‘Our Writer in Residence’ at South Oakleigh College , Skye Melki-Wegner author of ‘Chasing the Valley’ has made an appearance on TV to talk about her fabulous novel.
A High Achievers’ Assembly was held at South Oakleigh College to celebrate the success of past students of our college who followed their passion and dreams to succeed in their chosen careers.
Our special guest was Peter Hitchener from Channel 9 News who spoke about his own career.
Our past students have become doctors, scientists, authors, teachers and successful businessmen and women. At the assembly they were represented by Sonny Tan, a secondary school Maths teacher, Thanh Ho, a scientist working in biomedical research and Amy Lister a pilot and great role model for girls. Lach-lan Burgin, a passionate writer, spoke about the exam techniques he used to gain a study score of 48 out 50 for English.
We have many opportunities at this school to challenge and extend students and help them succeed in-cluding: enrichment programs in creative writing, script writing and film making, extension Maths classes, the chance to attend Physics lectures at Melbourne University, a homework club, a weekly Year 12 Study Skills program, the opportunity to enter external competitions or the chance to be creative with music, art, theatre and a state of the art TV studio. We encourage all of our students to follow their dreams and make it happen.
South Oakleigh College student Rachel McNamara, has made headlines in the Herald-Sun newspaper over her dreams to one day own her very own Café.
The Herald-Sun article can found here:
We excel in Science. Find out about our work with university professors working on the ‘Cosmic Ray Detector’ by clicking here.
University of New South Wales Competitions
Georgia Terkuile, a Year 12 student was awarded the UNSW medal in the ICAS Writing Competition as the top Year 12 student in Victoria.
Ryan O’Shea of Year 8 was awarded the UNSW medal in the ICAS Mathematics Competition.
Both students achieved the highest ranking score from both public and private schools, placing them at the top of the highest 1% of students in the state.