PO Box 508
Volume 17 No: 2/10 HORSHAM 3402
February 19 2010
th Ph: 5381 7100
Fax: 5382 6105
“Learning, Achieving and Growing Together”
ABSENCE HOTLINE – 5382 1191
WEBSITE – http://www.horsham‐college.vic.edu.au to view the latest edition of the Newsletter
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····· IMPORTANT DATES·····
Monday February 22nd House Swimming Sports
Tuesday February 23rd Facilities Committee Meeting – 6.00pm – Administration Building
Tuesday February 23rd Policy & Planning Committee Meeting – 7.00pm – Administration Building
Tuesday February 23rd Year 7 Girls ‐ Gardasil Vaccinations
Wednesday February 24th Year 11 Study Day
Thursday February 25th Parent Forums – Year 7, 8 & 9 – Junior Library – 7.00pm to 8.30pm
Friday February 26th Free Dress Day – 50cents to SRC
Monday March 1st School Photos
Friday March 5th Wimmera Swimming Championships
Tuesday March 9th School Council Meeting – 7.30pm
Wednesday March 10th Year 11 Study Day
Tuesday March 23rd Annual General Meeting – Music Support Group – 5.15pm – Room 1B
From the Principal
In my regular walks around the school I continue to be impressed by the conduct of our students and to observe that there exists a sense of focus and things
being settled. In other words, it has been a good positive start to the year.
An enjoyable part of being new to the school is to engage for the first time in the rituals that our school has developed over time. For us, these include meetings
for Year 7 families known as ‘Eat, Meet & Greet’ and the Year 12 Information Night. We have just held Swimming Trials and our House Swimming Carnival is
being held on Monday. Our instrumental program and bands have started up again after the holiday break and students are already going on camps and
excursions. A genuine benefit in attending Horsham College is the range of extracurricular activities that we offer and there will be numerous opportunities for
students to become involved and/or try out. My fundamental message is to encourage students to have a go, try out
Every leader has their particular idiosyncrasies and one of mine is the repeated use of certain sayings. Over time I have found them to be very effective in
numerous sites where I have worked as Principal. Their effectiveness has been determined by monitoring whether they resonate with audiences through
adoption or non‐use. Their subsequent adoption and use are indicators of relevance and/or effectiveness. One that I often use is the notion that we get judged
on three things:
1. Our appearance (wearing uniform and appearance of school grounds)
2. Our conduct (comes from a basis of respect, but you earn respect)
3. The stories told over time (marketing is fine but strive to ensure that you deliver what you market. Students and teachers telling their stories about our
school’s experiences will determine our reputation.)
Other key messages that I often use include:
i) We will act where there is a need,
ii) We take our responsibilities in providing Duty of Care to students and OHSW of Staff very seriously,
iii) We will develop pride in our school through positive actions and holding people to account for inappropriate actions and behaviours
iv) We all should be striving for Excellence – Personal Best.
Other key messages include:
A good learner/leader is one who owns up and says I made a mistake (then learns from it)
A good learner/leader is one who says I don’t know (then finds out)
It has been a good start and we are currently finalising our improvement agenda for 2010‐11 that I will share in the next newsletter. Having an explicit
improvement agenda involving all staff and wherever possible students, parents and community members will be evidence that we are being true to our motto
‘Learning, Achieving and Growing Together’
Partnerships are important and I encourage you to become involved with our Parents & Friends Group and to attend our Parent Forums. The first is being held
next week (refer to Middle School article in this Newsletter).
Frank Spiel, Principal
59 – 61 Wilson Street
Phone: 5382 5577
Fax: 5382 5588
Call in and see Geoff or Darren
for all your stationery needs.
