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Published by Avila College, 2018-09-07 00:42:16

7 September 2018 Avila College Newsletter

September 7 | 2018

From the Principal
Dare to Do is our theme for 2018 and once again the last few weeks have seen students and staff take up this challenge in many and varied ways with great outcomes. From competing
in the National Aerobics Championship and coming second; hosting transition sessions for Year 6's having their rst taste
of Avila, asking “R U OK?”, celebrating Wonder Women in music, standing for student leadership roles for next year and walking at lunch time for health and tness to being an Ambassador for 2020 Admission Interviews.
Daring has taken individuals and teams to new heights of excellence through action and celebrated great hospitality through community. Our Presentation and Gospel values have truly been visible.
Congratulations to all of our students whose daring to be exible and open to seeing in new ways, continues to build our continuously improving school.
To the Fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles and signi cant men in the lives of our Avila students, we hope that you enjoyed
a happy Father’s Day and if you didn’t make it to our “Carn’ the Dads Breakfast” last Friday we hope to see you next year.
If you did join us I’m sure the gift jar
of relish made by Ms Trembath’s VET Hospitality Class for the dads has been enjoyed and the father/daughter footy themed photo strip is on the fridge at home or the pinboard in the of ce.
September is the “Month of Creation”
in the Church. We are called to “walk together” as a community and to continue to journey toward better care of our common home. That common home is of course our earth. It’s a great big place, but we also have a small patch to care for at home and at school.
Our care can be environmental, pastoral, intellectual and spiritual among other forms of stewardship. This week is Child Protection Week and as always at Avila we endeavour to make our school a safe place for all.
As a learning community our mandate should also take a learning focus.
Dare we learn to see new opportunities for improvement and growth as individuals and for our community?
Happy Learning!
Dr Cotter
Dr Michelle Cotter
Exec. MBA, M.Ed. Leadership, M.Ed. RE, Post Grad. Dip. IT, Post Grad. Dip. Adult Ed., Grad. Dip. RE, B.Ed
35 Charles Street, Mount Waverley, Victoria 3149
T 03 9831 9600 [email protected]
Avila College acknowledges the Wurundjeri people, the traditional custodians of the land on which the College is built.

Child Protection Week
Gracious God, you said ‘let the children come to me.’
We ask that you strengthen and guide all in our Catholic communities. Grant us wisdom in our time to make decisions that protect children and the vulnerable.
May our families and communities - through love, generosity, commitment and patience build stronger communities, safe for our children.
Let your grace and love fall gently upon our young people giving them the inner strength, peace and resilience they will need for life’s journey.
We ask you, God, to help our Catholic communities to be resolute in creating environments where our children both ourish and are safe.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord

and Mission
Building Bridges - Interfaith Program
Elena Gallo
Year 10
Building Bridges was an opportunity provided to some
Year 10 students that enabled us
to experience and connect with other young adults of different faiths from other religious schools.
a unique story to tell. It helped me connect with people and make new friends.
As I spoke to many people and learned about their faith it helped me build bridges between our differences and see our similarities.
During our Creative Day we discussed issues as a big group with everyone involved in the program. We discussed equal rights, racism, differences and similarities between groups and acceptance. The dialogue between different faiths was extremely rewarding as
I heard perspectives that helped me gain understanding.
To balance the somewhat heavy subject
of the day, we also played dodge ball, basketball, volleyball and spent time in the library - through this we were all able to connect on the same level, nd common ground and have fun together as a cohort of Year 10 and Year 11 students. We also shared doughnuts and pizza and played a Religion Trivia Kahoot.
Through the Building Bridges program we all gained a mutual understanding across our religious and cultural diversities. It is conversations like the ones we had that will
We met with these students over various night sessions, which included talking to other students, eating pizza, and connecting with small groups through a set list of questions.
These questions gave all of us an opportunity to open up to a group of young students from different faiths and perspectives. Some questions were light- hearted, whilst others concerned heavier topics, allowing us to share a sense of understanding within our groups.
This eye-opening program gave me an outlook on the nature of other faiths and the individuals who believed in these religions. I learned that we are all more similar than what we think and we all have
Ms Carmela Marino
Director of Faith and Mission [email protected]
Tiana Chandraratne Chiara Smith
Grace Guiliano Caitlin Grima
Faith and Mission Captains

