Senior School News – Issue 3

Year 11 students will be completing a two-day Student Driver Program
conducted by DECA in Shepparton. This is a terrific opportunity to gain valuable experience in learning to drive. The students will be accommodated overnight at Dookie College. Students will need to be at Galen College by 6.50 am on the date of departure so that they can be organised to leave by 7.00 am.
The Student Driver Program runs from 8.30 am until 5.00 pm each day. After completing the program, students will return to the College at approximately 6.20 pm on the second day. Students will be provided with dinner and breakfast at Dookie College. They should bring food they require for snacks and lunch on the first day. They will
require some money to purchase lunch on the second day of the camp. Students are required to bring pens or pencils for use in the classroom. The dates for the camps are listed. Please ensure all medical and permission forms are returned promptly.

• CAMP 1:   March 4/5 – VCE 11 (all)  VCE 12 (Surname A-J)   
• CAMP 2:   March 6/7 – VCE 14 (all)  VCE 12 (Surname K-W)   
• CAMP 3:   March 12/13 – VCE 15 (all)  VCE 13 (Surname A – Gibson)
• CAMP 4:   March 14/15 – VCE 9 (all)   VCE 13 (Surname Gilfuis – W)
• CAMP 5:   March 18/19 – VCE 8 (VCAL)
• CAMP 6:   March 20/21 – VCE 10

• At the recent Senior School Assembly, capably lead by Mrs. Kittel’s homeroom, the theme was, ‘New Year’s resolutions’ and students were encouraged to take a risk, become involved and to take responsibility. Additionally, congratulations were extended to Hazel Vaughan who designed the 2013 VCE/VCAL jumper. Harley Dalgeish a representative from Interchange gave an overview of the good work this organization continues to do. He invited the assembly to consider being volunteers with this program and distributed information packs to a number of students who are willing to assist. The swimming age group champions were presented with their medallions (see sport section). Some outstanding sporting achievements were also acknowledged, including the fact that Isaac Willett made 127 runs as opener for City Colts A grade to provide a sound foundation in their exciting win over Myrtleford.

• Year 11 students are encouraged to consider the following opportunity: The Rotary Murray-Darling School of Freshwater Research (RMDSFR) enables Year 11 students who live in and around the Murray-Darling Basin to experience activities that are inherent in the fields of freshwater research, conservation and the environment. Students work in teams for five days from Saturday 14th April – Thursday 19th April. One of the aims of the School is to introduce students to the process of scientific investigation and the role that research plays in living in a sustainable environment. By combining problem solving activities with intensive support and advice from staff from the three institutions, RMDFRC, La Trobe University and Charles Sturt University, the students gain a realistic and fun introduction to freshwater ecology, conservation and the environment. Please see Mr. Evans or Mr. Grogan if you are interested.

• Year 12 students have settled in a regular work routine as they negotiate initial assessment tasks and unit outcomes. Their responsible approach to silent study has been particularly pleasing. At the first Student Leadership meeting for the year, Tess Rowland was elected Secretary, Mick Raleigh Treasurer and Ruby Gardner-Russell and Zoe Levesque to be Publications Officers. The Leaders have already presented some great ideas for 2013.