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Student ambassadors make us proud during Minister visit

Today, the Doctors in School program is a step closer to implementation with the delivery of the building where the program will start in 2017. Our newly appointed School Leadership team together with Principal Ray Squires welcomed the Minister for Education James Merlino. Although nervous, the Student Leaders engaged confidently with MinisterJames Merlino, School Council President Brian Paynter MP – Member for Bass and many other official parties. “This will…

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Trophy made by Pakenaham Secondary Teacher Linga Naidoo presented by VCAL Intermediate Student Donovan Junior (far left) to Ray Schwarze (centre left) from the Victorian Trugo Association. Teacher Linga Naidoo (centre right) and student Jarrod Magnus (far right).

A revival of Melbourne’s Industrial Sport: Trugo

Earlier in the year we saw the VCAL Intermediate students join forces with the Victorian Trugo Association and introduce this ‘true blue Aussie game’ at the Pakenham Show. Trugo is a game played on a grass court by hitting rubber rings with a wooden mallet from one end of the green to goal posts at the other. The game of Trugo was invented by Thomas Grieves of Yarraville in 1926,…

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Off to Kokoda

Pakenham Secondary student, Mehdi Ahmedi, is one of the deserving recipients of the Harold Bould Kokoda Award. The award highlights the importance of the Kokoda Campaign in the Battle for Australia and aims to keep this historical event alive. Open each year to Year 10 students studying at a secondary school in the Cardinia Shire, students submit an essay on the event’s significance. An essay on this topic would be…

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Third best National Team - All Girls Middle Years,  from left to right, Rose Sollis, Victoria Hendrick, Esther Abduro-Witago, Krystal Whalley.

Top 3 in Australia!

The Pakenham Secondary College Chess Middle Years All Girls team has placed 3rd at the 2016 National Chess Finals held at Queen’s College, Melbourne University on 28th and 29th November. The good news continues with the College Middle Years Mixed team finishing in 9th position nationally in a highly contested tournament. Christian Ampongan, Maths teacher and Chess Co-ordinator for the College, explains “Our College has the most number of home…

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2017 Student Leadership Team

2017 Student Leadership Team announced

This year the College made its selection of the 2017 Student Leadership Team based on merit and not gender. Following a fair and well-planned process, an outstanding  group of student leaders have been elected. They are: School Captains Mia Biggs Abigail Nimmo School Vice Captains Britney Porch Tessa Patterson Student Representative Council Kirsten Trewarn   The five young ladies have been at the school since Year 7 and all expressed…

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Farewell 2016 Student Leadership Team

Thank you to the Student Leadership team of 2016. Your contribution to the school has been remarkable. We wish you all the very best for the exciting times ahead as you embark on a new stage in life. From left to right: Brady Healey (Captain), Jamie Brady (Captain), Kyal Mason (Vice-Captain), Tyler Jamieson (SLC).Teegan Neumann-Macdermid (Vice-Captain) not pictured in group photo.

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Sculptor Julie Squires visit

Year 8 students and a few Year 9 have had the privilege to work with sculptor Julie Squires on a new community project. Cardinia Council has commissioned Ms Squires to create a child-friendly piece of work which will be unveiled in April 2017. The Mr Yakerboo Sculpture was inspired by a number of local sources including student made textile toys exhibited in our College’s very own foyer. Thanks to the tireless…

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SOAR values turned into artwork

Year 7 art program students have been busy placing their creative skills forward. Under the guidance of artist in residence, Tara Kingston, Fay Muir – Boon Wurrung elder – Mr Sartain and Ms Henderson, students are generating the artwork that will be displayed in the revamped Year 7 Centre. Tara is quite familiar with our school, having led several other projects currently displayed in the library. In reflecting on the…

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Grow your Mo

Senior school teacher, Dean Blight,  has made a start in his Movember campaign and is already sporting the early signs of a magnificent Mo. Join Dean in his quest to fundraise for Prostate cancer research and men’s mental health. And although growing a Mo yourself is an option, there are many ways for you to participate. Click on the Mo below or link to visit the College’s very own Movember…

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