VET Hospitality

VetThe VET Hospitality students held their Certificate II in Kitchen Operations Showcase Evening Dinner on Wednesday the 24th of August. The VET Hospitality students invited their families, friends and teachers to enjoy a set menu where the meals was selected, planned, prepared, cooked, practiced and served by the students.

The students and invited guests believed the evening meal was a huge success. The showcase highlighted the student’s individual skills and demonstrated to their guests and teachers an understanding of how far the students have come this year and how their skills have progressed in developing hospitality industry standards.

The planning for this evening began 3-4 weeks ago where a three course menu had to be chosen that would include ingredients that belong in the following categories; Appetisers, Salads, Fruit, Vegetables, Eggs and Farinaceous.

On the day of the event, the students began preparing all the dishes for the menu and it went very smoothly. Of course there were a few hiccups along the way, a component of one of the desserts didn’t work the first time around so later it had to be remade. The risotto dish took a lot more teamwork than the students thought to ensure the rice didn’t burn and stick.  Closer to the service time, the students were a little pushed for time, but this is where they all showcased their skills and worked together very well as a team; teamwork is what made this evening a huge success.

A huge thank you to all the guests who attended and to the students who made it work so well. All students should be very proud of their efforts and to Mrs O’Connor for providing the skills, knowledge and guidance to ensure the evening dinner be possible.

By: Ricki Plevey – Second Year VET Hospitality Student.

The Week That Was – Term 3 Week 8

F-6 Dunmunkle Athletics Carnival

The 2016 F-6 Dunmunkle Athletics Carnival took place last Monday August 22. All the F-6 students went to Marnoo for the day and participate in the annual Athletics carnival. It was great day of activity and fun watching the younger students of the college running, jumping, throwing and participating in relays. I enjoyed my visit to the carnival and enjoyed seeing our student participating and demonstrating a variety of our school values. I would like to thank all our staff, students and families for making the day a fun and memorable day. Continue reading “The Week That Was – Term 3 Week 8”

Year 10 Parent Information Session

On Wednesday August 10 a parent information session will be held to outline the year 11 educational options available to students in 2017. In an ever changing educational environment it is very important that students continue their education as long as possible and that they be given the chance to follow a pathway that will assist their needs.

The information session will outline VCE, VET and VCAL options available and will introduce parents to the appropriate staff who will be able to provide assistance and direction throughout their child’s year 11 and 12 schooling. I encourage ALL parents of potential 2017 year 11 students to attend this very important information session.