Maria Island Hike to Higher Education

Six Year 10 students, accompanied by Ms Andrew, recently participated in the Maria Island ‘Hike to Higher Education’. The annual four day camp, organised by Anglicare Victoria, and led by student mentors from Federation University , aims to encourage secondary school students to discover their passions in life and build their academic journey. Students from Wonthaggi College participated in the hike along with the Ararat students. ‘My time at Maria island has been amazing it as taught me so many things and I loved hearing so many stories about other people in the same situation, like struggling at school. I enjoyed my time with everyone, I will remember all these people for a lifetime. T

AC at the Grand Prix

On Thursday 23rd March, Mr Sawyer, Mr Stevens, Kurtis Kuster, Will Townsend, Declan Barry, Logan Interlandi and I went to Albert Park in Melbourne to watch the Grand Prix practice session. We spent the day looking at cars, having drinks and snacks in the lounge and the Formula One Paddock Club. On behalf of all of us, it was a great day and a wonderful opportunity. I really enjoyed it and I’m sure the other boys did too.

Introducing Harlow

We are very excited to announce that Harlow, a certified therapy dog, had his first day at school on Tuesday. Harlow, a six-month-old Golden Retriever, is assisting Bonnie, our Psychologist, to improve students’ wellbeing. Harlow had a fantastic first day! He was exhausted by the end of the day, but loved meeting so many new people and having so many pats. Harlow completed an intensive Animal-Assisted Intervention and Therapy Dog Certification through Lead the Way and Alpha Canine Professionals in Melbourne last month. Although he was the youngest dog in the group, he passed with flying colours and showed how much he genuinely loves people! The use of therapy dogs is becoming widely rec

AC News Launch

Last Friday saw the official launch of AC News, a student-driven project which grew out of a successful English class activity from last year. The student team is aiming to work together to bring the news of Ararat College, Australia and the world to the college community. The AC News Instagram page is now up, meaning that anyone interested can follow it and receive the news segments in their feed. It is a private account, so please be understanding if it takes the team a few days to accept your Follow Request. It’s great to see a large number of Year 7 and 8 students involved in this project, lead by co-producers Jack Ward and Miss Sky. Other students involved are: Max Stewart - camer

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