Deputy Principal - Learning & Teaching

Student Success at the Kyneton Festival of One Act Plays
Some great news from the Kyneton Festival of One Act Plays which was held last Saturday night. A group of our Year 11 students presented a short play written by Year 11 student Kelsey MacDonald (MP5), called Livin’ Sane. The group swept the pool, being awarded:

‘Best Play – Youth’
‘Best Actress – Youth’ (Mikayla Cairney)
‘Clarity of Speech and Projection – Youth’ (Alec Irwin), and
‘Best Ensemble Work – Youth’. 

They also received runner-up awards for:
‘Best Actor – Youth’ (Jamie Walsh)
‘Best Actress – Youth’ (Alethea Barclay).

And all of this against a strong field of about 16 plays, many of which were written and performed by university students. So, very well done to those students involved, and particularly to Kelsey as playwright. Well done all.

Subjects for 2017
A number of students have started asking about their subject allocations for 2017. We are well on the way to having a timetable, and class and teacher allocations, but you will appreciate the complexity of this process in a school the size of ours. So, student subject allocations will be given to students during Term Four, well before the ‘Step-Up’ program for 2017 which begins on Monday 21 November.

Students will be able to apply for a subject change in the two weeks after subject confirmations are given out. I will advise the process for this early next term. In the meantime, I or the campus directors are very happy to speak to you if you have any questions about subjects for 2017.

Michael Horne
Deputy Principal – Learning and Teaching