Tuesday, 4 August 2015

WOT #105 August 2015: Wyche P-12 news

Grounds looking good. Wycheproof P-12 College school grounds are looking great after the recent rains and some TLC from Peter Dillon and Noel Gretgrix. New grass has been planted in the primary school footy oval area and on the Saffin Oval. The result is two, very plush, green areas that are almost ready for students. During the holidays, Noel and Peter created a new concrete area ready for four seats for the students. The Parents and Friends Association donated seats for the children to sit on during the day. 

Waiting for the seats from the P & F  are: Olivia Driscoll, Amara Cowell, William Ison, Will Allan, Noah Greco and Hunter Connolly.

The High Street entrance to the school has been landscaped with the area mulched with woodchips and new plants which will offset the old machinery on display. The machinery has been made available courtesy of Noel Gretgrix and Mick Giddings. 

The gardens are an ongoing process with pruning and planting and the staff and students are enjoying having such nice surrounds to learn, teach and play in.
Visiting Shows. As a country school, Wycheproof P-12 is lucky to have many shows come to us rather than have to travel to some of the bigger cities. Wycheproof Secondary students were entertained by a trio of actors  perform the play, “The Importance of Being Ernest” by Oscar Wilde. 
The Primary students were introduced to life in British Colonial times that portrayed the life of convicts and transportation to different colonies and life during the goldfields era. The children were made aware of the punishments, crimes and difficulties involved in living in cramped conditions on the convict ships. The “Sargeant” kept the students well under control and explained the history of the British flags and the evolvement to form the Union Jack.

Meg and Georgia at cross countryCross Country - Bundoora. Georgia Sheahan and Meg Fawcett (pictured) earned their place to compete in the State Cross Country Finals held in Bundoora on Thursday 16 July. The girls competed in the Open Girls event and posted quite good times. They finished 44th and 62nd respectively. Well done on having the opportunity to compete at this elite level.

An Insight into Uni Life. On Tuesday 21 July,  Meg Bloomfield ( pictured below) returned to school to talk to Senior students about living at Mannix College (Monash Uni). She gave a presentation with pictures of the new modern facilities that include cultural and sporting facilities. Mannix is a Catholic facility but most of the residents come from all different denominations. The first week, "O Week", is a time for getting to know people and learning to find your way around. This is helped with the aid of an App for your phone making it easier to find where you have to go. Mannix has large rooms for your personal items. Showers and toilets are communal. Every Thursday night Mannix has a social activity or get together. 

Talks such as this give the students an insight into what they can expect when moving onto Tertiary Education.