NEAA Conference | Re ections
Faith and Mission Important Dates
Sunday's Gospel Reading
Sunday 9 Sept
Mark 7: 31–37 Jesus heals the deaf man.
Sunday 16 Sept
Mark 8: 27–35
A follower of Christ must take up the cross.
Sat 8 Sept
Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thurs 13 Sept
Memorial of
St John Chrysostom
Fri 14 Sept
Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Sat 15 Sept
Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows
Thur 20 Sept
Memorial of
Ss Andrew Kim Taegŏn and Paul Chŏng Hasang
Fri 21 Sept
Feast of St Matthew, Evangelist
Stephanie Tenace Year 9
Every two years, Presentation schools come together from all over Australia to be part of the Presentation Schools’ Students Conference.
There was a beautiful old bridge that was built by the rst convicts to arrive in Australia.
The students completed a number of social justice and group activities which were also a great way to meet all the lovely people attending.
We also heard from guest speakers who shared their amazing stories and how they changed the world in their own special ways.
These inspiring stories have made a great impact on me and have in turn inspired me to make a change, no matter how small.
I learnt a lot about the Presentation charism, the care for others and hospitality,
I would love to continue in Nano’s footsteps and try to live out the Gospel just like Nano Nagle did.
This year the Conference was held at St Mary’s College in Hobart.
During the conference, we were able to learn about the Presentation schools and Sisters supporting children all over Australia to receive an education.
Nano Nagle believed that every child deserved an education. I was inspired by Nano’s acts and beliefs. I learnt so much from her teachings and am hoping to follow in her footsteps.
Student delegates from all over Australia learnt about the Presentation values and social justice.
As a special excursion, students travelled to Richmond, a quaint little town that houses one of the rst Presentation schools ever built in Australia.
We visited a church, attended a service and explored Richmond's historic surroundings.
into Faith
Lunchtime Mass
Tuesday 11 th September 1:15pm – 1:35pm
All students and staff welcome

and Teaching
Houston We Have Lift-Off
The Amazing Senior Space School International Study Program 2019
Students currently in Years 9 to 11 will have the opportunity to be involved with a highly immersive and inspiring Senior Space School International Study Program in December 2019. The Senior Space School’s program incorporates
14 days of problem-based learning, case studies, creative development and management training in locations such as the Johnson Space Center Houston and Rice University in the USA. Students
will talk and work with astronauts, engineers and scientists at NASA.
An information evening for parents and students interested in learning more about the program will be conducted early next term.
More information about how to book for the information event will be sent to parents before the end of this term. Stay tuned to learn more about this amazing international opportunity.
Subject Selection Update
The subject selection process for students in Years 8 to 12 next year has concluded and construction of the 2019 timetable has commenced. Whilst the timetable grid is under construction
no changes can be made to the
data. Students will be advised of the outcome of their subject preferences
in early term 4. Any student wishing to make a change to her selections will need to speak with the Deputy Principal Learning and Teaching in term 4.
Madeleine Franken
Deputy Principal Learning and Teaching
Mrs Madeleine Franken
Deputy Principal
Learning & Teaching [email protected]
Ms Angela Torelli
Director of Studies Y10-12 [email protected]
Ms Klara Baka
Director of Studies Y7-9 [email protected]

