|The Mountain Ear
Term 3 Issue 26   September 12th 2003
Our interschool athletes represented the College at the annual OMDSSSA Athletics in Albury on Wednesday. Reports I have received indicate our students were excellent ambassadors for our school. Well done to all members of our team, and to those staff who volunteered time to make the trip possible. A full report of results appears elsewhere in this newsletter
Students in years 10 and 11 have been receiving advice and counselling regarding their choice of VCE courses during the past weeks, and planning for the 2004 curriculum is now well under way. Information sessions for parents of students entering, or continuing with VCE studies, will be held early in the new term. Similar information sessions will also be held for parents of years 7- 9 students to assist their understanding of our Middle School course selection procedures.
Parents and students are reminded that our College is a Sunsmart school. Each year in terms 1 and 4 our Sunsmart policy requires students to wear a broad-brimmed hat whenever they are out in the sun, including during sport or PE classes, and including recess and lunch breaks. Parents are asked to assist us by ensuring students attend school next term with an appropriate broad-brimmed hat.
We mentioned last week that the College may be affected by statewide Stopwork action by teachers next Wednesday. Should school programs be affected by the proposed industrial action, parents will receive notification through their children on Monday.
Term 3 will finish next Friday. Students will be dismissed from the College at 2.30pm. Term 4 will commence on Monday October 6th.
Ray Waller,  Principal
BLACK WITH A SPLASH!
“Thumper” alias Charlie Timma ready for action on ‘Black with a Splash’ day.
|Unit Name  Task Due|
EN08 year 8 Spelling and short story write up EN09 Year9 wide reading & various books EN10 Year10 wide reading & various books EN12 Writers Workshop Short story (drafting and final) W8 LOTE Year 7 Vocab. Lists for 5-7 mins, 3 nights per week, vocab. testing weekly LO01 Continuing Indo. Vocab. Lists for 5-7 mins, 3 nights per week, vocab. testing weekly LO03 Intermediate Indo. Vocab. Lists for 5-7 mins, 3 nights per week, vocab. testing weekly LO05 Advanced Indo. Vocab. Lists for 5-7 mins, 3 nights per week, vocab. testing weekly MA Years 7-10 Maths Weekly Mathsmate sheet due each Friday SE01 European Studies Current Affairs Summary 12/9 SE14 Future Directions Letters of Application 8/9 SC22 Forensic Science Solving a Crime 12/9 SC10 Chemical Change Homework Sheet Due 12/9 SC15 Simple Machines Engine Type/Under bonnet check 17/9 CM Your Future Wealth Coverage of the Stock Market Wk10 TF08 Food 2003 & Beyond Tenancy 11/9
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ASSSTC SKIERS
Having been awarded the Division A winning trophy on
Friday, we were unfortunately told on Monday that
there had been a recount and we had lost by 1 point.
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS
Each year approximately 160 scholarships (ranging in value from $200 to $1900 per year) are awarded to primary and secondary students. The scholarships are available for any student achieving outstanding academic results. Provision is also made for some scholarships to be allocated to students with outstanding academic results and whose parents are eligible for the Education Maintenance Allowance.
Some of the scholarships currently available include:
- approximately thirty-nine scholarships valued at $600 for students from year 7 to 12
- a scholarships for year 10 Koorie students
- scholarships for year 12 students (which provide financial assistance for the full length of any university course) and,
- scholarships for students about to commence year 11 or 12 for the final years of school and tenable for the course of teacher training. Students applying for this scholarship are requested to advise the Department’s Student Scholarship Coordinator that they have been recommended by a panel composed of the school council president, principal and assistant principal.
A detailed description of the scholarships is available from the Department of Education and Training’s website at https://www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/scholarships
The closing date for most scholarships is 31 Dec 2003..
SUBMISSION OF WORK TRIAL
Over the course of this year, our teachers have become increasingly concerned about student attitudes towards submitting homework, so we have decided to trial a universal set of rules.
This will be trialled from now.
Year ll: Submission of late work. For work which MUST be submitted with AT LEAST a week’s notice DUE DATE = Possible ‘A’ can be gained 1 class late Possible ‘B’ can be gained 2 classes late Possible ‘C’ can be gained 3 classes late Possible ‘D’ can be gained 4 classes late Possible ‘E’ can be gained Year 9 & 10: Submission of late work. For work which MUST be submitted with AT LEAST a week’s notice. DUE DATE = Possible ‘A’ can be gained 1 class late Possible ‘B’ can be gained 2 classes late Possible ‘C’ can be gained 3 classes late Possible ‘D’ can be gained.
