Edgars Creek Secondary College 

31 May 2019
Issue Two
Calendar of Events
Administration 
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL JOANNE CAMOZZATO
NAPLAN
Year 8 Camp Update
Student Leadership
Middle School Report
Battle of Hastings 
Elective Programs
Student Led Conferences
Library News 
Wellbeing Update 
Visual Arts Update
Cross country
Amazing Race 
Spanish 
Edgars Creek Secondary College
(03) 9134 8200
2 Steen Avenue
Wollert, Victoria, 3750
AU


Calendar of Events

Dates for your diary
 

10 June - Queen's Birthday - Public Holiday - no school.

11 - 14 June - Year 7 Whittlesea Tech School Lamp Challenge.

21 June  - Year 8 Cybersafety Workshops.

26 June - Year 7 Cybersafety workshops with Victoria Police.

26 June - Thinkyouknow Presentation (Keeping safe online) for Parents/Carers 5.00 pm by  Australian Federal Police & Microsoft Office.

27 June - Semester 1 Reports published and available on Compass.

                  - 6.00 pm Annual Report 2018 Presentation to School Community; followed by School                              Council Meeting at 6.30 pm

28 June - Last day of Semester, 2.20 pm finish.

15 July - Curriculum Day - No students.

16 July - Term 3 - first day for students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administration 

Attendance Notifications 

Daily school attendance is import for all children and young people to succeed in education and to ensure they don't fall behind both socially and developmentally. It is extremely important that you notify the school when your child is running late, or is unable to attend school for any reason.


We have set up some processes through Compass to notify families regularly if students are late or not present at school.
Daily: Every morning around 9:30am you will receive a SMS if you child has been marked not present in session one with no explanation.  
Weekly: Every week we will be sending an email with a list of student unexplained late and absence entries, these need to be explained as soon as possible.

It is extremely important to make sure we have updated information for student attendance. 

Please see below the different ways you can inform us of attendance; 

  1. Log onto Compass and log the attendance note (see school website for step by step instructions)
  2. Call (03) 9134 8200 and dial 1, with your Childs name and home group, and absence reason.
  3. Txt 0400 124 232 with your child's full name, home group and reason for absence.
  4. Email e[email protected] with your child’s full name and home group, and absence reason.

If you have any concerns about any notifications you receive, please don't hesitate to contact the office on 9134 8200 to discuss it further. 

 

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
JOANNE CAMOZZATO

Exciting News!

It was tremendous to receive the news that as part of the Victorian Government education package $22 800 million was allocated in funding for capital works for the College. This will allow for the completion of the next stage of construction with planning underway immediately. We all know the very famous saying that "Rome wasn't built in a day" and this will be true of Edgars Creek Secondary College but we know that the current students will have the opportunity to experience the expanding facilities. As I become aware of details and the planning stages involved I will continue to communicate this to all our families.  I would like to thank all of our current families for having belief in the College and supporting our School Council and myself since the time we opened in highlighting the need for the College facilities to be built in its entirety. I am hopeful that some of the buildings constructed in the next stage will also benefit and be available to the community after hours.

 

Student Leadership & Awards

Early in May, I had the pleasure of presenting the School Captain, Vice Captain, Student Representative Council, School Council Student Representatives and House Captains with their badges. Building student leadership capacity is one of our targets at the College. As we continue to grow more opportunities will be created that are age appropriate across the different year levels. I was proud to observe how well the House Captains led their teams in the "Amazing Race" activity as it is not easy to manage two year levels in a coordinated manner. I was also invited to listen and provide feedback to the Student Representative Council on their ideas for student engagement. All the ideas were engaging and practical - they included suggestions like an outdoor cinema evening and Mini Master Chef competition. The students had prepared their pitch and had put a lot of thought into their ideas. I look forward in seeing some of them actioned across the next semester. 

