Western Region Cross Country

On Monday, June 5th, a group of students went with Ms Sauro and Ms Murfitt to participate in the Western Region Cross country in Warrnambool at the Deakin University campus. Everyone did very well, finishing in the top third of their age group. A big congratulations to Zach Rowarth who finished 3rd in the 16 years’ age group, and for making it into the State Cross Country competition to be held at LaTrobe University, Bundoora. Even though it was raining and wet, and the track was full of mud, overall a great effort was made by everyone. By Amber Skurka and Brooke Hawkins

P.A.R.T.Y Program – Royal Melbourne Hospital

On June 1st, a group of 29 students and 4 members of staff travelled to Melbourne to participate in the P.A.R.T.Y (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth) Program at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Once there, the students listened to a presentation about safety on the roads. The group saw the possible consequences of drink driving, driving under the influence of drugs, texting whilst driving and passenger distractions and what it can do to a person’s life. Then, they split into three smaller groups for tours around different hospital departments, visiting the Emergency Department, the Trauma Wards and the Intensive Care Unit, learning more about what happens behind the scenes. Th

Year 7 - Deakin University visit

On Wednesday 31st May, year 7 students visited Deakin University at Waurn Ponds. For most, it was their first experience visiting a university. On arrival, we were met by a group of Deakin Student Ambassadors who hosted us for the day. After breaking into small groups, we began with a walk and talk tour of the campus looking at facilities and talking to the ambassadors about studying at university. The students asked a large range of questions to help them understand what university is like. Following the tour, students were sent off in small teams on a Mission Possible challenge to decipher a series of cryptic questions about university life. We then enjoyed lunch in the Deakin Food Court a

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