Melton Mail

11 October 2018
Issue Five
Dates To Remember
Principal's Report
Assistant Principals' Report
Sub Schools
 MSC Information 
College News
Wellbeing
Child Safe
Year 11 Excursion
Outdoor Ed.
Technology
2nd African Diaspora Women Summit
Careers/Pathways
Library
Sport
Community
Melton Secondary College
03 9743 3322
Coburns Road
Melton, Victoria, 3337
AU

Dates To Remember

October

October

H20 October

Monday 15 to Friday 19 October

Diversity Week

Monday 15 October

Year 7 (2019) Enrolment Session 1

Wednesday 17 October

Year 11 Legal Studies - County & Supreme Court

 

 

Thursday 18 October

Year 7 (2019) Enrolment Session 2

Thursday 18 to Friday 19 October

VCE ODE - Great Ocean Road Hiking

Wednesday 24 October

Year 12 EOY Celebration - Wyncity Bowling

Friday 26 October

Year 7 (2019) Enrolment Session 3

Monday 29 to Friday 2 November

Year 8 STARR challenge camp

Wednesday 31 October

VCE Exams - English

 

 

 

Principal's Report

David Reynolds - Principal

Stronger Learning Links

Over the past six months staff at Melton Secondary College have been visiting our feeder primary schools and meeting with primary colleagues. The reason for this work is that we want to make sure that our year 7 students make the best transition possible supporting their learning as they move from primary to secondary  school. 

In August I  had the pleasure of meeting with Year Six parents and students at Wedge Park PS to hear their views about what a great transition would look like. Since then I have visited classrooms at Melton West, Coburn and Arnolds Creek primary schools to talk to Year 5 & 6 students about learning at secondary school and how our programs will excite and support them in their learning. Working with local primary school Principals and speaking with parents I am confident that we will be able to provide an even stronger start to students' education in 2019,

Student Leadership 

It has been great to see Melton Secondary College students displaying strong leadership in recent weeks. At the end of Term Three our newly appointed Student Representatives on School Council, Sam Papas and Dominique-Dee Jones joined School Captains, Winona Duka and Aaron Churchman in welcoming some VIP guests. The Secretary of the Department of Education, Gill Callister, Deputy Secretary of Schools and visiting educational expert, Mary-Jean Gallagher were very impressed with the work students and staff at the College are doing to improve student engagement and learning. 

Dominique-Dee Jones has also been a stand-out participant in the Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN) Entrepreneurs Unearthed Boot Camp and showed exemplary skills in the final stages of the program. Greg George (Regional Manager) offered great praise,

 I had the pleasure of watching one of your students (Dominique Dee-Jones) pitch their fantastic business idea to a panel of experts yesterday and she did a brilliant job.  It was very obvious how much work Dominique had put into her presentation and idea - she should be very proud of what she’s achieved.  

Well done Dominique-Dee!

 

Improved Student Attendance, Reading and Numeracy

Results from this year's NAPLAN assessment have shown steady improvement in Reading and Numeracy for Year 9 students. It is also good to see that student attendance is continuing to improve.

So far, attendance rates for all year levels are higher than last year with Year 7s the stand-out improvement. High rates of attendance are vital for student to improve their literacy and numeracy skills and achieve success in the later years.

From The School Council President - Chris Papas

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School Building Funding

For the past six years School Council has been lobbying local and state governments for money to upgrade  our school.  Having served the school well for more than forty years, most of the buildings are in poor condition and don't serve students as well  as they should.

Over the next few years, the college enrollment is projected to grow to 1800 students. This is going to stretch the capacity of the current facilities to support the specialized programs that deliver a great education for our children.
In 2016 the Victorian Government provided funding for a master plan to be developed. Last year money was provided to build a new administration building. This shows some commitment from the state government, but it is the first stage of a much larger project that we are desperate to see to continue. 

At the top of the list is an auditorium/theater space for our performing arts program which currently operates out of a standard classroom, when comparable schools across the state enjoy spacious performing arts centers.  The oval is in such poor shape that it is unable to be used for sports and needs a reliable surface and change rooms. Given the central location of the College, both of these projects, if done properly, would offer a great opportunity for shared community use which both Melton City Council and AFL Victoria are willing to  support. 

Our children deserve schools with modern facilities where students can experience an outstanding education. Our community deserves facilities which can support the arts, sport and recreation and life-long learning. Please speak to friends and local representatives so that government can provide the funding our school needs to keep improving and provide a great education and future for our community. 

Assistant Principals' Report

100% Attendance

Congratulations to the students listed below who received a 100 percent attendance record for the year so far.  This highlights the dedication to their studies and their commitment to their own learning.  Well done!

 

Sub Schools

Junior Sub School

Students returned to school after a well-earned holiday, ready to learn. In the final weeks of Term 2, students worked hard to catch up on their tasks. Our Year 8 students were given the opportunity to experience the history of the Vikings with their excursion to the Melbourne Museum.  

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STARR Awards were presented in our whole school assembly with the following receiving Super STARR Awards.

  • Clare Yuen
  • Victoria Lavanda
  • Grace Sui Thang
  • Ace Simonet-Sanders
  • Alisha Tanner

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Term 3 brought challenges for our Year 8 classes with bushwalks at Lerderderg Gorge.  One of our Year 8 classes completed this in Term 2 by successfully reaching the top.

Another four classes have completed their huge walk up the side of Lerdederg Gorge, otherwise known as the “SPUR”. In a great effort again, all students were able to make it to the top. Many thanks again to Mr Kilroy and Mr Velden for their effort in supporting and organising the venture.

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Enrolment is on the way for our new Year 7 students for 2019. Forms have been mailed out to parents and interviews for new students and parents to meet with staff to complete the enrollment process will happen on 15th, 18th and 25th October.

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Middle Sub School

Year 9 Camp - Phillip Island Adventure Camp

Middle sub school would like to congratulate and thank all the Year 9 students who attended the 2018 Phillip Island Adventure camp. Each student demonstrated the college values with great pride, respect and responsibility. It was an engaging experience. New friendship groups were formed and old groups consolidated. Students worked on team bonding activities ranging from canoeing, team rescue to the more daring high ropes and each student also had a go at archery. Students had a great time enjoying the outdoor activities and the great weather. A special thank you to Ms Alfieri, Mr Young and Mr Xia for coming on camp.

