Energy Breakthrough

Casey HPV 6 hour Event

Weeroona College Bendigo participated in the Casey HPV 6 hour event in which they placed 2nd by 6 seconds, a fantastic effort from the entire team.
To check the teams and further information regarding the event on Saturday the 25th of February click HERE.

Events

The RACV Energy Breakthrough program has had another busy year preparing for the 24 hour race at Maryborough. There have been several lead up events that we have competed in including:
• Bendigo Maddison – Ebony May in Year 7 won the junior girls category
• Casey hpv 6 hour event – Both our junior and senior (human powered vehicles) hpv teams competed strongly despite constant rain all day
• Cobden Challenge – we used this 6 hour test and tune day to help prepare both the hpv riders and the hybrid team for Maryborough

Significant Work

There has been significant work done on the hybrid car this year which has been converted from petrol/electric to ethanol/electric. Well done to the hybrid team that have assisted Mr Mark Adams with this work. They include Anthony Hawker, Mark Blume, Matt Wright, Darcy Hearps, Tim McLaughlin, Chris Buckland and Tim Crittenden.

Fundraising

The RACV Energy Breakthrough program also requires students to get involved in fundraising for the event, and this year the students have:
• Organised a BBQ at IGA Long Gully
• Taken part in the “Our School Raffle”
• Obtained support from local businesses who have provided goods and services to the program

Community Projects

As well as training throughout the year, students have also been involved in giving something back to the community. These activities help the teams bond together and also teaches students how rewarding community activities can be. This year the students have been involved in:
• Relay for Life, including having one of the hpv vehicles on wheels being ridden throughout the event
• Bendigo Easter Parade – our entry included students on a float/carrying banners/riding beside in the hpv vehicles
• A Trip to Elphinstone Primary School to promote the RACV Energy Breakthrough event. Students prepared a presentation for the students and then showed them how to ride in the hpv vehicles

Maryborough 2011

All of the WCB teams performed well at Maryborough this year. The hybrid vehicle had some difficulty with its electrics when there was 19mm of rain at the start of the race. However, overall it came 4th in its category. The junior team came 5th overall and the senior team came 6th overall.

Testimonials

Would you please pass on our gratitude to the Principal, teachers and support staff at Weeroona College. Thanks to their efforts, Mary has transitioned well into high school and has enjoyed the extra-curricular activities, such as basketball and Concert band. She has also achieved well academically and enjoyed her first year at your college.

Happy Parents

The Learning Community structures are an excellent model.

My child’s advisor cares about him holistically and this is important to me.

Overall, we are very happy with Weeroona College Bendigo. The teachers are always approachable and very informative.

We have found the energy and enthusiasm from the office staff, teachers, and principal outstanding. Keep up the magical work and we look forward to the coming years.

Parent Survey Responses