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Year Holocaust Excursion

On Monday the 14th August a group of 39 students and four staff members traveled to the Holocaust Centre to help students have a better understanding of the issues of identity, human rights, conflict and tolerance. Students are currently studying the texts ‘Night’ and ‘Schindler’s List’ and their ability to answer and ask questions at […]

Pierre de Coubertin Award – Vicki Hogan-Keogh

The 2017 Pierre De Coubertin Awards The Pierre de Coubertin Awards, an initiative of the Victorian Olympic Council and the Department of Education and Training, turned 20 this year and WPSC was one of the 15 schools who have participated each year since its inception in 1997. There are now over 200 school representatives receiving […]

Genetically modified food? Yes or No

Would you eat Genetically Modified food? What if they had more nutrients? Last week the Senior Biology class went on an excursion to the AgriBio building at LaTrobe University Bundoora to do two sessions, a practical session using DNA Manipulation Techniques to investigate ways that farmers use DNA markers to ensure the best outcome when […]

Year 11 Career Expo Trip

Year 11’s visited the 2017 Careers Expo at the Exhibition Building last week. This excursion gave the students the chance to speak with organisations regarding future employment opportunities.

Teaching fellows in Singapore

Mr Devine visited two high performing schools in Singapore over the Term 2 break.  Pictured here are all the teaching fellows with Principal and staff at Nan Chiau Primary School, and Mr Devine with Mr Albert Lim Principal at Ngee Ann Secondary School.  Both schools are “Future Schools” in the Singaporean Education system. #cbateachingawards

Gene Access Technology

During a recent Biology class the Year 12’s took part in a video conference with the Gene Access Technology Center(GTAC). In which, one of their leading immunology researchers provided a lecture on the immune system and guided students through an activity where students modeled the immune response in the human body when bacterial infection occurs. […]

Year 12 Camp

Students spent 3 days exploring Universities and other tertiary institutions that Melbourne has to offer. Visiting the Eureka Tour, Ice Skating and some nice restaurants, one group even bumped into George Colombaris! (Thanks to Mrs McCarthy for the photos).

Congratulations Corey

Congratulations Corey  Vannistelrooy who completed a “Tools for The Trade” program ran by Salvocare. Corey was invited to make a speech reflecting on the value of the program and his personal experience. Well done Corey.

The Garden

The Garden at the Salvation Army Western Port Mission Center is officially open – with the help of some very handy and and helpful students the garden is looking great! well done to our SBAT students, Dawsey, Braiden, Lily, Sam, Zac and Miles, you all did a fantastic job.#westernportsc #salvationarmy

Entrepreneurial Learning Forum

A group of WPSC students attended the Entrepreneurial Learning Forum with Mitchell Institute and internationally renowned education expert Yong Zhou. The students presented a film they have produced show casing the entrepreneurial tasks undertaken at WPSC and talking about their learning in the project this year. Cody is shown interviewing Yong Zhou in front of […]

National Youth Week

On Thursday April 27th & Friday April 28th, Western Port Secondary College hosted National Youth Week Activities for Year 4 students from our feeder primary schools. Our Year 10 Student Leaders ran 4 x 35 min workshops for the students based around the theme for our event which was “Mind, Body & Soul”.

Project 9 Term 1

Term 1’s focus was on Lifestyle and how important it is to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Students participated in workshops with Reach, at Shed 11 and the Community Health Centre, gaining knowledge about their local community health services. Students had a visit from the Victorian Laryngectomy Association, they shared with us the effects smoking has […]

Anzac Day Assembly – Lest we forget

After a lovely Australian National Anthem, sung by Kayla Dooley, Aaron Whitford read the Acknowledgement of Country and Mr Devine gave an introduction which reminded us of the sacrifices made by the Anzac’s. Martin Choy and Vicki Hogan Keogh told us some interesting facts about life on the battle field, Lachlan Clasby and Taylor Debrota spoke […]