Reservoir High School - 2016 Yearbook

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CONTENTS / RESERVOIR HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK / YEARBOOK PLAYBILL

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MUSICAL NUMBERS

[ ACT ONE \

“Principal's Report” Page 5

“Coming to Reservoir in 2017” Page 8

"Year 7 Report" Page 10

"Year 7 Class Photos" Page 12

"Our Next Generation Youth Forum" Page 14

"Year 7 Students Get a Taste of La Trobe University" Page 15

"Year 7 Scholarship Presentation" Page 15

"Year 7 Camp" Page 16

"Medieval Day" Page 18

"Humanities Report" Page 19

"Debating 2016, From the Perspective of a Year 8 Debater" Page 20

"English Report" Page 22

"Meet The Office Staff of 2016" Page 23

"Health and PE Report" Page 24

"Outdoor Education Report" Page 28

"Staff vs Student" Page 32

"Future Hockey Olympian?" Page 33

"Book Club and the Great Book Swap Page 34

"Literacy Week" Page 35

"Sport Report" Page 36

[ ACT TWO \

“Year 8 Report” Page 48

“Year 8 Class Photos” Page 50

"Welcome to Doan Thi Diem High School in Hanoi" Page 52

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"School Picnic" Page 53

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“SEAL Report” Page 54

"EAL Report" Page 58

"Future Taekwondo Olympian?" Page 60

"In the Wild" Page 61

[ ACT THREE \

“Year 9 Report” Page 62

“Year 9 Class Photos” Page 64

"Advance Report" Page 66

"Year 9 Team Sports" Page 70

"School for Student Leadership" Page 72

"Melbourne Museum Excursion" Page 73

[ ACT FOUR \

“Year 10 Report” Page 74

“Year 10 Class Photos” Page 76

"Our Tireless Leaders Hard at Work" Page 78

"International Week" Page 79

"Year 10 Formal" Page 80

"Science Report" Page 82

"Science Fair" Page 83

"The Arts Report" Page 84

"Deadly Success" Page 84

"Performing Arts Centre Opening" Page 86

"A Footloose Debut" Page 88

"Performing Arts Report" Page 91

"Ned Kelly" Page 92

"VCE Drama" Page 97

"Art Show" Page 98

"Home Economics & Textiles" Page 100

"Italiano Report" Page 102

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"Staff of 2016" Page 103

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[ ACT FIVE \

“Senior School Report” Page 104

"Year 11 Class Photos" Page 106

"Business Management at Docklands" Page 109

"Uni Bridges Report" Page 110

"Careers Report" Page 112

"Meet the Cast of Year 12" Page 114

"SRC Report" Page 122

"International Student Report" Page 124

"Reservoir Goes to China" Page 126

"Sumo Battles" Page 128

"Tall Ships" Page 130

"Cultural Diversity Week" Page 132

"NAB Realise Your Potential" Page 134

"Grade 5 Day" Page 135

"Year 12 La Trobe" Page 136

"Go Girl 4 IT" Page 137

"Year 12 Dress Up" Page 138

"Lunch Time at Reservoir" Page 140

"Graduation" Page 142

"Graduation Speech" Page 144

"Deadly Health" Page 146

"Fair Go Athletics" Page 148

"Principal's Awards" Page 150

"Final All School Assembly" Page 152

"Bruce Kingsbury Day" Page 153

"End of Year Awards" Page 154

"The 90+ ATAR Club" Page 160

"Borderless Friendship Foundation And Happy Hands" Page 162

"Aknowledgements" Page 163

"Autographs and Personal Memories" Page 164

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[ MARK JESSUP \

I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners

of the land on which we gather and pay my

respects to their elders both past and present.

I have some fond and very strong memories of

my primary school years at Nunawading South

Primary School. Life at primary school seemed

to last forever:

There was Miss Martin, who taught me in grades

three and four - which seemed like a lifetime -

but I enjoyed her quirky sense of humour.

Then we had the milk being distributed to every

grade and, depending on the season, it would

be cold or warm and sometimes even chunky like

yoghurt! We were often forced to drink the whole

bottle before being allowed out for playtime!

I remember when I was in grade three having

the back of my leg sliced by a stranger’s bike

mudguard, which resulted in fourteen stitches.

I can still smell the black rubber anaesthetic

mask being placed over my mouth before

they sewed up by leg.

Finally, my least liked teacher, Mr Detez, who

kept his strap, named Penelope, in the cupboard.

I know it is hard to believe that a principal could

ever being naughty, but I vividly remember getting

‘four of the best’ on each hand for daring to disrupt

an ABC Music of the Air class. As it came through

the classroom loudspeakers, I chose to dance the

Highland Fling, when some Scottish music came

over the airwaves!

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Life before age twelve… I remember it as being

a great deal of fun, but slow; nothing seemed

to finish too quickly – there seemed to be

more time to enjoy life.

Life after age twelve shot by so quickly – Year 7

to Year 12 was completed in the blink of an eye.

Girlfriends, 21sts, marriage, children, holidays and

more recently 50ths have all taken place in a flash!

I suppose that what I am trying to say is that we

pack so much into our lives that, at times, we need

to take stock of our achievements and significant

moments.

Hence this report.

We now have some time to reflect upon the

past twelve months and recognise some of the

achievements of our school and the students

within it.

Our busy year began with our Fair Go Sport

Athletics Carnival, which gets bigger and better

every year, our students supporting their houses

to the max and cheering on everyone who

participates. This annual day reinforces our belief

that Reservoir High is all about Diversity, Excellence

and Success. Special thanks to the Fair Go Sport

Ambassadors for all their work prior to the event

and on the day itself.

Our Year 7 Parent Evening BBQ is always an

important event, because it enables the staff to get

to know the parents of our students as we all take

that six year journey towards Year 12.

RESERVOIR HIGH SCHOOL / PAGE 5


Our Chinese and Vietnamese Parent Meetings and

School Council enable the school to learn more

about parent expectations and opinions about how

the school is traveling. I would particularly like to

thank Mr Nick Mandalis for his work as School

Council President and acknowledge the contribution

of all of our school councillors – parents, teachers

and students. Your input into our school is invaluable

and very much appreciated.

Term 1 saw other significant events, including our

fantastic Grade 5 Day, where we get to know

hundreds of prospective students, who join Reservoir

High for the day. The National Australia Bank’s

Work Skills Excursion, Year 9 Tall Ships, Reach

Foundation seminars, a smorgasbord of sporting

competitions and our annual (and delicious) EAL

Lunch. This lunch demonstrates our proud and

enthusiastic cultural diversity as we enjoy the foods

from faraway lands created by our students and

their families.

The highlight for at least twenty-six students and

four members of staff must have been our very first

China Tour, where we visited this fascinating country

and shared the delights of their culture, including

food and music. As well, we were hosted in the

homes of our Sister School families. I thank the staff

team – Ms Pizzey, Mr Barker and Ms Tsolakis for

their dedication on the trip, their delightful company

and also, thanks to the brilliant group of students

we took, who represented their school and their

families so well.

Term 2 saw our Open Morning and Evening

Information Showcase, our wonderful Debating

program commenced, students went off to

Sydney on the very first VCE Studio Art and Visual

Communication tour, Year 12 Oral Presentations,

the Drama Victoria Festival. We donated further

financial support to our Thai sponsor child, Paolo

and the money provided by our school enabled the

creation of soccer goals for the Leadership Home

where Paolo will move to in 2017. Our excursion

to view Indigenous art at the National Gallery of

Victoria, visits to La Trobe University for Biology,

Psychology and Chemistry students, as well as our

SAPPS program and the launch of the Respectful

Relationship program for Year 9 students. Of course

we have our continued involvement in the Safe

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Schools Program. Our Year 7 and 8 Swimming

Program got underway during this term - something

that we have been doing for quite some time.

The highlight of this term had to be the opening of

our wonderful Performing Arts Space, after years of

careful planning and saving. We spent over twelve

months watching the building grow, with students

entering competitions to become the first to see the

Centre from the inside. Then, finally - my favourite

Australian actor, Ms Deborah Mailman, opened the

facility and it has been in constant use ever since.

Semester 2 commenced with a bang, as we

launched into our annual School Production,

with this year’s being the fabulous FOOTLOOSE!

We enjoyed sell-out performances and a superb

production to launch the new Performing Arts Centre.

Deadly Koorie Health Day was an overwhelming

success and was enjoyed by all at Reservoir High.

Our Primary Grade 5 School Debating Rounds

commenced, the Grade ¾ Reservoir Basketball

Cup took place and our Year 12s enjoyed ‘Summer

of the Seventeenth Doll’ in our very own theatre!

Year 10s went surfing, we all enjoyed a magnificent

Literacy Week and who could forget Mr Ripoli

berating us all as Miss Trunchbull, from Matilda.

Along with this was our Great Book Swap, our

first Book Club and a moving presentation by author

Abdi Aden. Who could forget the dress up day!

Term 4 commenced with Year 12 practice exams,

our Year 12 Graduation ceremony, Peer Support

Training, the Museo Italiano excursion, Reservoir

High went to see ‘We Will Rock You’, there was

Advance Camp, Futsal Championships, our fabulous

Art Show at the Old Fire Station Café Gallery in

Preston and last week our most successful Grade

6/ Year 7 Information Night, with nearly 400

people crammed into this space as our new students

and their families began their momentous journey

into 2017. We also held our largest, most successful

Performing Arts Evenings, across two nights, as the

program has doubled this year. If you didn’t attend,

you certainly missed something very special. Don’t

forget, the Annual Reservoir High CD is available for

sale at the General Office.

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Finally, I would like to thank a number of people.

First, my close working colleague and Assistant

Principal, Lea Volpe. Lea is a fantastic leader and

supporter of Reservoir High. I am so fortunate to

have her as my right hand person and member of

our great team. Thank you Ms Volpe.

I would also like to thank our Leadership Team,

Darryl Forbes, Nick Vass, Zoran Trajkovic,

Peter Lorenti, Jon Rathjen and Scott Tanner. They

are experts in their respective fields and are

highly valued.

As well, I would like to thank this year’s School

Captains – Michael, Latishia, Victoria and Lucy.

They have been outstanding Captains, representing

their school superbly. It has always been a pleasure

working alongside them and I wish them every

success in their chosen pathways for the future.

I know that they will still be closely affiliated with

their old school as they enter the big wide world

of study and work.

I would like to thank our students, who really are

the face of our school. Their enthusiasm, courage

and determination is highly regarded and their

commitment to learning is highly valued. Every

student can feel very proud of their achievements!

Two more recent events at the end of this wonderful

year are: Year 12 student, Maxine Rose dancing

at the Sydney Opera House in an Australian Dance

competition and the success of our Year 8 student,

Anastasia Typou. Anastasia won a gold medal in

Taekwondo, at the Oceania Games, held in Fiji in

November. Anastasia is already planning her next

step and that is to represent Australia in the Olympic

Games and win a gold medal for Australia and,

of course, for Reservoir High!

I would like to thank all parents, guardians

and community members for their support. Your

willingness to work with us is greatly appreciated.

I wish Ms Claire Hammond all the very best, as

she takes a year’s leave in 2017 – we all wish her

well. As well I would like to wish Lu Borrelli, Irene

Balbinot, Tim Cross (our Australian Hockey Player),

“OUR GREATEST

WEAKNESS LIES IN

GIVING UP. THE MOST

CERTAIN WAY TO

SUCCEED IS ALWAYS

TO TRY JUST ONE

MORE TIME.”

– Thomas A. Edison

Steele Parker, Katrina Naughton and Mel Gaylard

the very best for their future endeavours.

I would particularly like to thank Mr Zoran Trajkovic,

who has been Senior School Leader for many years

and has seen thousands of Year 11 and 12 students

progress through the senior school. He is still going

to be with us next year as a teacher, but is retiring

from his role as Senior School Leader. Thank you

for all that you have done for the school Zoran –

it has been very much appreciated.

In closing this report for 2016, I want to sincerely

thank the staff for all that they do at Reservoir

High. Our staff is dedicated and their efforts are

directed solely at promoting excellence in every

student whom they teach and support, whether in

the classroom, the General Office or in the yard.

