ACC Art and Technology Exhibition 2017
Associated Catholic Colleges (ACC) is presenting its biennial Art and Technology Exhibition. The ACC is an association of 12 Catholic secondary schools for boys, covering various suburbs in and around Melbourne. Over 240 students from Years 7 — 12 have been selected by their respective schools to display their exceptional artistic and technological achievements. The exhibition will run from Wednesday 31 May to Sunday 4 June in The Atrium and Deakin Edge at Federation Square, Melbourne and will be open for school groups and members of the public to attend. Entry is free and everyone is welcome. The ACC have put together this YouTube video to promote the exhibition. Further information about the exhibition, is available under “The Arts” menu on the ACC website: www.accmelb.com.au.
The Art and Technology areas included in the exhibition are:
- Ceramics / Sculpture
- Digital Art
- Systems Engineering
- Food and Technology
- Product Design and Technology – wood, metal, plastics and textiles
This is the third of the ACC’s biennial exhibitions, with the first exhibition held in 2013 in Federation Square and the most recent event at Abbotsford Convent in 2015. There is great excitement surrounding the exhibition and we are looking forward to exhibiting the works of our De La Salle students in the magnificent Federation Square precinct.
Mr Ryan Hayward
Learning Area Team Leader – Visual Arts
VCE Geography Fieldwork
On Friday 28 April and Monday 1 May, the two Year 11 VCE Geography classes completed their Unit 1 fieldwork, investigating the impact of the Black Saturday bushfires on Kinglake and the surrounding regions. The students travelled by bus and visited a number of sites that had been affected by these fires. At these sites, they practised some skills important to Geography, including taking photographs of areas impacted by the fires and evidence of recovery, a fieldwork sketch, a gully cross section illustrating the impact of these fires on the waterways and a vegetation transect showing evidence of regrowth and trees still affected by these fires. The students also recorded information and were able to evaluate the change that has occurred in this region as a result of the fires. We had lunch in the township of Kinglake, which has been completely rebuilt since the fires and this enabled the students to support this local community. I was very impressed with the manner in which the students prepared for the day and conducted themselves in a region still recovering and rebuilding from this traumatic event, now eight years ago. The students are now completing their fieldwork reports as a follow up to the day. This will enable them to demonstrate their knowledge of the region, analyse the information collected and use it to answer both their research question and hypothesis.
Mrs Georgina Dwyer
VCE Geography Teacher
St Edwin’s House Leaders visit Society of St Vincent de Paul
St Edwin’s House Leaders attended the St Vincent De Paul conference on Thursday 4 May. The Student Leaders heard from various community leaders and schools about how young people can put advocacy into practice, helping those less fortunate than themselves.
Ms Jess Stevenson
St Edwin’s House Coordinator
In 2017, De La Salle has been able to field one Year 11 (B Grade) team, two Year 10 (C Grade) teams and two Year 9 (D Grade) teams in the Debaters Association of Victoria competition. The College has a strong history of success within the DAV competition; in 2015 and 2016, Tom Ponissi took out the DAV Swannie Award, which is presented to the best speakers from each grade in each region based on the highest average score throughout the competition. We have also been a regular fixture in the finals rounds over the last few years. As a voluntary commitment, the boys attend a number of lunchtime sessions to prepare for each round. There are three types of debates that they experience across the five rounds – prepared topic (known in advance), advised topic (only given a single word indicator of the topic, eg: animals), and secret topic (no hints provided). The boys are wished the best of luck with the competition as they head into Round 4 on Wednesday 24 May.
Ms Olivia Wenzcel
Learning Area Team Leader — English