S Canteen Roster 2010
Term 1 – Week 4: February 22nd to 26th 2010
Hours – Term 1, 2010
Monday, Wednesday & Friday Senior Canteen
12noon to 2.00pm Monday House Swimming Sports
Tuesday Laurie Taylor
UNIFORM SHOP ROSTER Wednesday Year 11 Study Day
Thursday Karen Taberner
Term 1 – Week 4 & 5: February 8th to February 19th 2010
Monday Friday Caryn Pietsch
Wednesday Tracey Klemm Junior Canteen
Friday Di Webster Monday House Swimming Sports
Monday Kellie Dwyer Tuesday Christine Renton
Wednesday Kim Kelly Wednesday Judy Johnson
Friday Nicole Jorgensen
Thursday Shirley Wylie
If volunteers are unable to attend on their appointed day, could they Friday Anna Carberry
please swap with someone else and leave a message on 5381 7131.
SECONDHAND UNIFORM SALES Term 1 – Week 5: March 1st to 5th 2010
The following people have money to collect from the Uniform Shop: Senior Canteen
Atkins, Tina Eltringham, Julie Mackley, Sharon Scott, Debbie Monday Gaynor Baker
Boulton, Kim Emmerson, Jenny MacInnes, Debbie Smith, Debbie Tuesday Dianne Carter
Britten, Julie Fidge, Mark McClure, Janette Stewart, Mandy
Wednesday Antoinette Plush
Brooks, Deb Franklin, Nikki McDonald, Carmelina Taylor, Leanne
Thursday Debbie Lawson
Brown, Kerry Freckleton, Nanette McDonald, Sandra Taylor, Morgan
Butler, Jack Gerlach, Bronwyn McGennisken, Maddie Thompson, Jan
Friday Heather Robinson
Carine, Judy Griffin, Trudy McGrath, Shane Valentine, Sue
Cashill, Angela Hobbs, Janine McIntyre, Rhonda Voigt, Liz
Monday Jenny Sherry
Clark, Fay Hornsby, Janette McLean, Lesley Wallis, Mandy
Tuesday Wendy Ellis
Clark, Linda Hunter, David Miller, Nadine Walter, Elizabeth
Clarke, Glenda Janetzki, Jillian Niewand, Sharon Williams, Wendy
Wednesday Shirley Wylie
Cockroft, Melissa Jenner, Debbie Nuzum, Julie Wills, Chris
Thursday Angela Mellington
Corby, Alan Jones, Kiandra O’Brien, Helen Wills, Leanne Friday Sam Spence
Cox, Ruth Kemp, Vicki O’Callaghan, Tracey Winfield, Stephanie
Crabtree, Julie Kollmorgan, Lorraine Parsonage, Kerry Wood, Matt
Cramer, Jill Krelle, Maree Praetz, Leonie Young, Kathy
Zordan, Gail THANKS…
Dymke, Pam Lavithis, Sophie Robinson, Jenny
I would like to thank Whitney Ombega, Claire Voigt, Jess Huff, Brooke
Elliott, Lee Lawson, Noela Schuller, Lesley Christopher, Jessie Dixon, Jorja Ward, Maddie Hunter‐Atkins, Emily
Attrill, Sarah Chamberlain, Janie Fischer, Michael Freeth, Christian
IN STOCK !! Harrison and Dale Sleep from Year 9 for their assistance with the
I have a reasonable supply of secondhand navy woollen catering the recent Year 7 ‘Eat, Meet & Greet’ evening held recently.
jumpers at present. Your assistance was much appreciated! Mrs. Shirley Wylie, Canteen Manager
There is a good range of secondhand uniform available.
Prices range for $5.00 ‐ $30.00
Parents & Friends
Lay‐By facilities are available if desired The next meeting of Horsham College Parents & Friends will be held
on Tuesday March 16th at 4.00pm in the Administration building. All
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Uniform Shop Manageress
Marg Gunning – 5381 7131 old and NEW parents and friends are MOST WELCOME.
Please contact Pauline Margetts or Gaynor Baker for further
The main role of parents and Friends is to provide resources and services to our school
NEWSLETTER BY EMAIL that further enhance the educational environment that is provided to our children.
