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gang gang warrandyte high school Warrandyte High School Cnr Warrandyte & Alexander Roads, Warrandyte Telephone:9844 2749 Fax: 9844 1813 Email: [email protected] Homepage: www.warrandytehigh.vic.edu.au Principal: Dr Stephen Parkin Assistant Principal: Joseph Caruana
School Captains: Jasmine Grisold, Callum Khaw Issue 6 Term 2 2018
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 13 June Year 12 GAT Exam Wednesday 13 June Year 11 Kakadu Parent Information Evening Wednesday 20 June Year 11 Kakadu Camp Friday 29 June Last Day of Term 2 2:30 pm finish
From the Acting Assistant Principal
Andersons Creek grade 5 visit to Warrandyte High School
Recently we were delighted to host the Year 5 students from Andersons Creek Primary school here at Warrandyte High School. The students enjoyed a range of high school classes with Digital Technologies (robotics), Science and Food Technology all featuring in the morning program. The Year 5s were very excited to work with the Ozobots and learn how to use a microscope. They even had an opportunity to hold our school snake named Vick. It was fantastic offering them a taste of high school life here at Warrandyte High School. A collection of our current students were helpers on the day. They too did a fantastic job assisting with the lessons and they made wonderful tour guides. Year 9-12 examinations enhancing what students know
Students in Year 9-12 have been very busy studying for their mid-year exams. These are important in preparing students for not only their final VCE exams but for future study outside of secondary school. Teachers use both formative and summative assessment to accurately assess students learning. In most disciplines, there are specific bodies of knowledge that students are to learn. Exams enable teachers to test students breadth of understanding of these topics. There is also evidence that both studying for and sitting exams deepens learning. Studying is exercise for our brains. The process of searching through ones memory and retrieving the data strengthens our memory pathway. When students study they should not just passively read the material, they need to test themselves. At Warrandyte High School we have for many years had Elevate Education run study sessions with our year students. In Term 3 Elevate will be running study sessions with our Year 12s to fully prepare them for their final 2018 exams. There will also be sessions for our Year 7-9 students. Elevates team of dynamic and engaging presenters will be conducting a high impact Time Management seminar with Year 7, 8 and 9 students. The 75min seminars teach students how to develop a study routine, how to complete homework on time while balancing the demands of work that is due in the short and longer term. In essence teaching students how to prioritise. Designed to be interactive, the session aims to leave students energized, motivated and with a clear understanding of how to effectively put each skill to use.
Elevate has the following 4 simple steps to follow: 1. Set your goals for exams
2. Use your time effectively 3. Learn your notes 4. Practice (revision booklets provided by teachers/past papers etc)
They also recommend your study area should have:
A clean table/work area
A comfortable chair
Kakadu Tour 20 June 1 July All aboard
We are all very excited to soon head off on our annual Year 11 Kakadu trip. Stops this year include Cooper Pedy, Uluru, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs, Daly Waters, Katherine, Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park and Darwin.
Year 11 Unit 2 coursework
Just a reminder to those students not attending the camp. Year 11 classes will run during the Kakadu trip. During this time it is expected that students will begin unit 2 coursework in their subjects. Students attending the Kakadu trip will also need to complete this work prior to the commencement of next term.
Leigh Thomson Acting Assistant Principal
Careers Excursion to LATROBE UNIVERSITY 24/05/2018
Today the year twelves enjoyed an excursion to Latrobe University. Two friendly students guided us through the grounds, giving us an insight into university operations. We were shown through the
three-storey library, mock courtroom, gardens and many buildings filled with beanbags, expensive lab equipment and electronic whiteboards. It was fantastic to see the university alive with students
as it gave us a feel for what university is like. After our tour, we were ushered into a theatre along with many other VCE students. Here we listened to representatives from multiple universities
explain our options after school, access to student loans, scholarships and when and how we would be accepted into different courses. It was a very informative and useful presentation. We then had
the opportunity to speak to representatives from other Universities including RMIT, Monash and
Deakin. They gave us information booklets, pamphlets and other bits and bobs. Overall, today allowed us to have our questions answered and to see what Latrobe University had to offer.