 

 School Tours 
 

We conducted four tours early this term and over 150 people came along (this number includes many Year 5 & 6 students). The majority of the families had also attended the information evening. Enrolment numbers for 2020 will start to become apparent over the next two months.  Families have all been directed to the http://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au/ to check which is their closest school during this Year 6 into Year 7 application process. Our current numbers are now at 238 students (126 at Year 7; 112 at Year 8). We will hold tours again in Term 4 for families planning ahead. I would like to thank the many teachers who gave up their time to assist on the tours. It demonstrates for me as the Principal the level of commitment many of our staff are prepared to give that is beyond their regular hours of duty.

Teaching and Learning

The Leadership Team have been collaborating with our teaching staff in reviewing and expanding our progress reporting structures; creating and writing both elective units for semester 2 of Year 8 and planning for Year 9. 

Student agency and voice is a Department of Education focus and is part of the ECSC Annual Implementation targets and goals. Our teachers have continued to work at helping students engage with the extra curricula opportunities that have been organised. Without them camps, NAPLAN, Breakfast club, Lunchtime clubs, House activities, and Interschool sport could not go ahead as successfully as they currently do. This was evident also on the Student Led Conference day as many of our families took up the opportunity to discuss student learning growth and progress. 

 

Winter and Sports Uniform

At Edgars Creek Secondary College we are very proud of how the majority of our students present in their school and sports uniform. We have a very clear Uniform and General Appearance Policy which can be found on our website. Thank you to all the students and families who choose to follow these policies. We will continue to follow up with students and families with students who are out of uniform. A reminder that correct sports uniform does not mean wearing skins or hoodies, if cold student's should be wearing the sports jacket. Some students have been trying to wear only tights with the sports top - this is not appropriate wear and is not part of the agreed school sports uniform.

 

National Reconciliation Week - `Grounded in Truth: Walk Together with Courage’ 

This week is National Reconciliation Week. It is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared history, cultures, and achievements and explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation.  Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The College is partnering with Aurora - Lendlease in inviting Uncle Bill, a Wurrundjeri elder, to come and speak to the Year 7 students as part of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture and Peoples unit in Humanities. We were privileged to have Uncle Bill conduct a smoking ceremony for us last year when we moved onto the Wollert site. It was a very special occasion to have him welcome us to the traditional land of his people. We all look forward to hearing him speak and visit us again.

NAPLAN


 

 

Year 7 NAPLAN Tests

Congratulations to all of our year 7 students who have Successfully complete the NAPLAN tests.  

 

NAPLAN tests are held during May each year. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has responsibility for the development and central management of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). At Edgars Creek approximately 120 students undertook the series of 5 tests with students sitting the following tests:

  1. Writing
  2. Reading
  3. Language (spelling, grammar and punctuation)
  4. Mathematics (calculator)
  5. Mathematics (non-calculator)

 

Purpose of NAPLAN

NAPLAN is the measure through which governments, education authorities, schools, teachers and parents can determine whether or not young Australians have the literacy and numeracy skills that provide the critical foundation for other learning and for their productive and rewarding participation in the community.

 

NAPLAN is primarily an assessment of learning, so our school works closely with teachers and students to prepare the students so that they are familiar with the test processes and formats, but it is important they that we do not encourage students to over rehearsed as this does not allow the student own abilities to be determined.

 

The tests are not a high stakes event in a student's education. It is a snapshot of a student's current abilities. The tests do not measure higher-order thinking skills or creativity. NAPLAN is a tool intended to be used for school improvement and to enable teachers to pinpoint the individual learning needs of students.

The school strictly observes the national Code of Conduct including:

  • NAPLAN is a national assessment, and all eligible students are expected to participate.
  • NAPLAN should be accessible to all eligible students to demonstrate their actual skills and knowledge.
  • Disability adjustments that are appropriate for students to access, and participate in, the tests should be granted.
  • It is unacceptable to exert influence on parents to withdraw their children from testing.

