Newsletter 18th November 2020

Issue 23


Steph Grant Scholarship

Congratulations to Steph Grant from Year 10 for receiving an ABCN Foundation Scholarship - Accelerate Program in recognition of her outstanding academic performance thus far.

This three year program assists students to achieve their desired tertiary pathways and ultimate career goals. Steph will be provided with financial support and work with a corporate professional mentor to assist her plan, understand and prepare for her final years of school and first year of study or work.

Steph is pictured here with Year 10 Level Leader Andrea Belci.

Well done Steph!


Koorie Academy of Excellence students from WHS presented books to Wangaratta High School in appreciation of their support of the KAE and as part of NAIDOC week celebrations.

Thanks to Brad and Alby for taking time to share a pic and accepting the books on behalf of WHS from Teagan Wilson (left) and Hope Hay-Walsh (right) representing the KAE & WHS.

The 3 books will be kept in the WHS library and are titled;

Grandpa Milawa Stories – Freddie Dowling

Talking to my Country – Stan Grant

Stan Grant on identity – Stan Grant

Nick & Brandon



Pathways Update

A reminder to all Year 12 students to keep checking the 2020 Year 12 Google Classroom page for employment opportunities, apprenticeships and University updates.

My Career Insights

Don't forget to keep checking the My Career Insights page. 

My Career Insights helps students discover, develop and drive their career planning. It is a unique opportunity for students to learn more about their strengths and abilities, while exploring potential career options – giving them the confidence to start taking control of their future. 

Log in to your Morrisby account here.


Free Dress Day

Youth In Politics online forums

Service Providers 
6-7pm November 18th

Have you ever wondered WHO is doing WHAT for young people in north east Victoria? 

Alpine Shire YouthIndigo Shire Youth and RCoW’s Youth Services have teamed up to bring you an online session where you can meet a range of service providers that are doing amazing things for young people.
Topics will range from leadership and entrepreneurship through to mental health and sexual health, as well as encompassing young people in music and communities that are out there to support our LGBTQIA+ youth.

We warmly welcome:
Matt Pfahlert from ACRE - Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship
Sam Perna from Gateway Health Clinic 35
Bree Cross from headspace Albury Wodonga
Becky Smith from Hume Riverina Community Legal Service
Melissa Van Bergen & Kate Canning from NESAY
Olivia Noto from Gateway Health - WayOut Wodonga
Josh Kane from The Push Inc

All of these presenters are here to talk about what they do for young people and to answer any of your burning questions. Join us to get to know these excellent organisations and how they are here to support YOU. This session is targeted to young people between 12-25, but we invite people of all ages to attend.

We will ensure that the Zoom session is a safe space where you can be present with or without your camera on. If you have a question and you would rather someone else ask it on your behalf, we have that covered too. We'll introduce our moderator at the beginning and you're welcome to send questions to them to ask on your behalf. This event is totally FREE, but we do need you to register so that we can send out the Zoom link  

Register now by heading to


Local Politicians

6pm November 25th

Join Alpine Shire Youth, Indigo Shire Youth, and RCoW's Youth Services for YOUTH IN POLITICS. This is YOUR chance to speak to Dr. Helen Haines MP and Jaclyn Symes MP about climate action in REAL TIME and what they are doing to better our environment.

Join us at 6:00pm on Wednesday, November 25. This session is targeted to young people between 12-25, but we invite people of all ages to attend.
This event is totally FREE, but we do need you to register so that we can send out the Zoom link.
We will ensure that the Zoom session is a safe space where you can be present with or without your camera on. If you have a question and you would rather someone else ask it on your behalf, we have that covered too. We'll introduce our moderator at the beginning and you're welcome to send questions to them to ask on your behalf.

Register now by heading to


Wangaratta Skate Park Workshops

November 26th 
Three sessions of workshops at the Wangaratta skate park beginning at 3.30pm, 4.30pm & 5.30pm (spaces are very limited!)

Key Dates

Please check the Compass calendar for more information.




Monday 9th November - Wednesday 2nd December

Unit 4 exams

Good luck to our Year 12s!

Friday 20th November

Last day of classes for Year 11s

Free dress day - gold coin donation for the Year 7 transition garden.

Monday 23rd-Wednesday 25th November

Year 8 Camp


Monday 23rd - Friday 27th November

Year 12 2021 Step Up


Friday 27th November

Last day of classes for Year 10s


Monday 30th November - Friday 4th December

Year 11 2021 Step Up


Friday 4th December

Year 12 graduation

Payment and consent due 18th November.

Thursday 17th December

Parent teacher interviews

On Webex.
Pupil free day.

Friday 18th December 

Last day of Term 4

Happy school holidays!



Our Sponsors

We would like to thank all our wonderful sponsors for supporting our school and providing opportunities for our students.


Whether you require domestic, commercial or industrial electrical installations, we have the experience and the team to complete our work on time and on budget. We can assist with computer points, control systems, hot water, stove and cooktops maintenance, cable and pipe locations, emergency lighting, TV and phone points, trenching, scissor lift hire and more.


