Melton Mail

31 July 2017
Issue Thirteen
Dates To Remember
Principal's Report
Assistant Principals' Report
Sub Schools
 MSC Information 
College News
Wellbeing
Careers/Pathways
STEM for Girls
Co-Curricular Program
Inaugural African Diaspora Women Summit
Outdoor Ed.
Duke of Edinburgh
Sport
Community
Melton Secondary College
03 9743 3322
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Melton, Victoria, 3337
AU

Dates To Remember

August

Tuesday 1 August 

Year 10 (2018) Course Counselling 12 pm to 7 pm

Netball - Intermediate Girls

Soccer - Senior Boys

Wednesday 2 August

Badminton - Intermediate Boys

Soccer - Intermediate Girls

Thursday 3 August

Year 9 ODE - Werribee Gorge State Park

Monday 7 to Friday 11 August

Diversity Week

Japan Sister School Visit

Tuesday 8 August

Year 10 Japanese - Sovereign Hill

Student Early Finish - 1.39 pm

Friday 11 August

Year 8 to Year 9 (2018) Subject Supermarket

Monday 14 August

Year 9 (2018) Parent Evening

Monday 14 to Friday 18 August

Science Week

Monday 21 August

Student Early Finish - 1.39 pm

Tuesday 22 August

Year 12 ODE - Tree Adventure

School Council Meeting

Friday 25 August

Year 10 Formal - Witchmount Estate

Monday 28 August to 1 September

Year 10 Work Experience

Tuesday 29 August

Year 8 to 10 EAL Girls - ABCN

Thursday 31 August

Year 7 Immunisation

September

Wednesday 13 September

Year 7 (2018) Enrolment Interviews

Thursday 21 September - 11.45 am to 7.30 pm

Parent Teacher Conference

Friday 22 September

End of Term 3 - 3.10 pm dismissal

Principal's Report

Ms Andrèe Poulter - Acting Principal

I hope the winter holiday break was a rejuvenating time for all our families, students and staff. During this time families would have had time to read Semester 1 Reports together and hopefully students have set some goals for Semester 2. It is important to both celebrate your child’s successes and help them strive for continuous improvement.

Term 3 is an important time for making the initial decision about 2018 for many year levels. Years 8, 9 and 10 students have been involved in learning about the subjects offered in the next year level through Subject Supermarkets. There will also be opportunities for parents/guardians to attend Information Evenings and for Year 9 & 10 students there are individual course counselling sessions. Parents/guardians play a very important role in assisting their sons and daughters make wise decisions about subjects and pathways. Our Careers Team is available for further appointments if you feel this is necessary.

 

Next week we will be celebrating Diversity Week. The Community Engagement Committee led by Ms Jenny Buckle have organised a School Assembly and a range of activities throughout the week. This is a time for us to enjoy the richness of each individual’s distinctive characteristics, beliefs and cultural heritage. Melton Secondary College is a growing community which also means there is growing diversity. At this time we like to remember both the things we have in common as human beings and the amazing range of things that makes each one of us unique. The College will also be hosting five young students from Japan who will be arriving this week from our sister school. In the September holidays seven of our students will then be hosted in Japan.

 

Ms Andrèe Poulter

Acting Principal

 

Assistant Principals' Report

Mr Alan Devine

Mrs Jenny Buckle

Mrs Ruby Dhir - Acting Assistant Principal

Parent Opinion Survey 2017

WE WANT OUR PARENTS TO TELL US WHAT THEY THINK

 

Our school is conducting a survey to find out what parents think of our school. The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents at each school.

 

It is designed to assist our school in gaining an understanding of parents’ perception of school climate, student engagement and relationships with our parent community. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.

 

The survey will be conducted online by ORIMA Research Pty Ltd and only takes 15 minutes to complete. The survey can be accessed via desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile at any convenient time within the fieldwork period from Monday 7th August to Sunday 27th August.

 

Approximately 40 per cent of parents will be invited to participate in this year’s survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous.

The online survey is available in English, Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Chin (Hakha) and Hindi

Survey language guides will be provided in a range of languages including Albanian, Bengali, Burmese, Cantonese, Dari, Filipino, Greek, Gujarati, Indonesian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Malayalam, Pashto, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish or Urdu.

