From Mr Phillips
The past month has been extremely busy in the music department with a focus on both the Victorian Schools Music Festival and Royal South Street, Ballarat. There have been many outstanding results achieved. Congratulations to all teachers and students involved.
Symphonic Band ( Mr Bonnett) - 1st Place
Intermediate Stage Band (Ms Pero)
- 2nd Place
Intermediate Strings (Mr Lam) - 2nd Place
Jazz Combo ( Mr Clarkson) - 2nd Place
Jazz Solos Justin Thomas - 2nd Place
Junior Choir (Mr Jacques) - Silver
Symphony Orchestra (Ms Pero) - 3rd Place
Training Strings (Ms Kennedy) - 3rd Place
Senior Stage Band (Ms Pero) - Honourable Mention with 90 points, 5 points between HM and first place getter.
Senior Choir (Mr Jacques) - Honourable Mention
Training Band (Miss Grinter) - Honourable Mention
Intermediate Concert Band (Mr Bonnett) - Highly Commended
Out of the 15 sections entered we received 12 placings and mentions.
Heritage Perpeptual Scholarship
The Heritage and Alumni group of Ringwood Secondary College is pleased to offer this scholarship again to a worthy applicant completing VCE in 2017.
Applications from within and outside the school are eligible. Timelines for these applications and interviews will be notified in early term 4, 2016.
The concrete has been poured and the building will take on a new appearance early next term. The scheduled works in the coming fortnight are waterproofing of retaining walls and further concrete slab works on the ground. There will be a major electrical upgrade in the term break and the portable toilet re-locatable will be demolished. Structural steel work will also commence shortly.
Sporting Hall of Fame
On Thursday morning I had the pleasure of being involved in the induction of Ian Holland into our Sporting Hall for his achievements in cricket. Ian has been at the forefront of the success of the Ringwood Cricket Club and is currently looking to cement his place in the Victorian team. He harbors the desire to eventually play for Australia. Ian was the College’s Head Prefect in 2008 and we congratulate him on his post school achievements.
The guest speaker for the breakfast was David Richards, former student, head prefect, teacher and head of the International Cricket Council. David was able to provide some useful advice to the young people present and particularly around balance and looking after your physical development as well as cognitive development.
At the end of term 3 we are saying goodbye to a number of staff members who are retiring after many years of teaching.
Best wishes are extended to Mrs Julie Gleeson (French) and Mrs Christine Ross (Foods) for a healthy and happy retirement and thank you for your contribution to Ringwood Secondary College. We also thank our IT Services technician Mr Ross Witherby and First Aid Attendant Mrs Heather Eisermann for their work over the past years as they tackle new challenges in their careers. I am sure that Ms Jess Lambden is awaiting the birth of her first child with great excitement, as she commences a period of family leave. We wish you well in tackling the challenges in this exciting journey.
Finally, I would like to extend my regards to all students and their families for a safe and relaxing term break and to all the VCE Year 12 students, use the time available as well as you can to prepare for the upcoming exam period.