Year 8 Assembly
Year 8 students have had their first assembly of the year and covered really important topics such as respect for peers, bullying, racism, Aspire points and information about uniform.
This assembly was largely led by student volunteers who did a fantastic job in leading the assembly for their peers. Students have also been working with their Mentor Group teachers on a variety of topics such as developing good sleep routines, Goal setting, Elevation Values and achieving Aspire points at school.
Year 8 Personal Development
Students have been working on their student learning conference reflections during class time for all their subjects. This enables students to reflect on their learning and set goals on how to improve their learning moving forward. Students are required to have this prepared in time for Student Learning Conferences to encourage discussion and reflection of learning that has taken place in the classroom and set meaningful goals moving forward. Student learning Conferences are taking place on the 4th of April and information and bookings can be made through Compass.
Year 9 Electives
As well as attending their core subjects, our Year 9 cohort is getting to experience different subject options, as they have begun their elective classes this year. Students are studying subjects such as Visual Arts and Communications, Design Technology, Media Studies, Music and Politics, Power and Society. This is providing our students an opportunity to reflect on their interests and potential future pathway options. In the year level assembly earlier in the term, as well as hearing of the importance of International Women’s Day, students heard of the changes to VCE/VCAL pathways and how their studies impact their choices. More information on this will be given to students and families later this year.
Elevation Secondary College will be celebrating Harmony Day this Friday the 1st April (as last Friday was a curriculum day). Students are encouraged to bring traditional cultural dress to change into at lunchtime and take their photo in the library.
Students are invited to come to the library on Friday 1st April to have photos taken to celebrate Harmony Day, read the display in the library and enjoy the variety of cultures that ESC has.
Letters have been decorated by Ms Wright and the Tuesday Art Club for the Harmony Day display in the library. This display contains submissions from students who responded to prompts about culture and the importance of diversity in Personal Development sessions.
This week we had our Showcase Evening and were delighted to see students from Years 7, 8 and 9 assisting prospective families with their tours of the school and sharing their experience as a member of the school community. Hundreds of current Year 6 students and their families from surrounding schools attended this night and gave great feedback on how the Elevation student helpers assisted the tours and answered their questions.
Year 7 Camp
On the 16th of March, 80 Year 7 student departed on their first Personal Development camp to East Gippsland. Student spent three days enjoying the serenity of Forest Edge and participated in many team building activities. Students enjoyed rafting, water sliding, high ropes, low ropes, flying fox, scavenger hunting and many more activities that allowed for students to demonstrate leadership and resilience.
We are very proud of all students that attended our camp.