Year 7 Camp 2019

A big thank you to Year 7 Coordinator Mr Krol and to all other staff who attended last week’s Year 7 camp at Dunkeld. Our Year 7 students had a fabulous time making new friends and getting to know each other better. They also had the opportunity to get to know many of their new teachers outside of the classroom. The students participated in a wide range of fun and challenging activities and returned home Friday afternoon tired but happy. On Wednesday 13th of February, 9:30am, the bus heading to Dunkeld departed with an excited crowd of year 7s. The bus ride was one hour long, and quite noisy. As we arrived, we were greeted by the park owners, Dennis and Maree. They told us the basic rules

NDIS Art Competition

At the end of last year a number of Ararat College students participated in an Art Competition organised by the NDIS to recognise the International Day of People With Disability. Congratulations to the following students who were awarded prizes : First place - Clare Clarke, Sruthi Kalluri, Tamika Moyle and Zaf Davies-Harrison, whose work “showed strong visual imagery giving a clear message that people with a disability are no different”. Equal Second place - Hunter Will for “eye catching use of colour and the message that abilities count” and Amile Lillis-Pattison for her snazzy slogan “where there’s a wheel there’s a way”. Third place - Chloe Brasser (absent from photo) for her emphas

College Experiencing Flash Flooding

As a result of the tropical downpour-like event during period 6 on Wednesday our school experienced flash flooding. While I am confident that our school could have coped with the rain falling within our school’s grounds, our drainage network could not cope with the river of water that was flowing into our school from Barkly Street. The floodwaters caused significant damage to our Trade Training Centre, Science and Language Centre, Library, staff offices, locker areas and a wing of classrooms. A lot of water also pooled beneath a number of other buildings. A flood assessment and clean-up crew arrived at our school early Thursday morning and at the time of writing this report they were busy

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