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ISSUE 5 Monday 3 March 2014 Principal’s Message As we approach the halfway point of first term the rhythm of the school year has become a familiar routine for students, staff and parents. We all love our holidays because they take us away from the day-to-day routine. However, there is magic to be found in routines that we can use. Having a routine is very important for staying motivated and on task. I know, for myself, without a routine I would be at the mercy of an easily distracted mind. I have many interests and therefore many temptations to get off the path to productivity at any moment. This is not to say that we should not act on a whim, however a healthy balance in life is important to get things done.


Principal's Message

Inter– school Swimming Carnival

Clean-up Schools Day

Author talk inspires students

Community News

IN OTHER NEWS This week’s header photo Samantha Cassie & Ella Eade hold the Handicap Trophy for Bayview College. Bayview College sent a large and enthusiastic group of swimmers to the Interschool swimming sports in Hamilton last week. Individually and as a team we are very proud of the sportsmanship and effort everybody put in. Results and photos on page 2. Buddy activities a beach winner Last week our Year 7 students spent some time with their older buddies down at the fore shore. Given our geography and proximity to the beach we were provided with a wonderful backdrop for students to get to know one another and enjoy an old fashioned ice-cream while building stronger friendships

The familiarity and predictability of routine provides security which enables us to feel confident in what we are doing. In a classroom we know that confident learners are successful learners. So, when students are at ease with the rhythm of the school day their teachers and peers, the atmosphere is more conducive to successful learning outcomes. Successful students also need to develop a routine approach to undertaking their homework tasks; their project work, their wider reading and their regular revision. Just like the school timetable that regularly apportions time to each subject area and to the cycle of learning and assessment, so to each student needs to develop an at home study regime that enables them to reinforce and refine their knowledge and skill development. The structured routines that young people establish at this stage of the academic year will positively impact on their confidence and their outcomes. As parents we partner with our young people in the development of sound independent learning skills in the home environment. We need to walk the ‘fine line’ between hand holding and abandonment, both of which dis-empower our sons and daughters. Encouraging and facilitating a routine that enables our children to be involved in sport and recreation, family activities, independent learning, and part time work will result in a confident, fulfilled and resourceful young person. At Bayview as a guide we recommend the following time allocation, for at-home study: YEAR 7 5 hours per week YEAR 8 6 hours per week YEAR 9 8 hours per week YEAR 10 10 hours per week YEAR 11 between 10 and 15 hours per week YEAR12 between 14 and 18 hours per week. Learning to develop a routine is a skill in itself and we recognise that some young people need personal advice and support in this. In our classroom and wellbeing

programs we are working with our students to help them find a pattern of working that is right for their needs. The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine. Mike Murdock

Dr M Kearney

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Interschool Swimming Sports captures success


A gigantic congratulations to our Interschool swimming team who represented Bayview so well on Thursday at the Glenelg Zone swimming sports. Not only did Patrick Webster and Daisi-Paige Schwarz win their respective individual age group champions but Bayview as a team was able to secure the Handicap trophy which was based on the success of the competitors from the school as compared to the overall school population. Well done to the team!!!

Baxter Hollis

Patrick Webster

Patrick Webster & Daisi-Paige Schwarz

Thursday 6 March Glenelg 20/20 Cricket International Women's DayPacific Hydro High Tea Monday 10 March Labour Day Holiday-No School TUESDAY 11 March Please note change of date Inter-house Athletics (Parent help required) Contact Mr Murrell on 5523 1042 Wednesday 19 March Ride 2 School day. Free pancake breakfast for those who use active transport Thursday 20 March VCE Parent/Teacher Interviews 4.00-8.00pm Friday 21 March Harmony Day. Gold coin donation. Glenelg Athletics Casterton Year 7 Scholarships close. Thursday 27 March GWSR Swim Carnival (for selected students) Thursday 3 April 7-10 Parent Teacher Interviews 3.30-8.30pm Friday 4 April Last Day of School 2.20pm finish Tuesday 22 April Term 2 starts Friday 25 April Anzac Day– No school Students to march in Anzac Parade Thursday 1 May Bugsy Malone Production 6.00pm Friday 2 May Bugsy Malone Production 6.00pm Year 9 Try a career day SW TAFE

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Bayview prepares for Clean-up Schools Day It was all hands on deck last Wednesday as Bayview College students participated in Clean-up Schools Day, a forerunner to Clean up Australia Day. Clean-up Schools Day encourages students to pick up litter in the school environment while taking pride in their school grounds. Since 1992, school communities across Australia have demonstrated their support for caring for the environment through participating in Schools Clean Up Day. “We didn’t want to waste this opportunity for our students to take action for a cleaner environment” said Ms Yvonne Anson, Head of Science and Humanities faculty. Last year Bayview introduced a recycling program separating paper and cardboard from general rubbish thanks to a grant received from Bendigo Bank. “We’ve seen a significant amount of classroom waste re-used and recycled” said Ms Anson.

Year 9 students headed to Nuns’ Beach to collect bags of rubbish. L-R Aaron Shepherd, Cody Driscoll, Charlie Ryan, Luke Johnson, Rhys Jones & Harry McIntyre

“Students are consciously recycling their waste and understanding the environmental impact recycling has on the environment” she said.

