Opportunity of a Lifetime

The Rotary Clubs of Horsham and Horsham East are looking for young persons who would be interested in being part of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.

An information night will be held at  FedUni, Room 20/21 Grampians Building M (Grey Building), 289 Bailie st Horsham on Thursday April 27th  at 7.30pm, for interested students and their families.

Further information can be obtained from the District 9780 Rotary Youth Exchange Website or calling Wendy James 0428 504 080 , Pam Capstick 0407 848 569 or Graham Gerlach 0418 504 333

Applicants must be aged between 15 years and 17ó years on the 01 January of the year of their departure. They are required to provide personal referees and current school reports that endorse they are making sound progress at school and have a general interest in people and places. They should possess a good general knowledge of Australia – its political system, socio-economic policies and its involvement in international affairs.

Applicants must have displayed high standards of personal conduct and attitudes which are widely accepted in our community. They must have an outgoing personality and be interested in cultural or outdoor pursuits.

Rotary is looking for young people who can act as young ambassadors.

F-6 CEP Excursion

The Years F-6 students attended the ‘Indigenous Education’ production in Rupanyup on last Tuesday. The ‘Aboriginal for a Day’ program immersed students in the Australian Indigenous Culture. They travelled to Rupanyup and had a wonderful experience being involved in the ‘Aboriginal for a Day’ program. This production was a history lesson about Australian Aborigines presented by some Koorie elders. The feedback has been very positive. Thank you to the F-6 staff who organised and attended the production with the students.

Top Design Excursion

Our VCE Technology students and staff went to the Top Design exhibition last week. 20 VCE students who are doing Food Technology, Product and Design or Visual Communications along with their teachers, Mrs Anne Sudholz, Mr Shane Williams and Mrs Leanne Jenion travelled to Melbourne to visit the Melbourne Museum which was hosting the Top Design exhibition. This exhibition was a showcase of the top 10% of folios from the 2016 VCE students in these technology subjects. It was a long day but a worthwhile one for all concerned.

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund help ensure that no student misses out on the opportunity to join their classmates for important, educational and fun activities. It is part of making Victoria the Education State and the Government’s commitment to breaking the link between a student’s background and their achievements.

  • CSEF will be provided to eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.
  • If you hold a valid means – tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF.
  • The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the
    benefit of your child.
  • The annual CSEF amount per student is:
    – $125 per student in the F-6 area of the college and
    – $225 per student in the year 7-12 area of the college

How to Apply: Contact the school office to obtain a CSEF application form.

Year 7 Camp to Roses Gap

Last Wednesday saw the year 7 cohort head off to Roses Gap in the Grampians for the annual year 7 camp. The students spent 3 days doing a range of exciting activities but the overriding aim of the camp was to get the students to know each other and get ready for 6 years of secondary education. The camp went very well from all reports.

Thank you to Mr Shane Williams for organising and running the camp. I would also like to thank Mrs Leanne Jenion and Mrs Anne Sudholz for helping to make this camp a great start to secondary schooling for the 2017 Year 7 cohort.

Laser Tag

Part of the Big Day Out activities, Year 7  and 8 students visit Bearnie’s Battlefield in the Grampians. The students went to battle with Laser tag guns in the bush.

MS Outdoor Education Camp

Our middle school Outdoor Education students travelled to Little Desert for their 3 day bush walking camp last week. The camp ran from Wednesday to Friday and from all reports the camp was a great success. The 16 students spent the 3 days bush-walking and learning valuable survival skills. Thank you to Mr Shannon Argall for organising and running the camp.

Advance Camp

Our Year 9 ‘Advance’ students travelled to Portland for their 3 day bush walking camp. The camp ran from Wednesday to Friday and from all reports the camp was a great success. The 14 students spent the 3 days bushwalking and learning valuable survival skills. Thank you to Mr Nathan Sachse for organizing and running the camp and to Mr Shane Williams and Ms Hayley McDonald who attended and supported students.