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Our Cultural Poles

The project was initiated by Library Assistant Julie Perkins and inspired by Aboriginal Morning Star Poles. ‘I was driven to create a project where students would find a way to express their cultural heritage’ VCAL students collaborated in the creation of the artwork that cover the two meter poles. Using their own cultural inspiration, students created pictures that resonated with them. Just like Morning Star Poles which contain stories about…

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Homelessness Project by VCALs

As part of their personal development project, a group of VCAL students set out to learn about the issue of homelessness and share that knowledge with members of the community. The busy and committed VCALs learned about the causes of homelessness including a confronting visit to the Salvation Army in Melbourne’s CBD. The project research included interviews with many people working behind the scenes  supporting homeless people. Once it was…

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A Novel Excursion for our Year 11 Business Management Students

Students experienced a novel way to learn about Melbourne’s historic and contemporary economic stories. They participated in a two hour city tour learning how our beautiful city’s residents have responded to ever-changing local and global economic events over time. The excursion starts at Federation Square and walks through the CBD discussing and exploring key assets including the lanes system, fine arts and sport, food, medical facilities, construction, financial services, tourism and…

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Celebration Day

What a day!! A surprise was in store but nobody knew what that would be. It started with a hearty breakfast prepared and served by teachers. Then the most touching assembly followed. This led to an amazing fun filled day outdoors at Gumbuya World. We don’t need to say much, the pictures say it all. Students had a great time and we are sad to say farewell but excited to…

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Middle Years Chess Team

Last Thursday it was or our Middle years team’s turn to head to the State Finals. This competition was held in Wantirna at the Hungarian Community Centre. Although they didn’t bring home any trophies, many personal records were achieved. Best of all was how well they represented the College with their courteous and polite manner and excellent sportsmanship. Well done!

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Is Your Child Travelling on a School Bus in 2019?

In the lead up to the 2019 school year, all travellers wishing to access School Bus Program services, are required to login to the School Bus Management System and submit their travel applications. The school wishes to stress to parents that safety is our number one priority.  If your child is not registered and is still travelling on a bus, then the School Bus Management System and our school records…

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State Champions!

Our Girls Chess Team are – once again – state champions. Their daily practice at recess and lunch times, strategy discussion and dedication make the team deserving of this win. Well done ladies! Now off to Nationals on the 3rd of December.

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Rubicon 2018

24 Year 10 students were selected to take part of this life-changing educational experience during the last week of Term 3. Rubicon has a strong focus on modelling sustainable and well-being practices and strategies as well as empowering students to develop beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviours that will lead to life-long positive growth. Students achieve success through a customised learning journey within a small community, living in a healthy, happy, and…

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Art Club Creations

Come along and try your creative skills with new materials and techniques. Art Club meets every Wednesday at Recess and Lunch in room B16.

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Donations of our fresh produce heading to our local charity The Four C’s

Yes! Funding Awarded. Thank you to all those who voted.

Woohoo!! Pakenham Secondary College has been awarded the funding for Pick My Project. Thank you to the amazing support of our school community. 🎉🎉🎉 We will keep you posted as more information on this project takes shape. Background: Pakenham Secondary College has been awarded a Community Grant from the Victorian Government’s Pick My Project initiative. The project will be based in our Science and Mathematical studies with additional project work undertaken through Food Technology…

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