Practice Exams in Term Break
Students undertaking VCE 3/4 studies will be sitting practice exams in the second week of the Term 3 school holidays from Monday 1 October to Thursday 4 October.
Avila College prepares all students studying a subject at Year 12 level for their nal exams by creating the authentic experience of sitting a formal practice exam in each subject.
The conditions of the exam arrangements in the holidays match those of the external exams, not only in length, but also with the use of external supervisors and instructions delivered according to the VCAA script. Students should use the rst week of the holidays to revise in order to maximise their opportunity for learning from the practice experience.
Students will receive feedback on their performance early next term that will identify areas that they need to address to achieve success in their nal exams.
Naplan Results Released
The results from the 2018 National Assessment Program: Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests, undertaken in May by Years 7 and 9 students, were released recently. Individual NAPLAN reports were mailed to parents last week. Please note that as the VCAA only provides one hard copy per student, we are not able to issue duplicate reports to families.
Of course, the NAPLAN tests are only a snapshot
of a student’s ability in numeracy or literacy as demonstrated on a given day. The results are objective and standards-referenced evidence of
a student’s knowledge and skills in relation to
what is expected in mid-Year 7 and 9. Every test includes items that assess curriculum content
from year levels above and below the level assessed. In conjunction with other information about a student’s ability, the results can be used
to determine whether a student may be under- performing in class or whether more challenging work may be required. If there is a signi cant and unexpected variation between performance in the NAPLAN and assessment at Avila, we advise parents to contact their daughter’s English or Mathematics teacher for further discussion.
STEM-4-ALL | A huge success
Avila is proud once again in its second year to run our unique STEM-4-ALL Program. We are continuing our partnership with four of our feeder Primary Schools
to improve STEM outcomes in our students. Due to
the programs popularity, there has been an increased number of Grade 4 students taking part in 2018. Staff from the four feeder primary schools have indicated that the children are extremely engaged and making positive connections with the Year 8 students. Their scienti c language and inquiry skills are improving and the recent visit to the Avila College science labs proved to be an overwhelming success. In speaking to and observing several Grade 4 students during the lab sessions, it was evident that this experience was extremely rewarding as the children had the opportunity to work with Bunsen burners, various chemicals to test hypothesis and most importantly experience safe lab techniques.
The program is currently still ongoing and students are at the stage of sorting through data and writing up their experiments in preparation for the presentation evening which will be held on October 17 at Avila College.

Pastoral Care
Sensible Texting
As you will know, earlier this year our students participated in the Resilient Youth survey to investigate their strengths, mental health and level of hopefulness.
Whilst Avila girls had numerous strengths in areas such as sense of belonging, empowerment, feeling
safe at school and at home, and high educational engagement, there were some areas identi ed for improvement.
One such area is in regard to sensible texting times.
The survey de ned sensible texting times as between the hours of 6am- 10pm, with our results nding that:
• Year 7 - 39% of students texted at sensible times
• Year 8 - 36% of students texted at sensible times
• Year 9 - 29% of students texted at sensible times
• Year 10 - 23% of students texted at sensible times
• Year 11 - 14% of students texted at sensible times
• Year 12 - 11% of students texted at sensible times
(Avila College -
Resilient Youth Survey, 2018)
This data suggests that as students are progressing through secondary school, they are increasingly using their mobile phones during unhealthy times (between 10pm and 6am).
Phone use, or texting at night can have an impact on the sleep patterns of young people; with numerous studies highlighting links between late night phone use to poor sleep quality, increased stress and risk of depression.
So, what can we do to improve sensible texting times?
From a school perspective we will continue to educate your daughters about the impact of mobile phone use late into the night.
As in any partnership it is important to work together, so we encourage families to develop strategies for healthier phone use at home and where possible, role model this.
A good starting point is having a conversation with your daughter and asking her the purpose of using her mobile phone late into the night.
This can often provide an insight into the motivations behind her phone use and allow the family to explore some strategies to support her.
Ms Rebecca Scerri,
RMIT Social Worker Intern
Ms Janine Bauman
Deputy Principal Students [email protected]
Mrs Anne Stephens
Director of Pastoral Care Y7-9 [email protected]
Mrs Anna Marvelli
Director of Pastoral Care Y10-12 [email protected]

