Congratulations to Canis Nugroho, 10E who has been nominated and selected to receive a 2016 Pierre de Coubertin Award. This prestigious award recognises secondary school students in Years 10-12 who demonstrate values which are consistent with the Olympic Movement through participation in sporting activities and their contribution to the sporting programs at their school.
Canis submitted a literacy piece of work in line with the theme ‘How sport has changed your life or community’.
Current and past Olympic athletes presented Canis with her award on Thursday 23rd June 2016 at the MCG. Well done Canis!
Ms Evans, Interschool Sport Co-ordinator/PE
Pictured: Canis Nugroho, 10E and Ms Cooper
CONGRATULATIONS TO CANIS NUGROHO, 10E
VIETNAM VETERAN WAR HISTORY COMPETITION
In the September 2016 school holiday, Canis Nugroho 10E and nine other students from schools across Victoria will undertake an eight day overseas study tour to Vietnam after winning a place in The VVAA Vietnam War History Competition. The competition is held by Vietnam Veteran Association of Australia (VVAA) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan and the Vietnam War. VVAA will cover the costs of the study tour including airfares, meals and accommodation.
The competition was open to all Year 10 and 11 students across secondary school in Victoria. Students were invited to submit an entry that addresses the topic of “The Controversial Vietnam War”, in the form of essay, story, audio-visual, or diorama. The entries were assessed against the relevance to the topic, quality of historical research and presentation. There were over 600 entries submitted of which 13 were selected to progress to the workshop stage. The workshop was held as a full day of activities of team building, problem solving, and demonstration of interpersonal skills. The day was concluded with a final presentation. Then based on the original entries and the observation during the workshop, ten students were selected as the winners of the competition.
During the study tour in the September 2016 school holiday, the students will visit historical sites such as Cu Chi Tunnels, War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Long Tan, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Ho Chi Min City and Mekong Delta region. They will also learn and experience Vietnam culture, such as watching water puppet theatre. The students will have a final team building activity on 6th July 2016, followed by the Civic Reception at National Gallery of Victoria in the evening for the official 50th anniversary commemoration of Battle of Long Tan. The students will be presented to the Premier of Victoria, The Hon. Daniel Andrews MP during the course of the evening. Congratulations Canis!