The level of collegiality that exists between the staff

here at Reservoir High is something that I have not

experienced in any other school I have worked in

- and that amounts to seven schools, in over thirty

years of teaching. It is definitely one of the key

indicators of a successful school. I want to publicly

thank the staff for their support of me in my role as

Principal. It is very much appreciated.

I look forward to another wonderful

and successful year in 2017.

Principal Mark Jessup

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COMING y

RESERVOIR

k 2017

“WE LOOK

FORWARD TO

SEEING THESE

STUDENTS

IN 2017.”

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On the 6th of December, we hosted an Orientation

Day for Grade 6 students who will be joining us

as ‘Year 7s’ in 2017.

They started the day with a welcoming and

informative assembly. This was followed by a

range of activities, such as science experiments,

cooking and games. The day’s events were

facilitated by many willing volunteer students, who

got to know their new peers. The Grade 6s were

able to experience a day in the life of a Reservoir

High student. Because of this successful day, we

hope that next year will be a smooth transition

for them.

The school provided a pizza lunch to fortify them

during the day! It was very well received – not just

by the young kids, either!

We look forward to seeing these

students next year.

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[ BY DARRYL FORBES \

The Year 7s started the year with a great deal

of excitement, enthusiasm and no doubt a few

nerves, as they finally entered Secondary School.

After graduating from their primary schools, the

time had come to form new friendships, receive

their lockers and begin to find their way to all

new subjects and learn the names of many

new teachers!

The first day consisted of many Orientation

activities designed to help students get to know

their new classmates. Year 7s were put to the test

in our annual Reservoir High Amazing Race which

was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by

all the students. This saw all Year 7s form small

groups and travel around the school to locate

numerous checkpoints and familiarise themselves

with classrooms, teachers and buildings within

the school. It was a terrific first day had by all

and lots of new friendships made.

Very early on in Term one a large number of

Year 7s jumped at the opportunity to enjoy a

transition camp at Camp Toolangai located just

out of Kinglake. All students enjoyed the many

fun and challenging activities on offer, such as

the giant swing, obstacle course, low and high

ropes, bushwalking, hut building and of course

...

the flying fox. All of the students enjoyed the

chance to challenge themselves and enjoy new

experiences in a safe and controlled environment,

whilst also enjoying the large amounts of food

on offer each day and sharing a cabin with

new and old friends.

Our Year 7 Parents’ barbeque, not long after

camp, proved to be a great success yet again

and is an annual highlight. It was terrific to see

the large turnout of parents, guardians and

students who enjoyed the opportunity to meet and

greet teachers and other key staff within the school

over a sausage or two!! It was a great evening.

The Year 7s did not take too long to settle

in and become accustomed to their new

surroundings. Many students assisted with our

very popular Grade 5 Day, where Reservoir

High proudly hosted all of our local Grade 5

students for the day. It was fantastic to see so

many Year 7 students feeling comfortable in

helping to lead activities and groups during the

day. They were wonderfully mentored by many

other students across the year levels. This has

continued to be a strong theme with the Year 7s

throughout the year, with many students involved

in both extra curricular and co curricular activities.

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Students were also recognised for their work

ethic throughout the year with Student of the Month

certificates and our annual Principal's Awards.

Congratulations to all students who took part

in our school production ‘Footloose’ this year.

What a fantastic show!! It was great to see so

many Year 7s being part of the cast and crew

and having such a wonderful time, both on

and off stage. On the sporting field, Year 7s

were proudly represented in many interschool

sporting competitions, starting off with our very

own Athletics Carnival. From there, many were

selected to compete at regional and zone

levels, in both athletics and cross country events.

Reservoir High was also proudly represented

in team sports with many Year 7s taking up the

opportunity to play a variety of interschool sports

offered this year. Many thanks to all staff who

volunteered to help with training and coaching

teams throughout the year.

One of the highlights for the year level

was our fun packed day out at Watermarc

Swimming Centre, early in Term 3. The day

was a celebration of the hard work throughout

Semester 1 and the end of our Year 7 water safety

program in Physical Education classes. Students

rotated through a variety of activities, however

the tantrum alley and pipeline waterslides proved

to be the most popular activity of all. Students

also enjoyed running across the large inflatable

obstacle course whilst trying very hard not to fall

off into the water. All had a great day.

Reservoir High School, Kingsbury Primary School

and the 2/14th Infantry Battalion Association

joined to conduct our annual Bruce Kingsbury

Memorial Service on Friday 22nd August. Many

Grade 6 students from Kingsbury Primary School

and our Year 7 students paid honour to the gallant

heroics of Bruce Kingsbury and the 2/14th

Battalion during World War 2. We were visited

by many honoured guests, including the president

of 2/14 Battalion, Mr Craig Iskov.

The audience heard poems and stories read out

by current Year 7 students and a wonderful insight

by Kingsbury Primary school captains who shared

their Anzac Day experiences with the 2/14th

Battalion in the Anzac Day march earlier this year.

Overall it has been a very enjoyable and

rewarding year for our Year 7s. A very big thank

you to all school staff and leadership staff for their

tremendous support, dedication and hard work

with all of our Year 7s this year. It has been greatly

appreciated. Finally, a special thank you to Ms

Pizzey and Mrs Baines for their ongoing personal

support and wonderful work enabling the Junior

school to run so smoothly and for the daily support

for all of our Junior students. I would also like to

thank Mr Ian Wilson who was the Acting Year 7

Coordinator throughout Term two...

We look forward to seeing all again,

as Year 8s, in 2017.

Darryl Forbes

Another major highlight of the year was our

Bruce Kingsbury Memorial Service in Term three.

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YEAR 7A

YEAR 7B

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YEAR 7C

YEAR 7D

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YEAR 7E

Our Next Generation Youth Forum

Our Next Generation Youth Forum gives potential leaders an opportunity exchange ideas and to think innovatively.

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YEAR 7 STUDENTS

GET A TASTE

o LA TROBE

UNIVERSITY

Prize winning Year 7 Science team!

Madalyn O’Neill - Double Dux!

Anthony Shea receiving his

degree, ready to take on

the world!

All Year 7 students attended La Trobe

University on Tuesday 11th October as

part of our School Partnership Program

which provides them with an opportunity

to experience activities around the campus.

Students participated in a range of

activities including Star Student, Campus

Amazing Race and activities within the

Wildlife Sanctuary based on science

topics. It was a great day and thanks to

Mr Jessup, Mrs Lawless, Ms Boyd, Mr

Sirianni and Mrs Gray for their great

support throughout the day.

YEAR 7 SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION

Ms Volpe, Mr Forbes and Mr Jessup presented our Year 7 students with their Scholarships at a very friendly

gathering of students, parents and staff. It was great to present the Reservoir High Academic Excellence, Leadership,

Sport and, for the very first time, Performing Arts Scholarships. A very proud moment for students and their families

as well as Reservoir High.

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RESERVOIR HIGH SCHOOL / PAGE 15


Year 7 camp was held at Toolangi over three days

of fun and sun. Staff enjoyed getting to know our

new students as they showed their skills on the high

ropes, the flying fox and in hut making.

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DAY

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The students dressed up and took a journey

back in time to the Middle Ages. All of the

Year 8 students took part in activities, including

weaponry, armour and sword fighting. Staff

also enjoyed a ‘dress up’ as they got into the

spirit of one of our favourite events.


HUMANITIES

REPORT 2016

Humanities had a great year in 2016.

At VCE levels, strong student interest has allowed

the College to run classes in: Legal Studies,

Business Management and Global Politics. These

subjects are expanding in 2017 too!

Humanities is a core subject at Years 7 to 10

and units of work have had a focus on: history,

geography, economics, work education and civics

and citizenship.

Glimpses into Humanities

Year 7 classes actively participated in the Bruce

Kingsbury Ceremony held at the College in Term

3. This experience was made very personal when

students were able to meet some descendants of

World War 2 veterans and to hear the Last Post

being played very evocatively. The classes made

beautiful displays before the ceremony, which

graced the presentation in the library. Students

also delivered a moving poetry reading and some

"news reports" of the time.

Medieval Day ran at Reservoir for the seventh

year in a row. This year the program was once

again a full day for all Year 8 students. The

corridors rang to the sound of Medieval armour,

tortures and jousting.

All Year 9 students attended the Tall Ships

Excursion to Docklands in early Term 1 and really

enjoyed the experience of sailing the Enterprise,

a replica of the sailing ship which brought the first

settlers to Melbourne. This experience gave them

an insight into the hardships faced by early white

settlers and a real insight into local history.

All year 10 students did job interview work

at the National Australia Bank Head Office

at Southgate.

Humanities put up a new display this year in

the Stepping Stones Career Subject Expo, which

showcased the varied career paths available

to students undertaking subjects in Humanities.

It was a year of real triumphs in Humanities.

One of our Year 8 students Chenxin Tu became

State History Champion in the National History

Competition. For the past six years, Year 8

and 10 students have entered this competition

and have done well. However, the school

has never before had a state champion.

Congratulations Chenxin!

It was a year of many excursions. Different classes

visited: the Magistrate’s Court, the exhibition at

the: Holocaust Centre, State Parliament, County

and Supreme Courts, the Red Cross, RMIT,

Melbourne University and the State Library.

It is great to see Humanities teachers

really providing such wonderful activities

and opportunities.

Peter Cattapan

RESERVOIR HIGH SCHOOL / PAGE 19


DEBATING

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE

OF A YEAR 8 DEBATER

Debating this year has been an exciting adventure

for everybody, of twists and turns, bumps and

hills, experience and challenge. It is hard to

believe that a year of debating has come to an

end so quickly and unnoticeably. From the very

first moment when we put our hands up to enlist

in the debating crew, we became a team of

power and strength, and we knew that we were

in for one hell of a ride!

The commencement of the typical “staying-in-atlunchtimes”

meant that the battles were up ahead

and were soon to come. The memories of Year 7

came rushing back to us and the pressure was on.

It was the recollections of the joy we experienced

and ecstatic feeling of that moment when the

adjudicator announced that our team had won,

that all the hard work paid off, that we could

walk down those halls and through those gates

as the triumphs of the previous year had motivated

us through the first battles of 2016. Despite a

couple of unsuccessful attempts here and there,

the two teams continued on for several rounds,

with confidence and resilience. This resulted in

multiple successes to follow. We gained so much

experience from our participation in the Debaters

Association of Victoria competitions. We improved

our confidence and achieved so much from when

we began – finishing only one point short of

advancing to the next ranks. Nonetheless, we

enjoyed every…almost every part of debating this

year.

Just when we thought that everything had come

to an end, that debating was finished and that

we had fulfilled our duties as debaters and

representatives of our school, we were practically

bombarded with the Year 5 Primary School

Debating Competition! Debaters' Workshop

began as we arrived at multiple primary schools

to educate Year 5 students about debating: the

structure of speeches and tips for persuasion. We

loved being able to teach the younger generations

about this wonderful form of communication and

expressing yourself with passion and fluency.

Once that was over, the actual primary school

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debates began. With the participation of Preston

North East Primary School, Reservoir Views

Primary School, Preston Primary School and

Kingsbury Primary School, the debates were a

huge success. The adorable, cute, gorgeous little

children were amazing and gave exceptional

performances. These children are surely

future debaters.

This year’s Year 7 students were also introduced

to the art of debating, just as was done last year.

We found ourselves grinning uncontrollably as

we remembered when we were in their positions,

so new to the idea of debating in high school.

Despite there being room for improvements, we

found ourselves extremely impressed with the

level of experience they had and how good they

were at persuading the audience. Great efforts

were being put in by the baby-SEALS, and they

accomplished excellent results!

It is a useful skill to have; it is an opportunity to

gain knowledge; it is a chance to express your

opinion and it is a sport! What we learn from

opportunities like these is a privilege and students

are encouraged to participate in this activity.

