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Upcoming Information Nights and Course Counselling

VET information nightOur information nights have been very well attended this term. This week we have the Year 9 2016 Information Night at 7pm in Café Learning. The session will cover the requirements for subject selections for 2016. After a short presentation, staff will be present to answer any questions about their subjects. Families can make an appointment to meet with a Course Counsellor on Monday 10th  August, Year 8 students are not required at school on this day.

 On Tuesday 4th of August we have our Course Counselling Day for Year 10 2016 students and families. Parents need to make an appointment by logging into XUNO and selecting an appointment time under the Parent Teacher Interview Tab. Year 9 students are not required to attend school on this day but are required to attend the appointment with their parents.  

On Friday 7th of August we have our Course Counselling Day for Year 11 2016 students and families. Year 10 students are not required to attend school on Friday but are required to attend the appointment with their parents.

 All subject selections must be completed by the Friday 14th of August.


Year 11 Camp

IMG 3338136 students participated in the Year 11 Camp – Melbourne Experience. Students were given the opportunity to see what University life could be like and experience some of what Melbourne has to offer.   The accommodation was at University College and students toured the Art Gallery, Melbourne Museum and RMIT. On the return trip student went to Bendigo for a day at La Trobe University.   Students really enjoyed the experience and it has opened their eyes to many of the opportunities in Melbourne and the possiblities Universities can offer.

Leadership Workshop

Leadership DayOn Friday the 24th a group of students from year 8-11 travelled to Kyabram for a Leadership Workshop held by Kasey Williams; youth engagement officer for the Shire of Campaspe. Students from the local region were inspired by the stories guest speaker Luke Owens' had to share. In 2012 Luke met a young homeless girl that ignited a passion to address the issue of homelessness in Bendigo. Over 3 years Luke's goal of fundraising $100,000 quickly rose to 4 million dollars; halving the percentage of homeless people in Bendigo. Luke expressed to us that we should never underestimate our power just because we are young. He told us that it's the young people of the community who are most likely to make a difference.

The rest of the day was run by Kate Wild. She trained us how to put our ideas to work and how to go about situations in the most effective way. The Shire of Campaspe has granted each school who attended, $1000 each to make something happen in the community. Echuca College has decided to put the money towards a Youth Festival featuring music, games, activities and more. This will be an opportunity for entertainment during youth week and also an opportunity to create a platform for young local musicians to perform. Furthermore, the festival will raise more money to fundraise for a community project which we are yet to decide. All in all, it was a fantastic day and all who attended took something from it. Thank you Casey Williams for the opportunity and an extra thankyou to CCLLEN for supplying us with transportation!

Sarah Hercott