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EUGENE Gay, a 15-year-old from Nullawarre has been racking up the travellers’ miles this year to play in the Geelong Baseball Association, combining playing in the under 16 competition with 11 B reserve and three A reserve matches for East Belmont Saints over the winter. His dedication and skill paid off, with Eugene finishing runner-up for the association’s B reserve most valuable player (MVP) award, as well as finishing runner-up for his team’s MVP and taking out the batting average award for the Saints (.645). Eugene also took out his under 16 team’s MVP award.
He said there were no nerves when he played for the B reserve team, saying he enjoyed playing in the men’s competition.0 “It was a good experience and you learn new things each game,” he said. “My batting was a big improvement (this season) and in the seniors I was more relaxed as well and I was having fun.”
Eugene has been playing baseball in Geelong since his family moved to Nullawarre from New Zealand, where he started out playing softball when he was five years old. When he started making representative teams, culminating in being named on the South Island softball team, it became clear to Eugene and his parents that he would be up to the challenge of playing baseball. This Item was taken from The Warrnambool Standard newspaper, Picture: Susie Giese.
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On Friday, October 8th two students were awarded the Petrie Encouragement Award.
Amy has always been a positive role model for her peers. She always participates in classes and works hard to complete her work and achieve the best results possible. Amy has actively participated the Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country sports for Shenfield Blue. She always gets involved in school activities… including attending the Indonesian trip, hosting an Indonesian student and attending the SRC trivia night.
Amy is an all-round lovely person who is liked and admired by everyone at school. We at the SRC hope to see Amy take on future challenges and leadership roles at our school. Well done Amy.
Sophie is a hardworking student who has always been a positive role model for her peers. She has actively participated in the Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country sports for Glenfyne Gold. Sophie always gets involved in school activities… including representing the school in netball and basketball. This year she has also hosted an Indonesian student and attended the Indonesian Tour. Sophie is a great contributor to the wider school community as a member of the Cobden Football Netball Club and Night Netball - helping out whenever needed. Well done Sophie.
What is the Petrie Encouragement Award?
This year the SRC has introduced a new award called the Petrie Encouragement Award. We want students who do the right thing at school and who participate in all aspects of school to be recognised. Our hope is that this award becomes one of the most important awards of the school. We will be handing one out each term.
Our award is called the Petrie Encouragement Award and it is in honour of
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by Liz Patterson
Last Tuesday, 17 students from Years 9, 10 and 11 travelled to the FareShare kitchen in Abbotsford to chop, prep and cook meals for Victorians doing it tough. This is the third year we have taken part in this wonderful program, with the travel costs being met by a grant from the Lord Mayor’s Fund, making it possible for everyone to attend. However, each student was asked to donate 2kg of either rice or pasta, two staple ingredients that are used by FareShare on a daily basis and was gratefully excepted.
Our shift wasn’t till the afternoon, so we had lunch at one of the many Vietnamese restaurants found in the Abbotsford area. For most students this was their first encounter with Vietnamese food, and some were unsure what they had to do with their ‘Pho’, and many had some laughs trying to eat slippery noodles with chopsticks. Whatever the students thought of the food, it was a good experience for them to try food from another culture.
As part of the FareShare Schools in the Kitchen program, the students cooked 986 sausage rolls, lined 1400 quiche trays, then packed and labelled nearly 4,000 pastry products during their session in the kitchen. They also learnt valuable lessons about the reality of hunger in our community, as well as issues around food waste and rescue, plus the bonuses of volunteering.
Once again, the volunteer supervisors and the schools co-ordinator were blown away by the speed at which our students worked, and how well they co-operated with each other, even when cleaning-up. We actually finished our shift ¾ hour early, so were able to escape Melbourne early and avoid the worst of the peak hour traffic.
It was both a fun day, and an extremely worthwhile day, giving the students a real insight into the huge amount of ‘need’ in our supposedly affluent society. Thanks to Mr. Smart for coming with us and driving the bus.
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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…
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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…
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This fact sheet has been designed to give you the facts about child abuse. It includes advice on what to do if you have been abused, are being abused, or are at risk of being abused. This fact sheet…
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by Jo Brooks - Careers/Work Education Coordinator
All Year 12’s need to complete a VTAC application by the end of Term 3 Please book an appointment with Ms Brooks to work through individual needs. Lunchtime sessions will be available towards…