NGSC Newsletter

10 September 2018
Issue Fourteen
PRINCIPAL'S REPORT
ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS’ REPORT
JUNIOR SCHOOL NEWS
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
SENIOR SCHOOL NEWS
VCAL VIBES
OTHER SCHOOL NEWS 
COMMUNITY NEWS
  
North Geelong Secondary College
03 5240 5800
130 Separation Street
North Geelong, Victoria, 3215
AU

PRINCIPAL'S REPORT

Key Dates

21 SEP                    Last Day Term 3 (1.30 pm Finish)

23 OCT                   Last Day for Year 12 Students

23 OCT                   Year 12 Graduation Dinner

24 OCT                   Geelong Cup (Student free Day)

26 OCT                   Multicultural Festival

29 OCT-02 NOV   Year 9 & 10 QLD Camp

31 OCT-21 NOV   VCAA Exams

20 NOV                   Year 7 Immunisations

                                  Year 10 Study Day

20 - 23 NOV          Year 11 to 12 Orientation

21 - 23 NOV          Year 10 Exams

23 NOV                   Last Day for Year 11 Students

26 - 29 NOV           Years 7 - 9 Exams

                                   Year 10 to 11 Orientation

29 NOV                    Last day for Year 10 Students

30 NOV                    Assessment & Reporting Day

                                   (Student free day)

Mr Nicholas Adamou

Principal

NAPLAN Reports 2018

 

The 2018 NAPLAN tests were held early in Term Two. As mentioned in previous publications, NAPLAN is a valuable assessment tool for governments, schools and parents to understand and improve the literacy and numeracy outcomes of their students.
 
NAPLAN provides parents of students in Years 3,5,7 and 9 with a report on their child’s performance in literacy and numeracy against the national average. Schools and teachers use NAPLAN data to improve teaching and learning programs in the classroom.
 
The school received the NAPLAN Reporting package early this week and all Parents/Guardians/Carers have been mailed their children’s individual reports. Parents/Guardians/Carers by now should have received their children confidential report for each student who participated in this year’s NAPLAN tests.
In the past parents were also provided with a hard copy of an individual student report information sheet. Unfortunately, this has not been possible this year. An electronic copy of this document is available via the VCAA’s website at www.vcaa.vic.edu.au and follow the “Parents” option from the “NAPLAN menu on the home page.    
 
Any Parents/Guardians/Carers of children in Years 7 and 9 that have taken this year’s NAPLAN tests and haven’t received their reports please contact the school.
 
Your child’s English and Mathematics Teachers or the school Principal are able to address any concerns or queries you may have about your child’s results. 
 
More information about NAPLAN tests and the National Assessment Program can be found by visiting the NAP website (www.nap.edu.au).  

Capital Works/School refurbishment update

Stage One is now completed (B-Block, the court yard in between B and C Blocks) with some minor external cosmetic work still to be undertaken during the Term break. Stage Two has commenced and that includes, the north part of C- Block and the new toilet/storage area block. Stage two is expected to be completed by early November.  


Our students are now enjoying the newly refurbished B- Block facilities and in particular, the state of the art Food Technology areas (2 x kitchens, a larger dining area and a student conference area). B-Block is fully air-conditioned, including the latest digital technologies. They are also enjoying the refurbished courtyard with the huge decking area wrapping around the new dining area. Outdoor furniture has been ordered and will be delivered soon. In my many conversations with students, they are very excited and cannot wait until the whole school is fully refurbished. 

 

How to Cultivate the Curiosity Classroom

What we want to see is the child, in pursuit of knowledge, not knowledge in pursuit of the child” – George Bernard Shaw, The Quintessence of G.B.S.

 

Learning is what we humans do best and we have been doing it since the beginning of the world and over the centuries. We learn throughout our lives by wondering and exploring, experiencing and playing. North Geelong SC is about harnessing and cultivating that overwhelming drive in learners; the drive to know, understand, and engage in the world and its ideas.

 

The philosopher Cicero defined curiosity as a love of knowledge without the lure of profit, in other words, an intrinsic passion to know. Aristotle claimed that the desire to know is among the deepest human urges, and Francis Crick, the Noble Prize-winning scientist who discovered the DNA structure, was often described as childlike in his curiosity.

