News from Year 10

The Year 10 students have received a copy of their Semester 2 examination timetable. The students have also received an invitation letter to the Year 10 Social at Alfred’s Homestead on Thursday 17 November commencing at 7.00pm. Both documents, including the reply slip for the Social, can be accessed from the Year 10 page of the Portal.

Year 10 students are currently participating in a Community Action Project as part of our pastoral program for Term 4. On Wednesday 12 October, I accompanied Daniella Cosentino, Ruby Wensor, Caitlin Howley and Haddie Hill (all pictured below) to meet Sally Dusting-Laird, the Community Development Worker from Coonara Community House in Ferntree Gully. Sally is a great advocate for mentoring young people and she has developed an impressive career working as both a newspaper journalist for the Herald Sun and a television reporter for Channel 7. The girls have volunteered to submit articles for ‘The Foothills’ magazine. Part of this process has been experiencing the demands of deadlines and the requirements of the Editor to hopefully have their work go to print in the December edition. This opportunity has provided each girl with a real understanding of Journalism in terms of the interview and writing processes. Sally provided feedback about their ideas and commented positively on their insightful questions.

It was another eventful afternoon on Wednesday 19 October during our visit to the Knox Community Space in Knox Shopping Centre. Stefan Bennett, Charlie Dugan, Jack Reid and Joel Williams enjoyed an indoor game of beach cricket while promoting water safety. Joel was also able to utilise his experiences as a Lifeguard during an interview with Sally Dusting-Laird. Mrs Waters and Dann-Watt raised approximately $400 from their bake sale at the swimming sports and they must be congratulated for their well organised and promoted event.

Ms Kropp and a group of students visited the Mercy Place Aged Care Facility in Montrose on Wednesday 26 October to undertake a card making activity with the residents. Kate Astin, Niamh Lewin, Miranda Molnar, Elizabeth O’Dell, Will Snibson and Isabella Wright all made such a positive impression that the residents were requesting a return visit. I look forward to providing further updates as each project continues to evolve.


Mrs Heather Ruckert
Year 10 Co-ordinator




2023 Term Dates