Year 7’s put their artistic talents into tie-dying

Year 7 Art class had the opportunity to learn the art of tie-dyeing from visiting artist Natasha Oberholzer. Ms Oberholzer is self taught and offered to demonstrate to the students how they can easily achieve some very creative designs . The students will use this knowledge to make their own cushion cover. Photo right: TJ Holliday and Emily Rose Matskows watch and learn the art of Tie dyeing

Students enjoy first time robotics Program

L-R Josh Mitchell, Jackson Gollasch, Selwyn Williams, Campbell Reefman & Dylan Langcake

Year 9-10 students will have their challenges set for them during Semester 1 through the Robotics Elective. The program is based on the Lego Mindstorm set, which contains approx. 750 parts. The first challenge for the students was to find out who had built the fastest car. Students paired up, designed their own car from the Lego set and raced them in the school gym. Victors for this challenge were Josh Mitchell and Jackson Gollasch. Coming soon… Sumo Challenge. APPLY NOW for 2015 Year 7 SCHOLARSHIIP CLOSE FRIDAY 21 MARCH

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Students inspired by author talk by Liam Hol Last Wednesday, thirteen of us went to Brauer College in Warrnambool to listen to James Phelan talk about his various novels and how he became a writer. James has published a number of books including the ‘Alone’ series and his latest series called ‘The Last Thirteen’. You can check out some interesting information and watch the trailer : at James started writing when he was in year 10, which is a great inspiration for us to start writing while we are still at school. The first book he can remember was ‘The Jungle Book’ on cassette and the first novel he read was ‘Patriot’s Hunt’. I really enjoyed the author talk and it inspired me to continue reading. Some memorable moments for me during the author talk were James Phelan bagging out the ‘Harry Potter’ series ; his talking about ‘Hipster Zombies’ and tanks. L-R Lillie Booth, Tasnia Ibnat, Liam Hol, Meg McLean, April O’Sullivan, Debbie Chambers and front James One of our students asked him “What’s one tip for writing Phelan stories?” James’ answered , “Plan your end”

Co-Curricular activities has advantages

Research across the globe clearly indicates that students engaged in co-curricular activities have an advantage socially, academically and emotionally. Performing arts, sport, debating, chess, book club, environmental groups, leadership and house activities expose students to cross age experiences, project management, team skills, friendly competition, and partnership with adults. This is real world learning. In 2014 already we have seen some amazing examples of young people excelling in co-curricular pursuits. What opportunities might your son or daughter take up in the coming weeks?

IRB Racing sees Bayview students well represented

Portland Surf Club had a team of 16 that competed on the 1st of June at Lorne at the Vic Titles in IRB racing. For a new club to the competition Portland did very well, they came 5th overall and the girls team came 3rd in 3 finals and the club also came 3rd in the relay which involves using every team member (16). Bayview had a few kids in that team, Ella Eade, Jake & Jessie Stone, Keegan Bilson. Portland will be sending its team up to compete in the Aussie titles which will be held in Darwin in July. Ella Eade (left in boat) competing in the Lorne Vic titles. Thank you to Maria Eade for photo and article.

Students excel at Wood Wine and Roses Art Student works from late 2013 were entered in the Wood Wine and Roses Secondary School Art exhibition and with all students coming away with awards. Congratulations to the following students who received first prize; Brendan Arriagada, Regina Punton, Brooke Stiles Jack Olver, second prize; Hayley Marnell, Tynan Drought, Josephine Quinlivan, Jack Olver and honorable mention to Tahlia Gollasch. INTERHOUSE ATHLETICS TUES 11 MARCH PARENT HELP WANTED

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Year 12s considering a Career in Medicine, Dentistry or Health Science. Important UMAT 2014 dates: UMAT Registrations are now open. Registrations close : 6 June 2014 Sit UMAT: 30 July 2014 Results released: Late September 2014 By published deadline: Apply to Universities UMAT Preparation courses -for details visit:

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Keeper for a Day program April 8, 10 & 14

Are you thinking of a career that involves working with animals? Come and join us for a day and participate in a range of hands on experiences designed to provide you with an insight into the role of a Zoo Keeper. This is a great opportunity to find out first hand from keepers the skills and experience recommended to gain a position as a Zoo keeper amongst a competitive field of applicants. Ages: 13-18 years. (Years 7-12) Cost: $103.00; $92.70 zoo members Bookings: 9285 9406

Healesville Sanctuary’s Vet for a Day program April 9, 10, 16 & 17

Our Australian Wildlife Health Centre receives over 2,000 injured and orphaned wild animals each year. Come and work alongside our vets in a unique program on real life cases involving Healesville Sanctuary’s animal collection as well as injured wildlife brought to the hospital. These school holidays, our theme is Corroboree giving you the chance to also learn about animals from a traditional perspective. Get up close to amazing animals such as Corroboree frogs, Kangaroos, Dingoes and Sugar Gliders. Vet for a Day allows participants to work in our vet hospital for the day, helping out our vets and learning about one of the most rewarding jobs! Ages: 15-18 years. (Years 9-12). Cost: $125; $112.50 zoo members Bookings: 9285 9406

Healesville Sanctuary’s Keeper for a Day program April 8, 9, 15 & 16

Come and work as a Keeper at Healesville Sanctuary these school holidays and get up close to some of our most precious and endangered animals. These school holidays, our theme is Corroboree giving you the chance to work with some of our indigenous keepers and also learn about animals from a traditional perspective. Meet amazing Corroboree frogs, Pythons and Birds of Prey. Keeper for a Day allows participants to work in the Sanctuary for the day, helping out our Keepers and learning about one of the most rewarding jobs! Ages: 13-18 years. (Years 7-12) Cost: $103.00; $92.70 zoo members Bookings: 9285 9406

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