 

Curiosity has been hailed as the major impetus behind cognitive development, education, and scientific discovery. It is the drive that brings learners to knowledge. Curiosity is about being aware and open, checking things out, experimenting, and interacting within one’s surroundings. In our classrooms, teaching and learning spaces, indoor and outdoor, on a daily basis, our teachers endeavour to gain the unique opportunity of being able to mine students’ deepest held wonder, making their attention natural and effortless, and allowing them to fully engage with their learning. Creating the conditions for curiosity and tailoring programs to student individual needs allow us to achieve more authentic motivation from both teachers and students, leading to a much deeper learning.

 

Latest evidence based programs are offered to our students, creating learning communities that enable curiosity amongst likeminded teenagers to engage in their own learning. Programs such as: SEAL, wide VCE program, VCAL mainstream and EAL VCAL programs, Scholarships, Student Leadership, Excellence in Sports (Soccer and Football), STEM, Foundation VCAL for Year 10 students, ACE, STAR, Performing Arts and an array of extracurricular programs enable our students to feed their curiosity and gain skills that will support them in their future pathways.

Television

Television, like most things, is neither a good nor bad thing providing it is watched in moderation. Latest research suggests that two hours per day is the maximum amount of television a school age child should watch. Any more than 10 to 14 hours of viewing per week has a measurable negative impact on a child's academic performance.

 

Television can provide an educational and entertainment benefit to children; however research has clearly shown that excessive television watching makes children less sensitive to pain and suffering of others, more aggressive towards others, and less active.

 

Many researchers believe that there is a definite link between the emerging problem of childhood obesity and excessive TV watching. Watching television is a sedentary activity.

Children who watch television for more than two hours a day are more likely to have an unhealthy diet, are less likely to eat fruit and less likely to participate in physical activity.

They are also more likely to snack on foods that are high in sugar, fat or salt.

 

Homework, studying, learning and performing at school also suffer from excessive television watching, as stated above. In particular for our senior students, who are 6 weeks away from their final VCE exams, it is paramount that they restrict their TV viewing. Studying and organising their time effectively, and including physical exercise is the essence for success at the final exams.

 

So what are some of the steps that parents can take to limit the negative impact of excessive TV viewing? Here are some useful tips for parents/guardians/carers:

  • Limit the number of viewing hours. Approximately, an ‘allowance’ of 10 to 12 hours of television viewing per week. Give the child the option as to how to allocate those hours per week, however they cannot be ‘banked’, that is, carried over to other weeks. This restriction on supply tends to make children more discerning in their viewing habits
  • Limit the programs your children watch. As an adult you are in a position to make judgments that some programs are simply inappropriate for children of a particular age. Parents are wise to be guided by the classification of programs suggested in the TV Guide
  • Do not permit television watching during meals. Make this a time when families can discuss the events of the day and matters of common interest, such as friendships and school related topics
  • Be a good role model. Don't watch television yourself simply because you don't feel like doing anything else. Also make a point of never leaving the television on for long periods of time

With younger children in particular;

  • Watch programs with them
  • Offer alternatives to television. Keep a supply of inexpensive fun things to occupy your children such as craft materials, model kits, origami paper, board games and puzzle books. Having such a supply on hand means you'll always have a reply to the retort that, "there is nothing to do."
  • Consider having a number of TV-free days in each week when the television simply isn't turned on
  • Do not allow children to have a television set in their own bedroom. Where there is a television in the child's room parents cannot exercise any supervision over what is watched or when
  • If a particular program is important to your child, but conflicts with other important things such as meal times, family social occasions or homework, record the program so that it can be watched at a time that best fits in with the family routine
  • Avoid morning television before children go to school. Early morning viewing has an effect on the rest of their day and creates time pressures that are simply not necessary.

Many of the criticisms which apply to excessive watching of television also apply to excessive video game playing or mobile phone and social media usage. The same general principles should apply in determining how long children spend on these activities. ​

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS’ REPORT

Mrs Julie Andrews, Mr Paul Dawson &

Mr Bradley Headlam

Assistant Principals

Mind your own Business!

Recently Mr Humphries invited a guest to speak with his Business Management class. Below is an article published on the Cotton On Website. Andy seemed to inspire the students as they researched and refined a business lunchtime activity strategy. ‘Lunchtime’ being the key as nearly all food stalls sold out of their food and profits were positive. It sounds like a successful experience all round. Well done to the students, Mr Humphries and thanks to Andy Sanderson for the visit!

