News from Frankston High School

25 August 2017
Issue Eight
From the Principal
Senior School
Important Dates and Notices
Parent Student Teacher Conferences
International Student News
History News
Student Leadership Council
In The Spotlight
Our Sponsors
Frankston High School
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From the Principal

Dear Parents, Staff, Students & Friends

Last Sunday I joined 220 students and parents to see the movie ‘Wonderwoman’.  This event was organised by the Sports Leadership Team and SLC as a fund raiser for Relay for Life.  Approximately $3,500 was raised which will add to an already impressive tally and will be put to great use in helping to improve cancer research and the treatment of cancer.  Through such activities, our students are learning about the importance of giving and being kind to others.  Thanks to all those parents and students who were in attendance, showing how prepared our community is to give generously to others.

Accolades to Ms Chloe Edwards, Ms Carly Douglas and Ms Sarah Bahramis for inspiring our student leaders to organise this highly successful event.

 

SUCCESSFUL VISITS BY OUR SISTER SCHOOLS FROM JAPAN AND FRANCE

This term we have had the pleasure of hosting staff and students from our sister schools: Kawaguchi Kita High School in Japan and Jean Zay Lycee in France.  The students from these schools had a great time and generously shared their cultural background with our students, whilst our students had the authentic opportunity of practising their second language skills.  A sincere thank you to the many families who generously opened their homes to host our guests and took the time to show them many of the sights of Melbourne and the Peninsula.  A group of students who are studying French and another group who are studying Japanese are already gearing up for their trips to our sister schools in 2018.  They will be great ambassadors for our country and school, just as our visitors have been.

 

A WHIRLWIND OF MUSICAL EVENTS HAVE CONTINUED TO INSPIRE STUDENTS WITH A LOVE OF MUSIC

I recently was a very proud Principal in the audience to witness the Senior Concert Band provide superb performances and be awarded GOLD at the Victorian Music Festival.  Many thanks to Mr Peter Sharp for his expert leadership of this band and for giving up a Sunday for rehearsals.

 

 

CLICK HERE for link to a short video

 

 

 

One of our highly talented percussion ensembles travelled to Sydney for the weekend to perform in the National Percussion Eisteddfod.  This involved top notch percussion ensembles from across Australia, mostly from private schools, performing and learning together.  Congratulations to Jerry Cheng (Year 10) who was awarded a silver for his very talented performance.  Special mention to Mr Ben Braithwaite who coached this ensemble, resulting in breathtaking performances, and who organised this great experience for our students.

 

Hundreds of parents, students and friends filled our hall to support our concert bands perform at the annual Winter Concert.

Our concert bands were sublime, with the audience providing much encouragement.  The smiles on our students’ faces were priceless, especially those of the many Year 7s in our Training Band who are learning a musical instrument for the first time.  Thanks to our instrumental music teachers and classroom music teachers for constantly lifting the quality of performances provided by our students and for engendering a love of music in our young people. As Mr Sharp said:  "This was a very historic night because it was the last time the hall would be used for musical/drama performances, since it will now be transformed into a STEM Centre".

 

BRAND NEW ‘MARGARET MACE’ CENTRE OPENED THIS WEEK

It has been very exciting as our brand new ‘Margaret Mace’ Centre has been handed over by the builders for student and staff use.  We now have three classrooms overlooking our beautiful Japanese Garden, with these classrooms able to be converted into an open function area for public and school use.  Also in the Centre is a modern bright silent study space with adjacent international student and well-being support areas.  Once landscaping is undertaken to complement this building, a truly state of the art indoor and outdoor learning area will be available for use by our senior students and staff.

 

ATHLETICS DAY: A GREAT DAY OF COMPETITION THAT KEPT THE COLD AT BAY!

