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Winners are Grinners- National Champions

Congratulations to our amazing girls middle years chess team! They have just won the title of National Champions! We are soooo proud of you. You have shown such great dedication to the sport, terrific team work and outstanding achievement.  

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Mock Interviews with our Year 10s

For the past week, since the completion of exams, Year 10 students have been busily preparing for Mock Interviews, writing their resume and letter of application . Students nervously presented themselves to the school library on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th November for a 20 minute interview with a panel comprising of representatives from the wider Pakenham Community. Feedback has been extremely positive – students very appreciative of the opportunity…

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AIR4 Life

AIR4 was created in 2018, funded by the Federal Government (Defence, Science and Technology Group and RAAF). It is also sponsored by RMIT University, DSI and a number of industry partners. The mission of AIR4 is to inspire a New Generation of students to envisage a future with Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), being an essential part of their everyday lifestyle. AIR4 is a program to inspire our youth to…

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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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