Valedictory Dinner

We celebrated the Class of 2021 and all of their achievements. It wasn’t an easy year (or indeed, the past two years), but our Year 12s pushed through and shone. It was a beautiful night of speeches, photos, thanks, and cake cutting - made even more beautiful by the fact that we could share the celebrations with their families. To our Class of 2021: Congratulations and all the best for your bright, bright futures.

Twas the final year for the class of ‘21,
Looking back, oh, how we’ve had fun.
It was a year of ‘enjoy it, this is the last’,
How did this happen? It was all just so fast.  
In the start there was our camp by Lake Benanee,
We were almost blown away, it was so windy.
Flash light tiggy was played, it was all the rage,
This chapter of Year 12 had a very happy page.
Onward and upwards, to Melbourne we next went!
Some of us went shopping and spent every cent,
We learnt about uni and tafe, and clubs and societies,
(Of which we learnt there are endless varieties),
And who could forget the footy, Saints vs Cats!
Some of us went home extremely happy chaps.
It was a year of ‘enjoy it, this is the last’,
How did this happen? It was all just so fast.
Amongst all of the fun, there’s been study too,
There have been SACS and outcomes of every hue,
Be it VCE or VCAL, we’ve all tried our best,
We’ve held our heads high as we’ve been put to the test.
Looking back, oh yes! There was Aths and Swimming Sports,
We’ve dressed up in costumes of all different sorts,
How about those rugby jumpers, green, black and white,
And don’t forget muck up day – we gave everyone a fright!
This year we’ve had smiles, but it’s also been tough,
Lockdowns a plenty, it’s was pretty rough,
But we’ve made it, we’re done, we’re finally done,
That’s right, class of 2021
It was a year of ‘enjoy it, this is the last’,
How did this happen? It was all just so fast.
Just like that, in the blink of an eye,
Spread your wings now, to the ‘Real World’ you fly

Thank you to the staff and teachers who have all played a part in our thirteen years of education. In particular, thank you to the teachers who have supported us through this year: Lesieli Afa, Katrina Clements, Linda Connell, Taylor Edwards, Debbie Ford, Nathan Geaboc, Steve Goodwin, Rick Hlasny, Peter Hughes, Emily Knights, Fay Mulada, Daryl McClure, Catherine O’Haire, Hiranthi Punchihewa and Graeme Smythe.

Thank you to our families, for getting us to this year, and through this year.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021: Naki Afa, Mia Brigante, Tyrel Brown, Jack Chunn, Saverio Chirchiglia, Georgia Giofrelle, Daniel Hafoka, Harrison Katis, Paea  Lanumata, Zach Leslie, Vaughan McClure, Tyson Nelson, Lisamaree Tongia, Christopher Tuifua, Margaret Tute and Nicholas Zappia.

 

Written by Stephanie Fang, Year 12 Learning Coach

Published on: 25 Nov 2021
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Year 7 & 8 River Walk

Last week, year 7 and year 8 went on trips to the Cut to hear from local Elders Aunty Marie Wighton and Aunty Allie Murray. We learnt about Aboriginal history; in particular, what life was like for Aboriginal people along the Murray River before colonisation. Students learnt about songlines, Dreamtime stories, boundaries between Aboriginal Nations and food sources. We were shown the middens along the bank as well as the scar tree beneath the bridge to Euston.

Published on: 24 Nov 2021
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Victorian Statewide Reading Program


The Swan Hill Regional Library is participating in the brand new Public Libraries Victoria BIG Summer Read this year which will begin on 1 December and run through until 31 January 2022.

The BIG Summer Read program is open to children up to 18 years of age and is a great way for students to avoid what teachers commonly know as the ' summer slide' experienced by many students as they disengage from reading during the summer school holidays . 

Published on: 22 Nov 2021
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Foundation Transition

We have had special visitors from Kindergarten children transitioning into Foundation in 2022. They played in our Foundation classroom and our F-2 Playground to get to know their new environment and their new friends.

Published on: 22 Nov 2021
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Remembrance Service

Grace Uebergang  and Sze Qing Poh   from our Junior SRC  represented the College in laying a wreath at the 11am Remembrance Service.

