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They did it again…heading to State Finals.

Pakenham Secondary College put on a spectacular performance at Chairo Christian College Regional Chess tournament. The path to glory wasn’t an easy one though. In the Middle Years division 102 players from nine schools battled for seven rounds, with the winner being decided only in the last one. Pakenham took gold, with Corey Smerdon, Matthew Blanco, Sterling Stuski and Fabian Bonaudi scoring 5 wins. Danien Kho and Hayden King remained undefeated…

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Pocket Rocket may be an understatement…

To call Year 11 student Sarah McDougal a ‘Pocket Rocket’ is an understatement. Only starting the Australian Army Cadets in February this year, Sarah is already showing a promising career. Strongly encouraged to attend by a school friend, Sarah agreed ‘for one time only’, and well, the rest is history. She has not missed a week since. When asked why she loves it so much, ‘I now have an insight…

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I used my voice

Read about how Tamika Watters used her voice to express concerns about waste. Inspired by watching the ABC documentary, ‘War on Waste’, Tamika decided to take it all the way to the top. Writing to the Prime Minister was the first step of this young woman using her voice on a topic of great concern to her and her family. Read the full article here.

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Doughnut Day for RSPCA

Pakenham Secondary College SLC are raising money for the RSPCA. To do this we are ordering doughnuts from Krispy Kreme. 100% of the profit raised through the selling of doughnuts will help rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home some of the 135,000 animals that come through the RSPCA each year. The options for sale are a box of a dozen glazed doughnuts for $19 or a dozen of assorted (including 6 original…

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Dr Ferghal Armstrong FRACGP

Welcome Dr Ferghal Armstrong – Starting 17 August 2017

Welcome Dr Ferghal As you may be aware, our school was successful in being selected to participate in the Victorian Government’s Doctors in Secondary Schools program. As part of this program, an adolescent-trained GP (general practitioner) Dr Ferghal Armstrong from Black Fish Medical Clinic will be operating on school grounds each Thursday from 17th August to provide free access to primary health care for secondary students at our school. We…

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Taking decisions for the future

Attention Year 10s: Subject Information Evening Next Week

Our annual Year 10 Information Evening will be held on Wednesday 26th July from 6.30pm – 8.00pm. Stalls will be set up with Subject information for parents and students to view from 6.30pm, prior to a VCE/VCAL information session which will be held at 7.00pm in the Lecture Theatre.  Subject stalls will be available to view again after the info session for parents who are unable to make the earlier time slot.…

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The College UN Delegation:
From left to right:
Top Row: Kim, Lachlan, Cameron, Oskar and Marlyn
Bottom Row: Jenna, Catherine, Anya, Ashley and Emma

A United Nations experience for Year 10s

The Enhanced Year 10s have recently experienced international affairs in a simulated United Nations Conference held at Monash University. What is a Model United Nations? Model United Nations is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. In Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues on the organization’s agenda. While playing their roles as ambassadors, student “delegates”…

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State Finals here we come!

Pakenham Secondary College Chess students traveled to Berwick to play Cardinia’s regional chess tournament at Nossal high school. In the Open Secondary division Pakenham Secondary College took the gold and upset the hosts by 5 points. Danien Kho had the best score with 5 wins out of 7, followed by Victoria Hendrick (4), Tye Xu (3.5) and Amina Hussaini (3). The hosts managed to win the Middle Years division, with our College…

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