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Wanganui Park Secondary College
19th February 2015
No. 2
P.O. Box 4010
SHEPPARTON
3632
Principal:
Ken Murray
Assistant Principals:
Xavier Tanner
Gerry Vecchio
Nancy Harcourt
Telephone:
Excursion:
Website:
Email:
58209900
Absence: 58209977
58209988
Fax:
58209900
www.wanganuipsc.vic.edu.au
[email protected]
“Self Portrait” by Jay Franks-Curtis
Our College Captains for 2015
From left to right: Andy Burkitt (College Vice-Captain), Travis Sleeth (College Captain),
Maddison Holness (College Captain), Alicia Flegeltaub (College Vice-Captain).
(Our apologies for the errors in the previous edition of Newslink)
The Principal Report – 19th February 2015
BUS LOOP
The bus loop at the back of the school was set up to remove buses from the front of the school for safety
reasons. Parents who drop off or collect their children before and after school can do so at the front or along
Packham Street where there is plenty of room. However, some parents are beginning to drive into the bus
loop causing problems for arriving and departing buses. The bus loop is restricted to buses only so can I ask
parents to refrain from driving into the bus loop for safety reasons. Any concerns, please contact Mr Tanner.
COLLEGE LEADERS INVESTITURE ASSEMBLY
On Tuesday 24th February, 2015 we will officially acknowledge and welcome our student leaders into their
roles for 2015. Our College Captains are Maddison Holness and Travis Sleeth and our Vice Captains are
Alicia Flegeltaub and Andy Burkitt. Also recognised at the assembly will be our House Captains and Vice
Captains who today are demonstrating their leadership qualities at the school swimming sports.
Bates
House Captain
Ashleigh Douch
Rory Teasdale
Vice Captain
Abbey Walker
Brennan Swift
Chisholm
House Captain
Vice Captain
Kenny
House Captain
Vice Captain
Melba
House Captain
Vice Captain
Tayla Wood
Dominic Debnam
Rhianna Buis-Kerr
Kyle McKenzie
Megan Lock
Tait Collins
Taylor Rokahr
Brendan Crouch
Hannah O’Meara
Simon Schippl
Fiona Forrester
Kaspar Lucattini
Our special guest will be Aiden Blizzard who attended Wanganui Park Secondary College until he graduated
in 2002. Aiden has gained much recognition as a cricketer, recently playing with Sydney Thunder in the Big
Bash Series and he has also represented Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia in state teams.
YEAR 7 BBQ
On Monday evening, we held the Year 7 BBQ to welcome new students and their families to our school
community. This was a well-attended event, providing parents and guardians with the opportunity to meet
the teachers of their children. The Peer Education Students did a terrific job in welcoming parents and
students, and thanks also to everyone who has helped our Year 7 students make such a smooth transition to
our school.
Ken Murray
Principal
Nancy Harcourt
Assistant Principal
Xavier Tanner
Assistant Principal
Gerry Vecchio
Assistant Principal
CALENDAR
FEBRUARY
23rd
Year 12 Study Day
Outdoor Ed Unit 3 Coast Camp – Angelsea leaves
24th
Back up day WPSC Swimming Sports
Outdoor Ed Unit 3 Coast Camp – Angelsea returns
Year 10 Keys Please 9am – 10.30am
27th
GMDSSV Swimming Sports
MARCH
3rd
Wilson’s Prom Hike – Unit 1- depart (returns 6th March)
GMDSSV Swimming Sports (Back Up day)
Day 1 GMDSSV Senior Summers Sports
Year 10 Keys Please – 9am – 10.30am
Canteen Roster
Monday Feb 23
Paula Gullick
Deidre Laby
Virginia Trewin
Monday Mar 02
Janet Judd
Jenny Mallamaci
Tuesday Feb 24
Lisa Martin
Rhonda Marino
Greg Barr
Tuesday Mar 03
Donna McNab
Ros McPherson
Wednesday Feb
25
Jo Watters
Julieanne Gee
Wednesday Mar
04
Belinda Gribble
Pauline Lancaster
Thursday Feb 26
Val Hawtin
Fiona Hughes
Friday Feb 27
Tracey Opie
Narelle Maxted
Thursday Mar 05
Friday Mar 06
Therese
Nicholson
Janelle Pottenger
Mary Macgill
Moniqua Wright
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GREEN
Everyday foods
Eat most of these
WANGANUI PARK SECONDARY COLLEGE
CANTEEN MENU AND PRICES
SUMMER – 2014-2015
AMBER
Select carefully
Limit these foods
Lunches can be ordered from 8.30am until Home
Group, and also at recess.
