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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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Meaningful Projects by Year 10 Vcals

Students have been using their measuring and estimation skills to install weed mat and a thick layer of mulch around the raised vegetable garden beds outside the Senior School Centre. Our Year 10 VCAL class have prepared scale drawings and planned a project which will become a Memorial ANZAC Garden at the school. We contacted and had a visit from the President of the Pakenham RSL, Mr Gary Elliott. We…

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Coronavirus – Important Update

Dear Parents and Guardians, As people are aware, our community is coming to grips with the challenges that come with managing the impact of COVID 19 (the Coronavirus).  We are receiving regular advice from the Department Of Education and Training and measures are being adopted to protect the health of our students and broader school community. All school measures will contribute to broader efforts across the community to contain and slow…

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Queens Scout Award for Jennifer James

Year 12 student Jennifer James has been involved in Scouts from an early age. She loves the sense of achievement and community it provides and the long term friendships already formed. To earn this prestigious award (only 2% of the State achieve it) Jen has diligently participated in a diverse range of activities which have earned her badge after badge, but this was not achieved without effort. Jen has contributed…

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Art and Technology Exhibition: Popular Choice Awards

It is tradition at our Art and Technology exhibition for visitors to vote on their favourite project at each subject at each year level. Drum roll please… The Peoples Choice Awards go to… Wood Technology Austin Ridgeway – Year 7 Ebony Afoa – Year 9 Kawishka Hewa-Dewage – year 10 Textiles Madison Murrell – Year 8 Tahlia Delia – Year 10 Photography Tara Wilson – Year 9 Rebecca Cesista –…

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We’ve Been Shorlisted!

Pakenham Secondary College has been shortlisted to participate in the Victorian State School’s Spectacular in 2020. The Spectacular is a massive performing arts event that showcases the enormous talent of students across Victoria in government schools. It is a professionally staged production or concert performed at Melbourne Arena at Melbourne Park to an audience of over 10,000 people. Students do not need to have a background in dancing to be…

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Ayanne Mehta is the Winner of the 2019 Harold Bould Award

Year 10 student Ayanne Mehta is the 2019 winner of the Harold Bould Award for her entry into the Essay Competition of the same name. In recognition of this win, Ayanne has been awarded a trek to Kokoda in 2020, adding to her learning experience of this significant historical time. About the Award This literary competition was first held within the Cardinia Shire in 2008 and was named after Harold Bould. The competition is…

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Second Place in Chess Nationals

They have trained hard all year. Teachers and chess mentors Mr Sergio De Lima and Mr Christian Ampongan were always ready to guide and encourage at every recess and lunchtime. Students consistently practised with different opponents to learn strategy and develop skill. Following several qualifying tournaments, the All Girls Chess team were on their way to The University of Melbourne on Monday for the two day Chess Nationals. The best…

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