Parents and Friends welcome and encourage parent involvement. Meetings will be held
every third Tuesday of the month.
Would you like to receive the Newsletter by email President: Pauline Margetts (0419 117 639) Secretary: Gaynor Baker (5384 2280)
Treasurer: Heather Robinson
If you would like to receive the Newsletter by email, please contact
Mrs. Judi Landwehr in the Administration Office by phone 5381 7114
Deb Ball Update
(direct line) or by email: A reminder to all Debs that training will commence on Wednesday
February 24th in the Horsham College Assembly Hall, Dimboola Road.
email@example.com The Friday night group will begin at 6.30pm and finish at 7.45pm.
We are asking all parents (both Friday & Saturday groups) to attend
on this night at 7.40pm for a short information session. The Saturday
ABSENCE HOTLINE !! night group will then train from 8.00pm to 9.15pm.
Pauline Margetts, President, Parents & Friends
Parents are reminded that if your child is going to be absent from school you
can call the school’s Absence Hotline to advise details of the absence.
The number is 5382 1191 CONVEYANCE ALLOWANCE
Conveyance Allowance forms are available from the Administration
Office. To be eligible for this allowance you must live 4.8 kilometres
LOST PROPERTY from the nearest bus stop. All students will need to apply or re‐apply
Items may be collected from the Chaplain’s Office. Parents may also for Conveyance Allowance and be lodged at the Administration Office
collect items from Mr. Justin Van Rossen, Chaplain by contacting him by February 26 2010.
at the school. Parents are reminded that if articles are clearly Queries can be directed to Mrs. Sue Williams in the Administration
labelled they will be returned to students. Mr. Justin Van Rossen, Chaplain Office.
EDUCATION MAINTENANCE Ne x u s new s
The Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is provided to
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
assist eligible families with the costs associated with the
education of their children.
February 19th 2010
7.00pm to 10.00pm
To be eligible for receipt of the EMA you must:
be either a parent or guardian of a primary or secondary school student up to
Featuring ‘The Barking Sparrows”
the age of sixteen; and (Regional FReeZA finalist!)
be an eligible beneficiary of a Centrelink pension, allowance or benefit within
the meaning of the State Concessions Act 2004 or be a Veterans Affairs (TPI)
FREE ENTRY – NO PASSOUTS ($5 Re‐entry Fee)
pensioner or be a foster parent. Safe and supervised fun Drug & Alcohol Free Youth Event for
Consequently parents/guardians are able to access the EMA if they have a valid ages 12 to 18
Health Care Card or valid Pension Card. Xbox – Singstar – Pool Tables – Café Open – Internet
The eligibility criteria must be met as at the first day of Term 1 (27 January 2010 For more information call 5362 1500
which is the first day for teaching staff) and Term 3 (12 July 2010).
Nexus Youth Centre, 15 Pynsent Street, Horsham
The EMA application must be submitted to the school by 26 February 2009 for the
first instalment and 6 August 2009 for the second instalment.
The EMA provides an annual amount of $225 for primary students and $450 for
secondary students and is paid in two instalments. This amount is split evenly
YEAR 9 NEWS
between the parents/guardians and the school. 9 Purple’s Community Project
On the third day of school – Wednesday February 3 9 Purple students and
Students turning 16 years in 2010 will be paid on a pro rata basis.
their leader Mr. Neil King headed out from school to complete some projects
EMA payment option for 2010 for the Haven community. These projects had to be finished for 100th year
Commencing in 2009, the Department of Education and Early Childhood celebrations which were to be held on the weekend of February 6 & 7 .
Development introduced a new payment option for the payment of the Education
Maintenance Allowance (EMA) to parents. Mr. Peter Ellis drove the bus out there and once we were all out there Mrs
Sue Exell from the Haven community met us and Mr King explained what the
Under the new system, eligible parents will have the option to receive the 50% work would involve.