Senior Sub School

High Achiever Profiles

 

Shane Richards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Achievements: Complete Yr 11 Foundation VCAL. Complete units 1&2 in Engineering Studies. Integral member of project work in PDS.

Progress Report: 3.96

VET: Certificate 3 in Engineering Studies

2019 Goal: To gain an apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering

Tips: Work really hard at everything. Always learn to improve even if you are unsure. Always ask for help

 

 

Declan Sands

 

 

 

 

 

 

Achievements: Excellent results in Unit 3&4 English, Phys Ed and H&HD.

2018 Goal: focus on achieving best scores as possible in each subject in Yr12.

2019 Goal: University to continue education in field of Health and Phys Ed combined with business studies.

Interests: Sports management, Sports analysis

Study Tips: engage positively with teachers and lessons to make the most of your time in school.

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 Shanza Shahzad 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Achievements: High Achiever Award in Unit 3 English, Economics and Computing

2018 Goal: ATAR of 70+ with 38 Study Score in English and Economics

Work Habits: Maximises time in class and in study room and seeks advice from teachers and peers.

2019 Goal: Study Economics at Deakin Uni to pursue a career in Business and Finance

Study Tips: come to class with notes prepared beforehand and use class time to clarify understanding with teachers

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Shubham Kumar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Achievements: Highest Achiever in Unit 3 Economics and Math Methods. Excellent study score in Legal Studies in 2017.

Best Subjects: Legal studies, Maths, Economics

2018 Goal: 90+ ATAR, maximise SAC and Exam results in all studies.

2019 Goal: Study Law/Commerce at Deakin or Monash to become a Barrister. Return to playing soccer and set up a Business in a new clothing line.

Study Tips: Prepare early for SACs and Exams, complete as many practice exams as possible and consult with your teachers for extra resources.

 

 

 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:      2:30 to 3:30 pm

 

Fridays:                 8:00 to 9:00 am

                                 3:00 to 5:00 pm

School Canteen

Students are able to order food for lunchtime before school and order food for recess at lunchtime. By ordering food at these times, it is guaranteed that food is available.

EFTPOS is now available for students to use.

 

State School Relief

Applicants applying for State School's Relief must have a valid Health Care Card dated first day of the 2018 school year.

Assistance may be available if you are experiencing financial difficulties.

Please contact the Business Manager on

9743 3322.

Every Minute Counts

 

General

Lost Property:

If your child has lost any items in school last year, please encourage them to check lost property located in sickbay during their breaks, before or after school.  

We highly recommend that all clothing is clearly labelled with your childs name. 

Locks:

All locks are supplied by the school. 

Non school locks will be removed from lockers.

Bike Cage:

Please encourage your child to lock his/her bike inside the bike cage and not outside.

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

Homework Club / Study Hall

To support Melton Secondary College’s vision of a flourishing learning community, achieving high levels of academic growth and bright futures for every student, we run a Homework Club and Study Hall Program after school.

Homework Club:

Homework Club is in the library on Mondays (3.10-4.30pm) and Wednesdays (2.30-4.00pm). Students who have incomplete homework or classwork may be asked by their teacher to attend Homework Club so that they can get additional support to catch up. Students are also welcome to attend Homework Club whenever they would like additional support with their school work.

 

Study Hall:

Study Hall is in T2 on Tuesdays and Thursdays (3.30-4.30pm). Students who have not successfully completed important Assessment Tasks will be directed by their teacher to attend Study Hall. The teacher will notify the student of this and will attempt to notify you. If your child is enrolled in Study Hall you will be able to see this on Compass. We want every student to make strong academic progress and successful completion of assessment tasks is important for demonstrating this progress. If a student has not completed their assessment task and does not attend Study Hall, they will be issued with the consequence of an after school detention. If your child is unable to attend Study Hall due to other commitments, please make alternate arrangements with your child’s teacher, for the completion of the assessment task.

 

It has been great to see many students receive STARR awards for their focus, hard work and effort in the classroom so far this year. We look forward to continuing to celebrate this success and the academic progress of our students.

Wellbeing

Odyssey House 

Melton Secondary College is excited to announce a new service available to the Melton Secondary College community including students, families and staff.

We are lucky to have René De Sant’ Anna from Odyssey House Victoria. René is a Senior Drug & Alcohol Clinician in the Youth & Family Services.

René will be based at MSC on each Monday. He will be running a Drug and Alcohol Education Program for a selected group of senior students and will also be available for referrals for individual students, families and staff.

 

Reasons for a referral

  1. The Individual student would like support for his/her own Drug and Alcohol Use
  2. A student would like support/education around a family member/friend’s Drug and Alcohol Use
  3. A family member would like support/education around their child’s Drug and Alcohol Use (even if the Child/Adolescent doesn’t want to address any of these concerns)

 

How to make a referral to René

  1. Make contact with Stacey James in the Wellbeing Team (9743 3322 or [email protected].gov.au)
  2. If parent consent is required (students deemed by law not to be a mature minor), Stacey will make contact with home regarding this request
  3. Stacey will then make an appointment time during when René is next available

 

 

 Information about Odyssey House

 

Odyssey House Youth & Family Services provides outreach and centre-based programs and services to young people aged 12 to 24 and their families. 

The service aims to reduce a young person’s alcohol or other drug use and to minimise harm caused by use. The program also helps participants to manage other problems like mental health, education, family and legal issues.

Participation in the program is voluntary.

 

Our youth and family services include

  • Youth alcohol and other drug counselling: where young people can discuss their issues and concerns in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
  • Dual diagnosis counselling:  A counselling service for young people suffering from mental health and drug and alcohol issues, delivered in partnership with headspace Southern Melbourne.
  • Family alcohol and other drug counselling: where families can gain an understanding of one another’s issues and work towards a group resolution.
  • Outreach: Assertive follow-up and counselling with at-risk young people.
  • The Odyssey Camp Out: An annual camp to provide at-risk young people with respite, life-skills training and meaningful life experiences.
  • Building Resilience in Community Schools: A holistic program that places a youth clinician at community schools to provide youth and family counselling, support, referral, drug education, secondary consultation and staff professional development.

