Junior Girls AFL Team


On Monday, 9th May 2016 the Gleneagles Junior Girls AFL team took to the field at Sweeney Reserve to battle it out against three  other schools to claim the division title. The girls shot out of the blocks in their first game against Kambrya with the final score 0–83. During Game #2 against Fountain Gate the heavens opened with nearly 10ml of rain falling in 30 minutes, the girls also took out the win 0–55. The final game against Berwick was shorten due to waterlog on the field but the final score was 0–51. It was a fantastic team effort without having a single point scored against us all day! The team couldn’t have performed so well without the support of parents and family members who braved the weather and cheered from the sidelines. We would also like to acknowledge and thank our three Year 9 student helpers who worked tirelessly throughout the day (Matt Chmait 9L, Bashir Ali Zadar 9E and Josh Smith 9K) who goal umpired, ran the boundary and ran water.  The team now move onto the SMR round later in the year.  Names of all the students pictured below are on the College website.

Ms Cooper (proud coach), Carnivals & Gleneagles Cup Coordinator 2016, Physical Education, Health, Science, E-Winger

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Pictured: Names in no particular order: Halema Ali, Seda Aycicek, Kaitlynn Bader, Alex Bradley, Jeylan Cayhan, Sharni Conroy-Green, Adna Cosic, Maeve D’arcy-gunn, Chantelle Duarte, Natalie Fares, Chloe Gilland, Georgia Kristalyn, Stephanie Loomes, Bri Ryan, Shaneece Stratton, Payton Tucker, Brianna Whitehead, Jasmine Williamson, Matt Chmait, Bashir Ali Zadar, Josh Smith, Umpire Monique Shaw.




13th May 2016

Year 11 Politics Students


On Monday, 9th May 2016, seven students from the Year 11 Australian and Global Politics class were in the studio audience for the television panel discussion program Q&A on ABC TV. The program featured a panel of five public figures, including politicians from each of the major federal parties as well as minor party politicians, answering questions provided by viewers and the studio audience.

The students were allocated front row seats where they listened to discussions and debates about the recent Federal Budget. This proved to be a fantastic learning opportunity for the students as they were able to witness politics in action and also develop a greater understanding of policy issues affecting Australia today.

Ms Furfaro, Humanities / English Teacher

Pictured:  Jovana Ljubinovic, Joshua Di Salvatore, David Chhun, Luke Greig, Melanie Noronha, Emmanthia Cerantola, Heela Mayar

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13th May 2016

New Soccer Pitch at Gleneagles


I am excited to advise the school and local community that the development of a new, full sized synthetic soccer pitch is going ahead.  It is pleasing to note that the Gleneagles College Council has been able to work with the State Government, both the previous Coalition and current Labor Governments to secure a total of $1 million (50/50%) and the City of Casey who have now committed a further $415,000 to the project (while also exploring other funding sources).  This College has committed $100,000 to the facility.  The City of Casey and the College will develop a Joint Use Agreement that will cover the ongoing management and maintenance of the pitch and associated facilities.

I offer my sincere thanks to Cr Rafal Kaplon who was supported by Cr Rosalie Crestani (representing Four Oaks Ward), Hon. Luke Donnellan, MP (Minister for Roads, Road Safety & Ports; State Member for Narre Warren North), Cr Amanda Stapledon (representing Mayfield Ward and candidate for Narre Warren North), all who have advocated for this project and secured funds  towards its development.  Without their support this project would not be possible.  A full size synthetic pitch will provide a much needed facility to support our excellent sporting program and additional space for our large school community.  It will also ensure that a local soccer club will be able to enjoy a high quality facility, year round.  It really is a win, win situation for the school and the Endeavour Hills community.

Sue Peddlesden, Principal

13th May 2016

Google Translate – New to the College Website

NEW to our website – Google translate

We are excited to announce that we have added a translation function to our College website to ensure that all
members of our school community can easily access College information.

The translation of pages on the Gleneagles Secondary College website is performed by ‘Google Translate’, a third
party service.  The service provides automated computer translations that are only an approximation of the websites’
original content. The translations should not be considered exact and only be used as a guide.  If users are unsure of
the meaning of translated content they should consult the original English content.

