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Point Cook College

No 14, September 2015

Point Cook College, 18-50 Ponsford Drive Point Cook,
Melbourne, Australia 3030. Tel: 03 83487100

Principal News

From The Principal's Desk

There have been many events happening in the past few weeks with more to come before the end of term. Keep your eyes on the website over the last few weeks of term for detailed reports and photos. In the interim I would like to offer a huge congratulations and thank you to all those involved in the Year 6 Cabaret last Thursday night. The event was a tremendous success and one of the highlights of the year to date.

Assistant Principal News P-4

My Newsletter article will cover the following:

  • Fathers Day
  • Prep News
  • Year 1 & Year 2 News
  • Year 3 & Year 4 News

  • Marg Holness

    Assistant Principal News 5-9

    Spring is finally here! After a long, cold winter the sunshine will start returning and we can't wait. We have lots to keep us busy though - we will celebrate with a College Disco next week, we have teams out competing at Sports events and we continue to complete outstanding learning. While we wait for it to warm up, we have NAPLAN results to look at, camps to plan for and Parent Teacher interviews to attend.

    Bern Cronin


Important Dates - September

  • 6th - 15th Bali Tour
  • 7th Prep Responsible Pet Ownership Incursion
  • 10th School Disco
  • 11th Parent's Group 2-3pm
  • 17th 7-9 Parent Teacher Interviews
  • 17th Secondary Regional Athletics Carnival
  • 18th Footy Colours Day
  • 18th Last Day of Term
  • 2nd - 3rd Fathers Day Stall
  • 2nd Yr 3 Excursion Werribee Zoo
  • 3rd Yr 6 Cabaret Show
  • 6th - 15th Yr 8 & 9 Bali Tour

Important Dates - October

  • 5th Term 4 Begins
  • 9th Cybersafety & Wellbeing Day
  • 14 - 16th Yr 7 Camp

1:1 iPad Information Sessions

Thank you to all the Parents who have attended our 1:1 iPad information sessions. We were impressed with the support from our community with this initiative. We will be having more 1:1 iPad information sessions for Parents next term. They will be advertised through the newsletter and social media. Click on the read more button to read the information booklet provided at our information sessions

Beach Party - Disco

Our Beach Party Disco for students in years Prep - Six is this Thursday 10th of September. The theme this year is "Beach Party". The disco team are trying to keep it rather low key so please don't feel any pressure when it comes to choosing a costume. Items such as a hawaiian shirt, board shorts, grass skirt, flower lays, zinc cream, sunglasses, rash vest, etc are some examples. Please note that Prep and year 1 students wear their uniform to school and they can bring accessories for the disco if they choose. Please Note No BATHERS!!!

PCC Social Media

Are you following us on Facebook or Twitter? If you havent already noticed we are really ramping up our presence on socal media. We have over 300 likes on our Facebook Page so far. Why wait for a fortnightly newsletter when you can get it on our blogs and social media as it happens.

School Banking

Commonwealth Bank School Banking Update – Please Read Concerns have been raised regarding the ‘Cosmic Light Beam Torch’ reward item due to the inclusion of four button batteries that can be accessed by unscrewing the back of the torch. Whilst this reward has been independently tested and deemed to meet relevant product standards the Commonwealth Bank have made the decision to proactively withdraw this item from the School Banking Rewards Program. Parents/Guardians are requested to dispose of any ‘Cosmic Light Beam Torches’ their child may have already received as part of the Rewards Program. Students who have previously received a ‘Cosmic Light Beam Torch’ are welcome to redeem an alternative reward item.    

Sonia Falcone - Office Administration

Woolworths Earn & Learn

Well done, everyone! As of Wednesday we now have 38 040 points. Keep them coming in and let's see how many we can get! If they don't offer them to you, please ask for them. Remember they must be on the correct Woolworths Earn and Learn sheets. We have plenty of these in the library in case you are unable to print one off. Please put your name and the college name on them in the sapce provided. Just a reminder to only put the stickers in the boxes on the forms. That's 60 per sheet. If you put more on the edges they can't be counted! The promotion finishes on Tuesday the 8th of September.

Don't forget their is double points up for grabs this weekend.

Sonja Faust - Library Technician

Fundraising News

Thank you to all the families who have supported our Chocolate Drive this year. The money is now due so if all money and un sold chocolate could be handed into the office at your soonest convenience it would be much appreaciated as we want to have the account settled by the end of term.

The Father's Day Stall and raffle has been a huge success, thank you for your continued support and a very special thanks to the parents and year 8 students who helped out selling all the merchadise to the very excited students.

Friday September 18th - Last day of term is Footy Colours Day. Students are encouraged to wear their favorite team colors and bring a gold coin donation. It will also be Subway day!

Gina O'Keefe

Cybersafety Day - CHANGE OF DATE

Please note that our whole school Cybersafety and Wellbeing Day has been rescheduled for Friday 9th October. As previously advised this will be a first for the College and will become an annual event on our Calendar! On the day students will be working on a range of activities based on and around online safety and being digital citizens. We will also be announcing our Cyber Mascot to the college!

Robyn Fincher

YEAR 5-9 Interim Reports and Parent-Teacher Interviews

Interviews for parents of students in Years 5-9 ONLY will be conducted on Thursday 17th September from 3.10-7.00pm. Interim Reports and the interview booking system will be accessible via the Parent Portal on Monday 7th September ( after 4pm). You will need to use your family log on details to access the portal. It is expected that all students will attend and participate in the parent teacher interviews.

Please note that Year 5A interviews will take place on Thursday 10th September as Mr Andrews will be on leave in the last week of term.

Robyn Fincher

Parents Cooking Class

Last Friday 28th August, we learnt how to make Bulgogi, which is a Korean beef stir fry. Thank you to one of our parents, Mijeong Kim, for teaching us. We had more people join us this time, which was great! The stir fry was delicious. Thank you Mijeong!

The group will meet again on Friday 11th September from 2-3pm. We will be supporting the homeroom teachers by laminating and cutting up resources for them to use with their students. Afternoon tea will be provided. Please meet at the office. Everyone is welcome including younger children.

This will be the final meeting for this term. Thank you to everyone who has joined us so far. If you have any suggestions for topics that you would like included next term please let me know.

Rebecca Thornton


The PCCTV team have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you the next Episode PCCTV. A huge thank you to Zac Fruend, Adam Coustley, Isaac Orchard, James Todd, Harshanti Reddy & Lilli Anstee for putting together this episode. It is now available for you to watch on iTunes, You Tube & Vimeo. Click on the read more button to watch it.

David Williams - ICT Coordinator

5-9 News & Events

Middle Years Mural

A number of students from year 7, 8 and 9 took part in a project with Mr. Evans to create a mural for their own learning space. Over a number of weeks the students showcased their artistic skills and creativity by contributing to a large canvas painting that demonstrates the learning that happens in the senior years at Point Cook College. The project saw students sacrifice their time and show great leadership to create and finish the task.

Middle Years Bali Tour

How exciting! We are about to take off on our second Bali tour. We leave on Sunday 6th September for a 10 day tour. During this trip we will be meeting up with students from our partnership school in Singaraja, visiting the hot springs, Dolphin watching, riding bikes down the side of a volcano, attending cooking lessons, riding elephants, visiting a primary school, camping at the green School and much more. This year we have 12 year 8-9 students travelling with us and we look forward to many stories and adventures.

You can keep up with all the action on Twitter by following #pccbali2015 - we have already tweeted our first photo from our pre-tour luncheon at Nyonya House restaurant in Sanctuary Lakes. We will be posting photos and narrative throughout the trip on our website page.

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