It has been another memorable start to the year. Tutorial interviews commenced last Thursday with many eager and happy faces. Friday we had a whole school outdoor assembly, House assemblies and then the resumption of classes. There is a kind of buzz around the place as students reconnect after the summer break, the nervous tension of new classes and teachers, the navigational errors with building works. All in all, it has been a very smooth start and a strong start to the year.
Many families have been taking advantage of the discounted uniform available for sale through the main office. In June of 2018 we switched uniform providers from Dobsons to Buxwear. This resulted in the College having some uniform items in excess. To clear room for new stock we have been selling off the excess stock at heavily reduced prices. Pop in to the admin office if you would like to take advantage of these short lived prices.
A reminder that new uniform items were added to the options last July. There are now a series of different styles and cuts of track pants and shorts that are available for purchase through the uniform shop. This has been designed with different body shapes and types in mind. There are new polo tops in the addition to the blue and white that has always been available. As well as staples such as the Gray academic shorts and pants, kilts and dresses. There is not set uniform for the College and as long as students are warm and comfortable this is all we are concerned with. Students can wear uniform items in any arrangements as long as they are Warrnambool College logo items. We feel that this allows students to have a sense of identity and personality with the way that they dress. For any parent or student wishing to make comments or changes to the uniform we invite you to get involved with our Engagement and Wellbeing committee.
This year we are acknowledging that some of our environmental practices here at the College are ‘rubbish’. This was mentioned at the first whole school assembly and students and staff were encouraged to join in the formation of a new sustainability group at the College. We will be commencing with the large scale visual of waste at the College by completing an audit of a weeks worth of rubbish at the school. Perhaps if we can visually see our contribution we can more actively change our habits. Any student or parent wishing to get involved is most welcome to join us. Names are being collected by Assistant Principal Emma Miller.
The swimming and athletics carnivals will soon be upon us. This year we hope to see just as many families – if not more – coming together to enjoy these memorable days. Year 7 and 8 students will head off on camp – a great opportunity to meet new friends, feel more settled and comfortable at school. Consent forms and payments are currently being accepted at the office. Academy sign ups are just around the corner and with such a wide variety on offer there is certainly something to suit everyone (chess, choir, music, musical, rock band, public speaking, debating, cooking, art, tennis, basketball, hockey, surfing, open water swimming, cricket, football, soccer, golf, netball, table tennis). We strongly encourage everyone to get involved!