SECONDARY & VCE Yr7 & 8:
Healthy Relationships Seminar and Workshop In late March all Year 7 & 8 students will be participating in sessions with youth development workers from Knox council, along the following lines:
Tolerance and relating to others – focusing on creating friendships and connections with others, along with recognising our individual strengths and uniqueness, as well as things we have in common together.
Communication and conflict – relating with others in effective ways.
I have worked with Knox Youth Services in the past and found what they do to be very valuable. Although not a Christian organisation Knox Youth Services know our values and will not promote anything which is not in line with ours.
Yr 7-10 Parent Information The Year 7-10 Information Evening was held in Rembrandts on Thursday 23rd February.
I found it very comforting to me now that I am not just a teacher, but also a parent of students at the school. As a parent I was sitting there listening to various staff present and thinking how exciting are the developments of the College and how privileged we all are to be here. There will be items in future newsletters from the teachers who presented on the night.
Leadership in Serving
In a few weeks some of our Year 9 to 11 students will be going to Warburton Primary with several teachers to run tabloid sports/ minor games sessions with several year levels there. Please pray
that it will be a great experience for everyone involved. Mr Robin Storie - Head of Junior Secondary
Yr7 Camp - Forest Edge CYC On the 20th of February to the 22nd of February, Year 7 went to camp with Mrs. Cloete , Mr. Goodluck, Mrs. Seed and Mr. Idrees. The camp was at Forest Edge CYC, in Neerim East. We stayed at the McKerlie Creek Cabins. The activities included flying fox, high ropes, trampolining, survival hut building, bike riding, mini golf, team challenges and archery. The meals were very nice and the staff very friendly. There was also heaps
to do during free time, like playing in the creek. Overall, Forest Edge camp
was great fun! Written by Olivia R. & Ingrid S.
Sketches by Hannah Bligh Yr7
VCE Season of Excellence 2012 Jessica Bong - Top Designs, Melbourne Museum Jessica Bong, our dux for 2011, achieved a perfect study score in Visual Communication and Design. Some of her work will be displayed in Top Designs 2012 presented at the Melbourne Museum. Top Designs is part of the VCE Season of Excellence managed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. The exhibition runs from 24 March until 15 July. The VCE Season of Excellence comprises twelve concerts (Top Class and Top Acts), two exhibitions, (Top Arts and Top Designs) and screenings of short films (Top Screen). Top Designs will show works created by 119 exceptional VCE students who completed technology, design, visual or performing arts studies in 2011. Works are accompanied by folios and design plans comprising work briefs, client feedback and evaluation. The exhibition and associated education programs are a valuable resource for current VCE students. For program times see: www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/seasonofexcellence.html
VCE Activities Other activities in the VCE at St Andrews these past two weeks have included our School Captains, Andrew Snooks and Jessica Wade attending the 2 day CSA Christian Leadership Conference, the launch of a Mentoring Program for our senior girls and the VCE parent Information night. If any parents missed out on the handouts from that night they can pick up a copy from the front
office or from Mr Crotty. Mr Greg Crotty - Head of Senior Secondary
Our Lighthouse Experience As we are reading the novel, “Lighthouse Girl” by Dianne Wolfer, for our English lessons and wanted to learn more about lighthouses, the Year 7 students embarked on an excursion to visit two lighthouses on Wednesday, 29th February.
The first lighthouse we visited was theMcCrae Lighthouse in Dromana. We learnt that the original lighthouse was a timber structure built in 1854 which has since been dismantled. The present day lighthouse, built in England in 1874, was transported to Australia by sea and erected on the present site in 1883. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1994, and is presently registered as a historical site. We had morning tea at a nearby park before heading out to our next destination.
Cape Schanck Lighthouse in Mornington Peninsula is a delightful structure standing on a cliff top overlooking Bass Strait. We had a guide who took us into the lighthouse and right up to the top via the spiral staircase. Once at the top, we were allowed to step outside and walk around the lighthouse tower. It was extremely windy and the view of the ocean and the surrounding regions was spectacular!
We had lunch at the open field area and also visited the maritime museum. After that, we walked along the boardwalk leading down to the ocean and enjoyed the fresh air and magnificent scenery. We explored the area and many of us found starfish and tiny crabs!
We were exhausted when we got back to the bus but thoroughly
enjoyed our excursion to the lighthouses. Emma Moody/7G
St Andrews Christian College Newsletter 7
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