Huge thanks to Ms Popovska, Ms Haslock and

Mrs Nicola for putting their unstinting time and

effort into supporting the debating team as well

as assisting the Year 7 students in starting their

own possible journey of debating. Their debating

adventure for this year would have flashed

before their eyes and ended before they knew

it. Hopefully one day, they will be sitting in front

of a computer typing up a Debating Speech for

the Yearbook, much as I am now, thinking back

to the memories of the previous year, smiling

affectionately at the new baby-SEALS, who

recently started a debating journey of their own.

Anna Huynh 8D

Debating is not simply a group of ‘debating

kids’ who compete with other schools for a title.

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ENGLISH

REPORT 2016

In 2016, we farewelled Mrs Kiley who has since

welcomed the arrival of her son, Rhys. Mrs Kiley

was replaced by Mrs Hill who has embraced the

opportunity of working at Reservoir High and will

continue at the school during 2017.

The Reservoir High English Key Learning Area

members, as well as the students across the

school, have been involved in a variety of events

and projects during the year, including: Grade

5 Day, Showcase Evening, Stepping Stones,

Debating, ACMI excursions, theatre incursions,

Uni Bridges and Literacy Week.

A special thank you to Mr Ripoli who organised

a highly successful Literacy Week program.

I wish to thank everyone who has worked in the

English KLA team this year: Mr Cattapan, Mr

Devine, Mrs Hill, Mrs Kiley, Mrs Hammond, Ms

Haslock, Ms Lawless, Mr Lyras, Ms Neophytou,

Mrs Nicola, Ms Popovska, Mr Ripoli, Ms Rossini

and Ms Selemidis. Well done everyone! Reservoir

High students are lucky to have such a dedicated

and hard-working team.

Mrs Rigoni

MEET THE OFFICE STAFF OF 2016

RESERVOIR HIGH SCHOOL / PAGE 23


H EALTH PLAYS

E MPATHY – Respect Ambassador Program

A CTIVE STUDENTS

L IFESTYLE CHOICES

T EAM WORK

H EALTHY EATING &

P EER SUPPORT program and Leadership training

E AGER to always improve teaching & learning.

Health & PE

REPORT 2016

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What a busy and exciting year 2016 has been!

First, thank you to all of our wonderful Health

and Physical Education, Outdoor Education

& VET Sport and Recreation staff for their

professionalism, hard work, enthusiasm and

support. Student participation rates have been

excellent and our electives and VCE Subjects are

continuing to be very popular. It’s great to see our

staff always organising activities and advocating

the benefits of a healthy lifestyle!

It’s been the year of the summer ‘Rio Olympics’,

which continued to inspire and unite communities

across the globe and our very own RHS

community. The Olympics have been a great

talking point with the students and staff, not only

focusing on the skill level and physical attributes

of athletes in various sports and countries but also

the importance of the psychological aspects of

performance, coaching and ethical issues in sport.

To coincide with the LAUNCH of the Paralympics,

the Health & PE Team organised for our Year

7 cohort to be a part of the launch of One

City’s Disability awareness program, where

our students had the opportunity to experience

playing ‘Blind Soccer’. Google this and you will

be in awe of what these athletes can do!!!! It

was such a fantastic program to be a part of,

really highlighting the importance of equality and

inclusion within communities and this activity really

gave the students an opportunity to continue to

build trust and respect for each other and develop

greater empathy for others.

A picture tells a thousand words, so see all the fun

and action we have had in 2016!!!

H&PE Team – Mrs Gray, Mr Forbes, Mr Vass, Mr

Todorovski, Ms Cachia, Mr Cross, Ms Farrugia,

Ms Guerra & Ms Abela.

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CONGRATULATIONS

to Year 12 Student, Jieremiah

Murphy for receiving the 2016

Pierre De Coubertin Award!

It was the year of the RIO Summer Olympics,

and it was wonderful to have one of our students

be presented with the Pierre De Coubertin Award

at the MCG on Thursday 23rd June, 2016.

Baron Pierre De Coubertin was the founder of

the modern Olympics, and this award recognises

students demonstrate attributes consistent with

the fundamental aims of the Olympic movement,

with a particular emphasis on ‘participation and

commendable sporting behaviour.’

Year 12 Student, Jieremiah Murphy was

nominated to receive this prestigious award as he

has always been an inspiring role model to many

in the areas of sport and physical education. His

attitude has been outstanding, always providing

encouragement and support to students and staff.

His sportsmanship is exceptional, always being

calm and respectful and assisting team mates to

do the same. Personally he has participated in

many zone, regional and state events, won four

MVPs for St Martin Panthers in basketball and

captains Craigieburn Eagles rep team.

Congratulations Jieremiah on behalf of the RHS

Community and we wish you all the best in your

future endeavours.

De Coubertin’s inspiring message reminds us that:

“THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THE

OLYMPIC GAMES IS NOT TO WIN BUT

TO TAKE PART. JUST AS THE MOST

IMPORTANT THING IN LIFE IS NOT THE

TRIUMPH BUT THE STRUGGLE.”

Mrs Toni Gray

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Outdoor

Education

REPORT 2016

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It has been another massive year for Outdoor

Education students at Reservoir High. Our

Year 9 students kicked off the Semester with

a challenging excursion at Hardrock Climbing

Company in Nunawading. Here they learned

about the adrenalin of high altitude sports and

the power of communication. After auditing our

school environment, students presented their ideas

on the effect of human behaviour on indigenous

and native flora and fauna before delving into the

world of water safety and survival. Finally, it was

off to Monash wave pool to learn about safe entry

and to catch some waves on the body boards.

Year 10 had a jam-packed program, kicking off

the Year with an excursion to Hardrock Climbing

Company in the CBD. The views of our city

were amazing from the top and many students

conquered their fears before exploring Melbourne

Central. Students then practiced first aid, learned

about safety and survival as well as all the ways

in which one may prevent risk on an expedition

in the outdoors. Although wet weather made us

miss out on Surfing this year, it was made up for

by the amazing end of Semester camp. Students

went to a lot of effort to organise their own food,

packing and shelters. We went on a three-hour

hike through the Strathbogie Mountains and then

meditated at the summit of Golden Mountain.

We cooked our own food, had a camp-fire

and played 40:40 Home Base under the stars.

The most magical part of our camp was the

amazing stories we got to hear about one another

and the connection we felt, not only to nature,

but to each other.

In 2017 Outdoor Education course will include

Archery, Horse Riding and Golf – stay tuned.

Ms Cachia

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“THE MOST

MAGICAL PART OF

OUR CAMP WAS

THE AMAZING

STORIES WE GOT

TO HEAR ABOUT

ONE ANOTHER.”

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STAFF VS

STUDENT

This year saw a return to Staff Vs Student

competitions for Health & PE Week! This

will be an annual event where talented

sports students have a chance to take on

the masters… I mean teachers.

2016 saw a hard earned victory for the

teachers! Students underestimated the power

of team work and will have to train up for

a better chance next year!

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Future Hockey Olympian?

Reservoir High School’s Physical Education

Teacher- MR TIM CROSS playing for the Australian

Hockey Team, the “Kookaburras”.

Mr Cross was recalled to the Australian Hockey

team to play in the Trans -Tasman Tournament

in NZ as well as the International Tournament

in Melbourne late this year. Tim played for the

Victorian Vikings who were Australian National

Champions for 2016. He also plays for his local

team Greensborough Hockey Club.

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[ BY AYDEN CARPENTER 8C \

A few weeks ago I volunteered to join the Book

Club during Literacy Week with Mr Ripoli.

We talked about what everyone’s interests and

recommendations were about the books we had

read. Personally, I liked it and we had fun.

There were lots of books mentioned from The

Fault in Our Stars to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, as

well as many other titles from some of the midstudents

and teachers who attended. Also, the

genres discussed were from drama to comedy.

We had a lot of choices to consider, but my

favourite is still The Fault in Our Stars!

“RESERVOIR HIGH’S

FIRST-EVER BOOK

CLUB WAS A GREAT

SUCCESS. OH,

AND SO WERE

THE SNACKS!”

We talked for ages, and the lollies and other

snacks we had were a bonus.

The Great Book Swap

"The Great Book Swap is a win-win.

Not only does it help raise money

to improve literacy levels in remote

communities, but the excitement ad

fun... helps improve literacy levels in

your community or organisation..."

Andy Griffiths, ILF Ambassador

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LITERACY

WEEK :

Literacy Week acknowledges an important aspect

of our learning. We did the Great Book Swap

and dressed up as favourite literary characters.

The stars of the show were ‘Miss Trunchbull’ and

her unfortunate niece, ‘Miss Honey’, among

others. We were honoured by a visit from author,

Abdi Aden, who wrote “Shining”. He shared his

experiences with the audience of Year 9 students.

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SPORT

REPORT 2016

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2016 has been another successful year of Sport at

Reservoir High School. Students have represented

the school in all intra-school carnivals and interschool

events with pride and sportsmanship.

The Reservoir High School Athletics Carnival took

place on Friday 19th of February at Meadowglen

International Athletics Stadium Epping. It was

another fun and competitive day with the final tally

showing a win for Darebin.

Again, the day could not be as successful without

the help of students and staff.

The final tally results were:

Green: Darebin 690pts

Blue: Merri 580pts

Red: Plenty 536pts

In Term 2, 57 students represented our school at

the Darebin District Championships. It was another

successful day with many students placing in their

events. It was an amazing effort for Reservoir High

to make it to the Northern Metropolitan Region:

Baraka Mukunga

Antoinette Fordjour

Phillip Ni

The Reservoir High Cross Country Day was held

on Friday 3rd of June. It was another outstanding

event in which many students participated.

Thank you to all students who participated and

congratulations to those who made it through to

the next round.

In the subsequent rounds of cross-country, students

represented the school at the Darebin District, with

five students progressing to the next rounds. A

great effort by all students.

On Friday 14th of October students represented

our school at the Darebin District Futsal

Championships. All teams played with heart

and great school pride, doing their best and

representing our school values.

The day was positive, and we look forward to

seeing our teams in next year’s championships.

Commitment, teamwork and persistence were a

common theme in our inter-school sports teams

again this year when we were representing

the college at every level of competition.

Congratulations to the following teams who

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VCE Boys and Girls Outdoor Soccer

VCE Boys and Girls Volleyball

Year 9/10 Boys and Girls Soccer

VCE Boys Tennis

Year 8 Boys and Girls Soccer

Year 9/10 Boys and Girls Tennis

Year 7 Boys and Girls Soccer

Year 9/10 Boys and Girls Volleyball

Year 7 Boys Cricket

Year 7 to 10 Girls Football

Year 8 Boys Cricket

Year 9/10 Boys Football

Year 9/10 Boys Cricket

Year 7 Boys Football

Year 8 Boys Football

Year 7 Girls Netball

Year 9/10 Girls Netball

Year 8 Girls Netball

VCE Boys Badminton

Year 9/10 Boys and Girls Badminton

Year 8 Boys and Girls Badminton

Year 7 Boys and Girls Badminton

Year 7 Boys and Girls Hockey

Year 8 Boys and Girls Hockey

Year 9/10 Boys and Girls Basketball

VCE Boys and Girls Basketball

Year 7 Boys and Girls Basketball

Year 8 Boys and Girls Basketball

Year 7 Boys and Girls Table tennis

Year 8 Boys and Girls Table Tennis

VCE Boys and Girls Futsal

9/10 Boys and Girls Futsal

Year 7 Boys and Girls Futsal

Year 8 Boys and Girls Futsal

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YEAR 7

SPORT

2016

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Special congratulations to the following teams

which represented the school in District and

Region Finals:

Year 7 Boys and Girls Volleyball

Year 8 Boys Volleyball

VCE Boys Badminton

VCE Boys Futsal

Year 9/10 Boys Futsal

Year 8 Girls Futsal

Year 7 Boys Futsal

I thank and congratulate all coaches and students

on their dedication this year. We have a high level

of success due to their effort and commitment to

our school, representing Reservoir High to the best

of their ability.

I know it will be just as successful in 2017!!!

GO RESERVOIR!!!

