Well done to the P-4 team who organised another wonderful Grand Final Breakfast on the last Friday of Term 3.
As a part of COLA's fitness regime, along with the year 11 PE class, a number of excursions were set to visit Rudy's gym. There, they completed a series of boxing and cardio exercises, making up a 40-50 minute workout, before taking time to talk. It was great to see absolutely everyone getting involved and giving their all. Taking part in endless jabs, hooks, push-ups, high punches, planks, and many other different boxing exercises. It was extremely strenuous and intense and gave great rewards, after the sore muscles subsided. The workouts put a twist on both the classes usual activities of cardio and/or boxing, learning many new exercises and techniques.
They were even able to meet a couple of professional fighters that take classes at the gym, and heard about many other famous basketballers, footballers and boxers that Rudy coached. This all ran into discussions afterwards of personal growth, and the work that gets put in to achieve. They talked about the importance of value in communication, commitment, culture and other necessities in teams and in yourself that apply to achieving anything in life. This also linked to what COLA's program strives towards.
Overall the workouts have been extremely successful, everyone noticeably taking what they learnt at Rudy's and applying it to schoolwork and everyday life. The workouts have been exhausting and intense, but as everyone puts in their best, the rewards are worth it every time. We look forward to carrying on with some of the new exercises we learnt, applying the same enthusiastic ethic to continue in our weekly boxing sessions in class. The lessons everyone leant were so valuable and the effort that was put in was impeccable. We all look forward to going back to Rudy's and being exhausted all over again.
Last week from Wednesday to Friday the grade 3/4’s went on camp to the Grampians Retreat near Dunkeld.
One Day 1 we went for a walk around the camp then we hiked up to the Picaninny. We could see to Mt Abrupt and Dunkeld.
On day 2 we did lots of activities in groups. We did a ropes course, flying fox and outdoor cooking. On the last day we braved the giant swing and went on a scavenger hunt.
Thank you to Mrs Partridge, Mrs Carmody, Deca, Jodie, Jenny and Mrs Schuuring for a fantastic time.
Oscar, Jackson & Lockie
On Monday 15th August the P-2 classes were fortunate enough to get a visit from Cecilia and her two Beagle buddies Comet and Bronson. Cecilia came in to tell us all about how to best look after our cats and dogs and some of the responsibilities we have as pet owners. We learned about reading dogs body language and what to do if we meet an ‘angry’ dog. It was very informative and we learnt a lot…and the dogs were really cute.
SUCCEED held their fundraising event yesterday, which raised money to support Brain Cancer research. Touched by Aaron Lyon’s battle with brain cancer, SUCCEED raised money for “The Walk For Brain Cancer” fundraiser.
All students participated in “The Walk for Brain Cancer” by walking around Tea Tree Lake in perfect weather conditions. Students dressed in purple, as this was Aaron’s favourite colour and wore their favourite beanie. It was great to see so many students supporting the cause.
Succeed students worked tirelessly as a team making cupcakes, decorating them, doing dishes and selling the cupcakes. The delicious cupcakes were a huge hit and $340 was raised. Thank you to everyone for supporting this fundraiser and thank you to Vicki Jones for her support in the kitchen.
Last Wednesday night we had a big crowd of 130 eager fathers, friends, and p-4 students at our Fathers and Friends Night.
Despite some miserable weather, we had a fantastic night with lots of fun activities. We were all divided into teams: Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Zimbabwe and England. The activities we participated in were making masks, potato bowling, egg and spoon race, potato hockey and we even made Olympic torches and streamers!
We had lots of fun, and it was great to have our fathers and friends with us at school.
Thankyou to Mrs Tanner and all of our P-4 teachers for organising such a fun night!
On Friday the 5th of August Inspire held a fundraiser for Jeans for Genes day, a group of us went to the Home Eco room in the 3rd and 4th period. That group was Katy Jarvie, Stevie Lee Collins, Ali Mann, Zoee Boyden, Ollie Mahncke, Simon Atkinson, Lachie Mcgavin, and myself. Us girls made blue heaven milkshakes and the boys went and cooked the sausages. In period 4 we started plating up the food for the P-4s. We had Milkshakes, Jelly, Muffins and Sausages. We went around to all the classes then when the lunch time bell went we took the left over food to the undercover area and people came and bought some. Everything ran out except the muffins! Overall we made over $600!
By Josephine Gubbins
Last week we had four teams from Mortlake College competing in the Warrnambool Eisteddfod. It was a great experience for the students to be involved in, because debating requires them to not only be prepared and think carefully about arguments to present; but also to listen carefully in order to rebut effectively.
We were very proud of all our teams, and three out of the four won their debates. The topics and team members were as follows:
That Australians give everyone a fair go
Tasha Killen, Mitchell Hughes, Katy Jarvie, Liam Schuuring
That sportspeople get too much media attention and money
Sophie Lehmann, Jaime Killen, Ned Quail, Lachie McGavin
That women in sport deserve more respect
Taine DeManser, Shakaya McRae Wilson, Lachlan O’Connell, Abbey Burford
That equality between the genders is only an ideal
Keely Moore, Olivia Anders, Jackson Boyden, Issac Fowler
Thanks to all the students who competed so willingly, and also to staff members who transported the students to and from Warrnambool.