Happy Chinese New Year

新(xīn) 年(nián) 快(kuài) 乐(lè) On 20th February, Mr Ding and Ms Wang celebrated Chinese New Year with their Chinese classes by making dumplings. Here, some of the students have written about what they’ve learnt about Chinese New Year.  The Chinese Lunar New Year The Chinese New Year is a celebration of a year passing on … Continued

Junior Debating Results

Congratulations to the Junior Debating team for 2/2 wins in the final round of debating for year 7s and 8s recently! Round 4 Results: VUSC 1 – Bye VUSC 2 defeated St Albans (Donald 7A, Christian 7G, Edith 7C) Best speaker: Edith VUSC 3 defeated Springside (Liam 8E, Dang 8E, Gab 8E)   Other Junior … Continued

Chinese Museum Excursion

On the 21/8/2017, the year 10 and 11 Chinese classes went to Melbourne Central’s Chinatown to visit the Chinese Museum. Despite the cold weather, everyone was still able to enjoy the day, furthering and deepening their appreciation for the Chinese Culture. In particular, everyone was deeply fascinated by the unique layout of the museum, and … Continued

8th Global Village Bilingual Speech Competition – Mariana (8A) & Cecilia (8A)

Congratulations to Mariana Fajardo Valencia and Cecilia Nguyen in Year 8 who represented our school to attend the pre-final in ‘Global Village Bilingual Speech competition’ at Melbourne Grammar School over the weekend. Both Mariana and Cecilia worked very hard on speech training with Ms Yang at lunchtime and after school for the last two weeks. They sacrificed their weekend to prepare and attend the … Continued

Chinese Sister School Visit

Last week we welcomed a short visit from our sister school in China. The six visiting students and teacher spent time in classes at both our Junior and Senior campuses, as well as some sightseeing in Melbourne and a Welcome Reception at Government House on Wednesday. The visit gave them a chance to see what … Continued

Aspiring to Achieve – Students AND Staff!

Congratulations to three students from Year 9 who have been given the opportunity to attend the Victorian Alpine School at Dinner Plain for 9 weeks this term (pictured right).  Ezias Danielson, Chantel Moncur and Nhung Le have successfully applied to attend the Alpine School for Student Leadership where the curriculum focuses on personal development and team … Continued

AVID Symposium

AVID students from years 7-11 participated in a symposium which focused on Retention in Education. Students were prepared in their AVID classes with the critical reading of texts, which addressed issues relating to retention in education. This will now lead into a learning task where students will work in teams to develop a project for … Continued

Young Leaders Program

During the recent school holidays four of our year 11 students, who had been awarded scholarships by Western Chances, were able join with other young people from all over world to attend the week-long residential Young Leaders Program held at the University of Melbourne’s Trinity College. Congratulations to Zahraa Ali and David Ly who attended … Continued

Year 10 Scholarships now open

Scholarship Applications for Year 10 entry in 2018 are now open and close on Friday 18th August 2017. Scholarships are open to students within and outside the school and selection is based on the student’s application and interview. The College is offering a range of scholarships in the following areas: Academic Excellence Music Excellence Rugby … Continued

Model United Nations Conference

Year 11 AVID students May Qureshi and Yedidya Ephrem participated in a model United Nations Conference at Government House recently, with the College’s Debating Coordinator Ms Urvi Majumdar and AVID Leader Ms Athena Vass. The conference focus was Achieving Gender Equality: Empowering Women and Girls. Students were asked to prepare a 3 minute position statement … Continued