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Point Cook College

No 3, February 2017

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

Principal News

From The Principal's Desk

2017 College Council

I recently sent out correspondence informing the College Community of the establishment of the 2017 College Council. As indicated we had 5 parent vacancies and 0 Department of Education vacancies. As we received 5 parent nominations there was no need to conduct a ballot. I was pleased with the number of families who participated in the process and am delighted to announce the 2017 College Council as:

  • Frank Vetere - DET Member College Principal
  • Margaret Holness - DET Member
  • Kylee Brealey - Parent member
  • Stuart McCormick - Parent member
  • Lisa Karastamatis - Parent member 1 year remaining
  • Kylie Jeffrey - Parent member
  • Fraser Wright - Parent member
  • Monia Choudhary - Parent member
  • Naomi Perisano - Parent member

I look forward to working with the new College Council to ensure the provision of high level education for all students at Point Cook College. Office bearers will be elected at the first council meeting in March.

Accurate Contact Information, Student Access Restrictions & Court Orders

Unfortunately there are times when we attempt to call parents and guardians using contact numbers provided only to find that they are no longer correct. This places us and your children at potential risk. Please ensure your contact details are up-to-date. The Parent Portal on Compass, allows you to check and change your details. Please do so ASAP. Furthermore, parents are reminded that the College can only enforce Court Orders and/or Access Restrictions if your documentation is current and has been provided to the College. If you have updated information that you have not provided please do so at the office as soon as possible. If you have any concerns please contact Robyn Fincher.

Riding to School

If your child is riding a bike or scooter and wearing a helmet, please ensure the helmet secure and fitted correctly. I am glad to see so many students riding and wearing helmets however many times helmets aren’t being worn correctly which means they won’t necessarily help in the event of an accident.

In this edition of the newsletter we meet our Assistant Principals in the People of Point Cook segment.

Have a great fortnight!

Frank Vetere

College Principal

Administration

Important Dates - March

  • 1st - Year 9 Summer Sport
  • 3rd - Cooking Class for Parents 1.30pm-3pm
  • 8th - Secondary Divisional Swimming Carnival
  • 15th - Whole School Crazy Hair Day
  • 15th - Forum: 21st Century Learning 6.30pm-7.30pm
  • 16th - Primary Divisional Swim Carnival
  • 17th - Active Travel Launch & Walk/Ride to School Day
  • 17th - Year 8 Summer Sport
  • 17th - Cooking Class for Parents 1.30pm-3pm

CSEF Information

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Please view the flyer for the CSEF Information here or click read more to go to the College Blog.

Janette Carey

 

School Banking

School Banking has commenced for 2017. Please note that Tuesdays are school banking days.

Sonia Falcone

Pre-loved Uniform Sale

We will now be holding our pre-loved uniform sale on the first Tuesday of each month. Our next sale will be held on Tuesday the 7th of March from 8.15am-9.15am and from 2.45pm-3.15pm. The sale will be held in the Kitchen Portable near the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden. Please note that we can only take cash payments. Items are mostly $5-$10 each. We will also have a number of worn items for $2 each.

We don't have all items of the uniform in all sizes as it depends on the donations that we receive. We are low on senior uniforms at the moment. If you have any items of uniform that are in good condition that you no longer need an please think about donating them to us. You can drop them off at the office. All of the money raised will assist families in need with their uniforms.

Sandy Thornton

5-9 News & Events

Big Boxes Wanted

As part of the 5/6 Explore unit our students will be constructing items (it’s a secret) out of cardboard. We require your help. If you have any large boxes that you could donate to the school could you please send them to the 5/6 learning area.

Please note: We are seeking large boxes, not small cereal boxes.

Thank you in advance.

Daniel Dobber

Making a Bad Day Better in Year 7

As part of the whole school inquiry into "Making a Bad Day Better" students in year 7 investigated what would be a terrible day at school.

John Scally

Community News

Cooking Classes for Parents

At our next free cooking class for parents, we will learn how to make some lunchbox treats. Click the read more button below for more information.

Family Cultural Celebrations

PCC is a multicultural community and we like to celebrate our diversity. Follow the read more link located below to find out more about how you can share the significant cultural days that your family celebrate with the PCC community.

 

Save the Date!

We will be launching our Active Travel Program on Friday the 17th of March which is also Walk & Ride2School Day. Please click read more below to find out how you can be involved!

 

 

 

Subway Lunches Are Back!

Our first Subway lunch for the year will be held on Friday the 24th of March. Please click read more for more information.

 

PCC students taking part in the Leukaemia Foundation World’s Greatest Shave

Jazmiin from Year 8 and Callum from Year 9 will be taking part in the World’s Greatest Shave in March.

Please click read more to find out about the Crazy Hair Day we are holding to support them.

 

Rebecca Thornton

EAL & Community Partnerships Leader

rebeccathornton@pcc.vic.edu.au

People of PCC

Assistant Principals

This week we would like to introduce you to our Assistant Principals. Their role is to lead and manage a variety of programs across the College. Please follow the link to read more about them and some of the exciting things that are planned for this year.

Rebecca Thornton

EAL & Community Partnerships Leader

eLearning News

1:1 iPad Program

We now have well over 1000 connected devices at the College and students from years 3- 9 are bringing their own iPads to participate in exciting technology rich learning activities. Teachers plan for the effective use of the devices in their classroom and the iPads have become an increasingly necessary tool for students. The College is committed to providing equity of access to technology for all students but we cannot guarantee that an iPad is available and alternative devices will be used. If at all possible we encourage students to bring an iPad to PCC.

We will be running iPad sessions for parents who would like to know more about the use of this technology. The sessions will be held on March 23. One session will be held in the morning from 8:50am-9:50am and the afternoon session will run from 2pm-3pm go to the following link to register: https://goo.gl/forms/9Qrz7Y5trCHCCpzv1

21st Century Learning - Parent Forum

We are running a parent forum this term to showcase some of the new learnings in technology our students are excited about. We will be highlighting the use of coding, the new digital technologies curriculum and the future direction of ICT at the College. Parents will have the opportunity to visit our Maker Space and try out some of the explorations children are involved in.

The forum will be held on Wednesday March 15 from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Please go to the following link to register https://goo.gl/forms/jCtadh4WzhkQgCND2

Daryl English

Sports News

School Sport Victoria State Team Nominations

Students who are interested in applying for this years 2017 School Sport Victoria State Team tryouts please follow the link below or see one of your PE teachers. Nominations need to be handed in to a PE staff member as there are limited number of spots available for each sport. Please see a PE staff member for more information.

http://www.ssv.vic.edu.au/team-vic

Tim Brennan

Indonesian News

Prep-Year 2 Learning Overviews Semester 1

Please click read more to view the Indonesian Learning Overviews for Prep, Year 1 and Year 2. If you need to contact me, please email me at ibuanne@gmail.com

Ibu Anne (MacKelvie)

Sustainability News

Clean Up Australia Day Information

Please click the read more button to find out about the upcoming Clean Up Australia Day events at the College and in the local community.



PCC Student Environment Leaders

Congratulations to all PCC 5/6 Mag Green Gang and Senior Environmental Leaders Members for 2017. Please click the read more button to find out more.

Robyn Cairns

Musical News

SEUSSICAL JR NEWSl

A massive congratulations to all the students that auditioned for our first school musical!!

Casting is now complete and rehearsals have begun.

Please put these performance dates in your diaries: August 31st and September 1st 2017. Come along and support the talented students of PCC as they take you on a journey through the wacky and wonderful world of Dr Seuss!

Loretta Cachia and the Seussical Team

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