Orders are made at the front counter on bags
provided.
Benefits of ordering: Students are guaranteed they
won’t miss out, and have the opportunity of ordering
what they really want.
RED
Occasional
Once or twice per term
ROLLS AND SANDWICHES
Served on wholemeal or white if ordered
Mixed sandwiches
Ham only
Chicken only
Salad only
Ham and salad
Chicken and salad
Tuna & Salad Roll
Hot Savoury Roll with cheese
Hot Wholemeal Roll with cheese
SINGLE FILLING
4.00
3.30
3.60
3.60
4.00
4.00
4.00
2.00
1.20
2.40
eg Vegemite, Cheese, Peanut Butter, Tomato
 AVAILABLE TUESDAY - FRIDAY
Chicken & Salad Wrap
4.00
Chicken & Caesar Wrap
4.00
4.00
Salad Plate *
4.00
Sushi (G) *
4.00
Chicken & Pear Caesar Salad *
4.00
Mediterranean Rice Salad *
4.00
Greek Style Couscous Salad *
AVAILABLE DAILY (ORDER ONLY)
Ham, Cheese ,Tomato Focaccia
Ham, Cheese, Pineapple Focaccia
Chicken & Avocado Focaccia
Mediterranean Falafel Wrap
Fried Rice – Veg
Pasta
Honey Soy Chicken Risoni
Singapore Noodles
HOT SPECIALS
3.80
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
1 VARIETY EVERY DAY – CHECK BOARD
Monday - Hot Chicken Wraps
Tuesday – Wedges Sour Cream & Chilli Sauce
Wednesday Chilli Chicken Burger
Thursday – Baked Potato – order only
Order from Available Daily List
Friday – Chicken Burger Plain
Chicken Burger Hawaiian
SNACKS
Fruit (per piece)
Grapes (when available)
Savoury Roll
Hedgehog
Muffin – Blueberry & Apple)
Muffin – Pear & Raspberry
Muffin – Cheeky Chocolate
Muffin - Jaffa
Coffee Scrolls
Yoghurt Thick & Creamy (LOW FAT)
Yoghurt & Peaches
Yoghurt & Strawberries) (seasonal)
Fruit Salad
Watermelon (seasonal)
Salada and Cheese
Rice Crackers
Salada
Dip – Sweet Chilli
Celery,Carrot & Cheese Sticks
Popcorn
Chips, J &J’s
DRINKS
Nippies Low Fat Milk
Dairy Farmers Iced Coffee
Big M – Choc)
Big M – Strawberry
All Iced Tea – Nestea – Lemon, Peach,
4.00
4.00
4.00
Mango-Pineapple, Lemon-Lime
4.00
Pump Water - Plain
Bottled Water
Toasted Sandwiches – 40c extra
3.50
.60
.80
1.60
1.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.20
1.50
2.00
2.20
3.50
.50
.80
.40
.40
.60
.80
1.00
1.00
Just Juice Assorted Flavours
Berri Juice - Apple, Apple & Blackcurrant
Orange & Tropical Flavours
2.10
2.60
2.60
2.60
2.70
1.50
2.10
2.50
2.00
4.00
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EMA Changes in 2015
As part of a change to Education funding from 2015, funding previously allocated to the Education Maintenance
Allowance (EMA) program will now be redirected to schools, which means there is no EMA available in 2015.
