising their course-work. In addition students should be practising past exam papers under timed conditions. Examination papers can be viewed on the VCAA website: www.VCAA.vic.edu.au. Students should access and read the assessment reports for each study on this website. These are written by the examiners and highlight common strengths and weaknesses in student answers. I cannot stress enough the importance of using these holidays for revision and study purposes.
I would like to thank all of the teachers for their hard work during the term, and wish them a safe and happy holidays.
Mrs Karen Wade