Congratulations to students and staff for a fantastic Term 1. We have celebrated many events this term, and this evening we will celebrate our talented students in the Talent Quest, which tonight will be held as a COVID safe outdoor event. Many thanks go to Scott Solimo and Jud Mullins who have made this event possible, and of course to the students who will be performing tonight.
School Council elections were held at the AGM last week. We welcome new School Councillors and returning School Councillors. School Council for 2021 is the following:
Debbie Fisher (President), Tracey Stolman (Vice President), Mabel Evgenidis (Treasurer), Julie Tzaros (Parent Representative), Melissa Finnigan (Parent Representative), Sandy King (Parent Representative), Gabrielle Parker (Community Representative). Michelle Bootes, Jay Weston, John Paola and Libby Walters (Staff Representatives). Tobias Milinakos-King and Hayley Genn (Student representatives).
Have a safe and enjoyable Easter break.
The year 12 VCAL students have organized to provide a BBQ dinner prior to the commencement of the Talent Quest on Wednesday 31st March. Bring your own picnic blanket, and enjoy a sausage before the show starts.
Other goodies on offer include homemade mulberry jam, marinated olives, beautiful succulents and lolly bags. Coffee will also be avaliable - the students were sharpening their coffee skills last Friday to ensure they are up to barista standard!
Sausages available for $2, $2.50 with onion. Coffee and hot chocolate available for $4. Cash only.
On Monday the 15th of March, we attended the Women’s March 4 Justice. It was a great experience and we all enjoyed it. The Protest was for women’s rights and justice for women and to promote the ideals of feminism, which is the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of equality of the sexes. Ours was one of many marches held across Australia to gain the attention of politicians at Parliament House, where recent events have uncovered how women are unfairly and wrongly treated.
The protest started at midday in King George Gardens and we then marched around the central business district of Wangaratta. People were carrying signs and posters which voiced their concerns and everyone watching had amazed looks on their faces as we marched past. After the march everyone rallied back at the gardens, where a few people including the organiser and CEO of Women’s Health Goulburn North East, Amanda Kelly, made motivational and inspiring speeches. Then all of young people in attendance were called up and we heard from the teenagers of Wangaratta.
The ages of people ranged from teenagers to grandparents and included women and men, all of whom had come out to promote justice for women. The energy was ecstatic, and it felt like the protest was an immense occasion. It is hard to know how many people were there, but there were certainly hundreds of people that had come from all over North East Victoria.
Thank you to the organisers of the protest because without you we would not have been able to come and have our voices heard on this important issue that needs to be addressed, especially in our capital city.
Written by Clare Collins, Nellie Thiele, Alison Jones & Claire Christison from Year 8.
In Year 8 SEAL Humanities, the class have been researching, reporting and teaching each other about different elements of the Renaissance period. Working in groups of 3 or 4, students covered the topics of the origins and spread of the Renaissance; political and economic features; everyday life; scientific revolution; art; the role of the church, the Reformation and Counter-Reformation; and the legacies of the Renaissance, including the Enlightenment. In the presentation of the information, two groups were brilliant in their creativity and engagement of the audience using role plays, costumes, questions and connections to the class. The class will now move onto learning about the making of the modern world and their place within it.
Last Thursday, our Senior Volleyball Teams headed over to the H.P Barr Reserve to compete in the Senior Interschool Volleyball Competition.
Both our male and female teams did an exceptional job in representing our school, displaying great teamwork, and showing fantastic sportsmanship.
Our boys finished 6th, and the girls finished 4th. Well done to all involved.
On Friday 26th March, Wangaratta High School students were given the opportunity to travel to Latchford Barracks in Bonegilla to attend a careers day. The bus left at 10:30am, and we travelled up the freeway and arrived at around 11:30am. Once there, we were introduced to one of the Warrant Officers who was in charge of our group. He was in charge of taking us to each of the different booths and to also make sure we did not get lost amongst the other schools that were attending.
The first place we went to was one of the vehicles that the army uses out on the field. It was very cramped inside and the roof was quite low. If you were able to sit down it was a bit better. There was one booth where we got to hold and look at some of the guns used by the defence force. We spent the rest of the day going from one booth to another and looking at everything, and also being able to have hands on opportunities with some of the equipment.
The day at the barracks was really fun and we learnt a lot about different career options that are available in the defence force. Specifically, we learnt that that it is best to choose a job that comes with a qualification for when your leave the defence force.
Thank you to Mrs Walters for coming with us and also to Shane Crispin at NE Tracks LLEN for you continued support of Wangaratta High School.
Attention all Year 11's and 12' - it's Deb Ball time!
Expressions of Interest for the 2021 Deb Balls are now being taken! As the balls did not go ahead in 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation we will be offering the first ball to this year’s year 12 students. We hope that all year 11 & 12 students will take this opportunity to participate and make this a great chance to acknowledge your achievements last year and to also have a mid-year celebration as you missed out on many celebrations and annual events in 2020.
The sign-up sheets are on Cate West's office window near the red chair area in the library. There is one sheet for the Year 12's and one for the year 11 students.
There will be an information session where the cost, timetables and participation requirements will be provided, on 4th May 2021 from 6pm - 7pm in the Senior School. Students interested in participating, along with a parent/guardian must attend.
Payment MUST be made to participate as this covers the dance lessons and hall hire.
The Year 8 Camp is fully catered for, and includes fun outdoor adventure activities such as flying fox, archery, raft building, high ropes course and much more.
We know November is a while away, but we want to have as many of our Year 8's attend as possible!
When: Monday 22nd November - Wednesday 24th November
Where: Alexandra Adventure Resort
Approx Cost: $350
Payment plans are avaliable. Please contact Barb Patterson on 03 5723 0500 to pursue this option. Please note, payments need to be paid in full before camp.
For more info, contact Deb Emer: Deborah.Emer@education.vic.gov.au
|Wednesday 9th June||Curriculum Day||*POSTPONED TO TERM 3*|
|Wednesday 9th June||GAT||*POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE*|
|Monday 14th June||Queen's Birthday Public Holiday|
|15th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 24th June||Morrisby Interviews||More information to follow|
|21st - 25th June||Concert Band Tour in Ballarat||More information to follow|
|Friday 25th June||Last Day of Term 2|
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