Child Safe Standards
Students Create the Future
Members of the Students Create the Future Committee have put together a video to explain, demystify and highlight the Child Safety Code of Conduct at Avila Collge.
Can't see the video? Watch it here:
Healthy Phone Tips and Ideas
Here are some recommendations to encourage healthier phone use.
• Provision of a charging station within the home environment where all devices go at night time, inclusive of adults in the home
• Encourage phones to be turned off 30 minutes before bed
• Developing an agreement that mobile phones stay out of bedrooms after lights out
• Encouraging the installation of an
F. Lux lter, to reduce the blue light emitted from the device and impact on brain waves
• Arranging for a digital alarm clock, so that phones are not being used at alarms in bedrooms.

STEM Women in Industry Day
Early on Friday 3 August, eight Avila students made their way to Ivanhoe Girls Grammar to hear from inspiring women working in the traditionally male dominated STEM industry. With the aim of ‘inspiring by curiosity’, the day was a wonderful opportunity to realise how capable we can be in STEM workplaces or positions of authority.
Our early morning tiredness was soon cured when the lineup of speakers
Emma began. From meteorologists, economists, CEOs and everything in between, we
were blindly stunned by the stories they shared.
Year 9
Here are the women that inspired us:
Dr Sue Barrel had a particular emphasis on 'following your passion', something she has done in her journey to Chief Scientist at the BOM. Of course, her work is greatly valued as we check the weather every morning but as well as forecasting, she has researched and worked on climate change policy.
Felicity Furey is a living and breathing example of 'women being the leaders of their lives'' as a quali ed engineer and founder of two social enterprises; Power of Engineering and Machinam.
Sarah Cirillo has worked on countless projects as a mechanical engineer and contributed to the design of the stage in the 2014 Sochi Paralympics. The robogals activity we undertook in Year 8 was partly due to her work whilst at uni!
Taryn James is no stranger to gender stereotypes, being the only girl in her Year 12 Specialist Maths class! Now she is working at Ford, making our cars more aerodynamic and environmentally savvy.
Chivonne Hollis was the rst girl to work at her workplace as an architect, the rst to have children and the rst to work part time. She is a strong example of not needing to be good at STEM to be successful at it; having disliked maths at high school and opting for arts.
Sharon Lei is an economist and has analysed a number of different industries. She loves using quantitative analysis to solve real world problems affecting everyone.

Kimberley Whitehead was inspired by her Methods teacher in Year 12 to become a civil engineer, where she has worked
on roads, bridges and won an award
for a Downpipe Diverter initiative from Stormwater Victoria.
I love that despite these successes she still has goals in mind to further enhance her STEM knowledge.
Kirsten Pilatti is the CEO of Breast Cancer Network Australia, and uses statistics every day to support her campaigns around prevention messages. She is smashing goals in her work whilst parenting.
A highlight of the morning was the Q&A session at the end. We discussed the challenges that these women had to face to get to where they are and how they overcame the doubts they inevitably received. It was brilliant to see women supporting women.
The messages we took from the day are most valuable: that you must do what you love; that in order to rise above gender stereotyping we must have con dence and a belief that we are just as capable and deserving of success as men and that we cannot let the notion of what we are supposed to be faze us from becoming what we want to be.
Overall, the conference was de nitely worth the early wake up call and we thank Ms Ryan for her accompaniment, the Maths Department for their funding and MAV for organising the day.
Year 9 French Excursion
Year 9 language students visited the city to experience French cafes and watch a French lm at ACMI.
Literary Judges
Members of the Avila Quill & Ink Writers Guild were invited to judge literary works prepared by Holy Family Primary School students for Book Week.