A huge thank you to Ms Chloe Edwards, Ms Carly Douglas and Mr Lachlan Avery for organising a highly successful house athletics carnival.  The level of student participation was inspiring, with students having fun whilst demonstrating great sportsmanship throughout the day.  Many outlandish costumes were adorned to reflect the house spirit of competition and were seen racing down the track.  Well done to Ms Sarah Bahramis, Ms Kate Burgess and student leaders for raising significant funds for Relay for Life.  A great day all round.  Students from our VET Sport and Recreation classes assumed major responsibility for running the day, which formed part of their learning program.  They did a brilliant job!

 

MS BAILEY IS ON A WINNER WITH HER MASTERCHEF CLASSES.

Every Wednesday evening Ms Ally Bailey stays back with a group of enthusiastic students and a guest chef to provide ‘MasterChef’ classes.  The students are thoroughly enjoying this course which really enhances their sense of belonging to our great school.  The dishes students are producing are first rate; take it from me as the official taste tester.  This is a sensational program and wouldn’t happen without the generosity of time and energy provided by the wonderful Ms Bailey.

 

DANAI HARAWA AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS ROY WARD LEADERSHIP PRIZE

I am thrilled to announce that Danai Harawa (Year 12) has been awarded the prestigious Roy Ward Leadership Prize for outstanding school leadership and community service from The Order of Australia Association.  This prize acknowledges Danai’s outstanding leadership as a leader on the VicSRC where Danai is a student leader on a board representing all students from secondary schools across the state.  In particular, Danai has worked as an ambassador with Project Rockit on anti-bullying and has also been an ambassador of ‘Share the Dignity’ which has a priority of providing sanitary items to homeless women across Australia.  

 

COURSE COUNSELLING IMPORTANT IN IDENTIFYING FUTURE LEARNING PATHWAYS

Intensive course counselling sessions have been undertaken with parents and students to ensure students are well informed in selecting their senior years learning pathways.  Similarly, course counselling has been provided for students from Years 8 to 9 and Years 9 to 10 to support students in choosing the best learning pathways that match their interests and strengths but also keep their options open in preparation for choosing tertiary learning pathways.  Many thanks to parents for taking time off work to attend these course counselling sessions to support their children as they make these important life decisions.

 

I am sure spring is around the corner with blossoms appearing and a warm day now and again.  I hope everyone is keeping warm and recovering from the many colds and viruses this cold weather seems to have given us.  The weather may be cold but we continue to celebrate and enjoy the wonderful students we are blessed with, who keep inspiring us to provide them with exceptional learning experiences.   

 

Mr John Albiston

Principal

Senior School

OPENING OF THE NEW SENIOR SCHOOL STUDY CENTRE BUILDING!

Monday saw the brand new study centre, lunch social space and adjacent classrooms on the Senior Campus commence operation.  This was a very exciting milestone as part of our Frankston High Schools Capital Works Project.  I am sure staff and students will enjoy these new teaching & learning, study and social spaces.  Now work begins on the 400 block building which is due for completion for the start for the 2018 school year.

 

COURSE COUNSELLING AND SUBJECT SELECTION

Thank you to our Careers Coordinator, Mrs Carolyn Walsh, and the Senior School Coordination Team for overseeing the course selection process for senior school studies in 2018.  I would also like to thank the team of course counsellors, including Mrs Ellen D’Ambra, Ms Nicole Filippou, Mr Con Neratzoglou, Ms Kelly Mitchell, Mr Craig Richardson, Mr Andrew Watson and Mrs Carolyn McIver who assisted students and parents in this important process.

 

CONGRATULATIONS DANAI HARAWA!

Our International captain and SLC representative Danai Harawa has won the prestigious 2017 Annual Roy Ward Prize presented by the Order of Australia Association, Mornington Peninsula Regional Group.  This is the second year in a row that a Frankston High School student has won this award out of 29 eligible schools across the city of Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The prize is granted to a secondary student in Years 11 or 12, who has shown, in his or her school, qualities of character, leadership and community service which exemplify Australian citizenship, over an extended period.  In addition to Danai’s leadership roles at Frankston High School, her commitment to service to others includes:

  • Being an executive member of the Victorian Student Representative council
  • Being an ambassador for the anti-bullying organization project ‘Rockit’
  • Being an ambassador for ‘Share the Dignity’

Mrs D’Ambra and I had the pleasure of attending the award presentation last Friday, and we congratulate Dania on this prestigious award.