Thank-you to Ms. Bloom, Mr. Gedge and Ms. Boodle for taking us and organising the outing.
Anya Tyssen Year 12
Kangan TAFE Experience
Our Year 10 students ventured out on a rather cold and wet day to experience TAFE at Kangan Institute Broadmeadows Campus. Students
enjoyed a variety of hands on workshops including Carpentry, Electrical,
Plumbing, Bakery, Music, Hospitality, Animal Studies and Horticulture.
This free excursion gave our students a
chance to get a feel for what TAFE has to offer, and students agreed it was an
interesting and worthwhile experience. Other campuses of Kangan offer
Automotive, Health, Nursing and Community Services, Fashion, Makeup and
Hairdressing, Interior Design, IT and Digital Design. Students are
encouraged to visit these campuses if their interests lie in these areas. Open Nights are held across all campuses - Broadmeadows,
Docklands, Moonee Ponds and Richmond. They start in June.
Simply Google Kangan Open Nights 2018 or see Ms Bloom for
The kind people at Kangan also provided a BBQ lunch for all their
visitors, which was much appreciated. A big thank you to all the
Year 10 participants who were so well behaved, and complemented by the Kangan staff.
August is Open Day Season
for the list of dates. Dont leave Open Day visits until Year 12!
Students and parents of all year levels can start to look this August, especially if you are in Years 9,10 or 11! You dont need to know what course you want to do or even if you want to go to uni,so
Why visit an Open Day?
Visiting an Australian University, TAFE or College on one of the student Open Days or info events is an excellent opportunity to get the answers to all the questions you have about your future study
Become Familiar with the Campus
An Open Day is a great way for you to get a feel for a place that could become your home away
from home for the next few years. Some university campuses can be large and scary places until you get to know them. Even a small, unfamiliar college can be intimidating until you visit and step
inside. "Getting to Know You" can be your theme song as you visit somewhere new at an Open Day
or info event.
Consider the Location and Travel
The location of a university or college relative to the student will determine travel times, modes of travel, and even housing if the student needs to move away from the family to attend. A slightly more
appealing university or course on the other side of the city which requires a 1.5 to 2 hour trip each way might not be as good overall as something slightly less appealing but only 30 to 40 minutes
away from where the student lives. Students can use the Open Day and info events to consider how the location, travel, living arrangements, and costs might impact on their study choices..
An Open Day or info event is the perfect time to find out about:- Degrees, diplomas, programs- Study options and pathways- Scholarships- Accommodation and living costs- Clubs and societies- Student
life and facilities- Campus Tour- And much, much more
Talk to People
An Open Day is a great time to talk to:- Current and past students- Academic and administrative staff
Experience and Enjoy
You can also experience and enjoy:- Lectures and demonstrations-
Interactive and immersive activities- Live music and performers-
Barbeques and other food- Free balloons and other stuff! (an Open Day essential)
10 Things to do at an Open Day
1: Get There Early
Two main reasons for getting to an Open Day early are that firstly there will be a lot of things to cover and secondly a lot of future students will be there wanting to cover them so things could get
busy. Get there early, get things done, and then enjoy yourself.
2: Wear Comfortable Walking Shoes
University campuses can cover a huge area so you need to be prepared for a long day of walking and standing as you explore what's on offer. Comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate
clothing are what's required.
3: Don't Be Too Dazzled or Overwhelmed
There can be a lot of things going on with musical entertainment, performers, free food, clubs and
societies, a multitude of information sources, and of course balloons. Don't be distracted by all of this, just make sure you stay focused until you find what you need and then you can start to enjoy
4: Follow Your Plan of Action As Much As Possible
You should already have a plan of action which you have developed either by yourself or in
combination with a university planning guide. Try to follow the most important points and get as much as possible of the rest done before doing other things.
