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gang gang warrandyte high school Warrandyte High School Cnr Warrandyte & Alexander Roads, Warrandyte Telephone:9844 2749 Fax: 9844 1813 Email: email@example.com Homepage: www.warrandytehigh.vic.edu.au Principal: Dr Stephen Parkin Assistant Principal: Joseph Caruana
School Captains: Jasmine Grisold, Callum Khaw Issue 6 Term 2 2018
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 13 June Year 12 GAT Exam Wednesday 13 June Year 11 Kakadu Parent Information Evening Wednesday 20 June Year 11 Kakadu Camp Friday 29 June Last Day of Term 2 2:30 pm finish
From the Acting Assistant Principal
Andersons Creek grade 5 visit to Warrandyte High School
Recently we were delighted to host the Year 5 students from Andersons Creek Primary school here at Warrandyte High School. The students enjoyed a range of high school classes with Digital Technologies (robotics), Science and Food Technology all featuring in the morning program. The Year 5s were very excited to work with the Ozobots and learn how to use a microscope. They even had an opportunity to hold our school snake named Vick. It was fantastic offering them a taste of high school life here at Warrandyte High School. A collection of our current students were helpers on the day. They too did a fantastic job assisting with the lessons and they made wonderful tour guides. Year 9-12 examinations enhancing what students know
Students in Year 9-12 have been very busy studying for their mid-year exams. These are important in preparing students for not only their final VCE exams but for future study outside of secondary school. Teachers use both formative and summative assessment to accurately assess students learning. In most disciplines, there are specific bodies of knowledge that students are to learn. Exams enable teachers to test students breadth of understanding of these topics. There is also evidence that both studying for and sitting exams deepens learning. Studying is exercise for our brains. The process of searching through ones memory and retrieving the data strengthens our memory pathway. When students study they should not just passively read the material, they need to test themselves. At Warrandyte High School we have for many years had Elevate Education run study sessions with our year students. In Term 3 Elevate will be running study sessions with our Year 12s to fully prepare them for their final 2018 exams. There will also be sessions for our Year 7-9 students. Elevates team of dynamic and engaging presenters will be conducting a high impact Time Management seminar with Year 7, 8 and 9 students. The 75min seminars teach students how to develop a study routine, how to complete homework on time while balancing the demands of work that is due in the short and longer term. In essence teaching students how to prioritise. Designed to be interactive, the session aims to leave students energized, motivated and with a clear understanding of how to effectively put each skill to use.
Elevate has the following 4 simple steps to follow: 1. Set your goals for exams
2. Use your time effectively 3. Learn your notes 4. Practice (revision booklets provided by teachers/past papers etc)
They also recommend your study area should have:
A clean table/work area
A comfortable chair
Kakadu Tour 20 June 1 July All aboard
We are all very excited to soon head off on our annual Year 11 Kakadu trip. Stops this year include Cooper Pedy, Uluru, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs, Daly Waters, Katherine, Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park and Darwin.
Year 11 Unit 2 coursework
Just a reminder to those students not attending the camp. Year 11 classes will run during the Kakadu trip. During this time it is expected that students will begin unit 2 coursework in their subjects. Students attending the Kakadu trip will also need to complete this work prior to the commencement of next term.
Leigh Thomson Acting Assistant Principal
Careers Excursion to LATROBE UNIVERSITY 24/05/2018
Today the year twelves enjoyed an excursion to Latrobe University. Two friendly students guided us through the grounds, giving us an insight into university operations. We were shown through the
three-storey library, mock courtroom, gardens and many buildings filled with beanbags, expensive lab equipment and electronic whiteboards. It was fantastic to see the university alive with students
as it gave us a feel for what university is like. After our tour, we were ushered into a theatre along with many other VCE students. Here we listened to representatives from multiple universities
explain our options after school, access to student loans, scholarships and when and how we would be accepted into different courses. It was a very informative and useful presentation. We then had
the opportunity to speak to representatives from other Universities including RMIT, Monash and
Deakin. They gave us information booklets, pamphlets and other bits and bobs. Overall, today allowed us to have our questions answered and to see what Latrobe University had to offer.
Thank-you to Ms. Bloom, Mr. Gedge and Ms. Boodle for taking us and organising the outing.
Anya Tyssen Year 12
Kangan TAFE Experience
Our Year 10 students ventured out on a rather cold and wet day to experience TAFE at Kangan Institute Broadmeadows Campus. Students
enjoyed a variety of hands on workshops including Carpentry, Electrical,
Plumbing, Bakery, Music, Hospitality, Animal Studies and Horticulture.
This free excursion gave our students a
chance to get a feel for what TAFE has to offer, and students agreed it was an
interesting and worthwhile experience. Other campuses of Kangan offer
Automotive, Health, Nursing and Community Services, Fashion, Makeup and
Hairdressing, Interior Design, IT and Digital Design. Students are
encouraged to visit these campuses if their interests lie in these areas. Open Nights are held across all campuses - Broadmeadows,
Docklands, Moonee Ponds and Richmond. They start in June.
Simply Google Kangan Open Nights 2018 or see Ms Bloom for
The kind people at Kangan also provided a BBQ lunch for all their
visitors, which was much appreciated. A big thank you to all the
Year 10 participants who were so well behaved, and complemented by the Kangan staff.
August is Open Day Season
for the list of dates. Dont leave Open Day visits until Year 12!
Students and parents of all year levels can start to look this August, especially if you are in Years 9,10 or 11! You dont need to know what course you want to do or even if you want to go to uni,so
Why visit an Open Day?
Visiting an Australian University, TAFE or College on one of the student Open Days or info events is an excellent opportunity to get the answers to all the questions you have about your future study
Become Familiar with the Campus
An Open Day is a great way for you to get a feel for a place that could become your home away
from home for the next few years. Some university campuses can be large and scary places until you get to know them. Even a small, unfamiliar college can be intimidating until you visit and step
inside. "Getting to Know You" can be your theme song as you visit somewhere new at an Open Day
or info event.
Consider the Location and Travel
The location of a university or college relative to the student will determine travel times, modes of travel, and even housing if the student needs to move away from the family to attend. A slightly more
appealing university or course on the other side of the city which requires a 1.5 to 2 hour trip each way might not be as good overall as something slightly less appealing but only 30 to 40 minutes
away from where the student lives. Students can use the Open Day and info events to consider how the location, travel, living arrangements, and costs might impact on their study choices..
An Open Day or info event is the perfect time to find out about:- Degrees, diplomas, programs- Study options and pathways- Scholarships- Accommodation and living costs- Clubs and societies- Student
life and facilities- Campus Tour- And much, much more
Talk to People
An Open Day is a great time to talk to:- Current and past students- Academic and administrative staff
Experience and Enjoy
You can also experience and enjoy:- Lectures and demonstrations-
Interactive and immersive activities- Live music and performers-
Barbeques and other food- Free balloons and other stuff! (an Open Day essential)
10 Things to do at an Open Day
1: Get There Early
Two main reasons for getting to an Open Day early are that firstly there will be a lot of things to cover and secondly a lot of future students will be there wanting to cover them so things could get
busy. Get there early, get things done, and then enjoy yourself.
2: Wear Comfortable Walking Shoes
University campuses can cover a huge area so you need to be prepared for a long day of walking and standing as you explore what's on offer. Comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate
clothing are what's required.
3: Don't Be Too Dazzled or Overwhelmed
There can be a lo