 

We are very proud of the way our students approached the NAPLAN tests, the students demonstrated the school value of Respect by being highly respectful of other students whilst undertaking the tests; the value of Look to Inspire Yourself by demonstrating their self-discipline and the school value of Embrace Learning by being focused and ensuring they completed the test to best of their abilities.

 

Glen Cowan

Assistant Principal - Curriculum Innovations & Strategic Planning

 

 

Year 8 Camp Update

 

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Lady Northcote Camp - Year 8 

On Monday 13th May 55 excited students boarded the bus to head away for two nights to Lady Northcote Camp. The camp provided these students an opportunity to build new friendships, challenge their inner strength and work within a team. Students participated in activities including the Giant Swing, raft building, canoeing, bike riding, high ropes course and low rope course. It was excellent to see the students work together in teams, encourage and support each other throughout the activities, have big smiles on their faces when they conquered their fears but most of all having fun with each other.  


 

We encourage all Year 8 families to provide feedback below to help us plan for Year 9 Camp opportunities. Please use your iPhone camera to access the QR code or download a free QR code reader application on your smartphone to access and complete the surveys.

 

 

Belinda McKenzie

Leading Teacher - Middle School

Student Leadership

Student Representative Council

Our ECSC Student Representative Council have been busy thinking of ways they can support and represent their peers. At the end of last term, the team surveyed students to gain a better understanding of the thoughts and feelings of our students. The survey results were positive and gave our team an opportunity to look at what they could do this year to support positivity and engagement at ECSC.

 

After many weeks of discussions and group work, students were able to narrow their brainstorming ideas into 10 events. This week, students had the opportunity to pitch and present their ideas to our principal, Jo. Although this was somewhat a daunting experience for some, it allowed our team to share our work with Jo and allowed an outside perspective to the ideas. At the end of the pitch, students were feeling positive and supported in their proposed school events.

 

Up next, our team will create a calendar of events for the rest of the year with details on what exciting events will happen soon.

A sneaky hint of upcoming events… trivia, bake stall, movies and much more!

 

 

Continuing from last newsletter, below is a few more of our SRC member student interviews.

 

Getting to know our SRC Team
 

Why did you want to be a SRC Leader this year? I wanted to try something different and make our school a fun and exciting place

What are you looking forward in doing this year? Fundraising Events and having a Footy day  Favourite TV Show? The Voice  Favourite Food? Pasta

What do you enjoy most about ECSC? Hanging out with my friends and making it a fun and safe place.

 

Why did you want to be a SRC Leader this year? To make the school a more enjoyable and comfortable place. 

What are you looking forward in doing this year? Getting to organise events  

Favourite Book? A series of unfortunate events... book and TV Show (which is beyond amazing!)  Favourite Food? Chocolate and Iced Coffee!

What do you enjoy most about ECSC? The amount of friendly students and teachers is just WOW!

 

Why did you want to be a SRC Leader this year? I want to share my creativity with my peers and make ECSC a better place for everyone.

What are you looking forward in doing this year? Making fun activities for students to enjoy and have fun.

Favourite Book? Avengers Infinity war  Favourite Food? Pizza

What do you enjoy most about ECSC? Learning new things and sports

 

Why did you want to be a SRC Leader this year? I wanted to try something new for once. What are you looking forward in doing this year? A lot of things  

Favourite TV Show? YouTube UwU Favourite Food? Everything

What do you enjoy most about ECSC? I get to hang out with my friends

 

Middle School Report

Middle School Report

It has certainly been a very busy term! It’s hard to believe we are already over half way through the term and soon we'll be halfway through the school year!     

We have seen some inspiring learning happening across the school this term with students working hard on extending their cooking skills, designing images for etching into plastic, developing business ideas, writing poetry and learning how to play Lacrosse and ultimate frisbee (when the weather is good!). 

The Leadership Team are busy planning the upcoming excursion for year 7 students to Whittlesea Tech for the design challenge.  Students will undertake a design challenge in teams to produce a prototype based on their design ideas.