 

If you have any questions about this services, please don’t hesitate to contact Stacey James in the Wellbeing Team on 9743 3322 or [email protected]

Wellbeing Brochure

 

State School Relief

If you require some support regarding school uniform, the Wellbeing Team is available to discuss available supports. State Schools Relief can provide vouchers towards the cost of uniform items. Please contact, Stacey James to discuss eligibility criteria. Please note that not all items are covered by State School Relief. Stacey will be able to provide you with more information.

 Please contact Stacey on 9743 3322 or [email protected]

INTERNET: Parent Tip Sheet

WHAT IS THE ATTRACTION?

The Internet has a myriad of attractions to young people. It is instantaneous, highly interactive and immensely private, which are highly prized attributes for most young people. It gives them access to their mates, music and media without leaving home. It has addictive qualities we know, but that does not mean that a young person should become a Net addict.

 

HOW SHOULD PARENTS REACT?

TREAT .COM RELATIONSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES LIKE ANY OTHER:

Mocking their cyber friends and cyber activities can only drive them further into the cyber world of rebellion and further away from the real world.

 

IF THE CYBER WORLD IS THE REAL WORLD for your young person as he shuns most other activities as well as people it may be time to take some action or even get some help.

 

INVOLVE YOURSELF IN THEIR CYBER ACTIVITIES, much as you would any other type of activity. Take the time to find out what they are doing and what they get from the activities.

 

NEGOTIATE ONLINE TIME ALLOCATIONS and share time online with other interested siblings. Locate the computer connected to the Internet in a public place at home so that you are accessible and also so sharing can occur.

 

ASK YOUR YOUNG PERSON WHAT A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME MAY BE ONLINE. If they violate that limit then ask them if they have a problem. Let them think it over for a time. Perhaps you can bargain real time activities in exchange for time online.

 

OFFER OFFLINE ALTERNATIVES TO ENTERTAINMENT, EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION. Remind them that there are offline alternatives, even if they do not use them all the time.

 

This is a Short Message from your Melton SC Welfare Team. If you have any issues regarding this and are unsure where to turn, please make an appointment with the school welfare team. Thanks, Nathanael.

 

Child Safe

GET THE FACTS

As adults we all play a critical role to protect children from harm. 

As a parent or carer you have the primary responsibility for protecting and caring for your own children and supporting them to build relationships that are safe and respectful.

You also play a critical role in identifying and responding to suspected abuse within the community. In fact it may amount to a criminal offence if you fail to report suspected sexual child abuse.

 

REPORTING ABUSE

What should I do if I suspect that my child has been abused?

If you believe that your child has been abused, or is at risk of being abused contact Victoria Police immediately via the local police station or on 000 if it’s an emergency.

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF SUSPECT THAT ANOTHER CHILD HAS BEEN ABUSED?

If you suspect that a child has been abused, or is at risk of abuse (such as physical abuse, family violence or neglect) you should report immediately to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Child Protection (see contact detail at the end of this fact sheet)

  • If you suspect that a child has been sexually abused, you must also report your concerns to the Victoria Police. You may be committing a criminal offence if you fail to do so.
  • You should report even if you’re not sure. It is the role of authorities to investigate your concerns and determine if any further action needs to be taken.
  • Parent and carers are also often in a position to protect the friends of their children. This is because children are most likely to disclose their experiences of abuse to their peers, who in turn may share this with their own parents and carers. 
  • If your child talks to you about their friend, and you suspect that the child is being abused or is at risk of being abused, you should act. You may be the only adult in a position to act and your response may be critical in protecting that child’s safety.

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I SUSPECT THAT A CHILD IS BEING ABUSED AND AUTHORITIES HAVE PREVIOUSLY INVESTIGATED AND DISMISSED MY REPORT?

If you have new grounds for believing that a child is being abused, you should make another report to DHHS Child Protection or Victoria Police. Every report is critical to protecting a child as it builds evidence and helps authorities to gain a clearer understanding of risks to the child.

 

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY CHILD IF SOMEONE AT THE SCHOOL SUSPECTS THAT MY CHILD HAS BEEN ABUSED?

All staff members at your child’s school are required to report suspected child abuse to DHHS Child Protection and, in some circumstances, to Victoria Police.

 

Your child’s school will contact you as soon as possible, unless they have been advised not to do so by DHHS Child Protection and/or Victoria Police.

 

Where appropriate the school will work with you to ensure that your child is provided with support, which may include referring them to wellbeing professionals.

 

WHEN IS IT A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO NOT REPORT SUSPECT ABUSE?

Any adult may face criminal charges if they believe that another adult has committed a sexual offence against a child under 16 years of age and does not report this information to the police.

 

FACTS ON CHILD ABUSE

WHAT IS CHILD ABUSE? 

Child abuse:

  • can include physical abuse, sexual abuse, grooming, emotional or physiological harm, neglect or family violence
  • does not have to involve physical contact or force (eg, child sexual abuse can include talking to a child in a sexually explicit way)
  • can be committed by any member of the community, including someone within a child’s family or someone within the school setting.

 

The trauma associated with child abuse can significantly impact upon the wellbeing and development of a child. This is why it is critical that we all respond immediately to any form of suspected abuse.

 

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS THAT A CHILD HAS BEEN ABUSED?

There are a range of physical and behavioural indicators of child abuse. 

Most importantly you should act if you notice anything that causes you to form a reasonable belief that a child has been, or is at risk of being abused, including (but not limited to):

  • a change in a child’s behaviour (e.g. withdrawal, regressive behaviour, or non-age appropriate sexual behaviours)
  • physical indicators of abuse (e.g. unexplained bruises, welts, signs of malnutrition)
  • an inappropriate relationship between an adult and a child (e.g. inappropriate physical contact, unexplained gifts or phone/email contact).

THE SCHOOL’S ROLE

HOW MUST SCHOOLS RESPOND TO SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE?