 The Order of Australia Association stated:  “The Selection Panel was impressed with the information submitted on behalf of Danai and also the way she handled the interview process, she is indeed an impressive young woman and a worthy winner.”

 

VTAC SELECTIONS 2017

This Term Year 12 students begin the important process of preparing their Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC) selections for next year.  Information, guidance and assistance will be available in iSupport sessions over the next few weeks and from the Careers Practitioner, Mrs Carolyn Walsh.  There was also a parent information night held last night explaining the application process to Year 12 parents.

 

CENTRAL AUSTRALIA/DARWIN TOUR

I would like to wish the Year 11 students who are embarking on the Central Australia/Darwin tour all the best for a fantastic trip.  I am sure they will have a wonderful time and will have life long memories of this adventure.  A special thank you to Mrs Anne Thomson who has overseen the organisation of this tour and to Mrs Adrienne Shepard and all staff attending the trip for their excellent work in ensuring the trip is an outstanding success.

 

PERFORMANCE AND ORAL EXAMINATIONS

Students in studies with a performance or oral component have been given a timetable for these examinations.  Any student who has not received a timetable should see myself or Mrs McIver in the Senior School front office immediately. The examination period begins on Monday 9 October to Sunday 5 November.  Students should arrive at their examination half an hour before the scheduled start time and must have photo identification with them. Good luck to all students involved.

 

YEAR 12 EXAMS – SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

As outlined in a previous letter to parents of students undertaking a Unit 3 and 4 study, Frankston High School is conducting Year 12 exams during the September/October school holidays.  The exams will commence on Thursday 28 September and end on Thursday 5 October.

The advantages of this practice are clear, including: ensuring students utilise these holidays for revision; opportunities for our students to maximise their success/results; maximising class revision time in Term 4 where teachers can address areas of concern in student performance and exam technique, and providing opportunities for students to hone exam techniques and practices.

 It is our expectation that Year 12 students would devote the third term school holiday period to revision and study in preparation for the examinations and the final VCAA examinations.  These examinations will be conducted under VCAA and Frankston High School guidelines.  Final examination timetables have been distributed to students and parents.

I hope this initiative of examinations and the provision of teacher feedback will significantly enhance your child’s performance in the exams, allowing them to achieve their best.

 

STUDENTS DRIVING TO SCHOOL

Students who drive to school are reminded that they must complete a consent form (which is available from the Senior School Office) and attach a photocopy of their driver’s licence.

Students are not permitted to park in the school grounds or Overport Primary School, the car park of the community centre at Delecombe Park or directly on Foot Street or Towerhill Road. Students need to park on surrounding side streets and must ensure that they follow local parking restrictions on nearby roads. 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

KWONG LEE DOW YOUNG SCHOLARS (KLDYS) PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

The KLDYS Program is aimed at giving talented students an insight into life at The University of Melbourne and to motivate and encourage them to consider going to university.  Nominations from current Year 10 students will be called for towards the end of Term 3 for inclusion in the 2018 Program.

In addition to the KLDYS Program there are a range of scholarships available for international and local students who intend studying at The University of Melbourne.

Please see me for more information.  You can seek information about such scholarships at:

https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/info/school-students

 

THE MARGARET SCHOFIELD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Applications for this annual scholarship are invited from government school students of VCE Music - Solo Performance.  The selection panel will consider applicants who can demonstrate a commitment to music in recent years and to a future career in music performance.  The students’ study scores for VCE Music - Solo Performance will be taken into consideration. This scholarship was established by the family of the late Margaret Schofield in recognition of her achievements as a musician and her commitment to music education, and is coordinated by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).  The annual scholarship will contribute towards the cost of tertiary education in music performance.  Applications for the Margaret Schofield Memorial Scholarship 2018 will open on Friday 8 September 2017 and close on Friday 10 November 2017.

