tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-20321159872635724462020-10-15T19:35:58.949+11:00McKinnon Secondary CollegeMcKinnon Secondary College is a public state school located in south-east Melbourne.Blakehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17189634959908067082noreply@blogger.comBlogger488125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-81428497449621622052020-10-09T15:56:00.002+11:002020-10-09T15:56:31.445+11:00New East Village Campus Preview Tour<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><span face="-apple-system, system-ui, &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif" style="background-color: white; color: #262626; font-size: 14px;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-S0el0kUiAZA/X3_tFQAOkLI/AAAAAAACkC8/oyhHSFNdWrMjeiu4cUDWT-gZSuYm6ouiACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/CoverCampus2.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="320" data-original-width="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-S0el0kUiAZA/X3_tFQAOkLI/AAAAAAACkC8/oyhHSFNdWrMjeiu4cUDWT-gZSuYm6ouiACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/CoverCampus2.jpg" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div>Here is a quick tour of McKinnon Secondary College’s second campus. Opening in 2022!</div></span><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="BLOG_video_class" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GaZt3_CCU8Q" width="640" youtube-src-id="GaZt3_CCU8Q"></iframe></div><br /><br /><div><br /></div>McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-91435698006488955772020-09-17T12:13:00.002+10:002020-09-23T12:30:08.701+10:00Online Music Ensembles<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eVk4VWxA_lk/X2qyGGA-cyI/AAAAAAACj_o/Msj5m3PFKswYR7-_diYMRf5ZPO_X5fmiwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/im-114e0db1-b933-4593-8abb-3effc2c8f2b3.png" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eVk4VWxA_lk/X2qyGGA-cyI/AAAAAAACj_o/Msj5m3PFKswYR7-_diYMRf5ZPO_X5fmiwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/im-114e0db1-b933-4593-8abb-3effc2c8f2b3.png" width="355" /></a></div>Being part of the ensemble program has been a little more challenging this year than in previous years. I thank all the ensemble members and their directors for the amazing work that they have undertaken in lockdown.<br /><br />Below are the Year 8 Strings - conducted by Mr Kurowski performing Swallow Tail. <br /><br />Thanks to Mr Kurowski for creating this video.<br /><br />It is so pleasing to see the amazing work that has been going on amongst our senior music students during our times in lockdown. &nbsp;Below we have for you Karen Took The Kids performing their cover of Vulpeck's Lonely Town. <br /><br />This is part of their ongoing work preparing for the end of year performance exam that Jonathan Pardo (bass) is undertaking. &nbsp;Joining Jonathan is Lucy Robertson-Reid on vocals, Kyla Fanstone on Drum Kit and Clancy Brett on Guitar. &nbsp;We wish them well in their preparation for the final end of year performance exam.<br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="BLOG_video_class" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gA9alNFJPcU" width="320" youtube-src-id="gA9alNFJPcU"></iframe>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<iframe allowfullscreen="" class="BLOG_video_class" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fjb6_JPm278" width="320" youtube-src-id="fjb6_JPm278"></iframe><br /><br />Be safe over the coming break, and we can’t wait to see you in person soon.<br /><br />Megan Papworth<br />Head of Music<br />McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-65072695534596221922020-09-17T11:54:00.001+10:002020-09-23T12:08:28.052+10:00Maths and Statistics in Lockdown<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>Stage 4 lockdown has meant many of us have taken up new hobbies with all our extra time at home. This month my cooking exploits made for an interesting Statistics lesson starter for Year 8s. <br /><br /><div style="text-align: left;">Behold this “jar graph” of all the jams/jellies/chutneys that I have boiled up over the last 6 months.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qXlKxRM7lSc/X2qs9fKiXYI/AAAAAAACj_Q/DRnGhbf1wFstIpAcBpqhWxaOQ-lxjN_1ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Jar%2Bgraph.jpg" width="300" /></div><br />Year 8s were asked whether this was an accurate representation of how much cooking I’ve been doing. We made the following statistical observations:<br /><br /><ul><li>The most productive months were April, July and August, most likely due to stay-at-home orders during these months.</li><li>This is definitely a “jar graph” not a “histojam”, firstly because jams are not the only thing present in the data, secondly because it represents categorical data, not numerical data.</li><li>The scale is not very accurate as the jars are all different sizes, the April and July columns should be the same height as the frequency is the same for these two months.</li></ul><br />After discussing the “jar graph”, we decided we had better fix it so we used our knowledge of bar graphs to make it a more accurate representation. <br /><br /><img border="0" data-original-height="1046" data-original-width="2048" height="204" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JYfv9dGQ3YE/X2qro2RtcqI/AAAAAAACj_A/pHg2ZAJ8cioWnz2dOn5ZAhNYbpUGJIzwACLcBGAsYHQ/w400-h204/Fixed%2Bjar%2Bgraph.png" width="400" /><br />A bar graph made in class by 08MAT1c. <br /><br /><img border="0" data-original-height="706" data-original-width="1200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SmI6ejVu2Ho/X2qt9esCnhI/AAAAAAACj_c/ywrN96BCrgIP3pGXurCBiL2UzKCwwx7bACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Fixed%2BJar%2Bgraph%2BKaty%2BDo%2B8A.jpg" width="320" /><br />A beautiful pictogram style graph drawn by Katy Do 8A. <br /><br /><br />Emma Griffingham<br />Maths teacher<br /><br />McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-39991067660030004402020-09-17T10:52:00.006+10:002020-09-23T11:27:46.004+10:00Year 11 Business Management - Marketing Rebrand<div style="text-align: justify;">As part of Year 11 Business Management our students collaboratively completed a market analysis for a multinational of their choice and then undertook a REBRAND!&nbsp;</div><div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">As this took part during home based learning this task was presented via a voice recording. Our students produced a range of engaging and innovative marketing strategies!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Ms Lucarelli, Ms D'Ambrosio, Mr Evans, Mr Verlin and Mrs Jobson</div><div style="text-align: justify;">Business Management Teachers</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><img border="0" data-original-height="496" data-original-width="756" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-y6gk_KxAru0/X2qhMGe_v6I/AAAAAAACj90/h6AMsdOAJnI8rXu3JJ0U5fB5VQUhYT8IQCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/08.jpg" width="320" /></div> <div style="text-align: center;">Steph Tsitas &amp; Moe Kojima</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WZobuGb7La8/X2qdzokcftI/AAAAAAACj8k/ZvWbYoRlNNsBGdrmJh0kUG2NRkvysxF3gCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/01.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="674" data-original-width="1200" height="181" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WZobuGb7La8/X2qdzokcftI/AAAAAAACj8k/ZvWbYoRlNNsBGdrmJh0kUG2NRkvysxF3gCLcBGAsYHQ/w320-h181/01.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Alex Ekonomopoulos &amp; Pamela Doulgeris</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QuGUvSMhHPo/X2qdzlucquI/AAAAAAACj8s/WaB2Ff0ls_cqOQiAyLO3FbELJYHCW3lJQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/02.png" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="674" data-original-width="1200" height="181" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QuGUvSMhHPo/X2qdzlucquI/AAAAAAACj8s/WaB2Ff0ls_cqOQiAyLO3FbELJYHCW3lJQCLcBGAsYHQ/w320-h181/02.png" width="320" /></a></div><div><div style="text-align: center;">Josh Patlazhanu &amp; Dylan Nicholls</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-q4DHk-Tqryo/X2qdzsB-FRI/AAAAAAACj8o/CmX-8Ubi_ScmH6Tb5K5jBkZDptZxWz4LACLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/03.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="666" data-original-width="1200" height="178" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-q4DHk-Tqryo/X2qdzsB-FRI/AAAAAAACj8o/CmX-8Ubi_ScmH6Tb5K5jBkZDptZxWz4LACLcBGAsYHQ/w320-h178/03.