Mulberry Community Garden Glenroy is holding an Open Day on Saturday 27 October from 10am – 2pm.
The Garden is situated at Glenroy College and greatly appreciates the support it receives from the College This Community Garden has been operating since 2010 and grows fruit, vegetables and eggs, in season. It uses organic methods on a crop rotation system. It is a great feeling when you can grow your own fresh vegies.
In 2018 it is upgrading the large garden area with sponsorship from Bendigo Bank. This includes the long-awaited installation of toilet facilities.
Plants and seedlings will be available for sale at the Open Day, and on each Saturday of October from 10am – 2pm. We are also operating the Bunnings Coburg BBQ on Saturday 13 October. This is our major fundraiser for the year.
The Garden has vacancies for new members, having recruited 6 out of a target of 10 for 2018. The Garden community welcomes visits or enquiries from all ages: grandparents, parents, students. We like to learn from experienced gardeners and fruit growers from all countries; but no previous experience or particular skills are necessary to become a member ( $30 a household per annum, Concession $20))
To visit: call in Saturday or Wednesday mornings from 10am
Or contact Lyn on 9354 7148
Glenroy College would like to thank the Catch Group on their generous donation of gift vouchers to the college. Visit catch.com.au today for screamin' good deals on homewares, office essentials, the latest tech and heaps more!
CSEF 2018-Camps, Excursion Funds
Do you have a Health Care card? You may be eligible for the Camps Sports and Excursion Funding.
Each year you need to apply for this funding for your child/children. If you have not already completed a CSEF application, please come to the front office to do so. Remember to bring your Health Care Card with you!
The NDIS commenced in some areas across Victoria on 1 July 2016 and will be progressively introduced until 2019. Hume Moreland has begun transitioning from 1st March 2018.
In preparing our schools and families for the transition, information sessions are being held at four schools in Hume Moreland which will be supported by a representative from the NDIS and Brotherhood of St. Laurance and Department of Education. These sessions will be targeted at families and appropriate school staff to inform them of the process, eligibility criteria and the role of the school. If you would like to attend any of these sessions, please contact the school holding the session you would like to attend and register. For time and dates, click here.
Become an EdConnect Volunteer
EdConnect Australia is an organisation that connects older retired volunteers with young people in schools who may need additional support; either academic or social. EdConnect already has a Learning Support program operating at Glenroy College with a number of volunteers and a new Mentoring program. If you are interested in volunteering in local schools, go to www.edconnectaustralia.org.au or call 1800 668 550. You can also e-mail email@example.com
2018 Lions Youth of the Year Program
Glenroy college has a long tradition of entering some of our finest VCE students in the Lions Youth of the Year Competition. It involves an interview with a panel of judges prior to the competition evening. This interview gives the contestants an opportunity to showcase their involvement in academic, cultural and sporting aspects of the community as well as any particular leadership qualities they have.
The competition evening sees students compete against those from other schools in a prepared five minute speech as well as the more daunting impromptu speaking section where they address two unseen/unprepared issues in Australian society.
This year, Glenroy College had five VCE students compete, with Shruti in year 11 taking home the award for Public Speaking. Congratulations to all contestants!
Uni Bridges 2018-2019
Uni Bridges has run at Glenroy College for several years, with 2019 being the last year of the program. Uni Bridges involves:
Getting students familiar with university and having opportunities to pursue further studies in Maths, Science and Engineering.
Glenroy College students who choose a Science, Maths and English in Year 10 and VCE have the opportunity to be part of the program.
Students select one of the Uni Bridges courses at LaTrobe University: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Bachelor of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Electronic Technology, Bachelor of Electronic Engineering, Diploma of Health Science or Bachelor of Civil Engineering
Students will gain an early offer purely on school recommendation regardless of ATAR
Several of our dedicated and hard-working VCE students are participating in this program and we are proud of their successes. As 2019 is the last year we cannot accept any new enrolments.
2017 Victorian States School Spectacular
Last year’s Victorian State Schools Spectacular was a marvellous event, held at Hisense Arena for a matinee and evening performance, centred around the theme “Anything is Possible”. Students Alannah Taylor (Year 7) and Samantha Clarke (Year 11) participated with singing (and some dancing) in the mass choir. Over 3,000 primary and secondary school students joined in, working hard to prepare for the event in the months leading up to it. Highlights at the VSSS this year included many talented star performers as well as some funny magicians and a giant inflatable robo-cat from outer space, which had the audience in giggles as it tried to grab a person in the front row. Congratulations to our College participants and a big thank you to Lynda Watkins and parents!
Suzanne Day, Glenroy College Parent