College Principal’s Report
Campus assemblies were held this week to celebrate the start of Early Commencement. At the Junior Campus assembly one of our alumni Ms Kimberlee Wells, CEO of Advertising Company TBWA, spoke to the students about her journey through school and her approach to leadership. She finished with a quote from Desmond Tutu “Always speak the truth to power.” At the Senior Campus assembly, the College Captains received their badges and our Year 12 Prefects were also recognised. We then heard from students about three recent overseas tours, the G’Day Space Trip, Victorian Young Leaders to India Program and German Study Tour. It was wonderful to hear about their experiences overseas and what they had learnt. Congratulations to all of our 2020 leaders and all of the students who participated in these assemblies.
Term 4 Working Bee
Thank you to all the staff, parents and students who attended the final working bee for the year on the Senior Campus last Sunday. Mulching and weeding took place and our gardens are looking great.
2019 Year 7 Information Evening
It was wonderful to see over 500 parents and students attend our 2020 Year 7 Information Evening on Tuesday 26 November. I spoke about what skills, attributes and strategies I would want my child to develop at school and encouraged the new Year 7 students to get involved in the many opportunities and extra curricula activities on offer at Mount Waverley Secondary College. I left the students with a quote from Dr Seuss “You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!”
2020 Early Commencement
Our whole school rolled over to our 2020 timetable this week and our 2019 Year 8 students have begun classes on the Senior Campus. Early Commencement is a great way for students to get a head start on their studies for next year. At our Senior Campus assembly I encouraged students to complete set homework and read their texts before returning to school next year.
2020 Starting Dates
A reminder that Years 7, 9 and 12 students begin on Wednesday 29 January. Year 8, 10 and 11 students begin on Thursday 30 January.
Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars
Over 1700 applications from students across Victoria were received for the University of Melbourne Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars. Congratulations to Rachel Tan who was accepted into the Class of 2021. We will be recognising Rachel’s great achievement at Presentation Night.
Students receiving awards for Presentation Night will be informed next week. Presentation Night will be held in the Besen Centre at Mount Scopus College on Friday December 13 at 7.30pm. Further Information regarding tickets sales will be emailed out to families.
Year 7 State Finalists
Congratulations to our Year 7 Boys State Hockey and Baseball teams who competed in the State Finals last week. Thank you to Mr Peter Young who coached both teams.
Our Year 7 Girls competed in the Cricket Finals last Tuesday finishing 3rd in the State. Special thanks to Mr Greg Campbell for coaching this team.
It is great to see the strength of our sporting programs across the college. Well done to our Sport Leaders Mr Danny Gwynne and Mr Liam Wall for their tireless work in this area.
Our Year 12 VCAA examinations concluded last week and as you can imagine the organisation of these exams is a huge logistical task. Thank you to Mr Matt Cara, Senior Subschool Leader for overseeing this process along with our Chief Examiner, Mr Alex Bernhardt. We now await our Year 12 results which are released on Thursday 12 December.
Mrs Karen Wade