Welcome back to our staff and students for semester two. We are looking forward to a successful start to the semester with the addition of a number of new Year 11 students. We also welcome new teachers Nicholas Clerehan (English/EAL), Andrew Durrance (Business) and Ying Tong (Maths). We are looking forward to our new timetable structure which will maximise learning outcomes for our students. The term also started off with a successful assembly and a Pizza Day. Week one also involved an informative visit to Victoria University for the Tertiary Information Day. We thank management for the capital works improvements which included painting the classrooms, developing a new webpage for the College, and the creation of a new library for the benefit of our students.
CoderDojo is a network of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. Anyone aged seven to seventeen can visit a Dojo where they can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment.
CoderDojo is not curriculum based, so every Dojo covers different topics. In most Dojos you will need to bring a laptop.
You can search for a CoderDojo running near you here.
Larsen Jewellery recognises the need to support and educate young adults wishing to begin a career in jewellery, design or visual arts; or who wish to further their studies in a jewellery, design or visual arts related course.
The applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for the scholarship:
Applicant must display an interest and passion for jewellery, design or visual arts.
When it comes to your future path, the university you choose is as important, if not more important, than the course you choose. Uni choice can determine where you live, the facilities you use, who you learn from and the style of education. Here’s some tips on how to research unis beyond going to an open day.
If anything is possible and you had unlimited time, money, help, and skill, what would you engineer?
Think about your life, and the life of people around you, and show Engineers Australia what problem you can solve, or what idea you can come up with to make life easier. It could be big or small, helpful or fun, or a mix of these.
Draw, paint, build, or design your idea. You could use paints, pencils, PhotoShop, the CAD program, cardboard, or lego. It could be as simple as a quick sketch or as detailed as a technical drawing.
Share your idea for a chance to win an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.
If you’re currently studying Year 12 in Victoria, and applying for courses through VTAC for 2020, you’ll now be eligible to receive a course offer in December, just after your ATAR comes out. You’ll still be eligible in the existing offer rounds in January and February as well, but an extra December round provides you with the additional chance to receive a course offer.
Students from every other state will have places reserved in the January offer rounds so they won’t be disadvantaged, you’ll just have to wait a bit longer.
5 August – applications open
12 December – ATAR and VCE results released
14 December – change of preference closed for VCE and QCE students
18 December – offers released (and change of preferences open again)
20 December – change of preferences closes for 2019 (you’ll still have more chances to get offers and change preferences in 2020)