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 have been organised by the SRC.
Monday saw most of the school involved in a game of killer ball, whilst others were offered the opportunity to take a walk around the block. Tuesday we had a fruit eating competition; the quickest to eat a banana was Natalie Meade, the quickest to eat a lemon was also Natalie Meade, whilst the quickest to eat an apple without using hands was Harley Reynolds. Wednesday students could take part in a mindfulness session, an aerobics session, chess club a Kahootz challenge.
Thursday the school again hosted a mindfulness session, as well as a yoga session and a trivia quiz. On Friday there was a game of teams chess, a general assembly celebrating education week and the counting of the votes in our inaugural student "best and fairest" (yet to be officially named). This competition devised by the student leadership, asks teachers to vote 3,2 and 1 for the beat students in their class based on effort, attitude and performance. Votes gained by students go towards the House competition.
A busy week, thanks to the SRC and student leadership for their organisation and support and thanks to all students who got involved.
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 Teams both won their respective pools.
Both teams then also won their semi-finals. Team A defeated Ballarat 6 – 5 in a very close semi-final, and Team B defeated Colac Secondary School 15 – 0. Both teams then qualified for the grand final and ended up competing against each other in the Grand final with Team A coming out on top with a good win 15-3.
Also a big thank you to Mrs. Veronica Ball for assisting on the day and Mr. Nixon’s brilliant team Manager/Coaching role. The School has now qualified for the School Sport Victoria State Final to be played at Darebin Bowling Club on Wednesday May 3rd .
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. Responsibility in leadership means accepting the duty to contribute to others and follow through on expectations. After the keynote session, The Compass of Leadership? the students split up to attend smaller sessions with a specific focus. The optional workshops attended by the students included:
Option 1: Generating Ideas that are Outside the Box
Student leaders seem to like the concept of being creative, but often default to only replicating the events and activities of previous leaders. This workshop taught leaders how to use a valuable tool for generating new and exciting ideas that meet the necessary balance of being both creative and realistic.
Option 2: Overcoming the Challenges of Leadership
The journey of every leader will involve challenges of some kind. This workshop explored challenges leaders face in the form of people, places and personal struggles. Students learned practical ways to show resilience so that challenges can be embraced and become a positive experience in a leadership journey.
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These are the Upcoming Events
- Friday March 17th Greater Western Region Golf (direct entry - Colac)
- Tuesday March 21st Greater Western Region Golf (direct entry (Port Fairy)
- Wednesday March 29th HSSSD Interschool Athletics at Camperdown
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