Backyard Blitz

Congratualtions to Dyaln Wilson-Diprose and Niam O’Toole who today received certificates for their work on Backyard Blitz program

Dyaln and Niam with Mr Nicholls

Dyaln and Niam with Mr Nicholls

Athletics

What a great day for athletics- well done to all participants!

Some place getters in 100mts

Some place getters in 100mts

Mitchell Bell wins again

Congratulations to Mitchell Bell who won through to the State Final of Lion’s Youth of the Year on 24th March. Mitchell won against a strong field in the District Final held at Trafalgar. He again spoke on his topic of bullying and gave an impromptu speech on a set topic for all contestants. Mitchell won both the Public Speaking Award and overall which is a fine effort. We wish him the best of luck at the State Final to be held at Wangaratta on the 6th April. Well done.

Mitchell won both awards on the day- an exceptional effort

Mitchell won both awards on the day- an exceptional effort

 

 

Western Port Festival

Well done to our student leaders who led the Western Port Festival carrying the main banner down Main Street.

Students leaders at the front of the parade

Students leaders at the front of the parade

Interschool swimming

It’s been great to visit the interschool swimming today. Congratulations to all the WPSC swimmers and those who won medals in their events.

Mr Nicholls presenting 1st place to Jack Skrelli

Mr Nicholls presenting 1st place to Jack Skrelli

Sister school project

Over the last three days staff from Animudddin Baki and WPSC have been busy working on our “compost station” project. Today we held the launch of the this joint project. It was a pleasure to have visitors from the Malaysian Consulate, DEECD and the local Shire.

Our special guests at the launch

Our special guests at the launch

 

 

Sister school visit

Welcome to our sister school SKM Aminuddin Baki in Kuala Lumpur- Malaysia. We have four staff visiting, who are sharing their expertise with our staff and student on a sustainability project (Compost Station). Our visitors were welcomed at the whole assembly today and have been completing a range of activities in preparation for the joint project.

Welcome to staff from SKM Aminuddin Baki

Welcome to staff from SKM Aminuddin Baki

Lions Youth of the Year

Congratulations to School Captain Mitchell Bell, who won the second round of the Lions Youth of Year on the 28th February. Mitchell spoke on his topic of bullying and impressed the judges in this hard fought event. Mitchell will now compete in the regional final at Trafalgar in late March- well done.

Round winner Mitchell Bell

Round winner Mitchell Bell

Staff writing PD

WPSC staff have been busy completing professional development on understanding writing structure and how to improve writing complexity. It’s been great to share ideas and hear what has been working in different classes.

Staff hard at work sharing ideas

Staff hard at work sharing ideas

LOTE house projects

It’s that time of the year again where many Year 8 students are bringing in tremendous house projects they have created for LOTE. Thuy Ta always brings the best out of WPSC students- well done to all students on their projects.

Maximilien Di Costanzo 8D with his house project

Maximilien Di Costanzo 8D with his house project

Swimming sports

House captains

It’s been a great day at the swimming sports with all students having fun participating in events. The weather has been brilliant and everyone is enjoying cooling off. Pictured with Mr Nicholls are the house captains for 2013.

 

Year 7 visits

It has been great meeting our new students in Year 7 this week. Today I visited 7C in music where they were learning about breathing techniques to play wind instruments. It was fun to see all the different sounds that came out when they tried playing!

7C trying the trumpet

7C trying the trumpet

First assembly

A big welcome back to all students and I hope everyone had a restful break. We started the day with a wonderful whole school assembly and our new captains welcomed our students and in particualr the new Year 7’s back to school. We look forward to an exciting year ahead.