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Year 11 VCAL Community Lockdown Engagement Ideas

The Year 11 Intermediate Personal Development VCAL class has been working on their Unit 2 outcome linked to community engagement. Whilst we were on site we brainstormed ways to engage our school community during remote learning and to respond to the issues that remote learning and isolation restrictions cause. The class has come up with a few different approaches and then have been working on ways to share them with…

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Managing the Coronacoaster – A free webinar

On Tuesday 25 August, the Department of Education and Training is presenting a free webinar for parents and carers by renowned child psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, on building family resilience during coronavirus (COVID-19). Parents and carers play a vital role in helping children feel safe through uncertain times. Dr Carr-Gregg’s webinar is aptly named Managing the Coronacoaster – Tips for building resilient families in the coronavirus era. In this webinar,…

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New Wellbeing Resources

Wellbeing printable resource sheet Click to access Resources for students ReachOut’s coping during the coronavirus provides advice to young people headspace’s How to cope with stress related to Novel Coronavirus, provides information for young people (aged 12-25). Resources for parents and teachers Emerging Mind – supporting children during the coronavirus outbreak Be You – COVID19: supporting educators, children and young people ReachOut – Deal with bad world news resource Lifeline – Mental health and wellbeing during the…

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A message from the Victorian Chief Health Officer

I am writing to Victorian parents, carers and students today to seek every family’s support in slowing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Victoria. As the school holidays approach, we can’t ease up on looking after ourselves and our families. The only thing between us and a second wave is what we do next. Wherever you go, please be mindful of the risks. Be aware others may be carrying the…

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Get tested today

Stop the spread and get tested today. You can be tested if you have: Fever Chills or sweats Sore throat Shortness of breath Cough Runny nose Loss of sense of smell   Head to the nearest screening clinic: Information in various languages: Click here for translated resources

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World’s Greatest Shave – Joanne Etherton

‘It’s a lot lighter than it was before, it’s also a lot colder’. Earlier this year, before lockdown happened, Joanne Etherton had all her beautiful long hair shaved off for a great cause. The Year 12 student had no hesitation to participate in the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave. World’s Greatest Shave is an annual fundraising event from the Leukaemia Foundation that aims to raise money to support and empower…

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NAIDOC Week 5th – 12th July 2020

Always Was, Always Will Be. Always Was, Always Will Be. recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. We are spiritually and culturally connected to this country. This country was criss-crossed by generations of brilliant Nations. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were Australia’s first explorers, first navigators, first engineers, first farmers, first botanists, first scientists, first diplomats, first astronomers and first artists.…

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The Australian Defence Force Careers

From PSC Careers The Australian Defence Force has a fabulous website covering the Air Force, Army and Navy. Apart from written information, the website contains videos, information nights (that aren’t running until things are back to normal) etc. It is definitely worth visiting: https://www.defencejobs.gov.au/about-the-adf Here are a few links in relation to the Army, that may be of interest: About the Army Army Life Training & Education How to Join the…

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Photography Students’ Amazing Work

Despite all the stresses of recent weeks our photography students didn’t seem phased and their creativity was at the forefront. Take a look at their work on this link. Year 9s demonstrate Frozen Motion. Year 10s  demonstrate ‘Cut out photography’. An activity requiring them to find a silhouette of an object online, cut it out and create an interesting effect and ‘Optical Illusions’.

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Master Chefs of Our Own

No, it’s not Masterchef creations, these are the delicious dishes prepared by the Year 11 VCE Food Studies (for their individual SAC), which required to produce a recipe using ancient grains from early cultures AND the year 10 Food Tech multicultural food design task, which required students to produce a meal from their allocated country. As you can see, the results are outstanding. Why not ask them to produce some…

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