Sydney Road Community School

A small government secondary school in Brunswick

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Real Industry Job Interviews (RIJI) update

Yesterday was the final session of the RIJI program for our middle students. Armed with their professional portfolios each student met with an interviewer from the local area to practise their job application and interview skills at Wick Studios, Brunswick.

Any nerves were quickly relieved as the students put into place many of the interview tips they have been learning lately, and showcasing their resumes and cover letters. It was smiles all round once the face-to-face interviews were complete and many students are now feeling confident to pursue casual employment opportunities within the local area.

Throughout the 2016 RIJI program students have been able to spend valuable time working on building effective resumes and cover letters, and learning job search tips and tricks. They have also been regularly meeting with local businesses Youth Projects and Headspace for professional development sessions and workshops on dealing with interview nerves.

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Big Night Out 2017

This years Big Night Out will take place on Friday November 25. The BNO is a long held tradition of SRCS featuring student bands, solo performances, a performance from the Junk Band and a BBQ.

The students and staff voted on a range of themes and video games was overwhelmingly the most popular choice.

We invite the school community, families and friends to dress up as anything video game related and come along to our end of year celebration.

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Junior Class Magazine: Voicelink

The Juniors were very busy during Term 3 working on a joint art and english project. The theme was centred around identity and students were encouraged to explore and create concepts of identity through the visual and written medium. After much brainstorming we agreed on a class magazine called ‘Voicelink’ to showcase the project and document the process.

It was a great learning experience as the students became accustomed with the many steps involved in a joint publication. This involved brainstorming, regular team consultations, document formatting, image manipulation, editing and proof reading, writing, and collaboration.

The results speak for themselves. You can access the publication here: voicelink-junior-class-mag.

All artwork and magazines will be on display in the main hall for you to explore at the student-lead conferences on Thursday 5th October.

Keep an eye out for more of these productions in the near future.


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‘Camp Ready’ preparation

In the lead up to our inaugural end of year camp at Wilson’s Prom students are busy working on their outdoor education and survival skills.

The first task was to work together as a team and build a shelter using only organic materials found through foraging. It was remarkable to find such a bounty of materials in our own backyard, all of which was put to good use. The result was a bush teepee made from palm fronds, branches and plants.

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Brand New Bus

After many years of careful budgeting and fundraising we were finally in a position to purchase a brand new mini bus!

After some intensive research phases we settled on a Ford Transit mini bus that seats twelve and has very generous storage in the back.

The students and Rog have been busily preparing the parking area to ensure we don’t get bogged and a lot of thought has gone in to figuring out the best parking configuration.

Everyone is looking forward to many excursions in our very fancy new bus.