2021 Year 12 Valedictory Afternoon Tea
On the afternoon of Thursday 24th February we were able to gather together with the Year 12 class of 2021 and celebrate the successful completion of their VCE studies. Students and staff mingled and were able to catch up with each other and hear about their post-schooling plans for 2022. Part of the afternoon was devoted to handing out the subject awards for the top performing students in each VCE study as well as the major awards recognising the all-round achievements and contributions of our senior students. Students and staff were able to recognise and congratulate the 2021 Dux – Lionel Yu. We were pleased to be joined by Nick Wakeling (State Member for Ferntree Gully) who was able to present the major awards – The Endeavour Award to Rhys Saultry, and the Aston Shield to Preethi Muthukumaran.
Another highlight of the event was being able to meet Gus Bacareza in person; our student from Micronesia who completed his VCE studies with the 2021 Fairhills class from over 5,000 kilometres away. It has been a fantastic effort by Gus to do his studies via remote learning, and he was recognised enthusiastically by the students and staff.
A big thank you to Ms Burrell for organising the event along with Ms Rundle, Mr Stokes and Ms Grunberg.
Assistant Principal and Senior School Leader
Patrick Gawith, our Year 12 Senior School Leader has been playing Baseball for 8 years. Recently, he has been selected to represent Australia for the Under 18’s in his position as catcher. He’s planning on heading off to Canberra to participate in the Australian Institute of Sport facility and is hoping to be selected to go to California and represent Australia in the Under 18’s World Cup.
We wish him all the best.
Year 11 Physics
Last week the Year 11 Physics class went to KIOSC to do an activity on thermodynamics. The Students used the FLIR IR cameras to highlight inefficient energy transfers and understand the thermal properties of common building materials. Students further explored these concepts by designing a dwelling with minimal energy input to maintain a habitable thermal environment. This activity enabled students to experience and examine some key concepts in the VCE Physics course.
Year 10 Social Committee
Year 10 (and first Year 11 accelerated students) – Ms Grunberg is looking for a committee to get the Year 10 Social underway for 2022.
What needs to be done?
Organisation of the date, venue, entertainment, food, decorations and anything else to make a great night.
How to sign up?
Interested students can see Ms Grunberg in her office next to A2 to sign up.
It’s always a highlight of the year – let’s make 2022 the best one yet.