Debating and Public Speaking
Year 8 Public Speaker of the Year Competition
Congratulations to the nalists who competed in the Year 8 Public Speaker of the Year Competition: Colette D'Costa, Sophie Marinis, Shania Sun, Lynne Ng, Amy Crosthwaite, Milagros Vargas and Amy Mascarenhas.
For most of these students it was their rst opportunity to deliver a speech before a large audience.
The judge, Mr Lo, said that all of the students were sincere in their re ections on their topics with the winner, Shania Sun, producing a sophisticated and persuasive point of view on her topic.
Well done, Shania.
Rotary 4-Way Speaking Competition
Rotary each year has a very worthwhile Public Speaking Competition for Year 10's in which students must examine a position being held in society and test it against the guiding principles of Rotary:
• Is it the truth?
• Is it fair to all concerned?
• Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
• Will it be bene cial to all concerned?
The students competing this year
are Sanjana Nair and Paris Collins.
Sanjana was testing the statement by then Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd that Climate Change is our greatest moral challenge - and Paris was testing the proposal put before a Senate Committee by Deakin University that all students between 5 and 17 should be weighed and measured every 2 years.
Both girls analysed these positions carefully and delivered persuasive speeches. Their work was rewarded by being winners who now proceed to the semi nals! Well done Sanjana and Paris.

Santa Teresa Immersion Commissioning Ceremony
Jacqueline Vincent Year 10
On Monday 20 August, the eight Santa Teresa Immersion participants had the great opportunity of welcoming their parents to Avila College.
The night was an enlightening evening. Students highlighted what they are excited about and expressed how they hope to grow from this experience. We also learned how the Immersion has affected the lives of former student participants.
As the Immersion participants spoke about their
At the end of the night, the Santa Teresa Immersion students had a commissioning ceremony with their parents.
We lit candles to symbolise our commitment, preparation and obligation for this Immersion.
We had the opportunity to re ect on what these lights signify to us and how we may grow and develop from this memorable experience.
hopes and expectations, we realised that we are all looking forward to many of the same things.
The participants also talked about how they hope to become more informed and educated about Australian Indigenous heritage and to step out of their comfort zones.
We were also privileged to have past Immersion participants, Chiara Smith and Monique Mason re ect on the incredible effect this experience has had on their lives and how they have grown from their Immersion in 2017.

Year 9 Sliders Competition
Melbourne Writers Festival
Queen's Scout
Congratulations to Year 12 student Michala Jean who has achieved the Queen's Scout - a signi cant and noteworthy milestone in her scouting journey.
To attain the top award in each of the ve sections in scouting Michala has demonstrated initiative and sustained effort over many months and years, plus self discipline, teamwork and leadership.
Student of the Term Nominations
Nominations are now open for the Student of the Term for Term 3. This award is a recognition of individual students who seek excellence for themselves and our school.
The Principal awards the Student of the Term to one student from one year level each term.
The award recognises and celebrates student achievement in the "every day of school life".
It has particular focus on students commitment to Gospel Presentation Values as a member of the Avila learning community.
All Students and Staff can nominate a student by completing the google form located on SIMON in School Links/Local Links.
Nominations Close Thursday 13 September.

A Childhood Memory
Jasmine Fry
Year 8
Year 8 students wrote about a childhood memory using the structure Michael Morpurgo uses in his novel 'Private Peaceful', the current Year 8 English text.
The story starts in the present moment, now; then reverts to a memory.....
Sitting here on the comfy couch, we ick through the photos on the old camera, we come across a photo of me, my dad and my brother, when I was in Year Three and we were stand-up-paddle-boarding, in Noosa.
We were paddling out, me only being little my arms were starting to ache, but my dad being beside me, gave me a push.
We were out deep by that time, deep enough that we couldn’t see the sand on the bottom of the ocean oor. I looked over at dad and behind him in the distance, I saw a dark shadow with a n coming straight for us.
I started to panic my heart was pounding, like a beating drum. Dad told me to stay calm, and get on my hands and knees so I wouldn’t fall and look down.
I hesitated for a moment, but I looked down, and lucky I did, because swimming underneath our boards were three massive dolphins.
That was the best holiday ever.
Avila Calendar Dates & Events
Wednesday 12 September
Art, Design & Technology Exhibition Opening, 6-8pm
Thursday 12 - Friday 14 September
Art, Design & Technology Exhibition
Sunday 16 September
Santa Teresa Immersion Tour Returns Italian Study Tour Departs
Monday 17 September
SCSA Netball
Thursday 20 September
Sports Awards Night, 6.30-9pm
Friday 21 September
Term 3 Ends
Monday 8 September
Term 4 Begins
8am - 4.30pm