Tony Todorovski

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SPORT

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[ ROS PIZZEY \

It has been a very busy year in the Junior School

for our Year 8 students. Term 1 saw our students

visiting the Melbourne Zoo to take part in the

Endangered Animals program. The students

thoroughly enjoyed the day and they all learned

about the issues relating to the threats to our

endangered species.

In Term 2, staff and students took part in

Medieval Day. Students and staff dressed up in

medieval costume and learned about life in the

Middle Ages, including crime and punishment

and castle life.

In Term 3, our annual Future Focus Day was a

highlight for students. REACH provided a great

session on developing positive relationships

amongst peers. The careers staff spoke to students

about future options and all students completed

their Managed Individual Pathways on line.

In Term 4, students visited Latrobe University to

learn what life at a tertiary institution involved

and, finally, we all went to WaterMarc to practise

our swimming skills and to celebrate the end of

our two years in the Junior School.

and have played hard at sport, to compete in

the many interschool competitions. All students

involved in sport have represented Reservoir

High with great pride and have displayed

excellent sportsmanship as well as their

enjoyment. Many Year 8 students were also

involved in Production and our SRC Leaders

and members ran assemblies and provided

great leadership for our cohort.

I would like to wish all of our Year 8 students

well, as they transition to Middle School.

Thank you also to all teachers who taught and

took such special care of our Year 8 students.

Special thanks go to Mr Darryl Forbes (Head

of the Junior School), Tammy Baines (Junior

School Office Manager) and Lea Volpe and

Mark Jessup for their continued support and

involvement with this cohort.

Ros Pizzey

Besides all of the above, students have worked

hard to complete the required coursework

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YEAR 8A

YEAR 8B

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YEAR 8C

YEAR 8D

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YEAR 8E

Welcome to Doan Thi Diem High School in Hanoi

We had the pleasure of welcoming Madam Hien, Principal of the Doan Thi Diem High School in Hanoi, Vietnam

last week. Madam Hien arrived with a delegation from her school to find out more about Reservoir High and the

possibility of organising a Sister School relationship between the two schools.

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SCHOOL

PICNIC :

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SEAL

REPORT 2016

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“OUR YOUNG

SCHOLARS HAVE

WORKED DILIGENTLY

ACROSS ALL THEIR

SUBJECT AREAS,

SETTING GOALS

AND AIMING TO

ACHIEVE THEIR BEST.”

It has been a very busy year for students and staff

in the SEAL Program at Reservoir High School.

Our young scholars have worked diligently

across all their subject areas, setting goals and

aiming to achieve their best. Their teachers have

been outstanding in their selection of learning

approaches to motivate, engage, challenge and

inspire. Our SEAL accreditation as part of TAASS

(The Academy of Accredited Schools) has ensured

that our teachers continually reflect on their

professional practice and strive to progressively

extend the boundaries of the classroom in varied

ways, hence delivering wonderful learning

opportunities for our students in the SEAL Program.

Surveys conducted in November in Years 7, 8, 9

and 10 indicate that our learners feel effectively

challenged and engaged. Importantly, they have

also enjoyed the relationships they have formed

with the other students with similar learning

profiles and have felt supported and very positive

about their teachers and the learning experiences

provided in the SEAL classrooms.

Whilst the academic program is of critical

importance, it is without question that key learning

opportunities are also created in the broader

co-curricular life of the school. SEAL students

have participated in a vast array of co-curricular

activities such as Production, Dance, Music and

Debating, just to mention a few. These activities

have provided enjoyment and have allowed

students the opportunity to learn and practise

important skills, like collaboration with others,

whilst improving their skills of communication,

articulation and self-expression. Participation

in a multitude of school activities and subject

selection such as the Advance Program have

enabled students to form and give expression

to their emerging social consciousness and to

care for the wellbeing of others in our local

community and beyond.

It is pleasing to see that many of the students in

the SEAL program are involved in the co-curricular

life of the school, whilst also maintaining their

diligent approach to the academic program. The

many outstanding academic results and excellent

contributions to the life of the school are a credit

to the students and staff at Reservoir High School.

Dimi Nicola

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Year 8D SEAL students spent a day at the

Melbourne Museum, as part of a SEAL Hub

experience, where they worked with other

schools, communicated via twitter and

completed sixty-second videos.

The aims of the day were to contribute to the

development of Victorian museums and express

our ideas and opinions about current and future

exhibitions. It also allowed students to explore the

Museum, learn about its collections and displays

and have an all-round great day. In addition,

it offered us a chance to work together and

improve our cooperative skills.

Museums Victoria has over 17 million collections,

16 million of which are natural collections.

The role of the Melbourne Museum and its

exhibitions is to educate people about the

history of artefacts, timelines of Earth, dinosaurs,

etc. and developments of species. We were

first welcomed by Dermot Henry, Kate Phillips

and Ana Tiqua at the opening lecture. Dermot

is a geologist who travels the world to collect

specimens to display in exhibitions and for

research. He gave us a slight idea of what it

feels like to be able to have the privilege of

working in such an incredible environment.

Kate Phillips is Senior Curator of the Science

exhibitions. She talked about what makes a good

exhibition, which includes the “WOW Factor”,

Senses, Whole Body, Fun, Dynamics and Story.

She talked in detail about these factors, which

greatly helped us to complete one of the tasks

planned for the day. Ana Tiqua is the Producer

of Body Gallery. She talked about the planning of

exhibitions, background work and being “Behind

the Scenes”. She also mentioned teamwork and

the importance of communication.

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+EAL?

REPORT 2016

We are authors!!!!

This year in Year 9 English as an Additional

Language, we were given the opportunity to write

our first novel. When Ms Tsolakis told us that we

would be doing this we all shook our heads and

said “We can never do it!”

But….. we’ve done it!

We planned our story and decided on our

characters. Each week we wrote a chapter, our

teacher corrected it and we then typed it up. We

did this for six chapters. Our books were edited

and proofread again before they were printed.

We chose our title, designed our cover, wrote our

blurb and our books were now complete.

Mr Jessup read every single book!!! He came to

class, signed the novels and gave each student

a Principal's Award sticker which they placed on

their front cover.

It was a great experience!!!! Special thanks to Ms

Tsolakis for helping us to become young authors.

Year 9 EAL Class

Sadako

A thousand paper cranes

carried her prayers in peace

but laid with her in sleep.

In her shiny eyes

the flash of smile spoke

and folded her into death.

Sadako always wanted a Kimono to wear

before she died her mother made it for her

with lots of tears.

Her mother held her hands

to give her courage

and to say never give up.

She was fighting with her life

she tried her best but she died

we were sad and we cried.

She died and the skies turned grey

we promise that we will clear the sky

hoping that her cranes would fly

and little Sadako may live forever.

Wakil Abir Year 7

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This term we have been reading an awesome

book ‘Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes’.

This book is about a girl who had leukaemia,

which is a disease that some people get when

a bomb drops. Sadako tried to make 1000 paper

cranes, because she thought she would get better

if she did. She didn’t get to finish them because

she died. We set ourselves a goal and made 500

paper cranes for her. It was real fun making them

and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Sofia Typou Year 7

Sadako’s Life

There was girl, her name was Sadako,

She loved running around the fields.

Once, she fell and she couldn’t stand up anymore.

The moment she lost her hope

was when she heard she had the deadliest disease.

She sat in a bright hospital room

hopelessness in her heart.

One day, her best friend brought her a golden paper crane

and told her a story,

If she made a thousand cranes, her disease would go away.

This gave hope to Sadako,

One, two, one hundred, two hundred.

She made her six hundred and fifty-fourth paper crane.

She left the world quietly and happily,

The golden crane took her to a place without sadness and disease.

She’ll stay there with happiness and kindness forever.

Jack Yu, Year 7

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Future Taekwondo Olympian?

A young Year 8 student, who has recently arrived

in Australia from Greece, has won a gold medal

in Taekwondo at the Oceania Games.

Anastasia Typou was born in Kozani, Greece,

and came to Australia with her parents and her

two younger sisters three and a half years ago.

Anastasia, along with her sister Sofia, who is in

Year 7, started Taekwondo in Greece. Anastasia

started when she was four and Sofia when

she was six.

After arriving in Australia, they continued their

sport here, and have won numerous awards

and recognition.

This year, Anastasia, who is only fourteen

years old, represented Australia in the Oceana

Games in Fiji.

In Suva she won the gold medal (in the colours

of Australia) after competing with a girl from

Indonesia and with a score of 13-1!

Apart from being an excellent competitor,

Anastasia is excelling at school as well, according

to her teachers.

I believe that in these times when so many

unpleasant things are happening around us,

Anastasia’s success gave all of us happiness

and it will inspire other talented young people to

participate in other extra-curricular activities and

try their best to excel..

Anastasia is already planning for her next step

and that is to represent Australia in the Olympic

Games and win the gold medal there!

Ms Voula Tsolakis

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[ RHEANNON SHARMA \

k THE WILD

My name is Rae, I’m a stingray and this story is

about how once I was really hungry and I went

looking for my favourite food and saw a human

for the first time while on my journey.

I was home alone one day and was really hungry

so I decided if my parents weren’t going to bring

me food, I may as well go catch my own. So I left

my home going to a place that I heard the other

stingrays talking about apparently it has the best

small fish which means I’m definitely going to go

and eat there.

Eventually after asking all the other stingrays for

directions, I made it to the best place to find the

best small fish, it felt so good to finally be in the

warmest tropical place in the ocean surrounded

by my stingray mates, molluscs, worms and

SMALL FISH. I quickly grabbed as many small fish

as I could and buried myself with them under the

sand just so nobody else could steal my fish and

eat them. After my meal [which tasted delicious] I

decided to stay the night under the sand as it was

pretty dark, I felt really warm and didn’t want to

move from there so I fell asleep.

The next morning I woke up feeling so happy and

good about the beautiful place I was in but also

sad that I had to go back home. Just before I left,

I had a snack and started swimming back home

and on the way the weirdest thing happened,

I saw an odd object that I never seen before,

floating on top of the water so I decided to go

towards it and find out what it was.

I went up really close to it and saw four weird

creatures on the object, each holding one stick

with a flat end and swinging it in the water to

make the object go forward. I followed it until it

stopped and, following them brought me back to

the place where I had just come from I wondered

why these weird creatures would be here. They

must be hungry and had come to hunt for food.

The creatures dived into the water and one of

them was looking directly at me holding a weird

object with light on it. It was hurting my eyes so

I turned around from the light and, because all I

wanted to do was go home, and get away from

the scary creatures, I decided to leave but one

of them followed me. I started to feel like he was

going to catch me with the net that it had hanging

on its back so I used my barb to sting the creature

and swam as fast as I could back home.

Rheannon Sharma

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[ ELAINE GUERRA \

Hello all,

Another year has flown by, with many exciting

events which have occurred.

Our new cohort at the start of the year took a

little while to settle into the routine of ‘The Middle

School’, with very pleasing results. We now have

a group of mature young adults and we look

forward to seeing them continuing to progress

in all areas.

During the year, the Year 9s went on the

Williamstown excursion to ‘Tall Ships’ where they

experienced a taste of life from the past, seeing

the conditions and ways of sailing a ship from

the olden days. Our students were then able

to view the sights and shops of Docklands.

To further our students’ maturity we were involved

with the SAPPSS (Sexual Assault Prevention

Program for Secondary Schools) which is based

around respectful relationships. Our students gave

very thoughtful and honest responses to the various

topics covered.

In Term 3, we had our ‘Principal’s Awards’. It was

a delight to see many of our students receive

...

awards for their Academic results and also for

their Exemplary Attitude to Learning Awards, for

those who strive to better their education. It was

also a good chance to find out more about the

interests and career aspirations of those students.

There was a new process this year regarding

course counselling, where students met with

their counsellor at least twice before making

their subject selections. We then had subject

selection afternoon, where students had to make

the final decision about their future and make

appropriate subject choices to achieve their

desired career pathways.

This year our students were lucky to be

involved with a ‘Skills’ presentation from La

Trobe University, through our School Partnership

Program, which will hopefully give them insights

into how to organise their time and prepare for

exams. Hopefully this activity will embed these

skills which are essential for later years.

Some of our students have been involved in

numerous sporting events throughout the year.