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Annie Harvey-Jones &amp; Summer Partridge</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qyRKJ98PXyU/X2qd0k59HdI/AAAAAAACj8w/Txefpl_r4mUwiny_u1IegOQXLlSTvDz5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/04.png" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="679" data-original-width="1200" height="181" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qyRKJ98PXyU/X2qd0k59HdI/AAAAAAACj8w/Txefpl_r4mUwiny_u1IegOQXLlSTvDz5ACLcBGAsYHQ/w320-h181/04.png" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Bridget Chapman &amp; Jordy Freeman</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--oSTAS3KcLI/X2qd1NVvCwI/AAAAAAACj80/KzzbMcedAbApclcZI9bukC_Dn87TMaBpQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/05.png" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="676" data-original-width="1200" height="181" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--oSTAS3KcLI/X2qd1NVvCwI/AAAAAAACj80/KzzbMcedAbApclcZI9bukC_Dn87TMaBpQCLcBGAsYHQ/w320-h181/05.png" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Ron Shamrak &amp; Ariel Jontof-Hutter</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YGfK4T0sGzo/X2qd1KFaqRI/AAAAAAACj84/HBk3bI4x_Kc6KCyL3eBg29pLrmT5WgZhACLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/06.png" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="675" data-original-width="1200" height="181" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YGfK4T0sGzo/X2qd1KFaqRI/AAAAAAACj84/HBk3bI4x_Kc6KCyL3eBg29pLrmT5WgZhACLcBGAsYHQ/w320-h181/06.png" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Miles Brown &amp; Dravid Dinesh</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-m8F7LlPM8SU/X2qd1p3xpPI/AAAAAAACj88/4olTZvyG-FMceCuvGf6jk4FP62X8xFP7QCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/07.png" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1005" data-original-width="1200" height="269" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-m8F7LlPM8SU/X2qd1p3xpPI/AAAAAAACj88/4olTZvyG-FMceCuvGf6jk4FP62X8xFP7QCLcBGAsYHQ/w320-h269/07.png" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Tayla Gustin-Edwards &amp; Irene Panagiotopoulos</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--hUCYfrcNHc/X2qd1zs2eRI/AAAAAAACj9A/auj0fJ6OqkYgjcrQeyaNNCEyEQ2oJNvhACLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/09.png" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="675" data-original-width="1200" height="181" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--hUCYfrcNHc/X2qd1zs2eRI/AAAAAAACj9A/auj0fJ6OqkYgjcrQeyaNNCEyEQ2oJNvhACLcBGAsYHQ/w320-h181/09.png" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Taya Minin &amp; Anh Dao</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1006" data-original-width="1200" height="269" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8qI_ZoY2Z3o/X2qd2EDSkgI/AAAAAAACj9E/otTJWVIXk3cjwxwDi0mlRQbqbMqLmCyxwCLcBGAsYHQ/w320-h269/10.png" width="320" /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Takumi Watanabe &amp; Jack Wang</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" data-original-height="677" data-original-width="1200" height="181" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2Lo33f9o258/X2qd2k5k2cI/AAAAAAACj9I/mR79dBXp_rQZbhs7rQN5JT4jV1Y6adEkACLcBGAsYHQ/w320-h181/11.png" width="320" /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Tara Bajan &amp; Adam Hatchuel&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" data-original-height="643" data-original-width="1200" height="171" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6tMroyEB4GA/X2qd22-VKZI/AAAAAAACj9M/xIGN9sGJVrMDebqOV75tpR7LXdTi_NjdACLcBGAsYHQ/w320-h171/12.png" width="320" /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Liam Ben-Moyal &amp; Joshua Plumb</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" data-original-height="668" data-original-width="1200" height="178" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BsrHG2L5YTs/X2qd3M5jvPI/AAAAAAACj9Q/1A0fqru9zuAziZjHIL139GvbvbQoTlHGQCLcBGAsYHQ/w320-h178/13.png" width="320" /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Sonya Vashevnik &amp; Anthony Vassiliou</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" data-original-height="655" data-original-width="1200" height="174" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jX2UnFVeTks/X2qd3ecoyxI/AAAAAAACj9U/0Zb9Jh4DToElyDZmiDDKQLkSdbTNgdDWACLcBGAsYHQ/w320-h174/14.png" width="320" /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Trae Thermos &nbsp;&amp; Leon Alao</div></div></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</div>McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-74854288358528498812020-09-04T16:12:00.004+10:002020-09-04T16:15:06.956+10:00Year 7 Scratch Animation Competition<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: justify;"><span style="text-align: left;">The entries are in and the judging has been completed. I have to say that we had a number of excellent entries from our Year 7 students.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">The following students are the lucky winners of $50 JB Hi-Fi vouchers. Let’s hope we can present these to you in the very near future.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><img border="0" data-original-height="496" data-original-width="756" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3icVQdywNjo/X1HbVIWGWUI/AAAAAAACj4E/TJhiBkHItEcPyeaLU-BQyTHQYeCB7-NhACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Sophie%2BMaxwell%2B-%2BHansel%2Band%2BGretel%2B-%2BCover.png" width="320" /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Sophie Maxwell, 7D - Hansel and Gretel - <a href="https://bit.ly/2EScrfC" target="_blank">Link to Scratch File</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-df5ldMUEUyk/X1HaeVzXohI/AAAAAAACj3o/RKf2v84LEz4O6EPmVaQMNZR2N1AJ5ePcQCLcBGAsYHQ/s750/Susana%2BO_Leary%2B-%2BThree%2BLittle%2BPigs.PNG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="541" data-original-width="750" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-df5ldMUEUyk/X1HaeVzXohI/AAAAAAACj3o/RKf2v84LEz4O6EPmVaQMNZR2N1AJ5ePcQCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Susana%2BO_Leary%2B-%2BThree%2BLittle%2BPigs.PNG" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Susana O’Leary, 7D - The Three Little Pigs - <a href="https://bit.ly/2YMYuGT" target="_blank">Link to Scratch File</a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-C9UmZ0gUgX4/X1HapNk1gCI/AAAAAAACj3s/EZqkLXxVq7AE-mikzDjiLvEC-phlDELvACLcBGAsYHQ/s760/Sally%2BHu%2B-%2BThe%2BElves%2Band%2Bthe%2BShoemaker.PNG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="565" data-original-width="760" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-C9UmZ0gUgX4/X1HapNk1gCI/AAAAAAACj3s/EZqkLXxVq7AE-mikzDjiLvEC-phlDELvACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Sally%2BHu%2B-%2BThe%2BElves%2Band%2Bthe%2BShoemaker.PNG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Sally Hu, 7F - The Elves and the Shoemaker - <a href="https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/421237676" target="_blank">Link to Scratch File</a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-azsDmj1WXdY/X1HavqPXovI/AAAAAAACj30/9ehi8tnba3otSdleisbyGkPs9jLzXVGUgCLcBGAsYHQ/s752/Sienna%2BNott%2B-%2BRed%2BRiding%2BHood.PNG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="542" data-original-width="752" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-azsDmj1WXdY/X1HavqPXovI/AAAAAAACj30/9ehi8tnba3otSdleisbyGkPs9jLzXVGUgCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Sienna%2BNott%2B-%2BRed%2BRiding%2BHood.PNG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Siena Nott, 7J - Little Red Riding Hood - <a href="https://bit.ly/32Jmcoo" target="_blank">Link to Scratch File</a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">The following students should be congratulated for their great work:</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Jasmine Zhang, 7C - Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Zara Zulkarnain, 7D - Goldilocks and the 3 Bears</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Annabel Chan, 7I - The Ugly Duckling</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Bella Kaminsky, 7J - Old McDonald had a Farm</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Michael Liu, 7J - The Tortoise and the Hare</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Joshua Aby Peediakal, 7O - The Tortoise and the Hare</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Shirley Munro</div><div style="text-align: justify;">ICT Teacher</div><br />McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-61271273116605971262020-09-04T15:32:00.009+10:002020-09-04T15:58:41.673+10:00pGLO Investigation in Year 12 Biology<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0BHOJTzfsC0/X1HXVnQLGTI/AAAAAAACj3U/xOQ8qBFzJ5Ua6XXvF-mNM73xezYrauXqgCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Cover.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: justify;"><img border="0" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0BHOJTzfsC0/X1HXVnQLGTI/AAAAAAACj3U/xOQ8qBFzJ5Ua6XXvF-mNM73xezYrauXqgCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Cover.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;">The annual pGLO experiment took place on the last day of our very short third term as part of the Year 12 Biology course at McKinnon. The experiment involved comparing the growth and glow of four plates of bacteria (that either did or did not contain an ampicillin resistant plasmid) when presented with ampicillin.