Imagine Nagle in 2029 - Masterplan Released

Nagle College has released the details of their new Master Plan which outlines the projected building works which will be undertaken in seven phases between now and 2029. These new and refurbished buildings, which will be designed by Y2 Architecture, will provide more contemporary and functional learning and teaching spaces.

The first phase of the project includes administration upgrades (which were completed in January 2020) and a new music and performing arts centre with a 300-seat theatre and an increased number of music practice rooms to accommodate the growing number of music students. Additionally, phase one will upgrade the vehicle and pedestrian network, including improved bus flow and a welcome road connection to Peart Street with increased parking.

Phase two of the plan will include a new VCAL precinct to accommodate the increasing demand of Nagle’s VCAL program. Phase three will include new agricultural science facilities, including farm infrastructure, site sheds, and undercover project yards that help students connect hands-on learning experiences in agricultural pathways.

The remaining phases will include refurbishments to existing buildings, including the Humanities wing, staff room and library (phase four); the Maths and English wing (phase 5); the Science and Art courtyard (phase 6) and long-term administration upgrades (phase 7).

“We are excited with the new opportunities which these projects will offer our students as they undertake their learning in more purpose-built and functional spaces,” said Mr Neville Powles, Principal.

These new and upgraded learning spaces will provide Nagle students with a contemporary learning environment that will support them to become motivated and reflective learners who show ownership and take action.

Graduation and Reconciliation Cloak 10th Anniversary

Nagle College is proud to announce that Year 12 graduate, Harley Finn, is the recipient of the Graduation and Reconciliation Possum Cloak for 2020. Harley’s academic, cultural and sporting excellence – demonstrated since he was enrolled in Year 7 – make him a worthy recipient.

Nagle College acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of this land on which we learn, the Gunaikurnai people, and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and future.

Nagle College is proud to announce that Year 12 graduate, Harley Finn, is the recipient of the Graduation and Reconciliation Possum Cloak for 2020. Harley’s academic, cultural and sporting excellence – demonstrated since he was enrolled in Year 7 – make him a worthy recipient.

2020 is a special year. Nagle is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the cloaks creation, with permission from the Elders and under the guidance of cloak maker, Mrs Lee Darroch. Staff and students at Nagle College undertook the Graduation and Reconciliation Cloak project with respect, and with an understanding of the cultural and spiritual significance of the traditions that the possum skin cloaks uphold.

Nagle’s cloak, a sacred treasure, was bound by many hands including Year 9 Bushtucker students, the Class of 2010, Koorie students and friends, Nagle College staff, Koorie community and Elders. Nagle’s journey and the stories on the possum cloak continue to be shared each year with staff and students. It is a valuable learning experience.

Mrs Tania Holmes and Ms Toni Collins thank both the Koorie and the broader Community for their involvement and support in the creation of the cloak.

Neal Wilson Music Scholarship

Applications for the 2021 Neal Wilson Music Scholarship are now open. A $500 Scholarship will be awarded to a selected music student who is actively involved in instrumental music and intends to study classroom music up to and through their senior years.

Neal Wilson established and ran the Nagle College Music Program from 1978 to 1997. As Director of Music, Neal engaged countless students to the music program who have cherished the gift of music. Before coming to Bairnsdale and Nagle College, Neal was a Drum Major in the Australian Army Band. To this day we appreciate Neal’s contribution to our music program and thank the Bairnsdale RSL for recognising and continuing Neal’s legacy. This scholarship has been made possible by the generosity of the Bairnsdale RSL who wish to encourage students to develop and pursue instrumental music, both at Nagle College and throughout their lives.

Eligible students will be considered by means of a short audition/performance, their commitment to the instrumental program and performance in their College academic studies. A copy of the criteria is attached for your information. I encourage instrumental students from all year levels to consider an application. We understand that 2020 has not been a ‘normal’ year and as such the opportunities of music activities has been limited. Please refer to/list any involvement over the last 2 years when completing the attached form. Auditions will be held on either Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18 or Thursday 19 November - final date and schedule will be advised once all applications have been received.

Application forms can be collected from Student Reception or the Music Office and returned to the College (Student Reception) marked “Neal Wilson Scholarship” by 4.00 pm Monday 16 November 2020.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Andrew Long, Director of Music, on 5152 9932.

2020 Year 12 Outcomes

In this most extraordinary year, Nagle College is pleased to commend our 2020 Year 12 students on their achievements and successful completion of their secondary education. Amba Carr has been congratulated on being the VCE DUX of Nagle College for 2020. She achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 93. Sarah Stewart was congratulated on being the DUX of the VCAL cohort.

Neville Powles

Principal

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In this most extraordinary year, Nagle College is pleased to commend our 2020 Year 12 students on their achievements and successful completion of their secondary education. They have shown their adaptability and been prepared to persevere in such challenging circumstances. The outcomes for students were impressive for the 79 students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the 36 students studying the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). Students successfully completed these certificates and gained recognition for their work and effort. The 2020 Year 12 students are now looking forward to moving towards the next chapter of their life and taking opportunities giving them access to a wide range of options.

The principal of Nagle College, Mr Neville Powles, said that it was pleasing that 15% of students achieved an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) above 80. These scores were backed up by the whole student population with 78% achieving an ATAR over 50 and an average subject study score of 29.

The College is always looking to improve student performances and give them every opportunity to achieve as well as they possibly can. Our students have a strong track record of forging successful pathways in further education, training and employment once they finish secondary schooling – and the 2020 group can now look forward confidently to taking up opportunities to secure their future options.

Amba Carr has been congratulated on being the VCE dux of Nagle College for 2020. She achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 93. Amba is looking forward to taking a GAP year in 2021 and is giving further consideration to a range of tertiary courses which may include commerce and health. She gave particular thanks to Ms Kelly, all her Year 12 teachers and her parents and friends for all their support.

It was also pleasing to see many students achieving study scores over 40 across a range of subjects including English, Further Maths, Biology, Outdoor and Environmental Studies, Business Management and Physical Education.

Two students obtained the International Baccalaureate with their high scores acknowledging both personal and academic achievement. We congratulate Bree O’Neill and Milly Basford.

Whilst the current focus has been on the students who completed their Year 12 VCE studies, there is a significant group of students who completed their Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) certificates this year. Many of these have achieved outstanding outcomes even though it is still early times. Students are gaining full time employment, apprenticeships and traineeships.

Mr Powles congratulated Sarah Stewart who was the dux of the VCAL cohort. In a competitive marketplace students are being offered apprenticeships and local employers are pleased to employ Nagle College students. The students are reaping the benefits of an engaging and challenging applied learning program that prepares them with the skills to make an effective transition into the workplace.

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