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Year 9 Amazing Race

Year 9 Amazing Race

A fantastic, fun-filled afternoon was enjoyed by all Year 9 students on 29 November 2017. We celebrated the end of exams and the company of friends by competing in a series of novelty events.

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Urban Indigenous Art Project

Urban Indigenous Art Project

As part of the PALS funding this year we had the opportunity to work with 'Urban Indigenous' to create a mural that represents the Yellagonga wetlands that the school is situated next to.

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Academic Enrichment Showcase

Academic Enrichment Showcase

Last week the very talented Academic Enrichment students held a showcase for parents, relatives, grandparents and staff. Students shared what they had been doing this year in Academic Enrichment which included everything from art to computer game design and production.

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Pursuing Excellence at the 2017 National Brain Bee Championship

Pursuing Excellence at the 2017 National Brain Bee Championship

Erwin B, Year 10, has just returned from Sydney for the Australian and New Zealand Brain Bee Challenge. Erwin was the sole Western Australian representative, competing against eight students from Australian States and Territories and New Zealand.

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Arts Showcase

Arts Showcase

Wednesday 29 November saw the start of what will become an annual event at Woodvale Secondary College, the Arts Showcase. Held in the Performing Arts wing, displays featuring work from Drama, Media, Photography and Visual Art students, as well as performances by Music and Drama students were well received by the larger than expected parent audience.

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2017 Art Acquisition Award

2017 Art Acquisition Award

Congratulations to Jenna H who has claimed this year’s Art Acquisition Award. Jenna is the inaugural winner. Every year the Woodvale Secondary College art team will pick an outstanding artwork created by a student. The artwork will be purchased by the school and displayed at the school.

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Perspectives 2017

Perspectives 2017

Congratulations to Year 12 student Tayla C, whose painting ‘Valori Famigliari’ has been selected for Perspectives 2017.

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Woodvale Walk Fundraiser

Woodvale Walk Fundraiser

On Wednesday 25 October, over 100 students from Year 9 and Year 10 participated in the College’s first Woodvale Walk to raise money for the WISH Animal Rescue charity.

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Best Night of the Year - Year 11 Dinner Dance

Best Night of the Year - Year 11 Dinner Dance

The Year 11 Dinner Dance was held this year at Fraser’s Restaurant in King’s Park on Wednesday 18 October. It was definitely a wonderful way to wrap up the social events for Year 11 and the students not only looked amazing but were exemplary in their behaviour.

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Jazz Band Perform

Jazz Band Perform

On Thursday 12 October the Junior Jazz band performed at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. In front of an enthusiastic and diverse audience, the band members played a variety of songs ranging in style from Glenn Miller to Metallica. A hearty congratulations to all involved - the students were great ambassadors for Woodvale Secondary College and more specifically of the College's Specialist Music Program.

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Breakfast Club UNO Championship 2017

Breakfast Club UNO Championship 2017

Breakfast Club in Term 3 was enhanced by the opportunity for our closet UNO players to display their skills in our first ever UNO Championships.

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Celebrating Success - Ertech Graduands 2017

Celebrating Success - Ertech Graduands 2017

At a formal Graduation ceremony held at Ertech holdings in Wangara, Mitchell C, Keagan W and Kaif I were presented with their Certificate II in Civil Construction. These students have attended the Ertech Construction Academy once a week in Midland carrying out excavations, concreting, laying pipes and operating small plant and equipment. The students were all commended for their outstanding attendance and engagement in this programme by Jim Giumelli, the founding director of Ertech holdings. Special congratulations to Keagan W for being awarded 2017 Best All Rounder and to Mitch C who was identified as the Top Trainee for 2017.

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2017 Mayoral Prayer Breakfast

2017 Mayoral Prayer Breakfast

Drew S and Tyla G (2018 Head Students) experienced their first official duty at the 2017 Mayoral Prayer Breakfast which they attended along with our Principal, Lea Fairfoul-Hutcheon and Chaplain, Jennifer Nelson. To hear what they had to say, click ‘Read More’.

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Community Art Project

Community Art Project

During the term holidays, Woodvale SC Visual Art students were given the opportunity to assist in a community art project for Wheelchairs For Kids Incorporated. The project involved painting a shipping container at the organisation's Wangara Workshop in conjunction with community artist Paul Deej.

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Woodvale Impresses at Inter-School Athletics Carnival

Woodvale Impresses at Inter-School Athletics Carnival

Well done Woodvale SC Athletics Team, competing yesterday in the B Division Inter-School Carnival and placing fourth! Students performed well, achieving some impressive individual results.