Many Year 9 students represented Reservoir High

in interschool sport competitions. We also had

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“WE ALSO HAD A LARGE

REPRESENTATION OF

OUR YEAR 9 STUDENTS

IN OUR FANTASTIC

PRODUCTION THIS

YEAR, WHICH I HEAR

WAS A PLEASURE TO

WATCH AND TO SEE

THEM GIVE THEIR ALL.”

a large representation of our Year 9 students in

our fantastic Production this year, which l hear

was a pleasure to watch and to see them give

their all. Unfortunately l was away on leave and

could not attend.

This year we have had students attend the School

for Student Leadership. Three girls attended in Term

3 and at the moment there are two boys attending.

They have developed confidence, leadership

skills and have also participated in team-building

experiences, which are essential life skills.

Marco and Ms Lea Volpe hope that everyone

has a safe and relaxing vacation break. We look

forward to seeing you back at Reservoir High in

2017 in the Middle School as Year 10 Students.

Mrs Elaine Guerra

In Term 4, we ran the Peer Support training

program. A group of selected students who show

leadership abilities have been trained to be Peer

Support leaders for the new Year 7 students in

order to help them settle into life in Secondary

School. These two days of training gave students a

chance to show their strengths and abilities to work

in group situations and be good leaders.

I would like to thank Mr Ian Wilson for filling in as

Year 9 coordinator whilst l was on leave, keeping

an eye on the cohort.

We from the Middle School, myself, Mrs Elaine

Guerra along with Mr Nick Vass, Mrs Tammy Di

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YEAR 9A

YEAR 9B


YEAR 9C

YEAR 9D


ADVANCE

REPORT 2016

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It has been an awesome year for our Year 9

Advance students. During Term 1, students

prepared for our Duke of Edinburgh practice camp

at Barjarg. Students learned how to put up their

tents, cook on a trangia, read maps and look after

themselves in the bush. The five days on camp

were exciting and exhausting, with students hiking

or biking in the Strathbogie ranges, doing teamwork

challenges and water activities. This camp

prepared them for our qualifying expedition at

Murrindindi in November.

Students have also worked hard to complete their

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. They have

developed their project management skills, public

speaking abilities and volunteered their time to

run activities at Latrobe Village. These activities

included a Trivia Night, International Afternoon

Tea and Christmas celebrations. A highlight was

the book we created, after interviewing residents

at the Village. Students learned about what life

was like in the 1950s and 1960s and wrote up

a brief history of the lovely residents whom they

interviewed. All students qualified for a Certificate

11 in First Aid. As well as doing all of this hard

work, students had fun and developed selfconfidence

and leadership skills.

Tony Marcus and Ros Pizzey.

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ADVANCE REPORT 2016

Advance 2016, was a blast! The highlights were

the camps and bike rides after school. It all starts

at the end of last year when we went on a 10km

bush walk, so that Mr. Marcus and Ms. Pizzey

could figure if we were all capable. Apparently

we were, so the class stayed as it was (with some

exceptions). Also, at the end of last year, a couple

of us went with Mr. Marcus and Mr. O’Donnell

on a bike ride (while everyone else was at Fun

Fields!). We rode to Alphington and had a BBQ.

We all had a great day.

Barjarg camp/Practice camp

This camp was fun. We went to Lake Nillacootie

on some days, because of the extreme heat. While

we were on the lake, we went on doughnuts

towed by Mr. Marcus’s boat. Mr. O’Donnell was

driving most of the time, being a hoon while

towing us! Since I was a bike rider, I went on

the two bike rides, which was alright, except for

the fact that on the first day we had to do ‘Neil’s

Nightmare’ – really steep hill. On the Wednesday

we had to set up our tents, which was fun for me,

since I had a swag and it only took 5 minutes. I

was pretty much annoying everyone because of

that fact. On the way back we stopped in Yea and

a couple of us found this shop with fairy costumes

in it. We put on tiaras and had a magic wand.

Interviews at Latrobe Retirement Village

The whole class went to Latrobe Retirement Village

with Mrs. Pizzey and we each selected a person

to interview and just to talk to in general. We all

had a good time, exploring what it was like to

live through WW2, the Great Depression and

seeing technology change so dramatically in really

what is a relatively short of time. Overall we really

enjoyed ourselves and gained insights into ‘living

‘history’. It was very rewarding for all.

Murrindindi Camp

This camp is needed as a requirement to complete

the Duke of Edinburgh Award. We had to set

up our tents (again!), go on two bike rides/

walks and cook our own meals. On the first ride I

punctured my front tyre - which was fun. A couple

of us gathered some wood, and I got a fire

going. It was a really good fire too - it burned all

the through the night, which was good because

it was freezing, so when we got up, we could

relight using the coals alone. On the second day

we had our last bike ride/walk and I almost died!

The ride was so flat that my knees were giving out

from the continuous pedalling. When we got back

we put our tents away and came home. We were

tired but had enjoyed ourselves, as well as having

finished our Duke of Ed physical obligations.

Trivia night

On the 16th of November a couple of us went to

the retirement village after school, and ran a trivia

night for the ‘Golden Oldies’. They seemed to

enjoy it, and so did we.

The trivia was split into sections : History,

Geography, General Knowledge, Sport, Film and

Television and included some other things such as

‘Famous Faces’ and ‘Who am I?’

There was a good mix of party foods. A good

time was had by all.

Tyrone

...

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YEAR 9 :

TEAM SPORTS

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The Year 9 elective subject, Team Sports, has

adopted the infamous SEPEP program (Sport

Education in Physical Education Program). Our

class spent the semester learning about the body

systems, before delving into the world of game

classifications. The SEPEP program required

students to find similarities between common sports

that use similar strategies, for example soccer

and basketball, which are both ‘invasion games’.

They learned about important roles and the

community of staff who make sports competitions

possible and successful.

With each of us adopting an interchangeable role,

we trained and played in four teams, named by

the students.

SEMESTER 1:

RB73 (the red team who came 1st)

3072 (the grey team who came 2nd)

Netflix (the white team who came 3rd) and

Chelsea (the black team who came 4th).

Congratulations to the gold award winners -

Koorik Griggs (most goals scored), Ricky Harrison

(most improved), Minaal Ali (most organised)

and Timothy Hung Do (best and fairest).

SEMESTER 2:

Masters (the blue team who came 1st)

Grenades (the grey team who came 2nd)

Klownz (the white team who came 3rd) and

United (the black team who came 4th).

Congratulations to the gold award winners –

Lani Cowie-Crocker (top goal scorer), Tony Lai

(best and fairest) and Justin Edgell (quickest goal).

The students were highly organised and

participated in a fantastic show of team work,

over 10 weeks of competition.

On March 15th, the Year 9 Team Sports class

were lucky enough to try a completely different

kind of team sport - Bubble Soccer at Box Hill

Indoor Sports Centre. The students realized early

on that the activity was much more vigorous

than expected. They played two rounds of

soccer where the red team dominated and

then played a knock down match.

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SCHOOL

F STUDENT

LEADERSHIP

Three Reservoir High students in Year 9 - Tegan,

Ananke and Amelia - attended a nine-week camp

at the School for Student Leadership in Western

Victoria. They survived without technology, as they

participated in such activities as the Community

...

Learning Project. There were also some very

active experiences, like surfing. Top: Ananke

feeling on top of the world, left: Tegan making

sure all students get fed, right: Amelia (left)

having a fabulous time!

Suny Salioski is the 2016 Bruce

Kingsbury Scholarship recipient

and he presented at the reunion

lunch, in front of 100 guests of

the Association, including three

2/14th Veterans - Max Caldwell,

Clarence Cunningham and

George Collins. The school was

presented with a history book and

had all three veterans sign it. It is

displayed in the 2/14th & Bruce

Kingsbury cabinet in the Library.

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MELBOURNE

MUSEUM

EXCURSION

[ EMILY DALL’OSTO \

On Wednesday the 1st of June, 9D went on an

excursion to the Melbourne Museum to gather

more information about what actually happened

in World War I. We went to the Love and Sorrow

Exhibition and we learned a lot more about the

lifestyle that the soldiers had in World War I.

We looked closely at all the letters that were sent

to and from the war and how the soldiers were

affected by the war. We saw all the equipment

that was used back in the early 1900s and

how, if they were injured, the amount of pain

the soldiers would endure. We were made more

aware of what happened in World War I, which

helped us in completing an assignment. Overall,

the day was really beneficial for everyone who

attended the excursion, so thank you to Ms Hill

for organising this day for our class.

...

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[ MR NICK VASS \

“Call me…King of the Mountain!” So bellowed

Peter Garrett, from Midnight Oil, as I stood in

Festival Hall on a hot February night in the late

'90s……..the place was shoulder to shoulder,

bodies swaying, sweat pouring from every

conceivable pore and beer cups everywhere

providing instant relief from the heat. Wow the

memories!!

At the time, as a young man in my early 20s,

I never thought much of what he was trying to

say. Only now, as an older (not necessarily

wiser!) man in my 40s, a husband / father, does

the notion of what it means to be “King of the

Mountain” make sense – and I’m not referring

to the yearly winner at Bathurst or the late,

great Peter Brock.

In the Middle School we begin the year at base

camp or ground zero. In our first assembly we all

gaze upwards at the mountain in front of us and

wonder how we will reach our peak or summit.

For all of us, the climb will have its peaks and

troughs, moments of exhilaration and despair,

there will be tears and jubilation. The whole way

up, Ms Guerra, Ms Di Marco and Mr Vass stand

at the bottom belaying our students, cajoling

and supporting the climb.

To reach the top has different meanings, even

though the climb is the same… a tough challenge.

For some, completing two VCE subjects is the

goal and balancing this rigorous allotment is

challenging especially at Year 10.

For others, it may be beginning at Reservoir as

a new student, only to find the commencement

going pear shaped, where suspensions mount

and simply remaining in school is the goal.

However, from the summit the view is sweet,

when, at the Year 10 Formal, acceptance and

respect from staff and students alike shows that

the steep climb was worthwhile.

Sometimes the climb to the top is aborted… from

the base as a Year 10 to the top where entry to

Year 11 is the reward.

The difficult choice to turn around and head

back down to base camp, regather our thoughts

and then commit to attempting the climb again

… at the beginning of 2017. This is what

some of us face.

...

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It takes character and courage to do this, as the

difficulty of the climb is fresh in our minds, along

with the mental demons we need to overcome.

However, the harder the climb the sweeter the

victory and the more beautiful the view.

We enjoyed sharing the climb with all of you.

Next year, there is some extra emotion attached

to those who seek to reach the top at their

second attempt.

“FOR ALL OF US,

THE CLIMB WILL

HAVE ITS PEAKS AND

TROUGHS, MOMENTS

OF EXHILARATION

AND DESPAIR, THERE

WILL BE TEARS AND

JUBILATION.”

We end with these words from the iconic

Sound of Music:

Climb every mountain

Ford every stream

Follow every rainbow

Till you find your dream

I love that song. Not sure if Festival Hall in the

'90s could do it justice as it did Midnight Oil.

A thought for another day…

Mr Nick Vass

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YEAR 10A

YEAR 10B

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YEAR 10C

YEAR 10D

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YEAR 10E

Our

tireless

Leaders,

hard at

work...

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INTERNATIONAL

WEEK :

...

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Science

REPORT 2016

This year, the Science faculty has gone from

strength to strength. In addition to working in

fascinating labs and numerous excursions, the

major highlight for this year was the Inaugural

Science Fair. The Fair displayed students'

work from Years 7, 10 and 11 and students

were questioned about their work, their

findings, processes and so on. All students

who participated are to be congratulated

on their amazing hard work.

Next year, we look forward to another Science

Fair and also the commencement of the Year 8

Science Elective, focusing on robotics, forensics

and rockets. We look forward to welcoming new

staff to the faculty, but also sadly farewell Lou

Borrelli, Tim Cross, and Steele Parker.

Amy Hutchings

...

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SCIENCE

FAIR :

To showcase the work done by students, in a

variety of subjects related to the sciences, our first

Science Fair was held. The fair was attended by

Year 7s to Year 10s. Parents also participated and

enjoyed the presentations by students.

