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Gang Gang Warrandyte High School Issue 4 | Term 2 | 2019 9844 2749 [email protected] www.warrandytehigh.vic.edu.au Cnr. Warrandyte & Alexander Roads, Warrandyte Diary Dates Tuesday 7 May Senior Sports Day Monday 13 May Boys Netball and Girls AFL Tuesday 14 May NAPLAN Testing commences Thursday 16 May NAPLAN Testing concludes Thursday 16 May Year 10 Careers Excursion Principal: Dr Stephen Parkin Assistant Principal: Joseph Caruana School Captains: Skye Gedye, Nicholas Dodds Football and Basketball Program starting in 2020! Correct – we are launching our very own Basketball and Football Program next year! Open to all students, girls and boys, from Year 7 through to Year 10 next year. There will be a cost involved. At this stage it is looking like the annual cost will be around $1500! You cannot be in both programs – only one! But what do you get for this cost I hear you asking? An intensive, skill based program run by a basketball/ football coach. The coach turns up to parent teacher interviews and the coach writes end of semester reports so you know how your son/ daughter it progressing. There will be around 300 minutes (5 hours a week!) of intensive training, skill building and competition playing. In Year 7 and 8 – the time from the curriculum will come from Italian and PE. (Students will still do Sport) There will also be one hour directly after school, one night a week. This is how we are looking to shape the program at this stage. It may vary slightly but not by much. At Year 9 and 10 – the time from the curriculum will come from Taking the Challenge (Year 9) and a 3 period elective at Year 10. Hence all students in the Basketball/ Football Program at all year levels, will not be missing any English, Science or Mathematics! Now is the time to register your non-binding expression of interest. Like anything, if we get the numbers, the programs will go ahead! Simply contact the office of myself to register your email! The excitement I say! Homework Club Correct – every Monday 3.30pm til 4.30pm in the library is our awesome Homework Club! Why not take advantage of this learning opportunity! Mentoring Training For Year 8 Students Twelve Year 8 students are participating in a wonderful mentoring program which Warrandyte High School and GATEWAY are jointly providing. This engaging training program will culminate in our volunteer Year 8 students visiting both Anderson’s Creek PS and Warrandyte PS with the purpose of speaking to the Grade 6 students about how to smoothly transition into high school life. Our Year 8 students will indeed be addressing any concerns or questions the Grade 6 students may have. The full support of both Anderson’s Creek PS and Warrandyte HS is both exciting and wonderful. Anti Bullying School Periodically here at Warrandyte High School we like to officially remind all of our stakeholders – parents, students and teachers - that we are indeed a zero tolerance anti bullying school. No form of bullying – cyber, physical, verbal and non-verbal – is acceptable. The moment we become aware of any form of bullying we will work together with you – the parents/ legal guardians and student(s) to ensure this unacceptable behaviour stops. This message will again be officially communicated to our student body at the upcoming Year Level (Principal’s) Assembly later this term. Exceedingly soon the opportunity will be made available for a group of our students to participate in a student led forum designed to promote Respectful Relations! Watch this Space! Joe Caruana Assistant Principal From the Assistant Principal MAY

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Gang GangWarrandyte High SchoolIssue 4 | Term 2 | 2019

9844 [email protected]

Cnr. Warrandyte & Alexander Roads,Warrandyte

Diary DatesTuesday 7 May Senior Sports Day Monday 13 MayBoys Netball and Girls AFLTuesday 14 May NAPLAN Testing commencesThursday 16 May NAPLAN Testing concludes Thursday 16 May Year 10 Careers Excursion

Principal: Dr Stephen Parkin Assistant Principal: Joseph Caruana

School Captains:Skye Gedye, Nicholas Dodds

Football and Basketball Program starting in 2020! Correct – we are launching our very own Basketball and Football Program next year! Open to all students, girls and boys, from Year 7 through to Year 10 next year. There will be a cost involved. At this stage it is looking like the annual cost will be around $1500! You cannot be in both programs – only one!

