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Loreto Blues are Back!

After a forced hiatus of three years, choirs were once again able to return to the Royal South Street Competitions stage this week. Loreto Blues competed in the Secondary Schools section which contained choirs from throughout Victoria and interstate. Loreto Blues’ original section was cancelled but showing the flexibility of true performing artists, the choir…

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Science Week Escape Room

To celebrate Science Week our fabulous Lab Techs, Robyn and Jenny, created an Escape Room at lunchtime for our students to enjoy. As well as a very cool trophy for the winners!! Over 50 students filled two science rooms to complete 10 science challenges in the shortest time….and the winner was….science!! It was so great…

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Year 10 Mindshop Excellence

Last week a group of entrepreneurial Year 10 students participated in the Mindshop Excellence Program. This wonderful program delivered in partnership with Commerce Ballarat and local businesses provides an invaluable learning opportunity for future young leaders, where students are placed within a local company and given a real industry problem to solve. Acting as ‘company…

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Cross Country Champions

We had a terrific day at Bundoora for the annual Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships on Saturday. Everyone completed the very challenging course in difficult conditions and we came away with three team medals; a bronze in the U/16 4km event, a bronze in the U/17 4km team event and a silver in the…

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Public Speaking Winners

This week, our students participated in the Legacy Public Speaking competition. Many talented young students spoke on a range of topics related to the ideals of Legacy. Congratulations to Olive Lanyon and Lainee Ballinger for receiving equal first place and to Lily Matthews who was the runner-up. It is great to see our public speaking…

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Ultimate Navy Experience

Three students recently had the chance to experience life as an engineer or technician with the Australian Navy at HMAS Cerebus. The students worked with members of the Navy by experiencing different workshops, training simulators as well as the chance to tour the recreation and living facilities. They also talked directly with Navy Technicians about…

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Bo and Spot the Robot

@ballarattechschool has recently taken delivery of a state-of-the-art robot called Spot and Year 11 student, Bo, who has been on placement at the Ballarat Tech School throughout Term 3 has become quite adept at navigating and exploring with Spot. Spot is an agile mobile robot from Boston Dynamics in America that navigates terrain with unprecedented…

Fourths Netball Grand Final Winners

BAS Grand Finals

It’s been a big week wrapping up some of our BAS Term 2 sports! This week, we have had various teams playing in grand finals. In an impressive achievement, we had all four grades of Senior Netball through to their grand finals, playing off against Ballarat Grammar. Here are the results: Senior Netball Firsts –…

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Ballarat Botanikids at Loreto

Ballarat Botanikids in action at the Little Flower today with our VCAL students. Vibrant. Creative. Fun. Nature. Community. Intergenerational! Our Little Flower Church radiated with a buzz of creative play, excited chatter and the tantalising smell of warm scones of coffee. Botanikids is a group where parents, grandparents, pre-schoolers and teenage students all come together…

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Winter Musical Delight

What a splendid treat for all those who braved the cold last night to come out and attend the Mid Year Music Concert in the Mary’s Mount Centre. From the opening musical Acknowledgement of Country to the closing spiritual sounds of the Loreto Blues Choir, the evening was a stunning display of raw talent and…