Year 8 Friendship Day – Friday 23 rd of August

This year, PVGC hosted the year 8 Friendship Day, during which; our year 8 house captains together with some motivated year 8 students celebrated friendship together with six other Girls’ schools around Victoria: Melbourne Girls, Mathew Flinders Girls College, Melton Girls, Mentone Girls and Canterbury Girls College. Students from all the above schools mingled and mixed up in different groups to participate in a range of activities that were planned to develop some team building skills. They also made short video clips in which they spoke about what friendship means to them and how their schools work hard to deepen value.

They had a delicate morning tea which was catered for by Ms Myers and the year 10 stars for our guest schools. After morning tea, all the involved students participated in painting a massive mural that represented them and what they think about ‘Friendship’. They also had the chance to make their own friendship bookmarks to take home. After enjoying their sausage sizzle, students gathered in the auditorium and had an inspiring speech by Mr Gemmola.

They then ended the day with a reflection activity and each school had given us an inspiring and encouraging presentation. It is important to mention that the whole day planning and running was done by the year 11 house captains who have proven to be very skilful, talented and highly organised leaders.

Ms Al-Madhoun

Year 9 Digital Photography Excursion

On Wednesday the 28th of August, students from Year 9 Digital Photography went on an excursion to Photography Studies College. The students firstly had a guided tour around the college learning about the professional facilities and industry. Then, they participated in a 2-hour workshop trialling photo shooting, presenting and curatorial techniques in Portrait Photography. The students analysed award-winning photos from local contemporary photographers, interrogated into the aesthetic qualities, themes, as well as feelings and messages behind the photos; and adopted those aspects into their photos. In the afternoon, the group went to the National Gallery of Victoria and visited two exhibitions: TURNING POINTS-CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY FROM CHINA and A FAIRY TALE IN RED TIMES – WORKS FROM THE WHITE RABBIT COLLECTION. The students learned about the diversity of photographic works in the contemporary art world. They also investigated the historical and political elements of photographs as a media of creativity and imagination.

Staff: Ping Yan