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NAPLAN Results 2017 Students in Years 7 & 9 that participated in the NAPLAN testing have received their 2017 test results. Students were given these to take home this week. If parents did not receive these results can you please contact the school so that we can provide you with a copy. As I have mentioned previously, the NAPLAN testing provides a snapshot of individual student learning and should be used together with other forms of assessment including teacher assessments and reporting. As a school whilst we are interested in individual student results, what we are more interested in from the NAPLAN is whole school and cohort/year level data. The 2017 results for Oberon were once again very pleasing and reinforced the capabilities and academic growth of our students. In summary the results indicated that, on average, our students at both Years 7 & 9 are performing at the State average benchmarks for all of the areas of Literacy (Reading, Writing, Spelling and Grammar/Punctuation) and at a similar level in Numeracy. The pleasing thing about the results again, this year was the academic growth that was achieved by Year 9 students from their results in Year 7. The results once again reflect that Oberon High students are improving on average at a rate faster than the State average in Reading, Writing, Spelling and Grammar/Punctuation and at the expected State rate for numeracy from Year 7 to Year 9. School Production

On Thursday 24th August I attended the School Production of ‘CreepyTown’. It was great to see so many staff, students, parents and other family members in attendance to support the staff and students who were involved in putting this production together. I wish to congratulate all of the students who were cast members and also to the staff members who supported Mrs Deidre Pike, Mrs Bronwyn Knight and Mr Vlad Filipovski in the organisation of this production. It is great to see the students performing on the stage. The Production continues tonight Friday 25th and Saturday 26th August and I encourage school community members to attend . School Council Meeting

At our School Council meeting on Wednesday 16th August we had State MP for Geelong Christine Couzens attend to discuss a range of issues around the relocation of the school to Armstrong Creek. These included future bussing arrangements and future funding timelines. Christine has informed School Council that she will follow up on the issues raised with relevant Ministers and authorities. Year 7 & 8 Student Led Conferences

On Wednesday 30th August, Year 7 & 8 Parents/Guardians are encouraged to participate in the student led conferences whereby their children will be able to showcase a portfolio of work on their iPads that has been undertaken across the subjects that they have undertaken. School planning 2017

The school is currently planning for the 2018 school year.

If you are aware that your son/daughter is not returning to the school for the 2018 could you contact the school and leave a message with one of our Assistant Principals. Bogong Leadership Camp

Two staff members and twenty Year 10 students will be participating in the DET Bogong Leadership Camp from Monday 28th August till Friday 1st September. Staff PD Day

As part of the recent Staff Professional Development day on Student Mental Health, we heard from a range of guest speakers relating to this topic from DET Regional Office together with welfare staff from our school who have undertaken extensive training in this area. The feedback from staff was very positive and we will continue to undertake further training this year and into the future to ensure that the mental health issues of both staff and students are identified and addressed early. Thank you to Mrs Michele Crichton who organised the day. German Poetry

Congratulations to Year 7 students Kai Bowie and Phoebe Connelly who qualified to compete in the State Final of the German Poetry Competition on Saturday 19th August in Melbourne. A great effort by both students to qualify, with Kai placing fourth overall. Thanks to Ms Liz Ray who supported the students. Tim McMahon

Thurs 7th Year 7 Poetry Presentation Year 12 Ace Your Exams - Presentation Mon 11th Chess Kids Competition - Library Mon 11th - Frid 22nd Indonesian overseas adventure Tues 12th Year 11 Chemistry SAC - Ecolinc Wed 13th Year 12 Biology SAC - Ecolinc Frid 15th VCAL G-Force Excursion Tues 19th Year 9 Mock Interviews Thurs 21st Western Metropolitan Athletics Year 8 & 9 School Social Dance Frid 22nd LAST DAY OF TERM 3 - 2.30 FINISH Mon 25th - 6th Oct SCHOOL HOLIDAYS


Mon 9th TERM 4 BEGINS Thurs 12th Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences 12 midday -

7.30 pm Wed 18th Year 7 2018 - Parent Information Night


Thurs 24th - Sat 26th School Production - Creepy Town - Auditorium Mon 28th Year 11VCAL Excursion - Jamie Oliver’s Ministry

of Food. Tues 29th Year 12 Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews - 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm Empower Me - Self Development Conference for

Selected Year 10 students Year 11 VCAL Excursion Jamie Oliver’s Ministry

of Food Year 10 Photography Excursion Mon 28th - Frid 1st September Year 10 Leadership Camp - Mount

Bogong Wed 30th Student Led Conferences - Year 7 & 8 - 1.20 - 6.30 pm


Mon 4th Year 11 VCAL Excursion - Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food.