More information is available on the VCAA website: http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/excellenceawards/schofield_award.aspx

 

Mr Simon Cameron

Acting Senior Campus Principal

Important Dates and Notices

Dates & Timetables

 

Finance Office

Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday

8.00am - 4.00pm

 

Wednesday

8.00am - 11.00am 

11.00am - 1.00pm (CLOSED)

 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Uniform Shop

CONTACT

Sarah Smith & Sara Dawson

Telephone 9784 9080

 

TERM 3 TRADING HOURS

Thursday

12.30pm - 1.30pm

3.00pm - 4.00pm

 

Saturday

10:00am - 12:00noon

 

PLEASE NOTE

Last day of trading for Term 3 will be

Thursday 21 September

 

Parent Student Teacher Years 7-12 Conferences:
Wednesday 6 September

Parent Student Teacher Years 7-12 Conferences are being held on Wednesday 6 September.  There are no formal classes on this day except students studying a VCE Unit 4 subject, who will need to attend Periods 1-4 as timetabled.  There will be no Period 0 (8.10am-8.55am) on this day.

 

All students are expected to attend interviews with their parents/guardians.

 

Bookings can be made via Compass School Manager.  Please note the following different booking days:

*Years 11-12:  from 4.30pm, Wednesday 30 August

*Years 7-10:  from 4.30pm, Thursday 31 August

 

If you have any enquiries, please contact Frankston High School on 9783 7955.

 

Refreshments available for parents and students to purchase from Little Olive Coffee Truck and the LEAD Food Stall (BBQ lunch, drinks, cakes and more).

 

Cabaret Night:
Friday 8 September
7.30pm

Our fabulous Cabaret Night will be held at ‘Functions By The Bay’, Frankston Football Club on Friday 8 September, commencing at 7.30pm. Entry to ‘Function By The Bay’ is off Plowman Place, Frankston.

 

We have a fantastic line up of stage bands, small groups, singers and vocal groups so why not put together a table of friends, a plate of nibbles and come along for a great night’s entertainment. You might even want to have a dance!

 

Entry is $10.00 per person.

Bookings are essential and must be made using the Booking Form  attached below.

 

Tables can be provided for parties of up to 10 people.  Please let us know if there is someone you prefer to be seated with.

 

Important!

As we are using ‘Function By The Bay’ this event cannot be BYO and all drinks must be purchased at the bar.  You may however still bring plates of nibbles.

 

Please also note:

We will not take bookings over the phone or by email and we will not hold seats without payment.  Tickets will not be issued.

Cancellations will not be accepted within 24 hours of the event.

 

Immunisations

Friday 8 September

Year 10 students

Immunisation for Meningococcal

 

Year 7 students

will receive their final immunisations

Student Details Form

Frankston High School recently emailed a copy of Student/Family details to all Year 7-10 families.

If you haven’t yet notified us of any details that require updating, please contact the school either by calling 9783 7955 or emailing the changes to [email protected]

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Recognition

Written by Holly Smith-Pill (Year 11)

