April 17

Principal’s Writing Competition

Inaugural Principal’s Writing Competition

Prompt: “What lies beneath”

  1. The competition is open to all creative pieces of any style and form.
  2. Students are allowed one entry in the competition.
  3. Entries can be a short story, poem, lyric, informative essay or discursive piece.
  4. This is a school wide competition and is inclusive of both Bayview and Pasco campuses; however, each campus will have different prompts and categories.
  5. Absolutely no plagiarism of any kind; previously submitted entries or any plagiarised work will automatically disqualify entrant.
  6. Pieces are allowed an open word limit, but should not exceed a 50 word minimum and a 2500 word maximum.
  7. Prompt can be used as the starting sentence or overall theme.
  8. All entries must be submitted online via email to writingcomp@willihigh.vic.edu.au with the subject as: [Your Full Name: Title of Submission] or by another negotiated source (such as in hardcopy, in person to Mr Catalano).

The winners of the Semester One Principal’s Writing Competition will be given the opportunity to attend the Melbourne Writer’s Festival, which is from the 24th of August to the 2nd of September.


The Judges panel will consist of three teacher judges and two student judges.


All students must submit their entries by the 11th of May 2018.

July 19

LOTE Week Competition 2017

Win! Win! Win!  

Williamstown High School LOTE teachers are organising an essay writing competition for Junior and Senior students.

The topic for the Senior kids is: 

“The 2016 Census results show that we are becoming an increasingly ‘monolingual’ state and that the issue of second-language education in Australia requires ‘urgent’ attention’. Discuss why second-language learning and intercultural awareness is critical in a globalised world”

Students must refer to the recent article on the Census to respond to this topic:


All students from Years 10, 11 and 12 are to respond to the same topic (in ENGLISH), with individual winners in year levels to be awarded. All responses must be under 1000 words in length and submitted to: matthew.grose@willihigh.vic.edu.au before 3pm on 28th July.

There are prizes for the winners, including travel and luggage packs from World Strides, brand new Lenovo tablets as well as a 3 night complimentary stay in a Hotel in Legian Bali.

May 11

Newport Youth Film Festival

NYFF will be held on the 30th of June.

Submissions close 2nd of June. NO LATE ENTRIES.

For producers of films by people who are aged between 12 – 25.

Category 1: Film produced by person aged between 12 – 17.

Category 2: Film produced by person aged between 18 – 25.

The winners of these two categories will each receive a prize.

Maximum length of short films to be 15 minutes or less including titles and credits

This year, NYFF will be held at the newly renovated Newport Community Hub.

Anyone can come and see the films, but only films made by people aged between 12 – 25 will be shown. The films will be judged on the night by a panel of judges and prizes awarded to the Producer of the winning films or an associate.

There are no rating limits on the films. However, all films will go through a review panel process. The Review Panel reserves the right to disallow any films believed to be too explicit, gratuitous or in extreme bad taste. Warnings will be given before any film that contains harsh, mature or potentially disturbing content.

The submission form must be completed and submitted by the Producer. Incomplete entry forms will not be accepted.
Visit: http://newportyouthfilmfestival.com for all the details. 
The festival is not for profit. It’s run by a group of individuals who love film and want to give people the chance to show their creations to a wider audience and for them to gain some acknowledgement for their work.