All staff in Victorian schools are obligated to respond to any incident or suspicion of child abuse as outlined below: 

 

       1.  Respond to the emergency

              Address any immediate health and safety needs (eg. administer    

              first aid or contact emergency services).

 

       2.  Inform authorities

              Report any reasonable belief that a child has been, or is at risk of

              being abused to the DHHS Child Protection or Victoria Police.

 

       3.  Contact parents/carers when appropriate

              Contact parents/carers once authorities advise that it is safe and

              appropriate to do so.

 

             Ideally parents/carers will play a central role in providing support

             for their children, however schools will be instructed not to      

             contact parents/carers in circumstances where this may impede

             an investigation or place the child at greater risk.

 

       4.  Provide ongoing support for all children impacted by the

             abuse

             Provide appropriate support for all children impacted by abuse.

             This will likely include ongoing counselling from professionals.

             The child’s ongoing support will be documented in a Student

             Support Plan.

 

These actions are outlined in further detail in Identifying and Responding to All Forms of Abuse in Victorian Schools.

 

ARE THE STAFF AT MY CHILD'S SCHOOL REQUIRED TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE?

Yes – all staff at your child’s school are required by law to report any reasonable belief that a child has been abused, or is at risk of abuse.

 

In some circumstances, it may be a criminal offence for school staff to fail to report child abuse to the authorities.

 

PROTECTING MY CHILD

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP EDUCATE AND PROTECT MY CHILD FROM ABUSE?

Have a chat to your child and make sure that he or she knows that no one is allowed to threaten, hurt or touch them in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable.

 

Every relationship should be respectful and no one should behave in a way that makes them feel unsafe or afraid.

 

Your child’s school will also be supporting your child in learning about their rights to be safe and respected. Victorian government schools are teaching the Respectful Relationships program which promotes positive attitudes and behaviours and is aimed at preventing family violence. 

 

WHAT SHOULD I TALK ABOUT WHEN I EXPLAIN SAFETY TO MY CHILD?

There are some things you can do at home to build your child’s understanding of safe and respectful relationships including:

  • talking openly with your child about their feelings and relationships
  • being sure that they understand you will listen and act if they are concerns about how anyone is treating them
  • using the correct names for body parts and having age-appropriate  conversations about touching and sexual activity
  • letting your child know that adults should never harm or act in a sexual way with any child.

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE OUTSIDE OF THE HOME OR SCHOOL 

You play a critical role in ensuring that your children are spending time in safe places.

In Victoria all people who are working with your children such as coaches and music teachers need to have a current Working With Children Check.

You may like to check that any staff and volunteers spending time with your child after school hours and on weekend have a valid Working With Children Check. 

If you think that you may need some help to keep your children safe from harm and support their healthy development, it is important you find some help. Visit the Victorian Government’s Better Health Channel for information on seeking support: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/parenting-support-to-help-prevent-abuse

 

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GET THE FACTS

As adults we all play a critical role to protect children from harm. 

As a parent or carer you have the primary responsibility for protecting and caring for your own children and supporting them to build relationships that are safe and respectful.

You also play a critical role in identifying and responding to suspected abuse within the community. In fact it may amount to a criminal offence if you fail to report suspected sexual child abuse.

 

REPORTING ABUSE

What should I do if I suspect that my child has been abused?

If you believe that your child has been abused, or is at risk of being abused contact Victoria Police immediately via the local police station or on 000 if it’s an emergency.

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF SUSPECT THAT ANOTHER CHILD HAS BEEN ABUSED?

If you suspect that a child has been abused, or is at risk of abuse (such as physical abuse, family violence or neglect) you should report immediately to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Child Protection (see contact detail at the end of this fact sheet)

  • If you suspect that a child has been sexually abused, you must also report your concerns to the Victoria Police. You may be committing a criminal offence if you fail to do so.
  • You should report even if you’re not sure. It is the role of authorities to investigate your concerns and determine if any further action needs to be taken.
  • Parent and carers are also often in a position to protect the friends of their children. This is because children are most likely to disclose their experiences of abuse to their peers, who in turn may share this with their own parents and carers. 
  • If your child talks to you about their friend, and you suspect that the child is being abused or is at risk of being abused, you should act. You may be the only adult in a position to act and your response may be critical in protecting that child’s safety.

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I SUSPECT THAT A CHILD IS BEING ABUSED AND AUTHORITIES HAVE PREVIOUSLY INVESTIGATED AND DISMISSED MY REPORT?

If you have new grounds for believing that a child is being abused, you should make another report to DHHS Child Protection or Victoria Police. Every report is critical to protecting a child as it builds evidence and helps authorities to gain a clearer understanding of risks to the child.

 

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY CHILD IF SOMEONE AT THE SCHOOL SUSPECTS THAT MY CHILD HAS BEEN ABUSED?

All staff members at your child’s school are required to report suspected child abuse to DHHS Child Protection and, in some circumstances, to Victoria Police.

 

Your child’s school will contact you as soon as possible, unless they have been advised not to do so by DHHS Child Protection and/or Victoria Police.

 

Where appropriate the school will work with you to ensure that your child is provided with support, which may include referring them to wellbeing professionals.

 

WHEN IS IT A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO NOT REPORT SUSPECT ABUSE?

Any adult may face criminal charges if they believe that another adult has committed a sexual offence against a child under 16 years of age and does not report this information to the police.

 

FACTS ON CHILD ABUSE

WHAT IS CHILD ABUSE? 

Child abuse:

  • can include physical abuse, sexual abuse, grooming, emotional or physiological harm, neglect or family violence
  • does not have to involve physical contact or force (eg, child sexual abuse can include talking to a child in a sexually explicit way)
  • can be committed by any member of the community, including someone within a child’s family or someone within the school setting.

 

The trauma associated with child abuse can significantly impact upon the wellbeing and development of a child. This is why it is critical that we all respond immediately to any form of suspected abuse.

 

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS THAT A CHILD HAS BEEN ABUSED?

There are a range of physical and behavioural indicators of child abuse. 