The survey results will be reported back to our school at the end of September and the information will be shared with School Council and through the Melton Mail. One example of how we used last year’s Parent Opinion Survey results was to plan an improved 2017 Y6-7 transition program for our students.

 

For further information, please speak to your child’s teacher or visit: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/management/improvement/Pages/performsurveyparent.aspx

Diversity Day

Melton Secondary College will celebrate the diversity of our school population during our Diversity Week from August 7th to August 11th.

 

We share the Melton City Council vision, where every member of our community belongs.

 

http://www.melton.vic.gov.au/Services/People/Cultural-Diversity/I-Belong

 

We cordially invite all members of our School community to our assembly on Monday 7th August beginning at 9.10am. Our Mayor Sophie Ramsey and Cr Ken Hardy will be in attendance. A tour of our Doctor’s in School Wellbeing centre will take place after the assembly, followed by Morning tea in our Conference room.

Sub Schools

Junior Sub School

On Tuesday 18th July, Year 7 and 8 students were part of an incursion called “Raise the Heart”. This ran as a play with the 2 performers taking on the characters of students from a secondary college that were facing many of the same challenges in and out of school that students face. The performance carefully, and with a little bit of humour, examined how secondary school students can be placed in situations that can be out of their control. Sometimes students need extra support to overcome challenges found from home.  There are times that students need guidance to make the right choices.  Students are asked to seek support from their Team Leaders and Wellbeing team when required. Both Year levels were outstanding in how they focused and related to the scenarios being created.

We will also be reviewing semester reports and speaking with students at risk about their reports. We would appreciate that Parents could revisit their students reports and make sure they are still focused.

Middle Sub School

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome back all Middle School students as we embark upon Term 3 for 2017. The term promises to be yet another one full of opportunities for our students to continue their journey towards Year 10 and Year 11 in 2018. Whilst the weather has not started that positively, we have been pleased with the manner in which the students have returned to school after their much deserved holiday break.

 

Attendance

Melton Secondary College is committed to supporting and promoting the ‘Everyday Counts’ initiative and believes that students learn best when they attend scheduled classes and school based activities regularly. Persistent absence is a barrier to effective learning. Regular school attendance enables students to maximise their full potential by actively participating and engaging in their own earning. Students are expected to attend all classes on time as scheduled on the timetable. Satisfactory attendance is deemed to be 95% or greater of the scheduled subject lesson. The minimum attendance requirement of 95% is not regarded as sufficient if a student is to perform well at study. 

 

2018 Subject Selection

Monday 24th July saw our future Year 10 students and families attend an information night.  It was great to see so many enthusiastic families preparing together for their journey into Year 10.

 

Senior Sub School

High Achiever Profiles:

 

Name: Celeste Bennier - Pittau​

Achievements: 2016 Study score of 37 in Unit 3 &4 Legal Studies, 2017 STARR awards for Legal Studies and Psychology               

Best subjects: Further Maths and Psychology

2017 Goal: 35+ study score for all subjects, ATAR of 80+

2018 Goal: To be accepted into RMIT to study a double degree in Criminology and Psychology

Student’s Advice:  Find a balance between study and leisure time to avoid burning out and becoming overwhelmed and stressed.

 

Name: Solange Kayumba

Solange has an admirable goal to become a working member of the UNHCR assisting refugees to settle into safe environments.

Solange is currently completing her senior VCAL along with a certificate III in Community Services with an emphasis in social work.

Participating in school events including Athletics and Soccer, Solange is a hard working student who prioritises tasks to make sure she stays up to date.

Solange has helped organise projects including Sleep Over for Homelessness and an Amazing race for Yr11 Students in the city.

 

Name: Chelsea Lynch

Chelsea is currently studying her senior VCAL after completing Unit 1&2 VCE in 2016. She would like to pursue a career in Nursing and is gaining valuable experience via her Traineeship, Certificate III in Aged Care. Chelsea also works at Doutta Gala Aged Care in part time employment.

Chelsea is a student leader in her role as Yangardook Vice House Captain. She also has shown teamwork and leadership in projects like the Bake Sale and Hampers for the Homeless.

Chelsea’s advice is to seek advice from sources and make sure you balance your lifestyle with school, work, friends and family.

