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Term 2, Issue 2

May 2022

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From the Principal

Elizabeth Hanney

Principal

"He has a purpose, and his eyes are bright with it." These words were written by the great poet John Keats, in a letter to a friend.

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Mission Matters

Jennifer Levett

Deputy Principal Mission and Identity

Updates on Year 8 Reflection Day and Laudato Si’ Week.

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Learning and Teaching

Donna Laughlin

Deputy Principal Learning and Teaching

Updates on NAPLAN online tests, General Achievement Test, Semester 1 examinations and staff professional learning.

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Wellbeing

Antonella Rosati

Deputy Principal Wellbeing and Strategy

Updates on the new Victorian Child Safe Standard, SchoolTV tips on how to manage screen time and information on free online parenting workshops hosted by world renowned parent educator, Steve Biddulph AM.

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Nurturing Academic Stamina

Minna Jewell

Director of Students

Over the coming weeks, our Wellness program will focus on nurturing the academic stamina our students require, in order to experience success during periods of assessment, whilst effectively managing their wellbeing.

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Susan Alberti Mother’s Day Luncheon

Peta Mackintosh

Head of Student Formation

On Friday, 6 May, Year 9 House Captains had the privilege of attending the Susan Alberti Mother’s Day Luncheon at Crown Palladium.

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Public Speaking and Debating

Michael Petrie

Teacher

In recent weeks, Siena students have been competing in various local public speaking competitions.

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Siena Sport

Julia Hay

Director of Sport

Highlights from the House Athletics Carnival, GSV preliminary cross country championships and other exciting events to look out for!

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Arts and Technology Showcase

Kathryn Anderson

Arts and Technology Teacher

Check out what our Year 9 Arts and Technology classes have been up to!

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Music Department

Kerryn McGillen

Director of Music

Highlights from the All-State Jazz Championships, as well as updates on the upcoming De La Salle Combined Concert and Autumn Concert!

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Maton Guitar Factory Excursion

Kim Svendsen

Product and Design Technology Teacher

On Friday, 6 May, the Year 12 Product Design and Technology class visited the Maton Guitar Factory in Box Hill.

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Year 7 Melbourne Zoo Excursion

Nicholas Harvey

Head of Science

Year 7 Science students headed to Melbourne Zoo on Wednesday, 18 May, as an introduction to their new Classification unit.

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Year 10 Camp at Anglesea Valley Lodge

Laine Rice

Head of House, Kurrajong

After two years of pandemic lockdown, the Year 10 students were delighted to go on a camping trip at Anglesea Valley Lodge.

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Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund Applications Now Open!

Mark Baldasso

Head of Finance and Services

Applications for the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) are now open, you may be eligible for a $1,000 fee discount!

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2022 Careers Showcase

Liz Merrett

Alumnae Coordinator

Register now for the 2022 Careers Showcase!

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Career News

Clare Timmins

Head of Careers

In the coming months, universities and various tertiary institutes will be advertising course information sessions and holiday workshops for secondary school students.

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Siena College Canteen Is Now Hiring…

Siena College

Join our fun and dynamic team in servicing students and staff at Siena College Canteen.

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