The Leadership Team would like to remind parents that students are not permitted to carry their phones with them during the day. Students must leave their phones in their locker.  If students are found will their phones they will be confiscated for the day and returned to the students at the end of the school day. If you need to contact your child you can call the school on 9134 8200.

 

Term 2 has seen the introduction of the winter uniform. All students are required to

  • Wear a tie everyday

  • Wear their blazer to and from school

  • Only wear their sport jacket with their sport uniform

  • All females need to wear navy stockings with their winter skirt -no leggings permitted

Important dates to remember for term 2:

  • Week 8 - year 7 Whittlesea Tech excursion

  • Thursday 27th June - semester 1 school reports published

  • Friday 28th June - last day of term 2. Students dismissed at 2:20pm

 

Leading Teachers - Middle Years

Rachael Salter and Belinda McKenzie

Battle of Hastings 

Humanities Update

Wow! It has been a really busy time in Humanities at the moment, with lots happening across year 7 and 8. The year 8s in particular finished their first term with a 'Battle of Hastings' recreation in the car park at school. This was part of our 'Medieval Europe' unit and was a fantastic end to our term. Preparing for the event was like preparing for war, with tensions running high as to which class would be victors. Throughout the week of preparations, students used their knowledge of social groups in Medieval Europe to give themselves roles to prepare for the battle. They decided a King, whose role it was to read a battle speech, they had artists who recreated a section of the Bayeux Tapestry, their blacksmiths created a class logo that they painted onto their shields, and their knights distributed their colour powder into bags of ammunition. 

On the day of the battle, students met in the tiered seating, kings all read their speeches, the artists presented their drawings and then it was time for battle! Students got really competitive, throwing colour at each other and using strategy to steal the most balls from other teams. At the end of the day 8E were named the best defenders of the school and 8B were named the best attackers and overall winners. Congratulations to all students who worked hard on this unit and who participated as a team during the battle! 

This term has also been busy for Humanities, with students in year 7 creating an event or activity for our school, then pitching this idea to their class as part of our 'Economics' unit and year 8 students running a mock election as part of our 'Power to the People' unit. Watch this space for more information about other exciting Humanities events! 

 

Elise Westphalen

English/Humanities Coordinator

Elective Programs

At Edgars Creek Secondary College we always 'aim to innovate' and believe that an engaging curriculum rich with student choice in the Middle Years is essential. This is why, as part of our Professional Learning Community work this term, teams of teachers have been working together to generate ideas and develop elective subjects that draw upon various learning areas and skills. Teachers have enjoyed collaborating with colleagues outside of their own learning areas to further develop not only subject ideas of their own, but also suggestions given by the students themselves. This is a small example of incorporating student voice and agency into our curriculum and program design which is an area we want to continue in as the College grows. 

 

We challenged teachers to think outside of the square to provide opportunities for students that are innovative, exciting and different to what they are currently studying. As a result of this process, our Year 8 students now have the ability to choose an elective subject to be taken alongside their core and specialist subjects.

 

 

When asked about the elective program, Year 8 student Talha Yurtsver said "My first choice was Behind the scenes of a professional Athlete. I chose this one because I want to be fit. Another choice I made was 3D Laser Modelling (Wood) because I want to be an engineer. Being able to choose an elective makes me feel like we have more choice and we are free"

 

Emily Dimovski said she felt choosing an elective "was a lot of responsibility" as what she chose might affect her later schooling years. In the end she decided to choose 3-2-1 Cook! because she enjoys Food Technology and stated "You need to know how to cook!". She also felt that keeping her options open was a good idea and selected Spanish life and culture in her top three preferences. 

 

Currently, students have put forward their preferences and are waiting to hear what they will be taking next Semester. We encourage parents and families to discuss their child's selections and reinforce that in Year 8, the elective program is really about allowing students to choose what interests them at this stage of their schooling. 