 

Name: Mohamed Mansaray

Mohamed is studying for his Senior VCAL in 2017 with a strong career pathway into Plumbing. He is completing a Certificate III in Plumbing and works with Wet n Wild, gaining valuable experience. He plans to pick up an apprenticeship to continue his training with employment.

Mohamed has shown great leadership around the school in his many roles including Soccer Coach and organising projects like the Amazing Race and Homelessness Sleepover.

Mohamed suggests senior students should engage in the school’s extra-curricular activities while keeping up to date with class work.

 

Name: Zawadi Muhindo​

Zawadi has developed excellent communication and leadership skills this year while completing her Senior VCAL.

She is planning to become a Nurse and is well on her way with casual work at Blue Cross Aged Care and Certificate III Qualification in Aged Care.

Zawadi has a leading role in organising MSC Diversity Day including booking guest speakers and has also participated in the Soccer and Athletics program this year.

Zawadi’s advice to senior students is to take on leadership and show personality.

 

Name:  Eileen Taylor

Eileen is studying her Senior VCAL with a certificate III in Hospitality. She works at Tabcorp Park gaining valuable experience in the industry.

Eileen is considering careers in a Mental Health Profession, Food or Health & Beauty while planning to achieve as much accreditation as she can.

Eileen’s advice to aspiring senior students is to keep your standards high in whatever you do. If students are unsure of their future career they  should seek employment experience and keep their options open with accreditation in various fields.

Key VTAC dates for 2017/2018 Applications

Applications open:

9am, Monday 7 August 2017
Timely applications close:

5pm, Thursday 28 September 2017
SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme) closing date:

5pm, Tuesday 10 October 2017
Scholarships closing date:

5pm, Friday 13 October 2017
Release of ATAR and VCE results:

7am, Friday 15 December 2017
Change of preference closing date (Round 1):

12pm, Wednesday 20 December 2017
Release of Round 1 offers:

Wednesday 17 January 2018

 MSC Information 

General Office 

Office hours:  8:15 am - 4:30 pm

 

Parents visiting the school or trying to make contact with their children must always make contact with the General Office first.

Uniform Shop

Uniform shop hours are:

 

Mondays:             8:00 to 9:00 am

                                 3:00 to 4:00 pm

 

Wednesdays:      3:00 to 4:00 pm

 

Fridays:                 8:00 to 9:00 am

                                 3:00 to 4:00 pm

INSURANCE

STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE, AMBULANCE COVER AND PRIVATE PROPERTY BROUGHT TO SCHOOL

Parents and guardians are reminded that the Department of Education and Training (DET) does not provide personal accident insurance or ambulance cover for students. Parents and guardians of students, who do not have student accident/insurance/ambulance cover, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including the cost of ambulance attendance or transport as well as any other transport costs.  The DET cannot provide advice to parents or guardians on the purchase of individual student accident policy or ambulance cover.  Insurance policies can be purchased from commercial insurers.  Private property brought to school by students, staff or visitors is not insured and the Department does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage. This can include mobile phones, calculators, toys, sporting equipment and cars parked on school premises.  As the DET does not hold insurance for personal property brought to schools and has no capacity to pay for any loss or damage to such property, students and staff are discouraged from bringing any unnecessary or particularly valuable items to school.

 

College News

ABCN Update

The Melton Secondary College and Stockland Property Group Partnership continues to flourish under the auspices of the Australian Business Community Network. Students attended their first ‘Head Office’ session on Monday 26th May, 2017.

All students represented our school proudly, participating in goal setting and daring to envision their success. Many smiles and laughs were shared between our students and their mentors who work in different areas of the Stockland Property Group. It is very encouraging to see our students willing to step outside their comfort zones by standing in front of colleagues and professionals, presenting group information and working collectively to problem solve and share information about life, each persons journey and future dreams. Once again, congratulations to the students chosen and I’m sure we will have more exciting news to share in coming issues.

 

Year 7 Digital Technologies

The introduction and implementation of the new Victorian Curriculum this year is proving to be both exciting and challenging for our Year 7 Digital Technologies students. Students are planning and managing individual and team projects and considering ways of exchanging ideas, tasks and files as well as monitoring their progress. They are creating a range of digital solutions, using a variety of software applications, which address information problems in the real world. This semester students are working collaboratively to produce a documentary which addresses an issue of global significance. Students are also undertaking keyboarding techniques to improve data entry skills and developing their understanding of the vital role that data plays in their lives. They are also being introduced to algorithms and programming as well as computer animation.