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">This was an especially fun experiment as we were allowed to ‘play’ with very expensive micropipettes which was a very new technique to the majority of biology students. As all students worked very hard to successfully complete the experiment, everyone was very eager to see their results. So, it was a delight to see a plate of brightly glowing bacterial colonies on the benchtops.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">In this experiment the usual classroom prac was taken to the next level, there was an emphasized importance on the sterile environment, with the use of a bunsen burner and pipettes. The classroom was comparable to a professional science laboratory with constant sanitisation after every step.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div>Overall, the method to this experiment will be forever etched into our brains due to its general relevance in the study design and of course because of how great this experiment is.</div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YbAx0xe79a4/X1HQ2dYcndI/AAAAAAACj2k/DLg4AbVrg7sWalWBW-vFgrHpYs3-DTwqwCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG-6846.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1536" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YbAx0xe79a4/X1HQ2dYcndI/AAAAAAACj2k/DLg4AbVrg7sWalWBW-vFgrHpYs3-DTwqwCLcBGAsYHQ/w150-h200/IMG-6846.jpg" width="150" /></a><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6B0doeaeiGU/X1HQ2k1gslI/AAAAAAACj2s/B4n5b1bRLY0nyvUIV2rzND3-KSccbr-wACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG-6848.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1536" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6B0doeaeiGU/X1HQ2k1gslI/AAAAAAACj2s/B4n5b1bRLY0nyvUIV2rzND3-KSccbr-wACLcBGAsYHQ/w150-h200/IMG-6848.jpg" width="150" /></a><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r_7dYDd2BvU/X1HQ3jyqrRI/AAAAAAACj2w/614fTSDc230eOB4LkqgwDv4bfDMQ_yA-wCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG-6849.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1536" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r_7dYDd2BvU/X1HQ3jyqrRI/AAAAAAACj2w/614fTSDc230eOB4LkqgwDv4bfDMQ_yA-wCLcBGAsYHQ/w150-h200/IMG-6849.jpg" width="150" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">A big thank you to all our wonderful teachers (Ms Scott, Mr Howe, Ms Tingate &amp; Mr Voorham), and of course the laboratory staff.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Tayla and Zoe Fischer and Remi Van Denderen</div><div style="text-align: justify;">Year 12 Students</div>McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-7666342458089395852020-09-04T14:38:00.003+10:002020-09-04T15:15:25.773+10:00Year 9 BYTES<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="hhttps://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ManlqAvserw/X1Gynkaw-nI/AAAAAAACj2M/UXwoMNBv1p8RvpDhL_uygX8xYr092gXSQCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Screen%2BShot%2B2020-09-04%2Bat%2B1.18.38%2Bpm.png" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: justify;"><img border="0" height="130" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ManlqAvserw/X1Gynkaw-nI/AAAAAAACj2M/UXwoMNBv1p8RvpDhL_uygX8xYr092gXSQCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Screen%2BShot%2B2020-09-04%2Bat%2B1.18.38%2Bpm.png" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Our Year 9 BYTES students have continued to amaze us by demonstrating, not only incredible resilience, but ingenuity by producing some outstanding pieces of work while in lockdown. Some of my personal favourites included TAC style campaigns for school rules such as an ‘Anti Chewing Gum’ TV campaign by Emma Fischer and a ‘No Food in Class’ radio campaign by Hadyn Collier for the Law &amp; Order module.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="BLOG_video_class" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/36Ea_kez9P0" width="320" youtube-src-id="36Ea_kez9P0"></iframe></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br />'Anti Chewing Gum'</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cov_zGbb8P1SABYVn5Fke1gMxV9E4qma/view?usp=sharing" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="627" data-original-width="940" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Jpc3sxN9R_Q/X1HMlUKAlMI/AAAAAAACj2Y/ctDjd9hQEGQmiCfhWqHOaCZAnlD-WIXIgCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Radio_Campaign.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">No Food in Class - Radio Campaign - MP3</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Not to be outdone, students in the CSI:McKinnon module created thrilling episodes of our imaginary forensic crime drama, with Frederik Rowe Hansen using Lego characters as stand-in actors, while Yael Greenberg wrote, directed, acted and produced a fascinating ‘who dunnit’ where a crack team try to unravel the murder of a local School Principal...!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="BLOG_video_class" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rGyEFYtSYKE" width="320" youtube-src-id="rGyEFYtSYKE"></iframe></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">CSI:McKinnon - LEGO</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="BLOG_video_class" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ShRm_jZRvYg" width="320" youtube-src-id="ShRm_jZRvYg"></iframe></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">CSI:McKinnon - 'Who Dunnit'<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Well done to all of our Year 9 students for their amazing attitude during these challenging times! &nbsp;I would like to thank and acknowledge Mr Pantelios for his coordination of these wonderful events.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div>McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-36058972658261494372020-09-02T12:13:00.000+10:002020-09-10T17:01:40.341+10:00National Science Week (August 17 - 21)<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YCPv9xRe0CI/X1nPJShAKqI/AAAAAAACj6k/mU-fusRoTwUk4zLVRBNbJgWrbHGNnZ2LQCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Cover.jpeg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YCPv9xRe0CI/X1nPJShAKqI/AAAAAAACj6k/mU-fusRoTwUk4zLVRBNbJgWrbHGNnZ2LQCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Cover.jpeg" width="200" /></a></div>National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology, running each year in August. This celebration aims to raise the profile and increase the public understanding and public appreciation of science, innovation, engineering and technology, and their role in maintaining and improving our society, economy and environment. <br /><br />This year our celebrations moved online, offering students a variety of online events and incursions as well as daily competitions to engage them in the theme, Deep blue: innovations for the future of our oceans. The theme lends itself well to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, which kicks off next year, and explores marine science and innovation to achieve long-term sustainability of our oceans.<br /><br />Below are the lucky winners of our daily and weekly competitions, who will each win a prize when we’re back at school:<br /><ul style="text-align: left;"><li>Daily quiz winners: Vernice Koh 8L, Zade Baker-Hill 7K, Shubh Shah 11L, Mahathi Mahesh 7B and Jyothsna Alisetty 7D</li><li>Brain break baking competition: Lizzie Wharton 8M and Laura Wharton 10O, Yuna Lin 7H</li><li>Google Meet Dress Up competition: Annabel Chan and Rithi Vasudevan 7H</li></ul>Congratulations and many thanks to all staff and students who got involved in our celebrations. We’re looking forward to celebrating National Science Week back at school in 2021.<br /><br />Cherie Marks<br />Head of Science<div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><br />Check out our photo gallery:<br /><br /><iframe frameborder="0" height="600" src="https://drive.google.com/embeddedfolderview?id=1Hb-LdoNBgng0K3-K2gaddEO7HgAR-Y93#grid" width="800"></iframe>McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-57729597074723803942020-08-31T11:29:00.007+10:002020-09-23T11:50:45.303+10:00VCE Legal Studies Q&A with Juries Commissioner of Victoria<b style="text-align: left;">VCE Legal Studies students participate in Q &amp; A sesion with the Juries Commissioner of Victoria - Paul Dore</b><div><br /></div><div>On Monday 31 August, our Legal Studies students were invited to participate in a state-wide Q &amp; A live stream Law Talk with Juries Commissioner of Victoria - Paul Dore. The live stream was facilitated by the Law Foundation of Victoria. Our students were asked to develop and submit any questions relating to our Jury System for the Juries Commissioner, prior to the event. So that is what they did! Some of these questions were used in the live stream to facilitate discussion and as a result, our students (our school) received a special mention for submitting ‘fine’ questions (see link below).