But what do you get for this cost I hear you asking? An intensive, skill based program run by a basketball/ football coach. The coach turns up to parent teacher interviews and the coach writes end of semester reports so you know how your son/ daughter it progressing. There will be around 300 minutes (5 hours a week!) of intensive training, skill building and competition playing. In Year 7 and 8 – the time from the curriculum will come from Italian and PE. (Students will still do Sport) There will also be one hour directly after school, one night a week. This is how we are looking to shape the program at this stage. It may vary slightly but not by much.

At Year 9 and 10 – the time from the curriculum will come from Taking the Challenge (Year 9) and a 3 period elective at Year 10. Hence all students in the Basketball/ Football Program at all year levels, will not be missing any English, Science or

Mathematics!

Now is the time to register your non-binding expression of interest. Like anything, if we get the numbers, the programs will go ahead! Simply contact the office of myself to register your email!

The excitement I say!

Homework ClubCorrect – every Monday 3.30pm til 4.30pm in the library is our awesome Homework Club! Why not take advantage of this learning opportunity!

Mentoring Training For Year 8 StudentsTwelve Year 8 students are participating in a wonderful mentoring program which Warrandyte High School and GATEWAY are jointly providing.

This engaging training program will culminate in our volunteer Year 8 students visiting both Anderson’s Creek PS and Warrandyte PS with the purpose of speaking to the Grade 6 students about how to smoothly transition into high school life. Our Year 8 students will indeed be addressing any concerns or questions the Grade 6 students may have. The full support of both Anderson’s Creek PS and Warrandyte HS is both exciting and wonderful.

Anti Bullying School Periodically here at Warrandyte High School we

like to officially remind all of our stakeholders – parents, students and teachers - that we are indeed a zero tolerance anti bullying school. No form of bullying – cyber, physical, verbal and non-verbal – is acceptable.

The moment we become aware of any form of bullying we will work together with you – the parents/legal guardians and student(s) to ensure this unacceptable behaviour stops.

This message will again be officially communicated to our student body at the upcoming Year Level (Principal’s) Assembly later this term.

Exceedingly soon the opportunity will be made available for a group of our students to participate in a student led forum designed to promote Respectful Relations! Watch this Space!

Joe CaruanaAssistant Principal

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THE MSG Sausage Sizzle!!!

A great result was achieved at this year’s Music Support Group Sausage Sizzle at the Warrandyte Festival. We had a fantastic

weekend and sold out of all our sausages and drink by late Sunday afternoon. A huge “Thank You” goes out to all our great volunteers (even some who no longer have children at the school!) and my fellow MSG members (Gary Foster, Roland Hambleton and Karen Sproat) and their families, WHS staff, Masterfoods who donated the sauce and to the Warrandyte Bakery who assisted by donating bread. The money raised will help support students in the music program, and our presence at the festival helps promote Warrandyte High School.

Margeret KellyMSG/ Parent at Warrandyte High School

Stars at Warrandyte High School!The Warrandyte Historical Society museum has a ‘Stars of Warrandyte’ exhibit. This features both past and present ‘stars’ - those residents who have made a difference to the community and the town over the decades. This time they also have some new ‘stars’. These include some of the up and coming younger residents who are making a name for themselves on a wider stage beyond Warrandyte.

A poster is included in the  exhibition which features Warrandyte High School’s success at the National Science Eureka Awards. The exhibition is on at the Museum, 111 Yarra Street Warrandyte. The  museum is open Saturdays and  Sundays 1:30-4:30, but the poster of the Eureka Prize is in the window of the Museum and can be viewed at any time.