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.- Lest we forget

Published on: 22 Nov 2021
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Excess Uniform Stock

All items are $5 and are located at the front office. Items include:

Woolen Pullovers

Winter SkirtsGirls

Ladies grey long pantsGirls

Ladies grey shortsBoys

Mens grey long pantsBoy

Mens grey shorts

Published on: 22 Nov 2021
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2021 Clontarf Presentations

On Tuesday 16th Nov, the Robinvale Academy had its annual awards Ceremony. After an up and down year with schooling and Clontarf interactions, these are the academy members that stood out for our awards.Education award - Johnathon and Reuben Manu Clontarf Engagement - Malek Baxter Leadership award - Ruben Ricker Clontarf Sportsman - Ioan TogoEmployment awards - Beau Leslie and Tyson Nelson CLONTARF SPIRIT Award - Salutu Felise2021 Yr12 Graduates - Tyrel Brown and Tyson Nelson Congratulations to all award winners and we wish our Yr12 boys the best of luck for their futures. Once a Clontarf boy, always a Clontarf boy.We thank all our special guests for attending both online and in person.Mark Morgan for his photography and the Jack bar and bistro for catering.

Published on: 22 Nov 2021
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From the Principal Desk

Welcome back Ms Sara Broster, returning to work next Monday 29th of November. Sara has recovered well and is excited to be back leading the school into the new year.

Our Valedictory dinner took place this week as the last formal activity for the class of 2021. We wish these students well, are proud of their achievements, and know they will be successful in the future. We look forward to you coming back and sharing with us your stories. Thank you to Cathy Ferguson, Debbie Ford, Julie Kelly, and Steph Fang for the extensive preparation and fantastic evening.

This week is the final week for our year 11 students, who have made a start on their future studies through the head start program. These students have started their year 12 studies this week, becoming familiar with the coursework and getting prepared for holiday pre-work. I wish all our year 11 students well and a safe summer holiday.

Next week is the final week for our year 10 students, who will also start their 2022 classes with the same purpose of becoming familiar with the coursework. Year 10 students are expected to be at school for the week to take part in these activities.

For both these year levels, if there are any concerns about subject selections or booklists, please contact Ms Cathy Ferguson. There have been some changes to the process over the last few weeks and I apologise for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused.

The college is now taking enrolments for 2022. Enrolment forms are available from the front office. The foundation transition program has commenced, with the 2022 students spending some time at the college getting to know the teachers, each other, and the rooms.

A big shout out and thank you to Leon and Dylan, the CLONTARF team, supporting the young fellas to reach their full potential. The graduation ceremony last week was great, and the students were proud to be recognised for their hard work this year. Camps have been organised for the boys, with the junior camp taking place last week and the senior boys camp taking place this week.

With three weeks to go there are a few events and activities coming up you that you will need to be aware of:

  • State-wide transition day for 2022 foundation, year 7 and yar 9 classes – Tuesday 7th of December.
  • Grade 6 graduation and disco – Thursday 9th of December.
  • Activity week and final week of school – Monday 13th to Friday 17th of December.
  • Achievement Night via Webex – Wednesday 15th of December.

Thank you, Robinvale College community, for the support and feedback you have provided me across the term. I’ve enjoyed every day, meeting new people, and building positive working relationships. The school is well resourced, with fantastic buildings and grounds, but more importantly with passionate and dedicated people wanting the very best for all students and the community.

Nathan Black

Acting Principal

Published on: 22 Nov 2021
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REBA Twilight Christmas Carnival


Published on: 12 Nov 2021
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Information Session

Navigating Tricky Issues for Teens. Wednesday 17th November 2-3pm or 5-6pm at the Robinvale Learning & Community Hub.Please confirm your attendance to Laura Masasso: Wellbeing School Co-ordinator/Chaplain by text 0437559330 or email Laura.Masasso@education.vic.gov.au

Published on: 12 Nov 2021
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Walk to School Competition

All school aged children that complete the survey, receives a complimentary family pool pass. You will also go into the draw to WIN 1 of 3 Scooters!!!Scan the QR code to complete the survey.