</div><div><br /></div><div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><img border="0" data-original-height="496" data-original-width="756" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LtnMghilZf0/X2qov18DrUI/AAAAAAACj-o/iBz19w1h25sLtdUaiLQuFUWd8SN_M8engCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/maxresdefault.jpg" width="320" /><img border="0" data-original-height="496" data-original-width="756" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xdQSV76nnY4/X2qp1B88KvI/AAAAAAACj-w/T4TGPCknJVs5BmTdOpsb4W1ESaQyCOF8ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/im-53062ec9-5b9b-43ca-b8af-e9e2111a3891.jpg" width="320" /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="BLOG_video_class" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DJzaxRaLWug" width="320" youtube-src-id="DJzaxRaLWug"></iframe><br /></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div>This session was a proven success as it gave our students a true insight into our Jury System today and prior to the pandemic.<br /><br /><b>Here are some of our students’ reflections on the Juries Commissioner Q &amp; A Law Talk session:<br /></b><br />The opportunity to hear the Juries Commissioner provided me with a greater insight into the inner workings of the jury system. A highlight came, when the Commissioner answered a question posed by myself, where he described how the jury was not a 'pure' cross-section of society, as those with difficulty communicating in the English language, are disqualified from jury empanelment. <br /><br />Ryan Borowitz 10B<br /><br /><br />Today I learnt that you have a 5% chance of being chosen to be in a jury. I also learnt that Juries don't have to give a reason because every time the jury gives a verdict it is also like their reason.<br /><br />Jonathan Vlamis 11M<br /><br /><br />What I found interesting about the live stream was that Paul was very open about the fact that he believed being summoned to do jury duty is a ‘right and a privilege’ for Victorians.<br /><br />Antonia Kalomiris 11F<br /><br /><br />Juries bring the community into the courtroom so in a way it democratizes the process and allows citizens to participate in that democracy. Through the live stream, I was able to learn about the jury system to a great extent and how the pandemic has impacted the way things will continue to operate moving forward. <br /><br />Yulia Mocheev 11H<br /><br /><br />I thought it was interesting when Paul mentioned that our last trial case was in March and due to COVID-19 there are going to be many delays with trials, putting pressure on our legal system.<br /><br />Ella Salfas 10L<br /><br /><br />The Q&amp;A with the Commissioner has shown how rigorous the process is and how a small proportion of people actually serve on a jury. I also learnt the logical reasoning behind many processes that a textbook doesn't explain to that extent.<br /><br />Jade Nicholls 10J<br /><br /><br />Overall, I found the talk to be very informative. I learnt that there is only a 5% chance of making it into the jury, and when given the opportunity, women are challenged at a higher rate compared to men, despite men making up a larger proportion of the jury.<br /><br />Sanjana Kansal 11F<br /><br /><br />I learnt that Paul would be ineligible for jury service for the next ten years because of his current job as Juries Commissioner.<br /><br />Jay Liu 10H<br /><br /><br />I found that this presentation gave us a very good insight into the Victorian Jury System. I also found that I was able to link some of the content we have learnt over the last two years in Legal Studies, which was also a great refresher leading into exam preparation.<br /><br />Peter Brash-Narev 12A<br /><br /><br />It was more informative than I expected. I learnt that judges can empanel up to fifteen people in trials that are expected to go for a long time so that people can be discharged if there is conflict in their schedule. I also learned that juries can have as little as ten people if people are discharged (in which a majority vote is used).<br /><br />Catherine Chang 11B<br /><br /><br />Hearing the Juries Commissioner speak gave me a more practical understanding of the role of the jury and the way in which juries are selected. Hearing an expert in this area gave me additional insight into the Victorian Jury system that went far beyond what I could have read in my textbook. It was a worthwhile experience.<br /><br />Mia Borowitz 12A<br /><br /><br />Paul Dore shared an interesting insight into the Victorian Jury system. He provided thorough information and interesting opinions based on his experience about reasons why we have juries and their importance.<br /><br />Phoebe Lock 12G<br /><br /><br />Sophie D’Ambrosio<br />VCE Legal Studies Teacher</div></div></div>McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-82321443649104521412020-08-26T23:26:00.000+10:002020-08-26T23:26:03.387+10:00Theatre Lives On...line.<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SeidgXYPKNA/X0ZhPhtJuTI/AAAAAAACjy8/SsC3OkiQ8NUhl1BUSzJo5NrdQX31CyxuQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1948/Seussical%2Brehearsal.png" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: justify;"><img border="0" height="150" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SeidgXYPKNA/X0ZhPhtJuTI/AAAAAAACjy8/SsC3OkiQ8NUhl1BUSzJo5NrdQX31CyxuQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1948/Seussical%2Brehearsal.png" width="300" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Our second lockdown has perhaps impacted our spirits and energy more than the first, and so it is with gratitude that I share some of the creative endeavours that Drama and Theatre students have engaged in during Term 3. I have certainly been uplifted by their willingness and talents!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">In Year 9 Drama, students worked with classmates or family members to interpret and perform a short script. These ''neutral'' scripts required the students to create the characters and circumstances that could fit the dialogue, resulting in original and entertaining filmed scenes. You can watch how Isabella Varvodic's amazing set and costume design transformed her garage into a strange and mystical museum, where her trio of distinctive characters get a scary surprise. Big thanks to Isabella's family for joining in the fun!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="BLOG_video_class" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fuhxGedTR_g" width="320" youtube-src-id="fuhxGedTR_g"></iframe>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<iframe allowfullscreen="" class="BLOG_video_class" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/HJnU54q1p4c" width="320" youtube-src-id="HJnU54q1p4c"></iframe></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div><div style="text-align: justify;">In Year 11 Theatre Studies, we have been studying the Theatre of the Absurd, a style that originated post-WW2, and holds the existentialist belief that life has no inherent meaning. Well, we have to admit that this style (and one its most famous plays, Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot) has resonated with our current repetitive existence. Interestingly, we learnt that Beckett was inspired by the physical comedy of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, and so we did some Beckett-inspired movement improvisations exploring the comedy and tragedy of lockdown life, as you can watch here in Waiting for Anything to Happen.</div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Finally, I would like to thank the McKinnon families and community who have supported this year's musical production, Seussical Jnr. This production was an exciting initiative, where we invited senior students to be mentored as members of the production team, and support our mostly-junior cast. Just like the professionals, Covid-19 has driven us online and rehearsals have continued virtually in Term 3. Although a full-scale production is no longer feasible this year, the cast and I look forward to sharing some excerpts of our show with you in Term 4.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Lucy Angell</div><div style="text-align: justify;">Drama and Theatre Studies teacher</div><div style="text-align: justify;">Performing Arts Coordinator</div>McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-20875037280367658872020-08-21T22:36:00.003+10:002020-08-30T23:54:54.066+10:00House Music Festival Videos<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WaoeRtEYals/X0utSWwIPLI/AAAAAAACjz0/m4A-I8EgX8glCXTkAVvrxJotag8ffHr2gCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/im-f8a6ea09-c056-401d-beb1-23f99b820361.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="133" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WaoeRtEYals/X0utSWwIPLI/AAAAAAACjz0/m4A-I8EgX8glCXTkAVvrxJotag8ffHr2gCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/im-f8a6ea09-c056-401d-beb1-23f99b820361.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div><div>Please enjoy a look back at the last live performance we had in 2020 at the House Music Festival. This fortnight we feature the Monash Choir.</div></div><div><br /></div><div><div><b>UPDATE: August 7, 2020</b></div></div><div><br /></div><div>Continuing on our celebration of the House Music Festival we have already heard from the opening act Monash. This week, please enjoy Gilmore and Flynn choir performances.