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YEAR 9 OPTIMISTIC THINKING SKILLS PROGRAM

YEAR 9 OPTIMISTIC THINKING SKILLS PROGRAM

Our eight week Optimistic Thinking Skills program finished this week with lots of positive feedback received from our participants.

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Music Students in Concert

Music Students in Concert

On Sunday 27 August 2017 the Specialist Music Vocal Choir and Jazz Encounter embarked on a short road trip to Nedlands to perform at a variety concert organised by the Theatre Organ Society of Western Australia.

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Vocal Students Perform at Crown Theatre

Vocal Students Perform at Crown Theatre

The Music Department at Woodvale SC has been a hive of activity this term! On Monday 28 August 2017, the College’s Junior Choir (Year 7 and Year 8 students) performed at a WA Government Schools Music Society concert at the Crown Theatre. The 55 voice choir performed two songs, ‘Hey Soul Sister’ and ‘Riptide’. Their performance was warmly received by the near-capacity audience. In addition to the choir, Woodvale SC also provided vocal soloists for the evening.

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Meningitis Information

It can develop in a number of hours. It is important to know the warning signs and to get medical treatment fast. Know the symptoms.

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Community Art Awards Feature Student Works

Community Art Awards Feature Student Works

Last term, Year 12 students Jenna H and Cassie B took part in the City of Wanneroo Community Art Awards. The event showcases the works of local artists aged 16 and over.

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Swimming Success!

Swimming Success!

Jack W (Year 10) and Rosie W (Year 8) competed at the Swimming WA State Open and Age Short Course Championships over the weekend at HBF Stadium, Claremont. Both had heavy programs but managed to produce personal best times in almost all of their events. Please click “Read More” below for more information about their achievements.

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Tournament of Minds

Tournament of Minds

On Saturday 26 August 2017 Dinesh T, Shantelle J, Leila L, Bella R, Sarah L, Hayley P and Joel W competed in the Regional Tournament of Minds held at ECU Joondalup. Students found the Tournament both challenging and a lot of fun.

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Senior Wind Orchestra Performs at Crown Theatre

Senior Wind Orchestra Performs at Crown Theatre

The Senior Wind Orchestra took the opportunity on 21 August 2017 to perform two pieces at the Crown Theatre for the WA Government Schools Music Society series of concerts. The whole band looked magnificent in their music uniforms and were excellent ambassadors of the College’s Music program.

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WSC Drama Production

WSC Drama Production

What a week it has been for students involved in the College Drama Production! Audiences were treated to three brilliant performances over three days: an absurdist piece written by Mika L and performed by Mika L and Cassie B; a stand-up comedy routine written and performed by Jessica C and, the showstopper, Alvin and the Queen, featuring a cast of nine.

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Annual Lower School Music Camp

Annual Lower School Music Camp

On 27 July 2017, 128 music students and nine staff embarked on a trip to Serpentine for the annual lower school music camp. The camp was held over three days, with music rehearsals and team building activities the focus of the program.

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Student Success at the WA Brain Bee Championships

Student Success at the WA Brain Bee Championships

The Australian Brain Bee Challenge is the country’s only neuroscience competition for high school students. It is designed to test students’ knowledge of neuroscience and associated conditions/diseases of the brain as well as engage with students who may be interested in pursuing neuroscience as a career. Woodvale Secondary College had four students attend the Brain Bee state competition.

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SDERA - FREE Talking Drugs Parent information session

Parents, teachers and school staff have a crucial role to play in the prevention of young people’s risk of harm from alcohol and other drugs.

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Drama Production - Alvin and the Queen

Drama Production - Alvin and the Queen

Woodvale Secondary College’s Drama Club is proud to present Don Lowry’s ALVIN AND THE QUEEN!

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Chinese Cooking Demonstration

Chinese Cooking Demonstration

Approximately 30 of our Asian Bridges Club students were refining their Chinese culinary (and eating) skills at our regular Wednesday lunch time meeting.

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Semester 1 Music Concerts

Saturday 24 June marks the date in your calendar for the Semester 1 music concerts.

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Academic Enrichment 2017

Academic Enrichment 2017

This year Woodvale Secondary College has introduced an Academic Enrichment Program for selected students in Years 7 and 8.

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Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club

When: Monday and Wednesday mornings Time: 8:15am to 8:45am Place: Year 12 Undercover Area

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City of Joondalup Twilight Parade - ELEMENTAL

Our lantern entry in 2017’s City of Joondalup Twilight Parade was a very popular addition to the event. Our dragon lantern, named Elemental, earned great recognition not only from the crowd, but the judges.

