Term 3 has already developed into another rewarding term with much activity going on within the school, both at an academic and co-curricular level. The preparation for the student courses in 2017 has commenced and it was fantastic to see so many parents at our Year 12 Victorian Tertiary Admissions Information Evening and Parent Teacher interviews. Similarly, our careers and pathways evening had over three hundred families in attendance. The pathways structure and subject choice for students from Years 9 to 12 can be complex, and I would encourage all students and their families to get fully involved in this process and utilise our pathways staff and information evenings.
As has become our tradition at Dromana College, we commenced this term with a whole school assembly, the focus of which was on acknowledging student success and participation; from great academic efforts to fantastic sporting accomplishments. I would particularly like to acknowledge the highly respectful behaviour and participation of all our students as both members of the audience and presenters – well done.
State Schools Spectacular
This year marks the 21st anniversary of the State Schools Spectacular, the biggest live music production in Victoria. There will be two performances on Saturday 10 September 2016 at Hisense Arena. Tickets will soon be released through Ticketek. The Spectacular includes a cast of 3000 Victorian government school students, working towards a common goal in a collaborative, competition-free environment. Its dual aim is to provide an invaluable performing arts opportunity to Victoria's government school students and to showcase the enormous talent that exists in our schools. This all comes together in a 2-3 hour scripted show that celebrates a diversity of performance mediums, including choir, dance, vocal, drama and orchestra.
The 2016 performance season for the Wakakirri Story Dance Challenge is up and running! I had the pleasure of attending our regional final with six schools represented. This was a very enjoyable performance and our students had a fantastic experience, not only on the day but throughout the whole production process. No results have been released as yet.
Congratulations to all staff and students on this fantastic event.
Pierre de Coubertin
Congratulations to Year 12 student Jarrod Murphy on receiving the Pierre de Coubertin Award. This award is named after the founder of the Modern Olympic Games and is presented to students who display the A.S.P.I.R.E Olympic values and attributes - Attitude. Sportsmanship. Pride. Individual Responsibility. Respect. Express Yourself