 

NGSC School Values - Respect Achievement Excellence Diversity

Below are the Classroom Rules that all students are expected to exhibit. They are displayed in every classroom and appear in the Student Diary. Students need to identify what these rules and the school values look like in action. Students need to be able to link their behaviours with the school values to understand how they demonstrate that they are meeting the school's expectations. This semester, staff have acknowledged many of the great examples of students demonstrating school values by making ‘green entries’ on Compass which are viewed by students, parents and guardians. Students are acknowledged at assemblies and rewards activities.

 

Classroom Rules:

  1. Be on time and ready to learn
  2. Respect others and their property
  3. Listen when someone else is speaking
  4. Consider everyone’s safety
  5. Follow instructions willingly and promptly

Course counselling and follow up with students

It has been a very busy month with Course Counselling and we are still continuing with this into the next few weeks. On Monday 10th September the year 8 cohort will be advised on the process and given their electives to choose for 2019. Information on all subjects can be found on the college website. Students will have access to their choices to discuss with their parents via a google survey on Monday night.

 

The remainder of the school program is being refined and we are consulting with students on their preferences over the next week as we go into building the 2019 timetable. During this period we will be going through the subjects and confirming if they are running in 2019. Part of this decision involved observing the number of students who selected a subject, appropriate pathways for our students, and it is based on the choices that students made. This year we have included an extensive list of subjects and taken numerous preferences from students and hence we anticipate an improved process moving in to the next year.

Pathways, progress and review

In addition to this we are ensuring that we keep students to their promise of achieving their aspirations and that has involved students setting goals within their studies. These goals have included such things as a substantial homework routine, specific subject based goals, routines of revision and even working on improving questioning to clarify understanding. Throughout the year, Year Level Coordinators will be addressing these goals against the performance assessments and checking-in to continue to support their intent on continuing on their pathway. In the event that it needs to be re-assessed they will be in contact with parents to arrange a meeting to set some new goals or rearrange the subject choices and/or pathway for 2019.

Week 8, Term 3 Progress Reports

The next progress report will be available on Tuesday, 11 September. Please use this report to have a conversation with your child about their progress in the various learning behaviours. Check the overall Performance Average to look for and celebrate improvement. Any areas that present a concern can be addressed with the support of the Year Level teams.

GAT 2018-2019

It was mentioned in a recent newsletter that we were conducting a GAT (General Achievement Test) to assess abilities of students from Year 9 and up. The data has been analysed and returned to the school via Carmel Richardson (student data expert). Leading Teachers will be looking into this data to observe student performance against assessment. There are a number of ways to interpret the data and it will have a great impact on our teaching, assessment, feedback, moderation but more importantly it will help us gain a greater insight into the capabilities of students and thus target the individual learning needs of students. There will be some exciting progress made in this area in term 4 in preparation for 2019 and believe that student performance can only be enhanced!

9G students Great Ocean Road BIOBLITZ

Recently Jacob Storer led 9G students in the Great Ocean Road Coast activity BioBlitz. Below is a photo from Surfcoast Times with ex-student Peter Crowcroft. You can see by the smiles they had a great day and contributed positively to the project.

 

Annual Junior Leaders Breakfast

Annual Junior Leaders Breakfast

On the morning of Friday, 7 September school leaders from 11 Primary Schools came to NGSC for the Annual Leadership Breakfast. The guest speaker was Marcus Crook from HOMIE, an enterprise created by Marcus and his friend Nick to provide clothing, support and work pathways for people who find themselves homeless. The students were engaged in his presentation and asked excellent questions about characteristics of leadership. Marcus’ presentation was followed by some group activities that promoted communication in various ways along with teamwork.

 

Marcus also presented to the VCAL students about his social enterprise experience and success. Thank you to Katina Astles and Allister Hill and the NGSC student leaders who prepared a great event for the young leaders in our broader community. 

 

JUNIOR SCHOOL NEWS

More than one plus two...

On Monday, 4 September, four students from 7C class Aapo Ruusunen, Jett Peart, Erin Mayfield- Kenny and Kirra Robinson went to Melbourne for a Year 7 Maths Games Day. We had to work as a team to solve problem solving questions, complete origami and play small math games against the opposite teams that were on the tables next to us.

 

We started off with a few little maths warm up sheets that had mazes and sudokus on them. After a while we were informed that we would be starting off with problem solving. We split the work between two groups; (Aapo & Jett) and (Erin & Kirra). Erin and Kirra started off with the easier questions while myself and Aapo went on with the harder and trickier questions.

 

We had 60 minutes to finish as many questions out of 30 as we could. We got through about 20 questions when we ran out of time. After this we had a recess break that went on for about 15 minutes.

