NDIS Information session in Wedderburn

The National Disability Scheme (NDIS) is the biggest social reform since Medicare. It will roll out in the Loddon region in May 2017.
In order for individuals with a disability and their carers to be prepared for the scheme, free information sessions are being provided in our area. Wedderburn Community House hosts Wedderburn session on the 19th of October.


Bendigo Health CAMHS & Schools Early Action Program

Have you ever thought about wanting some new ways to help your child cope with the ups and downs of life? To help teach your kids about strong feelings and how they can manage them better? To learn parent approaches to remain calm when things get stressful in your family?

These feelings skills are really important to help children make and keep friends, do well at school and feel good about themselves.

Parents of children in Prep to Grade 6 at Wedderburn College have an opportunity in Term 4 2016 to participate in a free parent program. It is an 8 week program which runs from 1.15-3.15pm at the Wedderburn Football Club rooms.

The group will commence on Thursday 6th October 2016 and conclude on Thursday 24th November 2016.

If you would like to find out more about the program, please come and meet Kerry Holland and Jane Azul from Bendigo CASEA (Bendigo Health) from 3-3.30pm on Thursday 25th August 2016 at Wedderburn College.

If you cannot make this time and would like some more information on the program please call Kerry or Jane on Ph. 5442 7596.

If you attended an information session in term 2 and would still like to attend the group program, please phone Kerry and Jane to let them know.

Parent Group Details

Commences:      Thursday 6th October 2016

Ends:                  Thursday 24th November 2016

Duration:            8 weeks

Time:                  1.15-3.15pm

Location:             Wedderburn Football Club Rooms

Cost:                   Free

Bendigo Health CASEA Contacts: Kerry Holland & Jane Azul   Ph. 5442 7596.

New Staff at Wedderburn College in 2016

Wedderburn College is delighted to welcome four new staff into the school in 2015. Mr David Steed, Miss Sheba Gurm, Miss Laura Trembath and Miss Kim Greenwell are thrilled to join the team at Wedderburn College for the new school year. All four teachers said they are full of optimism and anticipation for their year ahead.

Sheba comes to the college as an experienced teacher from Rowville Secondary College in Melbourne. Sheba will be teaching VCE Chemistry, Science and Mathematics.

Laura graduated from Latrobe University in Bendigo last year. Laura is teaching in the Year 3/4 classroom.

This is Kim’s fifth year in the teaching profession as she joins the team at Wedderburn. Kim comes from Kangaroo Flat and shows her diversity by teaching English, Humanities, Science and Mathematics at Year 7.

David commenced at Wedderburn College in 2015 but now takes over the reins in the college’s music department after the departure of Jenny Wagstaff. David will be leading our dynamic and popular music program at the college.

The Wedderburn College community extends a warm welcome to the new staff and anticipate a rewarding and enjoyable year in the learning community.

Photo (from right to left): David Steed, Laura Trembath, Sheba Gurm, Kim Greenwell with Wedderburn College Principal, Margaret-Anne Wright

School for Student Leadership – Update

Five students (Nikita Glenister, Lily Witham, Jazz Wilkinson, Rex Stephenson and Sam Lockhart) from Year 9 have headed off to Gnirad-Gundidj for the entire term to attend the School for Student Leadership. each week we’ll provide everyone with an update, but you can follow their progress online – see links below.

Website: Gnurad-Gundidj Website
Facebook: Gnurad-Gundidj Facebook Page

From Gnurad-Gundidj….

Hello Everyone!

I hope that this e-mail finds you all happy and well. We are into our third day of the program now, with yesterday being ‘Teams Day’, which essentially consisted of a whole series of games and activities with the sole focus of helping the students get to know each other. Your children/students from Wedderburn College are teamed up with the students from Williamstown High School (Who are taught by Mr Bronson Valpied) and together they form the 13 members of team 2A. If you ever see photos on our website or Facebook page which mention 2A in the title or caption, then that will be our group on display.

All of 2A really appear to be having a wonderful time. There are new friendships being formed, roommates who are getting to know each other, duty roles being fulfilled (2A are on duty tomorrow, which means that they will be doing tasks for the whole community such as washing up after meals and mopping the floors) and simply familiarising themselves with their new environment.

It really is a privilege to see so many happy faces around the campus who are willing to get involved in the program and also spend time getting to know us (the teachers) and each other.

