Clubs and Activities
Every Friday starting at 8.00am Westall Secondary College provides a complimentary breakfast that runs from the Balook Learning Centre. It is a great time where students from all year levels have the opportunity to start the day with a healthy breakfast and develop their social and emotional skills.
This includes: strengthening relationships with other students and staff, improving communication skills, taking on responsibility to prepare their breakfast and in cleaning up after themselves. Our Student Representative Council members (SRC) are timetabled to support the running of this important program.
The Homework Club operates every Wednesday after school. Teaching staff and tutors from Monash University support students with their study and homework tasks. Tutors in Mathematics, Science, and English/EAL are in attendance to help students. All tutors are qualified to work with children and have access to current knowledge and understandings from our Universities.
All students are encouraged to attend, especially senior students. Attendance is recorded for each session. This will allow parents/guardians to contact the College to confirm attendance by their child.
|Home Work Club Details|
|When||Wednesdays during school term|
|Starting Time||3:30 PM|
|Finishing Time||4:45 PM|
|Location||A Block Teaching and Learning Centre|
Harmony Day began in 1999 and is celebrated in all parts of Australia in March of each year. This day is also the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The continuing message for Harmony Day is that ‘Everyone Belongs’, which means all Australians are a welcome part of this country, regardless of background. It is a time to reflect on where Australia has come from, recognising the traditional owners of the land. It’s also about community participation, inclusiveness, diversity, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. Harmony Day celebrates the different cultures that make Australia a great place to live. Westall Secondary College celebrates this event annually and students are encouraged to come dressed in their cultural clothes or in the colour Orange, which symbolizes “harmony”. To commence the day, we hold a whole school assembly which is planned and facilitated by student leaders. A variety of performances showcase the numerous talents of Westall Secondary College students and a fashion parade of cultural dress is included to highlight the diversity within our community.
Students who have an interest in ICT spend time with the technicians during lunchtime, expanding their learning in the area of computer technology and building hardware.
Library Lunchtime activities
A number of board games and other activities run through the library daily. Students go to the library to participate in semi-formal events that are available in the Library/Resource Centre.
The Cambodian Club is supported by the Cambodian Association of Springvale and students participate in the various activities organised by the facilitator at lunchtime, every Monday of the school term. Information that is culturally specific to the Cambodian students is shared and assists them and their families, particularly if they are new and settling in Australia.
Niu Tupu program
The Niu Tupu program is a mentoring program which supports the Pacific Islander students and their families. The Niu Tupu mentors work at the College every second Tuesday and engage students and parents of Pacific Island background in various activities. School and parent engagement are also facilitated by the workers of Bridge Worx, which is one of the College partners.
A Burmese liaison officer is employed by the College to support the Burmese community. Students and parents of Burmese background participate in various activities that are organised at the College on a weekly basis. A Police Leadership Program and a “computer awareness” program are two examples of recent activities that have been arranged specifically for these students and their families.
Interested students are able to participate in the weekly activities run after school in the sports centre. These activities are supervised and facilitated by one of the College staff.
Photographs of all our events can be found in the Gallery.