Schools will now be responsible for ensuring that students, who previously attracted the EMA, are supported to
participate fully at school. Schools have complete flexibility, within their annual budgets, to address the specific
needs of their students, and provide additional support, as required. This new approach will see a change in the way
the previous EMA funding is allocated.
Having considered this change of policy, the 4 Shepparton Secondary schools have developed a policy that will
continue support to families who were previously eligible for the EMA. This new policy is very similar in its
operation and in summary includes:
1. Families who hold a current Health Care Card are eligible;
2. Support up to $250 per eligible student provided;
3. Application form to be completed at the school;
At Wanganui Park Secondary College we have called this new program Wanganui Education Funding Allowance –
WEFA. Details of the new WEFA program are below.
WEFA Eligibility:
Wanganui Education Funding Allowance – (WEFA) has been established to provide financial assistance to all students
whose family holds a current Health Care Card or Pension concession card, or for Foster families. This allowance is to
be provided for all eligible students up to the age of 16. All registrations for the program close on 28th February in the
relevant school year.
The eligibility date of 28th Feb is the Education Department’s student census date. The school is only funded for
students that are attending the school on that date.
Payment Amount:
An amount of $250 per eligible student will be allocated under the WEFA program for 2015, which is to be allocated
on a dollar for dollar basis.
For students who turn 16 during the year, a pro-rata payment will be calculated on the number of months up to and
including the month of their birthday.
To Access funds through WEFA
Application forms are available from the main school office. Once registered for the program, parents will be able to
access their allocated amount on a dollar for dollar basis of funds paid to the school for school charges, materials for
programs, excursions and camps.
The following priority for crediting funds has been approved by the School Council:
1. Year 7 Camp (if applicable)
2. Compulsory bookstall purchases, e.g. ear protection, combination locks etc
3. Materials for Program including excursions
4. School charged activities and transport
5. School Diary (if applicable)
6. Parent Funded Materials
7. Optional camps and activities
THE SCHOOL MUST BE NOTIFIED WHEN MAKING ANY ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS SO WEFA
CREDITS CAN BE APPLIED AGAINST YOUR FAMILY STATEMENT
Please contact the office if you have any queries.
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From the Finance Desk……………
If you have any queries regarding your Statement please contact the Office on 58 209900.
Parents with students in VMG (Year 8 – 10) will receive a further charge for Subject Levies
(Materials/Programs) in Semester 2 as students will change subjects at this time.
If you wish to pay by Instalments – These instalments do not include individual subject levies for students in
VMG. Subject levies (Materials/Programs) need to be finalised first in order for students to attend any
excursions.
Year
Level
1st
Instalment
Term 1 Feb
7
7 Camp
8
9
10
11
12
200
265
171
190
190
190
190
2nd
Instalment
Term 2
April
100
3rd
Instalment
Term 3
July
40
70
70
80
70
70
50
47
50
51
45
ANNUAL SCHOOL MAGAZINE
All students have been charged a School Magazine this year. This is a voluntary purchase and will be
removed at the end of the year if not required.
If you wish to pay for something specific via BPay please contact the office and advise.
Any TAFE payments made by BPay – Again contact the office and advise.
SECONDARY SCHOOL VACCINE PROGRAM
Transfer of contact information to local council
Dear parent/carer,
The secondary school vaccine program helps ensure students and communities are protected from
diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, human papillomavirus and chicken pox.
Local councils deliver the program and schools distribute the vaccine consent forms.
Recently the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 were amended to authorise schools to release
parent and student information to local councils so that councils can follow up with parents after the consent
forms have been distributed.
This means that we will provide your local council with your contact details and a local council
representative may contact you with vaccine program information. If you do not wish for your
details to be provided to your local council, please advise me in writing before close of business 28
February 2015.
If you are unable to contact me by the above date you will need to contact the officer responsible for the
vaccine program at your local council in the event that you have queries about your contact details.