5: Get a Map and Go on a Campus Tour If Available
There will be lots of people around the campus to ask for directions, but sometimes it can be good
to have your own map either on paper or downloaded or both, and even better to go on a guided campus tour if there is time and it is part of your plan of action.
6: Locate Sources of Information
Your main focus at the Open Day will be to locate and obtain information related to firstly the areas
of study, courses, and career pathways of interest to you and secondly the more general information
you want about things like scholarships, facilities, accommodation, and living costs.
7: Ask Questions and Talk To People
Most events will have a mixture of academic and administrative staff along with current and past students available to answer questions and discuss matters of interest. These people are there to
talk to you so make sure you take advantage of this and talk to them to find out what you want to know.
8: Experience the Inside of a Lecture Theatre Or Classroom
Some university lecture theatres can be quite large. It would be great if you could sit inside one, or else just a seminar room or classroom, and even better if you can attend an actual lecture or seminar
being delivered, especially one connected to your area of interest.
9: Check Out the Clubs and Societies
The clubs and societies will be active around campus. If you haven't already planned to join one or more then have a look at what is on offer and if anything interests you then have a chat and get
ready to join if you want to participate when the study year begins.
10: Enjoy Yourself
Eat some food, listen to the music, enjoy some performers, watch a demonstration, join in some
activities, relax, smile, and make some friends!
Claire Bloom Careers Advisor
Danger Danger Will Robinson was the catch cry of the only robot that I
encountered in my school days. But how life has changed. Last week I, along with Digital Technology teachers, Ms Thomson, Ms Bloom and Ms Fall, spent
the day learning about how to build and program Warrandyte High Schools newly acquired robots. Fortunately for the four of us we also had three year 8
students, Alex Guymer, Elvis Jose and Nathan Hellings to lead the way in the
A grant from the Departments DigiTech Initiative Start-up Program enabled the purchase of a class set of Abilix Krypton robots and a more
advanced humanoid robot. Our trainer, Alon, navigated us through the
programming of the robots and demonstrated the potential they have in the classroom. Alex, Nathan and Elvis proved to be the quickest
learners finding solutions to all the scenarios Alon threw at us.
By lunchtime my head was spinning with information overload but we all felt the joy of success when we had programmed the clapping penguin robot to clap in response to our claps!
The clapping penguin is one of the models which can be built with the humanoid kit and three year 7 students spent their lunchtime putting this together so we could use it in the workshop. Pictured
here are Tom Bridger, Declan Weichard and Tom Stroud building the clapping penguin.
The robots will be used in Digital Technology classes and a lunchtime robotics club held in the
library. Keep your eyes on the Compass News Feed for details
It is not only the robots taking over the library at
lunchtimes but also the readers. Each Wednesday the Book Club meets to discuss and
share the latest books they have been reading.
The conversations are extremely interesting and reflect a great diversity in reading tastes. Mrs
Tarabolsi, Ms Fall and Sally McPhie join the students and through this club learn a lot about
what teenagers enjoy reading about. It also gives them an opportunity to challenge the readers by
introducing some texts they may not have ever considered. One of the rewards for being part of
the Book Club is the annual excursion to the
Melbourne Writers festival. The schools
programme is now out and we will be making our
decisions about which writers to hear at our very next meeting.
Visual Communication News
Year 7 Visual Communication Design Oblique Drawing
Alyssa Green Angus Evans
Curtis Konynenburg Ellie Webster
Emily Zhao Emerson Humphris
Kelsey Hooper Sebastian Stark
Year 7 Textiles Outfit Design Amber Robertson
Jasmine Lui Jayde McIver
Lucas Rubin Rebecca Nettleton
Visual Communication Teacher
Instrumental Music & Writers Camp
Year level(s): 7 12
Location(s): Arrabi Lodge, Warburton
Date(s): Monday 23rd Wednesday 25th July 2017
Name of teacher-in-charge: Barry Carozzi
The purpose of the camp is to enable all instrumental students in the program to develop rehearsal
techniques and consolidate bands and ensembles. Students will also prepare and perform a camp
concert on return. There is an intense focus on working together across the three days.
