Assistant Principal's blog

Student Leadership Luncheon

George Massouris - Saturday, June 24, 2017

It is a great pleasure to bring together the college student leadership groups to end what has been an exciting semester. I'd like to  thank all our student leaders for representing the college with our school values of PRICE. I also would like to thank MsGunn and Ms Evans for the  incredible support they offer to our leaders.

This semester we have raised funds for worthy charities and created awareness of important causes. It has been a very busy semester.

Student voice is very important to me and plays a big part of my what I like to do at this school. I like  the students to feel a sense of responsibility, achievement and success. Students have their own way of doing things, and it is important that we allow them input to school decisions. This helps all students to become passionate about learning and love their school.

I look forward to delivering the lunch for them as a small thanks for the great efforts so far.

 

George Massouris

Assistant Principal

 

Reverse the Roles-SRC Free Dress Day

George Massouris - Saturday, June 24, 2017

The SRC were responsible for one of the most enthusiastically received free dress days in memory. The Staff in some cases were able to fit into their old uniform. This was a great day that had everyone wondering who was imitating and  who was real. I certainly looked for someone in a fine Italian suit and a silk tie. Maybe next time.

The State School Relief will benefit from the  money raised from this event. Thanks SRC.

Half Year Exams...Where to now?

George Massouris - Thursday, June 22, 2017


Half year exams have come to an end.
Congratulations,you got through the exam period. Many of you celebrated at the Senior Dance last week. A great night organised by your leaders. Now what?
Recharge the batteries during the upcoming holiday period. Maintain momentum.
To maintain momentum, no matter how intelligent, hardworking or naturally gifted you are, you must keep moving. To maintain a good work ethic, you have to keep motivated and keep working towards an end goal.
Don’t let setbacks get you down.
Perseverance is the key, you are only half way through. There is plenty of time to improve.
Work hard to achieve your goal in the second half of the year to achieve your goal.
Good Luck!

Create Festival 2017

George Massouris - Saturday, June 10, 2017

 

Last night the Create Festival proved to be a great success. Parents, teachers, friends and students came together to celebrate the fantastic work completed  this semester in our Year 9 Create Program. The theatre foyer was filled with some amazing work in Art and Technology. The performances later in the evening displayed some courageous, stirring and entertaining acts on our stage.

Eleven years ago a team of teachers led by Michael Bragge, Paul Evans and Hilary Baxter introduced us to this amazing phenomenon known as Create. I have attended most of the twenty one performances and I always come away excited about the amazing effort that goes into the production and the talent that lies among our students just waiting to be nurtured. 

I would like to thank all the teachers for the special work they have completed with these students  to bring them to a point where they can showcase  their  efforts in front  of a large audience. In  particular the valuable work done behind the scenes to ensure the  students were supported. (setting up, lights, stage work, sound, packing  up) Thanks to our Create leader Josh Mitchell for bringing it all home. 

Many of the acts featured will appear again on the stage or exhibit work at college events over the next few years.So many of our talented students step up at this event. Our students get a great sense of achievement from  participating in this experience.The organic way these performances develop bring about a confidence in most students that only becomes stronger from this moment on forever. Create has a way of lifting everyone up a  little .

I had a great night out.

My camera would like to show you how I feel about Create.

 

regards

George Massouris

Assistant Principal

Cranbourne Secondary College

2017 Battle of the Bands

George Massouris - Wednesday, June 07, 2017
The Battle of the Bands was hosted at our school theater recently. Our young talented musicians received the awards for best guitar and also for best bass guitar. This competition features some fantastic local talent. Once again our students displayed there remarkable talent. Check the  link below and see for yourself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqa7mje6qNM&list=PL3BN1On2xS1Hb-wZHNd3Ig3TTNmN4wJWc&index=1

Our band was sensational. They played 3 songs that were received with wild reactions from the audience. I am very proud of the achievements of  our  Performing Arts students. They always unearth performances that are unique and exuberant.