April Assembly

April’s whole school assembly was a great success. Once again the behaviour was outstanding with every student respectful as each announcer spoke. Congratulations to all award recipients.

Hands On Learning at Parliament House

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

House Athletics Carnival 2018

Archie and Joel

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

OPEN NIGHT INFORMATION 2018

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International Woman’s Day Breakfast

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

HPV Casey Fields

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.

A big thanks to the parents and staff that supported the event. #westernportsc 

 

The Cubby

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

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

Meet Stanley

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 

 

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.

#westernportsc

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