...

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T Arts

REPORT 2016

This year has been full of special events and busy

moments, but I have to say a special thankyou to

Mr Barker for organising the first Sydney Arts &

Design Tour. He and Ms Dellal flew a group of

senior students to Sydney to see art, architecture

and famous artists’ studios. They even undertook

Art classes in unique Sydney locations, including

the grand Victoria Building. I know this will be

something the students will remember for the rest

of their lives and will be a highlight of their VCE.

Back in Melbourne, Studio Art students went to

Top Arts at the NGV and the Year 12s did an

Art Spaces tour of Fitzroy with Ms Dellal. Mr

Barker also took the Visual Communication Design

students on various excursions. They attended the

‘Design Big Day Out’, visiting various architectural

locations and galleries in the CBD and viewing

Top Designs at the Museum.

Café in Preston, with a fantastic display of talent

demonstrated through the students’ art work. The

opening was a big success and after a secret

vote from all of those who attended, Vanessa

Vun of 8D won the ‘Planner Award’, winning the

privilege of having her art work printed onto the

cover of the 2017 planner, with her drawing of

a tiger. This year’s People’s Choice Award was

a close call, but the winner was Farida Sharifi,

of Year 11, with her appropriation of Goya’s

‘Sleep of Reason’. All of the students who had

work in the show are to be congratulated and the

response from the public has been very positive.

The accompanying images on page 98–99 show

what a busy and productive year it has been in

our Art and Visual Communication classrooms.

Heather Wilson

Our Art Show was off-campus again this year and

we once more filled the walls of the Fire Station

DEADLY SUCCESS

Tehyali Malone, from 11B,

with the Minister of Education,

the Hon. James Merlino, at

Treasury Gardens receiving her

WANNIK Scholarship. Tehyali

is also pictured with Mum,

Auntie and Ms Rossini.

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This was a red letter day for our school community.

After years of planning we welcomed past and

present students’ families, teachers, politicians -

and even a film star or two - to our opening.

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Our first school Production in the new

Performing Arts Centre, RJ Brady

Auditorium – Footloose – was attended

by over a 1000 people in total. It was

a great success thanks to the talent,

both front-stage and back-stage.


[ IN THE NEW THEATRE \

“IT WAS A GREAT

SUCCESS THANKS

TO THE TALENT, BOTH

FRONT-STAGE AND

BACK-STAGE.”

Production cast

Natalia Conic, Tom Rogulic, Jeremiah Murphy,

Victoria Canning, Michael Illarietti, Marindi Jarrett,

Maxine Rose, Frances Abou Ghaloum, Lawra

Alkalame, Kyle Bond, Simone Etheve, Caitlyn

Haynes, Tommy Lai, Tehyali Malone, Savina,

Mavrommatis, Leilani Murphy, Michael Russo,

Damian Seddon.

Back Stage

Jimmy Kalogriopoulos, Mathew Kenealy, Troy

Martin, Poly Mukunga, Bash Revendren, Jacob

Wittingslow, Mia Petrovic, Suny Salioski.

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Performing arts

REPORT 2016

This year has been a huge year for the Performing

Arts. We welcomed Ms Hart to the school as our

new piano teacher. Our new Theatre was opened

by Deborah Mailman at the start of Term 2, with

stellar performances by the Performing Arts and

Instrumental staff and many students representing

dance, drama and music.

Then the Theatre Studies class did their ensemble

performance of Ned Kelly and we hosted the

Drama Victoria Festival. Our music students also

performed at the School of Rock, supported

by Mr Bayley and Mr Braithwaite. Term 2

finished with a Performing Arts Night, before we

moved into Term 3.

Our major production this year was ‘Footloose’

and we did two matinee performances, to packed

houses, before doing three evening shows. They

just got better and better. The hip hop crew did

a show with Outer Urban Projects called the

Inaugural Dance Affaire. There were several

“WE DID TWO MATINEE

PERFORMANCES,

TO PACKED HOUSES,

BEFORE DOING THREE

EVENING SHOWS.

THEY JUST GOT

BETTER AND BETTER.”

other events in the city. Term 3 concluded with

a Theatre and Dance monologue and the solo

performance exam practice evening.

In Term 4, Mr Bayley organised the recording

of the 2016 CD, featuring students from all areas

of the music programme and we had two very

successful Showcase nights - one for dance and

drama and the other for music.

Darebin Youth Freeza program

Congratulations to the following students who were selected to participate

in the Darebin Youth Freeza program: Brandon Bains, Opheira Harder,

David Baker and Finn Duggan.

The program aims to help students develop skills involved in all aspects

of the music industry.

Well done!

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[ IN THE NEW THEATRE \

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VCE DRAMA

...

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ART

SHOW 2016

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Home

Economics

& Textiles

REPORT 2016

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...

2017 has been a very busy and productive year.

During the First Semester we hosted the Grade

5 students from neighbouring primary schools.

These students completed a hands-on lesson,

where they each prepared a batch of chocolate

truffles and then decoratively packaged them to

take home. These students were excited to be

working in home economics rooms.

During Semester 1 we worked with students

and parents, preparing different cultural dishes

for the International Day festivities. This was an

enjoyable day for all.

The electives at the Middle Years were very

popular. At year 10, the Catering students

produced many different dishes, which could be

produced in larger quantities for functions. The

Cake Decorating students practiced such skills

as piping, beating egg whites for meringues and

decorating large and small cakes with different

types of icing. The students’ series of decorated

cakes displayed many different themes and were

well executed.

Year 9 International Foods has given all students a

very diverse and culturally valuable experience, as

the students cooked dishes relative to the country

being studied. In Party Food, students investigated

the many different types of celebrations that are

held during the year and produced food which

is suitable to serve at these functions. In junior

classes the Year 7 and 8 students are involved

in learning basic skills, as they work through

demonstrations, reading of recipe sheets and

taking pride in the production of the finished result.

At times throughout the year we see some parents

with their children, who come along to view

the school and its suitability for their children’s

education. This is a good experience for the

Home Economics students - to have people

speaking to them while they are working.

In Year 7 Textiles, the students learned how to

measure accurately and how to use the sewing

machine safely when they constructed a cushion

and a patchwork hot pad.

Helen Robinson

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ITALIANO

REPORT 2016

Another full and exciting year has passed in

our Language classrooms, with students building

on their language skills and learning more about

the Italian culture.

Just some of the things we did this year include

our Yr. 8 classes visiting Museo Italiano in Carlton,

where they completed some language activities

and toured the museum to learn more about the

experiences of the first Italian migrants to Australia.

Then we went to an Italian restaurant in Lygon St

for a pizza and gelato lunch - delizioso!

Well done to all of the Italian Language students

who have dedicated themselves to the learning

of another language and culture. Leaning a

second - or third language, has so many benefits;

it gives students a rich, challenging experience to

connect not only with our multicultural community,

but also with the world! There are also many

future vocational benefits when you know another

language. Students also gain confidence and

develop overall literacy and communication

skills as well!

Signora Gasbarro

“OPEN MY HEART AND

YOU WILL SEE ‘GRAVED

INSIDE OF IT, 'ITALY'.”

...

– Robert Browning

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...

The Senior School is well and thriving. It has

been another exciting year, with the calendar

full of important events ensuring that our students

get the best possible chances for a successful

future. The Year 11 cohort worked collaboratively

during the year and presented themselves well

as role models for the school. In fact we had an

overwhelming number of students applying for

the School Captain positions and they all had the

potential to be elected. The successful applicants

were outstanding in their interviews and in their

desire to contribute to further improving the

school next year.

SCHOOL CAPTAINS 2017

Tien Bui

Simone Etheve

Sara Fiasco

Suny Salioski

have done well in their final exams. The School

Captains for 2016 led by example and worked

extremely hard to represent the student body.

Many thanks to Latishia Cowie-Cocker, Michael

Illarietti, Victoria Canning and Lucy Lu for their

input and contributions.

YEAR 12 STUDENTS WHO HAVE EXCELLED IN

THEIR SUBJECTS

Enci Li

Edison Lui

Faiza Ali

Linh Nguyen

Carla Gariella

Yurong Lu

Latishia Cowie-Cocker

Mathew Kenealy

Shubham Bassi

Maxine Rose

The Year 12 students were exemplary in their

attitude to study periods, working quietly and

consistently to achieve their very best. We

had a lot of interested and dedicated students

regularly attending the after school tutorials, run

by the Senior School and the La Trobe tutors.

Consequently, many students performed well

above the expected levels and hopefully will

...

DR STEPHEN LIVESEY RECIPIENTS FROM THE

CLASS OF 2015

Brandon Henley-Smith

Yubo Liu

Daniel Nguyen

Hannah Nguyen

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The Senior School is not just about achieving

academic excellence, but developing great

relationships between students and teachers as

well. Many events have contributed to fostering

mature and respectful interactions which have

thus enabled us to work well together on different

levels. One of the most entertaining days was the

end of year dress up day, where our principal, Mr

Jessup, ‘trumped’ the students in his provocative

Charlie’s Angels outfit. The film night was lots of

fun, starting with high carb food such as pizza and

chips (we won’t mention how many pizzas Abiola

ate!!!!!) and proceeded with a gripping ambience

in the PAC as we sat through a comedic, gothic

horror movie. The students laughed while the

teachers cringed.

The Year 12 Formal was a huge success, as

always. The students looked stunning (some boys

actually out-shone the girls, in their impeccable

Armani suits). In fact, there were so many of them

who lingered and didn’t want to leave at the end

of the night. We wish all of the senior students

great success in their future pursuits.

Zoran Trajkovic, Nina Rossini, Lorraine Cross

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YEAR 11A

YEAR 11B


YEAR 11C

YEAR 11D


YEAR 11E

YEAR 11-12V


BUSINESS

MANAGEMENT

AT

DOCKLANDS

...


Uni Bridges

REPORT 2016

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2016 has been a very busy one for our Uni

Bridges program. Students from Years 10, 11 and

12 have attended a variety of outreach activities

at La Trobe University, covering a diverse range

of topics, such as: aspirin synthesis, chemical

analysis, instrumental analysis of water soluble

compounds, making memories, reading minds

and detecting lies, disease and diagnosis

(Malaria), immunology and disease, photonics in

communication systems and voltage amplifiers.

Year 10 and 11 students have set up digital

portfolios, using padlet, in which they save and

reflect upon all of their Uni Bridges work across

their English, Maths and Science subjects.

Congratulations to our final 4 capstone

applicants who delivered impressive presentations

to the panel. Uni Bridges provides wonderful

opportunities for our students and it is part

of our ever strengthening relationship with

La Trobe University.

Well done to everyone who has embraced

and participated in this program. Many thanks

to those who have supported me in my role

as Uni Bridges Coordinator.

Liz Rigoni

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+ Careers ?

REPORT 2016

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VET Report

VET is an integral part of what we offer our

students. VET in the VCE or VCAL allows students

to include VET within their Senior Secondary

Certificate. Students undertake nationally

recognised training from either accredited state

curriculum or national training packages, which

may contribute to their VCE and/or VCAL.

Combining theory with practice, it enables students

to pursue an area of vocational interest and, in

doing so, to gain invaluable experience which

is transferable to the workplace.

Students can elect to either study these courses

at the school, or externally, at a number of

providers such as NCAT (Northern College

of Art and Textiles), Peter Lalor Vocational

College, ONTTC (Outer Northern Trade

Training Centre) or Bundoora Secondary College.

At Reservoir High we offer a Certificate III in

Sports and Recreation and a Certificate II in

Furniture. Externally, there are over fifty courses,

although the most popular include Building and

Construction, Community Services, Child Care,

Plumbing and Electro-technology.

Our star (and there were quite a few this year) was

Matthew Kenealy who completed his Certificate III

in Sport & Recreation, a Certificate II in Furniture

at Reservoir High, while also completing his

pre-apprenticeship in Building & Construction at

NCAT. A VET legend! Well Done Matt.