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City of Joondalup - Community Engagment Network

City of Joondalup - Community Engagment Network

Want to have your say on issues that are important to you? The City of Joondalup wants to know what you think on a range issues and topics around your local community!

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TASMANIA TOUR - 2017

TASMANIA TOUR - 2017

From 4 – 18 April this year, the music department embarked on its latest tour. The Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Senior Guitar Ensemble and Jazz Encounter toured Tasmania,

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'13 Reasons Why' on Netflix

Parent information regarding Netflix series '13 Reasons Why' currently showing.

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Former student's art on display

Former student's art on display

Year 11 and 12 ATAR students complete a substantial artwork each semester. These artworks must fit into a theme, but students choose their own medium and decide what ideas their artwork will reflect.

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Twilight Lantern Parade

Twilight Lantern Parade

After months in the making in after school workshops, break times and holidays, our College dragon, Elemental, was certainly in his element in Saturday night’s Joondalup Twilight Parade, beautifully lit up with LED lights and supported by 15 students.

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Takoyaki Demonstration

Takoyaki Demonstration

Asian Bridges Club members were treated to a special Japanese Takoyaki cooking demonstration by our very popular Japanese exchange teacher, Mr Yoshi Kiyosawa.

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Information on Saver Plus

You may be eligible to join a savings program that matches every dollar you save, up to $500.

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Year 10 student wins People's Choice Award

Year 10 student wins People's Choice Award

Year 10 student Emily P has recently won the People's Choice Award in the St George's College Mascot Design competition.

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Chinese Pen Pals

Chinese Pen Pals

Most Year 8 Chinese students have received a pen pal letter from our Chinese sister school, Jinan No. 9, in response to the letters they sent late last year.

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Parent Teacher interview night

Parent Teacher interview night is on Wednesday 29 March from 3:15pm to 7:15pm. Parents and caregivers are able to make appointments to discuss their children's progress in any of the year groups, Years 7-12. Please click on the Parent Teacher Online link in the box to the left on this page to book. If you have any difficulties please phone the College on 9309 0808.

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Joondalup Twilight Parade Festival 1 April 2017 6:30pm - 7:10pm

Joondalup Twilight Parade Festival 1 April 2017 6:30pm - 7:10pm

Please join in on the fun and show your support of our students by attending the upcoming parade, which marks the College’s first involvement in this special event.

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Year 9 Academic Enrichment Science Excursion to Harry Perkins Institute BioDiscovery Centre

Year 9 Academic Enrichment Science Excursion to Harry Perkins Institute BioDiscovery Centre

On Monday 5 December the Year 9 Science AE class visited the BioDiscovery Centre at the Harry Perkins Institute. Students had the opportunity to enrich their classroom studies on Biology by working with leading medical researchers. They were highly engaged in laboratory techniques involved in diagnosing diabetes, utilising technology (including glucose meters, an ELIZA protocol and spectrophotometry) to determine glucose and insulin levels in patient samples. Using the digital technologies they analysed patient samples and arrived at possible treatment plans. Students gained an insight into medical research as a future career path and had a tour of the world renowned research facilities.

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“Young Einstein” Showcase 2016

“Young Einstein” Showcase 2016

The Learning Resource Centre was converted into Woodvale’s very own ‘Scitech’ and was buzzing with excitement as students from the Young Einstein program attended their end of year showcase. This was a wonderful opportunity for the students to celebrate their achievements and to take their family through the various hands-on exhibits and activities. The activities were expertly presented by students from the Year 8 and 9 Science Academic Enrichment class.

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Mrs Fix It - Finalist for WA School Services Staff Member of the Year 2016

Mrs Fix It - Finalist for WA School Services Staff Member of the Year 2016

Lesley Wellington is known at ‘Mrs Fix It’ at Woodvale Secondary College. The laboratory technician has been working at the college for 28 years and has become the go-to person for all things technical related to science...

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Lantern Parade 2017: Woodvale's Dragon

Lantern Parade 2017: Woodvale's Dragon

Fifteen Year 7-9 students are having fun busily designing and making a huge dragon lantern which they will unleash in the City of Joondalup’s 2017 Lantern Parade Festival. They are being guided by artist, Calvin Chee.

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WSC Kuala Lumpur Soccer Tour 2016

WSC Kuala Lumpur Soccer Tour 2016

23 students from the Woodvale Secondary College Specialist Football (Soccer) Program (Girls) and three staff went on tour to Kuala Lumpur. We had a very successful soccer tour winning 4 out of 5 games against Mont Kiara International School, International School Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) and a local club side.