Music Festival Wonder Women
k your places today
men' in music by our talented Avila students, the women of the rom Mamma Mia, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Adele, Moana, Little Mix, ale composers. BYO drinks and nibbles to enjoy throughout the
evening, sit back and enjoy this night of pure wonder.
29 Aug 6.00-9.00pm

National Health
& PE Day

Sport & PE
Logan Sharrock Sport Captain
This year we have been very blessed and lucky to have a team qualify
for National Championships. Held the S&P team competed on the 26th of August.
Training every Tuesday and Thursday for 8 months, including during the holidays, led up to a single performance consisting of a 2 minute routine to a panel of judges.
We all knew how hard we had worked for this moment and were all extremely nervous, yet ready to perform.
The consistency throughout the routine of neatness, power, aerobic intensity and huge smiles left us in an optimal position in the rankings against our competitors.
We were all extremely nervous when the results were read out, yet knew that wherever we placed we could be proud of how far we had come. We were very fortunate to walk away from the competition with 2nd in Australia!
Nothing could have prepared us for our reaction when we heard our names called out.
A huge thank you to Ms Linossier, our coach, who has been there for 8 months of early morning trainings and has consistently pushed us, knowing we could improve.
A big thank you also to all who came to Queensland to support us on the day.
Thank you to Avila for all your support. We would never have made it without you!
Congratulations to S&P for your achievement. You should all be very proud.
Aerobics Nationals!
With Avila not having a team qualify for nationals in many years, the team embraced this amazing opportunity to work hard and make themselves, their coach, families and school extremely proud.
The team, consisting of Year 9, 10 and 12 students, was overwhelmed to nally make it to the top level, as most of the girls have been doing aerobics at Avila since Year 7.

Alyssa D'Amico Soccer Captain
SCSA Soccer
On Thursday 23 August three Avila College teams participated in the SCSA soccer competition.
After weeks and weeks of hard training, each team went on the pitch and gave it their all. Both the Intermediate Team and Senior team made it to the semi nals, while the Juniors faced tough competition.
Overall it was an amazing day full of laughs and amazing teamwork.
On behalf of all who participated, we’d like to thank the coaches who came to every training session and cheered us all on at the competition. We couldn’t have done it without you.
Thank you to all the girls who participated, you made my job as captain such a rewarding experience.

Flynn Day


Father's Day Breakfast
Our Most Valuable Players! The Dads turned out in force for Avila's annual Father's Day Breakfast hosted by the student leaders and Avila PFA. Starting with an amazing breakfast, a specially designed student video, and nishing with a take-home handmade relish for all the Dads, it was a celebration of the special males in the Avila community.




Pathways and Careers
VTAC Applications
Year 12 students are in the process of applying for tertiary preferences through the VTAC website. Timely applications are due 27 September.
CASPer Webinar
Conquering Code
(Girls Only)
Coding is the language of the future. At the Monash University (Clayton) Conquering Code workshop on Tuesday 25 September, girls can learn from female role models studying IT at Monash University. Register here.
Year 10 and 11 girls interested in where an IT degree can take them can attend an IT bootcamp on Thursday 27 September at the Monash Caul eld campus. This will enable students to be in the driver's seat for interactive workshops, hacking demonstrations and robot interactions. It's a free event, but students must register to attend.
All students planning on studying a teaching degree after Year 12 are required to sit a CASPer test that assesses non-academic attributes.
Students are encouraged to register and sign up to a live webinar where they can post questions as the CASPer Team run them through an information session.
The webinar will take place on Tuesday September 11 at 8:00pm AEDT for all applicants and test takers. Register at CASPer Webinar
Monash Extension Information Evening
An Information Evening about the Monash Extension program, which
is designed speci cally for high achieving students, will be held on Thursday 25 October 2018 from 6-8pm in the Central One Lecture Theatre at the Monash Clayton Campus.
Learn how an Extension Study contributes towards the ATAR;
how students receive credit when starting university, as well as getting a taste for university life.
More information and registration available here.
Ms Jenny Dunn
Pathways Co-ordinator
[email protected]
Ms Ann Boyce
Careers Teacher
[email protected]

