Echuca College News
The VCE Studio Arts students attended an Immersion Day at the Bendigo Art Gallery. Key staff talked about their role in the gallery and took students through the three year process it takes to plan and organise exhibitions such as the Marilyn Monroe Exhibition. Students viewed the Marilyn Monroe exhibition whilst completing exhibition design questions they may be given in their end of year exam.
Students are beginning the process of selecting subjects and courses for 2017. Mr Jennings and Mr Eeles have conducted a number of lessons around the how to select subjects and the types of things students and their families need to consider when selecting subjects and courses for 2017.
We will be running a series of course counselling evenings where students and families can meet with a course counsellor to discuss their options. These nights will be different to the traditional information nights we have had in the past and bookings will be essential, information will be forwarded at the beginning of term 3. Parents, families and students are welcome to contact Mr Chris Jennings at any time to discuss their pathway selections.
Dates for your diary
19th July – Year 12 2017 Course Counselling Evening
25th July – VETis (Vocational Education Training In Schools) Information Night
NOTE – All students interested in enrolling in a VETis 1 certificate must attend this night
1st August – Year 10 2017 Course Counselling Evening
3rd August – VTAC Information Night for current Year 12 students
16th August – Year 9 2017 Course Counselling Evening
22nd August – Final Date for all 2017 subject selections.
Year 11 students were involved in the Fit 2 Drive program, which focuses on empowering students to change their attitudes and behaviours when they are involved in risky driving situations, either as a passenger or as the driver. Throughout the day students listened to a variety of speakers, all of whom have been personally affected by road trauma, received information from Victoria Police about driving rules (including information for NSW drivers) and participated in a range of workshops where they shared ideas and rehearsed situations involving risky driving behaviour. At the end of the day, the students came up with ideas on how to increase awareness within the school and their own peer groups on safe driving practices.
Student feedback indicated that the Fit2Drive presentations was one of the best presentations of the year.