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HGT School Partnership of the Year 2015-2016

HGT School Partnership of the Year 2015-2016

Hospitality Group Training awarded Woodvale Secondary College "School Partnership of the Year 2015-2016" in recognition of the commitment and support for entry level training at their awards evening held last week. This particularly recognises the College's provision of hospitality training of an industry standard to its students.

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Interschool Numero Challenge 2016

Interschool Numero Challenge 2016

This year, Woodvale SC was very lucky to have two teams enter the Interschool Numero Challenge. The competition involved students completing four different challenges, either as individuals or teams, under time restraints. We were fortunate to have the head coordinator, Julie Richards, come to our class to provide an intensive training session and share a few competition hints and tips.

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From the Principal's Desk - End of Term 3

It seems incredible to think that we are at the end of Term 3. Where has the school year gone? Our College is very busy with activities taking place all of the time. I encourage you to regularly visit our College website to read of the latest news. Boots (our College companion dog), cooking at the Royal Show and the recent Book Week are “trending” at the moment!

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Positive Pooch; Companion Dog Coming to WSC

Positive Pooch; Companion Dog Coming to WSC

As part of the College’s Positive Education focus, an adopted, rescue greyhound called Boots is being introduced into the Learning Resource Centre on a trial basis. Having a companion dog in the College will hopefully bring many benefits to the students and staff and the wider community.

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International Athletics Success

International Athletics Success

Woodvale SC Student Liam G represented Australia in the U18 Melanesian Athletics Championships in Fiji in July. Liam G won gold in the discus and bronze in the shot put.

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Champions Cup Netball

Champions Cup Netball

This year students from Years 7 to 12 were given the opportunity to participate in the state wide netball competition ‘The Champions Cup’. This involved a large number of both public and private schools from all around the Western Australia competing at a day carnival at Kingsway Netball Centre (Term 1). Woodvale Secondary College had nine teams competing in this competition and all girls performed well on the day. The stand out performers were our Year 7/8 ‘A’ division and our Year 9/10 ‘A’ division teams who were undefeated all day and finished top of their zone.

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Primary School Concert

Primary School Concert

On Wednesday 3 August the Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Senior Guitars and Jazz Encounter performed to a welcoming audience at Carramar Primary School (PS).

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5000 Meals Project

5000 Meals Project

Yr 11 Certificate II Kitchen Operation students assisted Tress Walmsley CEO Intergrain, Don Hancey WA Food ambassador and David Gilmore Head Chef Compass Group preparing meals for the 5000 Meals Project.

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ZONTA Award Winner

ZONTA Award Winner

Congratulations Paige M, winning the Zonta Club of Perth Northern Suburbs’ Young Woman in Public Affairs Award.

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St George’s Art Exhibition 2016 Features WSC Students

St George’s Art Exhibition 2016 Features WSC Students

This year, three Woodvale Visual Art students were selected to exhibit their art works at the St George’s Cathedral Exhibition.

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HyperVision Finalist 2016

HyperVision Finalist 2016

Congratulations to Year 12 student Annie T who had her art work exhibited in the City of Swan HyperVision competition.

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From the Principal's Desk - Term 3

Last time I wrote to you it was near the end of Term 2. We ended on such a high note with our whole College assembly. Congratulations to all involved, especially our students who continue to shine in such public forums...

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The Minister for Education Teaches Politics and Law

The Minister for Education Teaches Politics and Law

The Minister for Education, the Honourable Peter Collier MLC, delivered a Politics and Law lesson to the Year 12 Politics and Law class on 16 June 2016.

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Community Projects in Woodwork

Community Projects in Woodwork

Currently Year 10 students have produced model wooden bi-planes with a jarrah fuselage and pine wings. Students are given the opportunity to customise their own designs. Most of the projects have been donated to Joondalup Education Support Centre.

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Catering and Cafe Services at WSC

Catering and Cafe Services at WSC

The Year 12 Hospitality course requires students to complete a number of service functions over two years. These include café service, coffee service and catering for functions. During the first half of the year students have been involved in both breakfast and lunch cafes and catering for the High Achievers morning tea, ANZAC morning tea and Board meetings.

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Mini Music Tour - Busselton

Mini Music Tour - Busselton

On 6 April, 60 students embarked on the three hour bus trip to Busselton, signalling the start of the 2016 Mini Music Tour.

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Developing Effective Student Leaders

Developing Effective Student Leaders

The Year 12 Prefects recently attended the annual Grip Student Leadership Conference held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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Canteen Mural Completed

Canteen Mural Completed

Year 10 students worked with two local artists on 11 December 2015 to complete some impressive murals around the School Canteen.

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