College Principal’s Report
Mount Waverley Secondary College’s Exemplary Sporting Program
We are very proud of our many sporting teams who represent our college admirably during competition against other schools. People regularly comment on our students’ excellent behaviour and good sportsmanship. Our sports program is going from strength to strength and this is a tribute to our families who encourage in their children a love of sport and doing their best. Congratulations to all our students who participate in our college sports, district sports, zone finals and state finals, we are proud of the high participation rate of our students in sport.
I would also like to thank Mr Liam Wall and Mr Danny Gwynne, our Sports Coordinators, who oversee sporting programs across the college, and all of the other staff who give up their time to coach and run practice sessions for sporting teams.
District Cross Country
Our students have continued the Mount Waverley Secondary College tradition of participating in large numbers in sport by their active involvement in the school cross country event. It is rewarding to see our students committing themselves to leading a life of fun and fitness through participating in sport whilst also learning the life-long skills and values of team work and good sportsmanship.
The District Cross Country event took place on Tuesday 7 May. Mount Waverley Secondary College performed extremely well on the day with over 150 students participating. I congratulate all of the students who competed and represented our college with pride. Thanks to Mr Liam Wall and Mr Danny Gwynne for all of their hard work in getting the team ready for this event.
Well done to the following students who will now compete at the zone level on Tuesday 18 June:
|12/13 Boys||14 Boys||15 Boys||16 Boys||17 – 20 Boys|
|Andrew D – 1st place||Jake N – 2nd place||Morris D – 5th place||Izak B – 1st place||Finn H – 7th place|
|Thaurl H – 4th place||Henry C – 10th place||Ethan B – 6th place||Alexander K – 3rd place||Kyle N – 8th place|
|Noah B – 5th place||Shion M – 13th place||Nicholas H – 7th place||Tom H – 5th place||Luke F – 9th place|
|Hayden V – 6th place||Luke L – 15th place||Brendon J – 8th place||Ryan K – 7th place||Daniel B – 10th place|
|Max K – 8th place||Nicholas C – 12th place||Jack A – 8th place||Connor W – 13th place|
|Omar A – 9th place||Lachlan B – 13th place||Alec F – 12th place|
|Austin H – 11th place||Harrison C – 14th place|
|Rihan R – 13th place||14 Girls||Samson K – 15th place|
|Matthew M – 14th place||Alina B – 6th place||15 Girls|
|Kayden L – 7th place||Zali M – 1st place||17 – 20 Girls|
|12/13 Girls||Elise H – 9th place||Anneliese B – 3rd place||16 Girls||Imogen T – 6th place|
|Aisha H – 2nd place||Mia J – 11th place||Taya F – 10th place||Alannah T – 2nd place||Jess B – 8th place|
|Aleisha C – 3rd place||Anastasia R – 12th place||Clementine J – 11th place||Viola H – 7th place||Natalie L – 13th place|
|Charlotte E – 12th place||Hiruki M – 13th place||Zara A – 15th place||Ellen L – 8th place||Bella K – 15th place|
All State Jazz Gala Concert
On Saturday night 8 May our Jazz band performed at the All State Jazz Gala Concert as they won their section at the recent The Victorian All Schools Jazz Championships. It was an amazing concert with recent competing jazz ensembles and jazz choirs across the State playing. They also featured Australian Vocal group, ‘The Idea of North’ and a jazz ensemble with some of Australia’s best jazz musicians. It was a wonderful overall experience for our stage band students.
Ross Irwin a renowned jazz musician specifically spoke in his concluding speech about Chris R of Year 10 who came a close second as best jazz soloist out of over 100 bands and choirs. It was a proud moment for Chris. Special thanks to Mrs Tijtje Keatley and Mr Nathan Liow for attending with our students.
Well done to all of our Year 7 and 9 students who completed their NAPLAN tests in language conventions, writing, reading and numeracy this week. As you can imagine with over 600 students sitting these tests a lot of organisation and planning is involved. Special thanks to Mr Matthew Turner, Testing and Assessment Coordinator and Ms Lauren Kelly, Head of Student Learning and Growth in overseeing this process and the Sub School teams for all of their support.
Preparing for Examinations
At this time of year our students are diligently studying for their outcomes and exams. It has been pleasing to see students studying in the library and VCE Centre, attending Homework Club, catching up with teachers for additional support and attending revision classes to ensure they are thoroughly prepared for their exams.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish each student all the best for their SACs and exams. I am sure they will be rewarded with results that reflect the hard work that has been undertaken throughout the first semester. Our learning community is proud of the way our students approach their learning, whether it be academic studies, learning a musical instrument, mastering a drama performance, or representing our college in one of our many leadership programs. Our students and teachers approach all activities with great enthusiasm, matching this with hard work and knowing they will achieve success by giving their best.
Exam Dates 2021:
Year 9 : Monday 31 May – Monday 7 June
Year 10 : Monday 24 May – Friday 28 May and Monday 7 June – Thursday 10 June
Year 11 : Monday 31 May – Thursday 10 June
Year 12 SACs : Monday 31 May – Thursday 10 June
General Achievement Test (GAT) : Wednesday 9 June
Mrs Karen Wade