Sydney Road Community School

A small government secondary school in Brunswick

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Water Rockets

This term in Science, Deb and Clea’s group have been studying the physics of rockets and aerodynamics.

After weeks of design, alterations and adjustments, the thoughtful construction of these water and pressure powered rockets paid off at the launch pad, with rockets speeding into the air.

Boredy’s design made the greatest distance into the sky before falling back to earth, followed closely by Liam’s.

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Getting into Movember

This November you may have noticed our school nurse Mark, getting around SRCS with some extra facial hair. Thats because he’s raising money and awareness around mens health and the importance of getting regular checkups with your GP.

This week Ben Clegg, a year 9 student, decided to donate the money he raised making and selling pizza’s to staff and student’s each Monday at SRCS.

If you would also like to support Mark and men’s health this month, you can do so here.



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BIG Night Out

This years Big Night Out saw another fantastic celebration of the creativity and musical talent of our students at SRCS. Students, staff, friends and families came together in time travel themed fancy dress, to boogie along to a range of bands, solo and choir performances.

Congratulations to all those who performed, dressed up and got involved in this fantastically fun event. Thanks also to the music department and helpers for continuing to support students to discover their inter talents.


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Australian Game Developer’s Awards Winner 2015

Stress. It’s literally killing us. Which is why a mobile game like ‘Breath of Light’ is so rejuvenating. It’s part zen rock garden, part puzzler, and part ambient music instrument. The game’s audio producer, Matt Ridgway, from Melbourne, Australia is better known for his cool, instrumental guitar act Winterpark, but the longtime creator has broken into mobile games in a big way in 2015. The critically acclaimed casual game was named one of CNET’s Best Games of March 2015 – due in no small part to its holistic audio approach. Inspired by a low-tech meditation aid, the Buddha Machine, Ridgway executed the totality of the game’s user interface effects and soundtrack in Live and Push. And it went pretty stress-free.

Breath of Light was shortlisted for three awards, and ended up winning both the Excellence in Art and Excellence in Audio awards.

“For someone who is fairly new to this composition for games industry, it was a pretty exciting night to be part of, and pretty amazing that my score and sound design won” said Matt.

“I’m not really a big gamer at all. In terms of the iOS games, I don;t use a lot of them, but what I really do use id music creation apps. That’s my experience with using iOS: Sampler, Animong Filtration, Bloom. That’s how I wanted to approach this- sort of make a music creation tool as well as making a game. This game is an instrument.”

“So, congratulations to all the crew at Many Monkeys for making such a great minimalistic, Zen-inspired game, and I feel honoured to be recognised by the Australian Game Developer’s Industry for my part in this project.”

Luckily for Sydney Road Community School, Matt Ridgway will continue to bring his wide range of music, tech and design skills into the classroom. In 2016 he will once again be running the popular VET Cert II in Music Technical Productions.


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A Gift From Barkly Square

We have been fortunate to receive a donation of two wooden park benches from centre management at Barkly Square Shopping Centre. Some students (and Sydney) have already been enjoying the sunny spring weather in our school gardens from the comfort of the new outdoor furniture. Meanwhile, debate about the best permanent positioning of the seating has begun.


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PD in the Park

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Middle students took a short trip to Coburg Lake to discuss their learning goals and topic areas to be cover as a group in personal development this term.

After the initial discussions, students and staff used some time and play equipment to investigate the physics of weight, gravity and a range of other forces such as centrifugal force, in action on the play ground.


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The time of her life at RRR studios

Over the course of a week Keira Fleming, one of our year 10 students, attended work experience at RRR studios.

In her own works, she “had the time of her life” working with a range of new people, learning technical skills and eventually recording her own 40 minute show.

Keira would like to thank everyone at RRR, but in particular Zoran, who organises the school work expeience program.



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