</div><div><br /></div><div><b>UPDATE: August 21, 2020</b></div><div><br /></div>Continuing our celebration of the House Music Festival, held at the end of Term 1 just before isolation 1.0 began, I have pleasure in sharing with you the Chisholm Choir, and the Gilmore Instrumental. It is so pleasing to be able to share with you our last live performance and see the amazing work that the music House Captains did to prepare that night.<br /><br />Thank you to our AV technician Nick Xanthoudakis who has been working on editing these fantastic House Music clips over the last few weeks.<br /><br />Megan Papworth<br />Head of Music<br /><br />Check out Monash Choir, Gilmore Choir, Flynn Choir, Chisholm Choir, and the Gilmore Instrumental performances:<div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="BLOG_video_class" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/HGMRV-DS4jQ" width="320" youtube-src-id="HGMRV-DS4jQ"></iframe>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<iframe allowfullscreen="" class="BLOG_video_class" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wDSJRr9NlYI" width="320" youtube-src-id="wDSJRr9NlYI"></iframe><br /><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="BLOG_video_class" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yYZHvIgpQvw" width="320" youtube-src-id="yYZHvIgpQvw"></iframe>&nbsp; &nbsp;<iframe allowfullscreen="" class="BLOG_video_class" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-CwwPH-JILY" width="320" youtube-src-id="-CwwPH-JILY"></iframe></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div><br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;&nbsp;<iframe allowfullscreen="" class="BLOG_video_class" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KMybhZk4fwg" width="320" youtube-src-id="KMybhZk4fwg"></iframe></div><br /></div>McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-89717646485162519072020-08-21T16:30:00.001+10:002020-08-22T00:01:49.201+10:00‘At Home’ Year 7 Digital Photography<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="hhttps://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MoIJXLqTm3E/Xz_TioOn3OI/AAAAAAACjvA/UzckfFMNQ7AIHy1DE83Bkg0tM1trYYvIgCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Cover.png" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MoIJXLqTm3E/Xz_TioOn3OI/AAAAAAACjvA/UzckfFMNQ7AIHy1DE83Bkg0tM1trYYvIgCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Cover.png" width="200" /></a></div>As part of the Year 7 remote learning curriculum, students completed a Digital Photography task.<br /><br />Students covered 12 x Art themes such as Line, Colour, Reflection, Nature, Abstract and Close-up and took numerous photos around their house or garden that fit these themes.<br /><br />Students uploaded their photos to a Google Slides presentation according to its category and wrote a sentence explaining why they chose a particular photo as their best, in each category. <br /><br />The students have really enjoyed this task and some of the results have been outstanding with many budding photographers in Year 7!<br /><br />These are some examples from Year 7I.<br /><br />Ms Roden<br />Year 7 Art Teacher<br /><br />Check out our photo gallery:<br /><br /><iframe frameborder="0" height="600" src="https://drive.google.com/embeddedfolderview?id=1_iPdO-Jn0WVMoMgvC9VHvxjs4cCnPDyn#grid" width="800"></iframe>McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-62343810199375678082020-08-21T04:30:00.012+10:002020-08-22T00:28:17.671+10:00Gigs on the Screen<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TB9CZDV3dtU/Xz_ZYETGYEI/AAAAAAACjwA/DA3WiNKrzPAavgz-Z2BwooENyFZinRFZACLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Screen%2BShot%2B2020-08-22%2Bat%2B12.24.16%2Bam.png" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TB9CZDV3dtU/Xz_ZYETGYEI/AAAAAAACjwA/DA3WiNKrzPAavgz-Z2BwooENyFZinRFZACLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Screen%2BShot%2B2020-08-22%2Bat%2B12.24.16%2Bam.png" width="200" /></a></div>We are launching “Gigs on the Screen” next week and look forward to many students sending their videos in.&nbsp;<div><br /></div><div>All information is now available via the newsfeed.&nbsp;</div><div><br /></div><div>We are launching with the fantastic Year 10 student Andrew Seamer performing <i>Libertango</i> by Astor Piazzolla on the violin.<br /><br /></div><div>Please have a look at Andrew's performance on our website <a href="https://sites.google.com/mckinnonsc.vic.edu.au/gigsonthescreen/home?authuser=0" target="_blank">here</a>.</div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JxU5ESpM8Yg/Xz_Zngis7TI/AAAAAAACjwE/nLVRybCuseYarR1lUIFGjakY5EG-0jNAACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/Screen%2BShot%2B2020-08-22%2Bat%2B12.23.16%2Bam.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1179" data-original-width="2048" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JxU5ESpM8Yg/Xz_Zngis7TI/AAAAAAACjwE/nLVRybCuseYarR1lUIFGjakY5EG-0jNAACLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Screen%2BShot%2B2020-08-22%2Bat%2B12.23.16%2Bam.png" width="640" /></a></div><div><br /></div>McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-37613686355202376252020-08-21T04:30:00.000+10:002020-08-22T00:07:05.355+10:00Year 7 Scratch Animation Competition<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hjRVhqqfH1s/Xz_U0uLsb9I/AAAAAAACjvM/Gin-kbZoSakJDTLp278OyLP_iWmNE3i_gCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/red-riding-hood.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hjRVhqqfH1s/Xz_U0uLsb9I/AAAAAAACjvM/Gin-kbZoSakJDTLp278OyLP_iWmNE3i_gCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/red-riding-hood.jpg" width="200" /></a></div>The Year 7 students have been working with Scratch Coding since the start of this term. <br /><br />They have been learning a lot of new skills and are now able to write code to create simple games, complex patterns and animations. Their final task is an animation project. The students need to pick a Nursery Rhyme or Fairy Tale and create a complex animation based around their chosen topic. Their animation should include multiple scenes, sounds, dialogue and movement. <br /><br />The ICT department is giving the students an incentive to produce their best work as prizes are going to be awarded for best entries received. <br /><br />The closing date for all entries is Monday, 24 August. All entries should be sent to either Mrs Munro or the student’s own ICT teacher. The teachers will then get together remotely and judge the best pieces of work. <br /><br />Major prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 Scratch projects across the year and minor prizes will be awarded to the best entry from each class.<br /><br />Shirley Munro<br />ICT Teacher<br /><br />Check out our photo gallery:<br /><br /><iframe frameborder="0" height="600" src="https://drive.google.com/embeddedfolderview?id=1Lv2kG6TdwN3jJGjmXhYqYDJpNBEYzOo1#grid" width="800"></iframe>McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-34058768881636736732020-08-14T23:47:00.001+10:002020-08-21T23:54:21.754+10:00A Chat with the PM<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WUkMWf_CPXk/Xz_RD3_cT4I/AAAAAAACjuk/F2kguCtUxIoAgJQAdPO0MzkmB80E42R9ACLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Cover.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WUkMWf_CPXk/Xz_RD3_cT4I/AAAAAAACjuk/F2kguCtUxIoAgJQAdPO0MzkmB80E42R9ACLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Cover.jpg" width="200" /></a></div>Last week our own School Captain, Oliver Lopez, was invited into a private chat with the Prime Minister, Mr Scott Morrison. He was engaged in a conversation about the impact of COVID lockdown on the wellbeing of young people.<br /><br />What an incredible opportunity! Thank you Oliver for your advocacy of young people and your leadership of our school.<br /><br />The link to the chat is below:<br /><br /><a href="https://www.facebook.com/101546263223119/posts/3459717444072634/?vh=e&amp;extid=gawgmx5BSnhjo3JW&amp;d=n">https://www.facebook.com/101546263223119/posts/3459717444072634/?vh=e&amp;extid=gawgmx5BSnhjo3JW&amp;d=n</a><br /><br>McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-87891289193371585362020-06-25T16:30:00.008+10:002020-08-22T00:18:31.766+10:00Popcorn Maths<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SucQsvjhwjk/Xz_XaZQJhYI/AAAAAAACjv0/08FhG71GZaoO3tAKxJX6uHBOYAoVqwG9gCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/IMG_9570_edit.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SucQsvjhwjk/Xz_XaZQJhYI/AAAAAAACjv0/08FhG71GZaoO3tAKxJX6uHBOYAoVqwG9gCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/IMG_9570_edit.jpg" width="200" /></a></div>In VCAL numeracy, students have been finding the volume and capacity of different 3D shapes. To help them develop their skills of estimation and approximation, they were presented with a challenge. <br /><br />In the last week of Term 2 in groups, they were given two pieces of A4 paper and asked to construct two cylinders - one with the paper horizontal and one with the paper vertical. They were then asked to estimate which one had the greater volume. To test their hypothesis, they popped a packet of microwave popcorn and tested which cylinder would hold the most. They then were asked to explain their results mathematically. &nbsp; &nbsp;<br /><br />Students enjoyed completing this hands-on task and agreed that their favourite part was eating the popcorn at the end.