Two weeks ago a group of students went on the school's snow camp. It was freezing, excellent snow conditions and a fantastic time for everyone. Ever wanted to ski in a blizzard? Snowboarding? You thought it was cold around the South West of Victoria? Literally freezing conditions at Falls Creek, Mt. Buller or anywhere around this beautiful part of the world.

Have you ever heard of the 'Summit Camp'? Here's a little of their blurb "..We passionately provide inspiring and life changing experiences through a combination of meaningful programs and powerful activities that build self-worth, character, success and happiness..." The students & staff that are currently on camp are already sending us very positive feedback. You'll hear more from them in Term 4.

South West TAFE, Timor St Warrnambool. The program aims to give young people the tools and inspiration to create. It is a maker’s showcase with the intention of encouraging others to dabble in making and inventing something them-selves. It will include workshops by inventors and makers, demonstrations of cutting edge technologies and hands-on activities for kids and adults.

We welcome every member of the community interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) and Maker Education. REGISTER your interest as a school, maker, volunteer or an attendee today! Contact to Robin Smith SWTAFE on 5564 8894 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The full entry form link here

Jen McLennan

In early February I was pleased to join the Year 7 students as they enjoyed an action packed, fun filled three days in Port Fairy held on 17-19 February. It was a fantastic opportunity to get to know students and teachers outside of school and to further develop friendships. It was also a time for students to go outside their comfort zones, and it was wonderful to see students enjoying many new and challenging experiences. 

Students canoed, surfed, snorkelled, boated and fished their way through the three days, as well as getting into the competitive spirit with high energy 'minute to win it' games on the Thursday night. We were joined by Victoria police youth resource officer Sergeant John Keats on the Wednesday night, who enthralled us all with his experiences in the police force, as well as sharing information about the different police roles and letting us inspect (and wear) his gear.

Thanks to Engineers Australia, we have a fantastic, free event for students, (along with their families and teachers) who are interested in a career in Engineering!

At Future Engineers, which will be held at Engineers Australia HQ, Level 31, 600 Bourke Street, you'll hear from some of the brightest young minds from the various fields of Engineering and learn about their individual pathways within their careers.  You'll also meet representatives from Victorian universities and get all the help and advice you need to plan your future in Engineering! 

Event and date: Future Engineers - 14th October, 5pm – 8pm, Engineers Australia

Are you cold/hot enough Mr Simmonds? – One week after returning from the excellent (but freezing) VCE Outdoor Ed Snow Camp to Falls Creek with Stacey Henderson and 8 CTS students, Neal Simmonds is now ‘sweating it out’ in Bali as part of the Indonesia Study Tour with Liz Formby and 14 CTS students.

Week 2 of the study tour will be at our sister school SMPN 5 in Yogyakarta, where I will join the tour for a few days to celebrate the establishment of our sister school partnership. Connecting students through language and cultural exchange - Menghubungkan siswa melalui pertukaran bahasa dan budaya.

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