SBAT

Another option for students is to do a School

Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship in an area

that is of vocational interest or relevance to the

students. Combining paid work with school is a

great option and we hope to have more students

undertake these in 2017. We had a number of

students who completed SBATs in Business-well

done Ayan Ali, Tayla Nada & Sarah Mukunga

and in Childcare, with Kaityln Carstairs managing

to complete not only her Certificate III but to

undertake a Diploma as well. Outstanding!

David Baker was successful in his Certificate

III in Information, Digital Media & Technology

at Lightmare Studios, while Maddi Tregoning

was a star, completing her Certificate III

in Hairdressing and then being offered

employment at Hair Works.

While employment is usually the end point for

those doing these courses, many students use

them as a springboard for higher level study.

Peter Devine

Claire Hammond

Maria Gasbarro

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“ YEAR 12 CLASS OF 2016 :

MEET t CAST

12A

O AND THEIR FAVOURITE QUOTE OF THE YEAR o

ALEZA AFATH

AYUSH BASNET

ABIOLA BOLARINWA

KYLE CRILLY

“"HSP is love. HSP is life."

– Pauline Hanson

"I even owe myself money"

“Great minds think alone”

CARLA GABRIELLA

EDISON LIU

STEPHANIE MALETTA

TAYLA MOORE

“The best way to stay in shape

is a skeleton.

Skin also helps.”

"Thank you RHS for teaching

me to right good. By the way,

Abiola you still owe me $400"

“Don’t follow your dreams,

chase them”

“Choose your friends wisely

or trust no one”

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JIEREMIAH MURPHY

MILICA PETROVIC

BASHANDNI RAVENDREN

DIVYA ROOPRAI

“if you drop soap on the floor

is the floor clean or is the soap

dirty? BTW did the person who

invented college, go to college?”

High school taught me how

to do 8 hours of work in 30

minutes and 30 minutes of

work in 8 hours”

“I just don’t know how I

became Jatina…..

Jimmy knows it.”

JATIN ROOPRAI

UMAMAH SAMI

ZEINAB SHARIF

RHETT WESTLOW

"Sorry can't give you a quote,

I have to go to the gym."

“Always work hard and

never give up.”

“It is not in the stars to hold our

destiny, but in ourselves.”

BLAKE WHITTAKER

“I would rather be stricken

blind, than to live without

expression of mind.”

KIMBERLY WOOD

12B

O

AND THEIR

FAVOURITE

QUOTE OF

THE YEAR

o

FAIZA ALI

“13 years for a piece of paper

and a handshake”

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SHUBHAM BASSI

VICTORIA CANNING

NATALIJA CONIC

LATISHA COWIE-COCKER

“War doesn’t show who is

right, but only who is left.”

“#WANDERERS – FINAL

MEMBERS – TALZ N’ TOZ”.

“#WANDERERS – FINAL

MEMBERS – TALZ N’ TOZ”

“The ATAR doesn’t define who

you are it is just a number and

you’re all #1


CATHY NGUYEN

MAXINE ROSE

AALIYAH SHEIKH

NASTASIJA STANKOVIC

“My best feeling when studying

is procrastination”

“Time for improv!”

“It always seems impossible

until it’s done.”

QUYEN SUONG

“Be true to yourself and not a

copy. Don’t compare to others

but be your unique, creative

and individual self.”

SHAINA WILLINGHAM

“Any dream worth having is a

dream worth fighting for.”

JADE YEE

“Still haven’t done

the English essay.”

12C

O

AND THEIR

FAVOURITE

QUOTE OF

THE YEAR

o

FADUMA ALI

GULED AWALE

NUR AZLAN

BRAYDEN

BURNETT-STEPHENSON

“Year 12 was like riding a

bike at first but then my bike,

the floor and life caught fire

and I realised I was in hell”

“It’s not enough that I should

succeed, others should fail.”

“ “I have so much to do”

*collapses on bed”

“Year 12 is easy if you

just give up.”

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ANISA IBRAHIM

MATTHEW KENEALY

CODY LANCASTER

DANII MONTEIRO

“Heal the past, live the

present, dream the future.”

“Always be yourself, unless

you suck then pretend to be

someone else”

“You ever wonder why

we’re here?”

POLYDOR MUKUNGA

ANDREW NGUYEN

MAHAMED NUR

SELIM OZDEMIR

“You didn’t make me so don’t

break me.”

“That feeling when your

money gets stolen #Abiola”

TOMISLAV ROGULIC

“The amount of success is

determined by the number

of bottle flips you can do

successfully”

MOHAMED TOOYO

"I have finally been released

from my 5-year sentence."

12E

O

AND THEIR

FAVOURITE

QUOTE OF

THE YEAR

o

ENCI LI

“A thousand-mile journey

begins with your first step; the

top achievement is gained

step by step”

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JUNXIAN LI

YU RONG LU

SEYED MATIN

MIR SAMEI

LINH NGUYEN

“There are things that we don’t

want to happen, but have to

accept. Things that we don’t

want to know, but have to learn.

And people that we can’t live

without, but have to let go.”

“RIP to all the hours of sleep

I’ve lost to overthinking.”

"Education is important but

big biceps are importanter"

“I don’t need a 50 study

score. What I need is 50

shades of cakes.”

SON NGUYEN

YEN NGUYEN

MICHAEL

PEDIVELLANO

MAHDI SATTARIAN

“Life is like a ladder,

sometimes you go down but

you’ll go up mostly.”

“Breath. It’s just a bad day,

not a bad life.”

“Gentleman in the street,

beast in the gym.”

“I enjoyed three years of

learning at Reservoir High.”

THUY TRAN

RUNLING WU

HONGXIANG YAN

SHADI ZARINEHPOUR

“Don’t judge my choices

without understanding my

reasons.”

“I am very quiet I don’t need

a quote.”

“No one actually realised

how much my lipstick

motivated me…”

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11-12V

O

AND THEIR

FAVOURITE

QUOTE OF

THE YEAR

o

RAYAN ABUSUD

TAYLOR ALBRECHT

AYAN ALI

“Success for me isn't a

destination it's a journey.

Everybody's working to get to

the top but where is the top? It's

all about working harder and

getting better and moving up

and up.” ~ Rihanna

BRANDON BAINS

DAVID BAKER

KAITLYN CARSTAIRS

HENGCHAO CHEN

“x2 Reservoir High School VCAL

Back to Back MVP - 2015/16

R.I.P of the District Era”

“Music is my life.”

TAHLIA DOW

RILEY HILLYEAR

JEREMIAH IOANE

DIMITRIOS

KALOGRIOPOULOS

“Ms Raptis, will you go to

formal with me?”

“Believe nothing you hear and

only half of what you see”

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KOBE KING

TROY MARTIN

SARAH MUKUNGA

TAYLA NAYDA

“Your purpose is what drives

you to your destiny. There will

be obstacles but with God you

can overcome anything.”

“Just make a quote for me.”

KATERINA NIKOLOVSKA

NICHOLAS SCHLEIBS

BRAIDEN TOOHEY

AHMED TOOYO

MADISON TREGONING

JAYCOB WITTINGSLOW

“Walk with the wise and

become wise, for a companion

of fools suffers harm.”

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O STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL AND STUDENT LEADERSHIP o

' SRC ;

REPORT 2016

Finally! The year of 2016 has come to an end

and, without a doubt, it was the most productive

and exciting year so far for Reservoir High,

especially with the ‘Student Representative

Council’ (SRC). Our members of the SRC have

had many involvements in and commitments to

the school’s co-curricular activities. A few notable

programs include the Year 7 students’ and parents’

Information Night, Grade 5 Day, whole school

assemblies and casual dress day. All of these

events and programs could not have been so

successful without the work of the SRC, which

makes this student organisation an important part

of the school community.

Unlike in any other years, in 2016, our student

leadership team has made vital decisions with

the introduction of programs that would enhance

our school for both students and staff. One of the

major changes includes the canteen. The SRC

raised concerns about the quality of the canteen

offerings, suggesting that it could be improved

regarding food and facilities. At the end of our

numerous meetings and talks, our team and the

school decided that introducing a ‘café’ would

resolve our issues. The result of this change was

outstanding, highly satisfying for our students.

One program that is planned for next year is

the ‘new student welcome lunch’. This has been

initiated by the school to give a warm and

friendly welcome to the new students who will be

joining our school next year. This program will be

running once every term, involving some members

of the SRC, teachers and a friend of the new

student(s). This will be another challenge for the

SRC in 2017 - to carry out this plan successfully,

and we hope for the best!

As the SRC Captain, my experience in a

leadership position at Reservoir High was like

nothing before. Prior to my active involvement in

the SRC, I was personally lacking in confidence

and verbal communication skills and this was

really affecting my academic performances. But

this completely changed as I joined the student

leadership team and later became a student

leader. Through this valuable experience, I was

able to recognise the importance of the SRC and

how it really develops one’s learning experience.

On behalf of the student leadership team, I would

like to give congratulations to our student leaders

and members of the SRC, all of whom have been

active and taken initiative this year. Your hard

work and involvement have surely improved the

school in many ways. I would also like to mention

this year’s four school captains; Latishia Cowie-

Cocker, Lucy Lu, Victoria Canning and Michael

Illarietti. Our school captains have demonstrated

a great commitment and an extraordinary measure

of leadership this year. We wish you well in

the future in achieving further leadership roles

and more.

Lastly, as the 2016 captain of the SRC, along with

Manjot Singh, I would like to personally give great

thanks to our Leadership Coordinator, Mr Tony

Marcus and to our Principal and Vice-Principal,

Mr Jessup and Ms Volpe, for allowing such an

amazing group of student leaders to work together

and make a better environment for the school.

John Yang – 2016 SRC Captain

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International

Student

REPORT 2016

[ MS CHRISTINE FARRUGIA \

Our International Student Program at Reservoir

High is now bursting at the seams and it is

with great pride that I’ve watched our students

participate fully in all that our school has offered

in 2016. Just a few of our students’ successes

have included being winners at the Public

Speaking Competition, participants at the

International Student Forum and being formally

welcomed at Government House.

All students have made the most of their year

through participation in a variety of extra-curricular

activities, such as the school Production, dance

and theatre studies performances, sporting

opportunities, the EAL lunch and the Art Show.

Our students have continued to achieve highly

in their studies, with many recognized through

Learning Area awards as well as achieving some

outstanding VCE study scores. It never ceases

to amaze me how well our students adjust to

...

living in Melbourne and the challenges they so

quickly overcome, once they begin their studies

at Reservoir High. This is no doubt due to the

support provided to new students by both other

international students and the friendly, caring staff

and students at our school. All of our international

students have been a credit to their families,

guardians and homestay hosts.

Our newest international students, who are

currently studying at various intensive English

language centres, were warmly welcomed during

our end of year transition program and we look

forward to them joining our program in 2017.

Wishing all our students and their families

a wonderful holiday break.

Ms Christine Farrugia

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After much planning and anticipation,

26 of our students and four staff

members enjoyed 15 days in China.

They visited all of the famous landmarks,

including the Great Wall and the

Terracotta Warriors. Our own great

leader, Mr Jessup, looked very at

home in amongst these soldiers of the

past. The tour included a visit to our

Sister School, Tianjin Muzhai Middle

School, where the school was warmly

welcomed by students, families and

other community.

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A visit to the ‘Tall Ships’ has become a fixture

on the school’s calendar. Students experience

sailing on a replica ship which was important

in Melbourne’s founding history – The Enterprise.

They were able to steer, hoist the sails and

experience the interior of this vessel. Some

of the teachers even climbed the rigging.

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Students from year 7-12 who study English as

an additional language hosted a lunch for their

teachers, based on their countries of origin. They

displayed items from all over the world as well as

costumes. It was very inclusive and they are very

proud of their cultures.

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NAB REALISE YOUR POTENTIAL

This workshop was designed to give students

in year 10 the chance to learn about different

careers from people in the workforce at NAB.

...

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GRADE 5

DAY :

8TH OF MARCH

The entire Reservoir High community hosted over

400 grade 5 students, from ten primary schools,

at our annual grade 5 day. They spent the day

being introduced to our school. They also enjoyed

a pizza lunch.