‘parent portion’ of the EMA payment directly into the parent’s nominated bank
account, or as a cheque payment. Half the boys went off under the leadership of Jack McRae and Jarred
The 2010 EMA application form includes a section for you to nominate whether you Crabtree armed with shovels, wheelbarrows, bins and rakes and set about
would like your EMA payment to be made to your own bank account or to receive spreading 4 tonnes of mulch in all the garden beds and garden areas and
your payment as a cheque (which is the current arrangement). The banking details under trees around the Haven Hall , tennis courts and market area. The boys
required will include the BSB code and the account number. worked hard here and finished their task in about 3 hours.
Payment Amounts The other half of the boys and most of the girls set about digging out an old
paved area and then building a garden bed on the northern side of the Hall
Instalment Portion Primary School Secondary School near the water tanks. Liam Batson, who was on the SRC in 2009 was in charge
One Parent $ 78.75 $ 157.50 here. The boys here like Jacob Heard, Tom Walsgott and others used their
School $ 78.75 $ 157.50
skills and strength to dig over the area and then dig into place treated pine
posts to form the surrounds of the garden bed. Once this was done the posts
Two Parent $ 33.75 $ 67.50
were pegged in and then the girls filled the garden bed with soil and the boys
School $ 33.75 $ 67.50
put in rocks for decoration. The plants were to be put in later.
Total $ 225.00 $ 450.00 Mrs. Exell and other members of the Haven community called in from time to
time and after lunch Mrs. Exell showed us the time capsule and spoke about
Parents with continuing eligibility, who are paid the first instalment of 2009
through this school will not be required to complete a new application for the the celebrations to be held on that weekend.
second instalment. Parents who transfer children to another school after 26
Mr. King decided that as the wind had picked up from the north west and
February 2010 and prior to or on 6 August 2009, must reapply at the new school for
the second instalment. smoke could be smelt that we should all return early. We packed all the tools
and equipment back into the bus and came back for Period 6. After we left
the Council staff called in and put up a flagpole near the garden.
The day was fun and some people impressed us as to how hard they could
work. We thought the group worked well together and we all had fun.
SHELTON & LANE STATIONERY AWARDS Logan Sanders and Billie Bibby ‐ 9 Purple
Shelton and Lane Stationery are pleased to announce the following
winners in their Stationery List Competition:
Year 7 – Jack Merlo Year 10 – Ashlee Taylor Middle School Update & Parent Forums
Year 8 – Molly Hobbs Year 11 – Mykel Dwan Thanks to everyone who supported the Year 7 Eat Meet and Greet evening,
Year 9 – Rebekah Jones Year 12 – Bridget Liston from the canteen helpers, band members and teachers to all the families who
made the effort to attend. At the evening, I spoke of the need to wear a
On behalf of Geoff, Darren and staff, Shelton and Lane Stationery suitable backpack to carry laptops. Ensuring that the straps are tight, to bring
would like to thank all students who purchased required stationery the weight of the pack up onto the shoulders is also advisable to avoid back
items for school. strain.
The College wishes to thank Shelton and Lane Stationery for their
Horsham College is a SunSmart school. Students must wear a hat in outdoor
ongoing support in many areas.
Physical Education classes and around the yard, if they are not in the shade.
MUSIC UPDATE !! This coming week is a busy one with the Swimming Sports on Monday
February 22 and Gardasil immunisations on Tuesday for all Year 7 girls.
We had a fantastic turn out to the Year 7 Music Information Night th
Thursday evening (February 25 ) there will be an opportunity to give
and students who selected an instrument/voice have commenced feedback directly to school leaders at the Parent Forums. These will be held in
lessons this week. the Junior Library from 7.00pm until 8.30pm. The format will be to give your
There are still vacancies in the following instruments: flute, clarinet, ideas about the workings of Year 7, 8 and 9; what works well and what could
trumpet, french horn, cello and percussion. be improved. Please avail yourself of the chance to give valuable feedback in a
We also still have a few hire instruments available. If you are constructive setting. Mrs Lyn Sudholz, Assistant Principal ‐ Middle School
interested in learning any of these instruments please contact the
Music Office directly by phoning 5381 7184.