Fifty years ago, there was a push for the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ rights in the Constitution.  The 1967 Referendum allowed for the removal of Sections 51 and 127, which allowed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to be included in the census and no longer seen as ‘Flora and Fauna’ which was how the European Settlers labelled them.  Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders are currently pushing to get their voice enshrined in the Constitution.  The ‘Uluru Statement from the Heart’ was formulated in May 2017 and is formally supported by the NSW Parliament.  The ‘Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities’ (ACHRA) says that the Uluru Statement cannot be ignored and, with the ACHRA representing nine other authorities Australia wide, it is hard for ACHRA to be overlooked in their point of view.  ACHRA released a document in June that stated “The Uluru Statement [came] after decades of research, records and calls for genuine action on the issue of a Constitutional reform that [has] been overlooked and forgotten,” reiterating that the issue of a Constitutional reform has been a long struggle and disregarded for many years.  “As the gap of the disadvantage widens for the First Nations People,” the Uluru Statement must be put into action.  The voice of the First Nations people needs to be heard instead of constantly ignored by the wider population who do not have to face the kind of prejudice that Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders face regularly.  Though many of us are not fully able to understand the struggle that the First Nations People go through when trying to assert their rights, we should acknowledge how much they go through just to get a simple change in the Constitution, where it could otherwise be turned down.  “We need to build on [The 1967 referendum],” and give the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders the voice they deserve.

Recycling Hub Statistics

Since September 2016 Frankston High Schools Eco Team has collected over 8,212kg of clothing and 4,145kg of small electrical items for reuse and recycling. They have raised a total of $2,321 including $821 from the clothing collected and an additional $1,500 from winning third prize in SCR Group’s 2016 Schools’ Recycling Competition.

 

 

Community Events

 

Community Sport

 

Parent Student Teacher Conferences

Parent Student Teacher (PST)
Years 7-12 Conference

Parent Student Teacher Years 7-12 Conferences are being held on Wednesday 6 September.  There are no formal classes on this day except students studying a VCE Unit 4 subject who will need to attend Periods 1-4 as timetabledThere will no Period 0 (8.10am-8.55am) on this day.

 

All students are expected to attend conferences with their parents/guardians.  As in previous years, conferences will be conducted on the 7-10 Campus and for your assistance an information desk will be located outside the door of the Junior Resource Centre (JRC).

 

You will be able to access your child’s online report via Compass School Manager using your family username and password.  For those few families who do not have internet access please contact the school for alternative arrangements.  Reports will be available online from 4.30pm, Tuesday 29 August.

 

PST Conference bookings can be made via Compass School Manager.

 

Please note the following different booking dates:

  • Years 11-12:  from 4.30pm, Wednesday 30 August
  •   Years 7-10:  from 4.30pm, Thursday 31 August

 

PST Conferences, Wednesday, 6 September will commence at 9.00am and the last booking available at 7.30pm.

 

To assist you, teacher locations can be viewed as you make each booking.  Teachers’ lunch and dinner breaks will be staggered so there will be a range of teachers available all day for conferences.  There will also be refreshments available for parents and students to purchase from Little Olive Coffee Truck and the LEAD Food Stall (BBQ lunch, drinks, cakes and more).

 

Please open the images below to access ‘Compass Information: Parent Student Teacher Conference Bookings'.

If you have any enquiries, please contact Frankston High School on 9783 7955.

 

International Student News

Visit to Melbourne University

On Monday 24 July, our Year 11 International students were invited to Melbourne University to experience a day at uni and to hear how to apply to their various courses on offer.  We had some time in a lecture theatre being taught about our sensory learning, we had a tour of the historic buildings and we also enjoyed lunch in their cafeteria with many different foods on offer.

We had 30 students who attended on the day, assisted by Liz Wills, and everyone took home valuable information for their future study.

Student Lunch

Last week we invited our new International students to enjoy a pizza lunch and get to know each other better.  Many of their teachers also joined in to make the occasion special and to celebrate our diverse program.

Students were welcomed from Cambodia, China, Japan, Germany, Vietnam, Egypt, Italy and Hong Kong.  We wish them a happy and successful time studying at Frankston High School.

 

Mrs Sharon Koning

International Student Coordinator

Japanese Sister School Visit – Kawaguchi Kita High School

It was very exciting to welcome two teachers, Mr Numata and Ms. Watanabe, along with 19 students from our Japanese Sister School, Kawaguchia Kita High School.  This is a bi-annual visit with students experiencing home stay, trips along the Mornington Peninsula, a visit to Overport Primary School, fish and chips and the excitement of life as an Australian high school student.  The visit not only strengthens our relationship as sister schools of 29 years, but is an excellent chance for our 2018 Japan Study Tour students to begin their preparations for their trip to Japan.  We look forward to visiting the staff and students next year in Japan.