Every day immunisation saves lives and makes it possible for Victorians to live free from the illness and the
disability caused by many infectious diseases. All Victorian secondary students can receive these vaccines
for free through the school-based program.
The next step will be to return the student’s vaccine consent forms to the school. Without returning a
consent form, a student may miss the opportunity to be vaccinated. It is important the consent forms are
completed and returned to the school, regardless of whether you agree that the student will be vaccinated
or not as part of the school-based program.
For further information please go to the following link:
 http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/contact/Pages/complainschool.aspx
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New Reports 2015………..
At the end of this semester, both students and parents will receive a new look report.
Consultation with students, parents and staff has led to the decision to dispense with the previously mandated AusVELS
report and grading system.
The new report will comprise:
• a description of the learning outcomes, rated on the frequency of demonstration e.g. Consistently, Usually,
Sometimes, Rarely
• a set of assessment tasks graded A+-E/UG where A+= Outstanding (90% or more) A= Excellent etc
• a shorter comment that will focus on progress shown or areas for improvement.
The reports will still include the AusVELS summary graph indicating progress against the F-10 continuum.
We will continue to provide three cycles of Student Performance Average (SPA) reports each semester. Cycle 1 will be
available on the Parent Portal on Monday 16th March.
In addition, we are trialling the provision of more frequent but brief online feedback once in each SPA cycle.
Over the next three weeks, staff will be providing a comment or a result for each student. Unfortunately, the Xuno
system does not provide an easy method of notifying parents when feedback has been posted. We suggest that parents
might make a practice of simply checking the My Learning section on the Parent Portal once a week.
We also look forward to seeing parents at the Parent Teacher interview sessions on Thursday 26 th March (5.008.00pm) and Friday 27th March (9.00-12.00).
We look forward to your feedback on both the online and end of semester assessment and reporting.
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Latest from the Library ……………..
Welcome back to another school year  we are looking forward to seeing lots of students in the Library.
We are open before school from 8.30 and after school until 4 o’clock. We are closed at recess and the first 20 minutes of
lunch but open for the last 40 minutes of lunchtimes. Students can come in at these times to read magazines and books,
borrow, play board games, print out work or use the computers for school work.
Any student who borrowed books to use over the holidays, please return these now. If you need to reborrow them, just
come and see us. Students can borrow up to four books (this includes class set novels) for two weeks at a time as long
as they have no overdues. If books become overdue, there is a list which goes out to Homegroups each week as a
reminder. The books in our school ebook library are handy – they return themselves automatically!
You can access the library catalogue, our ebook library, World Book encyclopedia and many other resources via our
webpage, located via the tab on the school’s intranet page.
All Year 7 students will be having Library orientation sessions with their English/History class in the next couple of
weeks, and have a chance to borrow as well. They will be introduced to the Library webpage and our ebook process;
they will be emailed their username and password for this by the end of February.
Now the hot weather is here it is the perfect time to sit in an air-conditioned room and read!
Students can borrow up to four books at a time for a two week loan period, but can be reborrowed if needed.
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Technology / Textiles News……………
Knit for your Neighbour
This semester students from Textiles and Creative Textiles will be knitting a range of
products for village children in Northern Laos.
During the three-week project, students will learn to knit plain or patterned squares,
which will be assembled into a blanket. They can also choose to knit a garter-stitch hat.
Both products will be greatly appreciated by hill-tribe children, as the weather is often
very cold, even though they live in a tropical environment.
Students from Level 1 and 3 will take part in Our Wool in Schools project, sponsored by:
AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY SPINNERS. They will kindly donate wool and equipment to
allow students to participate in this ‘giving and sharing’ activity.
If parents would like to participate in this project I will be happy to forward the patterns
supplied by Australian Country Spinners.
Any spare pure wool would also be appreciated.
This year I hope to take the completed products to Laos during the September holidays.
Regards, and looking forward to your participation.
Brenda O'Brien
Textiles
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A group of Wanganui students choose an innovative approach to filling in a maths worksheet during an
excursion to IGA.
