Clean Up the Rup – SRC Initiative

In week 4, the Student Representative Council ran the second “Clean Up the Rup” competition.  It was great to see students from all year levels contributing to making our school community a cleaner place by collecting rubbish.  Each bucket collected gained the student or staff member an entry into the draw for a $50 voucher, and also canteen vouchers.  Congratulations to Claire from Year 8 who won the major prize.  The SRC will be running another “Clean Up the Rup” in Week 7.

Engage – Hands-on Program

In Term 2 Week 7, the Engage Program commenced with 30 + students enrolled. We have now had over 90 students referred to the program from years 7-9, we are working through these referrals with a detailed process establishing students’ priority for entry.

Projects students have completed to date include; building a kitchen, painting, timber tables, nib wall, storage room set up, weeding, laying rock paths, fence removal and planting. Inquiry projects currently being explored centre around the school grounds and will soon progress to exploring the local communities students of KWRSC come from.


National Science Week 2023

Our science classes got a head start on science week at the beginning of August with the loan of a Scanning Electron Microscope for two weeks! Our students were keenly exploring the microscopic world with this year’s Science Week Theme – Innovation: Powering Future Industries.



Last chance for golden tickets!

The production of Koo Wee Rup Secondary Colleges’ own, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory performance dates are:

Click the link to book your tickets!

Bring your golden ticket to a world of pure imagination!


Staffilda’s vs. Year 12 Soccer Clash

In honour of our Matildas our Staffilda’s versed the Year 12’s in a friendly match of soccer. It was so nice to see the entire college come to the hockey pitch in support.

Our Year 12s narrowly defeated the Staffilda’s in a penalty shoot and we couldn’t have asked for a better match!

Congratulations to everyone involved and most importantly to our Year 12 team.



State Cross Country

Congratulations to Miley W. for representing our College by competing at the School Sports Victoria State Cross Country competition, placing 30th out of 102 contestants.

STEM Workshop at RMIT University

Students from Years 7 to 10 had the opportunity to take part in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) workshop on 10th August. The workshop was conducted by a team of university students and staff from RMIT University who visited us as part of their STEM outreach program. The event was attended by around 35 STEM enthusiasts from our school, who enjoyed building models of rockets out of paper and testing their models on a launching mechanism. Everyone who participated thoroughly enjoyed doing this hands-on activity and experienced the testing and improvement stages of the engineering design process.


Tree Planting Day

On Tuesday 18th July 40 students and 4 staff held a school planting day. This was a group effort between the KWRSC Engage Program and the school’s Sustainability group. Students from years 7- 12 were involved. They planted 1100 Native and/or indigenous trees and shrubs throughout an area of the school called the Ngalinggu Trail. This area is currently being rejuvenated to attract frogs, and bandicoots and as an outdoor learning space for our students with a trail running through it. The project has generously been supported by Beach Energy, Westernport Swamp Landcare and Adrian Develyn from Urban Resource Management, all of whom have donated funds and materials to rejuvenate the area. The Sustainability group and the KWRSC Engage Program team continue to collaborate in the Ngalinggu trail area with the Engage students having just finished laying the rocks to the trail throughout the area.

The KWRSC Engage Program also had PPE, cleaning products, a BBQ, and shovels generously donated by East Pakenham Bunnings. We have also just been informed of a successful grant application through the Bendigo Bank Community Grants program. All the community generosity we have received to date is truly appreciated and will enable the types of inquiry-based hands-on projects the students in the KWRSC Engage Program can complete even better.

Thank you sincerely to Beech Energy Westernport Swamp Landcare Group, Bendigo Bank, East Pakenham Bunnings and Urban Resource Management.

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