VCAL Work Placement
As a part of the Year 11 VCAL program, each student is required to complete work placement in both Term 2 and 3 for two weeks. Work placement is a great way to gain the skills and knowledge you need for the future when joining your desired industry. Both Charlotte and myself are wanting to get into the beauty industry when we have completed school so getting a placement related to beauty would have been ideal but it is quite difficult as most employers are looking for experienced workers or simply don’t take on work placement students at all.
In Term 2 we both completed our work placement at hairdressing salons in Sunbury. It wasn’t something that we were particularly keen on as we would have preferred to be in a beauty/makeup work environment instead. However, we did both learn a lot about customer service, booking in clients and how a business runs, which was great. Charlotte and I are now completing our Term 3 work placement here at the school, in the mansion with the Development Team (Kerri Pozaic and Emily Jones). Our tasks so far have included updating the staff phone list, creating a Salesian Bosco recruitment video which consisted of using the GoPro and filming certain parts of the school as if it were in the perspective of a student’s day, organising the distribution of the agriculture uniform and many more exciting tasks.
We have both learnt a lot, including how to use Microsoft excel extensively, how to complete a mail merge, and much more. Charlotte and I have also learnt many new things about the Development Department and how much time and effort really goes into what they do. Kerri and Emily have both been amazing in welcoming us into the team and have made it very enjoyable for us but at the same time very educational.
By Raquel Scarano
Term Three Reflection from a Savio Student
It's the last week of term, and as 2018 nearly draws to a close it's time to look back on an amazing term and look forward to a well-earned holiday and an exciting new term in October.
What a great term it has been; from Year 10 formals and athletics competitions, to book-in-a-day competitions, and much more. This term, one of my key personal ideas was achievements. Achievement is not all about getting good grades or winning your sporting grand final; for me, it is about looking deep into yourself and finding what you have improved and discovered within yourself. We can achieve incredible things in our friendships, relationships or thorough our experiences, we can even achieve things that we didn't know were possible.
We have such amazing teachers that are putting all their effort into making each term the very best for all students. If you get the chance, it would be nice to thank them for all the amazing work they have done so that you can improve mentally and physically. It really has been such a great term and I hope that you have a safe holiday and come back ready for the last term of 2018.
I would like to leave you with this quote "I don't wait until the end of my term to say I made mistakes at the beginning. That's too late. I try to adopt the proper behaviour, if everyone around me gives me the chance, right from the start".
By Sian D'Monte (Year 8)
Read an update from Acting Principal, Mrs Angela Romano
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2019 school year.
Cricket great, Darren Lehmann, visited last week as part of our Ashes Oval Redevelopment Project and our Father's Day Breakfast