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PSC smART Art Exhibition



smART Art Exhibition

Staff and students at Portland Secondary College’s smART Art program are celebrating its tenth anniversary this week with a major new exhibition at the Arts Centre.The exhibition, which opened Monday, features the works of students in a wide variety of media and techniques.


Student work created under this banner has enjoyed statewide popularity, with some items selected for showing in Melbourne. Art critics have called the works “impressive and intriguing”.“This year we celebrate the tenth anniversary since renaming our annual art show to the smART Art exhibition, proudly displaying talent from Years 7-11, coordinator Emma Baulch said. “The Year 12s have their very own VCE exhibition in October.” She said the work is in both two dimensional and three dimensional forms, with just about every medium used. From collage work, paintings, drawings and photographic prints to sculptures created from recycled materials and wire, the variety in the exhibition showcases the diverse and high quality skills passed on from the arts team, she noted.

The formal opening night was held on Wednesday 20th August from 5-6pm together with nibbles, drinks and live acoustic music.“The success of our previous and current art students emphasises the importance of having an art program within the curriculum for students from Years 7-11,” she said. “Students who have had their work displayed in exhibitions such as Top Arts and the Silk Cut exhibition or who have gone on to study or practice fine arts are evidence that the art program offered is of high standard, preparing our students for a competitive future in the industry. “It is important to display the students’ work to the community to celebrate the success of the students, and showcase their many talents.”  The show continues through September 5.


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Photo courtesy of the Portland Observer.



All Creatures Great and Small



A natural with animals, Portland Secondary College’s Tiarna Sulman, 17, is enjoying her traineeship at the Portland Veterinary Clinic.


Portland Secondary College student Tiarna Sulman, 17, the path to gaining her qualification to become a veterinary nurse has been a dedicated, and somewhat unconventional, journey spanning across the last three years.


After completing her work experience at Portland Veterinary Clinic in 2012, Tiarna began working casually with the clinic as a junior kennel hand while completing Year 11 as a VCE student.Fast forward to 2014, and she transferred into the senior VCAL program so that she can embark on a Traineeship in Certificate II in Animal Studies for Veterinary Nursing at Animal Industry Resource Centre.Upon completion of the certificate, she will be a qualified veterinary nurse.Currently, Tiarna works at the Portland Veterinary Clinic one day a week as part of her work placement, undertaking a number of different responsibilities. "Typically I monitor or assist with the spaying or castration of animals, help taking blood and screen samples, cleaning and assist with reception operation," Tiarna said.Genaya Quinlivan, one of clinic’s supervisors, is pleased with Tiarna’s progression."This is the first time that we’ve had a VCAL student and it has proven to be a really good program."She does so many things as part of her training, such as monitoring and assisting under supervision, medicating animals, plus walking and feeding too."Over the June-July school holidays, Tiarna has been able to come into the clinic regularly, receiving hands-on training in more specific areas."This week she is receiving training in pathology, where she can monitor, take and screen blood and urine samples," said Mrs Quinlivan.Already Tiarna has her eye set on the future once she finishes her senior year of VCAL, where she hopes to work full-time at the clinic as a veterinary nurse.




Portland Secondary College offers


• a diverse and interesting curriculum

• strong Pastoral Care and Mentoring Program

• we are an e-smart school

• supportive, caring environment

• quality teaching and learning

• teachers committed to professional learning

• expansive grounds and top quality facilities

• excellent community partnerships

• wide range of extra curricula activities

• excellent history of strong academic results

• strong instrumental music program

• extensive enrichment and enhancement opportunities

• access to a wide variety of Senior School programs including VCE, VET and VCAL




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To learn more about the opportunities that Portand Secondary College can provide for your child or to arrange a personal tour of our facilities please contact the school on 03 55231344.



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2015 Handbooks


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Junior Handbook - Before you print - please note this handbook is 78 pages

Senior Handbook - Before you print - please note this handbook is 135 pages