Important Dates - October
- 23rd - Year 9 EAL Point Cook Senior School Tour
- 23rd - Year 4 Pollywoodside Excursion
- 24th - Second Hand Uniform Sale
- 24th - College Tour 9:15-10:15am
- 24th-25th - Kids teaching Kids Conference (Enviro Leaders)
- 25th - Year 4 Pollywoodside Excursion
- 25th - Pathways Showcase
- 25th - Year 9 information night: Pathways 6:30pm
- 25th - College Council 6-7pm
- 27th - Prep 2018 Transition
- 30th October-1st November - Year 5/6 Camp Crimson - Anglesea
- 31st - Year 7 Market excursion
- 31st - Year 7 & 8 Girls Western Metro Hockey Finals
- 31st - Year 9 Forensic Excursion
Important Dates - November
- 1st - Year 7 Girls Western Metro Table Tennis Finals
- 1st - Parent Forums Strategic Plan
- 3rd - Year 9 Textile/Costume students excursion
- 6th - Curriculum Day - no students required
- 7th - Melbourne Cup public holiday
- 17th - PCC Twilight Market
Second Hand Uniform Sale
Our next uniform sale will be held on Tuesday the 24th of October, from 8:15am - 9 am and then 2:30- 3:15 pm. The sale will be held in a portable near the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden. You could enter through the pedestrian gate on Tom Roberts Parade near the 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 $1 each. We don't have all items of the uniform available in all sizes as it depends on the donations that we receive. If you have any items of uniform, (with no holes please) that you no longer need and would like to donate to our sale, please drop them off at the office. All of the money raised will assist families in need with their uniforms.
Extra Curricular Activities Calendar
Click on this link to download the PCC Extra Curricular Activities Calendar. It can also be found on the PCC website under Our College - College Policies and Accountabilities
Please Note - This calendar is a live document and changes every two weeks, events get added and events get taken off. Costs are approximates.
Engagement and Wellbeing
Please click read more to find out about PCC Engagement and Wellbeing information and events including:
- Student Safety – Bike helmets
- Student Safety – YMCA access
- Hats are now uniform…
- And speaking of the weather…
- Socks – do they really matter…
- Infectious Diseases – please read
- Dental Check Ups
- ACD Membership
- Saver Plus Program
- Rollercoaster Grief Support Program
Woolworths Earn and Learn
Congratulations to all! We managed to collect 631 sheets of stickers. That equates to 37,860 points. These points will be used to select resources for our school. Thanks to everyone who contributed.
P-6 News and Events
P-6 Newsletters/Learning Snapshots
Please click on the links below to download the Term 4 P-6 Learning Snapshots:
Year 4 in the Makerspace
Year 4s all spent some time in the Makerspace exploring how they could use 3D Pens, Bloxels, Little Bits and Makerdo materials. These were used to enhance characters developex in our Science inquiry.
7-9 News and Events
7-9 Learning Snapshots
Please click on the links below to download the Term 4 7-9 Learning Snapshots:
The Point Cook P-9 College Writing competition
Do you have a great idea for a story? Have you dreamt of getting your ideas out there? Do you love writing? Then this could be for you!
Point Cook P-9 College is pleased to hold our first whole school writing competition. For more information and to download the entry form please click here or visit our College Blog here to read more. The competition guidelines are available here.
Every child has a story and every story is worth telling!
Write Away Organising Team
Please click read more to find out more about:
- Twilight Market
- Stockland Point Cook Shop for Schools Promotion
- Parents and Friends Association (PFA)
- Cooking Classes for PCC Parents
- Roadworks on Boardwalk Boulevard
EAL & Community Partnerships Leader
Indonesian - KASTI excursion 2017
Some selected students from Years 5/6s are going to Springside College to practise their Indonesian and play KASTI match on Thursday 19 October 2017. Point Cook P-9 College and Springside College have run this HOME and AWAY Kasti match since 2015 and since then it has attracted more and more interest from students from both schools.
There are two great Nation wide Biodiversity audits happening across the country in the next month which families can participate in. Links to the apps which can be downloaded for free to participate are on the below websites
The great Aussie Bird Count 23rd-29th of October - https://aussiebirdcount.org.au
National Frog Census (all through October) - https://www.melbournewater.com.au
Melbourne Water Kids Teaching Kids Conference
This year is the first year Point Cook College is participating in the two day Melbourne Water Kids teaching Kids conference. The following Senior Environment Leaders will be running a workshop on the effects of micro plastics on the marine environment. The conference will be taking place at Melbourne University and Collingwood Chilldrens farm.
Good Luck to the following Senior Environment Leaders:
- Alannah Rechichi
- Ava Howard
- Nicholas Brealey
- Ella Pettigrove
- Jemma Tapp
- Jazmiin Devereux
- Taimur Dar
Garden preparation and seed sowing
The warmer weather is now upon us, as we have experienced over these last couple of days. So it is the perfect time to start preparing those veggie beds for your summer crops. Traditionally you don’t plant out your tomatoes until Cup Weekend when the soil is nice and warm. So in the meantime pull out all the old crops and add your compost and manure into the veggie beds so they are ready when the time comes to plant them out.
You can start growing your seeds now. This is great to do with the kids. If it is your first time try jiffy pots, they expand when water is added, then place a seed in the middle of pot. They hold the moisture helping the seed to germinate. Otherwise you can use some seed raising mix in old egg containers or punnets if you have them. Try not to sow too many seeds in each space, 2 per hole is plenty in the egg carton. Place them in a warm spot like a window sill and remember to water them as seeds need moisture to germinate. These should then to ready to plant out into the garden when Cup Weekend comes around.
Design Our Produce Label
Thanks to those who submitted designs for the College Produce Label, they were of a high standard. I would like to announce that a design has been chosen to be used on our produce in consultation with Mr Vetere. This will be displayed on the produce at the Twilight Market. The winner is Heer Patel, well done Heer!