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Tuesday 16 May

Open Day for Grade 6 students

Home study day for 7/8/ students

 

Wednesday 17 May

Student Free Day (Staff Development Day)

 

Saturday 20 May

PSC Deb Ball

Civic Hall

 

Friday 26 May

Top Arts Tour (please note date change for this excursion from Friday 5 May)

 

Monday 29 May until Friday 2 June

Year 9 Camp

 

Monday 5 June

Year 8 Exams

 

Tuesday 6 June

Year 9 Exams

 

Monday 12 June

Queen's Birthday Holiday

 

Wednesday 14 June

GAT Exam

Civic Hall

 

 Friday 30 June

Last day of Term 2

 

 

 

 

Graduates Shine at P2E Ceremony

The 2016 class of the Passport 2 Employment program are full of confidence after successfully completing an empowering eight-week program. The 11 participants, family members, mentors and industry representatives were all present at the ceremony, held at the South West TAFE Portland campus.The brainchild of the Glenelg Transition Action Network (GTAN) and funded by the Port of Portland, Passport 2 Employment is an innovative program that aims to help secondary aged students build practical skills and access opportunities for further education and training. Highlights during the eight weeks have included sessions on nutrition, daily care habits and fitness, an industry tour, a shopping trip and an amazing race where students enjoyed the opportunity to check out local support agencies, catch a bus and hail a taxi. GTAN member Cathryn Walder congratulated all of the graduating students."I have been extremely impressed with the Passport 2 Employment participants, they have worked hard to learn, grow, develop and build new skills that will be of value in every facet of their lives," Mrs Walder said."Many of the volunteers involved in the program are tremendously proud of what the students have accomplished; it is exciting to think about what they can achieve as they take the next steps in their lives."Now in its third year, Passport 2 Employment has grown into an innovative program delivered in Portland, Hamilton, Horsham, Warrnambool, Geelong, Latrobe and Baw Baw.To date, 172 students from 35 schools will have graduated from the program.

Glenelg and Southern Grampians Local Learning and Employment Network executive officer Anne Murphy highlighted the program’s success."The Passport 2 Employment program is a perfect example of how our communities work together to achieve the best outcomes for our young people," Ms Murphy said."We have seen some incredible differences in confidence and self-esteem, as well as improved knowledge of workplace requirements and skills in this cohort of participants.

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Photo courtesy of the Portland Observer.

 

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Jewel of Denial - School Production

With opening night on Wednesday, students from the Portland Secondary College are busily ironing out the wrinkles ahead of the debut of their latest stage show.Jewel of Denial is an original piece, fully directed and produced by the secondary college’s cast of 30 students from years 7-12.  Set on an ocean liner in 1948, the show revolves around the rumour that there are jewels of immeasurable wealth on board.With a cast of shady character aboard the liner, the ensuing scenes are a series of delightful comedic farces.A highlight of the show is the live vocal routine by the school choir, which will be performing a number of hits from the era, including ‘The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’ by The Andrews Sisters.The show will be held at the Portland Arts Centre, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (September 7-9) starting at 7.30pm.

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Photos courtesy of the Portland Observer.

 

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Packed Hall for Music Festival

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Photo courtesy of Portland Observer.

 

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Charity Fundraiser recognised with Award

A local community advocate has been recognised for her compassion and determination with the Glenelg Shire Youth Award for May.Georgina Meyrick-Garnier, 16, has been an active member of Relay For Life in Portland for more than 10 years, starting her journey fundraising as a preschooler.  She participated in the first Ankle Biters team, created to show support for Paul Beattie, and has been an active fundraiser in every year they have participated. Georgina even joined another local team to continue raising money for the event when the Ankle Biters could not participate. The quiet achiever works in the background volunteering her time, and though she is not usually one to be in the spotlight, that has changed recently. Eight months ago Georgina shaved her hair and raised $6689.95 for Relay For Life. In the time since she has raised awareness for cancer research and Relay For Life to the youth in the community through newspaper articles and school newsletters, public speaking at school assemblies and having everyday conversations with her peers across the entire shire.While being in the spotlight has often caused Georgina some challenges, she always kept the end goal in mind: raising money for cancer research, and educating and promoting Relay For Life in her local community.The best part of her public campaign comes in the form of positive feedback from a broad range of people in the community, including cancer sufferers and survivors.

• The Glenelg Youth Network aims to recognise the achievements of young people living in our community by offering monthly awards to those aged 12-25 who have demonstrated excellence within their peer group, contributed to the community and/or have been an inspirational role model.Anyone can nominate a young person, all you need to do is fill in the nomination form and submit it by 4pm on the last day of the month.For more information please contact the Glenelg Shire Council’s youth development team.

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'Since Tuesday' wins

 

Youth four-piece band Since Tuesday are on cloud nine after winning the FReeZA Push Start regional heats earlier this month.Fresh off their finals appearance at the famous Star Search competition in Geelong, the four-piece acoustic band took out the Battle of the Bands in Hamilton on August 9, competing against nine other entrants from the region.

 

Speaking on behalf of the band, parent Angela Von Tunk said the band is elated with the outcome."It’s a great result for the band," Mrs Von Tunk said."They received some great critiques from the judges on their 20 minute set, which was one original and four covers."They now go onto the regional finals later in the year."She said in addition to a spot in the regional finals, Since Tuesday will headline the Spring Break Music Festival on September 17, a under-18s event run by FReeZA at the Hamilton Performing Arts Centre."It will be a busy day as they have an audition for Moyne’s Got Talent on the same day, so a performance in the morning in Moyne, and a gig later in the day in Hamilton," Mrs Von Tunk said.With two band members currently focused on year 12 exams, the band is keeping a low profile, before a series of shows during the summer break.

 

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