On Monday 27th February we were very privileged to have two of Geelong’s finest footballers here to teach the students football drills and skills.
Daniel Menzle & Jake Kolodjashnij spoke to the students about football life and what it takes to become a recognised footballer, they answered questions from the students, signed autographs and also ran a clinic with the students on the oval.
R U OK? Day
Thanks for all your help with R U OK? Day.
Here is a photo our human R U OK? on the oval! Special thanks to Melissa & the Year 9/10 maths class for marking out the letters :)
The Jungle Book
Our school production is not far away and it is certainly coming together well and the excitement around the school is electric. Over the past two weeks Sue Harrington has been fitting costumes, making and sewing items with the help of Jenny McNamara, Karen Patterson and Julia Malcolm and all outfits need to be finalized this week. She has put in a huge amount of work to get costumes together to make them just right. Thank you Sue for all your efforts and all the extra helpers in her sewing team. We couldn’t be happier!!
We had our back stage crew join us for practice with props and the Kinder kids made their first appearance at last Thursday’s rehearsal which was certainly exciting as they stomped down the hall to the Cornel Hathi’s elephant march. Rehearsal was a bit rough last week but with this weeks’ extra rehearsal time on Thursday we will certainly tidy up a few unfinished scenes!
We also had a most productive working bee on Sunday and I thank all parent, students and teacher helpers who attended and made our visions for props come to life and costumes sewn to fit!
A huge thank you to all the helpers who braved a very cold Sunday to come up and help with props and costumes last weekend. A few big jobs were tackled with good humour and creative ideas. Thank you to Ellen Rayner, Sami Constantinou, Karen Patterson, Jenny McNamara, Anne & Liam O’Sullivan, Linda Perkins plus Ryan, Tom, Dean, Isaac and Jasper. We couldn’t have done it without you!
A note will go home regarding all the details for next week’s run through on Monday, & dress rehearsal on Tuesday, and for our two performances on Wednesday 31st August (matinee at 11.00am) and Thursday 1st September at 7pm.
Tickets are on sale at the office this week or available at the hall entry.
All the very best to all cast and crew. There’s a rumble in the Jungle!! Chookas Everyone!!
Production Team – Mrs Doherty, Miss Douglas, Ms Speirs.
The Multicultural Feast, prepared by years 7 and 8, was well received by all our families and many staff.
A beautiful three-course meal was served to over 50 guests. Sue (Izzy’s mum) commented that the food was of a high professional standard.
Entrées, main meals and desserts from several different countries were served and everyone enjoyed such diversity. The students worked collaboratively to achieve this night but I must thank Skye for her calm and well organised leadership, Yanti for her much appreciated help, and our years 5 and 6 students who washed dishes and cleared benches above and beyond the call of duty!
Thanks also to Anne and Sarah for bringing together the Multicultural Feast.
Daylesford Secondary College Band
What a terrific musical morning for the students of Lavers Hill College.
The 30 piece band from Daylesford SC entertained us with a wide variety of songs, including the familiar tune from Batman, played by their Year 7 Junior Band members.
It was also an exciting experience for our ‘home grown ‘ musicians, Jaryd, Tom, Ella, Sophie, Jessica and Jasper, who were welcomed into the band to workshop 2 dances called ‘Geronimo’ and ‘Cossack Dance’, during period two and later after recess join in with their performance.
Many thanks to Susan Verbyla and other Instrumental teachers for bringing her fantastic combined band to visit us so that we could see such a great variety of instruments. I hope you spotted the Violins, Bass clarinet, Tuba, French Horn and Timpani – kettle drums that were hidden away!!? And also one of our own teachers sharing her skills on the violin for the first time as well. Thanks Ms Douglas.
Here is what two of our beginner instrumentalist thought of the day:
Jasper – At first I felt a little nervous, but when I started playing I had a lot of fun. The two tenor saxophone players were really kind and friendly and they taught me some new notes on the saxophone. Being part of the band was such a great experience because the sound was amazing!
Jessica – I was really nervous at first and then I started playing as though no one was there. Learning to play the timpani for the first time was so exciting and fun. It was great being part of a big band!
Happy future music making.
Insight into Democracy
The Middle Years held a discussion forum called ‘Insight in to Democracy’ on Monday 2nd November.