Most importantly you should act if you notice anything that causes you to form a reasonable belief that a child has been, or is at risk of being abused, including (but not limited to):

  • a change in a child’s behaviour (e.g. withdrawal, regressive behaviour, or non-age appropriate sexual behaviours)
  • physical indicators of abuse (e.g. unexplained bruises, welts, signs of malnutrition)
  • an inappropriate relationship between an adult and a child (e.g. inappropriate physical contact, unexplained gifts or phone/email contact).

THE SCHOOL’S ROLE

HOW MUST SCHOOLS RESPOND TO SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE?

All staff in Victorian schools are obligated to respond to any incident or suspicion of child abuse as outlined below: 

 

       1.  Respond to the emergency

              Address any immediate health and safety needs (eg. administer    

              first aid or contact emergency services).

 

       2.  Inform authorities

              Report any reasonable belief that a child has been, or is at risk of

              being abused to the DHHS Child Protection or Victoria Police.

 

       3.  Contact parents/carers when appropriate.

              Contact parents/carers once authorities advise that it is safe and

              appropriate to do so.

 

             Ideally parents/carers will play a central role in providing support

             for their children, however schools will be instructed not to      

             contact parents/carers in circumstances where this may impede

             an investigation or place the child at greater risk.

 

       4.  Provide ongoing support for all children impacted by the

             abuse.

             Provide appropriate support for all children impacted by abuse.

             This will likely include ongoing counselling from professionals.

             The child’s ongoing support will be documented in a Student

             Support Plan.

 

These actions are outlined in further detail in Identifying and Responding to All Forms of Abuse in Victorian Schools.

 

ARE THE STAFF AT MY CHILD'S SCHOOL REQUIRED TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE?

Yes – all staff at your child’s school are required by law to report any reasonable belief that a child has been abused, or is at risk of abuse.

 

In some circumstances, it may be a criminal offence for school staff to fail to report child abuse to the authorities.

 

PROTECTING MY CHILD

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP EDUCATE AND PROTECT MY CHILD FROM ABUSE?

Have a chat to your child and make sure that he or she knows that no one is allowed to threaten, hurt or touch them in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable.

 

Every relationship should be respectful and no one should behave in a way that makes them feel unsafe or afraid.

 

Your child’s school will also be supporting your child in learning about their rights to be safe and respected. Victorian government schools are teaching the Respectful Relationships program which promotes positive attitudes and behaviours and is aimed at preventing family violence. 

 

WHAT SHOULD I TALK ABOUT WHEN I EXPLAIN SAFETY TO MY CHILD?

There are some things you can do at home to build your child’s understanding of safe and respectful relationships including:

  • talking openly with your child about their feelings and relationships
  • being sure that they understand you will listen and act if they are concerns about how anyone is treating them
  • using the correct names for body parts and having age-appropriate  conversations about touching and sexual activity
  • letting your child know that adults should never harm or act in a sexual way with any child.

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE OUTSIDE OF THE HOME OR SCHOOL 

You play a critical role in ensuring that your children are spending time in safe places.

In Victoria all people who are working with your children such as coaches and music teachers need to have a current Working With Children Check.

You may like to check that any staff and volunteers spending time with your child after school hours and on weekend have a valid Working With Children Check. 

If you think that you may need some help to keep your children safe from harm and support their healthy development, it is important you find some help. Visit the Victorian Government’s Better Health Channel for information on seeking support: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/parenting-support-to-help-prevent-abuse

 

24 Hour Services

Victoria Police                                                                                             000

Department of Health and Human Services                                  13 12 78

Child Protection                                                                                        

GET THE FACTS 

This fact sheet has been designed to give you the facts about child abuse.  It includes advice on what to do if you have been abused, are being abused, or at risk of being abused. This fact sheet also provides you with advice if you know someone who has been abused, or is at risk of being abused.

 

WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS? 

  • Everyone has the right to feel safe and be protected from abuse.
  • No one is allowed to threaten you, hurt you, or touch you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or afraid.
  • This includes all adults, other teenagers and children – it includes everyone from family members, coaches, teachers, to friends and strangers.
  • Every relationship should be respectful.
  • No one should ever involve you in sexual activity without your consent, and no one should behave in a way that makes you feel unsafe or afraid.
  • You don’t have to deal with abuse on your own. Talk to a trusted adult.  Teachers and other adults at your school can support you to get help.

WHAT IS CHILD ABUSE?  

  • Child abuse includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional or psychological harm, neglect, and family violence.
  • Child abuse can also include grooming. This is behaviour where an adult tries to establish a relationship or other emotional connection with a child, to prepare them for a sexual relationship. 
  • Child abuse does not have to involve physical contact or force. It can include:
    • controlling a child through threats
    • exposing a child to sexual material and sexual acts
    • exposing a child to family violence
  • Child abuse can be led by any member of a community or a family member. Abuse can impact anyone and it is never the victim’s fault.

For more information on sexual abuse and sexual assault visit Youth Central:   http://www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/know-your-rights/sexual-assault .

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE BEEN ABUSED OR FELL UNSAFE? 

  • You should talk to an adult you trust.
  • If you have been abused, or feel unsafe or threatened in any way you don’t have to deal with this on your own. 
  • Abuse is never your fault and you should tell a trusted adult so you can get the help and support you need to feel safe and protected. Talking to someone won’t get you in trouble.
  • You can tell a teacher or any adult at your school.  They will be able to help you.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK SOMEONE I KNOW HAS BEEN ABUSED OR IS UNSAFE?

  • You should talk to an adult you trust.  Any staff member at your school will be able to help.
  • You can also help your friend by encouraging them to tell a trusted adult.

WHAT IF MY FRIEND DOESN'T WANT TO TELL AN ADULT? 

  • You should still tell an adult you trust on your friend’s behalf. 
  • Even if your friend has specifically asked you not to tell an adult, you still should. It is more important to make sure that your friend is helped and feels protected.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I TELL AN ADULT AT THE SCHOOL THAT I FEEL UNSAFE, OR THAT I KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS UNSAFE? 

  • You will be helped.
  • Teachers and other adults at your school must listen to your concerns and help you.
  • The information will not be shared with the person who is making you feeling unsafe.
  • Information will only be shared with people who can support and protect you.
  • In some cases the people helping you are required by law to tell the police, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Child Protection services and/or your family to prevent any further abuse, or risk of abuse.