 

After this activity we went outside for lunch break. Next we did origami. They gave us origami paper and instructions for the folding of the origami shapes. The easier ones, if correct, gave your team less points than the trickier ones. Our team finished five origami foldings, the least trickier ones.

 

The last thing left was to award prizes to the schools placed top three. Unfortunately, we weren’t one of them this time. Better luck next time. Overall we all had an amazing day there! Special thanks to Mr. Quinn for driving us to Melbourne!

 

Written by Jett Peart & Aapo Ruusunen, 7C

Light ‘Em Up

Being in this year’s production was an amazing experience. It took a lot of effort, there were lunchtime rehearsals, work for the holidays and full day rehearsals. I was in a dance and a duet, so I had to practice during Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes. From 12:30 pm until 3:30 pm on July 30, we were rehearsing the order of all the performances, and the comedy in between.

 

On August 29 and 30 we had to move tables and chairs to make room for the audience. We set up the snack bar, set up the chairs for the audience and moved tables into different classrooms. On Wednesday and Thursday, we came in school uniform, went to home room, then went straight to E10. We practised, then performed so we could go back to class for period 5 and 6. After school we went back to E10 and got ready to perform, then we had time to eat. We got ready, 100% ready to perform. Then, it was show time.

 

Performing was the best part. It was so fun, going up on stage and singing or dancing, since we had practised, and had made our acts amazing. It was by far the best thing that has happened this year.

 

Written by Anna Vriens, 7C

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

 

Simon Scoullar

Middle Sub School Leader

 

Parents, Guardians and Students;

 

I hope everyone is well and enjoying the beginnings of spring.

 

Every fortnight I tap away at my laptop a submission for our Newsletter and hope it has the desired effect. This week I genuinely hope Students and Parents are recognising the importance of downloading the Compass App. Utilising the app allows Parents to stay abreast of attendance, daily occurrences and ensuing events. The College is hoping to move away from photocopying a million hand-outs, letters and relevant information, when realistically it can all be found electronically.

 

Years 9 and 10 subject selections are completed and planning for next year is beginning slowly. To be blunt, a small percentage of students really need to reflect on their Performance Average going into next year or risk jeopardising this.

 

Six Year 9 students are off to China for six weeks as part of our Leadership potential program in The Middle School; Angus Hogan, Jordyn Hines, Kimberly Foran, Daehahn Lindsay, Georgia Kitchen and Cade Mayfield-Kenny. I’m looking forward to hearing from them upon their return.

 

The following students are luckily enough to be able to apply for A Skyline Foundation Bursary- helping support them financially through VCE into University. As a result of their hard work and academic results they have this opportunity. Congratulations; Kyaw Naw, Jasmine Palmer, Jesse Yadao, Fatema Sharifi, Naw Pyaw, Dat Luong, Tamana Mirdadi, Karma Grootveld, Brianna Sheehan and Abi Massey.

Year 10 Leadership Camp

Tara Briggs

Year 10 Captain

 

Two student’s perspectives​​

On the Monday, 6 August, 12 of our Year 10 student leaders volunteered to attend the Rubicon Outdoor Centre camp as a part of their development and NGSC leadership program. This was a week-long camp. We participated in several recreational activities but also had a major focus on developing our personal leadership characteristics. During the week we went cross country skiing and white water rafting.

 

Let's just say, cross country skiing and I didn’t become best friends.  But saying that, I discovered that I have a lot of persistence and that if I put my mind to something I can get there. As a team we learned that if you compromise and listen to others it makes the task ahead a lot more fun. During rafting we had to learn to work as a team, communicating with our partners to get from point A to point B. We all had a good understanding with our partners and adjusted if our paddling partner was struggling. A few of us had some good stacks but at the end of the day it all was fun and games. On our second last day we had to change our plans due to the changing weather conditions. This meant we had to come to a decision to go rafting or cross country skiing again. We sat together as a group and had a robust conversation, sharing our own views but also listening to others point of views. We decided we would cross country ski again, but with a different goal. Instead of individuals trying to speed ahead, we thought it would be a lot more fun to stop and let others catch up, support them if they needed help and spend more time playing in the snow. I say with full confidence that I achieved a lot more fun with this group outlook. During the week we all learned a lot more about our own strengths and vulnerabilities. We experienced a lot of new experiences which will help us become better leaders. We had a lot of fun and we are very thankful for the opportunity.

