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									                                                                             P.O. Box 63, Euroa 3666
                                                                             Phone: 57952512
                                                                             Fax: 57953544

       “A united community where everybody has responsibility in preparing youth for their future.”
             CHALLENGE           EMPOWERMENT               RESPECT           RESILIENCE

NEWSLETTER NO. 24                                                             MONDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER 2011

    Term 3
    Week 8          Mon 5th Sep              VTAC Family Information session 7.30pm
                    Wed 7th Sep              Year 9 Sport Expeditions P2-6 Shepparton
                    Thur 8th Sep             Talent Night LearnIT 7.30pm start
    Week 9          Mon 12th Sep             Aiming High Period 1
                    Tue 13th Sep             College Council
                    Wed 14th Sep             Family Forum – Nagambie 7.00pm start
                    Thur 15th Sep            Year 9 Mock Interviews
    Week 10         Wed 21st Sep             Year 9 Urban Challenge Melb 6.30am-6.30pm
                                             Family Forum – Avenel – 7.00pm start
                    Thur 22nd Sep            Soup & Song Show LearnIt 7.00pm onwards
                    Fri 23rd Sep             End Term 3, 1.20pm finish

                    Tue 4th Oct – 14th Oct   Central Australia
                    Sun 2nd Oct              Show & Shine @ Euroa Secondary College
    Term 4
    Week 1          Tue 11th Sep             Central Aust Tour finishes
                                             College Council
                    Wed 12th Sep             Family Forum – Euroa 7pm start LearnIt
                    Thur 13th Sep            Immunizations – Year 7 Boys & Girls 0.00am – Recess
                    13th – 14th Sep          MusoMagic

    Week 2          19th -20th October       Year 8 Camp
                                                              Calendar subject to change

Dear families, students and staff
Principals Message
With three weeks of term 3 remaining, the time seems to be flying past! Unit 4 VCE classes will no doubt be
rapidly coming to the end of their course content with revision and practice exams high on the agenda. Our On
Demand Adaptive Testing period is once again upon us with all year 7-10 students undergoing their numeracy
and literacy tests. These are the same type of tests completed in February this year and as such give the College,
students, staff and families a further set of data in relation to the level of development in student literacy and
numeracy skills.
There is a VTAC (Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre) information evening tonight (7:30pm) in the LearnIT
centre for those families wanting to find out more about further study options in 2012. Kevin Bott is the person
to contact here and is more than willing to have a chat if you are unable to make it tonight.
Our 2011 Talent Night is happening this Thursday (7:30pm; LearnIT centre) and promises to be a night to
remember! Come along and celebrate all the multi-talented people we have in our College community. Drinks
and snacks are available for purchase with a gold coin donation for entry along with other opportunities for you
to ‘vote’ for your winning act. The teaching staff even have an act lined-up again and this promises to be a
I had a very productive meeting with a couple of the key organisers of the 2011 Euroa Show and Shine event
(Sunday 2nd October @ Euroa Secondary College) last week. The College is looking forward to hosting this
event once again and happily supports ventures such as this one. The community unity that is on display via
such events is a testament to the hard work and dedication of key organisations such as Euroa Rotary, Euroa
Lions, Euroa Primary School, St Johns Primary School and the Euroa Kindergarten.
With ‘Grand-Final Weekend’ happening for many winter sports over the next couple of weekends
congratulations goes to all those involved. The B-Grade womens hockey team from Euroa Hockey Club have
made their way into their competition grand final in a fortnight. The under 12, under 14 and under 16 Euroa
football teams play their grand finals in Euroa this coming Sunday. Nagambie thirds lost to Avenel thirds in
their elimination final yesterday in a very closely fought encounter. Nagambie also has their A-Grade netball
team involved in another ‘cut-throat’ final this weekend after winning yesterday so good luck to our Secondary
College girls involved there. Violet Town senior football team needs to back up and play in what is now an
elimination semi-final after their loss to Stanhope on the weekend. With a couple of our senior boys involved
here let’s hope it is not the end of the road just yet!
Our annual attitude to school survey results are out and I welcome those in our school community to have a
look at these and comment on them accordingly. The results can be found on our College website and I invite
comment directly to myself at

