College Principal’s Report
Congratulations to the following Year 12 students; Anne F who had her Studio Arts work shortlisted for the VCAA Top Arts Exhibition and Ethan L who had his Visual Communication Design work shortlisted in the VCAA Top Design Exhibition. Their pieces have been shortlisted from thousands of works from around the state and is an indication of how our Visual Arts program is growing from strength to strength.
The Stan Gallery Exhibition
I had the pleasure of visiting the Stan Gallery in Mount Waverley last Wednesday night to see the launch of an exhibition of our Year 11 and 12 students’ artwork on display. It was great to see our students work displayed in a gallery setting.
The Stan Gallery is located at 49 Stanley Avenue, Mount Waverley, and you are most welcome to visit this exhibition which will continue through to Sunday 17th December during the following hours: Thursdays & Fridays 1.00pm – 6.00pm Saturdays & Sunday 9:00am – 2:00pm. My sincere thanks to all the staff and volunteers at the gallery who made me feel most welcome.
PSW Exclusive Shopping Night
Thank you to all our 2024 Year 7 parents and students who attended our exclusive shopping night at PSW our unform supplier recently. This was a great way for our families to receive excellent service as they prepare our new cohort of students for secondary school next year.
Secondhand Uniform/Book Sale
Special thanks to everyone who donated books or uniform items to our second-hand sale which was held on Friday 24 November. We raised over $7,000 which will be used to help support student-led initiatives. I would like to sincerely thank all of our wonderful parent volunteers who ran the sale on this day.
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.
Our Year 12 VCAA examinations concluded on Wednesday 15 November and as you can imagine the organisation of these exams is a huge logistical task. Thank you to Mr James Johnston, Senior Subschool Leader for overseeing this process along with our Chief Examiner, Mr Peter Schneider. We now await our Year 12 results which are released on Monday 11 December.
2024 Early Commencement
Our whole school rolled over to our 2024 timetable on Monday 27 November and our 2023 Year 8 students began 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 sub school teams, faculty heads and Mr Scott Smith (timetabler) for all their hard work.
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 Monday 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.
Term 4 College Christmas Raffle
We have been working hard on sourcing some great prizes for our Christmas raffle for this term. Over $4500 worth of prizes have been donated including a Soniq 55” TV, Novetel Accommodation and meal voucher, Mercator Ceiling fan, Brilliant Bathroom Heat Lamp and Exhaust fan and more. The MWSC raffle is running online, and tickets can be purchased via Compasstix.
Please support the college by purchasing either raffle tickets for $2.50ea or $12.50 for a book of 5 tickets or $25 for a book of 10 tickets. Feel free to forward the Compasstix link to family and friends. All proceeds will go toward student led initiatives. Raffle tickets can now be purchased online via Compasstix link : https://compasstix.com/e/3nmkqp564b
Online college raffle and is due to close on Sunday 3 December at 4pm. Raffle to be drawn and winners announced on Wednesday 6 December.
The Mount Waverley Secondary College ‘Jazz under the Stars’ evening is an annual event which will be held next Wednesday 6 December on the Senior Campus. The concert will feature the MWSC Jazz Bands, Past Captains Band, Super Band, Staff and Alumni Bands and will begin at 4.30pm for a sausage sizzle and music will start at 5pm. Please enter via Gate 5, Beaufort Street.
This wonderful evening is an outdoor picnic style event where families are asked to bring a chair and a picnic to enjoy with friends.
Proceeds from the $5 entry donation and sausage sizzle will go toward the Generations in Jazz Festival 2024.
We hope to see you there!
Year End Program (YEP)
The YEP Program will then run from Monday 11th December until Wednesday 13th December for students in Years 7-10 who have enrolled in this program. Students will receive information regarding this program next week.
This year, Presentation Night will be held on Thursday 14 December at The Besen Centre, 7.00pm, 87-89 Station Street, Burwood. Students will be notified if they are to receive an award and will attend a rehearsal at the college next Thursday 7 December during the school day. Information regarding rehearsals and how families can purchase tickets for the night will be emailed out shortly.
Mrs Karen Wade