Isabelle Gardner

Year 10  Captain

 

Over the spread of 5 days myself and 11 other students attended the Rubicon Leadership Camp. This camp was very inclusive and prioritised leadership and personal development. Within the small group that we had, each day we had a different focus, learning something new that would hopefully make us better leaders. The activities that we experienced over the camp helped us to grow our leadership skills by often putting us in tough situations and environments. Whether this was cross country skiing down a steep rough slope or kayaking through a rushing rapid, each one of us learned key necessities needed to become excellent role models and leaders.
 
As a whole, we learned a lot more about ourselves and the type of people we would like to become. Our personal qualities, strengths and other areas that we would like to improve. This experience was crucial in developing ourselves as leaders, as we are able to learn more about ourselves in these difficult circumstances than we would have back at school. We will continue to try improve and be the best version of ourselves.
 
A challenge I faced over the camp was being resilient when I was down, fatigued and tired. As a leader, we needed to be able to take the falls and crashes on the chin, keep on going and getting back up. Sometimes this would be hard, but there was no other option in the end, this camp forced us to push ourselves to an achievable limit. Apart from all the fun we had, these challenges were one of the main positives about this camp.

SENIOR SCHOOL NEWS

Sarah Bridges

Senior Sub School Manager

Please ensure students are reading emails and accessing the year level and VCE google classrooms as this is our venue for disseminating information and reinforcing key messages.

Year 11

Students and parents are reminded of the following:

  • Year 12 tops orders need to be finalised and paid ($85) by Wednesday, 10 October. Students are able to nominate their actual name, official preferred name or surname to be placed on the back of the top. ( a preferred name is a common version of a first name e.g. Sam for Samantha).
  • Camp notices for the 2019 Year 12 Leadership Camp have been given to students. CSEF is able to be used to pay for the camp and students and parents can contact the General Office to check if they are eligible.
  • Leadership applications for 2019 school captains are open.

Year 12

Students and parents are reminded of the following:

  • VTAC applications are now open
  • Scholarships for different universities are now open. These are a great way to support students financially to attend universities. Details are on our careers website, VCE google classroom and the specific TAFE/University websites.
  • ALL year 12 students should be submitting  SEAS applications with their VTAC applications. Students should be making appointments with Neil Rankcom about VTAC applications and SEAS.
  • Graduation tickets need to be finalised and paid for by the end of term, Friday, 21 September, 2018. Please be aware that we have to finalise the numbers with the venue.

VCE UNIT 3 and 4 Students

Students are reminded of the following:

  • Practice Exam Timetable (September holidays) is available on VCE google classroom

Coping with the demands of the end of the year.

When you have a teenager completing the final years of the senior years of school everyone in the family is doing Year 12. Parents have a vital role in helping students as they face the last few demanding weeks of their secondary schooling. Here are a few ideas from the Senior Sub School staff, most of whom have children who have completed or are completing secondary education.

  • Provide a positive and calm environment for study
  • Ensure your child has at least 8 hours of sleep per night
  • A study planner is essential to organise study times. Ideally study sprints should be 20 minutes long and never longer that 50 minutes, with a 10 minute break between study sessions
  • Provide healthy breakfast and snack foods
  • Allow time for relaxation and unwinding
  • Have a discussion and an agreement about minimising distractions from social media
  • Manage their part-time work, ideally this should be no more than 10 hours per week
  • Please contact the school if you have any concerns

The last day of school for year 12 students is 23/10. VCAL students will be participating in exit interviews and VCE students studying for exams. Students are encouraged to book appointments with their teachers after classes have finished and before their exams.

VCAL VIBES

Luke Scott

VCAL visits to ‘Barwon Health Day Program’

 

Each Friday afternoon this term I have had the pleasure of taking small groups of VCAL students to the ‘Barwon Health Day Program’ in Belmont, as part of their VCAL PDS (Personal Development Skills) studies. The Barwon Health Day Programs are part of our local community providing support for people to remain active and independent in their home for as long as possible.

 

We have joined the Day Program clients for games of chess, UNO and pool whilst sharing stories of days gone by and discovering what they did when they were younger. On one visit Angus and Zen took in their guitars as a conversation starter, which ended with Angus playing song requests from the clients - Metallica was a big hit!

 

Each week different VCAL students have the opportunity to attend and this event will run for the remainder of the term. It has been a great opportunity to attend these days, the students and clients of Barwon Health have had opportunities to interact with, and exposure to, older members of the community that they would not normally meet.