WHAT IF I DON'T FEEL LIKE I CAN TALK TO ANYONE AT MY SCHOOL? 

  • You should still find a trusted adult to talk to.
  • Abuse or feeling uncomfortable is too big to deal with on your own. 

THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO CAN SUPPORT YOU TO FEEL SAFE AND PROTECTED. YOU CAN:

  • visit eHeadspace (which provides an online and a 9am-1am telephone support service) www.eheadspace.org.au  or 1800 650 850
  • call KidsHelp Line on 1800 55 1800 or visit for 24 hour support
  • call or visit your local police station or call 000.
  • Talk to your doctor, psychologist, social worker, welfare officer, or another trusted adult.

Year 11 Excursion

Australian Business and Community Network

A group of young women in Year 11 attended a mentor session, facilitated by the Australian Business and Community Network. As part of the program the girls attend three sessions in the CBD, meeting with female mentors who work for the company, KPMG.

The second session took place on Wednesday, 5 September was focused on ‘Realising Strengths and Developing Leadership’. The aim of the session was to help the students gain an awareness of their personal strengths to help them realise what they are good at and what they enjoy doing. It was also about having an awareness of their weaknesses to help them develop their leadership capabilities. Young women from Thomastown Secondary College also attended the session.

 

During the workshop, the Year 11s shared their strengths and weaknesses with the students from Thomastown and their mentors from KPMG. They discussed the 7 Habits of Highly Effective people and presented to the group why these habits would be important and what they look like in action.

 

It was wonderful seeing the students so engaged and willing to share their ideas with different people. Particularly, with women working in the corporate sector, learning what had made them successful and how the students could learn from this. At the end of the day, the facilitator commented on what a great session it was and how thoughtful and engaged the students were. 

Outdoor Ed.

Altona Pier to Williamstown Station Bush Walk

Students from both the VCE and VCAL Outdoor Education classes have recently completed the Altona Coastal Walk, providing them with more practical experiences to apply to their theory work.

Not your standard ‘bushwalk’, this excursion took our students through both wetlands and urban environments from the Altona Pier to Williamstown.

After 10km of walking, we all ate lunch in Williamstown before getting the train back to Melton to end our day. It was another valuable experience for all who attended.

Our VCE students have another camp in Term 4, where they will complete part of The Great Ocean Walk.

Check out the next edition of the Melton Mail for photos and updates!

Technology

Japanese Students visit the Technology Department
 

Melton SC recently hosted 6 Japanese students at the school and they participated in a number of activities. They spent half a day in Technology and under the keen eye of Mr Schaefer made a clock with its face being the face on an Australian animal – Koala, Wombat or Kangaroo. They did an excellent job using power tools to cut them out, wood burners to decorate them, and installed a clock mechanism and hands. The students enjoyed the experience enormously and have a genuine Aussie icon, made by them, to place in their homes. They even made one to present to the Principal, Mr Reynolds, as a gift, with artwork symbolizing the relationship our schools have.

 

2nd African Diaspora Women Summit

During 7th - 8th of September, some of our students attended the 2nd African Diaspora Women Summit, held at Melbourne Institute of Technology. The 2018 theme was "Foster Collaborations, Enhance Growth through Self-Development."

I would like to acknowledge our partnership and support from Melton Council, Swinburne University and CRC Melton.
Thank you to MSC Senior Sub-school and Middle Sub-school for referring students to partake in the Summit, which was a great learning experience.  I would like to acknowledge the Administration team, especially Sharon Brett for assisting with organising permission slips, Andree Poulter, Alan Devine, and Karrie Dunstan. In addition, Jessica Jacobson who attended the Summit to support our students.

Many thanks to Mr. Reynolds for his support over the past two years and to our students who attended, which dignitaries and guest speakers acknowledged their participation. 

 

Robert Aduer

Community Liaison Officer

Careers/Pathways

From the Careers Room

This term Melton Secondary College hosted many guest speakers for our senior students to assist with their pathways planning and VTAC applications including Melbourne University Student Ambassador, RMIT, Latrobe, Swinburne, Victoria University & Apprenticeships Matter. The VU Bus also attended on 20 August. Students gained valuable information about the VU First year Model, VU TAFE/Tertiary Courses and the VU Guarantee Scheme.

 

AGA Open Day in Deer Park was held on 13 September. Selected students from Years 9-11 were invited to explore VET programs and Apprenticeship courses available.

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Congratulations to Dominique Dee Jones of Year 10 for qualifying as one of the five finalists of the Entrepreneurs Unearthed program. At the finals, Dominique was required to pitch her business idea to a panel of leading corporate strategists and entrepreneurs. For her presentation, Dominique pitched her business idea of Touchlock: a padlock that can be opened by a fingerprint. Although she missed out on the top prize, Dominique gave an impressive presentation that was both persuasive and even elicited humour from the audience. Dominique also had the distinction of being the youngest as well as the only finalist presenting her pitch solo.

 

Tertiary Information Session

On Wednesday 18th July the Year 12s attended the Tertiary Information Session (TIS) at Victoria University. 

Students sat in a lecture theatre and heard about what a pathway to TAFE or university can offer them, how to apply via the VTAC System and what supports are available to them moving forward.  Students then attended the TIS Careers Expo and were able to talk with university representatives and ask questions about specific courses of interest.  They were provided with show bags and took the opportunity to collect information booklets to help them learn more about the courses and scholarships that are on offer.  The group were then taken on a guided campus tour before returning to school.  Our students were very well behaved and represented our College well.

 

Year 10 Federation University Excursion

It was a very foggy day in Melton on the last Thursday of  Term 2, but not in Ballarat where 33 Year 10 students were exploring tertiary options at Federation University. They toured the campus and participated in activities delivered by teaching staff from the faculty of Sports Management and Food Science. They also heard first hand from student ambassadors how university differs from secondary school and what is like to live on campus. Ms Hassan and Mrs Galea would like to pass on the compliments shared by the university staff that the students from Melton SC displayed exemplary behaviour.

Year 11 and 12 VCAL Students

VCAL students recently participated in 4 short courses sponsored by Melton Youth Services. Students have gained valuable qualifications  and employability skills including RSA, Safe Food Handling, Professional Waitering & Barista training.