<br /><br />Mrs Jess Dixon<br />Mathematics Teacher<br /><br />Check out our photo gallery:<br /><br /><iframe frameborder="0" height="600" src="https://drive.google.com/embeddedfolderview?id=1NC8BiDMwyab1SsD4jncrQrcivpSJ4kxV#grid" width="800"></iframe>McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-2209319959321407092020-06-25T16:30:00.007+10:002020-08-22T00:13:32.385+10:00Year 8 Creating Geometry Lesson<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HAMe7Mjd-MQ/Xz_WEX_l8NI/AAAAAAACjvY/9a6BzVqqRM4YIYGUKFVltqVMOSkodZfSQCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Geometry%2BPhoto%2Bcrop.jpg" style="clear: left; 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float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1536" height="262" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--bytiL6Bjt0/Xz_Wc83kv0I/AAAAAAACjvg/z4bMJmIv4VAgffE-SshyBkk3Jtkg6ZoYgCLcBGAsYHQ/w197-h262/Geometry%2B2.jpg" width="197" /></a></div><div><br /></div>McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-8843286135774174282020-05-15T01:06:00.000+10:002020-08-20T01:10:13.860+10:00Year 7 Origami and Geometry<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HvE5ymA5jQM/Xz1ANVXUnDI/AAAAAAACjs4/Tm7gLrGXGL0c41YPym8UBOgq9EHOEywrACLcBGAsYHQ/s1493/Cover.jpeg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HvE5ymA5jQM/Xz1ANVXUnDI/AAAAAAACjs4/Tm7gLrGXGL0c41YPym8UBOgq9EHOEywrACLcBGAsYHQ/s1493/Cover.jpeg" width="200" /></a></div>For the first three weeks of Term 2 our Year 7 Math classes have been completing a topic on Geometry.<br /><br />One of the practical activities they completed involved origami.<br /><br />The task included:<br /><ul><li>finding an origami design of their choice online;</li><li>following instructions to producing a piece of work;</li><li>measuring and recording the angles; and</li><li>sending a photo of it in to their teacher.</li></ul>Many students really enjoyed completing this task as an alternative to their regular textbook work.<br /><br />Comments such as:<br /><ul><li>I really enjoyed doing a practical activity and it helped me remember how to use a protractor;</li><li>It was fun and my favourite part of Geometry;</li><li>Overall, this task was fun but the angles were hard to measure as the layers in the paper kept on splitting;</li><li>I found the origami folding challenging but gave it a good go.</li></ul>Included are some photos of student work as examples of what was produced.<br /><br />Kerryn Gill<br />Year 7 Maths<br /><br />Check out our photo gallery:<br /><br /><iframe frameborder="0" height="600" src="https://drive.google.com/embeddedfolderview?id=1f3CfGAOIZwbgMEw0fLVTYUJ9RDJIr4pi#grid" width="800"></iframe>McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-32001560859818275532020-05-12T01:14:00.001+10:002020-08-20T01:22:57.831+10:00McKinnon Minecraft Building Competition<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OaeRV-njg58/Xz1DscfaL7I/AAAAAAACjtI/HXu3ponRIekDjIlY5gAGwlHAGUboyTAtgCLcBGAsYHQ/s636/Cover.png" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OaeRV-njg58/Xz1DscfaL7I/AAAAAAACjtI/HXu3ponRIekDjIlY5gAGwlHAGUboyTAtgCLcBGAsYHQ/s636/Cover.png" width="200" /></a></div>Congratulations to Andrew Seamer (Year 10) for winning the first ever McKinnon Minecraft Building Competition! Participants had 90 minutes to build a world monument of their choosing. Andrew accurately recreated The Whitehouse with an amazing attention to detail, utilizing every last square to build in.<br /><br />All participants showed incredible creativity and technical building skills. Well done to everybody and we look forward to doing it again soon.<br /><br />Sam Neal<br />ICT Department<br /><br />Check out our photo gallery:<br /><br /><iframe frameborder="0" height="600" src="https://drive.google.com/embeddedfolderview?id=1xYghnbJa__U435x7VjML-C11JBs-rp90#grid" width="800"></iframe>McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-23141576793486400972020-04-02T00:45:00.001+11:002020-08-20T00:58:27.812+10:00Year 10 Mock Court Excursion<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-o2ZaTzMZq6k/Xz0940AMiSI/AAAAAAACjsk/lqaCO9Z4mscZ_dQrcM8m-pqG3ProiQopwCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/Cover.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-o2ZaTzMZq6k/Xz0940AMiSI/AAAAAAACjsk/lqaCO9Z4mscZ_dQrcM8m-pqG3ProiQopwCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/Cover.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Throughout March all the Year 10 Commerce classes visited the Old Melbourne Gaol, to participate in a mock trial designed to complement our studies.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">We first had to take the train there, which took much longer than anticipated! We then ventured off towards the Gaol, and were greeted by the staff who took us to the mock trial.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Once in the original Magistrates Court we were told we were recreating a culpable driving case.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">That involved acting out various roles, including defending counsel, prosecuting counsel, tipstaff, defendant and countless witnesses. Throughout the mock trial, we were given lines to recite and in doing so, learnt about the two sides of a prosecution and how the court brings that case to justice. In the end, the defendant was given 3 years in prison (2 years in youth detention centre and 1 in an adult prison).&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Overall the excursion was very enjoyable and informative, and definitely one of my highlights in Commerce.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Archie Redman</div><div style="text-align: justify;">Year 10 Student</div><br />Check out our photo gallery:<br /><br /><iframe frameborder="0" height="600" src="https://drive.google.com/embeddedfolderview?id=19dvYcEF9WJillvFJeTBdT2U1i4XqwoUE#grid" width="800"></iframe>McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-85852197775828340112020-03-23T14:14:00.002+11:002020-05-31T21:44:38.841+10:00Important Enrolment Information<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TOVpxLviz3U/XqKMeGQ1frI/AAAAAAAChEs/c6MB2cUvBjwXwizIsMzICuQ1tVcE_qZhgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/EnrolmentUpdate2020.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="300" data-original-width="300" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TOVpxLviz3U/XqKMeGQ1frI/AAAAAAAChEs/c6MB2cUvBjwXwizIsMzICuQ1tVcE_qZhgCLcBGAsYHQ/s200/EnrolmentUpdate2020.jpg" width="200" /></a><br /><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BeZ243MjMB8/XpVln_xlnMI/AAAAAAAChB0/IgANLaAODd8vPvo-8JIWHmBENEvDSfNpQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/EnrolmentUpdate2020.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; color: #222222; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"></span></a><br /><h2 style="color: #222222;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">Year 7 Application</span></h2><span style="font-family: inherit;"><b><span style="color: red;">Important Information: Applications due by 29 May 2020</span></b><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: inherit; font-size: x-small;"><i>Please note that due to COVID-19 the Department of Education has revised a number of important dates:</i></span></span><br /><i style="color: #222222;"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: x-small;">As part of revised timeline, the date that parents/carers are required to return their Application for Year 7 Placement 2021 form is&nbsp;<b>Friday 29 May 2020&nbsp;</b>(previously Wednesday 15 May).</span></i><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="color: #222222; margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt;"><i><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: x-small;"><span lang="EN-GB">Primary schools will notify families of their child’s Year 7 placement offer on&nbsp;<b>Wednesday 19 August 2020&nbsp;</b></span>(previously Wednesday 5 August).</span></i></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="color: #222222; margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt;"><i><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: x-small;">The adjusted timeline still includes the statewide placement appeals process. The revised dates are now as follows:</span></i></div><div style="color: #222222; font-weight: bold; margin: 6pt 0cm 0.0001pt 36pt;"><i><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">·<span style="font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span>Monday 31 August<span style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;(previously 17 Aug)</span>&nbsp;<span style="font-weight: normal;">- Closing date for p</span><span style="font-weight: normal;">arents/carers to lodge a written appeal with their preferred secondary school.