12 Pickett Crescent, Belmont, 3216 Ph: 5243 4444 Fax: 5244 2005 Web: Email: [email protected]

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YEAR 7 STUDENT - LED CONFERENCES On Wednesday 30th August, all Year 7 and 8 students will be presenting a digital portfolio to highlight work and learning completed in classes in 2017. The work is to be presented on their iPads and they will lead a conversation with their parent/s about each of the work tasks displayed. The conference will be centred on their learning, how they will act upon feedback received and how this relates to their Semester learning goals. Students have just begun to put their portfolio together and the onus will be upon the student to choose work samples to include.

This is a celebration event and designed for students to showcase their efforts in Year 7 & 8, not to discuss behaviours and everyday class matters. The conferences will run from 1:20 - 6:30 pm on this day, with all students still to attend school on this day. A letter has been sent home with your son/daughter with further information. Renae Barnett Middle Years Leader

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Friday 20th October Closing date for payment of 2017 School Magazine

Monday 23rd October Last Day of Classes for Year 12

Tuesday 24th October Year 12 Celebration Day/Final Assembly

Wednesday 25th October Geelong Cup Day - School Closed

Wednesday 1st - Friday 24th November

Year 12 Exams

Monday 27th November Year 12 Valedictory Dinner - 6.30 pm to 11.30 pm


YEAR 12 STUDENTS - VTAC REGISTRATION A reminder to Year 12 students that VTAC Registration and applications are open now. VTAC registration will enable students to obtain their results by SMS on 15th December. Career teachers and Connect teachers are available to assist with this process and any special consideration and scholarship applications. These processes should be completed by Thursday 21st September. If students have any questions, they can contact Mrs. Pike, Ms Kelly or the Careers Staff.


Oberon High School is entering a School

Team for Run Geelong 2017. All students

are welcome and encouraged to join our

Oberon High Run Geelong Team to help

raise money for Barwon Health’s Paediatric

Rehabilitation Services, with 100% of every

Run Geelong registration going directly to

this cause.

Last year we had 48 members in the Oberon

High Run Geelong Team and in 2017 we are hoping to get that figure to

over 100. Not only are we encouraging students to enter, but we would

really love families to be part of our Oberon High Run Geelong Team

and enjoy this fantastic event on SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19th at

EASTERN PARK. (Start times for morning events will be available


Supervised Student training sessions for RUN GEELONG will be every

Friday at 1.00pm from the staff carpark: starting next week – Friday 1st

September. Sign up outside Mr Baker ’s office and bring your runners

and sports gear.

There are a number of options for entry on the day including; a 6km

Family Walk, 6km Run or a 12 km Run. Registration: Students - $20,

Adults - $45 and Families - $90 can be paid online. Your registration

cost entitles you to a Race pack, which includes your unique race bib,

timing chip and Run Geelong t-shirt.

To enter the Oberon High Run Geelong Team 2017

1. Log onto 2. Location – Geelong 3. Press Register 4. Select your Registration Type: School - Select 5. Join a Group : type in Oberon High 6. Password: oberon 7. Select the race you wish to enter 8. Pay online

Please contact Carole Fisher or Josh Baker if you have any questions.



Conferences between Parents and Students and their Year 12 Teachers will take place in the School Library on Tuesday August 29th between 4.30 and 6.30 pm. This will provide an opportunity for parents and students to discuss progress and preparations for the finish of the year with Year 12 teachers. Reports for Year 12 students will be available on the Parent Portal from 5 pm on Friday August 25th and an electronic booking sheet for the conferences will also be available at that time. Year 11 students doing a Year 12 subject will only have their Year 12 subject Report available at this time.


Oberon High School is participating in the Woolworths Earn and Learn

Program. Through this Program, we will be able to select FREE new

Educational Resources for our school including: sporting gear, art & craft

materials, Library supplies, Science equipment and Maths & English


From Wed 26th July to Tues 19th September, we are collecting the

Woolworths Earn and Learn Stickers. Help support us by collecting

the stickers whenever you shop at Woolworths. You are entitled to 1

sticker for every $10 spent. A collection box will be placed in the school

administration office area and at Waurn Ponds Woolworths.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT- Please start collecting your stickers


YEAR 8 & 9 SOCIAL This year, a group of Year 9’s involved in the Duke of Ed Program have decided to organise a Year 8 & 9 Social. This event is a great opportunity for all Year 8’s and 9’s to come together and have a fun night, all whilst raising money for the Salvation Army Youth Programs. This event will be held in the School Gym on THURSDAY 21st SEPTEMBER, from 6:30pm – 10:30pm. There will be a professional DJ, photo booth and prizes. Dress code is SEMI FORMAL and the Theme for the night is “STARRY STARRY NIGHT.” Tickets are $15 and will be on sale from Monday 4th September at lunchtimes.


Oberon High School will be closed for the Public Holiday on Geelong Cup Day

Wednesday 25th October Please mark this date in your diary.

