Vermont's production Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has been nominated for 5 Lyrebird Youth Awards. This involves a number of judges coming to see school shows across the state, and then voting for 'the best' of in particular categories.
Best Sound Design in a Youth Musical - Mitch Tabe
Outstanding Technical Design in a Youth Musical - Vermont Secondary College
Outstanding Stage Crew - Vermont Secondary College
Best Actor in a Youth Musical - Lachlan Rae
Best Actor in a Youth Musical - Spencer Macleod Finke
Congratulations on this outstanding achievement to everyone involved in the production and all the very best of luck to our nominees. The awards ceremony is on Sunday, December the 8th
Congratulations to the winner of the “Sarah Bussu Award” Tamara Barton with her VCE Studio Artwork “Confronting Perfectionism” which was developed from her folio theme “Perfectionism in the media vs reality”. The artwork “encompasses the idea that the more a person tries to force themselves into fitting the ideals of beauty, it increasingly damages their identity.
Congratulations to Emmalee Eastwood of 7M1, Winner of the “Inaugural People’s Choice Award” with her exceptional self-portrait.
Last Wednesday our Symphonic Band travelled into The Hawthorn Town Hall to perform 2 pieces for an audience of other competing schools and adjudicators, as part of the Victorian Festival of Bands. Our students played wonderfully and did the college proud with beautiful and measured renditions of HEAVENS LIGHT by Steven Reineke and Australian composer Brian Hoggs ACCELCIUS. Students were given some wonderful feedback on their music approach to the pieces and were awarded gold for their performance. We’d like to thank Mr. Tony Jacobs for driving the bus on the day and to Mr. Jeremy Shannon for his work with the Symphonic Band throughout the year so far. Well done students!!
On the 28th August more than 100 students, staff and friends of the Vermont Secondary College community gathered in the Fallon Centre. This event was the first of its kind and aimed to celebrate outstanding writing amongst our junior students. The evening received great praise and all the students and staff involved deserve a congratulations, for it really was an outstanding event to celebrate literacy. In this newsletter we would like to take note of those students who were awarded with certificates and book prizes.
This award is given to students who were selected to participate in The Night of Readings. The pieces were recognised for their creativity.
Alish Dragonestti Stone
The students who receive this award are recognised for their incredible writing…
7H1 Skylar Lee
7H2 Alanah Trefz
7H3 Amber Denford
7M1 Abby Serpant Wilcock
7M2 Amy Dai
7M3 Ben Slater
7M4 Sophie Vourgoutzis
7S1 Ava Dennis
7S2 Mia Lowe
7S3 Finn Marshall
The students who receive this award demonstrated originality and exceptional writing
Yan Ran Tan
The students who receive this award are in Year 8/9 and are recognised for their outstanding contributions to The Night of Readings
Best Speaker on the night
International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the largest, oldest and most
prestigious scientific Olympiad for high school students and this year Vermont
Secondary College had our very own Preet Patel competing. The history of IMO
dates back to 1959, when the first edition was held in Romania with seven
countries participating: Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Czechoslovakia,
East Germany, and USSR. Since then, the event has been held every year (except
1980) in a different country. Currently, more than 100 countries from 5
continents participate. Each country can send a team of up to six secondary
students or individuals who have not entered University or the equivalent, as
of the date of celebration of the Olympiad, plus one team leader, one deputy
leader, and observers if desired.
competition, contestants have to solve, individually, two contest papers on two
consecutive days, with three problems each day. Each problem is worth seven
points. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded in the ratio of 1:2:3
according to the overall results.
At this year’s
International Mathematical Olympiad held over the term break in Bath, England
from the 11 to 22 July, 2019, Preet Patel (Year 12) received a Bronze medal,
missing the Silver medal by one point.
Each country is
allowed six members and the Australian team, of which Preet was a member,
ranked 18th overall in the competition out of 112 countries.
Preet’s individual ranking was 148th out of 621 competitors (76th
percentile). The Australian team consisting of six competitors received 2 Gold,
1 Silver and 3 Bronze medals between them for their efforts.
Preet and his
family are extremely happy with his, and the team’s success, and have been
celebrating since. Well done Preet on such an outstanding effort in being
selected to represent Australia in such a prestigious competition. Well done
also on your final ranking and overall outstanding effort!
featured on the front page of the Whitehorse Leader in the Monday July 8th
On Tuesday, 3/6/19, I, along with staff, was fortunate enough to attend the Premier’s VCE Awards to witness three of our students gain recognition in this awards ceremony. The Premier’s VCE Awards recognise top performing students for their outstanding academic achievements in the Victorian Certificate of Education.
In our 2018 VCE results five students achieved a perfect study score of 50 and on Tuesday three of these students, Adorel Ng, Brandon Yeo and Mindy Tay, were recognised by receiving the Premier’s VCE Award.
Parents and staff of the students were all able to attend the ceremony and meet up at the end of the official ceremony to share in their success. Congratulations also go to the three staff that taught the students – Laura Gerbing Business Management teacher of Adorel, Mary Zervos Further Mathematics teacher of Brandon and James Serpant Physics teacher of Mindy.
The five perfect study scores were achieved by the following students: Adorel Ng received a perfect Study Score for Business Management Brandon Chen Tong Yeo received a perfect Study Score for Further Maths Gloria Chen received a perfect Study Score for Specialist Maths Preet Patel received a perfect Study Score for Maths Methods Mindy Tay received a perfect Study Score for Physics
This outcome is more amazing by the fact that the perfect study scores were achieved in 5 different subjects, with 5 different teachers by 5 different students.
Congratulations to all these high performing students and special congratulations to Adorel, Brandon and Mindy who have achieved further recognition by receiving a Premier’s VCE Award.