Catherine Spratling

Digital Technologies Teacher

































LOTE

Sister School Visit

Once again we have a delegation of students and teachers visiting from our sister school Showa Junior High School Okayama, Japan who arrive on Friday 4th August 2017. This is always a wonderful opportunity for our students to practise their Japanese language skills and learn more from hosting a student to live with them. Ms Mori has organised some fantastic activities to showcase an Australian life experience and many students will be involved in the visit. A special thanks to the many families hosting students and we look forward to providing some great photos and student stories in the next addition.

Wellbeing

Wellbeing Team

Get to know the Wellbeing Team

Amanda Xavier is the Wellbeing Coordinator and the Leader of the Doctors in Secondary Schools government initiative at Melton Secondary College. Amanda has been working in education for 10 years, 6 of those being at MSC and has had various roles within careers, wellbeing, teaching and student support.

Prior to working in education Amanda worked in residential care and drug and alcohol community organisations with disadvantaged young people.

Amanda is passionate about working with and advocating for young people and is a strong believer that emotions are the gatekeepers of the intellect therefore, positive wellbeing results in better academic outcomes.

Stacey James started at Melton Secondary College at the beginning of Term 4, 2015. She previously work in the Department of Education regional office in Horsham for over 5 years. Her role was as part of Student Support Services Team where she travelled to schools across Western Victoria as a visiting Social Worker.

Over her time working in the education setting, Stacey has developed particular skills in working with student dealing with mental health issues.

At MSC, Stacey has enjoyed working on proactive programs and education session for school staff.

Daniella Giampino has worked in secondary schools for the past 2 years as a school counsellor, starting at Melton Secondary College Term 3, 2016.

Previously Daniella worked at a youth refuge for teens aged between 16 and 24 years, and as an applied behavioural analysis therapist for children aged between 2 and 6 years. Daniella enjoys working with groups of students in proactive programs.

Daniella oversees the Indigenous students at the school, including AIME excursions and the Koori Club.

Chris Lang has worked at Melton Secondary College for the past two and a half years. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Graduate Diploma in Adolescent and Child Psychology.

He has been working with adolescents in both schools and community agencies for over twenty years in a variety of government funded programs but predominantly with young people at risk of homelessness, those in Out-of-Home care and at risk of leaving school prior to completion.

Chris has a particular interest in dealing with issues of anger and runs the RAGE and Triggers, Choices and Control programs at the school.

Nathanael Poljak is a Registered Nurse and runs the Secondary School Nursing Program which aims to reduce risk to young people and promote better health in the wider community.

The goals of the SSNP are to:

-              Play a key role in reducing negative health outcomes and risk taking behaviours among young people, including drug and alcohol abuse, tobacco smoking, eating disorders, obesity, depression, suicide and injuries.

-              Addresses prevention of ill health and problem behaviours by ensuring coordination between the school and community based health and support services.

Nathanael contributes in supporting the school community in addressing contemporary health and social issues facing young people and their families. This has included working with eSmart in cyberbullying issues, Melton council in addressing safe driving in our community, and gambling awareness issues with VRGF (Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation). Nathanael has currently worked on addressing Family Violence and Respectful Relationships in Melton SC and the community by presenting education in the classroom and in small groups within the school.

Secondary School Nurses are employed through Regional Offices of the Department, with most nurses allocated to two secondary schools.

Full On-Theatre - Escape from Worry Town

On the first Tuesday back this term, all Year 7 & 8 students experienced a play by Full On Theatre group. The play, “Escape from Worry Town” looked at issues around connectedness, mental health, relationships and bullying.

The play was followed by a short wellbeing forum where students were able to ask questions to the performers and the wellbeing team.

The wellbeing team would like to thank the students involved for showing the performers respect and their participation in the day.

Stacey James

Wellbeing Team

Parenting Support Opportunity

Tired of fighting with your teen? Worried about their behaviour? Sign up now to our free online program for parents of tweens and teens!

