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Box 63, Euroa 3666 Phone: 57952512 Fax: 57953544 Email: email@example.com Website: www.euroasc.vic.edu.au “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 ripper! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Wasabi. 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 SPAGHETTI AND SCIENCE! 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 NATIONAL BRIDGE COMPETITION. 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 AURECOM NATIONAL BRIDGE BUILDING challenge next year! 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 Uniform 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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