To commemorate the ANZAC Centenary, Woodvale Secondary College held the annual ANZAC service on Thursday 23 April in the Sports Centre. The College promoted this service as an opportunity to unite with the Woodvale community by inviting a number of guests including Mr Luke Simpkins MP, Ms Andrea Mitchell MLA , Mrs Wendy Tuffin (President Wanneroo/Joondalup RSL), Mrs Carolyn Satie (P & C President), Mr Mark Bywater (Emergency Services Cadets), Mrs Mandy Morton (WSC former Chaplain), Mr Neil McCallum (Principal Woodvale Primary School) with 56 Year 6 students, and parents.
This year’s tour to China was a tour with a difference. For the first time, it was a collaboration between Languages and our Specialist Basketball Program. It saw twenty one basketball students and their coaches as well as four Mandarin Language students and a Language teacher embark on a journey together to explore a part of the world many never get to experience. The result was a great blend of language learning, basketball competitions and cultural experiences that none of them will forget.
Year 7 and 8 students were further welcomed to the College through a special Chinese New Year event featuring Lion Dancing and a Kung Fu demonstration, both performed by the Chinese Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy. The limestone steps outside the Sports Centre were transformed into a great outdoor venue for the event and highlighted the large number of students new to the College this year. We thank the students for being such a great, appreciative audience, despite the warm conditions. From all accounts, it was a very popular event.