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
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
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
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
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
It seems like only yesterday Western Port Secondary College met Elouise (France) and Anna (Denmark). Unfortunately their International College placement has ended and they have both returned home after a year of living and studying in Australia. It was plain to see the impact these two brave woman have had on students and staff at the College, so many goodbye tears, hugs and well wishes. The Senior students said farewell with a party and Ms Rule made a spectacular gingerbread Eiffel Tower which the students knocked down and ate!
We wish them all the best for the future and hope they keep in touch with all of their Australian friends.
Last week of Term 1 our HOL students went to Parliament House to showcase their skills, the work they have been doing and also discuss the benefits of the Hands On Learning program in schools.
The students had the opportunity to meet and answer questions with the politicians and other community leaders. Our students were fortunate enough to meet Fiona Pattern MLC who then showed them the legislative council chamber and gave a brief history about it.#westernportsc
These two brave boys shaved their heads in front of their peers to raise money for World’s Greatest Shave. Archie and Joel decided to help the 20 year old charity raise much needed funds which will be used to help fund research that will save lives. WELL DONE BOYS! * There was a slight clipper malfunction which means Joel will return for the rest of his shave tomorrow! (also a big thank you to the boys parents who gave consent). World’s Greatest Shave #westernportsc
International Womans Day (March 8th) is the day we celebrate womans achievements thoughout history. College Captain Emma Wallis and Vice Captains Monica Mail and Khloe McCullagh were invited to celebrate the day at a breakfast in Mornington. Guest speakers Kristen Hilton, Victoria’s Human Rights Commissioner and Sally Hines, the Cheif Operating Officer of The Big Issue and Homes for Homes, inspired thier audience to strive and work hard to achieve anything they want to. #westernportsc #internationalwomansday
Round 1 of the Victorian HPV series was held on Saturday 3rd March at the Casey Fields Criterium Track. This round of the series had 90 trikes entered, the most for a February event.
WPSC was competing in the event for the 9th time and our entry ‘The Chief’ outperformed other rival schools to complete the 6 hour event travelling 121 laps (199km) and achieving a 3rd place finish in the Senior Category. An exceptional result considering that half our 8 rider team are aged in the middle secondary category and 3 riders competing for the first time.
Building & Construction 2nd year students completed their first project ‘Our Place’. The cubby was designed and built by Jordan Gillon, Liam Deas, Shayden Adams, Harris Grant, Kayne Farrugia and Mathew Hardingham( Absent: Mason Gugic-Mail). Trainers Brett Rodwell and Chris Ammitzboll supervised the project. #westernportsc#bulidingandconstruction #cubbyhouse
CHASING THE VOID are a deathcore/metalcore band from the Mornington Peninsula made up of ex Western Port Secondary College students! Riley Featherstone -vocals, Adam Busana-bass,Mitch Dooley-drums and Lachlan Peterson-guitars are going to be the next big thing in their genre.You can catch Chasing the Void at the Western Port Festival tonight ( Friday 23rd Feb) or join their ever growing fan base on instagram and facebook to keep up with gig information. #chasingthevoid #westernportsc
Hi, my name is Stanley and i’m a Vision Eye Dog in training.
I’m very lucky to be able to do my training at school with you, its great that my mum Mrs McCarthy who is your Pathways Coordinator has so many friends for me to learn from. You’re all very clever and know not to pat me when i’m wearing my jacket, you can give yourselves a treat!
You may see or hear me be a normal puppy from time to time. When my jacket is off I love to do all the normal puppy stuff, eat, chew, bounce, make crazy noises, get the rips, make you laugh and smile.
When i grow up i’ll play a significant roll in a blind/ vision impaired persons life.So far, i’m getting top marks from See Eye Dogs Australia, my time at school with you must be super good for me! Thank you all for being amazing and helping me on my journey. #westernportsc#seeingeyedogs #visionaustralia #guidedogstanley