Medical Imaging Courses in Australia
Medical imaging technologists operate X-ray and other imaging equipment, such as MRI and Ultrasound, to produce radiographic images which are used in the diagnosis and subsequent management of disease or injury.
Below are links to the specialised medical imaging areas, some of which are detailed in the Good Universities Guide: Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Medical Imaging Technology, So, you want to be a Sonographer?
M - Melbourne Campus
Medical Sonography
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any
84.70 (M)
Deakin University
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 22 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (any) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or at least 30 in Maths: Further Mathematics.
86.05 (G)
G - Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Monash University
C – Clayton Campus Ca* – Caulfield Campus
for first year, and then Clayton for remainder of course
Radiography and Medical Imaging
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology or Physics; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (any) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.
97.90 (C)
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in Maths: Further Mathematics or at least 25 in Maths: Mathematical Methods (any) or at least 25 in Maths: Specialist Mathematics.
83.75 (Ca)*
RMIT University
Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in one of
96.40 (B)
Radiations (Radiography)
Biology or Chemistry or Units 3 and 4: one of Biology or Chemistry; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (any) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.
Medical Radiations (Nuclear Medicine)
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (any) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in Chemistry.
88.65 (B)
Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in one of Biology or Chemistry or Units 3 and 4: one of Biology or Chemistry; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (any) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.
91.05 (B)
B – Bundoora Campus
Radiations (Radiation Therapy)


Sept 20 6.30-9pm
Guest Speaker | Brooke Stratton
Join us for Avila's annual Sports Awards Night with guest speaker Olympic Long Jump competitor Brooke Stratton. This is a chance to celebrate our student athletes across all sporting disciplines. Light refreshments served between 6.30-7pm.

Sept 12 6-8pm
Book for Opening Night
Join us for Avila annual showcase of Art, Design and Technology featuring the fashion runway show, sculpture and ceramics, mixed media, graphic design and art concepts. Light supper served.

Avila College Uniform Update | September 2018 Launch of New Optional and Redesigned Uniform Items
Avila College is delighted to announce the launch of three new uniform option items. In line with community sentiment towards providing greater choice and functionality in school uniforms, Avila College has introduced pants, shorts and a short sleeve shirt into the uniform range. These are optional only and can be worn as an alternative winter or summer uniform.
In response to student feedback about the transparency of the current white shirts (winter uniform), a new long sleeve white shirt with a heavier weave will be phased in. It also has a new cut and collar design.
New Optional & Redesigned Items
1. Long Pants (Winter Uniform). Avila branded navy blue pants.
2. Shorts (Summer Uniform). Avila branded navy blue shorts.
3. Short Sleeve Shirt (Summer Uniform). Avila branded short sleeve shirt.
4. Long Sleeve Shirt (Winter Uniform). Avila branded long sleeve shirt. (Phase in by Winter 2020)
Avila Uniform Range
The Avila College seasonal uniform options will now be:
Summer Uniform
A | Blazer, Dress, Jumper, White Socks OR B | Blazer, Short Sleeve Shirt, Shorts, Jumper, White Socks
Winter Uniform
A | Blazer, Long Sleeve Shirt, Skirt, Jumper, Blue Socks or Tights OR B | Blazer, Long Sleeve Shirt, Long Pants, Jumper, Blue Socks