Tomorrow, the students of 2A will explore our local area, such as ascending and then descending into our closest volcano, Mount Noorat, which was once a significant meeting place for numerous indigenous tribes of south-western Victoria. They will also have an introductory lesson to our mountain bikes on Thursday and then go for a short ride around Glenormiston.

Lastly, today the students have been brainstorming ideas for their Community Learning Project, which will be their major focus during their time with us – and once they return home.

Relay for Life

Congratulations to our enthusiastic and caring VCAL students who participated in the Relay for Life for the first time this year. Walking through the night experiencing cold and rain didn’t put them off. What a great effort. Fantastic support too from the amazing staff team at Wedderburn College. Special mentions to Tristan Leitch and Annette McNamara who led the event for Wedderburn College.

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Wedderburn College 2015 Student Representative Council

2015 SRC Reps

After nominations, speeches and class voting, the 2015 SRC have been officially elected, eager to represent their peers and assist with decision making, social events and fundraisers. Congratulations to our student representatives. The initiative that you have shown is to be commended and we look forward to working with you in 2015.

Absent: Maddy Campbell, Adrian Humphrey, Monique Vella, Olivia Holbert, Brandon Wiggett
Back row: Tobi Shelley , Sarah Gordon -Cook, Ebony Martin, Ashley Younghusband, Byron Villani, Zoe Coombes, Simone Jackson
Front Row: James van de Wetering, Ella Bailey, Zac Slide, Nadia Martin, Lyndy Stephens, Chelsea Cunningham, Macey Jaques

College Whole School Assembly

All parents and community members are invited to attend the College’s first whole school assembly for 2015.
The assembly is on Monday 23rd February at 11.30am in the KLC.
SRC and Sports House Captains will be presented with their badges during the assembly by Louise Staley (Member for Ripon).
There will also be a range of presentations from across all year levels in the college.
Source: Latest Wedderburn College News

2015 Swimming Carnival Champions

2015 Swimming Champions

2015 Swimming Champions

Wedderburn College has another round of champions after Friday’s Swimming Carnival.

Front row L-R: Sam Lockhart, Mikala Mcneill, Nathan Crowe, Tess Jackson, Aliza Lockhart, Neve Nisbit, Finn Turnbull
Middle Row: L-R: Rochelle Vella, Laura Van De Wetering, Josh Turnbull, Laura Witham, Monique Vella, Oscar Van Veen, Jordan Woodfield.
Back Row: L-R Carly Isaac, Tim Isaac, Rhordan Holt.

8 in a row for the mighty Ansett at the Wedderburn College House Sports

On Friday, 6th of February Wedderburn College sports house ‘Ansett’ yet again proved too hard to beat, after winning this year’s House Swimming Carnival. After winning the aggregate shield competition for the last 6 years, Ansett finished on 673 points whilst Jacka finished on 419 points. The house shield was gladly accepted by House Captains Thomas Jackson and Emma Lockhart.

Participation was high with many students competing in more than one event for the day.

The following students were the age group champions for 2015:

Age Group Boys House Girls House
Golden Goggles 3/4 Nathan Crowe -Williams Ansett Neve Nisbet Ansett
Golden Goggles 5/6 Finn Turnbull Ansett Aliza Lockhart Ansett
11 years Zac Slide Jacka Aliza Lockhart Ansett
12 years Finn Turnbull Ansett Mikala McNiell Ansett
13 years Oscar Van Veen Jacka Tess Jackson Ansett
14 years Sam Lockhart Ansett Rochelle Vella Ansett
15 years Jordan Woodfield Ansett Carly Isaac Jacka
16 years Rhordan Holt Ansett Laura Van De Wetering Jacka
17 years Tim Isaac Jacka Monique Vella Ansett
Open Josh Turnbull Jacka Laura Witham Jacka


Meet Wedderburn College’s Preps!



Wedderburn College today welcomed 7 new excited prep students to the school. Their day started off with a morning tea and introduction with their parents, before engaging in learning activities with their teacher Tanya Chalmers. All prep students displayed great enthusiasm and enjoyed their first day of school making new friends.

Preps 2015

Photo L-R: Olivia Hogan, Jacob Ward, Eleanor Dooley, Kiara Gough, Tanya Chalmers (Teacher), Olivia Walker, Aiden Wingfield, Emily Caruana.