Karma, Jai and Grace did an excellent job facilitating the lively discussion about values and democracy.
A number of parents, teachers and community members attended to share their views and help the students extend their thinking around these topics. Many of the guests commented on the thoughtfulness and confidence of the Middle Years students’ comments in the discussion.
Otways Learning Conference - Digital Technologies & New Directions
Goals of the Conference:
Introduction to the Digital Technologies curriculum and how to start teaching it
Innovations in leveraging digital in your classroom
Maker Spaces and the capacity to inspire deep learning
Student voice and 21st Century Learning
Opportunities to network and share your ideas and practices
A day of Indonesian activities for students in Prep-Year 8.
Play Indonesian games like gambar gatrik
Compete in a Karaoke competition
Create the best painting which includes an Indonesian flag and win
Make a Balinese mask and scare your friends
See how martabak is made, and try some for lunch
Activities will be held throughout the day. A special assembly will be held from 2.30-3.05pm to share work from the day and announce the prize winners. Parents are invited to attend the assembly, if you would like to be involved in the day also, please contact Ibu Sarah at the school.
The students in Middle Years are working on a science unit called ‘Life In The Fast Lane’.
The unit focus is physics, particularly forces. As part of the unit students are collecting data, designing machines such as mini catapults, trialling and perfecting designs. They are also working in small teams to design and build billycarts in order to race them.
We have a number of parents and senior students working with the Middle Years students on their designs.
There are five sessions to design and build the billy carts. At the end they’ll be assessed and raced!
Otway Glow Show
You are invited to be part of the magical Otway Glow Show!
The Glow Show Parade
Taking place at Melba Gully, Melba Gully Rd Lavers Hill VIC 3238, Friday 19 June, 4.30 for 5.00 start.
Apollo Bay Arts Inc has generously supported a student elective at Lavers Hill K-12 College to make lanterns for the parade, and a felted glow worm environment to be unveiled as part of the warming soup supper in the college foyer after the parade. Come along and support this great initiative and the fantastic creations of all the children involved.
Dress snugly. Beanies, gum boots and waterproof coats recommended!
To build on this initiative we invite you to bring your family and friends along to take part in a Community workshop to create part of a cane and tissue meandering glowing sculpture celebrating our world-famous glow worms and join communities from Lavers Hill, Forrest, Gellibrand, Apollo Bay and the wider Otway’s in this early evening Winter parade at Melba Gully, where your special component will join all the others to form a giant illuminated art work in the Otway Glow Show.
Thanks to Regional Arts Victoria we have the opportunity to work with acclaimed community artist Angie Russi, and local artists Sue Ferrari and Irene Pagram to let our light shine out in the Otways.
Glow Show Workshops
Lavers Hill K-12 College, 10 College Drive Lavers Hill VIC 3238 10am to 4pm
Saturday 23 May and Sunday 24 May
Forrest Public Hall, 14 Grant Street Forrest, VIC 3236
10am to 4pm Saturday 13 June
Can’t come to a workshop? Be part of the Glow Show by lining the Melba Gully walkway, and film the parade on your phone. Join us for soup (gold coin donation) and share your movie. RSVP for catering with Julia Malcolm, Community House Coordinator jmalcolm[at]swarh[dot]vic[dot]gov[dot]au.
Thursday, 12th February, commencing at 10:30am in the pool.
The House swimming carnival has been returned to first term in 2015. This means that all students in Primary and Secondary will have the opportunity to join in the fun, swimming for their House.
Congratulations to the House Captains, elected by their teams:
Secondary – Brodie (Captain) & Dakota (Vice-Captain)
Primary – Jack (Captain) & Jasper (Vice-captain)
Secondary – Dylan (Captain) & Chloe (Vice-Captain)
Primary – Grace (Captain) & Ryan (Vice-captain)
A much bigger program will mean that we will start earlier at 10:30am.
There will be lunch a break between 12:30pm and 1:10pm.
Students should come with suitable clothing (tracksuit pants, windcheater, hat) to enable them to eat outside the gymnasium.
Students should also bring a cut lunch as there will be no canteen in operation.
We hope that this will be a more successful House Swimming Sports. All students are encouraged to participate and we have continued to modify the points scoring system. Due to low numbers across certain age groups we will combine ages into competitive groups. There will be four Champions awarded: