Celebrations, Events and Opportunities
This week we have been speaking with students around the importance of using Term 4 well to finish the year on strong note. Our Year 12s are leading the way and are well on track in their final weeks of formal classes. It’s a very positive experience to speak with our students around Northcote highlights and how it feels to know the finish line is in sight. A feature of the 2017 group is their commitment to learning in partnership with teachers and friends. This was highlighted during the holiday period where students took advantage of teacher supported VCE unit 3 / 4 revision classes and the ConnectEd Program. The school was a busy place. Our year 12s are on the home run and we wish them well for the final two weeks of classes, swot vac and then exams. Upcoming highlights include Farewell Breakfast, Graduation and then the formal post final exams – a great way to finish the year together. Tonight I was privileged to be part of the audience for the unit 4 Extended Investigations research practice presentations from an assessment of Geoff Boycott’s personal and cricketing strengths and challenges to considering What is the value of art and to whom? – congratulations to you all.
Northcote On Tour
International travel has been a feature of the past few weeks with language study tours to Italy (2 weeks) and France (4 weeks). Later this week the Victorian Young Leaders to China depart for a 6 week immersion program – Liz Lenthall is leading a group of students and schools for the Department of Education.
Take the opportunity this week to see Morphing: a play written by English/Drama teacher Harley Hefford, directed by Freya Viney (Year 11) and featuring our students on stage, backstage and front of house. The Meliora Sequamar Awards on October 18 celebrate students nominated by students and staff who have Followed the Better Path and contributed to learning and school life in a myriad of ways.
Permanent Buildings and Landscapes for Northcote High: a new Masterplan
Do you know that in 2018 Northcote will have 1800 students, but permanent facilities for 900?
You may have noted in the Northcote Leader that a 2-storey relocatable building has been allocated to Northcote High for 2018. Whilst appreciated, permanent facilities are what we need.
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Improvements to landscapes, replacement of carpet in the Main building and painting of the GCC have all happened across the holiday period.
You may also notice A Block has been demolished over the holidays to make way for our new Performing Arts Hub. This has prompted lots of connects from past students noting A block is gone and keen to hear of future developments at their school.
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