Ms Seona Black​

Japanese Coordinator

 

From 28 July to 5 August our Sister School, Kawaguchi Kita High School from Japan came to Australia to experience Australian culture and life at Frankston High School.  Although it was a short stay we did many exciting things and created many memorable moments.

My host sister was called Ruka.  At first she was a little shy but she became a little more confident over time.  While she was staying with my family we made sure to show her a great time.  On Saturday (the first day after she arrived) we decided to go the city, we went to the Melbourne aquarium, the museum and the Queen Victoria Market which I think she enjoyed most.  That was a full day, we had lunch at a restaurant as well as lots of walking around the city.

 The next day I showed Ruka around Bayside Shopping Centre and as soon as we entered she was at home. Ruka definitely enjoyed shopping! We also bumped into lots of her friends as well.  During the week the family had a ball with Ruka around, the family was more sociable and Ruka got to experience my everyday life at home and school.  I will be looking forward to meeting Ruka again in Japan next year. I’m sure I will have a lot of fun.  

Samuel Elliott  (Year 10)

History News

AUSTRALIAN HISTORY

It has been an exciting few months both in and out of History classrooms.  Koorie Cultural officer, Lionel Lauch provided a fascinating insight into both indigenous life and connection to country when he spoke to two Middle school groups about Australian history.

This insight provided further background when one of the groups investigated Australian identity through art at the Potter Gallery (Federation Square) and statue icons (The Domain gardens).

 

WORLD HISTORY

We recently hosted French exchange students in our Middle school electives.  In World History, we were able to gain a perspective about the issue of terrorism and its perspective in the minds of young people from Orleans.  This viewpoint from our guest students is invaluable in the study of geopolitical History of the 20th century.

We also examine the French influence on the Australian map, with focus upon the history of Anglo- French domination in the 18th century.

 

ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL PERIOD

Year 7 and 8 students have once again been intrigued and entertained through the amazing History Incursions which cover the Ancient and Medieval periods. Presenters Rob and Gina from History up Close bring in an amazing array of armour, helmets, dresses, togas, shields, swords and much, much more. The favourite parts are often gladiator battles and constructing Roman Shield walls.

The Year 7s get to dress up in amour with swords and tridents. A lot is learned about the rights of slaves and women, and how Rome and the medieval world were important contributors to our culture. These incursions are a fantastic opportunity for students to empathise with the periods under investigation. Everybody really enjoys getting to dress up in different costumes, and learning about how the Romans, the Saxons and the Vikings lived, worked and played. Thanks to Mrs Deb Bretherton for her organisation of these events.

 

INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA

This year, Student leaders and teachers have visited Kurnai College in the Latrobe Valley to engage with indigenous students and mentors. The aim of this partnership is to garner knowledge as Frankston High School incorporates greater Koorie awareness within our school.

 Frankston High School was presented with an indigenous ceremonial shield which is on display in the Junior School foyer.

 

Last month we attended a National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) ceremony where students participated in cultural activities. Thanks to Ms Liz Pearce and Ms Linda Hughes for accompanying the group.

 

 

Mr John Russell

History Teacher

Student Leadership Council

On Tuesday 1 August, the SLC met with the International Students in an initiative to collaborate.  This collaboration and integration of SLC students and international students was held at an SLC meeting, it was comprised of getting to know who the international students were and vice versa.  Many games, group discussions and talks resulted from this initiative.