The Google Translate button can be found in the top right hand corner of our College website at

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11th May 2016

Multicultural Friendship Chair


Commissioner Sam Almaliki, from the Victorian Multicultural Commission, officiated at the formal unveiling of the Multicultural Chair at Gleneagles on Tuesday, 3rd May 2016.

The focus of the event was about embracing multiculturalism and diversity. It represented the students and their culture at the school in a creative, useable and interactive piece of art which represents approximately 65 different cultures at the college.

Student Leaders emceed the event and delivered speeches about their involvement in the creation of the mosaic Friendship Chair. The event commenced with a Welcome to Country Smoke Ceremony, followed by speeches by the Principal Sue Peddlesden, Commissioner Sam Almaliki and Student Leaders.  Certificates of Appreciation were presented to Commissioner Almaliki, Lesley Donnellon, the artist in residence, and the  Gleneagles PFA.  Our sponsors Frank Walker from National Tiles, Bunnings Fountain Gate, Masters and Tuff Turf will also receive a Certificate of Appreciation.

Commissioner Amaliki officiated in the Cutting of the Ribbon Ceremony and even the howling wind and rain wasn’t enough to dampen the atmosphere at the ceremony. Gleneagles students Sabrina and Resalene Lavaka, from Year 10 and 12,  performed a cultural dance before the ceremony concluded.  Afternoon Tea in the library  was provided by the PFA.

In 2014/2015 the Student Voice team at Gleneagles College (comprising representatives of students from Years 7-12) wanted to create a piece of art in the school that represented the “voice of the students”. The Multicultural Friendship Chair became an important project, raising an awareness about the need for tolerance and understanding within the school community.  The aim of the project was to bring the students and wider community together in a fun and collaborative way whilst educating one another on all the different cultures at the school and thus preventing misunderstandings and bullying.


5th May 2016

Year 8 Baseball Team


Year 8 Boys Baseball pic March 2016

Pictured: (in no particular order): Adrian, Jordan, Milad, Cohen, Ryan, Lukas, Nathan, Anthony, Jack, Kye, Blake, Zion, Riki, Sayed Basi, Mitch, Dylan, Louis,  Jacob, Callum, Troy, Thomas, Liam, Woodty, Liam Seb

2nd May 2016

Year 9 HPV Students


On Sunday 24th April  2016  the Gleneagles  HPV team took to the streets of Knox for the annual Knox GP HPV race organised by Bridge Builders (a volunteer youth organisation that does some fantastic work with their kids!).

It was a six  hour event with about 70 teams on track which began at 10.00am and finished at 4.00pm, we only entered one team this year but they certainly did a fantastic job in pedalling for six hours straight and clocking up more than 160kms. We walked away with 5th place in our Middle Secondary Division which is a great improvement from our last race and it is  great to see the students fitness improving! We still have plenty of work to do between now and the next race (Saturday 20th  August 2016 in Bendigo) where hopefully we can be a threat to the podium.

A special thanks to all of the parents that came to support the team and help out throughout the day and to Beth and Skye Cooper for supporting our team and assisting with marshalling. Also a massive thank you to Brett O’Shannessy for towing our trailer back to school and to Mr Neal for getting it there in the first place.

Our team also thanks Bartley Electrics for their generous sponsorship of our program.

If you or your business would like to sponsor us and join this fantastic program then please speak to Mr Bowen and the team or email Mr Bowen direct at bowen.daniel.j@edumail.vic.gov.au

Mr Bowen, Year 8 Team Leader/PE/Science/HPV Co-ordinator

Pictured:  Matthew, Nathan, Joel, Declan, Daniel, Year  9 students

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29th April 2016

Lisa Li, Year 11C


On Thursday 31st March 2016  Lisa Li, Year 11C,  joined 110 of the best and brightest Year 12 students from more than 30 schools in Victoria to battle it out for Big Data Challenge Day at Monash Business School.

The students interacted with like-minded students from other schools, attended a master class, and were given a problem-solving challenge in actuarial applications, data analytics or business statistics. The challenge allowed them to develop an understanding of how their math skills translated to university study and how these skills apply to real-world scenarios.

Throughout the day the participants were mentored by Monash Business School students. In addition, students attended a presentation where they had the opportunity to hear from leading industry speakers in the fields of actuary, data analytics and market research to inspire them and to show the dynamic career opportunities available in these areas.

