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VCE graduate Georgia Ballingall has been recognised by the VCAA for her outstanding work, and will join other exceptional young artists for the 2021 Top Arts exhibition, part of the VCE Season of Excellence.
Top Arts is an exhibition of photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, ceramics, film and printmaking produced by VCE Art and VCE Studio Arts students, held at The Ian Potter Centre: National Gallery of Art.
An excerpt from Georgia’s Studio Arts folio.
For international students like Phuong Linh Nguyen, COVID-19 has meant visiting family back home in Vietnam for the holidays is out of the question.
Phuong Linh has been boarding at Beaconhills and is about to start Year 12, so couldn’t afford to risk not being able to return to Australia to finish her studies.
Fortunately she has found a warm and welcoming home in the Beaconhills boarding house and loves school, particularly with the chance to choose to study any subject she is passionate about, as well as the much smaller class sizes.
In her home city Hai Phong (the Red Phoenix flower city) – famous for its delicious ‘banh da cua’ soup – a typical day involves getting up at 6am and finishing school at 5pm. School life here is very different.
“What I like best here is probably the study .There are many new subjects here that I have never heard of in Vietnam, like Food Studies and Systems Engineering,” she said. She also loves the sporting facilities and after-school sport.
Phuong Linh wants to study medicine, nursing or IT at the University of Melbourne. For now, she is staying with her aunt in Sunshine until school starts: “in times of unpredictable epidemics, I think it is best to stay where I am!”
Head of Boarding, Kelly Cunningham said some of the College’s international students had not seen their family since the start of 2020. She said the boarding house aimed to create a home-away from-home for students, so they felt they had a ‘family’ to talk to and who cared for them.
VCE graduate Callum Pritchard has scored a second VCE Season of Excellence honour with his selection to Top Talks.
Top Talks showcases exceptional oral presentations from VCE Extended Investigation students. It will be held at the State Library on 4 March.
Callum’s topic is ‘How has Japanese cultural identity been portrayed in the American film industry since 2000?’.
Last year, Callum became the first Berwick Campus student to make it to Top Screen for his work in VCE Media. Congratulations Callum!
Year 12 art student Savannah Day will step in to the exciting role of co-curator of the Emergent 2021 VCE Graduate Showcase exhibition at Narre Warren’s Bunjil Place.
Emergent is an annual event featuring the art and design work of VCE students in the local region. This year it’s from 11 March to 11 April.
Savannah, pictured with Studio Arts teacher Maria Tsiagalos, is interested in curatorship and the experience will give her further insight into the field. She was selected from student applicants across the wider Casey region.
Art student Savannah Day (right) with Beaconhills teacher Maria Tsiagalos.
Georgia’s Top Art
Home away from home for international students
Callum’s top talk
Art student to help curate exhibition
Academic excellence across the board at Beaconhills
Donation of hope to the Monash Health Foundation
Aboriginal artefacts donation
Valedictory for the Class of 2020
College families give hope for Christmas
Congratulations Revd Mildred
Annual Dance Concert goes digital
Lesson on human right from Holocaust survivor for Year 9 students
Get set for the new Community Arts and Recreation Centre
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World Teachers’ Day
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Get ready for a return to school
Supporting our community through crisis
Term 2, with a difference
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Support for health care workers
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