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  • Maths at Melbourne Uni Enhancement Program

        Portland Secondary College Year 9 student Zak Heppentsall explores the University of Melbourne during a series of visits for lectures about advanced  Mathematics. .     Portland Secondary College Year 9 student Zak Heppenstall recently atte...
  • Handbury Leadership Award

        Portland Secondary College School Captain Ashleigh Dyson is a familiar face around the college, the wider community and the village of Tyrendarra. She is one of only four recipients of this year’s Helen Handbury Award.   Friday the 13th was a...
  • Cows Create Careers

        Vocational Education Training in Schools hospitality student Josh Mehan, 18, celebrates victory at the Cows Create Careers program by tucking into some winning camembert.   When they took their cheeses out of the fridge, teachers and students...
  • Future Leaders Graduate

      Portland Secondary College students and Future Leaders of Industry graduates Quinn Finlayson, Hayden Moody, Jesse Puche, Masen Wardley, Tiarna Angus, Miranda Jones, Claire Oakley, Jack Gibbons and Darby Phelan, with Principal Toni Burgoyne (centre)...
  • Indonesian Tour

      NOT YOUR AVERAGE SCHOOL EXCURSION For many it will be the first time overseas and for others it will be the first time on a plane when 22 Portland Secondary College students fly to Indonesia on Friday on exchange.The trip will be full of firsts for...
  • Maths Success

      PSC Maths Team in a Starring Role   A TEAM of five students from Portland Secondary College has performed exceptionally well to finish fifth out of 37 teams in the annual Deakin University Maths Competition.   A total of 185 Year 10 Maths studen...
  • R U OK DAY

      PSC students and staff ask, R U Ok?   Staff and students from Portland Secondary College asked if their friends, classmates and colleagues were ok as part of R U OK? Day last Thursday. The R U OK? Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation de...
  • Plastic Awareness Day

    Awareness Day last Friday was the highlight of a year of work by the Year 12 Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning students.   As part of their year-long project to reduce the amount of litter in the school and the wider environment the class set u...
  • Book Week

    Portland Secondary College library staff Mary Faure, Robyn Willington, Deb Walder and Jan Colliver collectively dress up to encourage students to read for Book Week.   Teachers and students at Portland Secondary College got dressed in their creative ...
  • VCAL Native Garden Renovation

    The students in the Year 11 VCAL Maths class have identified garden beds that are significant to the PSC campus but have posed challenges to the school in the past. All of the 7 garden beds that we are renovating posed different challenges with regards to...
  • VCAL Footy Volunteers

    Bundarra Primary pupils supported their football team and Make-A-Wish Australia’s Portland branch on Friday with a Footy Colours Day.Partly inspired by Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell’s visit to the school last year, Principal Alister Stannard said a...
  • Science ICAS - PSC Students Excel

    Two Portland Secondary College students have proven they are among the brightest young science minds in Australia.Zac Heppenstall and Adam Telfer, both year 9 students, received a high distinction and a distinction respectively in the 2013 International C...
  • Resilient Families

      The language of resilient families   (from Parenting Ideas by Michael Grose)   Children and adults in resilient families tune into the needs of each other choosing situation-specific language, rather than simply regurgitating generalised ‘feel...
  • Agriculture Careers Day

      On Wednesday the 14th of August, Portland Secondary College students partici-pated in the RIST Agriculture Careers Day. Students learned different farming ac-tivities – including Shearing, Working Dogs and Stock, A.I. (artificial insemination) and P...
  • School Local, Principals Urge

    Principals from Portland's three secondary schools want to encourage families to first look locally when when selecting a school for their child.   The "Save Portland Month" campaign during April was heralded a success for local business and now the ...
  • Jack's on a path to financial success

    Portland Secondary College student Jack Gibbons has already invested in his financial future, but will soon make another investment after he was chosen for a special week-long session at the UBS Finance Academy in Sydney.   Portland Secondary College...
  • VCAL Students get busy planning and landscaping

    Portland Secondary College’s VCAL students are improving their school from the ground up.   PSC teacher David Burgoyne is overseeing the landscaping work, but said students were doing everything from the proposals, planning and costing to sourcing th...
  • Parkin passes on his passion for achievement

      Ex-Carlton Football Club coach David Parkin shared his knowledge and experience with the Portland Secondary College senior leadership team on Monday. "Leadership is about encouraging people to take part in making decisions, but it’s also a situat...
  • Re-engagement Centre welcoming students for a new start

      The Portland Secondary College Glenelg Street Campus (Re-engagement Centre), in the YMCA Community House, has been operating since 2011, offering opportunities for high school students who have become disengaged from main-stream schools.   Currentl...
  • Smooth Transition into work the goal for network

      Transitioning from school into further education and work can be challenging for young people with a disability, but the Glenelg Transition Action Network is working to make it easier.  Last week the network presented an information session, ‘Where...