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A Journey into the Microscopic Metropolis of Soil.

It’s Science Week and students were in for a treat. The team from Scale Free Network, Briony Barr and Dr. Gregory Crocetti took students into a world many had not ever seen… under the microscope! Part laboratory, part studio, this workshop introduced students to the mysterious and biodiverse underworld that is soil: the under-appreciated micro-polis beneath our feet, on which the world’s food systems depend. The lucky participating students learnt…

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Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation comes to the College

Today, the Year 11 VCALs were very lucky to be part of a learning experience taught by the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation provides educational resources, professional development, support and inspiration for students and educators to deliver pleasurable food education to children in Australia. The purpose of their visit was to inspire the lucky students to create their Senior year VCAL projects around ‘grow, harvest, prepare…

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A leadership task with purpose

A group of year 10s have been working with Access Monash and teacher Ms Scheiwiller on a leadership task. The transition from school to university can be challenging. The Access Monash Mentoring Program pairs VCE students from under-represented schools with experienced and engaged Monash University students. Our students, with the support of Access Monash mentors, have chosen to create an anti smoking campaign. For this campaign, they developed a series of posters that…

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Videos for Change

Videos for Change gives high-school students the opportunity to make 1-minute videos on issues that affect them and that they feel strongly about. In the process, it helps students build social advocacy skills and gives them a global platform to amplify their message. Since 2015, Videos for Change has been successfully helping students in Australia find their voice and ultimately stand the chance to be heard on a National, televised…

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French Day at PSC

There is a lot of French ‘joie de vivre’ in the air at present with Bastille Day festivities and the Tour de France 2019 well in progress and televised on SBS! In our wonderful intercultural community and to celebrate the achievements of our emerging Francophone community in Pakenham, our Years 7 students, along with the Years 8 and 9 French elective class students, will take part in an inspiring range of…

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Art and Tech Exhibition Outstanding

This week, student’s work was showcased in the Semester 1 Art and Technology exhibition. Turnout was beyond expectations, with ‘impressive quality on display’ as the comments from the ‘feedback box’ indicated. Congratulations to students and teachers for setting up a wonderful display of the very creative work this semester. Pictures of the exhibition below.

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Sporting Change

Learn about law through fun activities. Applications are now open for semester 2. Get your expression of interest from the well-being team.

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Your Opinion matters

Cardinia Council would love you to have a say in their 2020-2024 Arts and Culture Strategy. To take part, simply click on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T9359P3   Other ways to give feedback Community members can also give feedback via an Instagram video submission. Within the video, three prompts must be answered: What you would like to learn to do with art and technology What tools and technologies are needed to make…

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Do you remember how scary starting high school seemed?

We all remember how scary starting high school appeared when we were in our last year of primary school. To ease that fear, our Year 11 VCAL students have been running a ‘Transition Program’ at Pakenham Springs Primary School. The program introduces the Grade 6s to secondary college, and this experience is enjoyed by both groups of students: the mentoring VCAL students and the young primary schoolers.  

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College Award Recipients

Congratulations to all Semester 1 award recipients. The College celebrates achievements in the following areas: Academic Attitude and Effort SOAR Well done! The pictures below are a few of the Year 10 award recipients. They all enjoyed a BBQ after the award ceremony. Year 8 award recipients below.

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