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by Ryan McCluggage
We were fortunate to have Hugh McCluggage drop in to talk to the CTS footy academy students on Thursday lunchtime and share his experiences as a first year AFL player from the Hampden region. The session was ran as a question and answer interview and covered areas such as:
• His learnings so far (the pace of the game, the consistency of effort required, impacting moments of the game, playing a selfless brand of footy)
• His future goals (to be an inside midfielder and a better one on one player)
• The structure of the week (day off before game, main sessions, handball focus before weights sessions, the use of their sports psychologist, Captain’s kick the day before the game at the ground they are playing at)
• What he would differently (eating three full meals a day and eat before a game to fuel and carb load)
• Handballing and goal kicking advice (handball both hands, practice under pressure, set routine before
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Former CTS student, Rohan Nowell is currently working towards a PhD at Monash University. “I am focusing my studies on developing miniature robotics which could be applied to endoscopic surgery; think a robot which is the size of a pencil. This robot pushes the limits of additive manufacturing techniques, colloquially known as 3D printing, due to the small size and complex components required.
This robot differs from existing endoscopic surgical robots by allowing a large amount of rotation of a tool about a single point in 3 dimensions.
I wanted to study engineering at university due to an aptitude for math’s and a desire to construct things, something that Cobden Technical School helped foster through its extensive range of hands on, technical subjects, especially participating in the RACV Energy Challenge. I attended CTS from 2004 until 2009. I particularly enjoyed science and math’s subjects, and did math methods and specialist math in Year 12, along with chemistry, physics and english. Extra-curricular activities I enjoyed were swimming and the chess club.
My studies have taken me to conferences in Sydney and Singapore, with another in Munich this year. I hope to finish my PhD sometime [early] in 2018”.
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From Tuesday August 15 until Wednesday August 23 we will have a visiting teacher from the Philippines. They will be teaching here and will live in the Cobden community. We are in need of a host family for this teacher during this time.
The host family does not have to have a child at the school so if you know of anyone in the community who can help please let them know about this opportunity. Please contact the indonesian teacher Liz Formby at school on 03 5595 1202.
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Education Week was 21 to 27 May this year. The theme is Healthy mind, healthy body. To celebrate Education week, and to highlight some of the opportunities students are exposed to at Cobden Technical School, a number of lunchtime activities…
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Big congratulations to our Lawn Bowls Team(s), and Mr. Michael Nixon on their recent win at the Greater Western Region Finals at Ararat. There were ten teams, which competed on the day. The teams were divided into three sections, and our…
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On Thursday 23 February fourteen of our student leaders attended the GRIP Student Leadership Conference in Melbourne. The students joined about 2000 other students at the Melbourne Convention centre for the conference. The theme of this year?s conference was RESPONSIBILITY.…
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Year 12 VCAL helps Warrnambool and District Food Share
What does Warrnambool and District Food Share do? Volunteers collect food donations from local supermarkets and other food shops. The food they collect is healthy and nutritious and is…