The purpose of the camp is to provide students with a series of writing workshops in which they explore various styles of creative writing.
CAMP FORMS will be available from the General Office from early next week. Students wishing to attend should complete the forms and return them, along with a DEPOSIT of $100. The approx. cost
of the camp will be $300.
If you have any queries, please contact me via email on Compass, or leave a phone message at
the General Office and I will ring you back.
Barry Carozzi Head of Music
Sports News Senior AFL On an overcast Thursday morning a combined Year 11 and 12 team headed out to Elgar Park to face Mullauna College in a full length AFL match. Warrandyte showed their dominance from the start, kicking away early in the first quarter. Everyone played their role and remained focused throughout the whole game and eventually we ran out winners by 80 points. The team was coached admirably by the injured Luke De Zwart, who did an excellent job motivating and leading the team during the match. Our team will now move into the EMR finals on the second day of term 3, to face some of the best schools in our region, which will be a great challenge for our group. Major goal kickers: Darcy Poole 6, Callum Padfield 3, Harvey Wilson 2. Best: Sam Martini, Harvey Wilson, Tyson Jaksic and Darcy Poole.
Tim Jones Sport Teacher
Senior Girls Netball On Thursday 24 May the senior girls netball team headed out to represent Warrandyte High school in their final sports day. The team consisted of 11 keen Year 12 students eager to finish their time representing the school with pride. The girls repeatedly convinced me that they knew every aspect of netball as my skills as the 'coach of the day' were far from up to scratch! Game one was impressive taking an 8 points lead into half time. Then the kind sportsperson came out in the girls and they allowed the other team to win the game. Unfortunately this pattern continued for the rest of the day. Win, lose or draw Warrandyte High School students always perform well against other schools and represent our school with pride. Well done girls and thank you for your efforts in representing the school.
Kelleigh Lamb (Netball Coach) Divisional Cross Country On Tuesday 29 May, 50 students from Year 7 9 represented Warrandyte High School at the divisional cross country. This is one of the largest teams the school has sent in the past few years and all students were keen to do their best. There were some great results on the day with Olivia Jennings winning the 14 year old female event and the 13 year old girls winning the team event. When the final results were released Warrandyte High School came in 3rd overall. A fantastic effort from all competitors. It was also fantastic to see the students across year levels encouraging members of the Warrandyte High School team as they completed the course. In total 18 students have progressed through to the EMR finals being held at Yarra Glen on Tuesday 19 June. We wish all the students the best of luck and well done to all those involved in the divisional competition. Intermediate Sports Day Tuesday 6 June saw a group of 59 students from year 8, 9 and 10 represent the school at the divisional intermediate boys AFL, intermediate girls Netball and intermediate badminton. For all teams the day was packed with multiple games and strong competition. Whilst the football was for Year 9 & 10 students a group of year 8 boys challenged themselves against the older competition to add numbers to the team. The boys went into their games with confidence and determined to prove their skills against the other teams. After a slow start in their first game they regrouped at halftime to produce some good football however narrowly went down to the eventual winners. With
some time to talk tactics and refocus between games the boys came out firing and played more competitive and team focused football providing a real challenge for other teams. The boys ended up coming runners up. The boys should be congratulated on their efforts, sportsmanship and teamwork throughout the day and we look forward to seeing what they can produce next year with a team full of Year 9&10 students. The girls netball was another tightly contested event with Warrandyte entering 3 teams. The A team started off slowly in their first game however regrouped a reduced the margin in the second half however they still started with a loss. This fired the girls up with them knowing if they wanted to compete in the finals they would need to win the remainder of their games. In their 2nd and 3rd game the girls organised themselves and came together to easily win. This lead them to needing to beat Templestowe. This game was going to be very tight with the Warrandyte girls working well as a team and some