Echuca College News
Parents and students are encouraged to make an appointment to meet with a Course Counsellor to discuss their students program for 2017. The appointments will enable students, parents and a counsellor to have a conversation in regards to subject selections and possible career paths. All students must complete their Career Action Plan prior to meeting with a counsellor, this plan helps students to outline their career goals and also records all students qualifications and achievements.
Our curriculum books have been published on our website under the publications tab;
Years 10 -12 Curriculum book - http://www.echucacollege.vic.edu.au/images/publications/Curriculum/10-12%20Handbook%202017.pdf
Years 7 - 9 Curriculum book - http://www.echucacollege.vic.edu.au/images/publications/Curriculum/7-9%20Handbook%202017.pdf
In addition to this Handbook, students have been directed towards the following additional material:
Another useful source of information is Coursesearch, it is a computerised program that allows students to key in proposed VCE subjects. Students can then obtain a printout of relevant tertiary and TAFE courses available to them. Coursesearch is available on the VTAC website (www.vtac.edu.au).
Students should take advantage of any career and course related opportunities that arise, including Open Days. A list is available at www.vtac.edu.au Students will be notified of these on the daily bulletin and on the Echuca College Website.
Students interested in studying a VETiS certificate in 2017 must attend the VETiS information Night on the 25th of July at 7pm at the Echuca College stadium.
July 19th -Year 11 2017 Course Counselling Night
July 25th - VETis Information Night
August 1st - Year 10 2017 Course Counselling Night
August 16th - Year 9 2017 Course Counselling Night
Echuca College students James Brown and Lachlan Arkinstall have been selected in the School Sport Victoria Team Vic 19 Years and Under Football Team competing in the School Sport Australia Australian Football Championships to be held at Perth, WA from 20-26 August, 2016.
It has been a great performance by James and Lachlan following a selection process that began in March to make the final team of 16. The team comprises students from all over Victoria.
The student competed in a series of competitions to gain selection in the School Sport Victoria State Team.
Many past School Spot Victoria team members have gone onto compete at national and international competitions including Olympic Games, World Championships and Commonwealth Games.
So here’s hoping that James, Lachlan and their Victorian teammates can achieve their personal goals at a national level to win the Australian title and that both James and Lachlan may be representing Australia in the years to come.
The two VCE Physical Education classes travelled down to Melbourne for a hands on learning experience. The day started at Bounce in Essendon where some students got to show off their coordination skills on a trampoline and Mr. Bessell lived out a childhood dream and finally got to dunk a full size basketball ring. From there we travelled to RMIT Bundoora for the VCE PE Enhancement session. The session was run by RMIT students who took us through a variety of fitness testing including a V02max test, the use of technology such as GPS trackers and related it to the VCE PE curriculum. A couple of highlights was Kyle Scott and Mr. Bessell achieving great scores on the V02max test and Damien Kempster having the highest vertical leap for the program with an amazing 74cm. A great day was capped off with pizza, pasta and ice-cream on Lygon St.