Following our most successful Community Action Day yet at the end of Term 1, our College Principal Mrs Koziaris and student leaders Aaron Kenny, Nabid Rahman and Elizabeth Demosthenous headed to the Monash Children’s Hospital in Clayton to present them with a cheque for $4500 dollars. The hospital staff were extremely thankful for the generosity shown by the South Oakleigh College community and took our group for a tour of the hospital’s educational facilities, giving an insight into where the money would be spent. All South Oakleigh students should be very proud of themselves for raising this huge amount of money.
Monash Childrens’s Hospital News
Four of our past Year 12 students, Stavroula Dimakakos, Scott Murray, Mukul Relan and Miguel Malapitan, visited our current students to motivate and support them during exam period.
A transcript of Stavroula Dimakakos’s speech can be viewed here.
Watch Video: Recently Mike Larkin visited our students to discuss their upcoming trip to NASA during the September holidays. Our students were interviewed about their reasons for participating in the NASA trip to the United States.
We thank Mr. Larkin and Channel 10 for their continuing support of South Oakleigh College.
Brian Greene at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Thanks to Year 10 student Manan Behal, who found out about the eminent Professor Brian Greene talk at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on the last day of term 1. Manan Behal found out about the talk through her membership in the Australian Youth Space Science organisation founded by Henry Wu, a Year 12 student at Camberwell Grammer school. It was quite an expedition including two amazing free lectures by world famous Theoretical Astrophysicist Brian Greene, with dinner at Crown in between. Thanks to Mr Blattman who drove the school bus with 23 students.
The students who should gain maximum points for their respective houses, for going on an excursion after school on the last day of term arriving back at school after 9:30pm, spending more time on the excursion than they had at school, were:
Year 7: Prathiksha Ashok Raj Kumar, Brody Houttuin, Zachary Heal, Maple La, Penny Pantoulis, Chanul Pattuwage, Cameron Robinson and Matthew Tirca
Year 8: Noah Abdilla, Karsh Patel and Jy Sneesby
Year 9: Andrew Leap, Jade Ralston-Lloyd, Megan Robinson, Jade Short, Lefteri Tsitourdis and Aneesh Yellishetty
Year 10: Manan Behal and Janna Fortelaza
Year 11: Jerusha Buckland and Dimitri Gahtidis
Year 12: Ryan O’Shea and Mitchell Wilkin
Please see a youtube video excerpt of Brian Greene talking to the students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f163pPW7CLs
Two South Oakleigh students have presented their Year 9 Media film at three international film festivals.
A hearty congratulations to Ash Ryan and Paige Cosshall, whose short horror film Jeff The Killer has been officially selected to screen in the USA, China and Mexico.
The film was written, directed, edited by and stars the South Oakleigh students, and played at the Second Asia International Film Festival in Wenzhou, China, The IndieWise Film Festival in Miami, and the Post Mortem Horror Festival in Mexico. The screenings happened over the summer break, and the festival feedback was universal: It’s a hit. The Post Mortem Horror Festival audiences were so impressed that a number of screams erupted at some of the film’s more terrifying moments. Festival officials in Mexico also commented that ‘these kids know how to make a great movie’.
We’re now looking forward to seeing what the South Oakleigh media students come up with next!
Who would have known!! Congratulations to Mr. Tom Sharp who represented Australia, as part of Australia’s inaugural Kabaddi Team. The 2016 Kabaddi World Cup, was held in Ahmedabad, India from the 7th – 22 October 2016. Although the sport is almost unheard of in Australia, it is the second biggest sport in India (think imagine how big soccer/cricket is in Australia and times the population by 50). If like me you have no idea of what Kabaddi is, I researched and found it to be contact sport that originated in Ancient India. Mr. Sharp’s experience was one which will never be forgotten, although Australia did not win it was exciting to watch and know that Mr Sharp and his Team mates did their best.