The Minister for Teaching - Peter Hall, MP for Benalla Bill Sykes, along with our own Hume Regional
Director, Mr Arthur Townsend, will be visiting our College this Thursday, 8th September. This is a
wonderful opportunity for us to show-case some of the great things we do here at Euroa Secondary
College. The primary purpose for the Minister’s visit will be to personally congratulate Michelle
Bootes (Lindsay Thomson Fellowship winner) and meet with some of our teaching staff.
Family Forums have been finalised with an evening in Nagambie (7pm start at the Nagambie Primary School)
on Wednesday 14th September, Avenel (7pm start at Avenel Primary School) on Wednesday 21st September
and Euroa Wednesday 12th October. These evenings are designed to give families the chance to meet with some
of the leadership staff from the College, discuss opportunities for students that are available at Euroa Secondary
College and address concerns that may be community specific.
Thanks, Scott Watson

On 2nd of September all the year 7, 8 and 9 lote (Japanese) students went to St John’s Primary school for an
entertaining music show named ‘Wasabi’. Toshi and Noriko were the hosts of the Taiko (drumming) and
Shamisen (banjo) performance. During the performances Toshi and Noriko invited 6 people at a time to have a
go at drumming and 1 lucky person got to play the shamisen (which was Monica Radu from Euroa Secondary
College). They played several songs and Noriko even sang a song while playing the Shamisen. I’m sure
everyone enjoyed the performances also the teachers.
7A Jarryd Shepherd & Jaz Pierce
What do spaghetti and science have to do with each other? At Euroa Secondary College, the Year 9 students
were all involved in making a range of spaghetti bridges for an in school competition during their science
lesson. Both Mr Adrian Bright and Ms Laura Gregory (science teachers) provided a total of 12 kg’s of
spaghetti and 180 glue sticks for all the testing and weight trials performed by all three Year 9 classes.
The skills these students gained provided them with fantastic opportunities in engineering, design and testing
principles, along with creativity. The two teams of students that built the best bridge mass/load ratio, each held
weights of 5.6 and 6.8 kgs respectively, went on to ScienceWorks, Melbourne to be a part of the AURECOM
But first they built two balsa bridges from kits provided by the
organisers of this state-wide competition, in a short span of
time. Certainly, these students are keen to again try the
from left to right 
Top row: Lewis Meeny, Kirk Bell, Josh Simonis, Rebekah Ots, Sierra
Weston, Year 9 Coordinator (Angela Tough)
Bottom row: Louise McLay (Year 9 Assistant Coordinator) and Evan
Jenkins. Right - Photo of one spaghetti bridge built by Michael Kelly and his team.

            The 28th Annual Sporting Clay Target Championships – will be held on the
                     17/10/11 and is open to all students who hold a current Junior Shooters Licence. This
                     is an exciting and enjoyable day, competing against peers from other schools in a safe
                and disciplined manner. The competition is open to both boys & girls. For further
               information on this fantastic event see Mr Read or sign up at the office.
Count us in Music excursion to Melbourne – September 1st
Count us in music was of the best music execution that we have ever been to. It was a fun filled exiting day,
with lots of music and different bands.
We arrived at the Arts Centre Forecourt and first had a rehearsal of We’ve got the music with all the other
schools. Then the camera men arrived and Square one [a VCE band from Kardinia International Collage]
played some of their songs. At 11.30 we had a countdown and did our big performance. Jacquie Vosso and TJ
Alcaniz led all the schools in the song and we sang with the cameras filming.
After all the singing, we watched Square One perform some great original songs and then Uprising performed
as well.
While the bands were doing their songs, four students from our school were interviewed for the DVD.
Some of the girls were very excited because they got the opportunity to meet TJ and have their photo taken
with him. We were surprised because he was not very tall.
At the end of the day we all got back on the bus and headed home. It was a great day and an exciting
experience and we will never forget it.
By Laura Bennett and Georgina Ulrich
The uniform shop is open on a Friday morning 8.40 am. – 9.15 am. Order forms may be left at the office at
anytime and payment is due when the uniform is collected.
The following uniform is in the office ready to be collected – Ellesha Bristow James Campbell, Mitchell
Penman & Georgina Ulrich

Canteen Roster - 2010
  2nd Monday        1st Tuesday                  1st Wednesday          2nd Thursday      2nd Friday
  Robyn Rennie      Jodi Smith                  Lauren Bjorksten        Help Needed           Dayle Tame
Heating of food in the Canteen Microwave
Please note that for safety reasons any food brought to school, to be heated in the microwave, must be in a
microwave safe container.

Part Time Waitress Required - CVGT are trying to fill a position of P/T waitress for the White Hart Hotel in
Longwood. The shifts would be Thurs – Sunday. The person would require their RSA but CVGT would be prepared to pay
for them to do Food Handling Certificate. There would be an opportunity for the successful person to undertake a
traineeship in Hospitality. If you know anyone who might be interested, please let Daryl at CVGT know. 0408 585 483

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