Parents want to raise teenagers who are respectful and responsible, happy and confident. But, helping your teen navigate adolescence can be stressful and unpredictable. Researchers at The University of Queensland are excited to offer Australian parents of pre-teens and teens (aged 10-16 years) the opportunity to try a brand new online parenting program for free as part of a research trial. The program is based on the successful Triple P: Positive Parenting Program. We are looking for parents who are experiencing conflict with their teenager or have concerns about their behaviour. You will be asked to complete questionnaires to help test the effects of the program. To find out more or register for the study, visit: https://exp.psy.uq.edu.au/parentingteens/project/online

Teen Triple P Online Project

 

Careers/Pathways

WORK EXPERIENCE IN 2018

MCG:

The MCG is a very popular venue for Year 10 students wishing to undertake work experience. MCG offers a limited number of places in an office administration work experience program each year, where students get the opportunity to spend time in a number of different MCC departments, observing, participating and assisting with tasks. This experience will give insight to the inner workings of the greatest stadium in Australia. 

 

Year 9 students wishing to apply for Year 10 work experience placement in 2018 are advised to express interest by registering details, sending their application and completing a questionnaire once placements are advertised on line from August 2017 to end of October 2017. All students that have applied will be notified of the outcome of their application by beginning of December 2017. Visit the Careers room in August for assistance with your application if interested.

Victoria Police:

One student per school can be nominated for this opportunity per year. Students currently in Year 9 -11 interested in work experience with Victoria Police are required to submit an expression of interest to the Careers Team by 4 August. The  student will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Reasons for applying for this opportunity
  • Career goals
  • Achievements to date (school & extra curriculum)

STEM for Girls

Women in STEM Day - Ecolinc

 

On Wednesday 14th June, ten of our high performing Year 9 and 10 Science students attended the annual “Women in STEM” day at Ecolinc. They participated in workshops involving DNA analysis, environmental chemistry and met with some interesting local wildlife. They were able to talk to a variety of women in the “speed dating” session who all had a different story to tell about their experiences in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The students involved in this event were Sarai Bruno, Jean Tafa, Betty Hamsalu, Kiana Rodriguez, Shanelka Rajendran, Tahlia Medl ey, Jade Vogele, Amy Layton, Emily Reeve and Lovettee Sangar.

 

 

Co-Curricular Program

Melton Co-Curricular Program

Each week, students from all over the school meet at lunchtime to be involved in the Melton Secondary College co-curricular program.  There are currently 13 lunchtime clubs, ranging from soccer, to woodwork, to chess and choir, with an occasional incursion or excursion for the students. It is wonderful to see students get involved, learn new skills and work with students across year levels.  Here are some photos from the Term 2 program – and we have enjoyed kicking off the Term 3 Co-Curricular program this week!    

Ms Van Cuylenburg

Soccer Club - Fridays

 

Woodwork Club - Wednesdays

 

Choir - Tuesdays

 

NEW! African Australian Student Organisation

 

Inaugural African Diaspora Women Summit

Inagugural African Diaspora Women Summit

On the 26th and 27th of June, Melton Secondary College students were part of the very first Inaugural African Diaspora Women Summit (IADWS) which was held at the Victoria University Convention Centre.  

Robert Aduer received Certificate of Appreciation from Marsha Thompson MP on behalf of David Reynolds

 

The two days’ summit was well attended by various communities’ groups, government's agencies, academia, more importantly students and parents from the City of Melton were largely well represented including their local organisations and schools.  

 

First and foremost, a big thanks to Melton Council for offering funds to support cultural and diverse communities’ engagement through school cultural student’s organisation. The fund Melton Council has offered supported and funded students and their families to attend the IADWS summit at the cooperate level at the VU Convention Centre.  

 

Last but not least,  a big thank you to VICSEG New Futures who has also allocated some fund to sponsor number of families and students to the summit. 

For these generous supports, Melton Secondary College and CRC Melton were able to engage number of students and parents through Melton Secondary College Afro-Australia Students Organisation.  

On the other hand, many thanks to our MSC Principal David Reynolds, Melton Secondary College staff members and students who worked closely to help create student organisation. Student Inaugural African Diaspora Women summit was aimed at advocating and empowering women and girls of African heritage who are disconnected with the wider Australian Society.  According to the key statements at the Summit, women of colour and African women experience isolation, desolation and silent feelings of helplessness at an overwhelming rate.