...

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YEAR 12 b LA TROBE

Our Year 12 students visited La Trobe, finding

out about University courses and life at University

in general. In the afternoon they had a lot of fun

doing team building activities.

...

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GO GIRL 4 IT

16TH OF

AUGUST

The day provided an opportunity for secondary

school girls to hear about exciting options and

career paths for females in IT.

...

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LUNCH TIME

b RESERVOIR

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GRADUATION

SPEECH ;

Latishia

“YOU SHOULD ALL

BE PROUD OF WHAT

YOU HAVE ACHIEVED

THROUGHOUT

THIRTEEN YEARS OF

SCHOOLING AND,

MOST IMPORTANTLY,

MAKING IT ALL THE

WAY TO HERE. ”

Good Morning Everyone, Michael and I would

like to welcome each and every one of you to

the annual Year 12 Graduation Ceremony for the

class of ‘16. We are all side by side now, at a

stressful moment, nearing the exams – which, on

the plus side, has brought us all together. You may

all be having mixed feelings or emotions, some

experiencing grief that the high school journey is

finally over, some anxious about the journey that

lies ahead of us and some who cannot wait to get

the hell out of here! We've worked together, strived

together and shared our lives with each other - I'm

sure it goes without saying that we owe it to the

people that have guided us along this journey.

Michael

From that nervous first day (weren’t we so cute?)

at the beginning of school, when we had

to move into a new environment, where we

saw new people, new faces and gained new

friendships, we would walk around in security

groups making sure we wouldn't be lost or alone,

but little did we know that we would end up

gaining so many great memories from the next

five years. In Year 7 going to camp, the Year 8

Zoo excursion, the Year 9 Tall Ships excursion,

Year 10 camp to Queensland and the Formal,

the yearly school Athletics day to us currently

sitting here so beautifully dressed.

...

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The journey of Year 12 has been a real struggle

for many: from extensive days of sleep deprivation,

the sinking disappointment of trying your hardest

but not achieving desirable grades and that

constant underlying guilt of wasting your time

on social media and TV shows. It has been no

surprise that life can hit pretty hard when it wants

to. Although, we wouldn't be able to get where

we are today without our parents and family

members who have educated us before we even

got into school and have played the biggest role

in our lives, guiding us into the young men and

women who we are today, whilst having to put

up with our moody bombshells, chaos complaints

and struggles to stay motivated. Many of the staff

members at RHS deserve a big thank you and

acknowledgement for helping us throughout our

secondary years. We are so very grateful.

Latishia

At the end of the day, you should all be proud of

what you have achieved throughout thirteen years

of schooling and, most importantly, making it all

the way to here. Year 12 is no doubt the most

challenging, stressful year of formal education and

it’s not about how hard you get hit its about how

you can get hit and keep moving forward because

the ATAR doesn't define who you are, instead it

is only the first measure of who you will become.

It has never been and never will be the final

frontier but it is, instead, the first step on the big

road ahead. Remember the ATAR is just a number

and you are all Number One!

I would like to take the time to thank Mr Jessup

and Ms Volpe for their kindness and leadership.

Also, huge thanks to all of the Year 12 teachers

for their constant support and helping nature in

pushing us to the best of our abilities. As well, a

special thank you to the Careers Team at Reservoir

High School, for their constant caring natures in

helping us to find courses, pay for VTAC on TIME

and showing us that there is always more than one

...

...

way to get into your dream course. Through times

of struggle and sadness the school Wellbeing

Team, Counsellors and the School Nurse have

been there for us constantly and provided us with

the motivation to help us keep going.

Michael

Mrs Cross, how could we ever forget about you?

You have been a great support, being there to

babysit us in our weekly spares and telling us to

all stop our “mother meetings” and “get out of the

corridor” day after day. You have such a friendly,

supportive and humorous personality that we

will all miss.

Latishia

More specifically, on the behalf of RHS we would

like to say a massive thank you to our one and

only Year 12 Coordinator, Mr Zoran Trajkovic, for

his amazing support, guidance, funny nature and

motivation that has helped us to complete Year 12

in the most positive manner possible. His effort this

year has been exceptional whilst he still managed

to teach, attend meetings, talk to students, correct

and mark SAC and tests (because we were all

nagging him about scores we got). He offers such

an empathetic approach and is able to relate to

students (which not many people can do). He

shows wisdom and understanding with his firm but

fair attitude. Mr Trajkovic has been like this for us,

but he has also been in charge for a few years

now of the year 12s and has offered each class

his incredible support. He will be really missed in

this role. We would now like to ask Mr Trajkovic

up as we have a special something for him for all

his hard work and dedication this year!!

Thank you Mr Trajkovic.

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FAIR GO :

ATHLETICS

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PRINCIPAL'S

AWARDS

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FINAL ALL SCHOOL ASSEMBLY

...

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BRUCE KINGSBURY

DAY :

...

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[ YEAR 7 \

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

EXEMPLARY ATTITUDE TO LEARNING AWARDS

7A

Jasmeet Dehal

7A

Kamakshi Ramdhony

7B

Keely McDonald

7B

Ali Alsaady

7C

Sweeney Marshall

7C

Seth Dixon

7D

Corey Chan

7D

Nikhil George

7E

Ebony Jackson

7E

Lavinia McArdle

LEARNING AREA AWARDS

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

Visual Arts

English

EAL

Health and PE

LOTE

Mathematics

Science

Humanities

Technology - Food

Technology - Design

Aziza Abwe

Asim Buddhacharya

Zijing Yu

Hani Ataish

Corey Chan

Corey Chan

Sweeney Marshall

Corey Chan

Madalyn O’Neill

Nathan Murphy

Sweeney Marshall, Kiva Carns-Williams

PRINCIPAL’S AWARD

Carolina Coppola, Robert Lamb

ROBERT LAMB ALL-ROUNDER AWARD

Charlotte Reginato

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[ YEAR 8 \

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

LEARNING AREA AWARDS

8A

Faiza Sharifi

Visual Arts

Vanessa Vun

8B

William Smith

English

Chenxin Tu

8C

Declan Hancock

EAL

Anastasia Typou

8D

Deana Sikovska

Health and PE

Alaysia Bonney

8E

Crystal Demetriou

LOTE

Chenxin Tu

EXEMPLARY ATTITUDE TO LEARNING AWARDS

Mathematics

Science

Crystal Demetriou

Anna Huynh

8A

Danny Dao

Humanities

Chenxin Tu

8B

Yassmin Koudsi

Technology - Food

Cathy Liu

8C

Annabelle Cliffe

Technology - Design

Chenxin Tu

8D

Jasper Diep

8E

Nhi Do

SPORT AWARD

Anastasia Typou

PRINCIPAL’S AWARD

Olivia Moyses

ROBERT LAMB ALL-ROUNDER AWARD

Kirsten Logronio

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[ YEAR 9 \

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

EXEMPLARY ATTITUDE TO LEARNING AWARDS

9A

An Phan

9A

Yvette Yuan

9B

Amelia Walkeden

9B

Pamela Mavrommatis

9C

Noura Sobh

9C

Leo Guler

9D

Yitong Zhou

9D

George Kontovagios

LEARNING AREA AWARDS

Visual Arts

Yitong Zhou

Performing Arts Leo Guler

English

Dean Mandilas

EAL

Yvette Yuan

Health and PE

Lani Cowie-Cocker

Mathematics

Jennifer Vu

Science

Liam Edmonds

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

Dean Mandilas

PRINCIPAL’S AWARD

Daphne Espinosa

ROBERT LAMB ALL-ROUNDER AWARD

Thalia Kondilis

ADVANCE SCHOLARSHIP

Han Le-Nguyen, Danish Tran

Humanities

Technology - Food

Technology - Design

Jennifer Vu

Yitong Zhou

Angelo Davey

LATROBE VILLAGE COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

An Phan

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[ YEAR 10 \

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

EXEMPLARY ATTITUDE TO LEARNING AWARDS

10A

Florence Anitipa

10A

Trent Boyd

10B

Roukiah Sobh

10B

Christos Houliaris

10C

Adalaida Ramos-Morris

10C

Lara Illarietti

10D

Matilda Fordjor

10D

Poh Goh

10EAL

Anh Quach

10EAL

Maryam Abdullah

LEARNING AREA AWARDS

Visual Arts

Anh Quach

Performing Arts Opheira Harder

English

Matilda Fordjor

EAL

Anh Quach

Health and PE

Christos Houliaris

Mathematics

Nguyen Pham

Science

Liam Matautia

Humanities

Jasmine Veljanoska

Technology - Food Anthony Bach

Technology - Design Ethan Phan

PRINCIPAL’S AWARD

Anthony Bach

ROBERT LAMB ALL-ROUNDER AWARD

Adalaida Ramos-Morris

LONG TAN AWARD

Ali Al-Maliki

KWONG LEE DOW YOUNG SCHOLARS

Vivian Than

ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP

Elizabeth Trewin

THE BRUCE KINGSBURY SCHOLARSHIP

Matilda Fordjor

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[ YEAR 11 \

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

11 Timothy Mandilas

11 Ryan Nguyen

11 Susannah O'Donnell

EXEMPLARY ATTITUDE TO LEARNING AWARDS

11 Ryan Nguyen

11 Savina Mavrommatis

11 Lawra Alkalame

11EAL

Sara Fiasco

11EAL

Giang Nguyen

11VCAL

Katerina Nikolovska

LEARNING AREA AWARDS

Visual Arts

Performing Arts

English

EAL

Health and PE

Mathematics

Science

Humanities

Technology - Design

Technology - ICT

Technology - Food

VCAL

Farida Sharifi

Savina Mavrommatis

Timothy Mandilas

Sara Fiasco

Kristian Pop-Aleksandar

Tien Bui

Susannah O'Donnell

Frances Abou-Ghalioum

Teng Chen

Ryan Nguyen

Balquis Azla

Katerina Nikolovska

SPORT AWARD

Barak Mukunga

PRINCIPAL’S AWARD

Simone Etheve

ROBERT LAMB ALL-ROUNDER AWARD

Tien Bui

ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP

Farida Sharifi

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WHOLE

SCHOOL

AWARDS

WINNER OF THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE 2016. ARTIST: FARIDA SHARIFI, YR 11 VCE STUDIO ARTS

JOAN BURNESS PERFORMING ARTS AWARD Victoria Canning

STUDENT PLANNER AWARD Vanessa Vun

PEOPLE’S CHOICE ART EXHIBITION AWARD Farida Sharifi

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ENCI LI – LINH NGU


YEN – EDISON LIU

RESERVOIR HIGH SCHOOL / PAGE 161


BORDERLESS FRIENDSHIP FOUNDATION

a HAPPY HANDS AT RESERVOIR HIGH

Reservoir High has supported Paolo from Northern

Thailand for the past two years. He is a 15 year

old student living in an orphanage with 70 other

children. Students and staff at Reservoir have

been raising funds for the Borderless Friendship

Foundation and Happy Hands, both of which

organisations support these children.

The Coordinator from the Borderless Friendship

Foundation program in Thailand and the

Coordinators from Happy Hands came to speak

to over 100 of our students, from Years 8 to 12,

at a special presentation in the library. They spoke

about the difficulties experienced by the children

in Northern Thailand. Many of them are forced to

join the drug trade or sex trade if they are found

not to be attending school and are therefore

vulnerable to exploitation. Our students posed a

number of complex questions which both groups

answered honestly and with great passion.

...

“RESERVOIR HIGH HAS

SUPPORTED PAOLO

FROM NORTHERN

THAILAND FOR THE

PAST TWO YEARS.

HE IS A 15 YEAR OLD

STUDENT LIVING IN

AN ORPHANAGE WITH

70 OTHER CHILDREN. ”

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

BRITTANY O’BRIEN

SCOTT TANNER

3SIDEDSQUARE

JAGODA NEDELKOVSKI

AND…..

SECRETARY, SIDEKICK AND STEADFASTLY RELIABLE LARA ILLARIETTI

As well as all contributors, cast and crew of the ever entertaining Reservoir High.

J. W.

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