 

We are all a little wiser and richer for this experience.

 

Creative Convergence School Visit

As a follow up to Ms McMahon and Mrs Scott’s VCAL excursion to the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of ‘Hungry Ghosts’ at the Potato Shed, students participated in a workshop conducted by Melbourne University Staff about the relevance of drama on learning.

 

OTHER SCHOOL NEWS 

Vera Dudas

Multicultural Community Liaison Officer

MULTICULTURAL COMMITTEE NEWS
 

This term I have once again been a part of a program for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women at NGSC, which has returned bigger and better by popular demand.  The program was initiated by Nestor Estampa from Catholic Care in collaboration with NGSC. The six sessions (held every Thursday morning) covered current topics relevant to CALD parents. Such as: subject selection, VCE/VCAL pathways, job ready programs (Northern Futures), TAFE and community based services, as well as a Yoga session that proved to be great fun and was embraced by all the participants, who have requested more Yoga in the future! The CALD group blossomed and expanded each week as confidence and their bond grew.

 

It was a great success and unanimously agreed on by the group to continue with the program next term. The concluding session was celebrated on Thursday, 30 August, by sharing multicultural food and beautiful melodic and harmonious songs performed by Karen women. We also had Mr Nick Adamou, North Geelong College’s Principal close the last session with a thank you speech. He expressed interest in this partnership continuing to expand next term and into the future. We must commend Nestor for the foundation and facilitation of the successful program, as well as all those involved. On behalf of the Multicultural Committee I would like to congratulate Nestor and the CALD group and wish it every success and advancement into the future.

 

On another note, the NGSC’S annual Multicultural Festival to be held on Friday, 26 October is fast approaching. Don’t forget to mark it in your calendars.

Watch this space for further information about the Festival.

The Multicultural Committee will meet again in term three on Monday, 15 October and will be looking at the final touches for the Festival’s opening ceremony assembly. Please don’t hesitate to contact the school if you would like to contribute to the Multicultural Festival in any way, big or small.

 

Linda Castle

LOTE Teacher

 

This week we bring you some of the student feedback we received from our recent Japanese student visitors from Izumiotsu, Osaka, Japan.

 

Nao Matsumoto of Seifu Junior High School.

“Hello everyone. I had a good time in this school. I surprised many things. First there are many students from other countries. Second, students are very kind. They helped me. I want to visit Greater Geelong City again. Thank you.”

 

Tokuma Kinoshita of Ozu Junior High School

“I am in the soccer club in Japan so that time I came home is 6:30pm. But when I spent time in your school, I felt the time speedy. I think Australian house is very big. The shower taps in Australia were hard to understand at first. Thank you to my host family for looking after me.”

 

Sora Kamitani of Toyo Junior High School

“Our school in Japan has eight classes. The same grade. So I was surprised at the different grades in the same classes. I had a good time when I took cupcake and Daisy (the Host family’s dogs) for a walk playing Pokemon-Go. Thank you to my host family looking after me.”

 

Arisa Morishima of Senri International School of Kwansei Gakuin

“Hello. I spent a good time in this school. I was surprised. because this school has a lot of break time. Japan’s school doesn’t have a lot of break time so I was jealous of your school life. I want to visit this city again. Thank you.”

COMMUNITY NEWS

 

 

 

  

Victorian School of Languages

Nth Geelong Centre

Located at

North Geelong Secondary College

 

The Victorian School of Languages is a specialist government school offering complementary language instruction outside of regular school hours. It enrols students in Years 1 to 12, who are unable to study their language of choice in their mainstream school. Students from all educational sectors (Government, Independent and Catholic) are eligible to enrol.           

 

The Victorian School of Languages offers quality courses aligned with government curriculum standards, based on communication skills that include speaking, reading, writing and listening. Its VCE program is fully accredited and can advantage students in the calculation of their university entrance score.  

 

The school`s language program is delivered through face-to-face teaching in over 40 Language Centres situated in government secondary schools across the state, and through Distance Education mode.

 

In North Geelong, classes are held on Saturday mornings between 9.00am and 12.15pm at:

North Geelong Secondary College

 

Languages offered:      

Croatian, Karen, Vietnamese, Dari, Persian, Polish, Macedonian, Bosnian, Turkish & Russian

*New languages may be offered subject to demand*

 

For enquiries Telephone: 5277 9833

 

Further details and enrolment are available online at our website:  www.vsl.vic.edu.au

   

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