Hands On Learning Headquarters

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who came along to the Grand Opening of the Hands On Learning Headquarters. Our students have been working tirelessly, your support means a lot.

 

Trivia Night Success

Trivia Night a Huge Success! The WPSC Human Powered Vehicle team run a successful Trivia Night on Friday 20th July, raising $4,130 towards the continuation of the program.

We would like to thank all individuals and businesses that donated items for auction, raffle or prizes. Thank you to the individuals, families and staff that attended the tightly contested event with the staff team ‘Kevin’s Angels’ taking home first prize.
The next HPV event will be Round 4 of the Victorian HPV series at Casey Fields October 13th.

Where are they now with David Chipperfield

THE SKY’S NOT THE LIMIT

Since finishing Year 12 in 2005 a lot has happened. Firstly after all the hard work, effort and support through school, I got the result I needed and scored my place at university doing Aerospace and Business. My goal for this course all started in Year 10 and my love for aircraft a long time before that. At university I was told to embrace everything which I did in strides. Made lots of new friends, learnt all the new topics and went to all the new parties, highlighted clearly with the participation in Red Bull Paper Wings tournament placing third in Australia for distance with a paper plane.

Professionally however it has been even a bigger journey. The skills I learnt at school and passion I have for my work have taken me globally. From structural analysis work with the European Space Agency in Austria to Airline Survey work in Japan. Now I hold a prominent position in a local aviation firm specialising in aircraft fit-outs for the likes of Ambulance and Police Agencies throughout Australia, the federal police agencies and various international operators throughout the Asia Pacific region. Highlights including implementation of new stretcher systems to flight testing with hi-tech surveillance equipment, without being cliché, the sky’s not the limit.

Year 9 Cafe Skills

Our Year 9 Café Studies class were able to showcase their new skills to family and friends they had invited to a luncheon this week. The event was a celebration of the skills they had learnt through out the semester, from cooking and serving a meal, customer service, coffee and cold beverage making and serving.

It was an absolute joy and honour working with these young adults and watch them work together as a team, the event was sensational. Ms Sheridan
#westernportsc #cafestudies #youngentrepreneurs

 

Southern Metro Region Cross Country

Terrific effort representing the College at the Southern Metro Region Cross Country held at Ballam Park –
Lily Snooks Girls U17-20yrs placed 35th, Max Piotrowski Boys U15 Placed 50th, Jack Lehmann Boys U15 Placed 79th

#crosscountry #westernportsc #ballampark

Cross Country Champions

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Red Shield Appeal

A warm classroom or collecting much needed donations in the cold? Great choice and well done! #westernportsc #salvationarmy #salvos#volunteersarethebest

Congratulations Daniel!

A big congratulations to Daniel Rook for Completing his SBAT Certificate II Parks and Gardens! #SBAT #westernportsc#schoolbasedapprenticeshiptrainee

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Project 9 at Queen Victoria Market

Project 9 students visited the Queen Victoria Market last week to look at small businesses. While they were at lunch, Reyce thought he’d entertain the passers-by and diners. Reyce and his pianist talents were certainly a hit! #westernportsc #piano #pianist #project9#queenvictoriamarket

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Senior Soccer

The girls toughed it out in rain, hail and shine! We played our first game against Dromana and our second against Mornington, unfortunately we lost both but goals were scored against both teams! Everyone played their hearts out and were very proud of how they played. #westernportsc #soccer #schoolsoccer

Senior Basketball

Senior Basketball teams represented WPSC at the interschool competition. Our results included 3rd for the Senior Girls and 2nd for the Senior Boys after a Grand Final loss by 5 points. These results achieved not through individual brilliance (although this was on show at times) but through terrific team work and effort. #westernportsc #basketball

 

Rubicon Camp

Congratulations Daniel!

A big congratulations to Daniel Rook for Completing his SBAT Certificate II Parks and Gardens! #SBAT #westernportsc #schoolbasedapprenticeshiptrainee

Bush Blockers at Benleigh

The Bush Block Project group went to Bentleigh Secondary College to investigate their state of the art Mindfulness and Cultural Centre, billabong and urban forest. The purpose of the day was to get ideas for our own projects here at Western Port Secondary College. Bentleigh SC staff and students demonstrated great ways to help bring mindfulness to our own school – article and photos by Kim and Jordan.

*Thank you to the staff and students at BSC who took time from their busy schedules to show us their facilities. Our students gained a lot from their experience. It was also lovely to see friends from Gnurad Leadership Camp and Josh from The Voice!
#westernportsc #bentleighsecondarycollege #mindfulness

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Balnarring Science and Technology Expo

Balnarring Science and Technology Expo – Seven Year 8 students and three STEM/ICT staff volunteer their time to highlight the amazing opportunities WPSC offers in STEM education. Balnarring Primary School students met Scoot, experienced VR Headsets, learnt basic coding/programming and questioned our students on their projects in Year 7. Thanks for inviting us Balnarring Primary School! #westernportsc #balnarringprimaryschool #STEM #stemeducation

Ms Kemp – Everyday Hero

Inside the walls of Western Port Secondary College you’ll find hundreds of amazing human beings. Hundreds of special people who perform selfless acts on a regular basis. One of these people is Ms Kemp.

‘Your hair is so long’, a phrase she’d hear regularly …not any more! Ms Kemp cut her beautiful locks to raise money and awareness for the Love Your Sister Foundation. The hair will be donated to make wigs for those in need. Well done Ms Kemp! #westernportsc #everydayhero#loveyoursisterfoundation

https://give.everydayhero.com/…/hair-raising-funds-for-canc…

 

Harmony Day

‘EVERYBODY BELONGS’

Anzac Day

College Captians Emma Wallis and Mitchell Wood were guest speakers at the ANZAC ceremony in Hastings this morning and our Vice Captians Khloe McCullagh and Monica Mail presented the College’s wreath at Crib Point. So many other students assited at various local ceremonies. We are proud of everyone of them. They’re not only wonderful role models, they’re also wonderful representatives of the College.

LEST WE FORGET

Big Impact

Spencer Porter kicked off his Impact Tour right here at Western Port Secondary College. He’s going to make a difference and one of the ways he’ll do that is by taking his tour to schools across the country, inspiring young people to reach for the stars. It was an added bonus to have a special guest from Fairfax Media here to interview Spencer, you may know her as Melissa from the television program Married at First Sight. #westernportsc#spencerporter #impacttour #melissa_mafs #youngentreprenuers@porters_life