Published on: 12 Nov 2021
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Foundation Transistion

We have had special visitors from Kindergarten this week. Children transitioning into Foundation in 2022. They played in our Foundation classroom and our F-2 Playground to get to know their new environment and their new friends.

Published on: 12 Nov 2021
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Remembrance day

Junior SRC members Grace Uebergang and Sze Qing Poh along with Ms Shanahan represented the College at the Robinvale Cenotaph, laying a wreath.

Published on: 12 Nov 2021
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Published on: 12 Nov 2021
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From the Principal's desk

Week 6 already and half the term done. November is a busy time with final assessments being completed and reports written. It’s important for all students to attend school, especially in the coming weeks, as we capture end of year outcomes.

This week we welcome Mr Andre McDonald and family to the Robinvale College community. Andre is a new teacher to our team and has started supporting classes. At the end of the year we will say farewell to Mr Daryl McClure and Ms Linda Connell, as they change schools, wishing them the very best for the future.

COVID Safe settings have been adjusted following last week’s announcement, around vaccination requirements for parents and visitors. In short, parents and visitors are required to demonstrate vaccination to be onsite for any considerable amount of time, such as working/volunteering in the classroom or yard and attending meetings etc. Unvaccinated people can meet with staff via webex.

For any quick visits, such as dropping something off or picking up a student, vaccination status does not need to be demonstrated. The reception team are happy to guide you with this.

Speaking of vaccination, HealthCare Australia will be setting up a COVID vaccine clinic at the Robinvale College on Saturday the 20th of November, 9am to 4pm. The clinic will offer the Pfizer vaccine, and no appointment is necessary. You can express interest through the survey on COMPASS.

Congratulations to the year 12 students completing their final exams over the last two weeks. Our year 11 students will begin their exams next week. These students are expected to participate in normal classes for the week with the exams occurring in the classroom.

Following the exam week, year 11 students will complete the Headstart program. This will be a week of activities designed to prepare students for year 12 study, including introductions to next year’s coursework.

The year 12 valedictory dinner is set for Wednesday the 24th at the Golf Club. The last formal, in-person gathering of this year’s graduating students. Thank you, Mrs Julie Kelly and team, for organising this event.

Transition activities have started with the foundation information evening last week and tours starting. Now is the time to enrol and enrolment packs can be collected from the front office.

Finally, well done to our Movember team raising funds and awareness this Movember for all the dads, brothers, sons and mates in our lives. A special shout out to Mr Anthony Henderson and team. Access our teams page by using the following QR code.

Nathan Black

Acting Principal

Published on: 12 Nov 2021
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Welcome to New Staff

    Andre McDonald
    I was born in Baltimore, Maryland, but travelled and lived all over the east coast USA. I went to college at the University of North Florida for psychology and worked as a counsellor for a short time. I've since come to Australia and have been in Melbourne for 10 years and just recently graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Primary Education. Robinvale College will be my first school next year, in the meantime I'll be working as a Teacher Aide.
   I'm trained to be able to teach F-6 and am a generalist primary teacher. Not sure  which year level I'll be teaching , but I've done most my teaching with upper primary. 
   My first impressions of Robinvale  was that it is beautiful. I was sold on the school after meeting some staff and have a conversation with the principal that confirmed my hopes on the school being focused on student well-being. After arriving it's been even better than I'd hoped for not only me, but my family as well.

Published on: 11 Nov 2021
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Published on: 10 Nov 2021
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VET TRADIES IS BACK |

The  VET Tradies classes returned recently on site  and with lots to get done before end of year, it was a hive of activity. It’s great to see students back at school

Published on: 10 Nov 2021
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SRC Chocolate Draw

The 10kg Cadbury block was drawn by the SRC today. Congratulations to winner Kayla Brown and thank you to all those who brought tickets. A big thank you to Andy and his team at Ritchies Robinvale for kindly donating the chocolate.

Published on: 10 Nov 2021
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Year 9 Program Community Service

Year 9 Program Community Service in the F-4 Community. This has resumed and will continue this term. Students will also have an online Learner Driver course starting shortly.

Mr Daryl McClure

Published on: 29 Oct 2021
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