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Japanese Culture Corner
Setsubun - Bean Throwing Festival
Japanese Culture came alive in
Year 7D and 7F classroom earlier
this month with students learning
about the Setsubun festival.
Setsubun is the first day of spring
according to the old Japanese
calendar. On this day, there is a custom of throwing roasted soybeans while chanting “In with fortune! Out with evil!” This
is done in order to prevent ogres from entering one’s house.
Students made their own Oni (bad spirit) mask and went outside to throw beans, chanting
“Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!” There was no shortage of volunteers to play the role of ‘oni’ and
have beans thrown at them.
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What’s happening in P.E.?.................................
Open Water Experience:
Four Year 8 PE classes participated in a range of water activities where they learnt first-hand the
potential dangers associated with water. The students were taught skills and techniques to keep
themselves and others safe when around water. These activities were provided by Life Saving
Victoria. Activities included boogie boarding, life
saving techniques, life jacket safety and correct use
of equipment. Not all the activities were practical;
group discussions were held out of the water where
correct techniques in an emergency were
demonstrated and practised.
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WHAT’S NEWS IN SCIENCE
THE FOCUS OF THIS EDITION IS THE LEARNING THAT TAKES PLACE WHEN STUDENTS ATTEND
EXCURSIONS AND CAMPS…..
Beyond the Classroom Walls- Making It Real!
Year 11 students who are studying Science subjects and would like to experience even more of this
fascinating field, are invited to apply for selection in the 2016 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF).
The NYSF is a twelve-day intensive residential program held in January in Canberra. It is a unique program
that offers students entering their final year of secondary school the opportunity to learn about study options
in the diverse field of science, engineering and technology.
Students live on campus as university students, gain an insider’s perspective of campus life, and experience
real Science, working with scientists at a range of laboratories and workshops in the field. They talk with
researchers, and build life-long professional and personal networks.
Ms Utber has brochures and postcards if you are interested, but please visit the NYSF website, nysf.edu.au
for more information.
YEAR 11 BIOLOGY, QUEENSCLIFF FIELD TRIP
This week has seen two Year 11 classes out-and-about investigating the relationship between adaptations
and the distribution of organisms that live in an environment very different to that found in Shepparton.
Students travelled to an intertidal zone at Barwon Heads and performed transect and quadrat sampling
procedures, then went to the Department of Primary Industry where they had an opportunity to “touch and
feel” and get up close with inhabitants of the intertidal zone. Next up, was a dissection laboratory session
where the tubeworm (that white stuff on rocks that most people think is bird poop) was investigated in terms
of its behavioral, structural and physiological adaptations to life living in a colony. The evening saw walks
on the beach, pizza and fish N chips and several students cooked their own meals in the Dive Centre
accommodation. An early start to the next morning saw us aboard the Kyuna on a two hour marine cruise,
where students were able to perform an analysis of life on the bottom of Westernport Bay, watch (and smell)
male Australian fur seals and thrill in the antics of a pod of dolphins that decided to play with our boat.
Several students, including our Japanese exchange student, had never experienced the Australian coastline
before and the look of wonder on their faces was a sheer delight to witness. It was a reminder of the value to
be gained from taking the learning beyond the classroom!
Many thanks to accompanying teachers, Matt Provan and Marcus Varley, for their time and contributions to
ensuring that the Biology Queenscliff Field Trip remains a highlight of the experiences of WPSC Biology
students.
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Pictured below are some of the participants from Ms Utber’s class:
Yes, the trip
included some
down time and a
serving of“death by
chocolate”
pancakes.
