Friday 15 September 2023

From the Principal

  • College Captains 2024
  • Public Holiday Closure Dates
  • Unit 3 & 4 Practice Examinations
  • College Captains 2024
  • Public Holiday Closure Dates
  • Unit 3 & 4 Practice Examinations

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to our final newsletter for Term 3.

College Co-Captains 2024

Over the past four weeks Leonie Rushbrook, Stephanie Farrugia and Lynette Lear have led the Year 11 students through a process to help select the College Co-Captains for next year. Following the conclusion of this process I am pleased to announce on behalf of the Ave community, the 2024 College Co-Captains are:

Sienna Athaide and Charlotte Rowbottom

I am sure that you will join me in congratulating both Sienna and Charlotte wishing them all the best in their new leadership roles. The College will formally recognise both Sienna and Charlotte along with all members of the 2024 Senior Student Leadership team, once all leadership positions are finalised in Term 4.


Congratulations to Grace Kulyk, Ayla Karlovic, Sienna Inguanti and Ashley Cecil from Year 9 for making the STEM Mad finals for their entry Surf and Safer (SNS).

78th Indonesia Independence Day VILTA Poster Competition

The 17th August is an important date for Indonesia. It commemorates Indonesia’s claim to independence from foreign rule 78 years ago. Our Indonesian student spent some class time in the lead up to this celebration learning about what freedom and independence can mean to people. They compared our own Australia Day celebrations to those held in Indonesia on Independence Day and explored how the community comes together to celebrate.

To celebrate the occasion the Victoria Indonesian Language Teachers Association ran a Poster Competition for Junior Students. This year students were asked to blend the Independence theme with a focus on Indonesia’s spice trade. Students took this opportunity to reflect on our learning and it was interesting to see how each student artistically interpreted what they had learnt via this medium.

Congratulations to Zoe Nguyen and Amelia Romano (Year 7) for placing 1st and 3rd respectively in the ‘Hari Kemerdekaan Indonesia Ke78’ Poster Competition.

Public Holiday Closure Dates

The College will be closed on Friday 29 September during the holiday break due to the Grand Final Public holiday. We will reopen on Monday 2 October for the start of Term 2. Please note that Monday 2 October is a day of scheduled classes for students at all year levels.

Unit 3 and 4 Practice Examinations

It has been a busy year for our Year 12 students who are in the final weeks of their formal studies at Ave. I wish all of our Year 12 students the best for their upcoming practice examinations which are scheduled for the second week of the school holidays. This is an important preparation tool to help ensure our students are ready for their final examinations, which commence in late October.

God our Father,

Pour your Spirit of Wisdom on our students

who are preparing to complete their practice

examinations and formal examinations.

Help them to remain calm,

to attend carefully to the questions asked,

and to express themselves well.

Grant that they may reflect the best

work that they have done,

and the best teaching that they have received.

May your love be upon them, O Lord,

as they place all their trust in you.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


God bless and may we treasure God’s word like Mary as we continue to strive for truth through love.

Ms Tanya Hutton