The Tallangatta Herald, the local community newspaper, is produced by Tallangatta Secondary College. Students have the opportunity to develop skills in journalism, photography and design. The paper is produced on a fortnightly basis throughout the year.
DEBATING AND PUBLIC SPEAKING
Each year students from Tallangatta Secondary College participate in the Rotary Debating Competition and the Lions National Public Speaking Awards. These activities allow students to develop their communication skills. All teams have successfully represented the College at a highly competitive level in the past.
YOUTH CREW PROGRAM
The Youth Crew program provides students with the opportunity to engage with local community groups, develop leadership skills and complete nationally recognised training. The Youth Crew program began in 1997 and is run as a partnership with Mt Beauty Secondary College and Corryong College, local CFA brigades, Forest Fire Management Victoria and Parks Victoria. Over the course of the program students learn firefighting and emergency management skills as well as completing their first aid certificate.
In addition to the classroom music program, Tallangatta Secondary College offers instrumental lessons where students are able to learn an instrument of their choice. Instruments offered include flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, drums, piano and voice. Students who participate in this program receive a small group or individual lesson per week, for half an hour. In addition, instrumental music students participate in the college ensemble program, which consists of concert band, rock band jazz band and choir.
This year’s college production will have all the glitz and glamour of the Cannes Film Festival. Aptly named, BolgaFest, students and staff are busily creating our very own gala night, which will showcase the many talents of TSC actors, make-up artists, costume designers, film makers and editors. As well as student produced short films, we will be presenting our whole school feature ‘Megabite’. Set at fictional ‘Bolga High School’, this horror/comedy sees a group of unlikely heroes ban together to defy the odds and overcome a strange virus spreading through their school. Written, produced and directed by teachers and students from TSC, this comedy of errors, and perhaps a few jump scares, is set to entertain our audience in Week 9 of Term 3.