YEAR 12 PSYCHOLOGY
Last Friday students from the Year 12 psychology classes were given the opportunity to visit the Dax Centre
and the Epworth Sleep Centre in order to gain further knowledge about sleep and mental health. The Dax
Centre features artworks from patients with experience of mental illness or emotional trauma collected by
Dr Eric Cunningham Dax dated back to as far as the 1950’s. We visited an exhibition called “Raw Emotion”
which provided us with an insight to the way people with a mental illness feel. We also listened to guest
speakers who informed us of the way the brain works and what it is like to
have a mental illness. We then visited the Epworth Sleep Centre, which
specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. I was given
the opportunity to wear an EEG (electroencephalograph), which
measured my brainwaves to determine what state of consciousness I was
experiencing. In total, it was a fun trip and importantly provided us with a
lot more knowledge about mental illness and sleep.
Paragraph written by Maddy Holness who is pictured with Alicia
Flegeltaub
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Year 12 Chemistry Excursion…………
On Thursday February 12th, 25 Year 12 VCE
Chemistry students climbed aboard a bus for a lazy
trip to the Chemistry Department at the University
of Melbourne. The students were able to use highly
sensitive (and expensive) analytical equipment to
analyse consumer products for particular
chemicals, such as the amount of caffeine in Coke
and the amount of alcohol in wine. The group was
broken up into smaller groups and each was
allocated to work on a piece of equipment. The
equipment on offer included an Atomic Absorption
Spectrophotometer (AAS); an UV-Visible
Spectrophotometer; a Gas-Liquid Chromatograph
(GLC); and a High Performance Liquid
Chromatograph (HPLC). Also present were
students from a metropolitan school, with whom the WPSC students worked well. The main purposes of the day were to
improve the students’ understanding of the application of theory to a practical situation (something that is very difficult to
do without doing the ‘hands on work’) and to collect some primary data for use with their SAC task. The central aims of
the day were achieved, with the students showing they were able to make the connection between what they had
learned in Shepparton and the interpretation of the data they gained from instruments. For some, the day was a bit of an
eye opener as they realised they knew as much, if not more, than the kids from the other school.
Many thanks to:
 Harry (from Fords) who steered the bus through the traffic and got us there and back safely;
 Jayne Moule (our lab. tech.) who gave up her day to come with us as a supervisor;
 Mick Moylan, the Outreach fellow at the University of Melbourne who organised the day; and
 The kids – they were a great advertisement for our school
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2015 WPSC - PROPOSED CAMPS & ESTIMATED COSTS
All VMG and Year 11 students should have received a camp application form in home group. Copies are
available at the main office for any forms that were lost or washed.
Below is some information on each of the proposed camps for 2015:
NOTE THAT THE COSTS ARE ESTIMATES – FINAL COSTS MAY NOT BE KNOWN UNTIL TWO MONTHS BEFORE
THE CAMP.
CAMP
YEAR LEVEL DATES
Deposit
Extras
VMG Ski Camp at Mt Hotham Year 9 & 10
2nd August- 7th
(5 days skiing)
August
Tasmania Tour (5 days)
Year 9 and 10 11th-16th October $750
$300
$200
snacks +ski
clothing
Snacks
Year 8 Adventure Camp
Year 8 only
7-11th December $620
$200
Snacks
$40
Great Ocean Walk Base Camp
Walk
Tasmania Overland TrackBushwalk
Great Victorian Bike Ride
VMG
7-11th December $160
2015
7-11th December $650
$50
$35
$200
Snacks and
3 meals
All food
28th Nov-2nd Dec
$100
Snacks
$50
Year 9, 10 or
11
9 or 10
Estimated
2015 cost
$900
$550
Cost of
extras
$100
$100
$100
Planning ahead? ……..
The camps listed below are planned for 2016 together with the VMG Ski Camp, the Great Ocean Road Base
Camp and the Year 8 Adventure Camp.
Camp
Year level
Cost in 2014
Extras
Central Australia Tour
Year 9 to
Year 10
$990
Snacks +
some food
$1200
All food
Whitsundays Sailing Camp
Year 9 to
Sailing Camp – flying to
Year 12
Proserpine and sailing at the
Whitsunday Islands - 6 days
sailing.
YR 7 Camp………..
A reminder to all Year 7 families that the Year 7 Camp is coming up in March.