 

Taryn Godley

Leading Teacher - Curriculum & Pedagogy

Student Led Conferences

On Wednesday this week we held our first Student Led Conferences for the 2019 school year. These conferences provide an opportunity for students to share with their families and teachers their achievements and learning growth so far. As with more traditional style interviews, teachers also had the opportunity to provide feedback and have conversations around the next steps for students in their learning journey.

 

 

We believe in the Student Led Conference model as research shows that the best person to talk about a learners progress is the learner themselves. All of our students spent time completing reflection activities with their classroom teachers to help them prepare for their conferences which is  great way for students to practice discussing themselves as learners. It was fantastic to see many of our students leading the conversation and talking through their workbooks, sketchbooks, assessment tasks and class activities with their teachers and families. We also find that the conferences are always a valuable opportunity to connect with families in what is often a very busy school year. 

During the conferences we asked families to complete two surveys; one about our Reporting processes and the other was Year 9 camp. As we understand that not every family were able to attend the conferences we have placed the survey links in this newsletter as we value your feedback. Please use your iPhone camera to access the QR code or download a free QR code reader application on your smartphone to access and complete the surveys.

 

 

 

Library News 

Meet our student librarians

This term we have launched the Student Librarian program. This program involves students participating in a job application process and being selected based on merit. I am very pleased to introduce the successful applicants Layne and Adam. Student librarians receive on-going training and support as they they accomplish their levels. Each term they receive an award milestone to match the skills attained. Student Librarians are available to assist students some mornings and lunchtimes. They are a valuable part of the library team and contribute student voice and ideas. It is fantastic to have students contributing to the development of library spaces and collections.

 

 

Student-led clubs in the Library

Check out the What's On noticeboard to find out what clubs are running at lunchtime.

In term one many students indicated they would love to run clubs in the library at lunchtime. This term the library launched the student-led club program. Via a supported environment students develop the necessary skills to plan and run a club. The clubs running this term include Art Club, Maori Club, Craft Club and Gacha Club. All club leaders have brainstormed ideas, helped develop the rosters for the clubs, created posters and planned activities to deliver. They are doing a great job!

 

Art Club feature written by Daisy

Art club is a club where students do art, learn, practice and improve on different art techniques. 
Students can show off how talented they are and have lots of fun. 
Sometimes devices will be needed because at times in art club students will also be doing digital art. 
Art Club is going to be super fun, run with different fun activities with a focus on art of course! This club will run fortnightly.

 

Collection News

Magazines and student-suggested books

This term the library has launched the Magazine Collection starting with seven selected titles. The titles include Mad Magazine, National Geographic, Time, Teen Breathe, Australian Artist, Double Helix and Voiceworks.

A great magazine nook is set up where students can leisurely enjoy reading magazines. This space also has a ‘Post a review’ board where students recommend reading to each other.

 

I am pleased to say the ‘suggest-a-book’ box has been very active this year. The library ordered the first batch of student–suggested books and they have arrived. The books are being catalogued and will be available to borrow soon. Watch those shelves and keep suggesting great books.

Premier's Reading Challenge Review a book competition


All students are encouraged to take part in the Premier's Reading Challenge. This year  the Review a book competition has been introduced for secondary students and is a great opportunity to participate and develop review skills.

"Write a book review for your chance to win a prize pack of free books and a visit to Penguin publishing house in Melbourne

The competition opens on Wednesday 24 April 2019 and closes at 5pm on Saturday 6 July 2019." ( information from the website.)

To participate in the competition you need to register. More information from the following link https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/events/prc/Pages/schoolscomp.aspx.
Good Luck!!!

Our busy library at lunchtime

 

What a school library can do for you?

 

Learning in the Library
 

This term the library presents publishing as an authentic learning task by supporting curriculum areas to bring audiences to student creations. This focus enables students to be creative while being considerate of ethical uses of information.

In Year 7 students are creating eBooks in the Writing to Publish unit. Students select a short story they have written as part of the English curriculum and use technology with relevant applications to locate images that are free for use when designing an eBook. This involves front and back cover design, laying out text and images, proofreading and editing for accuracy. The eBooks will become part of the library collection for the enjoyment of the school community.