</span><span style="font-weight: normal;"></span></span></i></div><div style="color: #222222; font-weight: bold; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 36pt;"><i><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">·<span style="font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span>Friday 11 September<span style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;(previously 28 Aug)&nbsp;-&nbsp;</span><span style="font-weight: normal;">Secondary schools provide parents/carers with written notification of appeal outcome.</span><span style="font-weight: normal;"></span></span></i></div><div style="color: #222222; font-weight: bold; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 36pt;"><i><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">·<span style="font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span>Friday 25 September&nbsp;<span style="font-weight: normal;">(previously 11 Sept)</span><span style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;- Closing date for p</span><span style="font-weight: normal;">arents/carers to lodge a written appeal with relevant Regional Director (RD).</span><span style="font-weight: normal;"></span></span></i></div><div style="color: #222222; font-weight: bold; margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt 36pt;"><i><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">·<span style="font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span>Friday 30 October&nbsp;<span style="font-weight: normal;">(unchanged) -&nbsp;</span><span style="font-weight: normal;">Regions notify parents/carers of outcome of RD appeal.</span><span style="font-weight: normal;"></span></span></i></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="color: #222222; margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt;"><i><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: x-small;">There are currently no plans to alter the date of the statewide Orientation Day. This event remains scheduled for Tuesday 8 December 2020.</span></i></div><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="color: #222222;"><br />Thank you for your interest in applying for a place at McKinnon S</span><span style="color: #222222;">C.</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="color: #222222;"><br /></span><span style="color: #222222;">Our College's pink expression of interest form must be completed by ALL students applying to McKinnon Secondary College. All Year 7 applicants to McKinnon SC must submit the pink form with the precise evidence attached, to the McKinnon SC General Office by <b>Friday 29 May</b>.</span><br /><br /><span style="color: magenta;"><b>Please access our complete Enrolment Application Folder <a href="https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1r6mVQ-m721exlGdJACecgBgLz-Etb59y?usp=sharing" target="_blank">HERE</a> containing our Pink Expression of Interest Form and all other relevant information for entry into Year 7 in 2021.</b></span><br /></span><b style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="color: #222222;">Print off Pink Form -&nbsp;</span><span style="color: red;">Applications now overdue</span></b><br /><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="color: #222222;">Please print off the <a href="https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1r6mVQ-m721exlGdJACecgBgLz-Etb59y?usp=sharing" target="_blank">Pink Form</a>, follow instructions on the form and bring to our office with ALL proof of residency, Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 3.30pm. Please put your complete application in an envelope labelled with your child’s name and leave in the box at the office door. Your application will be processed over the following week and you will be contacted if further information is required or needs further verification.</span><br /><br /><span style="color: #222222;">Please note, students <b>not living in zone</b> will not be allocated a place. A delay of moving in zone may mean that you miss out on preferences, as other applicants will be ahead of you and express their preferences earlier. Also, your child may miss sitting for the ELMS test on September 12th, if you are interested in this opportunity.</span><br /><br /><span style="color: #222222;">If you need further information, please contact the Year 7 Transition team using the following email address: <a href="mailto:year7enrolments2021@mckinnonsc.vic.edu.au">year7enrolments2021@mckinnonsc.vic.edu.au</a></span><br /><br /><b><span style="color: blue;">Victorian Government primary school Information:</span></b><br /><span style="color: #222222;">If you attend a Victorian Government primary school, you must ALSO complete the white Year 7 placement 2021 form issued by them. Return this form to your primary school by Friday 29th May.</span><br /><br /><b><span style="color: blue;">Independent/Private/Catholic etc primary school Information:</span></b><br /><span style="color: #222222;">This year for the first time, independent primary school parents can download the white Year 7 placement 2021 form from our website <a href="https://drive.google.com/a/mckinnonsc.vic.edu.au/file/d/16cuOfBaFy5WJ1xBworJfoJJ-TZwNVQ11/view?usp=sharing" target="_blank">HERE</a>. Return this form to McKinnon Secondary College via email to <a href="mailto:year7enrolments2021@mckinnonsc.vic.edu.au">year7enrolments2021@mckinnonsc.vic.edu.au</a> by Friday 29th May.</span><br /><br /><b><span style="color: blue;">Out of state applications</span></b><br /><span style="color: #222222;">Please note that you can not apply until you can prove you live in zone.</span><br /><br /><span style="color: #222222;">LATE APPLICATIONS MAY BE DISADVANTAGED.</span></span></div>McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-43622834505610082652020-03-16T09:51:00.001+11:002020-08-20T09:59:01.459+10:00Maths Enhancement Club<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LIDLxJ7Jf2I/Xz28iEyDxrI/AAAAAAACjt0/C2Eut2UiDOAg5z-hRmmcMcMW9-hw_ZT_wCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Cover.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LIDLxJ7Jf2I/Xz28iEyDxrI/AAAAAAACjt0/C2Eut2UiDOAg5z-hRmmcMcMW9-hw_ZT_wCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Cover.jpg" width="200" /></a></div>SUDOKU CHALLENGE (TERM 1)<br /><br />“Each 3x3 box, as well as each row and column must contain all the numbers from 1 to 9.”<br /><br />A rather simple rule for a puzzle, and yet, it can lead to thousands of variations, and some so mind-boggling that it may take hours to solve. One great feature of Sudoku puzzles is that it is accessible to everyone since it does not require any higher mathematics. It does however require logical thinking and a bit of patience. <br /><br />The McK Sudoku Challenge is one of the major events organized by the Maths Enhancement Club during Term 1. It is open to all Year 7 and 8 students who are interested in Sudoku, logic or problem solving in general. On Monday 16 March, a group of puzzle enthusiasts took part in the challenge to solve three different Sudoku-inspired puzzles in 30 minutes. It was an exciting contest for all involved:<br /><br />“The Sudoku Challenge is very fun and challenging for all ages.” Esha Gaind &nbsp;(Year 7)<br /><br />“The Sudoku Challenge was really hard for me since I am not really good at these activities, but it was still fun overall. I would like to do this again in the near future so I can get a good score.” Amy Tran &nbsp;(Year 7)<br /><br />“The Sudoku challenge was fun and exciting. I am glad I participated, and I found out that I am actually better than I thought!” Rohan Russel &nbsp;(Year 8)<br /><br />“The McKinnon Sudoku Challenge is a great way to challenge your mind, whilst still competing with your peers. As the school offers many amazing opportunities, the McKinnon Sudoku Challenge is definitely a must.” Thea Dodos &nbsp;(Year 7)<br /><br />“I very much enjoyed the 2020 Sudoku Challenge. It was challenging yet really fun at the same time. Competing against my friends also made it more of a competition to try even harder.” Naomi Fowler &nbsp;(Year 8)<br /><br />Congratulations to the following placegetters:<br /><br />1st - &nbsp;Mischa Kong &nbsp;(Year 8)<br />2nd &nbsp;- Jonathan Kui &nbsp;(Year 8)<br />3rd &nbsp;- Thea Dodos (Year 7)<br />4th &nbsp;- Josh Newfield &nbsp;(Year 8)<br />5th - &nbsp;Aaron Baker &nbsp;(Year 8)<br /><br />Special thanks to Mr Andrew Krause for the wonderful photography and Mr Bill Manolas for the professionally made commemorative/award badges! We leave you with a puzzle written by one of the contestants:<br /><br />“If A=B, B=C, C=D…. Z=A, Decode the following message: Tveplv dibmmfohf jt gvo!” Jonathan Kui &nbsp;(Year 8)<br /><br />Finally, in preparation for the Math competitions, each registered participant has been invited to the Math Enhancement google classroom. This will be the forum to communicate in open discussions, watch video demonstrations, and share preparatory resources. We encourage all those involved and others interested to post their ideas and mathematical working on problem sets to help build a strong online learning community.