Mrs. Angela Facey, Music Coordinator
YEAR 7 NEWS School Production – “Back to the 80’s”
The Year 7 students are continuing to settle in wonderfully and are quickly Auditions for our musical for 2010 – “Back to the 80’s” are going well.
learning what is expected of them in the various classes. The Year 7 Core Everybody has done their singing audition and I don’t mind saying that the
Teachers/Coordinators have completed the orientation activities and are now sound of eighty students singing “We are the world, we are the children…”
moving into curriculum work. Students will be completing weekly homework bought a tear to my eye. The amount of talent at Horsham College is
sheets in the form of MathsMates and Skillworks in Maths and English, so look gobsmacking and we are going to have a hard job to decide on who gets what
out for these green sheets and purple sheets! role.
Directing the musical this year is Mr. Peter Armstrong, a man of wide
There was a great turn out for the ‘Eat, Meet and Greet’ held last Wednesday experience in the performing arts. Our talented choreographer, Miss Larissa
evening. The rain held off long enough for the introductions of the Year 7 Riddell, will be ably assisted this year by ex‐student Loucas Vettos and
Teachers, the Principal, Frank Spiel, and Assistant Principals, Lyn Sudholz and bringing some fine Canadian moves – Miss Jess Sharp. I’ll be training
Sheila White, as well as the Chaplain Justin Van Rossen, and then all were everyone up with the singing and Mr. Nick Shirrefs will be leading the band.
treated to some lovely heavy showers. The food was wonderful and it was a Ms. Tina Fitzgerald is already terribly excited about getting everyone decked
fantastic opportunity to meet parents as well as chat with students outside of out in authentic 80’s gear – Mr. Shaun Queale is kindly offering half of his
the classroom. wardrobe to the cause. Mr. Andrew Kane will be making a special appearance
Last week at the Year 7 Assembly we congratulated two students who were th th
It’s going to be a fabulous show, so clear your calendars for July 29 , 30 and
recognised by teachers as having done something above and beyond what is st
expected of them and demonstrating the school’s values and motto. Well
I’m so excited “I’m Walking on Sunshine, Who O, And don’t it feel good!”
done to Kyarna Roach of 7E and Monique Mellington of 7C. These students
were awarded a certificate and a ‘Mintie’. We hope that we will have many Synopsis
more nominations for the coming assemblies! From the era that brought the world The Rubik’s Cube, Max Headroom and
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes this “totally awesome” musical in
Well done to all the Year 7s who participated in the Swimming Trials at the the style of movies such as Back to the Future, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The
YMCA on Monday. We had beautiful weather and it was great to see so many Karate Kid and The Wedding Singer.