We provide domestic & commercial plumbing maintenance, general plumbing, roofing, septic tank installation and gas fitting services. Our services start at minor tap repairs right through to complete house plumbing renovations. No job is too small!



When it comes supplying quality concrete and quarry products, Mawsons are specialists. The company is recognised as a leading construction materials supplier with a reputation for quality and reliability. Mawsons are able to meet customer needs from 16 quarry sites, 40 concrete plants and 7 landscaping centres. Mawsons also operate mobile crushing and screening equipment, and have a fleet of concrete, cement and quarry delivery trucks.


Our aim is to be the news and information destination for North East Victoria, by growing and developing print and digital products that serve our communities. Sponsorship and media support of communities and events are part of our business aims.




Butler’s Pantry Bakehouse is proud to call ourselves your local community bakery in Wangaratta. We’re locals to the area, and we’re so happy to call this our home. That’s why we love getting involved in the local community. Not only do we feed locals and visitors alike with delicious pies, wraps, hot food, rolls, cakes and specialty items, but we also support our local sports clubs. 

Another part of Wangaratta life that we love is helping out with fundraisers and pie drives. We’ve been a part of fundraising for schools, clubs and organisations for a long time, and we won’t be stopping any time soon. 

Dennis Family Homes is proud to be a family building homes for families. Our numerous years of building experience promises your home will be built to the highest quality, and well designed. Most importantly, we’ll ensure the home you choose will be the home you’ll love.



The team at Ravishing Makeup & Beauty Lounge understand how busy life can be & how easy it is to put everyone else first, our goal is to remind you to slow down & ensure that you put YOU first!

Based in the heart of Wangaratta our salon is a place where you can come to unwind, relax & be pampered by one of our trained therapists.

We want you to leave our salon feeling proud & owning the skin you're in.

The Quality Hotel™ Wangaratta Gateway offers modern and relaxing accommodation in the heart of Wangaratta with convenient access to the CBD and local attractions. The hotel is located less than 15 minutes from Wangaratta airport and conveniently close to the Wangaratta Base Hospital, Performing Arts & Convention Centre and the Court House.


Office Choice is your one-stop for essential office supplies, from office stationery and filing products, to printers, shredders, tech solutions and more. We have everything you need to organise and optimise the daily operations of your business, with a selection of high-quality products from reputable brands available at competitive prices.


Bringing together a palette of complementary colours, balanced textures and patterns and the visualisation of the scale and proportion of a space, we will produce solutions to develop an existing style or create a fresh new look



Your locally owned and operated septic cleaning business. Servicing septics, treatment plants, grease traps, triple interceptors, winery waste and liquid industrial waste in North East Victoria. Open Monday - Friday with 24-hour emergency call-out.

We are an established agency with a passionate team who live and breathe all things Wangaratta, we call this place home, and want you to have the best experience when you are selling, purchasing or renting your property with us. We make sure we keep the process simple, efficient and eliminate any stress you have in your real estate journey.


As a Ford dealer, Ovens Ford provides you with high-performing Ford vehicles designed to thrill and inspire you. Located in Wangaratta, we are your #1 choice for Ford vehicles near Yarrawonga, Myrtleford, Beechworth and Bright.

Franks Footwear has been operating for over 60 years in the same store location. We take pride in our excellence in customer service and our wide range of shoes.

Charles Sturt University (CSU) is a progressive and award-winning university and has a well-earned international reputation for excellence through its innovative approach to higher education.


A1 Tyrepower Wangaratta are North East Victoria's leading independent tyre experts. We specialise in supplying our customers the very best products and services.

Tyres are what we know and what we do! Passenger and commercial vehicles are serviced by our trained personnel dedicated to keeping you and your family safe on our roads.

Established in 2011, Grimshaw Signs have built a name as leaders in all aspects of modern signwriting.
Using the latest and best equipment available we are able to deliver the most reliable and high quality signage possible
Grimshaw Signs is committed to building long term customer relationships through excellent service, competitive pricing and the highest quality workmanship.
Located in Wangaratta, we service all of North East Victoria and surrounding areas. 

We work hard to help you select the best flooring for your application. As well as the installation of new flooring, our service can also include removal of old flooring, and moving your furniture. We pride ourselves on a finish that can't be beaten and have significant experience on both domestic and commercial jobs

Located in Wangaratta, North East Victoria, SignEffects is a locally owned and operated company that is a leader in sign fabrication and installation for over a decade. As highly experienced and qualified signwriters, SignEffects sets new standards in the sign industry. We pride ourselves on providing a professional solution for all your signage requirements.

We are locally established, owned and operated.  With over 30 years combined experience we can guarantee you a wealth of knowledge when it comes to tyres.

We aim to meet all of your tyre needs, keeping in mind quality and affordability.

Great customer service is our mission, call in to see how we can help you today.