To wrap up the school term, French students were treated to a couple of excursions. The Senior class enjoyed a film at the French Film Festival, and the Juniors had a meal at Roule Galette on Flinders Lane.
by Hagan (English teacher) The latest honey harvest is in. Maddix (yr 9), Vincent (yr 12) and Amalina (Science teacher) seized on a sunny afternoon to climb up on the carport and make sure the bees don’t run out of space in their hive.
by Hagan (English teacher) and Senior English Homeroom Last Friday, after a long ride in a bus hired specifically for the occasion, the Junior and Senior students (years 7-10) all arrived at Nangak Tamboree wildlife sanctuary at La Trobe University in high spirits, with hopes of a grand day. We walked into the sanctuary surrounded […]
by Hagan (English teacher) As usual, Scott (Literature teacher) ran the Annual Alia Trivia Night last Friday, with questions prepared mostly by Ashlee (Accounts administrator). A lot of jokes were cracked and a lot of fun was had. Unsurprisingly, the night ran a bit behind schedule, but no one seemed to mind. We held the […]
by Hagan (English teacher) A year of challenge. A year of struggle. A year of working together, and working alone. A year like no other. Year 12. Oh yeah, and 2020. Congratulations to the students of Alia College who have come through this doubly unusual year. We wish you all the best in whatever comes […]
by Hagan (English teacher) Nobody knew if camp would happen this year. Restrictions might have prevented it, and if not restrictions, the difficulty of finding a place that could take 60 or so people at short notice. What do you do when faced with such uncertainty? Go with what you know. We’ve camped at Euroa […]
by Hagan (English teacher) At the end of Term IV, we moved the bees from from their winter hive into a summer hive. The winter hive is smaller, so the bees don’t get too cold. The summer hive is larger, so the bees can keep cool by moving air through the hive. When it gets […]
by Hagan (English teacher) When Donald Rumsfeld stated the obvious about known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns, he missed a category — the known unknowns, or the things you don’t want to know about. For some, the Colac camp is such a mystery. They have the opportunity to come face to face with a […]
By Joshua (Year 11) Despite ongoing efforts by members of the public to convince governments, businesses, and consumers to reduce their contributions to climate change, the crisis continues. Recent climate change protests, while in good spirit, have had no measurable effect on greenhouse gas emissions. No-one wants to sacrifice their own lifestyles if they don’t […]
by Hagan (English teacher) An ancient tradition Before a teacher is really a teacher they have to complete a series of tasks worthy of an epic poem. Such a poem is beyond my skills as a chronicler. And so, a blog post. First, the teacher must confront a horde of angry townsfolk, then navigate a […]