Fire Danger Days
Dance and Drama Showcase
Street Art Project – “Where it’s at”
During the April school holiday’s two students, Dakota and Maddy from Gisborne Secondary had the opportunity to work on an exciting Street Art program with ‘Doyle’, creator of the Kings Way mural in Melbourne. They learnt some interesting techniques like stencilling and paste-ups, while working on a 6X3 metre mural that will soon be placed on the wall of the Kyneton Youth Space.
Open Night and Parent Visits
On Tuesday 30th April, Gisborne Secondary College held its annual Open Night.
The Open Night was a great success with over 300 people attending the evening.
For those people who were not able to attend, the College is holding small tours hosted by Acting Principal Dr Janet Di Pilla.
To make a booking, contact Public Relations Officer, Jill Dalton on 5428 3691.
Tours will be held every Thursday morning at 9am during Term 2.
As part of open night, the ‘telescopes in schools’ display was proudly on show.
The 2013 Deb Balls
The 2013 Deb Balls will be held over the next two weeks. There are 37 excited debs and partners who have already had their final rehearsal on Wednesday evening in readiness for their night of nights this Saturday the 4th of May at Melrose Receptions in Tullamarine.
They will be presented to the College Council President, Mark White and the Acting Principal, Dr Janet Di Pilla then perform their presentation dance set in front of 500 guests.
On Friday evening another 33 debs and partners will go through their final rehearsal to be ready for the final Debutante Ball for 2013 on Saturday the 11th of May.
The 1st Deb Ball.
The 2nd Deb Ball.
Since the Fukushima disaster, Gisborne Secondary College students and teacher, Noriko Ikaga have conducted fundraising efforts to support people affected in Japan. Ms Ikaga had the chance to visit Minamisoma City in Fukushima to go to the 6 junior high schools there and directly deliver messages from GSC students. On the 26th of March, a group of 12 students from those 6 schools, known as the Fukushima Youth Ambassadors, visited Melbourne for a homestay programme, learning about environmental and sustainability issues and also having a break from the stressful radioactive environment they still have to be in every day. They visited Gisborne Secondary College on Tuesday 26th March.
The trip has been organised by the Japanese NPO Peace Boat, http://www.peaceboat.org/english/ by Melbourne-based Japanese for Peace (JfP) http://jfp.org.au/en/, Medical Association for the Prevention of War (MAPW) http://www.mapw.org.au/ and several other organisations.
World Challenge Borneo 2013
Gisborne Secondary College students have been offered the opportunity of a lifetime, a trip to spend 28 days exploring remote areas of Borneo and Malaysia. This is a unique trip as it is almost entirely run by the participants. The organizing company, World Challenge offers students a chance to experience remote overseas locations and while all assurances are taken care of by World Challenge the students must work out their own itinerary, fundraising and budget for the expedition.
Whilst in country the students will visit cities and villages, work with local developing communities and explore deepest jungles and highest mountains, not a task for the faint hearted. Accompanying the students on their adventure will be a World Challenge leader as well as two staff members, Principal Janet Di Pilla and the organising teacher Tim Howells. The general objective for the trip is personal growth through challenge and community service to others.
This challenge has been accepted by 7 students, whom will link up with 8 students from Bendigo’s Crusoe College for much of the trip due to a requiring a minimum number of 11 per expedition team, Crusoe College will be led by Teacher Daniel Green.
The students recently attended a training hike through the Dry Diggings National Park, North of Daylesford. Students valiantly battled through blazing, dry heat as they walked approx. 20 kilometres with full packs over the Labor Day long weekend. On this relatively short, yet arduous journey they were presented with some challenging scenarios that could arise during their expeditions and listened to information on how to stay safe and healthy whilst away.
As the expedition draws closer students will be conducting fundraising events and would appreciate your support. If you are able to assist the students with their fundraising, please contact Tim Howells or Jill Dalton at Gisborne Secondary College on 5428 3691.
My name is Alexandra; I am 16 years old and undertaking year 12 at Gisborne secondary college. I am looking forward to working with the developing community, the local children and even learning new things about myself while exploring Malaysia, which I may never have had the opportunity to get there on my own. I am independent and working 4 part time jobs, being able to participate in the expedition is truly a privilege. This experience is going to be amazing and I am still working hard towards raising the $4000 that I have left to go towards making this journey a reality.
My name is Beth; I am 17 years old and currently doing year 12 at Gisborne Secondary College. I am the youngest of three children and have watched my oldest brother and parents travel all over the world. Having grown up watching everyone travel to similar countries, I have always been interested in going away but doing it a bit differently to my family. I now finally get the opportunity to do this thank to my Outdoor Ed teacher organising this trip. Whilst I am overseas I will get to learn valuable skills that will help me in the future when I go to university to study outdoor education. I have been working hard at my part time job to get money for the trip, but I still have a long way to go and a stack of hard work before everything will go smoothly.
Student Accident Insurance
Gisborne Secondary College does not have a whole-of-school accident insurance policy. Hence, Parents/Guardians are responsible for the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including any transport costs. Reasonably low cost accident insurance policies are available from commercial insurers.
Gisborne Secondary College would like to remind students and parents that the college has a strict anti-bullying policy in place.
We invite you to read the policy and encourage students to become familiar with it.
Gisborne Secondary College does not tolerate bullying in any form. All members of this community are committed to providing a safe and caring environment which fosters self-esteem and respect for others.
The Importance of Uniform
At Gisborne Secondary College, we believe that school uniform is important. Recently, we have noticed a decline in uniform standards at the school, which we are going to address by putting in place a much stricter policy for the rest of the year. Please follow the links below to read the full text of a piece I wrote for the Parent Newsletter about uniform and the new policy, and a clear description of what correct uniform looks like at this school. I hope we can have parent support in this, as uniform is so important in developing a positive tone in the College and good reputation in the community.
2013 Work Experience
Work Experience dates for 2013
6th-10th May 2013 - Week 1
13th-17th May 2013 - Week 2
Sustainable School Shop
Second hand Uniforms and Text Books.
Cybersafety - Keeping Our Kids Safe Online
As Cyber Safety is such an important issue for our students, the College has hosted presentations from AMCA for parents and students, the Australian Communications and Media Authority is responsible for the regulation of: broadcasting, the internet, radio communications and telecommunications, the College is focusing on Internet Safety Awareness and will continue to follow this up with further programs.
For further information contact http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/
|Tuesday May 21|
Deb Photo Night
|Wednesday May 22|
VCE Performance Night
|Thursday May 23|
9/10 OE Orienteering Maths Olympiad
|Friday May 24|
|Wednesday May 29|
|Wednesday May 29|
Year 7 Verbal Combat
|Wednesday May 29, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Monday June 3|
Year 11 Exams
|Thursday June 6|
Yr 12 Ecolink visit
|Friday June 7|
year 9/10 Exams (selected classes)