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Student Leaders clean up Portland beach

 

A group of 20 teenagers spent about six hours on Sunday cleaning up a section of beach at Discovery Bay near Bridgewater Lakes.The clean-up was initiated by three year 12 students from Portland Secondary College - Margy Doherty, Shae Smith and Claire Charman.Margy said the clean-up was organised because the beach was littered with rubbish."It’s our favourite beach, we go there on a regular basis and it was just becoming disgusting … beaches in Portland are kept tidier than this, so we decided to do something about it and 20 of our friends turned up to help," she said."We ended up with a trailer load of rubbish, mainly plastic bottles, some toothbrushes – items which have been thrown overboard from boats."The people at the Portland tip waived the fees for us when they heard what we had done, so that was really appreciated."Margy said another clean-up would be organised at the beach in the future."We’re hoping to get more people involved next time," she said.

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Indonesian Sister School Students get a taste of Portland culture

 

Vegemite, bush dancing and the cold weather are just some of the highlights listed for visiting staff and students from the Portland Secondary College’s Indonesian sister school. Twenty students and two staff members from SMPN5 in Yogykarta spent the week in Portland with host families, sharing in classes and the local community and experiencing the Australian home life.The group also took time to visit some of the region’s iconic attractions, including the Halls Gap Zoo, Bridgewater Bay and the Gorae West Christmas tree farm. To cap off their taste of Australiana, the school hosted a night of bush dancing at the Gorae West Hall, which showcased both traditional Indonesian and Australian dances.The torrential rain and single-figure temperatures did not dampen the spirits of the students, with many noting that they had never been experienced the cold weather before. "Bridgewater was a beautiful beach to visit," said Faisal Helfidiar Rachmad. "It was very cold."School mate Fikri Muhammad Akbar’s was excited to see a kangaroo, noting that it was impossible to witness something similar in his hometown."We come from the busy city of Yogyakarta," Fikri said."It has been enjoyable to experience a country town. It’s a lot quieter than the city."Teacher Ibu Madya expressed her delight in the experience for her students."The people of Portland and the host families have been friendly and sincere," Ibu Madya said."We have gained a lot from the visit and look forward to the Portland Secondary College students reciprocating with a visit to Yogyakarta in the near future."The students were farewelled by host families on Monday.

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Past Student, new fisheries officer for Portland

Fisheries Victoria has a new officer in Portland.Portland resident John Melis-Walsh, is one of nine newly-trained officers to be appointed across the state.He has lived in Portland all his life, aside from a year in South Australia when he was aged six and his time at Deakin University’s Warrnambool campus where he graduated with a Bachelor of Marine Biology.Mr Melis-Walsh said his interest in fisheries and the environment began as a result of his parents’ involvement in numerous conservation groups, getting him out in the field on weekends as early as he can remember."Portland is a beautiful coastline and I’m excited to be based here and looking forward to a long career with fisheries," he said.Fisheries education and enforcement director Ian Parks said the new officers have had 10 week’s training that covered everything from small boat handling to testifying in court."The training has been a comprehensive program to get the officers ready for their role as education and enforcement authorised officers for Fisheries Victoria."The nine new officers join an experienced state-wide team who are the vital front line in our efforts to ensure the sustainability of Victoria’s fish stocks."Mr Parks said the recruitment program began in August last year when 315 applications were received and the shortlisted applicants went through a competitive recruitment process involving psychometric testing, first round telephone interviews, face to face interviews and a scenario based assessment centre.

Past Student

 

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Graduation former Student

 

Former Portland Secondary College student Heidi McGrath recently graduated with a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience at La Trobe University, Bundoora. Heidi is currently studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.

 

Graduation former PSC student

 

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