Please organise your payment of $265.00 to the Main Office by.6th March 2015.
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FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE CAMPS PROPOSED FOR 2015 & 2016
TASMANIA TOUR
DATE: October 11th-16th 2015
ACCOMMODATION: Cabins
TRANSPORT: Bus and Boat
LOCATION: Tasmania
ACTIVITIES: Sightseeing & travel.
AIMS: To mix with other students and to gain new
historical perspectives and visit sites in Tasmania
EXTRA COSTS: snacks and souvenirs
LENGTH: 5 days YEARS: 9 & 10
MAXIMUM NUMBERS: 44
DEPOSIT $350, FULL COST: approx $780
YEAR 8 ADVENTURE CAMP
DATE: 7-11th December 2015
VENUE: Anglesea
ACCOMMODATION: Camp Wilkin - Cabins
ACTIVITIES: Surfing, snorkeling, bike riding, initiative
activities, surf carnival, short bushwalks, beach walking,
and sight-seeing.
AIMS: To: To mix with other students, to try new
activities and develop new skills.
EXTRA COSTS: snacks
LENGTH: 5 days
MAXIMUM NUMBERS: 90
YEAR: 8 only
DEPOSIT: $200, FULL COST: approx $600
GREAT OCEAN BASE CAMP
DATE: December 7-11th December 2015
VENUE: Great Ocean Walk past Apollo Bay.
ACCOMMODATION: Tents
ACTIVITIES: Walking, swimming and camping
AIMS: Fitness and to see a new area
EXTRA COSTS: snacks
LENGTH: 5 days
MAXIMUM NUMBERS: 15
YEAR: VMG
DEPOSIT: $50, FULL COST: approx $200
SKI CAMP
DATE: 3rd- 7th August 2015
VENUE: Mt Hotham
ACCOMMODATION: Lodge above snow line
ACTIVITIES: Downhill skiing or boarding for
total beginners and if room more
experienced skiers
AIMS: Learn new skills, challenge, experience
a different environment.
EXTRA COSTS: ski clothing and snacks
YEARS: 8, 9 & 10
LENGTH: 5 days of skiing
MAXIMUM NUMBERS: 30
DEPOSIT: $300, FULL COST: approx $950
GREAT VICTORIAN BIKE RIDE
Date: 28th Nov- Wed 2nd December 2015
Venue: Explore Victoria’s goldfield region
from Ballarat to Bendigo.
Activities: Riding and Camping
Extra costs: snacks
Year: 9 &10
Max Numbers: 15
Deposit: $100 Full cost approx $550
OVERLAND TRACK- TASMANIA
Date: December 2015
Venue: Overland Track Tasmania
Accommodation: Tents and Huts along the
track
Activities: Bushwalking and camping
Aims: To experience some of the most scenic
walking tracks in Australia.
Extra Costs: All food
Transport: Plane and Bus
Year: 9, 10 or 11.
Deposit: $200 full cost approx. $650
*If you have any questions about the camps please contact Kaitlyn Souter on 58209900 or via email
[email protected]
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2014 Year 8 camp………….
Our Year 8 is based at Camp Wilkin in Anglesea. The students enjoyed a week long camp full of adventure
and fun, learning how to surf and paddle.
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“Feel good” story from one of our students………….
Jasper Watts is currently in Year 8 at WPSC. Jasper decided three years ago, whilst in Grade 6, to
sponsor a Bengal Tiger called Kamrita. Jasper has been giving up a quarter of his pocket money to
sponsor Kamrita ever since. A few months ago, Jasper received the worrying news that his tiger
had gone missing. Video traps and electronic tracking were put in place and the wait for a sighting
began. Kamrita was finally sighted, eleven weeks later with a baby cub at her side, much to
Jasper’s relief.
For more information about adopting an endangered species contact World Wildlife Fund - WWF wwf.org.au
MEREYULA CLINIC @ WPSC
New Free Nurse Practitioner Service
Ronald Ford Room Visy Centre (next to Waighties office)
Walk in appointments or bookings through Wellbeing.
