Our Lady of Fatima School, Rosebud, was included on The Educator’s third annual Innovative Schools report: a list of Australia’s most progressive and forward-thinking schools.
More than 500 students and teachers from across the state gathered in the Royal Botanic Gardens to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Victorian Schools Garden Awards. Schools from across the Archdiocese of Melbourne were presented with these awards:
- State Winner: Parade College, Bundoora
- Most Engaging for Play: St Louis de Montfort’s School, Aspendale
- Regional Award — Primary: Mother of God School, Ardeer
- Regional Award — Secondary: Catholic Regional College, St Albans.
At an award ceremony at ACMI, the filmmaking group from St Anthony’s School, Noble Park, was presented with the Junior Live Action (Foundation to Year 4) Screen It Award.
The St Anthony’s filmmakers won the award for their short film Back in My Day (watch it below) which the judges called ‘hilarious’ for its depiction of a grandad talking to his granddaughter about how hard it was back in his time.
Three-hundred students from Holy Name School, Reservoir, were treated to an exclusive performance of stories, stunts and slapstick by one of Australia’s most loved comedians, Frank Woodley.
The show was the school’s prize awarded by the City of Darebin for registering in VicHealth’s Walk to School month, an annual campaign to encourage primary school students to walk, ride or scoot to school and build healthy habits for life.
Taking out the School Sport Victoria state final was nothing but net for the St Thomas the Apostle School, Blackburn, boys basketball team. They remained undefeated during the heats on the day, and ended up defeating Glen Katherine Primary School to win the final by 51–34.
Catholic schools were among the winners of the ResourceSmart Schools Awards, including:
Catholic Regional College St Albans won the community secondary school leadership section at Sustainability Victoria’s ResourceSmart Schools Awards for the second year in a row.
At the Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) Recognition Awards Minister for Education, James Merlino, named Sacred Heart College, Geelong, as Department of Education and Training Student Representative Council of the Year.
St Peter Apostle School, Hoppers Crossing, was awarded Best Adapted Story in Victoria and went on to compete in the State Championships at Hamer Hall. At the end of the night, the school was awarded best story in Division 2 and competed in Story of the Year at the National Competition.
From hundreds of entries Australia-wide, two extra-curricular ICT projects developed by students at St Gabriel’s School, Reservoir, were selected as finalists in the Young ICT Explorers Competition.
Singers from St Mary Magdalen’s School, Chadstone, sung their way to victory in a national singing competition.
Emmaus College was one of only two schools from Australia invited to participate in the 2017 VEX Robotics World Championships. This event is the pinnacle event on the VEX robotics calendar, bringing together over 500 of the leading high-school robotics teams from around the globe.
Mount Lilydale Mercy College took out top honours in the Koolest Skool music award for producing the best and most wide-ranging album of the year for their CD Takeaway.
Students from St Bede’s College, Mentone, were crowned Victorian State Champions in the 2017 F1 in Schools STEM Challenge. They progressed to the Australian Finals in Tasmania (March 2018).
The senior Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning students at Mount Lilydale Mercy College received the award for Senior Team Achievement at the VCAL Student Achievement Awards for their ongoing work with the Mount Evelyn Toy Library.