Availability and Uniform Regulations
1. Long Pants – Available Now!
The long pants are now available for immediate purchase and wear.
2. Shorts - Available Now!
The shorts are now available for purchase from PSW. They can be worn in Term 4 as a summer uniform option.
3. Short Sleeve Shirt
The short sleeve shirt will be available for purchase from PSW from September 25. The shirt can be worn in Term 4 as a summer uniform option.
4. Long Sleeve Shirt - Phasing In
The redesigned shirt will be phased in and compulsory from winter 2020. The shirt will be available for purchase from PSW from September 25.
Questions and Answers
I don’t want to wear pants or shorts.
That is absolutely ne. The pants and shorts are offered as an option only and an alternative to the dress and skirt. There is no need to purchase or wear them unless you choose to do so.
Can I wear the short sleeve shirt with the pants or the long sleeve shirt with the shorts?
No. The winter and summer uniform options are designed as speci c sets.
The long sleeve shirt is paired with the pants for winter and the short sleeve shirt matches in with the shorts for summer.
Can I wear the short sleeve shirt with the winter skirt?
A. No.
Q. When do I need to wear the redesigned long sleeve shirt?
A. The redesigned long sleeve shirt will be available from September 25 and can be worn from this date. The phasing in period will run until winter 2020 when this shirt becomes compulsory.
The Student Uniform Committee has been a catalyst for these uniform updates.
We thank them for their work and effort. As with all changes, it will take some time for us all to adjust and going forward we will continue to work with students to review.

VCE Unit 3 & 4 Practice Exams 2018
MONDAY 1st October
8:30am - 11:45am
English (156)
8:30am – 10:45am
Literature (Ellie Kleins)
Literature (Emma Woolley)
12.30pm - 1:45pm
Maths Methods Exam 1 (57)
3:00pm – 5:15pm
Indonesian (5)
Italian (14)
Business Management (61)
Student Copy 1 Monday, September 3, 2018

TUESDAY 2nd October
8:30am - 10:15am
Further Maths Exam 1 (90)
11am – 1:45pm
Chemistry (40)
11am – 1:45pm
Psychology (Mia Huxable)
11am – 1:15pm
Classical Studies (12)
11am – 12:45pm
Studio Arts (27)
11am – 1:15pm
11am – 1:15pm
Business Management
(Amira Tilli)
2:30pm - 4:45pm
Accounting (Olivia
Literature (17)
Geography (19)
2.30pm – 5.15pm
Biology (43)
Student Copy 2 Monday, September 3, 2018

WEDNESDAY 3rd October
8.30am – 10:15am
Agricultural & Horticultural Studies (9)
Drama (7)
8:30am – 10:15am
Visual Communication
( Yasmyn Abdou-Topham)
8:30am - 10:45am
Global Politics (14)
8:30am - 11:15am
Psychology (40)
8:30am – 10:45am
Religion and Society
(Monique Larose)
8:30am – 10:45am
Religion and Society
(Kate Tidswell)
12:00pm – 1:45pm
Food Studies (6)
Product Design & Technology (Textiles) (7)
Music Performance (4)
12:00pm - 2:15pm
Maths Methods Exam 2 (57)
3:15pm – 5:00pm
Further Maths Exam 2 (90)
3:15pm – 4.30pm
Specialist Exam 1 (8)
Student Copy 3 Monday, September 3, 2018

THURSDAY 4th October
Religion and Society (30)
8:30am - 10:45am
French (14)
Physical Education (20)
8:30am - 11:15am
Physics (11)
8:30am - 10:45am
Accounting (17)
12pm - 2:15pm
Health & Human Development (47)
Revolutions (20)
12pm – 2:15pm
Physical Education
(Isabelle Schizzerotto)
12pm – 1:45pm
Studio Arts (Laura Glennon)
3:00pm – 5:15pm
Specialist Maths Exam 2 (8)
3:00pm - 4:45pm
Visual Comm & Design (15)
3:00pm – 5:15pm
Legal Studies (61)
Student Copy 4 Monday, September 3, 2018

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