Paradigm Shifters/ Infinity Podcast

https://www.teachermagazine.com.au/articles/teaching-methods-entrepreneurial-learning

Jo Earp from Teachers Magazine visited the College to talk to Hannah Lewis and Harry Hainsworth ( Year 10 student) about some exciting initiatives they’re involved in.  The Paradigm Shifters: Entrepreneurial learning in schools is a recent Australian initiative that brought together the Mitchell Institute, Victorian Association of State Secondary Principals and the New South Wales Secondary Principals’ Council. The year-long trial made students the key partners in designing and implementing entrepreneurial learning, using principles developed by Professor Yong Zhao – he also acted as a critical mentor. Benefits reported by participating students included increased confidence, greater resilience, stronger collaboration skills and improved empathy.

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Project 9 Somers Camp

Teamwork! Challenges! Beating personal bests and smashing preconceived limitations! That was the flavour of the day for the legends who came along to Somers Camp as our first official excursion for Project 9 2018! #bettertogether #westernportsc #somerscamp#everykidmatters #proiject9

Lily Josh and the DSAA

Lily and Josh completed their Bronze Medallion in Year 10 2017. It was great to see them put their skills to work by volunteering to help out the Mornington Peninsula Disabled Surf Comp held over the summer holidays. Well done, we’re super proud! #Westernportsc#disabledsurfingaustralia

Earn and Learn 2017

Thank you to all everyone who helped out with the 2017 Woolworths Earn and Learn program. The stickers you kindly collected and gave to Western Port Secondary made it possible to order this equipment. Please remember us when the Earn and Learn program begins in 2018. The staff and students really appreciate your efforts.

February Assembly

Georgia Mcnamara set the tone for our first school assembly of the year with a lovely rendition of the national anthem.

Mr Devine addressed the College, welcoming our new students with an encouraging speech, explaining the importance of education and why it’s imperative to make the most of not only the year ahead but every year of schooling.

Our new College captains did a great job addressing the whole school for the first time, if they were nervous we wouldn’t have known as they both spoke with confidence.

Our 2018 Sport Captain Jordan Watson encouraged students to sign up for sporting events. Informing the students of all the different events coming up.

We congratulated the students who passed their Surf Life Saving, the beaches will be a safer place with them patrolling. You might catch them at Point Leo this year.

GDAY USA Camp is open for applicants – Please Mr Booth for details.

We are currently looking for families willing to host Japanese students for three nights in March, families will receive a small financial payment to assist. Please see Bu Thuy for details. Places will fill quickly so get in early! They’ll arrive on the 24th March and depart on the 27th March.

Ms Sheridan fired everyone up! Encouraging students to sign up for all sorts of exciting  art projects happening around the College this year, catch up with Ms Sheridan if you’d like to be involved.

Once again we were proud to witness the respectful behaviour of all students in attendance.

Welcome Year 7’s

Here it is! the big day!

Really excited, really nervous or both our new Year 7’s smiled brightly  as they began their secondary school experience.

lockers, new class mates, new friends, tours of the College, new teachers and new subjects, all of this can be daunting and that is why we endeavor to make the transition from being the oldest group in the school to the youngest group in the school a positive experience.

A warm welcome to all of our new students, we are looking forward to working with you all. #westernportsc

 

Welcome 2018

Dear Parent/ Guardians,

Welcome to the 2018 school year, we hope you’ve all enjoyed your summer break and are ready to get into the swing of things.

We would like to give a specially warm welcome to all of our new students and families that are starting with us this year.

Year 7’s, 11 VCE and 12 VCE students will begin school this Wednesday 31st January and all other year levels will begin on Thursday 1st of February, Thursday will begin with our first whole school assembly for the year so please endeavor to be on time.

It would be greatly appreciated if you follow us on our social media accounts, this is a fast and effective way of communicating with you all.

Facebook – westernportsecondarycollege

Instagram – westernportsc

Twitter – westernportsc

Youtube – westernportsc

Thank you from all of the staff at the College

Farewell to the Hall’s

Its official… after decades of dedication to all of the students that have passed through the College gates the Hallies are retiring. Kevin and Tracey Hall have had a tremendous impact on the school during their combined 53 years of work, they will certainly be missed.

We wish them both all the best and hope they enjoy the adventures that await them.

Thanks Hallies! #westernportsc

Awards Night 2017

 

Point Leo Life Guards

Congratulations to the newest members of the Point Leo Surf Life Saving Club. These Year 10 students have worked extremely hard all year and have now successfully completed their bronze medallion assessment.

Human Powered Vehicle Race – Maryborough

IMG_2746 – The start!

Congratulations to the riders at RACV Energy Breakthrough Race at Maryborough over the weekend.

Thank the  the staff and parents who helped out, it wouldn’t be possible without your hard work and dedication.

Final Results:

485 laps = 679km’s

Overall Race finish – 19th from 111 trikes

Category (Mixed Open)Finish Race – 5th

Overall event position 6th 85.5/100 (includes Display presentation, Design Presentation and Race results)

2017 Valedictory

Held at the Mornington Race Course, we congratulated and said farewell to our Year 12’s of 2017. The night comprises of an award ceremony, speeches and a special gift of a video made by staff at the College.It was lovely to see our students dressed in formal for the occasion, they all looked stunning.

If you have missed the film click on the link below, we hope it makes you laugh.

Congratulations to our 2017 Valedictorians. We wish you the best of luck. #westernportsc #valedictory

Year 10 Water Safety Teachers

The Year 10’s couldnt have wished for better weather to teach beach safety to Grade 5 and Six students from Tyabb Primary School. #westernportsc #tyabbprimaryschool #watersafety

Beacon Charter Signing

Annual Year 10 Beacon Charter Signing – a Pledge to complete secondary schooling.

Thank you to special guests past students Holly and Sam Malcolm and thank you Amy Monty owner of Image Hair in Mornington for sharing your inspiring stories, we appreciate you all taking time from your busy lives to talk to our students.

We would also like thank Rachel Ward and Omaid Solangi from theBendigo Bank, Geoff Harvey and Alexandra Pagan from Hastings Rotary and Sue Lyons Principal of Hastings Primary School for coming along and supporting the students. #wetsernportsc#beaconchartersigning #beaconcharter #hastingsprimaryschool#bendigobank #hastingsrotary #imagehairbyamymonty

Lest we forget

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

 

Lest we forget

Tom Finn wins silver

The State Championship Athletics were held at Lakeside Oval Albert Park on Monday the 23rd of October.

Tom competed in the Under 15 Javelin his best throw of 45 meters earning him the silver medal. Congratulations to Tom and all the students who competed. Well done!

Book Swap Buy and Sell

Parents/ Guardians are invited to use the Book Swap Buy and Sell forum on Facebook, you will find it pinned to the top of the College Facebook page.

This event has been created as forum for members of the College community to buy, swap and sell unused text books. Please post details of the items you wish to sell on the event page, do not post personal information, ask prospective buyers to ‘private message’ you in regards to these items.

*The College is not a go between for sellers or buyers. Please note there is not a Second Hand Book Sell day on campus.

Details of text books that can be sold has been posted to all our College families.

https://www.facebook.com/westernportSC/

Red Frog

Digger from Red Frog popped in to speak with our Year 12’s about schoolies and safe party practices, giving the students valuable information on how to take care of themselves and their friends during hectic times such as schoolies. #westernportsc #redfrogs

Bendigo Bank Leadership Camp

Year 10 students attended the camp at Portsea, this camp encourages students who show leadership qualities to consider methods of team building and communication. #westernportsc #bendigobank#Bendigobanlleadershipcamp