"These women struggle to find a place in multicultural Australian society that mirrors their achievements. Media representations of African Australians have not been positive, and have magnified pre-existing barriers.   Summit sessions would include addressing endemic health issues, pathways to economic independence, community building, and if nothing else, simply providing a safe, supportive environment for this invincible yet invisible cohort" 

 

There were very positive messages and experience expressed by students, parents, organisations and key stakeholds about the positive outcomes of the summit which was well attended for  two long days.

MSC- Afro-Australia Students Association will be our active cultural specific student club within Melton Secondary College which aims at promoting African Cultures while engaging with other diverse community through inclusive approach and program.  Through positive networking skills and engagement at the Summit, Melton Secondary College will look into inviting special guests such as from the Office of Victorian Multicultural Commissioner, and other partners to the Diversity week in August."

 

Robert Aduer

Multicultural Education Aide

Outdoor Ed.

In VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies, we are lucky enough to experience a wide range of different activities and environments all with the aim of preparing students for their exam in Year 12.

In term one the experiences the students participated in were as follows:

Year 11 Outdoor and Environmental Studies

Lerderderg State Park 

Lerderderg State Park to Wombat State Forest Overnight Hike:

This is  students' first opportunity to experience Multi-Day hikes and prepare them for next years Grampians Peaks Trail. The students had a really good experience of carrying everything they would need for two days in a pack and camping in the beautiful town of Blackwood.

Surf Coast Walk (Day 1)

The Surf Coast Walk is becoming quite a popular walk along Victoria’s coast. With spectacular views and amazing cliff top walks. The students were able to experience what a Coastal environment feels like as they completed the day 1 section of the walk (Bells Beach to Anglesea).

 

Year 12 Outdoor and Environmental Studies

Westgate Park

Westgate Park is not your average hiking excursion. The students get to experience first hand the changes humans have made to outdoor environments. On this excursion we visit Westgate Park which is situated under the Westgate Bridge and explore the parks changing history. We also visit Port Melbourne foreshore to see the changes the area has undergone, from a polluted working shipping port to the prime real estate it is today.

Duke of Edinburgh

After successfully finishing  all four aspects of the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award during Semester 1, our students are nearing completion of their qualifications. Once everything is finalised, our Semester 1 students will receive formal recognition of their success at a school assembly, where they will receive their certificates. Great work guys!

We now have a fresh group of students at the start of their journeys. These 20 students are currently deciding which areas they would like to focus on for their skill and physical recreation topics, and are looking forward to the exciting opportunities to come in their service and adventurous journeys.

 

Planned excursions and activities for this semester include hiking at the famous Werribee Gorge (03/08/17), Indoor Rock Climbing (22/09/17) and an overnight camping trip to Anglesea, where students will complete the beautiful Surf Coast Walk (30/11-01/12/17). The service portion of their awards will also involve students volunteering on three separate days with the Pinkerton Landcare Group.

 

Michael Kilroy

PE, Health & Outdoor Education 

Sport

Sport

Victorian Rugby Team

Our 4 State representatives – Akosita Siola’a, Arleah Hunt, Jessica Rastrick and Leah Galu performed exceptionally well at the National Championships helping Victoria to finish 2nd overall – outstanding.

 

School Sport Victoria Cross Country State Final

Manar Mahfouz of Year 9, qualified for the Victorian final but due to a clash of activities, she was unable to compete.

Team Sports

Football

Intermediate Girls – Sunbury 14-3 def Melton 1-1 – goal scorer – Arleah Hunt.

Intermediate Boys – Sunbury 13-8 def Melton 0-1

Despite the scores, the games were very competitive with Melton not being able to finish off a lot of possession with a score.

 

Netball

A very impressive display by our girls.

  • Intermediate Girls – def Kurunjang 44-6, def Gisborne 33-15, def Bacchus Marsh 44-1 and in a very fast and physical final, we defeated Sunbury 26-21 to qualify for the Western region finals in 2 weeks.
  • Senior Girls def Sunbury 35-16, def Kurunjang 34-8 but lost the final to Gisborne 33-21 despite the scores being virtually tied at the half way mark.

Intermediate Girls Netball - WINNER

Western Ranges Division

Back row – Ebony, Trinity, Sydney. Ebony, Tuhi, Tyler and Jess.    

Front row – Abby, Akosita, Arleah and Grace.                   

