- Ulverstone Secondary College Calendar
- Principal's Report
- USC Assembly
- Year 7 Science
- Year 8 Report
- University of Tasmania Offers – Year 12 Students
- Girls Football Gala Day
- The Crystal Ladies
- Performing Arts at USC - Save the Date!
- Know The Facts About Vaping
- Young Endeavour Youth Scheme
- Little Athletics Tasmania
- Mersey Valley Devonport Cycling Club
- Tangent - Slipstream Circus
- Turners Beach Scouts - Community Car Boot Sale & Scout Open Day
- School Calendar
At our recent assembly we were joined by two special guests. Ky Wittach from N.W. Region Ambulance Tasmania, presented a certificate of appreciation to Bree for the mural art students created for the local ambulance station.
Mayor Fuller also spoke about Australia’s national floral emblem the wattle and presented the school with wattle trees to plant to celebrate National Wattle Day on 1 September.
On Tuesday 15 August, a group from Year 7C attended the Hive to participate in a Science workshop. The workshop was facilitated by a member of the Engineering faculty from the University of New South Wales. The workshop involved the students investigating solar energy by way of designing a solar powered car. The students participated enthusiastically and worked extremely well on refining their design. The design process involved the students trialling the racing of their cars.
Year 8 Reading Program
Year 8 students have been participating in a reading program over the last five weeks. Staff and students explored a range of different reading strategies and improved their skills in annotation, reading comprehension and identifying persuasive devices. Students particularly enjoyed having the opportunity to work in different groups.
Health and PE
The PE team has been very pleased with the Year 8s this term. They are elated with how the year group have taken to the dance unit and are enjoying the line dances.
This term in MDT, Year 8 students have just finished making toolboxes. They are now moving into making junior hack saws and using larger tools and machinery in the workshop.
Life Choices- Bullying
On Thursday 7 September, Year 8 students will be involved in a presentation delivered by Life Choices which educates students about bullying. The program is delivered by Brett Murray, Australian of the Year Nominee, former State Champion Boxer and State level competitor of five different sporting disciplines. Brett draws on his life experience to help deliver the Program. So, what makes Brett's story so engaging? Briefly, he was the victim of chronic bullying throughout his high school life. Brett's story is one of hope and teaches students that their past does not dictate their future.
A word from Tannah…my experience with women’s The World Cup Soccer
Hi! I’m Tannah and I play soccer for the Ulverstone Soccer Club in the youth girl’s competition. I was lucky enough to be randomly selected to be a flag bearer for the Women’s World Cup Soccer. In August, I travelled to Melbourne with my mum and we attended the Jamaica vs Columbia game. I got to spend the whole afternoon at AAMI stadium looking around and rehearsing. We also got to meet some of the players. Walking out onto the field was amazing; the atmosphere and the noise from the singing and chanting was something I’ll never forget. Being a part of one of the biggest sporting events in the world is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m so grateful I got to experience that.
A big congratulations to our Year 12 students who received early entry offers to attend the University of Tasmania in 2024. 100% of our USC Year 12 students that applied this year received offers.
Students have received offers in a range of diverse courses including Nursing, Teaching, Science and Engineering.
It is not too late for Year 12s to apply for university next year. Round 2 applications are closing on Friday 1 September. Please contact UTAS (Future.Students@utas.edu.au) if you need any support to apply or see Kate Reynolds at school for some support. You can download the UTAS 2023 Schools Recommendation Rubric criteria here to find out what students are assessed against through the Schools Recommendation Program.
On Friday 18 August our Year 7/8 and Year 9/10 girls football teams represented USC at the Girls Football Gala Day at Byard Park in Devonport.
The Year 7/8 team was coached by Aspen Auton and Aspen had the girls playing some good football. The girls played three games and managed to win all three. All of the girls played well with Gracie F, Olivia L and Caitlyn E leading from the front. The girls will now go on to play Marist in a couple of weeks to see who will be crowned as the champion of the North West Coast.
The Year 9/10 team was coached by Mr Wicks, and he also had this team playing some good football. The girls made it to the Grand Final against Devonport and despite taking it up to them they eventually went down in an entertaining game.
We would like to thank Mr Wicks for organising our teams and Jack Anders from AFL Tasmania for giving the girls an opportunity to be involved in the Girls Gala Day.
A big shout out to the Crystal Ladies, a group of wonderful women who volunteer their time to help those in need. These wonderful, retired women have hearts of gold. They meet regularly with the purpose of helping others. Two of the Crystal Ladies, Sue and Andrea, came in a couple of weeks ago to drop off multiple care packs for our students. Currently, some families are doing it tough and the students whom we have given these to have been very appreciative. The Crystal Ladies are sponsored by Andrew and Paul, H.P Horizons Disability Support, Tina at Dale’s Cleaning Service, Elders Real Estate Ulverstone and Shear Skin and Beauty at Shearwater.
The Crystal Ladies, Andrea and Sue along with AP Wendy Leonard and Emma and Mel who represented the school body to receive the care pack.
Upcoming Events on Offer
The biannual Community Concert will be held in the Leven Theatre on Thursday 21 September at 7.00pm. This evening of family entertainment will feature items from students in Years 7-12, including the USC Concert Band, Year 8 rock band, whole class dance performances, duologues, theatre sports and a high flying circus act!!
Tickets are $10.00 and will be available through Trybooking.com from 4 September (see poster for further details).
2023 Leggacy Cup
This year the Year 7’s will be battling out for the honours of winning the Leggacy cup on Thursday 7 September.
The Senior Leggacy Cup will be held on 26 October, with a new game, and other surprises in store!
We are looking forward to seeing you soon!
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