Principal's Newsletter

VCE Arts Exhibition, Arts Week 2019, FG Bots claim victory in Lego League, Dandenong CFA Excursion, Star Student qualifies for National Athletics, Royal Botanic Gardens Excursion, 'Komak and Uniting' Cultural Program and Doctors in Secondary Schools.
Friday 15th November, 2019.
Principal.

VCE Arts Exhibition 2019

Thank you to all the students, families and teachers that came out to the VCE Arts Exhibition 2019. It was amazing to see the high level of quality work from our Year 11 Art students and exciting to imagine what will appear next year in their final year. We had a range of VCD, Studio Arts General and Photography work highlighting the hard work these students achieved this year. The exhibition was held in our emerging Media space and is on display for one more week. We encourage everyone to come check out the outstanding work. Last Monday night opened up the official Fountain Gate Secondary College Arts Week which included many activities running across all the year levels and during lunch. Our theme this year is "Street Art" and how this is applied creatively across various environments and interests.

ARTS WEEK 2019

Last Monday, Arts Week 2019 kicked off with a lunchtime workshop with Student Artist Connor! Connor took students through his personal art process with a live drawing example and workshop in which students were able to draw their own characters, inspired by his work!

On Tuesday our students then got to experience virtual street art through our brand new media green screen rooms! Incredible before and after shots as we celebrated Street Art in our 2019 Arts Week!

FG Bots claim victory in Lego League!

On Tuesday the 12th of November, the 'FG Bots' competed in the regional competition of the FIRST Lego League at Wantirna, winning the programming award! The team consisting of Bailey Jabke, Hirusha Kalhara, Talia Lauder, Tayba Jafari, Ilyas Noori and Thomas Edwards competed in numerous robotic sand engineering challenges against other teams from all over the Eastern Melbourne Region.

Starting out for the first time, the FG Bots had some problems getting their robot to work as needed, but with each attempt, the group engineered and reprogrammed the robot to adapt to extra challenges as the day went on, and were rewarded for their great coding and teamwork. An incredible effort and we look forward to seeing what the FG Bots achieve in the future!

Dandenong CFA Excursion

On the 28th of October, Year 9 EAL students went on an excursion to the Dandenong CFA where they engaged in demonstrations and in-depth conversations with representatives from Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria, SES, CFA and Australian Federal Police. It was an incredibly successful event and gave students valuable insight into understanding emergency services and future career options, with one student even claiming that “it was the best excursion that I have had so far!" Thank you for having us Dandenong CFA!

Star Student qualifies for National Athletics

Congratulations to Jack Schneidereit of Year 9 who represented FGSC in the All Schools Athletics Competition! Jack ran the 100m in 11.28 seconds, finishing in second place and also finished second in the 200m with a time of 22.93!Jack has now met the criteria to compete at Nationals in March 2020. We wish Jack all the best and are very excited to see our College represented by such an exemplary student at Nationals!

Royal Botanic Gardens Excursion

During Week 3, our Year 9's visited the Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne as part of their Ecosystem studies. The students had the opportunity to be ecologists for the day, carrying out water testing and learning about our local ecosystems. A fantastic day out and a great opportunity for students to see how their studies can be applied to job fields!

'Komak and Uniting' Cultural Program

Over the past two terms, some of our Year 8-10 students have been participating in a cultural program run by ‘Komak and Uniting.’ The students have participated in the following workshops: Healthy Relationships which was run by James Randall from Benevolence Australia, Global Citizenship, run by author of the Gandhi experiment, Margaret Epworth, Community Connections, 'Think You Know' run by the Australian Federal Police and Inspirational Stories, where they heard the stories of Abdullah Alemi and Djibril Diallo.

This program has provided our students with a range of information, skills, and advice, that they can now take with them into their futures. The sessions have been extremely beneficial and we are extremely thankful to all the presenters and ‘Komak and Uniting’ for running this program for our students.

Doctors In Secondary School

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