September 3

Origami Balloons

Balloons pollute the planet & kill wildlife. 

Helium is a FINITE resource – when its gone…its gone!

Choose an environmentally friendly alternative instead. Learn how to make:

Origami Balloons

 Wednesday 5th Sept 2018, in the Library at lunchtime with Momoko.

To find out more, visit:

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 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: 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.