Sexual Health related information and support.
Referral to Specialist Services.
General Health Advice.
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Interested In The Defence Force,
Or Just Want To Try Something New?
Then Join the Australian Air Force Cadets!
419 quadron’s
*Information &
enrolment Night*
Friday the 6th of March, 2015
1845 Hours (6:45pm) – 2100 hours (9:00 pm)
110 Sobraon Street Shepparton (Somme Barracks)
If you are a Female or Male, aged between 13 and 17, you are invited to
come to the information night being held by 419 Squadron. There you
will find out about the Australian Air Force Cadets Organisation & how
it can help you to become a Cadet.
The AAFC is a youth development organisation, which instils the skills of leadership, discipline
and organisation in the next generation of citizens. Whilst also providing many facets that
interest and strengthen the cadets involvement in many areas of the community.
If camping or aircraft are a hobby, then air force cadets provide ample opportunity for cadets to
increase their bush survival skills, or to set them on their first few steps of becoming a fully
licensed pilot.
The Australian Air Force Cadets also provides an exceptional education of the Royal Australian
Air Force and other services, all of which is highly prized knowledge in each arm of the
Australian Defence Force.
The AAFC is also not lacking in fun & excitement for those looking for it, as many activities,
such a competitions, camps, social events, and even international exchanges are available to all
members
For more information on the Australian Air Force Cadets
PLTOFF Jim Dickson 03 5868 2259 or CIV Barry Spencer 0417 532 275
www.aafc.org.au
Parents are invited to stay
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WANGANUI PARK KARATE CLUB
Member of
JAPAN KARATE ASSOCIATION (JKA) AUSTRALIA INC
www.jkaaustralia.com.au
Japan Karate Association (JKA) has been practised in Australia since 1975 and teaches traditional
Shotokan style karate. JKA is a non-aggressive self-defence martial art and is the keeper of
karate’s highest tradition. The JKA is the most authoritative and by far the largest karate
organisation in the world.
. Karate helps to build self-confidence and develops physical fitness, coordination, flexibility, and
general well-being.
WHERE
Scout Hall at WPSC bus loop
TRAINING TIMES
Tuesday & Thursday 4:30 – 5:30 pm
CONTACT
Ms Beverley Cook (in the LOTE office)
or
Tel: 5820 9900
Email: [email protected]
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Tatura Netball Association
Trial information
The Tatura Netball Association (TNA) field teams in the Shepparton Netball Association Saturday
competition. Last year saw great success with teams playing in finals.
Trials will be held for teams in the following: 13 and under, 15 and under, 17 and under, 17-19
If you are interested in playing for Tatura, we’d love to see you at trials. Please attend the four trial dates:
Arrive 5.45 pm, trials 6.00 – 7.00 pm
 Tuesday 17 February
 Thursday 19 February
 Tuesday 24 February
 Thursday 26 February
Trials will be held at the Netball complex, Hastie Street, Tatura
For more information, please contact Jodi Mutton, email: [email protected]
or mobile 0417 430 357.
DOOKIE UNITED FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB
Dookie United Football Netball Club is looking for under 17 footballers for the 2015 season.
Dookie United Football Netball Club is a great family club that plays in the South East Division of the
Picola District Football and Netball League. Our Club is made up of four grades of football, Under 14’s,
Under 17’s, Reserves and Seniors as well as the Auskick Program and eight grades of Netball – 11 & Under,
13 & Under, 15 & Under, 17 & Under and four senior grades.
One of the best attributes of our League is the close proximity of the clubs we play against with all clubs bar
one within 30 minutes’ drive of Shepparton.
Transportation to and from training to Dookie can be arranged if required.
Come and join our fantastic family club, enjoy a great family experience playing sport and socializing. If
there are any under 17 footballers and their families interested in joining the club in 2015 please contact the
Dookie United Junior Football Development Manager, Brett West on 0437 971488 for further information.
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