students having a go. Mr Schulz who organised the day said the Year 7 Join the graduating class of William Ocean High School as they live through
students had the most participants so congratulations! All the best to them their final senior year – as they experience the fun, the heartbreak, the loves
for this coming Monday when they represent their respective houses at the and the loneliness of growing up….. all set to the biggest hits of the 80’s which
House Swimming Sports. Please remind students to bring their swimming include:
gear: that is proper swimming attire such as short shorts (board shorts, shorts • Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
with pockets or loose clothing are not suitable for swimming). Students are • Kids in America
• Girls Jus Want To Have Fun
encouraged to dress well in their house colours. Darlot is blue, Hall is green,
McLachlan is yellow and Briggs is red. • Mickey
• Michael’s Election Rap
Also: the Cervical Cancer Vaccinations for girls are being held on February 26 . • Video Killed the Radio Star
• Glory of Love
Just a reminder of who the Core Teachers/Coordinators are: • Let’s Hear it for the Boy
• I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
• 7A – Ms Jess Sharp (English), Ms Sharon Warrick (Humanities) and Mrs Kellie Gardy
• You Give Love a Bad Name
• Man in the Mirror
• 7B – Mr James Murphy (English/Humanities) and Mr John Embury (Maths/Science) • We are the World
• 7C – Ms Caitlin McGrath (English/Humanities) and Mr Andrew Kane (Maths/Science) • Love Shack
• 7D – Mr Michael Briggs‐Miller (English/Humanities) and Ms Denise Vallance • Total Eclipse of the Heart
(Maths/Science) • Nine to Five
• 7E – Mr Leigh Andressen (English/Humanities) and Ms Melissa Twaddell • Walking on Sunshine
• Get Outta My Dreams
• 7F – Ms Jen Mertes (English/Humanities) and Ms Kate Schielke (Maths/Science) • Lost in Your Eyes
• 7G – Ms Susannah Wakfer (English/Humanities) and Mrs Cheryl Bradshaw • Never Gonna Give You Up
(Maths/Science) • Material Girl
• Eye of the Tiger
If you would like to be contacted about your child’s progress via email, please
• Don’t Worry, Be Happy/Come on Eileen
let the Year 7 Coordinators know. Mrs. Cheryl Bradshaw and the Year 7 Coordinators • (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life
Miss Brandi Galpin, Vocal Director
Next Gen 2010 Exhibition
Year 12 student Lori Andressen is to be congratulated on having been selected HORSHAM COLLEGE CHAPLAINCY COMMITTEE
to show her art work in the "Next Gen 2010" exhibition at the Ballarat Art
Gallery. Her mixed media piece titled "Dorothy through the looking glass" was
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
the final outcome based on her selected theme.
"My final piece is a resolution on the theme I explored in my work book; identity.
The Annual General Meeting of the Horsham College
'Dorothy through the looking glass' is an insight into the psychological connections Chaplaincy Committee will be held on Wednesday March
between my own identity and the musical the 'Wizard of Oz'. It features a broad spectrum
of materials, ideas and symbols."
10th at 8.00pm in the Administration Building at
The exhibition that showcases the best year twelve Art and Design in the Horsham College.
Ballarat and surrounding regions is open until March 28 .
Mrs. Amabile Smith, Art Teacher The committee welcomes new and interested people to
join their active group who meet monthly.
For more information please contact Chairperson, Andrea Cross
on 0400 425 254 or Secretary, John Spehr at Horsham College.
Delicious supper provided !
(please leave at Administration Office by March 10th)
I wish to nominate myself for a position on the Horsham
College Chaplaincy Committee.
Preferred Position: ____________________________________
(Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, General Committee
Signed: ______________________________ Date: __________
VCAL OUT AND ABOUT THANKS…
VCAL OUT AND ABOUT
I would like to thank the student on the Junior Campus who on Friday
February 12 picked up my Visa Card and handed it in at Horsham
First Aid Training Special School Office. I am very grateful for its return.
Students in VCAL took part in a two day workshop with Roger Murray to gain Mrs. Pauline Margetts, Parent
their First Aid Certificates. Students were taught how to deal with First Aid
situations, so that they can feel more confident in taking action when needed.
Ask a VCAL student to tell you about DRABC or how to bandage an arm. We
would like to thank Roger for his wonderful training, Mr. Chris Wallis and Ms.
Katrina Knox for allowing it to happen. The First Aid training is possible
YEAR 7 VACCINATIONS
through ADVANCE funding. Ms. Sharon Warrick, VCAL Coordinator The Horsham Rural City Council Immunisation team will again be
conducting immunisation sessions at school this year. Consent cards
for Year 7 girls have gone home and if you have not returned yours
please do so immediately. Please return the Consent Card even if
you do not require the vaccination. We will be conducting the session
on Tuesday February 23rd at 9.00am.
If you have any questions please contact Ms. Shirley Brown at
Horsham Rural City Council on 5382 9769.
G’DAY USA PROGRAM
An opportunity exists for students at school to take part in a Cultural
Exchange trip to the United States of America for 20 days.