The next short course being planned for selected VCAL students in Term 3 is First Aid.

Skills Reconnect

 

Library

Loving the Library @ MSC

Hi Everyone,

It has been great to see the increase in student borrowing this year. The Independent Reading Program has been instrumental in encouraging students to make better book selections along with the improved layout and easier access to different ranges of books in the library.

The number of Library books borrowed by M.S.C students rose by over 30% during Term 2 this year compared with the same time in 2017.   In Term 2 this year, students borrowed 2,376 books compared with 1,770 in the same time last year.

We continue with shelf and furniture changes in the library, working further towards creating a text rich literacy space for our students that will enhance their ability to flourish personally and academically.

 

Here is a picture of part of the library that is undergoing transformation.  This was partly possible due to a very generous donation from the Melton Library.  Shelving no longer required by Melton City Library was donated to our library.  Lower height, mobile and front facing shelves allow for more efficient displays and flexibility to promote different genres in the book collection.  We extend our thanks to the team at Melton Library, in particular, the Education Partnerships Librarian – Jessica Michael for her ongoing contribution and support.

The MSC library is open from 8.30am – 4.30pm. Recess and lunchtime are for schoolwork, study or independent reading.  Students may borrow 4 books on a fortnightly basis and are able to re-borrow if required.

 

Sport

Sport Highlights

State Representatives

We have had a number of our students selected and/or represent Victoria in various sports in the 2nd half of Term 2.

 Some have just competed and others are competing very soon.

Rugby Union

Girls u/18 – Rosalia Leumuava, Lea Galu, and Brianna Makaua-Farini

Boys u/18 – David Fangatua

Boys u/16 – Anisi Salani and Alex Mamea – awaiting final selection announcement this week

Boys /14 – Nelson Solo and Kris Muavaa-Mano

Rugby League

Girls u/16 – Arleah Hunt (captain), Akosita Siola’a, Jess Rastrick

Swimming

Manar Mahfouz and Layla Mahfouz

Basketball

Tonga Matapule- Otutaha

Netball

Grace Valele

 

 

 

Sport Results

Squash results - Victorian State Final

Senior Girls

1.       lost to Templestowe - 0-3

2.       Def McKinnon (2) – 3-0

3.       Def McKinnon (1) – 3-0

4.       State grand final – reversed early result to defeat Templestowe 2-1 to be crowned STATE CHAMPIONS

Senior Boys

1.       Def McKinnon (1) -2-1

2.       Def Melbourne High (4) 2-1

3.       Lost to Melbourne High (1) 3-0

4.       Lost to St. Arnaud (1) 3-0

5.       Def Balwyn (2) 2-1 to finish 9th overall

 

Victorian Schoolgirls Netball Championships - qualifyingt day

Big day - short games 2 x 6 min halves - many games- very fast games- private schools involved.

Intermediate Girls - won ALL games to qualify for the Victorian final

 - def Avila College 9-8,

- def Braemar 9-3,

- def Flinders Christian (Tyabb) 13-2,

- def St Helena 10-4,

- def Kardinia International 11-9,

- def Box Hill 10-8(2nd last game, both undefeated when they played),

- def Reservoir 14-6.

Senior Girls (really tough draw - couple of double up games due to Maribyrnong withdrawing late)

 - lost to Box Hill 3-15 and 9-11,

- def SEDA 15-3 and 6-5,

- drew with Bendigo Senior 10-10,

- def St. Ignatius Geelong 8-2,

- loss to McKillop Werribee 5-16

Victorian Schoolgirls Netball State final

1.       Def Catherine McAuley College Bendigo 15-7

2.       Def Orbost 16-6

3.       Lost to Methodist Ladies College (MLC) 7-9

4.       Def Assumption College 17-9

5.       Drew with Monivae College 9-9 (they tied the game in last 2 sec of game)

6.        The semi draw saw up allocated against Methodist Ladies College again. – def them 9-6

7.       State Grand Final – v Goulburn Valley Grammar (who had beaten Maribyrnong, Ballarat and Claredon, McKillop, Scots from Albury, St. Josephs, Geelong – game was 14 min in length – we led for 13min 58sec!!!! they threw a goal with 2 secs to play to tie the game. Extra time – we led again for most of it but they got a couple of turnovers at a crucial time to hit the lead. We had the ball in our offensive 3rd when the siren went but we were one goal down so we lost 12-13. State runner up in the best netball competition in the State as its open to all schools and is heavily dominated by the big private schools and major sports schools.

Cross Country – School Sport Victoria State Final

Alain Nzitunga finished 65th in the State 17-20yrs 5km final. He completed the course in just over 20mins. 

 

 

AFL Results – Western Ranges Division

Intermediate girls

AFL -Intermediate/Junior girls combined team v Sunbury.
Fabulous effort by our girls. Only 13 players (as 9 did not front up for the game), a biting cold wind and rain, opposition had a full team - and we only went down by 3 points.
Ella Tyson was absolutely super, Jasmine Kincaid rucked really well, Nicole Besnard defended hard, Gloria Win and Lexie Leyden ran all day, Jess Rastrick brought her rugby skill to AFL and Eva Lavanda battled hard. Well done girls.

                        

Soccer results – Western Region

Yr 7 girls

        - def Mathew Flinders 2-0

        -  def Williamstown High 2-0

 lost to Hoppers Crossing 0-1

Yr 7 Boys

  • Lost to Northern Bay 0-3
  • Lost to Islamic College 1-3
  • Drew with Point Cook 1-1

Senior Girls (only had  4 players)

  • Lost to Staughton 18-25
  • Lost to Kurunjang 21-44

Senior Boys Western Region finals:

Unfortunately, we had very a depleted team.

Game 1 – Melton lost to Geelong North 0-1

Game 2 – Melton lost to Point Cook 1-2

Intermediate Girls and Boys Western Region finals:

Girls

Unfortunately, we had very a depleted team (only 7 players due to 8 others not turning up WITHOUT ANY NOTICE) who performed extremely well tough despite the loss of players.

