There is always plenty of craft projects and activities being undertaken on both campuses.
The College always appreciates any donation of art and craft materials. If you have any spare material, wool, craft equipment (needles, hooks etc), wire, beading materials, paint etc we would love to hear from you. Please call 8599 0500 to discuss dropping them off at either campus office.
The Mosaic Mural Finally Revealed!
A work in progress since 2014, the Mosaic Mural has finally been installed on the end of the S wing, and most fittingly, at the entrance to the Ceramics and Art wing. Those of you who use the car park would have no doubt noticed the colourful panel, depicting the local Bayside coastline, native birds and flowering vegetation.
Huge thanks go to local artist and teacher, Jane Burn created the concept and donated her time to work with year 8, 9 and 10 Ceramics classes at various times during 2014-15 to create this masterpiece. It has been a mammoth team effort and thanks go to the many students who over the last couple of years participated in producing the colourful birds, foliage and flowers and later glued them to create the design. Finally to Colin Mills who installed the panels and Fiona Pollard and her team of parent helpers, Kathleen Smith, Lynne Pennington and Sandra Dickson, who finished off the panel by undertaking the messy job of grouting it all in one day! A sensational team effort!
Maria Morabito, Ceramics/Art Teacher
MAD Knitting – Senior Campus Thursday Lunch times
The senior students are picking up the needles and working as a team to knit some items for charity this winter. Needles and wool would be gratefully accepted if you have a stash you would like to get rid of. We are starting with squares and strips which can be turned into scarves or sewn together to create blankets, and are looking at some great beanie patterns. We meet each Thursday lunchtime in the Textiles room on the senior campus.
Suzanne Arnott, Art, Textiles and Digital Technologies Teacher, VET Applied Fashion Trainer
Maker Space – 7-10 Library Craft Lunchtimes
Do you have a spare lunchtime? Would you consider sharing a skill with students?
The MakerSpace @ Sandringham College is a dynamic programme where we share our knowledge and/or practical skills in a supportive forum. It is designed to broaden the experiences of interested participants. So far we have had sessions in: Mother’s Day pocket letters, film and photography, pine needle baskets, beginners knitting & crochet. Coming up we have: Colouring for Calmness. Would you offer your expertise to a small group of students, and enrich their learning? Could you teach yoga? Circuitry? Drawing? Or something else?
To volunteer you need a ‘working with children’s check’ (free for volunteers) or VIT registration if you’re a member of the teaching service, and a modicum of enthusiasm.
Contact: Sharon Brookes @ Sandringham College 7-10 campus on 9599 5614 or Brookes.Sharon.S@edumail.vic.gov.au
7-10 campus SRC – Decorating Rubbish Bins Project
To bring awareness to the topic of environmental protection and improve rubbish removal, Sandringham College students painted the school yard bins on Years 7-10 campus.
Sandringham College 7-10 Campus SRC, Kim Russell