Destinations include: Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry
Farm, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. A feature of the
tour is that the students spend ten days living with an American
The cost is $4,995.00, from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, which
includes the following: airfares, transfers, accommodation,
breakfasts and admissions to attractions.
Please contact Mrs. Dona Hartwich in the Junior Library (direct line –
5381 7177) for more information or telephone Educational World
Travel on 1800 337 930 or 03‐9882 8400.
Mrs. Dona Hartwich, Teacher in Charge
Elections have been conducted for the 2010 Student Representative
Council. The following students have been elected:
Lara Bush, Mursali Juma
Rupert Christie, Cecelia Facey, Tooba Mollah, Tom Sudholz, Mitch
Trounce, Sam Van der Plank
Rebecca Bray, Ashlee Brown, Bianca Harrison, Philippa Jones
Ebony Hinton, Casey Horgan, Ashlee‐Marie Taylor
Haydn Smith, Liam Batson, Hayley McDonald, Carly Jenkins, Mitch
Ben Lakin, Hareesha Rangarajan, Grace Moyle, Belinda Warren
We congratulate all students on being elected to this very important
role in the School. Students will be presented with the badges at a
School Assembly in the near future.
Mrs. Kerrin Smith & Mrs. Lyn Sudholz, Assistant Principals
Taylors Lake Football & Netball Club
are seeking players for Junior Football & Netball teams.
• Junior Football Training – Thursdays at 5.00pm
• Junior Netball Training – commences Thursday March 11th
If interested please contact Daniel Fischer (Football) on 0424 088 901
or Trish Kelm (Netball) on 0438 844 227
HOUSE LEADERS FOR 2010
Congratulations to the following students who will be our House Leaders
WORKCO APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINEESHIP VACANCIES
Certificate III in Spatial Information (Surveying) Traineeship –
Senior House Captains and Vice Captains: Horsham
House Boys Girls The successful applicant should possess the following attributes: strong
Briggs Capt: Mitch Trounce Capt: Georgia Atkin‐Smith math’s skills, excellent computing ability, an interest in survey and
Vice: Sam Van der Plank Vice: Sien Van der Plank engineering drafting, attention to detail and a willingness to work outdoors.
Darlot Capt: Tom Sudholz Capt: Jacinta Gray Written applications and a full resume to be sent to Shane Cross (0418 564
Vice: Cameron Sudholz Vice: Monique Schwedes 890) at WorkCo, 144 Firebrace Street, Horsham 3400 by 19 February 2010.
Hall Capt: Rupert Christie Capt: Allie Crosgrove
Vice: Matthew Hill Vice: Greta Wood Butcher or Apprentice Butcher – Horsham
McLachlan Capt: Russell Oliver Capt: Sophie Gilsenan
To apply, please send your resume to Jodi Potter (53816200) at 144 Firebrace
Vice: Felix Moeller Vice: Kiora Malcolm
Street, Horsham, Vic, 3400 as soon as possible.
Junior House Captains and Vice Captains:
Asset Maintenance Trainee – CHW Maryborough ;
House Boys Girls
Capt: Max Facey Capt: Kelly Mayes Waste Water Treatment Operator Trainee ‐ Ballarat
Vice: Brett Hamerston Vice: Jessika Huff
These are 24 month traineeships. Application letters and full resume
Capt: Jarrod Priestley Capt: Laura Dixon
Darlot Vice: Kade Petering Vice: Emily Attrill/Jessie Dixon should be addressed to Jamie Bennett (0427 902 358) at WORKCO
Capt: Mitchell Johns Capt: Amy Kemp and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 24 February
Hall Vice: Taha Mollah Vice Thalia McFarlane 2010.