The event proved a resounding success with many students commenting that the day allowed them to better conceptualise the experience of studying data analytics and mathematics in a university setting. Congratulations Lisa on an outstanding achievement!


Pictured:  Lisa Li , Year 11C

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29th April 2016

Cross Country Carnival

On Thursday 24th March 2016 the last day of Term 1, over 1000 students participated in our Cross Country Carnival. The weather held out for us with perfect running conditions. Students ran a total distance of 3.4km on the day and received an icy pole upon finishing their race. The top 15 finishers for each age group will move onto Division level on Thursday 26th May 2016.  Students who placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd were awarded ribbons and took their place on the podium in front of the whole school to celebrate their achievement. Results are listed below:

U/13 GIRLS                                                                                            

1st Place Laura Pajvancic 7I
2nd Place Krish  Rajavel 7E
3rd Place Ilona Lamb 7B



1st Place Brianna Ryan 8G
2nd Place Emily Ilic 9E
3rd Place Paige Gorman 8G



1st Place Chloe Gilland 9F
1st Place Cailie Goodes 9L
2rd Place Shaneece Stratton 9K
3rd Place Chantelle Duarte 9G



1st Place Antonia Antaras 10C
2nd Place Taylah Raditsis 10J
3rd Place Brynlee Kilpatrick 10J



1st Place Maddison Worrell 11MX2
2nd Place Itagia Amataga 11MX2
3rd Place Orlaine How 11G



1st Place Kealeigh Brown 12C
2nd Place Jacquelyn Rochecouste 12E
3rd Place Lauren Southall 12MX2


1st Place Keanu Thomas 7I
2nd Place Ben Gardonyi 7G
3rd Place Cohen Hendrikx 7H



1st Place Liam Hasler 8F
2nd Place Brodie McKenzie 8F
3rd Place Trent Tuariki 8C



1st Place Bashir Ali Zadah 9E
2nd Place Jack Contencin 9I
3rd Place Joseph Halliwell 10E



1st Place James Harry 10E
2nd Place Callum Williamson 10F
3rd Place Navneet Sujith Kumar 10A



1st Place Kyle Contencin 11I
2nd Place Devlyn Hasler 11D
3rd Place Lachlan Marolla 11I



1st Place Sam De Losa 12MX
2nd Place Bailey Kilpatrick 12F
3rd Place Nash Crawford 12MX2



House scores from the day:




Which House will take out the points on our Whole School Athletics Carnival on Friday 22nd April 2016!

Thank you to all staff and students that helped out on the day.

Ms Cooper, Advance Co-ordinator–Carnivals & Gleneagles Cup


15th April 2016


Gleneagles Secondary College celebrated LOTE Week across the final two weeks of Term 1 with a number of activities taking place at lunchtimes and recess to encourage students and staff to develop a further understanding and appreciation of various languages and cultures.  LOTE Week kicked off with the Language Perfect Competition for Year 7 and 8 students. Students were encouraged to come along with their computers at lunchtime to participate in the competition in which they demonstrated their knowledge of different languages (German, Indonesian and Chinese) by completing activities online and receiving points.

Congratulations to Tahlia How Williams from 8E who won first place in the competition receiving over 300 points and therefore received a $20 ITunes voucher.  LOTE Week activities furthermore saw the presentation of different music at recess outside the gym from different languages such as German and Spanish and a poster competition in which students were encouraged to create a poster that was a reflection of them through their different cultures.   Congratulations to Ivka Tomic and Jelena Zoric of 9C for their winning poster demonstrating Serbian, Croatian and Thai cultures through language, traditional dress, food, flags and well known architecture.

The conclusion of LOTE Week coincided with the celebration of Harmony Day on 21st  March 2016. Harmony Day celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity with a focus on inclusiveness, respect and encouraging a sense of belonging. Harmony Day was celebrated with a lunchtime BBQ that included traditional German sausages, Halal sausages, fried rice and German pretzels. Students and teachers also had the opportunity to have their own Harmony Day Instagram photo taken at the Friendship Chair while holding flags to symbolise their different cultures.  Thank you to all students and staff who participated in and supported LOTE Week.

Ms  Rooney, LOTE Co-ordinator

Pic 1: Jen Riley, Nalia Beg

Pic 2: Dylan 8A; Ashley 8C; Alex 8A; Emily 8K, Sharli 9K

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15th April 2016
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