Win a $1200 Visa gift card in our 2019 Photo Competition The annual Manningham photo competition is on again for 2019 and we want you to show us what you love about exploring Manningham. Upload your photo before Wednesday 5 June for your chance to win.This year we will be awarding a $1200 Visa gift card to the winners in both our under 18 and open categories. You can encourage your family and friends to vote for their favourite photos from Friday 7 June to Friday 21 June. The top 20 in each category will be shortlisted and presented to a judging panel to decide the final 2 winners.Find out more: manningham.vic.gov.au/photo-competition

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ANZAC DayWarrandyte High Anzac Day Tribute On Wednesday 24 April, Warrandyte High School’s School Captains Skye Gedye and Nicholas Dodds were accompanied by a delegation of student leaders, as they attended the 29th Schools ANZAC Service organised by The Rotary Club of Templestowe. Entranced by the significance of the service, students from across the City of Manningham respectfully watched as the Australian and New Zealand flags flew in unison over the memorial. They listened solemnly as Corporal Laura Hando from the Australian Defence Force-School of Signals presented the ANZAC Address remembering all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service and of their courage, mateship and sacrifice exemplified in working towards and preserving peace. Once all floral wreaths were laid, The Last Post echoed over the site, as students paid solemn respect for those lost in battle while they listened respectful to the ANZAC Requiem.History of ANZAC Day Traditions• Dawn Service. The Dawn Service is one of the

most revered and popular ceremonies that takes place on Anzac Day. It is thought to have originated in the military routine known as the “stand-to.” Opposing armies often attacked in the partial light of dusk and dawn. Ever vigilant, the Australian military made it a practice to wake the soldiers and prepare them at their posts with weapons before the other armies could strike. The stand-to technique is still used by the Australian military to this day. The Dawn Service seeks to recapture those quiet moments in the near-darkness, when soldiers had an opportunity to bond and reflect.

• The Last Post.  Often heard at the Dawn Service and other memorials on Anzac Day, The Last Post is the tune that is played over a bugle to signify the end of the day, or the final post. The soldiers could then take their rest. At memorial services, this melody is played to suggest the last post as a metaphor. The soldiers who are being honored can hear the tune and know that all duties have been completed, so he or she may finally rest in peace.

• Red Poppies. The lines that follow in Canadian Colonel John McCrae’s poem, “In Flanders Field,” mention, “We shall not sleep, though poppies grow / In Flanders fields.” Red poppies were the first flowers to bloom on the battlefields of Northern France and Belgium

despite the bloodshed in the First World War. It was a popular tale among soldiers that the flowers gained their bright red hue from the blood of the fallen that had soaked into the ground. These red flowers are placed on war memorials as a symbol of remembrance, and perhaps a reminder that out of sacrifice, new hope emerges.

• Catafalque parties.  A catafalque is a raised structure that holds a coffin. At a funeral as a sign of respect, four soldiers would stand about a meter away from the catafalque, facing in four different directions, with their heads lowered and weapons held at reverse. Mourners would pass by to say farewell to the departed. On Anzac Day, you may see soldiers standing in such a position again as a sign of tribute.

• Anzac Biscuits. These treats had a very practical beginning. During the First World War, the friends and families of soldiers would send care packages overseas. Since any food they could send had to be resistant to spoilage and full of nutrition, a biscuit made from rolled oats, sugar, flour, coconut, butter, and a few other ingredients became a popular pastry to pack in boxes. To this day, Anzac biscuits are one of the few products approved to bear the Anzac acronym, which is protected by Federal legislation.

• Anzac Day Football.  Although football had been played on Anzac Day for a number of years, the match between Collingwood and Essendon did not become a standard recurrence until 1995. When Collingwood and Essendon first squared off against each other, it was not uncommon for AFL matches to occur on Anzac Day, as donations from the day went to benefit the RSL. However, after that first match between the classic rivals, it became clear that this annual match was a special way to pay  tribute to the values of Anzac Day; while deployed across the globe, football played by Anzac soldiers as a way to sharpen their skills, keep up good humour, and forge better connections with one another. That same vein of spirit, courage, mateship, and fairness runs throughout the day, at the end of the annual match, the Anzac medal is awarded to the player who best demonstrates these highly valued Australian qualities.

Christena Gazeas Humanties Teacher

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SpecialsMonday - Baked Potato $5.00Tuesday - Lasagne $5.50Wednesday - Meatball & Cheese Wrap $5.50Thursday - Home made sausage roll $4.00Friday - HSP $6.00

Vicky MorganCanteen Supervisor