great shooting from our GS and GA to go into the half time break up by 2. Everyone knew this game was going to go down to the wire which it did. The girls started the 2nd half off strong to extend the lead to 5 however towards the end of the game Templestowe fought back to reduce the margin. Both teams went goal for gaol with Warrandyte being the eventual winners by 4 goals. Their final game was another easy win which meant they had to wait to see who they would play in the semi-final. The B team was extremely strong in their competition easily beating the other teams and winning their pool. Their closest game was against the Warrandyte C team where the B team won by 2 goals. The C team was also extremely competitive coming away with 2 wins and 2 loses finishing 3rd in the pool. This was a fantastic effort given they played all 4 games with only 7 players and no substitutions. Once the games were tallied up the finals fixture was released. In the Semi Final Warrandyte A was against Warrandyte B and Warrandyte C was playing off for 5 v 6 position. In the Semi Final between Warrandyte A and Warrandyte B both teams went in determined. The B team took it up to the A team with the A team up by 1 point at half time. In the 2nd half the A team regrouped and increased their intensity to end up winning by 7. The C team had a tough final against another schools A team going down. Their efforts and teamwork however was fantastic to see. In the final Warrandyte faced Forest Hill who they played in their first game. They knew it was going to be tight and they could allow Forest Hill to get an early lead. Unfortunately for the girls in the final, Forest Hill stepped up the intensity which resulted in Warrandyte making some errors and them getting an early lead. A quick talk and change of positions at half time and the girls went in determined to finish the day off strong. The girls did this going goal for goal in the second half. In the end the girls finished losing by 7 points however it was a fantastic effort against very strong competition. Finally 8 students went off to test their skills in the badminton competition. For some of these students Badminton was a sport in which they enjoyed playing however had never played competitively. This however did not deter the 8 students. They went in positive and prepared to challenge themselves against some tough competition. Throughout the day all students had a great time, represented the school with pride and developed their skills. The Warrandyte community should be very proud of the efforts of all the students involved in this sporting day.
Katie Cook Sports Coordinator
Last week I went for a walk with Jenny my puppy advisor.
We started off checking out buses and trains. Jill had already introduced me to a bus and a train from a distance. I was okay with the
platform edge and looking down onto the rails, then I watched a train come in. Not too scary and hopping on and off didnt concern me. The
gap between the platform and train was no worries.
We then walked through Croydon main street. I went up several steep staircases with steps that you can see through. No dramas at all so I
received heaps of treats. I went into a supermarket and managed to stay focused even at the deli and meat area. Jenny was
extremely pleased and impressed with me. My only problem is in the evenings at home. My play with Quinn still remains a little over the top. Jill
has introduced me to a pen which I go into when my behaviour becomes too much. Only put in for five minutes, enough time to calm down. I am slowly getting the message and am improving how I
Thank you to all my visitors. I love a cuddle and pat so please keep coming to see me.
Diamond Valley Singers Present
Come and join the Diamond Valley Singers production of the 8-performance season of this
well-known Rogers and Hammersteins Broadway Show: Cinderella.
With the step mother looking for a prince to marry one of her step sisters, the scene is set.
The show has great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, as the hearts of children and
adults alike soar when the slipper fits Cinderella.
Cinderella is a song spectacular featuring a fabulous, cast and dazzling sets. This is a show not
to be missed! shares Tam Smith, Director.
Acting locally and thinking globally Diamond Valley Singers will donate proceeds from
the performances to International Needs Australia, Open House in Ivanhoe and the
Elizabeth Nursery School in Malawi.
All Performances are at the Fully Refurbished Warrandyte High School Theatre,
Alexander Road Warrandyte.
Friday July 6, 8pm
Saturday July 7, 2pm & 8pm
Sunday July 8, 2pm
Wednesday July 11, 2pm
Friday July 13, 8pm
Saturday July 14, 2pm & 8pm
Web Site: www.dvsingers.org
Further information contact: Malcolm Wilton: 0435 763 215