Sydney Road Community School

A small government secondary school in Brunswick

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Welcome back to term 3

We hope everyone has had a positive and restful winter break, and would like to welcome students and families back to term 3 at SRCS.

With the first week, term 2 reports and parent/student teacher interviews out of the way, we look forward to a very full term.

VCE students will begin Units 2&4, with VCAL and middle students selecting from a fresh suit of electives and juniors continuing to really settle into the swing of being part of the SRCS learning community.

Extra curricular events this term include attending a number of performances at the Arts centre, a student performance at Brunswick secondary, the return of Wellbeing days, a junior self portraiture show and much much more.

We also welcome back Ewa from maternity leave, who has returned part time to work with junior students.

Wishing everyone a productive and fun filled term.

Sydney the school dog and friends.


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Highlights from Odyssey Senior Camp 2014

It seemed like a lifetime ago but it was only a few weeks ago that we had a wonderful time in Queenscliff.

With thanks to Odyssey House most of the senior students from SRCS enjoyed a really relaxing four day holiday together.

We stayed in a beautiful guesthouse in the middle of Queenscliff, visited a wildlife sanctuary, had a tour of the army base, had the waterslides to our selves at Waurn Ponds leisure centre, had a ghost tour of the Old Geelong Goal, went out for dinner to La Porchetta and had a tour guide take us around the rock pools at Point Lonsdale beach.

Even though we had an action packed week we still managed to go for lots of walks around Queenscliff and along the beach, go out for coffee and spend time chatting one another, getting to know each other better.

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SRCS guide to reading launch


A group of year 9 & 10 students have spent the past 6 months working on the development of a reading guide designed to promote and encourage reading amongst the wider community. Students contributed to the guide in a range of ways, from scouting free reading locations around the city, to writing book reviews and sort stories, they investigated reading related charities and interview the local bookshop owner about working in the reading industry. The guide has been written, edited, produced and published by the students and is currently available free of charge upon request or from Brunsiwck Bound, thanks to Susie who came across to launch the book at the beginning of our end of term concert last week.

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End of term concert

By all accounts this weeks end of term concert was one of the most enjoyable ever. The range of music styles, song choice, band dynamics and the enthusiasm of the audience all contributed to a wonderful afternoon.

Congratulations to all involved and thanks again to all the music department staff for their continued efforts to support our students in to have the confidence and skills to put on such a great show.




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Whole School Lunch

The Irene/Pete Group cooked lunch for the whole school today. Delaney, Shinae, Evan and Tom put together a delicious lunch on such a cold day. Pasta bolognese and napoletana with garlic bread were on the menu. It was great for the whole school to get together and share a meal. Thanks to Shelley and Adam who helped as well.

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SRCS held it’s very first TED Event today and was a success it was!

We had five different speakers that covered a range of topics including; antibiotic resistance, the prevalence of bacteria in the human body, multiple intelligences, an alternative idea for post secondary studies and a demonstration of how to make biodegradable plastic.

The students were intrigued, asked a huge number of questions and got some hands on experience on techniques that public speakers use to make their speeches interesting and engaging.

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Kelvin Thomson visits SRCS

The area of study we are working on at the moment in VCE English is ‘Using Language to Persuade’ and we have been looking at the huge range of opinion pieces that relate to the unveiling of the latest budget.

Our federal MP Kelvin Thomson visited the VCE English students today to give an overview of the federal budget.

Kelvin gave us a brief overview of the budget process itself before we got stuck into discussing the range of issues that have come to the fore post budget. Kelvin was really thorough in his explanations and laid the groundwork for some fantastic discussions.

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