Game 1 – Melton lost to Surfcoast 1-4

Game 2 – Melton def Islamic School 2-1

Game 3 – Melton lost to Williamstown High 0-6

Boys

Game 1 – Melton drew with Geelong High  0-0

Game 2 – Melton drew with Hoppers Crossing 3-3

Game 3 – Melton lost to Williamstown 0-4.

 

Netball Results - Western Ranges Division:

Senior Netball

  1. Def Kurunjang 29-9
  2. Lost to Sunbury 17-21 in a very close game

Intermediate Netball

  • Def Bacchus Marsh 33-5
  • Def Kurunjang 33-11
  • Def Gisborne 29-9
  • Def Sunbury in the Division final 23-21 in a very tough, tactical game.

Intermediate Girls Western Region finals:

  • Unfortunately, we had a depleted team who performed extremely well tough despite the loss of players.
  • Game 1 – Melton def Geelong High 26-21
  • Game 2 – Melton def Hoppers Crossing 28-12
  • Game 3 – Melton lost to Williamstown High 21-27

Basketball Results - Western Ranges Division:

Senior Boys –

  • Def Kurunjang 53-42
  • Def Staughton 88-45
  • Lost the final to Sunbury 30-41 against a more disciplined and structured team

Senior Girls (only had 4 players)

  • Lost to Staughton 18-25
  • Lost to Kurunjang 21-44

Intermediate Boys

  • def Staughton 33-31
  • def Bacchus Marsh 35-19
  • def Kurunjang 28-25
  • Division final – lost to Sunbury 30-42

Intermediate Girls

  • lost to Staughton 20-29
  • def Bacchus Marsh 40-12
  • def Kurunjang 28-12
  • Division final – lost to Sunbury 10-54

Yr 8 Boys

  • def Staughton 26-18
  • def Bacchus Marsh 30-11
  • def Kurunjang 31-20
  • Division final – lost to Sunbury Downs 18-23

Yr 8 Girls

  • def Staughton 28-6
  • def Bacchus Marsh 40-5
  • def Kurunjang 23-11
  • Division final – lost to Sunbury 16-20

 

Rugby 7’s

Intermediate Boys – Western Region level

  • Game 1 – Melton lost to St. Albans 17-19 (penalties cost us)
  • Game 2 – Melton def  Tarneit SC 26-7
  • Game 3 – Melton def Braybrook 24-5.
  • This enabled them to finish 3rd overall which still qualified them for the State final. This was the first time many of these boys had played 7’s.

Intermediate Boys State Final

Our boys did very well to finish 4th in the State –

  • we defeated St. Albans
  • lost to The Grange, Epping and Fountain Gate colleges.

Rugby 13’s

Intermediate Girls – Western Region level

  • Game 1 – Melton def The Grange 10-4
  • Game 2 – Melton lost to Mt. Ridley 10-30
  • Game 3 – Melton def Manor Lakes 42-0.
  • This enabled them to finish 2nd overall which still qualifies them for the State final.
  • An injury early in the Mt. Ridley game to our State captain, Arleah, unbalanced and unsettled our team, so they did well to qualify.

Intermediate Girls – State Final

             Game 1 – lost to Mt. Ridley 16-4

             Game 2 – def Mornington College 20-4

State final – lost to Mt. Ridley 12-4.

Hockey

 Senior Boys/mixed Western Region finals

  • Game 1 – Melton 1 (Alannah Spence) vs Northern Bay College 1
  • Game 2 – Williamstown High School 0 vs Melton 1 (Justin Azzopardi)
  • Game 3 – Melton 0 vs Maribynong 4
  • Game 4 – Suzanne Cory High School 1 vs Melton 6 (Justin Azzopardi, Haydn Lawrence, Will James x2, Riley Lawrence x2)
  • Overall finish of 2nd in the Western Region.
  • Fabulous effort by this mixed team playing in senior boys and we had half the team were girls and junior level.

Athletics

Western Ranges Division Athletics

  • 1st  - Melton              976pts
  • 2nd Gisborne              922pts
  • 3rd Sunbury               906pts
  • 4th Sunbury Downs   805pts
  • 5th Staughton             668pts
  • 6th Kurunjang            505pts
  • 7th Bacchus Marsh     312pts
  • 8th Alice Miller          267pts

This was a very good effort by the team of approx. 80 students. About 35 qualified in an array of events for the Western region finals on Sept 20th.

Melton Country Club

We would like to thank the Melton Country Club for their generosity as we successfully applied for a grant from them to purchase some starting and finish line timing equipment to use in our carnivals. The grant allocation amounted to $1807. This follows up our successful submission to them last year for approx. $2000 to help pay for 40 new netball dresses to fit out our high performing netball teams. Their community generosity is very much appreciated and has taken a lot of pressure off the Sports budget over these two years.

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)

General Information 

  1. If any parent/guardian wishes to help out in the sport program please feel free to contact Mr. Darcy. You can help out as an official at the swimming and/or the athletics carnivals or assist in umpiring any of the programmed sports. Umpires are particularly helpful. Parent participation is much appreciated. A Working with Children's check is compulsory.
  2. 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.
  3. School Sport  Information

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

 

Students attending schools affiliated with SSV are eligible for selection in Victorian Teams to compete in 2018 School Sport Australia National Championships.

Sport Dates

TERM 4

Wednesday Oct 17 – Volleyball – Yr 7 and 8 boys and girls – in Melton

Monday Oct 22– Athletics – SSV State finals at Albert Park

Tuesday Oct 30 – Basketball – Western Region – Yr 7 boys and girls (if successful on Sept 21)

Thursday Nov 8 – Tennis – Yr 8 boys/mixed - Western Region finals in Geelong

Thursday Nov 8 – Volleyball –Yr 7 boys/girls – Western Region finals (if successful on Oct 17)

Friday Nov 9 – Volleyball –Yr 8 boys/girls – Western Region finals (if successful on Oct 17)

Junior Rugby - tbc

Community

 

 

 

 

Melton Mail
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Dominique-Dee Jones - Back Row + 3rd from left
Intermediate girls netball team with members of the Melbourne Vixens
Year 7 Girls Soccer
Year 7 Boys Soccer
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