Senior School Report – August 11, 2016

August 10, 2016

During the school holidays, year 11 student Charlie Pollard took part in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter’s six-day Adrian Meade Dairy Innovation Program, along with eleven other students selected by interview from around WCB’s milk supply region.

The program started at the WCB factory looking at milk processing, the product range, quality assurance, transport and logistics processes. This was followed by a four-day tour of the supply chain looking at dairy farms; talking with those who provide services to the farmers and manufacturing sector; seeing the logistics of producing, storing, moving and delivering products to customers; finding out about how retail and international sales are managed; and seeing export processes in action at the Port of Melbourne.

Students also visited Marcus Oldham Agricultural College and Melbourne University’s Agriculture and Veterinary Faculty to look at courses available. A visit to Dairy Australia in Melbourne also showed students how the organisation markets dairy products to consumers and raises the profile of dairy farmers in the community.- A final day at the factory showed students the training pathways into their area of interest in the industry and how to apply for jobs.- Students presented to parents and WCB management and staff about their experience on the program and were presented with certificates by Director Bruce Vallance.-

Through the program, the students have formed great friendships with other students in the group who have similar interests. Charlie has a particular interest in the agribusiness and marketing side of agriculture. -‘Attending the program has given me, as a prospective part of the industry, a great insight and experience in what happens between the production of milk and being turned into a final product’, he says.- -‘I have also met a number of eager, like-minded students with whom I have formed strong relationships over the past few days. I found it a brilliant opportunity to gather contacts in the industry and I hope to keep in touch with them in my future endeavours.’

In the photo Charlie is pictured with WCB Field Officer Rachel Alexander and fellow student Hayley at the Port of Melbourne learning about exports.

You can learn more about WCB’s program at their website:

2017 Re Enrolment and Subject Selections Forms

All 2017 Year 11 and 12 Re-enrolment and subject selection forms were due on Wednesday August 10, 2016. If your son’s is outstanding could you please attend to this promptly.- If you have any queries or concerns regarding subject selection for 2017 please do not hesitate to contact the College to set up an appointment to address these concerns.

DATE CLAIMER: Year 12 Compulsory English Revision Presentation 9 — 1:00

St Patrick’s College will again conduct an intensive revision of the 2016 English on Thursday 20 October, 2016 commencing at 9:00am and concluding at 1:00pm. We strongly encourage all Year 12 students studying Units 3 and 4 English to attend. Parent if you could please note this date in your diaries and encourage your son to attend it would be greatly appreciated.

– I thank you in anticipation for your support of this great opportunity.

Extra Subject Support

Students studying VCE Unit 3 /4 subjects are advised that the following extra sessions are being conducted each week to support boys in their studies.

Unit 3/4 English tutorials:- Monday mornings form 8:00 am; other times by appointment.

Unit 3/4 Accounting tutorials: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00am

Unit 3/4 Accounting tutorials: Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00am

Unit 3/4 English language tutorials: Wednesday mornings from 8:00am

Unit 3/4 Mathematics tutorials Wednesday from 3.30 – 4.30pm

Unit 3/4 Australian History tutorials: Each night by appointment with Mr Baxter

Unit 3/4 Chemistry: Wednesday mornings from 8:00am

Unit 3/4 Mathematics Methods: Wednesday mornings from 8:00am

Unit3/ 4 Health- & Human Development: By appointment eg any morning at 8:00am or afternoon sessions at 3:45pm

Unit 3/4- Theatre Studies tutorials on Tuesdays from 3:30 – 4:30 in BHT001

Unit 3/4 Physical Education Term 3 by appointment; Term 4 3/4 PE in Term 3.

In Term 4 Tuesdays 3:30pm – 4:30pm.

Unit 3/4 Visual Communication: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45. Every other night by appointment.

Unit 1/2 Visual communication students welcome to attend.

Unit 3/4 Biology 3&4 Biology Tuesday mornings from 8:00am

Unit 3/4 Literature: Monday lunchtimes and Friday lunchtimes, by appointment with Ms Lees.

Unit 3/4 Media: Wednesday from 3.30 – 5.00.

Extra tutorial/studio workshop times for Studio Art.

Tuesday, Wednesday ,Thursday lunchtimes. Access during study times. After school by appointment or demand .

Japanese- – Tuesday 8.00 am till 8.40 in LIT104

– Barry Schuurs is available each morning in WIL109 for students of Further Maths.

May Gods peace be with you and your families.-

Elizabeth Ryan