Year 7 students Teagan Whitehouse, Emma Brew, Tamara Furey and Stephanie Hedt enjoying a book during literacy week.
On Wednesday of this week a large group of our athletes competed in at the OMSSSDA Athletics in Albury . Well done to all competitors. The following students were successful in their events and will go on to compete at the next round in the Eastern Zones on Thursday October 9th:
Evan Van Der Ploeg U21 3000m & 1500m Liana Lee U15 Triple,Long jump Nathan Cooper U16 100 & 200m Cheyne Van Krieken U16 Triple jump Kelli Prime U15 800m & Discus Neil Van Der Ploeg U16 800m & 1500m Julia Mitas U16 High Jump Ian Bottomley U21 800m & 400m Keiran Gregory U16 200m Mark Van Der Ploeg U21 Triple Jump Alice Bellingham U15 Shot Put Harley Preston U17 Shot Put Paul Van Der Ploeg U14 Triple Jump Melissa Gentile U16 Javelin Under 21 boys Relay 100m x 4, Jason G,Evan V, Andrew H,Ian B
In Overall age results the U16 & U21 boys came 2nd and Liana Lee was 4th in the U15, while Keiran Gregory and Cheyne Van Krieken were both 5th in the U16 age group.
ATTENTION ALL DANCE LOVERS
This Friday 12th September, a dance party created by year 10 students will be held at The Hanger, La Trobe University, Parkers Road, Wodonga. Supported and run by the Albury/Wodonga YWCA, the dance party is a fundraiser for disadvantaged young people in the area. Ages from 14 to 20 years, starting 7.30pm until 2.00am. Tickets cost $8 prepaid or bought for $12 at the door. Prepaid tickts can be collected from the Wodonga YWCA or The Hanger at La Trobe Uni. No entry without covered up shoes. No drugs or alcohol permitted.
ANNUAL ALPINE SHIRE YOUTH COUNCIL AWARDS
The award night is being held this Friday 12th September starting at 7.30pm at the Bright Entertainment Centre. The event was a great night last year, celebrating the achievements of not only our students but those of the Alpine Shire.
See them in Shepparton on October 18th at the North Eastern Battle of the Bands.
New EP out late October.
NBP Website: www.nobodysperfict.live.com.au
1ST MOUNT BEAUTY SCOUT TROOP
Scouts will resume on Monday 6th October meeting from 7.30pm - 9.00pm at the Mount Beauty Scout Hall. Any enquiries to Ian Hall on 57 544 412
We have it from reliable sources that the 4ths have a very good chance of winning the Grand Final this weekend at Sandy Creek. Anyone thinking about going along to support will need to be there bright and early as the game against Kiewa is due to start at 8.45am. Good Luck ! Congratulations to Frank Iaria on being the Club’s Best and Fairest in the thirds and Paul Cooper on being runner up. The Seniors will also be playing in the Grand Final this weekend against Mitta, so Go Bombers!
Year 12 Year 12 students have less than 20 days of secondary school classes remaining.
In that time they need to complete their tertiary selections for 2004. The closing date for timely applications is September 30th. Students who apply after that date will have to pay $40 rather than $16. Parents who feel they would like to discuss matters relating to tertiary courses, accommodation issues, costs, scholarships etc should not hesitate to contact either Mr Bottomley or Mrs Pike before the end of term.
FORMER STUDENT NEWS
Congratulations to former student Lauretta Alfieri who has recently been awarded ‘outstanding learner of the year’ at the Goulburn Ovens Murray Regional Awards.
Lauretta has been offered a traineeship at the Mt Beauty Neighbourhood Centre following on from her involvement in programs offered at the Centre.
AUSTRALIAN GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE
“A Career Day for High School Students highlighting exciting careers within the Interactive Entertainment Industry”.
Find a career and employment opportunities at the only career market day exclusively for the interactive entertainment industry!
Meet with industry companies and visit their expo booth including Whispering Tree Studios, ATI Technologies, Inte Discreet and nVidia.
When: Thursday 20th November 2003
Where: Level 3, Melbourne Convention Centre, cnr Siddeley and Flinders Streets, Melbourne Vic 8005
Time: 0900 - 1730 hrs
Who can attend?: Years 9-12 High School Students (boys & girls), teachers and parents, anyone interested in starting a career in the interactive entertainment/computer game development industry.
Admission is Free (all attendees must pre register. No registration at the door).
Registration Deadline: 13th November, 2003
Anyone interested must contact Mr Bottomley so he can register your name.