Congratulations to all the students who participated in the DDSA Athletics Carnivals this year. The final event was held on Friday 20 November at RCC and all the students from the represented schools did a fantastic job, especially in the heat! Our students at Roleystone Community College were outstanding in their performances and sportsmanship. RCC had some amazing individual and team game results, along with excellent resilience, commitment and sportsmanship from all athletes.
A special mention to the following RCC students who received a medal in their year group and placed overall in the team games and relays.

Madison Kain:    Year 3 girls, First place
Riley Hole:          Year 3 boys, Second place
Gabriella Allen:   Year 4 girls, Third place
Chase Roberts:   Year 4 boys, Third place

Team Events
First place:          Year 3/4 Girls: Flag Race
                            Year 3/4 Girls: Tunnelball
                            Year 5/6 Boys: Multipassball
                            Year 5/6 Girls: Multipassball

Second place:     Year 3/4 Girls: Circular Relay
                            Year 5/6 Boys: Leaderball
                            Year 5/6 Boys: Flag Race

Third place:          Year 3/4 Boys: Multipassball
                             Year 3/4 Boys: Tunnelball
                             Year 3/4 Boys: Leaderball

Ms Rebecca Jackson
RCC Health and Physical Education Specialist

Recently the Torchlight Celtic Club took over the Media studio at RCC and set it up as a music recording studio.
Some of our students were involved in the recording, providing back-up vocals in the song, ‘Parting Glass’.
This was part of a community project sponsored by the City of Armadale and RCC’s wonderful P&C.
The students singing were; Ruby Mamakos, Kaelyn McLean, Breeanna Hartshorn, Ruby Watts and Lily Haskett.

Music photo

 christmas 1869533 340  Once again RCC is supporting the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal, in partnership with the Bendigo Bank, which is a great supporter of the                              College.  Every year RCC is blown away with how generous our community is and we hope that again this year we will be able to hand over a bounty of donations in Week 10.  The baskets will be placed in the usual spots around the College from Thursday 19 November.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Mrs Brophy and RCC’s House Captains.

Recently Associate Principal Steve Wolfenden had the pleasure to take six of our Year 10 students to Parliament House, for a special visit to meet our local MLC for the East Metropolitan Region, Mr Matthew Swinburne.
The students chosen to represent RCC are some of our brightest and best and all were very excited about the opportunity to meet Mr Swinburne. The special visit also included lunch, in the Parliamentary dining room, and a tour of Parliament House.
One of our students, Tom Saffioti, is related to current Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti. Ms Saffioti visited RCC with Education Minister Sue Ellery last term.
Enjoying the visit at Parliament House with Tom, were Campbell Morgan, Seth Peel, Danika Basc, Erin McIlwraith and Luke Monaghan.

matt swinburne photo 1  
Mr Swinburne was very impressed with our students, and said he thoroughly enjoyed their discussions on politics, their plans for the future and social media.
A fantastic opportunity for our students.

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This year’s theme of NAIDOC Week 'Always Was, Always Will Be', recognises that our First Nations people were Australia’s first explorers, first navigators, first engineers, first farmers, first botanists, first scientists, first diplomats, first astronomers and first artists.
The very first footprints on this continent were those belonging to First Nations people.
During the week at RCC students supplemented curriculum learning with understandings of the First Nations’ 65,000-plus year history of this country, and incorporated whole school learning, cultural connectedness to Country and the recognition of that history through a range of whole school and individual class activities across primary and secondary classes.
Activities included PA announcements of Dreaming stories, viewing of Noongar storytellers and sharing of oral storytelling, as well as investigations on indigenous methods of sustainability.
Students across the school contributed to a thumb print border for our Six Noongar Season Banner, which will be revealed in coming weeks. As part of our continuous learning and celebration of culture, Roleystone Community College will be participating in and sharing a range of other experiences through Term 4.
In classes students have created beautiful artwork, supported by their cultural understandings. Some include the wonderful Wagyl Rainbow Serpents from Room 4.6, Six Noongar Season Poster from Room 2.5, Boomerangs from Room 4.5 and Animal Paintings from Room 2.1.
Over the coming weeks stay tuned for more wonderful cultural experiences and opportunities for students and our school community.

Room 4.6 Wagyl Rainbow Serpents         Australia posters NAIDOC Week         Room 2.5 narelle brookes Six Noongar Seasons       Room 2.2 NAIDOC poster