Materials Levy

2009-02-27 — posted by at 01:11

A reminder that Materials Levies are due on Tuesday for 1st years and Wednesday for 2nd years. Come down to the office to fill out a form and make your payment on the relevant day.

If you are paying by credit card come to the office today (Fri) and take a credit card payment form home so that the card holder can sign the form and you can return it on Tuesday.

If you are paying by cheque or money order please make the payment out to HAWTHORN SECONDARY COLLEGE – very important. For any cheques please get the account holder to put their name and contact phone number on the back of the cheque.

Please note that there are no eftpos facilities and we can only accept credit card (as mentioned forms have to be signed by the card holder), cheque, money order or cash only.



Car Parking

2009-02-27 — posted by at 00:57

Just a reminder about where we are allowed to park downstairs on the basketball courts.

There’s a faint double yellow line on the middle basketball court. When looking at our building from the carpark we are only allowed to park on the left hand side of this double yellow line. This is to ensure that there is enough room for the Hawthorn students to play basketball at lunch time. Be warned: if you park on the right side of this line then you are risking damage to your car.

Also, we not allowed to park in the far right basketball court near the stairs in front of the gym (when looking at our building from the carpark) so please park on the left side of the double yellow line.

If you’re not sure I’ve put up maps around the place so check one out or come and see us in the office.




2009-02-10 — posted by at 21:44

If you still require a timetable. I have added an automatic link to the right that allows you to simply click, and, send an e-mail, all formatted ready to go.

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Behind the Scene – An Exhibition

2008-11-10 — posted by at 22:48

PIC Staff members Jane Miosge, Gabe Tongue, Christopher Day and Virginia Stobart having a group show along with John Cipolla and Brenda Young which opens tomorrow night, Wednesday the 12th November from 6.30-8.30pm

It’s at Victoria Park Gallery, 250 Johnston St Abbotsford (right near Hoddle St). If you can’t make the opening be sure to check it out another time as it runs until Saturday 29th November. Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 12-5pm



2008-10-05 — posted by at 22:49

Toning Catch Up Class – Tuesday 7th 11Am – Processing Room

Retouching & Digital Makeup Workshop – Thursday 16TH October 4 – 6 PM East Wing– One week intensive workshop that will cover how to cover blemishes, correct imperfections, smooth skin and create realistic digital make up in Photoshop to achieve that “cover model” look. A medium level of Photoshop skill required. Bring a studio portrait or portrait for your own for practice and workshop evaluation.


Equipment Stuff

2008-09-16 — posted by at 05:51

There’s heaps of outstanding equipment and books that are out. Please return all items by Thursday morning latest. Thanks.

Also, equipment issuing for the holidays will be happening this Friday at 1pm. When you arrive at school on Fri morning come by the office and grab your numbered ticket. Remember, first in best dressed!!

Also, we’ve done some booking sheets for still digital cameras and video cameras for the holidays. If you need one for the holidays make sure that you book it in so that you don’t miss out.


Ex-Student Exhibition

2008-09-04 — posted by at 03:39

MySpace.com - jess - 22 - Female - Melbourne, AU - www.myspace.com/67848423
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A former student of ours is having an exhibition at R.M.I.T’s gallery, First Site.

Jess Redlich’s ‘Square’ is at R.M.I.T’s gallery located at 344 Swanston st. City
1st to the 11th of October, the opening night is the 30th of September.

On an unrelated note, the site pic.org.au has been tweaked again, I’m still after panoramic shots, though, for the top of every page, any takers?


Some jobs

2008-08-26 — posted by at 06:00

GFP Studios

GFP Studios is a dynamic national photographic company. We are seeking a highly skilled portrait photographer to work in our Carlton and Clayton studio. This is a fast paced role with lots of variety so the successful applicant should be adaptable and be able to think on their feet.

The skills required to succeed in this role are:

  • Genuine commitment to providing excellent customer service.
  • The ability to photograph clients of all ages and be especially confident working with babies and young children.
  • Strong sales / communication skills both over the phone and in person (no cold calling or appointment selling involved)

This is a casual position of approx 2-3 days per week, this position does include weekend work.

Please send applications complete with examples of recent photographic work to Aliki Polizos at carlton@gfp.com.au
only successful applicants will be contacted and offered interview times.

Starshots Studios

Starshots is seeking expressions of interest from experienced portrait photographers interested in joining the creative team working across the Southland, Fountain Gate and Highpoint Studios in Melbourne.

If you thrive in a dynamic and exciting work environment and love creating work which sets a new standard in excellence then these positions will provide no end of opportunity to let your creative talents shine.

You must be willing to be trained in Starshots unique approach to modern studio portraiture and thrive in a hectic environment working alongside make-up artists and viewing consultants. The success of our business rests on the experience we create for each of our clients and for this reason excellent personal presentation, strong communication skills and a “can do” approach is essential! You must be able to work under pressure while providing clients with the highest level of customer service.

You should be proficient with digital studio technology, be competent in all aspects of photoshop and above all have a passion for studio portraiture. Previous studio portraiture experience and/or tertiary qualifications will be essential.

These positions entail significant weekend and some evening shifts. A motor vehicle and driver’s license is essential.

Vision Portraits

Vision Portraits is a well established family portrait fundraising company operating in schools, kinders and child care centres throughout Vic and NSW.

An opportunity has arisen in Vic for a self motivated and organised person to join our growing team of photographers.

You will be responsible for travelling to organisations around Vic. to photograph families and then return to sell additional portraits. Our office admin team is on hand to provide support, all training and equipment.

To be successful for this position you must:

  • be well organized
  • be self motivated
  • be experienced in customer service
  • enjoy interacting with children & families
  • have your own car & license
  • enjoy travelling around Vic.
  • be punctual
  • have basic computer knowledge
  • be able to work autonomously
  • be available to work weekdays and weekends from March – December.

Photography and sales experience preferred but not essential. We pay hourly rates, commissions and allowances. Applications by e-mail only.


PIC Student No Parking Zones

2008-08-08 — posted by at 06:01

We’ve been asked to ensure that we all leave space for HSC students to play basketball on their courts and park in the designated PIC student car parking areas.

It seems that everyone wants to park closer to the stairs near the HSC gym to save themselves walking an extra 20m and as a result that whole section has been filled with students’ cars. We’re not allowed to park there.

We’re also not allowed to park in the middle section to the left side of a yellow line (when viewing from pic building) next to the basketball rings. This area is also designated as a HSC basketball court area. We are allowed to park to the right of the yellow line though and also in the far right section towards the cliff area.

Sounds confusing hey? It’s kind of hard to explain in text so I’ve made up some maps and stuck them up all over the place so check them out. If you’re still not sure, just come and ask.

Thanks everyone;

I’ve added a rough map to help.

burgess st east hawthorn - Google Maps
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