College Principal’s Report
Virtual Arts Festival
Our first Virtual Arts Festival was held recently and students could access this via the intranet. The quality of our students’ art work continues to amaze me and many awards were presented to students.
2020 People’s Choice Award was awarded to Alisha G – Year 10.
Year 9 Journalism – Sarah B, Mifa N
Year 9 Media – Isabelle W
Year 10 Media – Hanji C
Year 11 Media – Molly Rose M
Year 12 Media – Ayesha S
Congratulations to all these talented students!
Special thanks to Mrs Cecilia Carlill for creating this website and Ms Jane Carter, Head of The Arts and all of the Arts students and staff who were involved in this fantastic display of work.
Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars
Over 1500 applications from students across Victoria were received for the University of Melbourne Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars. Congratulations to Nora B and Talyssa E who were both accepted into the Class of 2022. We will recognise their great achievements at Presentation Night in Term 1 next year.
Texas Instruments National Codes Contest
Congratulations to Riveen G A and Joshua L of Year 7 and Chris W and Alex R of Year 9 who have made it through to the semi-finals of the first ever Texas Instruments National Codes Contest. The ten teams from around Australia are:
VIC – Mount Waverley Secondary College “Team RDI (Robotic Daily Intake)”
VIC – Mount Waverley Secondary College “So indóme mát- your anta”
VIC – Suzanne Cory High School “S.C.H.S 1”
VIC – Mentone Grammar School “The Linguinis”
VIC – Melbourne High School “Farmers Improved”
VIC – Melbourne High School “Saline Soldiers”
VIC – St Margaret’s School “MISS”
QLD – Columba Catholic College “EweWillWantToWater”
WA – Ridgeview Secondary College “Food Gurus”
WA – Ridgeview Secondary College “The Saucerers”
Special thanks to Mr Warren Mc Alister who has been mentoring the two teams.
2021 Year 7 Virtual Information Evening
It was wonderful to see over 500 parents and students attend our 2021 Year 7 Virtual Information Evening online on Tuesday 24 November. I spoke about what skills, attributes and strategies I would want my child to develop at school and encouraged the 2021 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!”
Just a reminder that Link Educational (our previous supplier) is now called Campion Education. You will need to create an account with them to view and purchase your students 2021 book list. Pick up will not be at the college as in previous years – options are delivery to your home address, or pick up from Campion at 341 Waverley Rd, Mount Waverley VIC . For current booklist orders please call Campion Education on 1300 433 982. For general enquiries, please contact the Campion Mount Waverley store on 9807 5422.
Exams on the Senior Campus
Over the last few weeks the Senior Campus has been a very busy place. Students in Year 9, 10 and 11 have been completing exams and teachers have been marking them and writing reports.
The VCAA exams have also been running since Tuesday 10 November. Thanks to all the subschool teams, support staff and teachers who have been involved in all of the exams. It is always a huge undertaking made even more complex this year with the processes put in place due to COVID19.
Our Year 12 VCAA examinations conclude on Wednesday 2 December 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 Wednesday 30 December.
A large number of our VCE teachers have been involved in assessing the written and performance exams for VCAA during term four. This work is important and it is a recognition of the expertise and experience of the teachers at the college.
Semester Two Reports
Teachers have been completing reports and feedback for their students. Year 7 to Year 11 students and parents/carers will receive an end of semester report via Compass on Friday 11 December. The reports are a culmination of the written feedback from their teachers with additional information on work behaviours and, for Year 7 to 10 students, Victorian Curriculum levels.
2021 Early Commencement
Our whole school will roll over to our 2021 timetable on Monday 30 November and our 2021 Year 8 students will begin classes on the Senior Campus. Early Commencement is a great way for students to get a head start on their studies for next year. I encourage all students to complete set homework and read their texts before returning to school next year. A special thank you to the staff for their efforts in running this program and in particular the subschool teams, faculty heads and Mr Scott Smith (timetable) for all of their hard work.
2021 Starting Dates
A reminder that Years 7, 9 and 12 students begin on Thursday, 28 January 2021. Year 8, 10 and 11 students begin on Friday, 29 January 2021.
Mrs Karen Wade