 

     

Senior Girls NETBALL – Runner Up

Western Ranges Division

Back row – Johnann, Shalom, Maria, Eveina, Charity Mia and Jamie

Front row - Katie and Lynette

 

Soccer

Junior Boys Western Region level

  • Melton drew with Williamstown 0-0
  • Melton drew with Taylors Lakes 2-2
  • Melton lost to Strathmore 0-4

Basketball

Senior Boys Basketball

  • Melton def Staughton 39-27, def Bacchus Marsh 29-20, def Kurunjang 88-15 but lost the final to Gisborne 36-41 after Gisborne threw 2 x 3points in the last 50 secs

Senior Girls Basketball

  • Melton def Staughton 32-11 but lost to Kurunjang 21-29.

Badminton

Senior Boys Badminton

  • Melton def Subury 2-1, def Kurunjang 2-1, def Sunbury Downs 2-1 but lost to Gisborne 0-3

Intermediate Girls Badminton

  • Melton def Gisborne 2-1 but lost to Sunbury 1-2

Intermediate Boys Badminton

  • Melton def Gisborne 3-0, def Sunbury 3-0, def Kurunjang 3-0 and def Sunbury Downs 2-1 to win and qualify for the Western Region finals.

Rugby League

 

Rugby League Results – Boys u/14 –Cameron Smith Shield

  • def Manor Lakes 16-10 but lost to VU 0-18, lost to Mt. Ridley 6-16, lost to The Grange 10-22.
  • Best players Anisi Salani, Moa Iefata, Promise Manubah and PJ Brown.

Gear not returned

  1. Football boots – Intermediate boys/girls – these boots have been donated for general use so students do not have to buy a pair just to play in our footy/soccer teams– a number of pairs were not returned last week.
  2. Rugby – u/14 boys form Monday – 2 pairs of shorts  MISSING – return asap. These shorts are brand NEW!!!

Melton SC Sport Facebook page

We have a facebook page dedicated to our Interschool Sport and the Athlete Development Program (ADP) participants. Please have a look and ‘like” us to keep up to date with the many outstanding achievements by our students in sport. The page name is - Melton Secondary College - Sport/Sport Specialism.

Melton Secondary College - Sport/Sport Specialism)

Woolworths Earn and Learn 

The annual Woolworths Earn and Learn program is returning. It starts on Wednesday July 26th through to September 19th. If you shop at Woolies it would be appreciated if you could collect and send the stickers to us to collect so that we can continue to restock some of our sporting equipment. We have qualified for approx. $1000-$1500 worth of gear each year of our participation. We appreciate the community support that you have given us and hope that you will all continue this support.

General Information

Amart Sports - Melton SC has joined the community kickbacks program with Amart Sports in Woodgrove. Every time you make a purchase just mention our school and we will receive 5% of the purchase amount. If you join online you will receive a loyalty and receive discounts etc as well as already having registered our school as your preferred community kickback. We have the same arrangement with REBEL SPORTS and their Season Pass kickback.

 

School Sport Information  -  All information regarding School Sport information and State team selection trials can be found on the website – www.ssv.vic.edu.au

Information on national events can be found at the Team Vic page on the School Sport Victoria website, www.ssv.vic.edu.au/TeamVic, or the School Sport Australia website,  www.schoolsport.edu.au

Registrations are now open to nominate to trial for a number of sports:

Swimming and Volleyball are currently open.

Their monthly bulletin is sent on the last Tuesday of every month.

You can find all the latest bulletins, on the ebulletins page of the SSV website.

 

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Sports Dates

Tuesday 1st August – Soccer – Senior Boys – Western Region finals

Tuesday August 1 – Netball – Intermediate Girls – Western Region finals in Altona

Wednesday August 2 – Soccer – Intermediate Girls – Western Region Finals in Werribee

Wednesday August 2 – Badminton – Intermediate Boys – Western Region finals in Altona or Werribee

Thursday 3rd August – Squash – State Final – Intermediate Boys and Girls

Thursday 10th August – squash – State Final – Junior Boys

Monday August 21 – Netball – Victorian Schoolgirls Championships Qualifying day – State Netball Centre

Wednesday September 6th – Western Ranges Athletics Carnival

Community

Local Sporting Grants

 

Children's Day Melton Moorabool

 

Youth2Industry

 

Youth2Industry VCAL

 

Community Road Safety Forum

 

Trivia Night- Melton Community Hall