In year 8 students are being supported in the creation of poetry vodcasts. This supports the poetry unit in the English curriculum. Students have been introduced to creative technology applications  enabling multi-modal creation. A focus on ethical use of information is part of the learning with websites suggested where students can source images and sound under appropriate creative commons licences that are free for use.

The library recommends the following sites for images, videos and sound when creating new works for publication.

www.pixabay.com

www.freesound.org

 

Happy reading!

Wellbeing Update 

Body Image Workshops

During Term 2, Edgars Creek has partnered with Victoria University and The Butterfly Foundation to investigate the impact of body image workshops on young people.

 

Year 7 and 8 students will participate in a survey regarding body image in the next coming weeks. Year 8 students will attend The Butterfly Foundation workshop on Monday 17th June at school.

Butterfly Education offers prevention focused workshops and presentations directly to young people in Year 3 – Year 12 in schools, youth and community settings and sporting associations.

 

1 in 5 students globally say they have missed school because they feel they don’t look good enough and 31% of teenagers are withdrawing from classroom debate because they don’t want to draw attention to the way they look. Butterfly Education addresses these critical issues and aims to develop the resilience required for everyday life. 

Sessions are mapped to the Australian Curriculum and developed using latest research and evidence.

 

Savvy on Social is aimed at Year 7 and 8 students and its key focus is to examine the impact of body and self-comparison, the role of friends and a more in-depth look at social and other media.  Year 7 students will get a chance to participate in this workshop towards the end of the year.

 

Cyber Safety Workshops @ Edgars Creek

Towards the end of term 2, Year 7 and 8 students will be participating in Cyber safety and how to stop cyber bullying workshops within the school. On 21st June, Year 8 students will be participating in workshops run by Optus Digital Thumbprint regarding cyberbullying and being safe online.  The Cyberbullying workshop directly addresses The Australian Curriculum Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capabilities including applying social and ethical protocols and practices when using ICT and communicating with ICT.

It also addresses aspects of the Personal and Social capabilities including self awareness, self management, social awareness and social management.

 

On 26th June, Year 7 students will be participating in a workshop run by Victoria Police. Senior Constable Wendy Shields is the Youth Resource Officer at Victoria Police and will be speaking to the students regarding being safe online, cyberbullying and digital thumbprints.

 

On the evening of 26th June at 5pm, Edgars Creek Secondary College will also be hosting a cyber safety event for parents, carers and teachers to attend run by ThinkUknow. ThinkUKnow Australia is a cyber safety education program that educates parents, carers and teachers of how people are using technology, the challenges they may face online, and how to help them overcome these in a safe and ethical way. ThinkUKnow Australia is a partnership between the Australian Federal Police, Microsoft Australia, Datacom and the Commonwealth Bank. 

 

The presentation covers issues relating to children and young peoples’ privacy and security online, their relationships with other users and their online reputation. It provides insight into the devices young people are using, as well as the popular websites, apps and social networking sites they’re accessing.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn more about young people and the online environment, and how you can help them to be safe and responsible users of technology.
 

To register to attend this event click on the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/young-people-technology-and-the-internet-tickets-62241863088

 

Chantelle Gianinotti

Student Wellbeing Coordinator

Visual Arts Update

Students in Year 7 and 8 have all been developing their drawing and media skills this term. It is amazing how life like the Year 8 bugs become when you add water to the pencil detail. Year 7 students have been learning how to make an object look three dimensional. If you were to ask a student from 7A, B or C how many tones in a black and white study I would hope they would tell you instantly; black, dark grey, light grey and white.

 

Here are the types of media being explored-

Water based black fine liner. We have added water to the studies to create texture and tone

Water colour pencils; colour mixing and tonal experimenting

Grey lead pencils; starting at a 6B and working down to a 2B to create the four tones

Soft Pastel pencils and charcoal; why not make a little mess while you are exploring tone

 

Year 7 students are about to embark on making a larger than life sculpture of an everyday object. Their idea develop has been inspired by the sculptures of Claes Oldenburg.

