Today we held celebrations for RU OK day? The idea behind RU OK day is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life. We celebrated this by holding a casual dress day, a sausage sizzle and raffles for the school community. Students and staff were encouraged to wear black with a ‘hint’ of yellow. It was great to see everyone getting into the theme of the day, and asking RU OK?

Victorian Schools Netball Championships

On Tuesday, August 29, three Netball teams travelled to Geelong for the Victorian Schools Championships. Although our teams were not successful on the day, each and every team member showed a great amount of team spirit and respect for each other and totally enjoyed the whole day. After tryouts and many weeks of training the following girls represented Colac Secondary College: Year 7/8 team (played 5 games): Ebony Armistead, Mikhaela Rowarth, Peggy McGee, Dakodah Nowell, Monica Smart, Kara Tyrer, Hailey Ladhams and Pheonix Smith. Coached by Kat Featherstone Year 9/10 team (played 5 games): Amber Skurka, Brooke Hawkins, Hayley Farnes, Shakia Pearce, Caitlyn Guy, Shanae O’Donoghue, Emily Sp

Year 12 Biology

Last Tuesday our year 12 Biology students had the opportunity to see this process in action when they inserted the same jelly fish jelly gene into E coli bacteria. We were able to bring the bacteria back to Colac Secondary College and incubate the genetically altered bacteria for 48 hours to create our own genetically modified organism (GMO) that contains a transgene.

Year 10 Health Day

On Tuesday, August 29, the year ten students attended a health day. The day included learning about mental health /anxiety, sexual health, coping with trauma etc. During the first session we were split into groups based on our personalities. We then had Terry Woodcroft, Julie Halifax and staff from the Youth Health Hub, talk about issues in society involving our age group and the people that are there to help. During the second session we took part in physical activities in the new stadium. These included: 15 minute games of ‘tug of war’, ‘balloon train’, ‘cross the river’ and noughts and crosses using hoops. These activities were to help us learn more skills such as: working in teams and

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