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GERMAN POETRY COMPETITION Students learning German in Years 7, 8 and 9 have been busy learning a poem to recite at the Geelong Regional Poetry Competition. Oberon had students in Years 7 & 8 who qualified for the competition on Thursday 10th August held at the German Club in Norlane. Our team included Elly Moor, Abbey Geddes, Chloe Paton and Jordyn Aitken of Year 8 and Phoebe Connolly, Kai Bowie, Ava O’Callaghan and Joshua Palmer of Year 7. All students performed extremely well and special mention must got to Kai who won the Gold Medal and Phoebe the Silver medal in the Year 7 section. Both Phoebe and Kai went on to the State Finals at the Austrian Club in Melbourne last weekend. They competed against 30 students from all across the State and Kai was placed fourth. Congratulations on an excellent effort!




Winter: Musim dingin der Winter Fuyu ふゆ 冬

Spring : Musim bunga/musim semi der Frühling Haru はる 春

Summer: Musim panas der Sommer Natsu なつ 夏

Autumn: Musim gugur der Herbst Aki あき 秋

Rainy season: Musim hujan Tsuyu つゆ Dry season: Musim kemarau

Less than 3 weeks to go until six Year 10 students and Bu Maher head off to Yogyakarta in Central Java for the Indonesian trip. Students have been busy cooking Indo Mie noodles at lunch time to raise money for an Orphanage. We wish them all the best in their travels and look forward to hearing about their adventures next Term.


Students from our Sister Schools in Marburg, Germany will shortly be arriving at Oberon for their reciprocal visit. A meeting for all hosting families and students will take place at North Geelong Secondary College on Monday 28th August at 7pm. This year we will be hosting four girls plus a teacher. Contact Frau Ray if more information is needed.

GERMAN SISTER SCHOOL VISIT – September 25th to October 20th

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Creepytown is coming.

Do you dare?

School Auditorium August 24-26

th 2017

at 7.30

Tickets on sale At the Door

Adults: $12

Student/Pensioner/Concession: $8

Children 12 years and under: $3


AM – S7 Barwon Heads via Warralily to Grovedale College & Oberon High School @ 7.59 am

The S7 bus will depart Barwon Heads 1 minute earlier at 7.59. It will travel via Warralily Boulevard picking up at bus stops en-route (see timetable and stopping locations over page).

PM – N14 Oberon High & Grovedale College via Warralily to Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove @4.03 pm

The N14 will depart Oberon High at 4.03, then travel direct to Grovedale College for pick up. It will then travel via Surf Coast Hwy, Warralily Blvd, Barwon Heads Rd to Barwon Heads. It will no longer travel via Bluestone School Rd.

For further information, please contact McHarry’s Buslines at or telephone 5223 2111.

Morning Bus Stop Locations AM PM*

Warralily Blvd Opposite 18 8:20 4:20 Warralily Blvd Opposite Abagail Street 8:22 4:18 Warralily Blvd 166 8:23 4:18 Warralily Blvd 214 8:23 4:17 Warralily Blvd 273 8:24 4:17 Warralily Blvd cnr Coastside Drive 8:26 4:16 Warralily Blvd west of Neville Drive 8:27 4:16 Warralily Blvd 2211 8:28 3:15 Warralily Blvd east of Maroubra St 8:28 4.15 Grovedale College 8:34 4:10 Oberon High School 8:48 4:03

During the next school holidays, two follow up immunisation sessions for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 who missed the Meningococcal W immunisation at school, will be held at Barwon Health Immunisation Centre, 1-17 Reynolds Road, Belmont.

Thursday September 28th

Tuesday 3rd October

Please phone Barwon Health Immunisation on 42 156 963 to arrange.



A notice to parents who would like an Oberon

High School Magazine for 2017 that the deadline for payment ($20.00)

is Friday 20th October, 2017


FREE LIVE ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION Hear from our very experienced, National Director, find out more about

discounts and scholarships available and ask questions.

Thursday, 31st August at 7.30pm

Register now

Visit or call 0800 440 079 for more information

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Ever been interested in becoming a Surf Lifesaver? Applications open September 1st for Bronze Camp at Anglesea Surf Lifesaving Club. Bronze Camp is a week long live-in camp where 15 to 18 year olds can gain their Bronze Medallion, the core award to be-come a beach patroller, as well as leadership skills, surf skills and new friends. For more information, go to


Acting Performance Studio

Acting classes for Youth: Friday 4.30—6.30 pm

Teens and Adults: Friday 6.30—8.30 pm

Ph: 9078 1454 Email: [email protected]


Regular drop in activities of X-Box, Foosball, Table Tennis, Art Activities,

Sports, Wii, Free Food! All welcome

Thursday 3.30—5.30 pm

Ages: 12—25

Contact Harrison—0419 504 329

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