<br /><br />Mr Georgiadis &amp; Dr Law<br />Maths Enhancement Club<br /><br />Check out our photo gallery:<br /><br /><iframe frameborder="0" height="600" src="https://drive.google.com/embeddedfolderview?id=1TO3s73Fto-93JZYn1UF_3CiDIRmFJeqd#grid" width="800"></iframe>McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-85750341354521706642020-03-14T10:51:00.000+11:002020-08-20T11:14:20.324+10:00Pi Day Challenge<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GW08edh9wV4/Xz3OL62HzPI/AAAAAAACjuE/U7nkqduk3JkOjTygO0OoMaNpqQ6LEINFQCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Cover.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: justify;"><img border="0" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GW08edh9wV4/Xz3OL62HzPI/AAAAAAACjuE/U7nkqduk3JkOjTygO0OoMaNpqQ6LEINFQCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Cover.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;">On Friday 13 March, International Pi Day was celebrated with students from all year levels battling it out to see who could recite the most digits of the never-ending number. It was awesome seeing students giving it a red hot crack and trying their best, whether it was for a bit of fun or to challenge themselves. For me, it was both as I not only enjoy these competitions but wanted to give myself the challenge of beating my previous record. And beat it I did, making all the practice at home pay off. On the day it wasn’t easy, with a few trip-ups here and there, but with my peers and teachers watching from the sides, I was able to get through it.<br /><br />Chris Liolios<br />Year 10 Student<br /><br /><br />The following students were awarded as the year level champions:<br /><br />Year 7: Mahathi Mahesh from Monash recited 132 places. <br /><br />Year 8: Metteya Gharde from Chisholm broke his own record from last year of 126 places and recited 150 places. <br /><br />Year 9: Kevin Gu from Flynn rectied 124 places. <br /><br />Year 10: Chris Liolios from Gilmore smashed the school record again by reciting 856 places which is 136 places more than last year.<br /><br />Year 11: Grace James from Chisholm recited 11 more places than last year, reciting 46 places. <br /><br />Year 12: Harry Fletcher recited 171 places making him the year level champion every year of secondary school. Well done Harry and thank you for your commitment and participation in the Pi Day Competition.<br /><br /><br />Our teacher champion this year was Sokratis Gavrielatos who recited 22 decimal places of Pi. <br /><br />Congratulations to all participants and thank you to all who made the event a success.<br /><br />We look forward to Pi Day next year!<br /><br />Chloe Krommydas and Lauren Mauger<br />Maths Teachers</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Check out our photo gallery:</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="600" src="https://drive.google.com/embeddedfolderview?id=1SuVhha1V-AWZKvpEeVprhs16-RIGS3EW#grid" width="800"></iframe></div>McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-81180063686284363932020-03-13T09:48:00.000+11:002020-03-19T09:48:22.690+11:00Top Class Music 2020<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt; text-align: justify;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nWtBLERuafE/XnKkqqzjOzI/AAAAAAACgmE/O5nGrkMlKzYCYlMucX3XIXTSWpKyNpakACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Cover.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1200" data-original-width="1600" height="150" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nWtBLERuafE/XnKkqqzjOzI/AAAAAAACgmE/O5nGrkMlKzYCYlMucX3XIXTSWpKyNpakACLcBGAsYHQ/s200/Cover.jpg" width="200" /></a><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">On Friday 13 March McKinnon’s Year 11 &amp; 12 VCE musicians attended the Top Class Music 2020 concerts at the Melbourne Recital Centre. The Top Class Music concerts are part of the VCE Season of Excellence featuring a very small number of elite VCE student performers from the previous year. This year McKinnon was proud and delighted to be represented at this prestigious event by not one but two of our students; </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Betty Wang </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">and </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Orr Zaacks</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">. These concerts are not only a great celebration of the previous year's successes but also give current students insight into what it takes to be ranked at the top of the Music Performance and Music Investigation subjects.&nbsp;</span></span></div><b id="docs-internal-guid-49ae191b-7fff-bb3a-bf7c-590fe70b2398" style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span></b> <br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">We attended the 10am concert featuring classical artists and the 2pm concert featuring contemporary artists. At both concerts the sold out audiences and our Year 11 &amp; 12 students were in awe of the impressive standard on display and were certainly inspired by the experience.&nbsp;</span></span></div><span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span> <br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">Congratulations to Betty Wang and Orr Zaacks on their tremendous achievements and wishing all our Year 11 &amp; 12 musicians the same success.</span></span></div><span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span> <span style="font-family: inherit;">Check out our photo gallery:</span><br /><br /><iframe frameborder="0" height="600" src="https://drive.google.com/embeddedfolderview?id=1uGnEy2ecBTQ_XxSeawIa68tuPX6FmtCN#grid" width="800"></iframe> McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2032115987263572446.post-9195943583717058082020-03-12T00:17:00.009+11:002020-08-20T01:01:36.103+10:00Balibo House Schools Fundraiser<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0jvV0HVeNhY/Xz056t0woKI/AAAAAAACjsI/FPuUO7x2YAgsfGtYZeycNwtuYA2lEjNmwCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/Cover.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0jvV0HVeNhY/Xz056t0woKI/AAAAAAACjsI/FPuUO7x2YAgsfGtYZeycNwtuYA2lEjNmwCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/Cover.jpg" width="200" /></a></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span>Mr Quinn, Mr Machin, Ms Mauger and I attended a fundraiser in support for the Balibo House Trust last Thursday 12 March. The Balibo House Trust facilitates the College's Year 9 Leadership Expedition to Timor Leste. The Trust was set up in 2003 by former Premier Steve Bracks and former Member for Bentleigh, Rob Hudson. They were made aware of the deteriorating condition of the house in Balibo at which five Australian journalists were based prior to their deaths while covering the Indonesian invasion of Timor Leste in 1975. Spurred on by Shirley Shackleton - the wife of one of the journalists, Greg Shackleton; the house was purchased and the Trust began.</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><span style="font-family: inherit;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">Since then the Trust has turned the house into a community centre where computer lessons are taught, a women's centre is based and a free dental clinic operates.</span></div></span><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><span style="font-family: inherit;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">The inaugural trip was lead by Mr Quinn and Mr Machin in 2019 and was a resounding success - both for student outcomes and achievements while working in the village of Balibo. The evening was a great success with funds raised going to the Trust's work in continuing education in Timor Leste.</span></div></span><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><span style="font-family: inherit;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">Year 10 student (and member of the inaugural group of students to travel), Alice Connolly spoke superbly on her experience in Timor and what she learnt. Alice more than held her own when speaking in between the former Premier and also the esteemed director of the film, Balibo.</span></div></span><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><span style="font-family: inherit;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">McKinnon looks forward to future trips to Timor, supporting the impressive work of the Balibo House Trust.</span></div></span><div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Mrs Pitsa Binnion</div><div style="text-align: justify;">Principal</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Check out our photo gallery:</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="600" src="https://drive.google.com/embeddedfolderview?id=1cK6FV9WuKqaS4klCjH1BeUFK7MJ5u0QR#grid" width="800"></iframe></div></div>McKinnon SChttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04598452779067170962noreply@blogger.com