 

Year 8 students explored the scientific illustrations of Cornelia Hesse Connegar. Her scientific studies are a result of her exploration of the effects of radiation on insects. I cannot wait to see what strange creatures/bugs the Year 8 students start making next week.

 

Melissa Broders

Art Teacher

 

Year 8 Bugs

 

Year 7 Portraits

 

Students working with different media

 

more Year 8 Bugs

 

Year 7 Artwork

 

Cross country

On Wednesday 22nd May, our talented cross-country athletes travelled down to Woodlands Historic Park to compete in the Mickleham Division Cross Country. The students ran 3 kilometres for their respective races in either the 12-13 year old division or 14-year-old division.

 

All students represented the school positively as they displayed amazing sportsmanship towards other students and all officials throughout the day. It was excellent to see our students encourage and cheer for each other so loudly and in a positive manner.

 

Some outstanding performers on the day were Abdurahman Mohamed in the 12-13 year old race finishing 4th with a time of 12:50 which will allow him to advance to the Northern Metropolitan Region Finals. Nicholas Sterjovski finished in the top 15 with a time of 13:10, which could allow him to progress to the next round. Emilia Forte put in a fantastic effort coming in the top 10 with a time of 16:50 which means she will progress to the northern metropolitan finals. As four of our 12-13 year old girls ran extremely well it may allow them to progress to the second round as a team.

 

Jordyn Scott and Liliana Ladoo will both advance to the Northern Metropolitan Region Finals for the second year in a row after amazing runs by both students, with Lily finishing 4th and Jordyn in the top 10 of their races. Jude Georgievski put in an impressive run also with a time of 13:50 and coming in the top 15 for his race.

 

The students who have advanced to the Northern Metropolitan Region Finals will participate in the 3km race at Bundoora Park on Wednesday 19th June.

 

Dominic Bruno

Interschool Sports/House Coordinator

Amazing Race 

On Friday 24th May, all students in year 7 and 8 at Edgars Creek Secondary College will be participating in an amazing race as part of their house activities. The house captains have done a terrific job assisting me in designing and setting up the event for the day. They also had the privilege of grouping students from their house into their teams for the amazing race.

 

The amazing race teams will consist of 15 year 7 and year 8 students combined together as we continue to build on a positive relationship between students from all year levels. The teams are given clues, as they must adventure around the school and complete activities to receive their next clues. Some activities they need to complete will relate to their schoolwork and other activities will simply be collaborative and fun. The team that wins the amazing race will win the first place medals, as that will be an excellent achievement, with 16 teams participating on the day, four teams per house (Doherty, Jenkins, McDonald and Wollert).

 

All students will receive differing amounts of house points depending on where their team finishes on the day, but it will no doubt be an exciting and challenging experience for all students involved. Students will continue to build on their problem solving and interpersonal skills throughout the amazing race and have an enjoyable experience.

 

Dominic Bruno

House Coordinator

Spanish 

Español

¡Hola a todos/as!

 

After an exciting finish to Term 1 with a Year 7 vs Year 8 Language Perfect competition, students are now well underway learning to describe their families. Over the past few weeks, students have learned how to describe their family members, age and their birthday. They are now starting to write paragraphs in Spanish on this topic which is something to be very proud of! In the coming weeks, they will also learn about physical descriptions. 

 

In competition news, a state-wide Victorian Language Perfect Competition will be happening from 4 - 11 June. There are some fantastic prizes to be won - can Edgars Creek Secondary College make it to the top 10 schools for Spanish? ¡Vamos! 

We look forward to seeing our students' great progress continue in español. 

 

Lauren and Viqui 

Spanish Teachers

 

Edgars Creek Secondary College 
Assembly presentation - Harmony Day
Year 8 Elective Choices
Correct Winter Uniform
Gatcha by Layne
Merjam - letter.pdf