Newsletter 26th November, 2021

Issue 37


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We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and pay respect to the ongoing living cultures of First Peoples.

Principals' Report 26th November, 2021

Step-Up Program

We have begun the Step-up Program at the College. 2021 Year 7 to Year 9 students will be involved in the Program for a further two weeks, 2021 Year 10 and 11 students will finish on the 3rd December.

Attendance at the Program is expected like any school day; students will be commencing their work on their 2022 curriculum. Current Year 8 students (2022 Year 9) will not be required on Wednesday as next year they will attend NCTTC on this day. Activities week will follow Step-Up – more information will be circulated as soon as details have been confirmed.

New School Nurse

We are very excited to announce our new school nurse, Tania Scarce, will be joining our learning community. Tania comes highly recommended and will be a brilliant asset to the College. We look forward to all the wonderful work she will be doing with the students throughout 2022.

Booklists – Online

Booklists should now be available to access through our College's website and Compass as well as our eNews Newsletter. We know there have been several families who are trying to get organised early in preparation for the 2022 school year and we apologise for the delay.

Year 10 Work Experience

Year 10 students completed Work Experience last week. The feedback we have received was positive and most of the students commented that the experience was worthwhile. Rogan Hando was lucky enough to work at North Central News and has written an article in this week’s edition.

New Enrolments

We have had ten new enrolments at the College over the last few weeks, across most year levels. These are very exciting times for the College and the community, and we welcome all the new families who will be joining us in 2022.

Year 9 Attendance NCTTC

There is only one day remaining for our current 2021, Year 9 students attending the NCTTC which is next Wednesday, 1st December.

Vaccine Requirements

In accordance with the current guidelines from the Department of Education, all visitors to the school need to meet vaccination requirements; this does include parents. Evidence of vaccination or medical exemption need to be shown at the Front Office. At the moment only one dose of a vaccine is required, however, by November 29th full vaccination will be needed. Families need to be aware many camps and excursions will need students to be vaccinated or evidence of a medical exemption. This is because of the vaccination requirements at venues and accommodation facilities used as part of camps or excursions, not because of a school requirement.

Year 7 2022 Enrolments

Just a reminder, that if families have not received an enrolment pack, they are available at the General Office here at the Secondary College. It would be greatly appreciated if enrolment packs with all required documentation could be returned as soon as possible.


Calvin Taylor & Russell Marland

Acting Principals

2021 Year 10 Work Experience

It was great to see the Year 10's back this week and hear about their Work Experience adventures. We are all very grateful to the employers near and far for the opportunity they have provided to our students. This was our third date for trying to run work experience due to it being disrupted because of covid. Students were lucky enough to experience a variety of rolls including the following:

Jess Amos - St. Arnaud Betta Home Living, Keegan Amos - St. Arnaud Physiotherapy Centre, Troy Anderson - O'Connors Machinery, Jonty Arbuckle - RC Fithall Mechanics, Ben Blake - Hendy Tyre and Battery Services, Ryan Braddish - St. Patrick's Primary School, Maya Feeny - St. Arnaud Children's Precinct, Lachlan Gifford - Steven Gifford Farming, Amy Greenaway - St. Arnaud Primary School, Isabell Hand - Armstrong Creek School Geelong, Rogan Hando - Creative Printers North Central News, Phoebe Hendy - St. Arnaud Veterinary Clinic, Ella Hodges - Casey Truck and Tractors, Dylan Johnstone -  JCH Equipment Charlton Feedlot, Tyrone Leigh - St. Arnaud Secondary College Gardening, Maintenance, Lab Technician and Library, Sam Male - DS & SL Erwin Farming, Harry Ryan - GJ Ryan Farming, Morgan Shields - Physiobiz, Charli Young - Pure Bliss Hair and Beauty, Trey Zander - Malibu Plumbing.  

Well done, Year 10 students on showing resilience and reorganising your work experience for the third time and then making it all happen.

2021 Year 10 Work Experience Photos...

2021 Year 12 Graduation Dinner

On Thursday, 18th November the Year 12 students along with parents and teachers celebrated their time at St. Arnaud Secondary College.  We attended the St. Arnaud Racecourse with wood fired pizza from Pizza de Wheels. A slide show ran during the night with photos of the students throughout their time at the College. We celebrated the achievements of the students and wish them well in their endeavours for the future.

2021 Year 12 Graduation Dinner Pictures

2022 St Arnaud Secondary College Booklists

Booklists are now available to access through our College Webpage and Compass as well as this edition of the eNews.  Please see the links below:

How to order your resources online

2022 Year 7 Booklist

2022 Year 8 Booklist

2022 Year 9 Booklist

2022 Year 10 Booklist

2022 VCE/VCAL Booklist

Careers & Pathways - 26th November, 2021

Compass Updates

Has your address changed or phone number? If any of your details have changed? When you have the opportunity please log in to your Compass account and update details.

The school is then notified of those changes.

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