As part of this, each individual of the SLC was partnered with an International student who then became their "buddy". The aim of this was to form friendships and bonds between the local students at Frankston High School and the international students.  As a very culturally diverse school, it proved to be a very positive and engaging initiative as cultures were shared, stories were shared, stereotypes broken from both ends and friendships formed.  The SLC hope to continue this program to highlight the importance and need for unity amongst the diversity of people and continue being the multi-culturally positive school that Frankston High School already is.  The feedback from this launch of the buddy program initiative from the International students was very beneficial as many stated that they felt so much more confident to approach people outside their comfort zone and, in comparison, it was mirroring feedback from the local SLC students who found it very insightful gaining perspective and friendships with people outside their comfort zone too.  A very positive experience. 

Danai Harawa (Year 12)

SLC member and International Captain

VicSRC Congress

On 10,11 and 12 July, I went to the VicSRC Congress. Over the three days we did a workshop on public speaking, learnt about the model of action and attended a gala dinner, which had the theme of Alice in Wonderland.

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During these 3 days, I made lots of new friends. From the different workshop I learnt more about how to be a great leader and how to create and spark change. Thanks to the school and Mrs Bahramis for giving me the opportunity to attend this year's congress.

Cherry Zhong (Year 10)

 

On 10-12 July, Cherry and I attended the Victorian Student Representative Congress 2017.  Vic Congress is an event where students

from all around Victoria gather and discuss the issues we face in schools across the state of Victoria.  The top 5 issues that VicSRC is going to focus on for 2017-2018 are: Real World Skills, Student Rights, LGBTQ+ and Equality, Student Mental Health and Wellbeing and "Take Student Voice Seriously!".  It was a really amazing event! I made a lot friends, gained more knowledge and contributed some ideas about how we could help prevent some issues we face at schools in Victoria and, lastly, VicSRC inspired me to become a better leader and a better individual. 

Gerald Decena (Year 10)

Visit to Nepean School

On Tuesday 15 August, a group of SLC students went to Nepean School, which is a specialist school for children aged 5-18 that have a physical disability or a complex health impairment.

When we arrived we were all introduced to the students from Nepean School’s SRC and we paired up a couple of them for a tour around their school.  We were shown that some rooms had been damaged by a recent flood.  Lots of equipment and wheelchairs were damaged, along with many rooms needing repairs.

 

There will be a bake sale and a sausage sizzle held in the canteen annex on Wednesday 6 September during Parent Student Teacher Conferences.  The money raised will go to Nepean School.

 

After recess we grouped up and had a discussion about the Nepean school’s values and visions.  We

talked about what the school means to the students at Nepean.  As a group we came up with many ideas for them.  We did not finalize the values and visions but it was great to discuss and talk about them.  It was a really great experience, everybody who went really enjoyed it and we would all like to go again sometime.  I would like to thank Ms Emma Willis (Nepean School), Mrs Sarah Bahramis and Ms Georgina Long for helping out on the day.

Molly Owen  (Year 9)

Environmental Assembly

On Thursday 3 August, Years 8, 9 and 10 students attended an environmental assembly run by the Eco Team which featured special guest Mr Sean Willmore, who spoke about his organisation, The Thin Green Line Foundation.  The Thin Green Line Foundation supports, protects and equips Park Rangers around the world and their communities who are on the front line of conservation.  Sean spoke at the assembly about how the organisation started, why park rangers are important and why it is so crucial to support the rangers.

Over the past 10 years, more than 1,000 park rangers have been killed worldwide, 80% of them by commercial poachers and armed militia groups. Just over a week ago, a beloved elephant conservationist was allegedly assassinated in Tanzania for his work in protecting elephants. However, it is not all bad news.  Thanks to the Thin Green Line Foundation and all their supporters, they have helped support the widows of rangers, have continued education for the orphans of rangers and have equipped and trained rangers.

The Frankston High School community now aims to continue to raise money towards The Thin Green Line Foundation at our Term 3 casual dress day on Friday 8 September.  For more information visit www.thingreenline.org.au

Tess Rogers (Year 8)

SLC member

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