Capt: Andrew Swayn Capt: Logan Sanders
McLachlan Vice: Lachie Coller Vice: Samantha Robinson Farming Apprenticeship – Charlton
Year 8 House Assistants: Certificate III Business Administration Traineeship – St Arnaud
House Boys Girls Applications and resume can be forwarded to Kate Clark (mobile 0428 971
Jake McIntyre, Keegan Mason, Janelle Cosford 821) WorkCo 67 Woods Street Donald 3480.
Briggs Josh Webster Jeniva Wills
Jordy Schmidt Danielle Johnson
Darlot Matthew Hobbs, Kade Bergen Jessie Wood
NANNY IN THE USA! $200* DISCOUNT WHEN YOU ATTEND A
Jordan Briggs, Daniel Easson Georgia Duncan MEETING
Hall Cameron Robinson Rachel Wood • Meet an au pair and hear about her year
Dustin Cross Chelsea Drum • Fly to the USA for $885*
McLachlan Mark Renton Tamika Avery
• Start your adventure today!
For Au Pair Week Meetings near you, visit www.culturalcare.com.au
For all students, teachers or parents interested, Volleyball Horsham starts CAREERS IN PHARMACY – INFORMATION EVENING
again on Wednesday February 24 .
Everything you wanted to know about Pharmacy
‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ women and junior grades are being offered once again with
great opportunities for those interested in playing this dynamic sport. • Job prospects
If you have a team or would like to be in a team, please advise your • Career options
intentions to Mr. Peter Armstrong or Mr. Paul Denson at the College or • Uni entry requirements
directly to Mr. David Berry 0407 810 803. • Options to become a pharmacist without achieving the ATAR
HORSHAM ROWING CLUB OPEN DAY
th • Double degrees
On Sunday February 20 between 10.00am and 1.00pm, Horsham Rowing
Clubrooms will be open for people to find out about this sport. Any The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia is conducting an information
interested people are welcome to come along and have a try. evening at Cossar Hall, 381 Royal Parade Parkville on Tuesday 9
March (5‐7pm). Cost $25 per person. Register on‐line
HOUSE SWIMMING SPORTS www.psa.org.au
The House Swimming Sports are on Monday February 22 at the Horsham
Sports and Aquatic Centre. All students are expected to arrive by 9.00am
sharp. Bus travellers will be dropped off at the front gate. IMPORTANT CAREER WEBSITES
Parents and spectators are most welcome, and are reminded to bring
hats, sunscreen, water bottles and fold up chairs. Can’t decide what to do when you leave school? Looking for a job?
Students need to wear suitable swimming attire for competition – ie no Need information on courses available? The following websites may
long board shorts or loose clothing. help:
Presentations should be completed by 3.00pm when town students will www.jobguide.dest.gov.au Comprehensive range of job descriptions and links to other sites
jobsearch.gov.au Australia‐wide job vacancies. Updated daily
be dismissed and bus travellers will be transported back to school to catch www.vtac.edu.au Victorian tertiary information site
their normal bus home. www.myfuture.edu.au Investigating careers, courses and Scholarships
Any students leaving early need to provide a note to their Year Level www.tafe.vic.gov.au Comprehensive site for TAFE course information
Coordinator at the start of the day. www.satac.edu.au SA tertiary Information site
www.goingtouni.gov.au Information on Tertiary Courses, fees, assistance, scholarships
Trials for Years 7, 8 and 9 students were held last Monday and ran very www.careersthatgo.com.au Information about careers in Science, Technology
well. Teams will now be finalised by House Captains by the end of the
Intermediate Cricket is being held Wednesday February 17 so good luck
TERM DATES – 2010
to all students participating.
Term 1 – 2010 February 1st – March 26th
SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL – ‘TEAM OF THE YEAR’ Easter: April 2 – April 5
Our Senior Girls Volleyball team from last year won the Wimmera Sports Term 2 – 2010 April 12 – June 25
Assembly 'Team of the Year' at Monday night's presentation. Term 3 – 2010 July 12th – September 17th
Congratulations girls! Term 4 – 2010 October 4th – December 17th
Neil King/Andrew Kane